Health and Nutrition of Santa Maria, TX Residents

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Forty five percent of Santa Maria residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 18 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 44.6%
  • County 48.0%
  • Texas 48.0%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 17.7
  • Cameron County 19.3
  • State 20.0

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Santa Maria 3.0
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.7

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • Texas 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.6
  • County 2.3
  • Texas 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.1
  • County 2.5
  • Texas 3.3

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

The average Santa Maria 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). Eighteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Eighteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Santa Maria residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 38 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 four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Santa Maria 2.3
  • County 1.7
  • Texas 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 17.6%
  • Cameron County 14.3%
  • State 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Santa Maria 18.2%
  • County 18.6%
  • Texas 21.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Santa Maria 37.6%
  • County 48.5%
  • Texas 46.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.4
  • Cameron County 3.1
  • Texas 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Santa Maria 3.5
  • Cameron County 3.2
  • Texas 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Santa Maria 23.3
  • County 24.3
  • Texas 23.7

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

The average height of Santa Maria residents 16 years and older is 58 inches. The average weight is 165 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty three percent have ever been obese. Twenty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Santa Maria 57.7
  • Cameron County 64.5
  • Texas 66.2

Average weight (pounds)

  • Santa Maria 165.3
  • Cameron County 170.3
  • Texas 177.4

Average BMI

  • Here 28.7
  • County 28.3
  • State 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Santa Maria 37.9%
  • Cameron County 37.1%
  • Texas 37.2%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 52.6%
  • County 47.5%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Santa Maria 28.8%
  • County 38.2%
  • State 36.0%

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

Forty percent of Santa Maria residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty one percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty one percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Thirteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Santa Maria 39.8%
  • County 55.9%
  • State 61.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • County 19.5%
  • Texas 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Santa Maria 20.6%
  • Cameron County 18.1%
  • State 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 0.9%
  • Cameron County 1.1%
  • State 2.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 10.1%
  • Texas 12.5%

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

Twelve percent of people living in Santa Maria 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. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Santa Maria 12.0%
  • Cameron County 9.4%
  • Texas 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 43.7%
  • Cameron County 49.6%
  • State 46.4%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Santa Maria 3.0%
  • Cameron County 2.5%
  • Texas 2.8%

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

Santa Maria 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 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • Texas 1.1

Ten percent of Santa Maria 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 one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Fourteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Ten percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Eleven percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Twenty three percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 11.1%
  • Texas 11.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Santa Maria 4.8%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 5.0%

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

  • Here 60.5%
  • Cameron County 63.8%
  • Texas 65.0%

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

  • Santa Maria 13.8%
  • Cameron County 23.6%
  • State 25.0%

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

  • Santa Maria 10.4%
  • Cameron County 13.8%
  • Texas 14.8%

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

  • Santa Maria 10.8%
  • Cameron County 15.9%
  • State 19.8%

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

  • Santa Maria 23.4%
  • County 27.1%
  • Texas 36.0%

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

Fifty three percent of people living in Santa Maria are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Santa Maria 52.5%
  • County 71.3%
  • Texas 72.1%

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

Seventeen percent of people living in Santa Maria have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Fourteen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty three percent of people in Santa Maria frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eighteen 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 16.6%
  • County 18.8%
  • Texas 19.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Santa Maria 13.6%
  • Cameron County 19.6%
  • Texas 21.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 32.8%
  • County 39.4%
  • State 39.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 17.6%
  • Cameron County 16.3%
  • State 16.3%

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

Twenty seven percent of people living in Santa Maria use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Santa Maria 26.5%
  • County 36.5%
  • State 33.4%

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

Thirty two percent of Santa Maria residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty four percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty two percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty five percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty two percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twenty five 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. Ten 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 31.6%
  • County 27.0%
  • State 26.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Santa Maria 35.5%
  • Cameron County 28.2%
  • State 27.6%

