Health and Nutrition of Riverhead, NY Residents

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Fifty percent of Riverhead residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 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 three 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 50.2%
  • County 49.2%
  • New York 49.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Riverhead 20.8
  • Suffolk County 21.0
  • State 20.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.5
  • Suffolk County 3.6
  • State 3.6

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • New York 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • New York 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Riverhead 3.2
  • Suffolk County 3.5
  • New York 3.3

The average Riverhead 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). Fourteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Riverhead residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 47 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Riverhead 2.0
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 14.2%
  • County 16.3%
  • New York 15.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Riverhead 20.0%
  • County 21.4%
  • New York 20.5%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Riverhead 47.2%
  • County 46.4%
  • State 47.0%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.8
  • Suffolk County 2.8
  • New York 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.0
  • Suffolk County 2.8
  • New York 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 22.2
  • Suffolk County 22.8
  • New York 23.2

The average height of Riverhead residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty three percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Riverhead 66.6
  • County 66.7
  • State 66.4

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 179.6
  • Suffolk County 179.6
  • New York 177.7

Average BMI

  • Here 28.7
  • County 28.7
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Riverhead 37.7%
  • Suffolk County 37.4%
  • New York 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Riverhead 49.5%
  • County 49.2%
  • State 48.0%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Riverhead 33.1%
  • County 35.3%
  • State 35.5%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 63.5%
  • County 63.5%
  • State 61.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 21.8%
  • County 24.4%
  • New York 22.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Riverhead 19.8%
  • County 22.2%
  • New York 20.1%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Riverhead 2.9%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 2.6%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Riverhead 10.4%
  • County 13.8%
  • New York 11.6%

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Riverhead 11.1%
  • Suffolk County 9.9%
  • New York 10.1%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Suffolk County 46.9%
  • State 47.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Riverhead 3.4%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 3.0%

Riverhead 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 1.2
  • Suffolk County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Eleven percent of Riverhead 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. Six percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty seven percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty eight percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fourteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • Suffolk County 11.5%
  • State 11.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 5.3%

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

  • Here 67.1%
  • County 68.0%
  • New York 65.6%

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

  • Here 27.6%
  • County 28.7%
  • New York 26.2%

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

  • Riverhead 14.3%
  • Suffolk County 16.2%
  • New York 14.5%

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

  • Here 19.8%
  • County 22.0%
  • New York 19.3%

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

  • Riverhead 38.0%
  • County 41.6%
  • State 37.7%

Seventy six percent of people living in Riverhead are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Riverhead 76.4%
  • Suffolk County 74.1%
  • New York 74.6%

Twenty seven percent of people living in Riverhead have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty six percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty seven percent of people in Riverhead frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty one 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 27.2%
  • Suffolk County 22.1%
  • New York 22.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Riverhead 26.5%
  • County 23.9%
  • State 23.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Riverhead 46.6%
  • Suffolk County 41.8%
  • State 42.3%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • Suffolk County 18.9%
  • New York 18.4%

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

Thirty two percent of people living in Riverhead use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Riverhead 31.5%
  • County 36.1%
  • New York 34.0%

Twenty six percent of Riverhead residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty one percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Eighteen 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. Four 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 (%)

  • Riverhead 25.9%
  • County 26.3%
  • New York 26.2%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 26.1%
  • Suffolk County 27.7%
  • State 27.0%

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

  • Riverhead 39.9%
  • Suffolk County 42.1%
  • New York 40.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Riverhead 50.3%
  • County 51.7%
  • New York 51.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • County 27.8%
  • New York 27.9%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • County 21.6%
  • New York 20.8%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.0%
  • Suffolk County 19.6%
  • State 19.1%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Riverhead 13.5%
  • County 14.0%
  • New York 14.1%

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

  • Here 4.4%
  • Suffolk County 4.6%
  • State 4.4%

Riverhead residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Riverhead 2.3
  • Suffolk County 2.1
  • New York 2.0

Seventy nine percent of people living in Riverhead have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.0 days per month on average. They have 5.4 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 78.8%
  • County 80.5%
  • New York 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Riverhead 10.7%
  • County 10.3%
  • New York 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Riverhead 5.0
  • Suffolk County 5.0
  • New York 4.7

Average drinks/week

  • Riverhead 5.4
  • County 5.7
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 21.6
  • Suffolk County 23.7
  • State 21.4

Ninety seven percent of Riverhead residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty seven percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Riverhead have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Riverhead 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 29 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 women. People living here were on average 22 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 2.6 men on average. They have had 1.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Riverhead were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Riverhead has vaginal or anal sex 53 times a year. Forty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Riverhead 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Riverhead 97.4%
  • County 97.4%
  • State 97.0%

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

  • Here 94.5%
  • County 94.5%
  • New York 93.8%

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

  • Riverhead 84.9%
  • Suffolk County 87.4%
  • New York 84.5%

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

  • Here 47.3%
  • Suffolk County 49.5%
  • State 47.0%

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

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 6.2%
  • New York 6.2%

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

  • Riverhead 96.9%
  • County 97.4%
  • State 96.6%

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

  • Riverhead 78.1%
  • Suffolk County 85.5%
  • New York 82.4%

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

  • Here 35.2%
  • Suffolk County 39.3%
  • State 37.6%

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

  • Here 12.5%
  • Suffolk County 11.4%
  • New York 11.8%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.8
  • County 16.8
  • State 17.0

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

  • Here 28.8
  • Suffolk County 27.2
  • New York 26.7

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

  • Here 21.6
  • County 21.8
  • State 21.2

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

  • Riverhead 22.2
  • County 21.6
  • State 21.8

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

  • Riverhead 4.8
  • Suffolk County 5.4
  • State 4.7

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

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.3

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

  • Here 1.4
  • Suffolk County 1.6
  • New York 1.3

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

  • Riverhead 20.1
  • County 20.0
  • New York 19.9

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

  • Riverhead 4.4
  • County 5.0
  • New York 4.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Riverhead 10.3%
  • Suffolk County 8.2%
  • State 9.9%

