Health and Nutrition of San Jose, CA Residents

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Fifty one percent of San Jose residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 four 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 50.6%
  • County 51.3%
  • California 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • San Jose 18.9
  • Santa Clara County 19.4
  • State 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.8
  • Santa Clara County 3.8
  • State 3.7

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

  • San Jose 1.7
  • Santa Clara County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • San Jose 2.2
  • County 2.1
  • California 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.1
  • County 3.1
  • California 3.3

The average San Jose 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). San Jose residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 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 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • San Jose 1.7
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 13.6%
  • Santa Clara County 13.5%
  • California 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • Santa Clara County 20.1%
  • State 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • San Jose 48.8%
  • Santa Clara County 49.2%
  • California 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.1
  • Santa Clara County 3.0
  • California 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.9
  • California 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.6
  • County 24.3
  • State 23.8

The average height of San Jose residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 170 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 27. Thirty percent of people living here are obese. Forty percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • San Jose 66.0
  • County 66.2
  • California 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 169.7
  • Santa Clara County 170.4
  • State 174.2

Average BMI

  • Here 27.4
  • Santa Clara County 27.4
  • California 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 30.4%
  • Santa Clara County 30.4%
  • California 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 40.0%
  • Santa Clara County 40.1%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • Santa Clara County 34.9%
  • California 35.3%

Fifty five percent of San Jose residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Eighteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Eleven percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 55.2%
  • Santa Clara County 55.4%
  • State 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 19.9%
  • County 19.9%
  • California 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 18.3%
  • Santa Clara County 18.2%
  • State 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • Santa Clara County 1.8%
  • State 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • Santa Clara County 11.2%
  • State 13.1%

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

Eight percent of people living in San Jose have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty four 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 (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • Santa Clara County 8.5%
  • California 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • San Jose 44.1%
  • County 44.7%
  • California 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Santa Clara County 2.4%
  • California 2.6%

San Jose 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 1.0
  • Santa Clara County 1.0
  • State 1.1

Ten percent of San Jose 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. Sixty one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Thirteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Sixteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • San Jose 10.3%
  • Santa Clara County 10.5%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 4.3%
  • California 4.7%

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

  • San Jose 61.3%
  • Santa Clara County 63.0%
  • State 64.0%

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

  • Here 21.1%
  • County 23.0%
  • California 23.8%

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

  • Here 12.9%
  • County 13.4%
  • California 14.2%

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

  • Here 16.3%
  • County 17.2%
  • State 18.7%

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

  • Here 31.0%
  • Santa Clara County 33.1%
  • State 34.5%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 72.9%
  • Santa Clara County 74.7%
  • State 72.4%

Sixteen percent of people living in San Jose have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty eight percent of people in San Jose frequently check their blood cholesterol. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • San Jose 15.7%
  • Santa Clara County 16.9%
  • State 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • San Jose 20.1%
  • Santa Clara County 21.2%
  • State 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • San Jose 37.7%
  • Santa Clara County 39.5%
  • State 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 14.6%
  • Santa Clara County 15.3%
  • State 16.3%

Thirty six percent of people living in San Jose use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 35.9%
  • County 37.1%
  • California 34.3%

Twenty six percent of San Jose residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty five percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine 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 six percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Nineteen 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. 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 (%)

  • Here 25.6%
  • Santa Clara County 24.9%
  • California 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.3%
  • Santa Clara County 24.8%
  • California 27.1%

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

  • San Jose 38.9%
  • Santa Clara County 38.8%
  • State 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 49.6%
  • County 49.8%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • San Jose 25.7%
  • Santa Clara County 25.2%
  • State 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • San Jose 19.4%
  • County 18.9%
  • California 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • San Jose 18.8%
  • Santa Clara County 18.5%
  • State 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • Santa Clara County 12.3%
  • State 14.8%

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

  • San Jose 3.9%
  • County 3.8%
  • California 4.4%

San Jose residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • San Jose 1.5
  • County 1.6
  • State 1.7

Seventy six percent of people living in San Jose have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.3 days per month on average. They have 5.1 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 18 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 76.1%
  • County 76.6%
  • California 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 12.8%
  • State 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.3
  • County 4.5
  • California 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.1
  • County 5.1
  • California 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 18.2
  • County 18.4
  • State 20.4

Ninety six percent of San Jose 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 percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty four percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in San Jose have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety four percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty seven percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in San Jose were 18 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 21 women. He has vaginal sex with 18 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 four women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.5 men on average. They have had 0.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in San Jose 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. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in San Jose has vaginal or anal sex 61 times a year. Forty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in San Jose 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 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 95.6%
  • Santa Clara County 95.7%
  • State 96.9%

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

  • Here 91.3%
  • Santa Clara County 91.3%
  • California 92.8%

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

  • San Jose 80.4%
  • County 81.1%
  • State 83.7%

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

  • San Jose 44.4%
  • County 44.0%
  • California 48.3%

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

  • Here 6.6%
  • Santa Clara County 6.7%
  • California 6.8%

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

  • San Jose 94.0%
  • County 94.6%
  • California 96.0%

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

  • San Jose 79.9%
  • Santa Clara County 81.1%
  • State 82.7%

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

  • Here 36.7%
  • County 36.7%
  • California 38.9%

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

  • San Jose 11.0%
  • County 10.6%
  • California 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • San Jose 17.8
  • County 17.8
  • State 17.1

