Health and Nutrition of River Falls, WI Residents

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Fifty one percent of River Falls residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of five meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat five frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 51.2%
  • County 48.3%
  • State 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • River Falls 20.3
  • Pierce County 21.5
  • State 21.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.8
  • Pierce County 3.8
  • State 3.5

Meals from fast food or pizza place (#/week)

  • Here 2.1
  • Pierce County 2.0
  • Wisconsin 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.3
  • Pierce County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • River Falls 4.5
  • Pierce County 4.1
  • State 3.8

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

The average River Falls resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Thirteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). River Falls residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 55 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 26 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • River Falls 1.5
  • Pierce County 2.0
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 17.8%
  • State 16.8%

People with gum disease (%)

  • River Falls 19.5%
  • County 22.1%
  • State 22.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 55.4%
  • County 45.2%
  • Wisconsin 45.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.2
  • Pierce County 2.8
  • Wisconsin 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • River Falls 2.5
  • Pierce County 2.6
  • Wisconsin 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Here 26.0
  • Pierce County 23.2
  • State 22.3

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

The average height of River Falls residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty two percent of people living here are obese. Forty one percent have ever been obese. Forty percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • River Falls 67.3
  • County 67.2
  • Wisconsin 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 176.5
  • County 182.2
  • Wisconsin 180.7

Average BMI

  • Here 27.6
  • County 28.8
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 31.9%
  • Pierce County 38.2%
  • Wisconsin 37.3%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • River Falls 41.1%
  • Pierce County 50.1%
  • Wisconsin 49.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • River Falls 39.6%
  • County 36.6%
  • Wisconsin 34.4%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Sixty two percent of River Falls residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Nineteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Ten percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 61.6%
  • County 65.8%
  • State 65.4%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 20.1%
  • Pierce County 26.4%
  • Wisconsin 25.3%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • River Falls 19.0%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 22.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • River Falls 2.2%
  • Pierce County 3.3%
  • State 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 9.8%
  • County 15.0%
  • Wisconsin 14.3%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Five percent of people living in River Falls have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty three percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Two percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • River Falls 5.3%
  • Pierce County 9.0%
  • Wisconsin 9.9%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 42.9%
  • Pierce County 44.7%
  • State 46.3%

People taking insulin (%)

  • River Falls 2.2%
  • Pierce County 3.0%
  • Wisconsin 3.1%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

River Falls residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate one time at night (from time they go to bed at night until the time they get up in the morning).

Summary

Avg. # of times urinating at night

  • Here 0.8
  • Pierce County 1.0
  • Wisconsin 1.1

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Eleven percent of River Falls residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Four percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nineteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty three percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • Pierce County 11.8%
  • Wisconsin 11.8%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.8%
  • Wisconsin 5.7%

People 40+ that ever had wisdom teeth removed (%)

  • River Falls 71.7%
  • Pierce County 71.3%
  • Wisconsin 69.3%

People 40+ that ever had tonsils teeth removed (%)

  • Here 33.2%
  • Pierce County 31.8%
  • Wisconsin 30.0%

People 40+ that ever had a loss of consciousness because of a head injury (%)

  • Here 19.3%
  • Pierce County 18.5%
  • Wisconsin 17.0%

People 40+ that ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • Pierce County 23.9%
  • Wisconsin 23.2%

People 40+ that ever had two or more sinus infections (%)

  • River Falls 46.7%
  • Pierce County 46.7%
  • Wisconsin 42.7%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Seventy eight percent of people living in River Falls are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 77.9%
  • County 72.8%
  • State 73.9%

Thirteen percent of people living in River Falls have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty one percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty one percent of people in River Falls frequently check their blood cholesterol. Ten percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Pierce County 19.7%
  • State 22.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • River Falls 20.8%
  • County 23.3%
  • Wisconsin 25.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • River Falls 30.5%
  • Pierce County 36.8%
  • Wisconsin 41.4%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • County 16.8%
  • Wisconsin 19.4%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Forty eight percent of people living in River Falls use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • River Falls 48.2%
  • County 37.9%
  • State 35.3%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Twenty four percent of River Falls residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty three percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty four percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty five percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Three percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • River Falls 23.9%
  • Pierce County 26.1%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 28.4%
  • Wisconsin 27.7%

People who have trouble sleeping or sleeping too much (%)

  • Here 43.8%
  • County 44.1%
  • State 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • River Falls 55.0%
  • Pierce County 53.9%
  • Wisconsin 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • River Falls 25.1%
  • County 29.4%
  • State 28.0%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • River Falls 21.8%
  • Pierce County 22.9%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • River Falls 20.3%
  • Pierce County 20.9%
  • Wisconsin 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 14.0%
  • State 14.2%

People having thoughts they would be better off dead (%)

  • River Falls 3.1%
  • County 4.3%
  • Wisconsin 4.5%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

