Health and Nutrition of Rocky Ford, CO Residents

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Forty nine percent of Rocky Ford 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 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 (%)

  • Rocky Ford 48.6%
  • County 48.6%
  • State 48.4%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Rocky Ford 20.0
  • Otero County 20.7
  • State 20.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Rocky Ford 3.4
  • County 3.4
  • Colorado 3.7

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

  • Rocky Ford 1.7
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Rocky Ford 2.0
  • Otero County 1.9
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.1
  • County 3.2
  • State 3.7

The average Rocky Ford 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). Sixteen 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). Rocky Ford residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 46 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.9
  • Otero County 2.0
  • Colorado 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 16.2%
  • County 16.3%
  • State 16.7%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Otero County 20.5%
  • State 21.7%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 46.3%
  • Otero County 45.7%
  • Colorado 46.2%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Rocky Ford 2.9
  • County 2.9
  • Colorado 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.1
  • Otero County 3.0
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 22.8
  • Otero County 22.4
  • Colorado 23.4

The average height of Rocky Ford residents 16 years and older is 65 inches. The average weight is 175 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 seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 65.3
  • Otero County 65.7
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Rocky Ford 175.0
  • County 176.8
  • State 179.4

Average BMI

  • Here 28.7
  • Otero County 28.8
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 37.8%
  • County 38.5%
  • Colorado 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 49.9%
  • Otero County 50.6%
  • Colorado 48.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Rocky Ford 36.7%
  • County 36.0%
  • State 35.9%

Fifty nine percent of Rocky Ford residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty three percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty two percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Thirteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 59.4%
  • Otero County 61.3%
  • Colorado 64.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 23.1%
  • County 24.1%
  • State 24.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Rocky Ford 21.5%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 22.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Rocky Ford 1.8%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 2.8%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Rocky Ford 12.8%
  • Otero County 13.4%
  • State 14.0%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Rocky Ford have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty one 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 (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 11.2%
  • Colorado 9.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Rocky Ford 50.9%
  • Otero County 49.6%
  • State 45.3%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Rocky Ford 3.0%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 2.8%

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

Rocky Ford 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

  • Rocky Ford 1.1
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.1

Twelve percent of Rocky Ford 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. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty six percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Eighteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty three percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • Otero County 12.0%
  • Colorado 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 5.3%
  • Colorado 5.2%

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

  • Rocky Ford 65.8%
  • Otero County 66.9%
  • State 67.5%

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

  • Rocky Ford 25.8%
  • Otero County 27.1%
  • State 27.7%

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

  • Rocky Ford 15.1%
  • Otero County 16.1%
  • Colorado 16.5%

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

  • Here 18.3%
  • Otero County 20.1%
  • Colorado 22.4%

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

  • Rocky Ford 32.7%
  • Otero County 35.5%
  • Colorado 40.8%

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

Seventy three percent of people living in Rocky Ford are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 72.6%
  • Otero County 72.6%
  • Colorado 72.6%

Twenty three percent of people living in Rocky Ford have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty three percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty three percent of people in Rocky Ford 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 (%)

  • Rocky Ford 23.2%
  • Otero County 23.9%
  • State 19.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.4%
  • Otero County 24.8%
  • Colorado 22.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Rocky Ford 42.8%
  • County 43.0%
  • Colorado 38.6%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 16.5%

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

Thirty four percent of people living in Rocky Ford use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 34.3%
  • County 34.7%
  • State 35.9%

Twenty seven percent of Rocky Ford residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty nine percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty two percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty nine 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 one percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Seventeen 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. Six 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 (%)

  • Here 27.3%
  • County 27.6%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Rocky Ford 29.1%
  • County 29.2%
  • Colorado 27.3%

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

  • Here 41.9%
  • Otero County 42.0%
  • State 42.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Rocky Ford 51.8%
  • Otero County 52.0%
  • Colorado 51.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 29.0%
  • Otero County 28.7%
  • State 28.1%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Rocky Ford 22.1%
  • Otero County 21.8%
  • Colorado 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Rocky Ford 21.1%
  • County 20.5%
  • State 19.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 16.5%
  • Otero County 15.9%
  • Colorado 14.2%