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

  • Here 21.3
  • County 21.1
  • State 25.6

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

  • San Jose 17.7
  • County 17.3
  • California 20.9

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

  • Here 21.6
  • Santa Clara County 21.8
  • California 21.3

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

  • San Jose 4.4
  • County 4.5
  • State 5.0

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

  • San Jose 1.5
  • Santa Clara County 1.7
  • California 1.8

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

  • Here 0.8
  • Santa Clara County 0.9
  • California 1.0

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

  • San Jose 20.0
  • Santa Clara County 20.1
  • State 20.0

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

  • San Jose 2.8
  • Santa Clara County 3.2
  • State 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • San Jose 9.3%
  • County 9.1%
  • State 9.6%

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

  • San Jose 61.2
  • Santa Clara County 59.7
  • California 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • San Jose 47.5%
  • Santa Clara County 49.1%
  • State 49.2%

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

  • Here 8.3
  • Santa Clara County 8.6
  • California 9.4

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

  • San Jose 7.3
  • Santa Clara County 7.5
  • California 8.3

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

  • Here 0.5
  • Santa Clara County 0.5
  • California 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • San Jose 64.8%
  • County 67.0%
  • California 68.4%

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

Nine percent of households in San Jose 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 (%)

  • San Jose 9.1%
  • County 9.1%
  • California 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • San Jose 4.5%
  • County 4.5%
  • California 4.6%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • San Jose 6.8
  • Santa Clara County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • Santa Clara County 25.1%
  • California 26.9%

Forty five percent of San Jose residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 45.1%
  • County 44.7%
  • California 47.9%

Eighteen percent of San Jose 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 two 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 four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty five 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 four 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 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • San Jose 17.7%
  • County 17.6%
  • California 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • San Jose 32.0%
  • County 32.0%
  • California 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • San Jose 34.0%
  • Santa Clara County 33.2%
  • State 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 25.0%
  • County 24.9%
  • California 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 44.3%
  • County 44.9%
  • State 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • San Jose 6.1
  • Santa Clara County 6.2
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.4
  • County 2.4
  • California 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • San Jose 1.5
  • County 1.5
  • State 1.4

Eight percent of San Jose residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three 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. Twenty nine percent are overweight. Nineteen 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. Eight percent of people living in San Jose have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen 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. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Two percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Five percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • Santa Clara County 8.6%
  • California 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 3.1%
  • California 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • San Jose 3.0%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 28.6%
  • County 28.9%
  • California 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • San Jose 19.0%
  • Santa Clara County 19.1%
  • State 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • San Jose 8.3%
  • County 9.0%
  • California 9.9%

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

  • Here 17.9%
  • Santa Clara County 17.6%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 17.1%
  • Santa Clara County 18.4%
  • State 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Santa Clara County 3.0%
  • California 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • County 2.1%
  • State 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 2.4%
  • California 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • San Jose 1.3%
  • County 1.5%
  • California 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 2.6%
  • California 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • San Jose 2.5%
  • Santa Clara County 2.6%
  • State 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • County 1.9%
  • California 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • San Jose 5.8%
  • County 6.2%
  • California 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • San Jose 2.0%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 2.8%
  • California 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • San Jose 5.3%
  • County 6.0%
  • State 6.4%

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

Sixty three percent of births in San Jose were vaginal deliveries. Thirty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Fourteen percent of women in San Jose 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). Sixty four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twelve 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 (%)

  • San Jose 62.6%
  • County 62.3%
  • California 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • San Jose 37.4%
  • Santa Clara County 37.7%
  • State 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • San Jose 99.4%
  • Santa Clara County 99.4%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 57.3%
  • County 57.5%
  • State 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 66.5%
  • County 65.9%
  • California 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 13.5%
  • County 15.1%
  • California 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • San Jose 7.2%
  • County 8.2%
  • California 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • San Jose 63.8%
  • Santa Clara County 65.2%
  • California 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • County 7.0%
  • California 6.3%

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

  • Here 17.0%
  • County 15.8%
  • California 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • San Jose 11.7%
  • Santa Clara County 13.2%
  • California 13.8%

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

People living in San Jose report their general health condition on average at 57 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of San Jose residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in San Jose are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 57.1%
  • Santa Clara County 57.6%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • San Jose 4.5%
  • County 4.5%
  • California 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 37.5%
  • Santa Clara County 37.4%
  • State 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • Santa Clara County 7.5%
  • State 7.5%

People in San Jose spend $378 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 21 percent of their income. The average family in San Jose spends $84 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $159 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $29 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 $378
  • Santa Clara County $376
  • State $372

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

  • San Jose 21.2%
  • Santa Clara County 20.8%
  • California 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • San Jose $84
  • County $82
  • California $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • San Jose 4.1%
  • County 4.0%
  • California 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $159
  • Santa Clara County $162
  • California $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • San Jose 7.7%
  • Santa Clara County 7.5%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $29
  • Santa Clara County $28
  • California $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • Santa Clara County 1.1%
  • State 1.1%

People living in San Jose report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fifteen percent of San Jose population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty four 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. Twelve percent of people in San Jose had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 81.9%
  • County 81.6%
  • State 80.6%

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

  • San Jose 84.4%
  • County 83.8%
  • California 82.6%

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

  • Here 96.0%
  • Santa Clara County 96.0%
  • State 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • San Jose 15.0%
  • Santa Clara County 15.5%
  • California 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • San Jose 33.6%
  • Santa Clara County 33.7%
  • State 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • San Jose 11.8%
  • County 12.0%
  • California 13.3%

Twenty one percent of San Jose 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 21.2%
  • Santa Clara County 21.9%
  • State 23.4%

Thirteen percent of San Jose 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. Seventeen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Six percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eight 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 (%)

  • San Jose 12.9%
  • Santa Clara County 13.4%
  • State 15.3%

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

  • Here 17.3%
  • County 18.2%
  • California 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • Santa Clara County 8.1%
  • California 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 5.4%
  • California 6.1%

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

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