Health and Nutrition of Salem, KY Residents

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Forty eight percent of Salem residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 24 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 one "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 47.9%
  • Livingston County 48.3%
  • Kentucky 49.3%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 24.0
  • County 22.1
  • State 21.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 2.8
  • County 3.5
  • Kentucky 3.6

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

  • Salem 1.6
  • Livingston County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Salem 3.7
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.8

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

The average Salem 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). Nineteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Salem residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 41 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 two 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 18 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Salem 2.5
  • Livingston County 2.1
  • Kentucky 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Salem 18.8%
  • County 18.8%
  • Kentucky 16.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 21.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 41.3%
  • Livingston County 44.0%
  • State 46.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.2
  • Livingston County 2.6
  • Kentucky 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Salem 2.6
  • Livingston County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Salem 17.6
  • Livingston County 21.6
  • Kentucky 22.5

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

The average height of Salem residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Twenty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.4
  • Livingston County 67.1
  • Kentucky 67.0

Average weight (pounds)

  • Salem 177.2
  • County 183.3
  • Kentucky 181.0

Average BMI

  • Here 28.5
  • Livingston County 28.9
  • Kentucky 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • Livingston County 40.3%
  • Kentucky 37.3%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Salem 52.4%
  • Livingston County 52.9%
  • Kentucky 49.2%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 28.7%
  • County 33.9%
  • State 35.1%

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

Sixty seven percent of Salem residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty six percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty three percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Four percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 67.2%
  • County 68.7%
  • Kentucky 65.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 26.3%
  • Livingston County 28.5%
  • Kentucky 24.5%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Salem 23.4%
  • County 25.3%
  • State 22.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Salem 3.7%
  • Livingston County 3.7%
  • State 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • Livingston County 16.2%
  • Kentucky 13.4%

Sixteen percent of people living in Salem 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. Four percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • Livingston County 11.5%
  • State 9.8%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Salem 51.1%
  • County 48.2%
  • Kentucky 46.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Salem 4.3%
  • Livingston County 3.5%
  • State 3.1%

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

Salem 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

  • Salem 1.4
  • Livingston County 1.2
  • Kentucky 1.1

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Thirteen percent of Salem 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. Eight 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 percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen 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 one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Salem 12.6%
  • Livingston County 12.2%
  • State 11.6%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Salem 8.0%
  • County 5.5%
  • Kentucky 5.9%

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

  • Salem 72.0%
  • County 72.8%
  • Kentucky 69.4%

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

  • Salem 29.9%
  • Livingston County 31.2%
  • State 30.2%

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

  • Salem 16.7%
  • Livingston County 18.6%
  • State 16.7%

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

  • Here 23.3%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 23.0%

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

  • Salem 41.0%
  • Livingston County 45.0%
  • Kentucky 43.3%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Salem 76.7%
  • Livingston County 73.2%
  • State 74.7%

Thirty five percent of people living in Salem have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Thirty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Fifty percent of people in Salem frequently check their blood cholesterol. Thirty 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 (%)

  • Salem 35.5%
  • County 26.1%
  • State 22.9%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 31.8%
  • Livingston County 26.1%
  • State 25.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Salem 49.7%
  • Livingston County 41.7%
  • State 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Salem 31.2%
  • Livingston County 22.0%
  • State 19.2%

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

Twenty six percent of people living in Salem use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 26.3%
  • County 35.4%
  • Kentucky 36.1%

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

Twenty seven percent of Salem 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 three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty three percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Nineteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Sixteen 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. Five 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 (%)

  • Salem 26.6%
  • County 26.9%
  • Kentucky 25.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Salem 29.0%
  • Livingston County 28.6%
  • State 27.0%