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

  • Here 5.7%
  • County 5.0%
  • Colorado 4.3%

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

Rocky Ford residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Rocky Ford 2.0
  • County 2.1
  • State 1.9

Seventy nine percent of people living in Rocky Ford 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 4.2 days per month on average. They have 5.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 20 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 78.9%
  • County 79.3%
  • Colorado 81.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • County 11.1%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Rocky Ford 4.2
  • Otero County 4.4
  • Colorado 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.3
  • Otero County 5.6
  • Colorado 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 20.3
  • County 22.0
  • Colorado 23.5

Ninety eight percent of Rocky Ford residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in Rocky Ford 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. Eighty four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Rocky Ford 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 32 women. He has vaginal sex with 25 women. People living here were on average 21 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 1.7 men on average. They have had 0.9 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Rocky Ford were 20 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. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Rocky Ford has vaginal or anal sex 58 times a year. Forty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Rocky Ford 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.7 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Rocky Ford 97.8%
  • County 97.7%
  • Colorado 97.5%

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

  • Here 94.2%
  • County 95.0%
  • State 93.7%

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

  • Rocky Ford 86.0%
  • County 86.2%
  • State 87.0%

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

  • Here 51.5%
  • Otero County 50.0%
  • Colorado 50.1%

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

  • Rocky Ford 7.9%
  • County 6.4%
  • Colorado 6.7%

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

  • Rocky Ford 97.2%
  • Otero County 97.3%
  • Colorado 97.4%

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

  • Rocky Ford 83.7%
  • County 84.6%
  • State 86.8%

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

  • Here 38.9%
  • County 39.2%
  • State 40.8%

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

  • Here 11.5%
  • Otero County 10.9%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.8
  • County 16.8
  • Colorado 16.7

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

  • Here 31.7
  • County 30.4
  • State 25.7

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

  • Rocky Ford 25.2
  • Otero County 23.9
  • Colorado 21.2

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

  • Rocky Ford 20.8
  • County 20.9
  • Colorado 21.1

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

  • Here 5.1
  • Otero County 5.3
  • State 5.4

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

  • Here 1.7
  • Otero County 2.6
  • State 2.2

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

  • Rocky Ford 0.9
  • County 1.5
  • Colorado 1.2

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

  • Rocky Ford 19.9
  • County 20.1
  • Colorado 19.8

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

  • Rocky Ford 3.0
  • Otero County 4.4
  • Colorado 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Rocky Ford 9.8%
  • County 9.5%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Here 58.4
  • Otero County 58.5
  • Colorado 65.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 44.4%
  • County 47.9%
  • Colorado 55.0%

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

  • Rocky Ford 8.3
  • Otero County 9.0
  • Colorado 10.8

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

  • Here 7.3
  • County 8.0
  • Colorado 9.7

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

  • Here 0.7
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 62.4%
  • County 68.8%
  • Colorado 77.5%

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

Eleven percent of households in Rocky Ford use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Five percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 9.8%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Rocky Ford 4.6%
  • Otero County 4.5%
  • State 4.2%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Rocky Ford 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 27.3%
  • Otero County 29.2%
  • Colorado 30.6%

Forty four percent of Rocky Ford residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 44.5%
  • Otero County 46.8%
  • State 52.0%

Nineteen percent of Rocky Ford 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 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 two 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. Thirty nine 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 (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • County 20.5%
  • Colorado 22.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • County 36.6%
  • State 38.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 31.7%
  • Otero County 30.7%
  • Colorado 31.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Rocky Ford 18.9%
  • Otero County 17.7%
  • State 21.1%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Rocky Ford 39.2%
  • Otero County 39.9%
  • Colorado 43.5%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.8
  • Otero County 5.8
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.7
  • Colorado 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • Otero County 1.2
  • Colorado 1.3

