Health and Nutrition of Seattle, WA Residents

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Fifty four percent of Seattle 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 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Seattle 53.8%
  • County 50.9%
  • Washington 49.1%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.1
  • County 20.7
  • Washington 21.1

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.2
  • King County 3.8
  • Washington 3.6

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

  • Seattle 1.7
  • King County 1.8
  • Washington 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Seattle 2.1
  • King County 1.9
  • Washington 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Seattle 3.5
  • King County 3.6
  • Washington 3.8

The average Seattle 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). Twelve 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). Seattle residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 53 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

  • Seattle 1.6
  • County 1.8
  • Washington 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Seattle 11.7%
  • County 14.9%
  • Washington 16.7%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Seattle 18.6%
  • County 20.7%
  • Washington 21.7%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 53.2%
  • County 48.4%
  • State 45.8%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.2
  • King County 2.9
  • Washington 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Seattle 2.7
  • King County 2.7
  • Washington 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.9
  • County 23.7
  • State 22.8

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

The average height of Seattle residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 175 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty percent of people living here are obese. Forty percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.0
  • County 66.9
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Seattle 175.0
  • King County 177.0
  • State 178.6

Average BMI

  • Here 27.6
  • King County 28.1
  • State 28.4

People that are obese (%)

  • Seattle 30.4%
  • King County 33.8%
  • Washington 35.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Seattle 40.1%
  • County 44.5%
  • Washington 47.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 37.1%
  • King County 35.6%
  • Washington 34.5%

Sixty percent of Seattle residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Nineteen 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. Nine percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Seattle 60.2%
  • County 61.6%
  • Washington 64.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • County 22.6%
  • State 24.9%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Seattle 18.0%
  • King County 20.5%
  • Washington 22.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Seattle 2.2%
  • King County 2.7%
  • Washington 3.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • County 12.2%
  • Washington 14.2%

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

Seven percent of people living in Seattle have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty five 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 (%)

  • Seattle 7.4%
  • King County 8.7%
  • State 9.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Seattle 45.3%
  • King County 45.5%
  • Washington 45.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 2.9%

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

Seattle 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

  • Seattle 0.9
  • County 1.0
  • Washington 1.1

Eleven percent of Seattle 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 eight percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fourteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.7%
  • King County 11.2%
  • State 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • King County 5.3%
  • State 5.6%

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

  • Here 65.6%
  • King County 66.6%
  • State 67.9%

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

  • Here 28.0%
  • King County 27.3%
  • Washington 28.0%

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

  • Here 14.4%
  • King County 15.4%
  • State 16.3%

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

  • Seattle 19.9%
  • King County 21.3%
  • State 22.6%

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

  • Here 39.7%
  • King County 40.4%
  • Washington 41.1%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Seattle 78.4%
  • King County 75.0%
  • State 73.2%

Eighteen percent of people living in Seattle have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty percent of people in Seattle frequently check their blood cholesterol. Fourteen 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 17.6%
  • King County 19.5%
  • State 21.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Seattle 21.7%
  • County 23.0%
  • Washington 24.0%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Seattle 40.3%
  • King County 40.3%
  • Washington 40.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Seattle 14.5%
  • County 16.6%
  • State 18.2%

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

Forty three percent of people living in Seattle use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 42.8%
  • King County 38.2%
  • State 35.7%

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

Twenty two percent of Seattle residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty nine percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty three percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Eighteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Seventeen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Ten 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. Three 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 (%)

  • Seattle 22.2%
  • King County 24.8%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 21.7%
  • King County 25.1%
  • Washington 27.1%

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

  • Seattle 38.5%
  • County 40.6%
  • Washington 42.1%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 49.1%
  • King County 50.6%
  • Washington 51.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Seattle 22.7%
  • King County 25.8%
  • Washington 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 18.1%
  • King County 20.1%
  • State 21.4%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Seattle 17.0%
  • County 18.6%
  • State 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Seattle 10.0%
  • County 12.2%
  • Washington 14.0%

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

  • Here 3.2%
  • King County 3.8%
  • Washington 4.3%

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

Seattle residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.7
  • King County 1.9
  • State 2.0

Eighty one percent of people living in Seattle have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.4 days per month on average. They have 5.1 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 19 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Seattle 80.8%
  • King County 79.9%
  • Washington 80.4%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Seattle 10.6%
  • King County 11.1%
  • State 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Seattle 5.4
  • King County 5.0
  • State 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.1
  • County 5.4
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 18.8
  • County 21.6
  • Washington 23.7

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

Ninety five percent of Seattle 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. Eighty four percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Seattle 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 four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Seattle 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 20 women. He has vaginal sex with 16 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 1.7 men on average. They have had 0.9 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Seattle were 19 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. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Seattle has vaginal or anal sex 60 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Seattle 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 95.4%
  • King County 96.4%
  • State 97.0%

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

  • Seattle 91.8%
  • King County 93.1%
  • State 93.9%

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

  • Seattle 84.2%
  • King County 85.5%
  • Washington 86.8%

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

  • Here 43.2%
  • County 46.0%
  • State 48.9%

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

  • Here 6.7%
  • King County 6.1%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Seattle 94.3%
  • King County 95.8%
  • Washington 96.7%

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

  • Seattle 84.1%
  • King County 84.6%
  • State 85.3%

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

  • Seattle 35.6%
  • King County 38.4%
  • State 39.6%

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

  • Here 9.7%
  • King County 11.1%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Seattle 17.6
  • King County 17.3
  • Washington 16.8

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

  • Here 20.2
  • King County 23.2
  • Washington 26.2

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

  • Seattle 16.2
  • King County 18.9
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 21.8
  • King County 21.7
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 4.3
  • County 5.0
  • State 5.5