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

  • Here 42.7%
  • County 44.4%
  • Kentucky 42.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 50.8%
  • Livingston County 53.5%
  • State 51.7%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 29.8%
  • County 29.9%
  • State 27.7%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 23.1%
  • Livingston County 24.9%
  • State 21.4%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Salem 18.6%
  • County 20.7%
  • Kentucky 19.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Salem 16.1%
  • County 14.0%
  • State 13.7%

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

  • Salem 5.0%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.3%

Salem residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 3.1
  • County 2.4
  • Kentucky 2.2

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

Seventy five percent of people living in Salem have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fourteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.6 days per month on average. They have 6.1 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 27 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 75.4%
  • Livingston County 81.7%
  • State 80.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • Livingston County 10.0%
  • State 10.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Salem 4.6
  • Livingston County 5.4
  • Kentucky 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.1
  • Livingston County 6.4
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 26.6
  • Livingston County 28.0
  • Kentucky 24.2

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

Ninety seven percent of Salem 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 six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in Salem 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 nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Salem were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 33 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 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 six women. People in Salem were 22 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 Salem has vaginal or anal sex 55 times a year. Forty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Salem 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Salem 97.3%
  • County 97.3%
  • Kentucky 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.1%
  • County 95.2%
  • State 94.2%

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

  • Here 85.7%
  • County 89.9%
  • Kentucky 87.6%

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

  • Salem 50.8%
  • Livingston County 50.9%
  • State 48.3%

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

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 5.6%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Salem 96.8%
  • Livingston County 97.7%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • Here 78.8%
  • Livingston County 84.7%
  • Kentucky 86.1%

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

  • Salem 34.9%
  • County 39.4%
  • Kentucky 39.7%

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

  • Salem 11.6%
  • Livingston County 11.8%
  • State 11.8%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.2
  • Livingston County 16.5
  • State 16.7

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

  • Salem 32.6
  • Livingston County 33.4
  • Kentucky 26.0

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

  • Here 22.5
  • County 22.8
  • Kentucky 20.6

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

  • Here 21.2
  • County 21.3
  • State 21.4

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

  • Here 5.6
  • County 7.0
  • State 5.2

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

  • Salem 22.1
  • County 19.5
  • Kentucky 19.9

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

  • Here 3.2
  • County 3.4
  • Kentucky 5.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • Livingston County 8.4%
  • Kentucky 8.4%

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

  • Salem 55.3
  • County 56.8
  • State 62.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 47.9%
  • County 56.5%
  • Kentucky 56.3%

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

  • Here 12.0
  • Livingston County 12.7
  • Kentucky 11.6

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

  • Salem 10.4
  • County 11.3
  • State 10.2

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

  • Salem 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • Kentucky 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Salem 82.5%
  • County 87.5%
  • Kentucky 84.1%

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

Twelve percent of households in Salem 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 12.4%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 10.0%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 4.4%
  • Kentucky 4.2%

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

Salem residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Thirty five percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Salem 6.9
  • Livingston County 6.8
  • Kentucky 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Salem 35.4%
  • Livingston County 36.5%
  • State 32.5%

Fifty two percent of Salem residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 52.0%
  • County 53.8%
  • State 52.7%

Twenty one percent of Salem 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. Twenty seven percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Eight 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 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 0.9 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Salem 21.0%
  • Livingston County 23.6%
  • State 22.5%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 34.6%
  • County 42.2%
  • State 38.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • Livingston County 29.7%
  • Kentucky 29.9%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Salem 7.5%
  • Livingston County 15.1%
  • Kentucky 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Salem 29.9%
  • County 41.0%
  • Kentucky 42.9%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Salem 6.0
  • Livingston County 6.0
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 3.3
  • County 2.9
  • Kentucky 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 0.9
  • Livingston County 1.2
  • Kentucky 1.2

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

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

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 12.8%
  • County 12.0%
  • State 11.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • Salem 4.5%
  • Livingston County 3.5%
  • Kentucky 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Salem 4.3%
  • Livingston County 4.1%
  • Kentucky 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.5%
  • County 36.0%
  • Kentucky 34.0%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • County 23.5%
  • State 20.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Salem 17.4%
  • Livingston County 12.9%
  • State 11.7%