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

  • Here 53.4
  • Suffolk County 62.0
  • State 59.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 49.3%
  • Suffolk County 54.7%
  • New York 50.6%

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

  • Here 12.1
  • County 10.9
  • New York 10.3

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

  • Here 8.9
  • Suffolk County 9.7
  • State 8.8

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

  • Riverhead 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 75.8%
  • County 79.1%
  • New York 74.6%

Eleven percent of households in Riverhead 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 (%)

  • Riverhead 11.1%
  • Suffolk County 9.8%
  • New York 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Riverhead 4.3%
  • Suffolk County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Riverhead 6.9
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Riverhead 29.0%
  • Suffolk County 31.3%
  • State 29.0%

Forty seven percent of Riverhead residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Riverhead 47.2%
  • County 50.9%
  • New York 49.1%

Nineteen percent of Riverhead 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. Thirty four 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 percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Nineteen 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. Forty one 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 three 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 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Riverhead 18.6%
  • County 22.0%
  • New York 19.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Riverhead 34.0%
  • County 37.5%
  • New York 35.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Riverhead 29.9%
  • County 29.7%
  • State 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 19.3%
  • Suffolk County 19.4%
  • State 21.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 40.6%
  • County 42.4%
  • New York 42.3%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.2
  • Suffolk County 6.0
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.8
  • County 2.7
  • New York 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Riverhead 1.2
  • Suffolk County 1.2
  • New York 1.3

Ten percent of Riverhead residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty four percent are overweight. Twenty 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. Fourteen percent of people living in Riverhead have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty eight percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Riverhead 10.4%
  • County 10.3%
  • New York 10.0%

People with anemia (%)

  • Riverhead 4.3%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Suffolk County 3.8%
  • State 3.4%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.2%
  • County 34.3%
  • New York 33.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 20.1%
  • Suffolk County 19.9%
  • New York 19.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 13.6%
  • County 11.2%
  • State 11.2%

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

  • Here 20.0%
  • County 19.2%
  • New York 19.4%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 27.8%
  • County 25.3%
  • State 23.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Riverhead 4.6%
  • Suffolk County 3.6%
  • State 3.6%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Riverhead 3.7%
  • Suffolk County 3.0%
  • State 2.9%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • County 2.2%
  • New York 2.0%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Riverhead 4.3%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 3.7%
  • New York 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Riverhead 3.3%
  • Suffolk County 3.1%
  • State 2.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Suffolk County 7.5%
  • State 7.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Riverhead 3.7%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.2%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Riverhead 3.0%
  • County 3.2%
  • New York 2.8%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • County 8.6%
  • State 7.9%

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

Sixty five percent of births in Riverhead were vaginal deliveries. Thirty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in Riverhead have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Thirteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Sixteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Here 65.5%
  • County 63.9%
  • New York 63.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 34.5%
  • Suffolk County 36.1%
  • State 36.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Riverhead 99.0%
  • County 99.3%
  • State 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Riverhead 60.4%
  • County 59.7%
  • State 59.2%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • Suffolk County 56.1%
  • State 56.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 25.6%
  • County 21.4%
  • New York 20.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 10.6%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 71.8%
  • Suffolk County 75.0%
  • State 71.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Riverhead 6.4%
  • Suffolk County 7.9%
  • State 7.2%

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

  • Here 15.8%
  • Suffolk County 16.4%
  • New York 17.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Riverhead 19.2%
  • County 17.8%
  • State 16.2%

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

People living in Riverhead report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 41 percent of Riverhead residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Riverhead are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Riverhead 55.2%
  • County 55.9%
  • New York 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Riverhead 4.2%
  • County 4.6%
  • New York 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Riverhead 40.6%
  • Suffolk County 39.9%
  • New York 40.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Riverhead 8.3%
  • Suffolk County 8.4%
  • State 8.1%

People in Riverhead spend $356 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Riverhead spends $70 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $139 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $24 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Riverhead $356
  • County $364
  • New York $365

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

  • Here 23.9%
  • County 23.2%
  • New York 23.3%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Riverhead $70
  • County $75
  • New York $78

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $139
  • Suffolk County $143
  • State $143

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Riverhead 6.6%
  • Suffolk County 6.9%
  • State 7.1%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Riverhead $24
  • Suffolk County $25
  • New York $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • Suffolk County 1.2%
  • New York 1.2%

People living in Riverhead report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Eighty one 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. Nineteen percent of Riverhead population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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 Riverhead had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 78.7%
  • County 79.0%
  • State 79.9%

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

  • Riverhead 81.0%
  • Suffolk County 78.2%
  • New York 81.1%

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

  • Riverhead 95.4%
  • Suffolk County 94.7%
  • New York 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • Suffolk County 19.9%
  • State 18.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Riverhead 39.7%
  • County 43.0%
  • State 39.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Riverhead 14.8%
  • Suffolk County 15.2%
  • State 14.0%

Twenty nine percent of Riverhead 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 (%)

  • Riverhead 28.8%
  • Suffolk County 24.9%
  • State 25.5%

Nineteen percent of Riverhead 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. Twenty six percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eleven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Ten 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 (%)

  • Riverhead 19.5%
  • Suffolk County 18.2%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Here 25.9%
  • County 24.1%
  • New York 22.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • Suffolk County 8.7%
  • New York 8.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Riverhead 10.5%
  • County 9.9%
  • New York 9.6%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • Suffolk County 7.3%
  • State 7.4%

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

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