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

  • Here 1.7
  • King County 1.8
  • State 2.1

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

  • Here 0.9
  • County 1.0
  • Washington 1.2

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

  • Seattle 19.5
  • County 19.9
  • State 20.2

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

  • Seattle 3.2
  • King County 4.0
  • State 4.6

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Seattle 8.0%
  • King County 8.2%
  • Washington 8.4%

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

  • Here 59.6
  • County 62.1
  • Washington 63.5

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Seattle 53.2%
  • County 54.9%
  • Washington 55.1%

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

  • Here 8.9
  • King County 10.4
  • State 11.1

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

  • Seattle 7.8
  • County 9.3
  • State 9.9

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

  • Seattle 0.4
  • King County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Seattle 79.0%
  • King County 79.2%
  • Washington 80.0%

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

Nine percent of households in Seattle use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Four percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • King County 9.4%
  • State 9.8%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Seattle 4.1%
  • King County 4.3%
  • State 4.3%

Seattle 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

  • Seattle 6.9
  • County 6.8
  • Washington 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Seattle 27.2%
  • County 29.8%
  • Washington 31.2%

Forty two percent of Seattle residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Seattle 42.4%
  • King County 48.9%
  • State 52.0%

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

Nineteen percent of Seattle 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 four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty nine 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. Fifty 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 18.7%
  • County 20.5%
  • Washington 22.0%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 34.6%
  • County 36.2%
  • State 37.5%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Seattle 33.7%
  • County 31.8%
  • Washington 31.0%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 29.3%
  • King County 23.5%
  • State 19.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 50.4%
  • County 45.8%
  • Washington 42.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.5
  • King County 6.2
  • Washington 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Seattle 2.4
  • County 2.6
  • Washington 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.3

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

Nine percent of Seattle 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". Four 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. Sixteen 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. Nine percent of people living in Seattle have ever received a blood transfusion. Fourteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Nineteen 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. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two 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 (%)

  • Seattle 9.3%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 10.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Seattle 3.5%
  • County 3.7%
  • Washington 3.8%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 29.5%
  • County 31.5%
  • Washington 32.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • County 19.4%
  • State 21.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Seattle 8.6%
  • King County 9.9%
  • State 10.9%

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

  • Seattle 14.1%
  • County 17.2%
  • State 19.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Seattle 18.9%
  • King County 22.0%
  • Washington 24.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Seattle 3.4%
  • King County 3.6%
  • State 3.6%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 3.2%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 3.1%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • King County 1.8%
  • State 2.0%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Seattle 2.4%
  • King County 3.0%
  • Washington 3.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Seattle 2.6%
  • County 3.1%
  • Washington 3.7%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 3.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Seattle 6.8%
  • King County 6.9%
  • Washington 7.2%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Seattle 2.3%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.6%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Seattle 2.2%
  • King County 2.9%
  • State 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • King County 7.9%
  • State 8.3%

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

Fifty eight percent of births in Seattle were vaginal deliveries. Forty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Sixteen percent of women in Seattle have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Nine percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twelve percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fourteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Seattle 58.4%
  • King County 62.8%
  • Washington 64.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Seattle 41.6%
  • King County 37.2%
  • State 35.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Seattle 99.4%
  • County 99.4%
  • Washington 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Seattle 53.8%
  • County 58.1%
  • Washington 59.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 66.1%
  • County 60.3%
  • State 57.1%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 16.0%
  • King County 18.6%
  • State 20.4%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 11.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 73.7%
  • King County 72.6%
  • Washington 73.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Seattle 12.0%
  • King County 9.0%
  • State 8.0%

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

  • Here 14.3%
  • County 15.8%
  • State 16.5%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 15.3%
  • County 15.8%
  • State 17.0%

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

People living in Seattle report their general health condition on average at 61 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 41 percent of Seattle residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Seattle are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Seattle 61.1%
  • County 57.8%
  • State 55.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Seattle 5.9%
  • King County 4.8%
  • State 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Seattle 40.5%
  • County 39.8%
  • State 39.1%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • King County 8.2%
  • Washington 8.3%

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

People in Seattle spend $365 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 20 percent of their income. The average family in Seattle spends $79 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $179 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $31 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Seattle $365
  • King County $369
  • State $366

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

  • Here 19.7%
  • King County 22.2%
  • State 23.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Seattle $79
  • King County $76
  • Washington $73

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Seattle 3.9%
  • King County 4.0%
  • State 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Seattle $179
  • King County $158
  • Washington $143

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Seattle 7.6%
  • King County 7.1%
  • State 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $31
  • King County $28
  • State $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • King County 1.2%
  • Washington 1.2%

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

People living in Seattle 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 Seattle 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. Fourteen percent of people in Seattle had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 82.4%
  • King County 80.5%
  • Washington 79.0%

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

  • Seattle 84.5%
  • County 80.5%
  • State 78.2%

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

  • Seattle 96.4%
  • County 95.5%
  • State 94.8%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • King County 18.1%
  • State 20.1%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Seattle 33.7%
  • King County 39.1%
  • State 43.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 14.8%
  • Washington 15.7%

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

Twenty four percent of Seattle 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 24.2%
  • King County 23.6%
  • State 24.6%

Twelve percent of Seattle 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. Seven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Six 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 11.7%
  • King County 15.8%
  • State 18.4%

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

  • Here 16.9%
  • King County 21.3%
  • State 24.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Seattle 6.3%
  • King County 7.8%
  • Washington 8.8%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Seattle 6.6%
  • County 8.6%
  • State 10.0%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • King County 6.4%
  • Washington 7.2%

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

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