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

  • Salem 24.3%
  • County 21.2%
  • Kentucky 18.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 39.0%
  • Livingston County 30.1%
  • Kentucky 26.3%

People with gout (%)

  • Salem 5.6%
  • Livingston County 4.6%
  • State 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • County 3.7%
  • Kentucky 3.1%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 3.9%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • County 4.0%
  • Kentucky 3.5%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Salem 9.7%
  • Livingston County 8.5%
  • Kentucky 7.8%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • County 4.4%
  • Kentucky 4.0%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Salem 5.1%
  • Livingston County 4.1%
  • State 3.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Livingston County 10.9%
  • Kentucky 9.2%

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

Seventy four percent of births in Salem were vaginal deliveries. Twenty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.7 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty four percent of women in Salem have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Nineteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Four percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eleven percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty four 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 74.0%
  • Livingston County 68.0%
  • State 65.0%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 26.0%
  • County 32.0%
  • State 35.0%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Salem 99.7%
  • County 99.5%
  • Kentucky 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 62.8%
  • Livingston County 62.0%
  • Kentucky 60.2%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 41.8%
  • Livingston County 49.3%
  • State 54.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 34.4%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 22.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Salem 18.8%
  • County 14.0%
  • Kentucky 12.3%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 64.6%
  • Livingston County 74.2%
  • Kentucky 76.0%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Salem 4.3%
  • Livingston County 7.0%
  • Kentucky 8.6%

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

  • Here 10.5%
  • Livingston County 14.5%
  • Kentucky 16.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 23.6%
  • Livingston County 20.0%
  • State 18.9%

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

People living in Salem report their general health condition on average at 49 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 32 percent of Salem residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Salem are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 49.5%
  • County 54.1%
  • State 56.1%

Blood donors (%)

  • Salem 2.9%
  • County 5.4%
  • State 4.6%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 32.4%
  • Livingston County 38.4%
  • Kentucky 39.9%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • County 8.9%
  • State 8.5%

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

People in Salem spend $338 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 25 percent of their income. The average family in Salem spends $55 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $103 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $16 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 $338
  • County $346
  • Kentucky $358

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

  • Here 25.1%
  • County 23.4%
  • Kentucky 24.0%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $55
  • Livingston County $68
  • Kentucky $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Salem 3.3%
  • County 4.1%
  • Kentucky 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $103
  • County $128
  • State $141

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Salem 5.1%
  • Livingston County 7.2%
  • State 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $16
  • Livingston County $21
  • Kentucky $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.0%
  • Livingston County 1.6%
  • State 1.3%

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

People living in Salem report their general condition of hearing on average at 72 percent. Seventy 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 three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty six percent of Salem population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty 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. Sixteen percent of people in Salem had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 71.7%
  • Livingston County 76.4%
  • Kentucky 78.6%

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

  • Salem 72.0%
  • County 74.2%
  • Kentucky 77.3%

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

  • Salem 93.1%
  • County 93.1%
  • Kentucky 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 26.4%
  • Livingston County 24.5%
  • State 20.7%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Salem 50.5%
  • County 50.1%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Salem 15.7%
  • Livingston County 17.8%
  • Kentucky 16.1%

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Thirty two percent of Salem 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 32.3%
  • Livingston County 25.7%
  • State 26.1%

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Thirty percent of Salem 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. Thirty seven percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Fifteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Sixteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Fourteen 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 29.6%
  • Livingston County 24.1%
  • Kentucky 19.0%

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

  • Here 37.0%
  • County 30.6%
  • Kentucky 25.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Salem 15.4%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 9.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 15.5%
  • County 12.1%
  • State 9.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Salem 13.8%
  • Livingston County 9.2%
  • Kentucky 7.8%

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

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