River Falls residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • River Falls 1.7
  • County 2.0
  • Wisconsin 2.2

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Eighty five percent of people living in River Falls have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.5 days per month on average. They have 5.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 22 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 84.8%
  • County 80.5%
  • State 80.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • Pierce County 11.2%
  • State 10.5%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • River Falls 5.5
  • Pierce County 5.0
  • Wisconsin 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • River Falls 5.3
  • County 5.9
  • Wisconsin 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • River Falls 22.3
  • County 25.8
  • Wisconsin 24.7

Ninety three percent of River Falls residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety one percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty six percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in River Falls have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety two percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in River Falls were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 23 women. He has vaginal sex with 17 women. People living here were on average 20 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.2 men on average. They have had 0.7 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in River Falls were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in River Falls has vaginal or anal sex 63 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in River Falls 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

People 18+ that ever had sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) (%)

  • Here 92.6%
  • County 96.7%
  • State 97.3%

Males 18+ that ever had vaginal sex with a woman (%)

  • Here 90.5%
  • County 93.6%
  • State 94.5%

Males 18+ that ever performed oral sex on a woman (%)

  • Here 87.0%
  • Pierce County 89.0%
  • State 87.7%

Males 18+ that ever had anal sex with a woman (%)

  • River Falls 46.5%
  • County 50.0%
  • State 49.9%

Males 18+ that ever had any sex with a man (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • Pierce County 5.9%
  • Wisconsin 5.8%

Females 18+ that ever had vaginal sex with a man (%)

  • River Falls 91.6%
  • Pierce County 97.4%
  • State 97.5%

Females 18+ that ever performed oral sex on a man (%)

  • River Falls 87.3%
  • Pierce County 89.0%
  • Wisconsin 86.5%

Females 18+ that ever had anal sex with a man (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • County 41.5%
  • Wisconsin 40.1%

Females 18+ that ever had any kind of sex with a woman (%)

  • River Falls 8.4%
  • County 12.4%
  • State 11.8%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.0
  • County 16.6
  • State 16.6

Average number of female sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • River Falls 22.6
  • County 26.6
  • State 27.0

Average number of female vaginal sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 17.0
  • County 20.7
  • Wisconsin 21.7

Average age people first performed oral sex on a woman (18+)

  • River Falls 20.4
  • County 20.6
  • State 21.2

Average number of woman performed oral sex on in lifetime (18+)

  • Here 4.9
  • Pierce County 6.0
  • Wisconsin 5.6

Average number of male sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 1.2
  • County 2.0
  • State 3.0

Average number of male anal sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 0.7
  • Pierce County 1.2
  • State 1.8

Average age people first performed oral sex on a man (18+)

  • River Falls 17.9
  • Pierce County 18.8
  • State 20.0

Average number of male oral sex partners in lifetime (18+)

  • Here 3.4
  • Pierce County 4.9
  • Wisconsin 5.6

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • Pierce County 8.4%
  • State 8.3%

Average number of times people have vaginal or anal sex a year

  • River Falls 63.4
  • County 67.7
  • State 64.0

People having sex without condom (%)

  • River Falls 53.0%
  • Pierce County 59.1%
  • Wisconsin 56.0%

Average number of male sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Here 8.8
  • Pierce County 12.3
  • State 11.5

Average number of male vaginal sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • River Falls 8.1
  • County 11.4
  • Wisconsin 10.2

Average number of female sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Here 0.3
  • County 0.5
  • Wisconsin 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • River Falls 87.9%
  • County 86.9%
  • State 82.9%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Nine percent of households in River Falls use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Four percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Pierce County 9.6%
  • Wisconsin 9.9%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • River Falls 3.6%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.4%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

River Falls residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Twenty eight percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 7.0
  • Pierce County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 28.0%
  • Pierce County 34.3%
  • Wisconsin 32.3%

Forty four percent of River Falls residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • River Falls 44.0%
  • Pierce County 56.5%
  • Wisconsin 53.3%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Twenty seven percent of River Falls residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty five percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty five percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirty two percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Fifty five percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about two hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.6 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • River Falls 27.0%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 23.1%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 45.5%
  • County 43.9%
  • State 38.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • River Falls 34.6%
  • Pierce County 30.0%
  • Wisconsin 29.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 32.1%
  • Pierce County 20.2%
  • Wisconsin 18.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • River Falls 54.6%
  • County 44.2%
  • Wisconsin 41.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.4
  • County 6.0
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.4
  • County 2.8
  • Wisconsin 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • River Falls 1.6
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.2

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Twelve percent of River Falls residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Two percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Five percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Twenty nine percent are overweight. Fourteen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Seven percent of people living in River Falls have ever received a blood transfusion. Eleven percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Seventeen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Seven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • River Falls 11.6%
  • County 11.4%
  • Wisconsin 10.9%