Nine percent of Rocky Ford 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 five percent are overweight. Twenty one 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. Twelve percent of people living in Rocky Ford have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty three percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty six percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Three 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • Otero County 9.6%
  • State 10.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Rocky Ford 3.9%
  • County 3.5%
  • Colorado 3.1%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Rocky Ford 3.3%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.9%
  • Otero County 35.3%
  • Colorado 33.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Rocky Ford 20.7%
  • Otero County 20.5%
  • Colorado 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 12.3%
  • Otero County 12.3%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Here 23.3%
  • Otero County 22.3%
  • State 19.1%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 26.1%
  • Otero County 27.1%
  • Colorado 23.0%

People with gout (%)

  • Rocky Ford 3.3%
  • Otero County 3.6%
  • Colorado 3.2%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Rocky Ford 3.0%
  • County 3.4%
  • Colorado 2.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Otero County 3.8%
  • Colorado 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Rocky Ford 2.0%
  • Otero County 2.2%
  • State 1.8%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Otero County 4.4%
  • Colorado 3.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Rocky Ford 3.7%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 3.0%
  • Colorado 2.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 7.7%
  • Colorado 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Rocky Ford 2.5%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Otero County 3.1%
  • State 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Otero County 8.5%
  • Colorado 7.4%

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

Sixty five percent of births in Rocky Ford were vaginal deliveries. Thirty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.1 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Nineteen percent of women in Rocky Ford have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Ten percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty nine percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Four percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Sixteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Seventeen 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 64.6%
  • Otero County 65.7%
  • State 63.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 35.4%
  • Otero County 34.3%
  • State 36.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.1%
  • Otero County 99.2%
  • Colorado 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 61.0%
  • Otero County 60.8%
  • Colorado 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 63.3%
  • County 61.6%
  • Colorado 58.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Rocky Ford 19.4%
  • County 21.2%
  • State 19.2%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • County 11.4%
  • State 10.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Rocky Ford 68.5%
  • County 70.9%
  • Colorado 74.9%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Otero County 5.5%
  • State 8.1%

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

  • Rocky Ford 16.2%
  • Otero County 16.3%
  • State 18.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 17.5%
  • Otero County 19.0%
  • Colorado 16.2%

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

People living in Rocky Ford report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Rocky Ford residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Rocky Ford are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.0%
  • Otero County 53.8%
  • Colorado 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Rocky Ford 4.5%
  • County 4.4%
  • Colorado 4.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 37.3%
  • Otero County 37.1%
  • Colorado 40.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Rocky Ford 7.4%
  • County 7.6%
  • State 8.2%

People in Rocky Ford spend $374 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Rocky Ford spends $87 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $141 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $30 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $374
  • County $370
  • State $367

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

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 23.3%
  • Colorado 23.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $87
  • Otero County $80
  • State $78

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Otero County 4.5%
  • Colorado 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Rocky Ford $141
  • County $133
  • Colorado $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • County 7.2%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Rocky Ford $30
  • Otero County $29
  • Colorado $27

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Rocky Ford 1.0%
  • County 1.1%
  • Colorado 1.3%

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

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

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 78.9%
  • Otero County 78.2%
  • State 79.8%

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

  • Rocky Ford 82.4%
  • Otero County 80.2%
  • Colorado 79.4%

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

  • Here 95.3%
  • Otero County 94.8%
  • State 95.1%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Rocky Ford 19.3%
  • Otero County 20.4%
  • State 19.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 41.2%
  • Otero County 44.1%
  • Colorado 43.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 13.5%
  • County 14.6%
  • State 15.6%

Twenty seven percent of Rocky Ford 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 (%)

  • Rocky Ford 27.4%
  • Otero County 27.4%
  • Colorado 23.7%

Seventeen percent of Rocky Ford 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 three percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine 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. Eight 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 (%)

  • Here 17.0%
  • County 18.5%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Rocky Ford 23.1%
  • Otero County 24.7%
  • Colorado 22.8%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • County 9.5%
  • State 8.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 10.8%
  • Colorado 9.4%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Rocky Ford 7.6%
  • Otero County 8.2%
  • State 6.4%
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