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

  • Santa Maria 40.6%
  • Cameron County 39.8%
  • State 41.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Santa Maria 53.9%
  • County 50.5%
  • Texas 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 31.9%
  • Cameron County 27.8%
  • Texas 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Santa Maria 25.3%
  • County 20.9%
  • Texas 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 21.7%
  • Cameron County 20.5%
  • State 19.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Cameron County 15.4%
  • State 14.9%

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

  • Here 10.0%
  • Cameron County 5.0%
  • State 4.5%

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

Santa Maria residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.6
  • Texas 1.8

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

Seventy two percent of people living in Santa Maria have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Seventeen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.1 days per month on average. They have 4.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 16 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Santa Maria 71.9%
  • Cameron County 78.4%
  • Texas 79.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 17.4%
  • Cameron County 10.4%
  • Texas 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 3.1
  • Cameron County 4.0
  • Texas 4.6

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.8
  • Cameron County 4.5
  • Texas 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Santa Maria 16.5
  • County 16.0
  • State 21.6

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

Ninety four percent of Santa Maria residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety two percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Seventy two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Santa Maria have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Eighty nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Sixty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Santa Maria 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 25 women. He has vaginal sex with 17 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 three women. People in Santa Maria were 21 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Twenty two percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Santa Maria has vaginal or anal sex 61 times a year. Thirty percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Santa Maria 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with six men on average. They have had five male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Forty eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 93.9%
  • Cameron County 97.7%
  • Texas 97.5%

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

  • Santa Maria 91.5%
  • Cameron County 92.8%
  • State 93.4%

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

  • Here 72.0%
  • County 84.0%
  • State 85.2%

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

  • Santa Maria 42.1%
  • Cameron County 50.9%
  • State 49.5%

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

  • Santa Maria 4.2%
  • County 9.3%
  • State 6.9%

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

  • Here 88.7%
  • County 96.7%
  • Texas 97.0%

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

  • Santa Maria 65.3%
  • County 82.5%
  • State 83.7%

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

  • Santa Maria 33.1%
  • County 39.9%
  • State 39.9%

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

  • Here 13.2%
  • Cameron County 10.1%
  • State 12.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.8
  • County 17.1
  • State 16.8

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

  • Santa Maria 24.9
  • County 26.1
  • Texas 26.6

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

  • Santa Maria 17.2
  • County 21.2
  • Texas 21.8

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

  • Santa Maria 21.2
  • Cameron County 20.8
  • Texas 21.2

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

  • Here 3.0
  • Cameron County 4.1
  • Texas 5.0

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

  • Santa Maria 20.9
  • Cameron County 20.0
  • State 19.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Santa Maria 60.8
  • Cameron County 59.4
  • State 62.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Santa Maria 29.9%
  • Cameron County 42.9%
  • Texas 50.7%

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

  • Here 6.0
  • County 7.0
  • State 10.0

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

  • Here 5.1
  • Cameron County 6.3
  • State 8.9

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

  • Santa Maria 0.6
  • County 0.7
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 48.2%
  • County 51.6%
  • State 70.3%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 10.7%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Santa Maria 7.0%
  • Cameron County 4.3%
  • Texas 4.3%

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

Santa Maria residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Seventeen percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Santa Maria 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 17.4%
  • Cameron County 23.4%
  • Texas 27.8%

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

Forty six percent of Santa Maria residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 45.6%
  • Cameron County 39.3%
  • Texas 49.8%

Seventeen percent of Santa Maria 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. Twenty seven 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 seven percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Fifteen 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 three 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 four 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 0.8 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • County 16.9%
  • State 20.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Santa Maria 26.7%
  • Cameron County 31.0%
  • Texas 35.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Santa Maria 37.2%
  • Cameron County 33.1%
  • State 32.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Santa Maria 14.9%
  • County 21.7%
  • Texas 21.8%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 32.6%
  • County 39.5%
  • State 42.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 4.4
  • County 5.7
  • State 5.9

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.4
  • Cameron County 2.4
  • Texas 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 0.8
  • Cameron County 1.3
  • Texas 1.3

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

Five percent of Santa Maria 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". One percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty one percent are overweight. Twenty four 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. Eleven percent of people living in Santa Maria have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty five percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Eighteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. One percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. One percent have ever had emphysema. Five percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Santa Maria 4.7%
  • Cameron County 8.0%
  • State 9.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • Cameron County 3.6%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • County 2.8%
  • Texas 3.2%