People with anemia (%)

  • River Falls 2.2%
  • County 2.6%
  • Wisconsin 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • River Falls 5.0%
  • Pierce County 4.2%
  • State 4.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 29.0%
  • Pierce County 34.1%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • County 19.5%
  • State 20.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • River Falls 6.7%
  • Pierce County 10.1%
  • Wisconsin 11.7%

People having trouble seeing even with glass/contacts (%)

  • River Falls 11.4%
  • County 17.8%
  • State 19.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • River Falls 16.7%
  • Pierce County 24.3%
  • State 26.6%

People with gout (%)

  • River Falls 2.6%
  • County 3.5%
  • Wisconsin 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • Pierce County 3.1%
  • Wisconsin 3.7%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • Pierce County 2.7%
  • State 3.3%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 2.1%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • County 3.3%
  • Wisconsin 4.0%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Pierce County 3.2%
  • Wisconsin 4.0%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • River Falls 7.3%
  • County 7.5%
  • State 7.7%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Pierce County 3.8%
  • State 4.0%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • River Falls 1.6%
  • Pierce County 2.8%
  • Wisconsin 3.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • Pierce County 8.3%
  • State 9.1%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Fifty five percent of births in River Falls were vaginal deliveries. Forty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Forty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirteen percent of women in River Falls have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twenty three percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fifteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fourteen percent have ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, including any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch and injections, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • River Falls 55.0%
  • County 64.7%
  • Wisconsin 65.2%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • River Falls 45.0%
  • County 35.3%
  • State 34.8%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.6%
  • County 99.5%
  • Wisconsin 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • River Falls 46.1%
  • Pierce County 61.8%
  • Wisconsin 60.3%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • River Falls 65.8%
  • County 54.2%
  • State 54.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • River Falls 12.6%
  • Pierce County 20.6%
  • Wisconsin 22.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • River Falls 7.5%
  • Pierce County 11.0%
  • State 12.3%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • River Falls 83.6%
  • Pierce County 77.4%
  • State 75.3%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • River Falls 22.6%
  • Pierce County 10.9%
  • State 8.4%

Women that have ever used Depo-Provera or injectables (%)

  • River Falls 15.0%
  • Pierce County 17.8%
  • Wisconsin 16.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • River Falls 13.6%
  • County 17.1%
  • State 18.9%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People living in River Falls report their general health condition on average at 63 percent. Ten percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of River Falls residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in River Falls are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 62.5%
  • Pierce County 56.2%
  • Wisconsin 55.5%

Blood donors (%)

  • River Falls 9.6%
  • County 5.5%
  • State 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 38.1%
  • County 38.4%
  • Wisconsin 39.0%

Left-handed people (%)

  • River Falls 8.7%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 8.6%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People in River Falls spend $324 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 19 percent of their income. The average family in River Falls spends $77 on food at other stores monthly. This is six percent of their income. They spend $169 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is 12 percent of their income. They also spend $27 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $324
  • Pierce County $349
  • Wisconsin $359

Income spent on food at supermarket/grocery store (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • Pierce County 23.3%
  • Wisconsin 24.2%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $77
  • Pierce County $73
  • Wisconsin $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • River Falls 5.5%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • River Falls $169
  • Pierce County $139
  • State $136

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • Pierce County 8.5%
  • Wisconsin 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • River Falls $27
  • Pierce County $23
  • State $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • River Falls 2.1%
  • Pierce County 1.6%
  • Wisconsin 1.3%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People living in River Falls report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 percent. Eighty four percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fifteen percent of River Falls population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty eight percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Fifteen percent of people in River Falls had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • River Falls 82.8%
  • County 78.6%
  • Wisconsin 78.2%

People that can hear a whisper from across a quiet room (%)

  • Here 83.9%
  • Pierce County 76.6%
  • State 77.1%

People that can hear normal voice from across a quiet room (%)

  • River Falls 95.1%
  • Pierce County 94.3%
  • State 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • Pierce County 20.6%
  • Wisconsin 21.0%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 38.4%
  • Pierce County 46.9%
  • State 45.6%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • River Falls 15.0%
  • County 16.8%
  • State 16.3%

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Twenty three percent of River Falls residents 40 and older take a low-dose aspirin each day to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cancer.

Summary

Adults 40+ taking low-dose aspirin (%)

  • Here 23.0%
  • County 23.9%
  • Wisconsin 25.9%

Twelve percent of River Falls residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Eighteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Five percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Six percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Five percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • River Falls 11.6%
  • Pierce County 18.1%
  • State 19.3%

People limited in amount of work they can do (%)

  • River Falls 17.9%
  • County 24.4%
  • State 25.9%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • Pierce County 8.2%
  • State 9.5%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • County 9.4%
  • Wisconsin 10.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Pierce County 6.4%
  • State 8.0%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

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