People with overweight (%)

  • Santa Maria 31.0%
  • County 33.9%
  • State 33.0%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Santa Maria 23.8%
  • County 19.7%
  • State 20.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Santa Maria 11.5%
  • County 10.5%
  • Texas 10.2%

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

  • Santa Maria 25.1%
  • County 22.0%
  • Texas 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • County 20.3%
  • State 21.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Santa Maria 1.5%
  • Cameron County 2.4%
  • Texas 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 1.8%
  • Texas 2.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Santa Maria 2.9%
  • County 2.4%
  • Texas 2.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Santa Maria 1.5%
  • Cameron County 1.6%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Cameron County 2.8%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Santa Maria 2.9%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • Cameron County 1.2%
  • Texas 2.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 6.8%
  • State 6.4%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • Cameron County 6.2%
  • Texas 6.7%

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

Seventy percent of births in Santa Maria were vaginal deliveries. Thirty percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy one percent of women breastfeed their children. Fifteen percent of women in Santa Maria have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eight percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Fifty seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Seven 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 69.5%
  • Cameron County 59.5%
  • State 62.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Santa Maria 30.5%
  • Cameron County 40.5%
  • State 37.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Santa Maria 98.3%
  • County 98.8%
  • Texas 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 63.0%
  • Cameron County 60.5%
  • State 59.4%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 71.2%
  • Cameron County 70.7%
  • State 59.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Santa Maria 15.2%
  • Cameron County 14.2%
  • Texas 17.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • Cameron County 7.5%
  • Texas 9.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Santa Maria 57.4%
  • County 67.9%
  • State 71.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Santa Maria 4.6%
  • Cameron County 4.8%
  • State 6.9%

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

  • Here 19.1%
  • County 18.8%
  • Texas 19.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Santa Maria 7.1%
  • County 13.4%
  • Texas 14.4%

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

People living in Santa Maria report their general health condition on average at 44 percent. Two percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 32 percent of Santa Maria residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Santa Maria are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Santa Maria 44.2%
  • Cameron County 54.7%
  • State 55.5%

Blood donors (%)

  • Santa Maria 1.7%
  • County 5.0%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 32.3%
  • Cameron County 38.9%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Santa Maria 7.1%
  • Cameron County 6.7%
  • State 7.8%

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

People in Santa Maria spend $457 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 30 percent of their income. The average family in Santa Maria spends $86 on food at other stores monthly. This is six percent of their income. They spend $124 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $21 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 $457
  • County $387
  • State $370

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

  • Santa Maria 30.1%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 23.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $86
  • Cameron County $96
  • State $82

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $124
  • County $155
  • Texas $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Santa Maria 7.5%
  • County 8.9%
  • State 7.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Santa Maria $21
  • Cameron County $27
  • Texas $27

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • County 1.0%
  • Texas 1.2%

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

People living in Santa Maria report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 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 three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty percent of Santa Maria 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. Nine percent of people in Santa Maria had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Santa Maria 78.1%
  • Cameron County 80.9%
  • State 80.4%

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

  • Here 84.0%
  • Cameron County 86.2%
  • State 81.7%

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

  • Santa Maria 92.5%
  • County 95.9%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Santa Maria 19.7%
  • County 14.7%
  • State 17.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 39.9%
  • Cameron County 34.3%
  • State 39.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Santa Maria 9.3%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 14.1%

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

Twenty five percent of Santa Maria 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 25.0%
  • Cameron County 24.2%
  • State 23.8%

Sixteen percent of Santa Maria residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Eighteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Thirteen 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 (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • Cameron County 13.3%
  • State 16.0%

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

  • Santa Maria 18.4%
  • Cameron County 17.9%
  • State 21.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Santa Maria 7.6%
  • County 6.9%
  • Texas 7.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Santa Maria 13.5%
  • County 9.5%
  • Texas 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Santa Maria 4.9%
  • Cameron County 6.0%
  • State 6.4%

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

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