Health and Nutrition of Solvay, NY Residents

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Fifty one percent of Solvay residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 50.6%
  • County 50.4%
  • New York 49.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Solvay 22.2
  • Onondaga County 21.4
  • State 20.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.4
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.6

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

  • Solvay 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Solvay 1.6
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Solvay 3.6
  • Onondaga County 3.6
  • New York 3.3

The average Solvay resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Sixteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Solvay residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 47 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Solvay 2.0
  • Onondaga County 1.9
  • New York 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 15.9%
  • Onondaga County 15.5%
  • State 15.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.9%
  • Onondaga County 20.6%
  • New York 20.5%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 47.1%
  • Onondaga County 47.7%
  • New York 47.0%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.8
  • Onondaga County 2.9
  • New York 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.6
  • Onondaga County 2.7
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 21.9
  • County 22.7
  • State 23.2

The average height of Solvay residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.6
  • Onondaga County 66.9
  • State 66.4

Average weight (pounds)

  • Solvay 179.1
  • County 179.7
  • New York 177.7

Average BMI

  • Solvay 28.7
  • Onondaga County 28.6
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Solvay 37.6%
  • County 36.6%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 49.5%
  • Onondaga County 48.2%
  • State 48.0%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Solvay 35.2%
  • Onondaga County 35.2%
  • State 35.5%

Sixty six percent of Solvay residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five 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. Three percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Solvay 65.7%
  • Onondaga County 64.8%
  • State 61.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Solvay 25.2%
  • County 23.4%
  • State 22.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Solvay 22.6%
  • County 21.2%
  • New York 20.1%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Solvay 3.3%
  • Onondaga County 3.1%
  • New York 2.6%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • County 12.5%
  • New York 11.6%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Solvay have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty nine percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • Onondaga County 9.8%
  • State 10.1%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 48.7%
  • Onondaga County 47.7%
  • State 47.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Solvay 3.2%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.0%

Solvay 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
  • Onondaga County 1.1
  • New York 1.1

Twelve percent of Solvay 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. Six 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 four percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty two percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty four percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • County 11.5%
  • New York 11.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Solvay 5.7%
  • Onondaga County 5.8%
  • New York 5.3%

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

  • Here 71.8%
  • Onondaga County 69.0%
  • State 65.6%

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

  • Here 34.1%
  • Onondaga County 30.3%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 16.4%
  • County 16.0%
  • New York 14.5%

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

  • Solvay 21.7%
  • County 22.2%
  • New York 19.3%

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

  • Here 44.1%
  • Onondaga County 42.8%
  • State 37.7%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Solvay 76.8%
  • Onondaga County 76.1%
  • New York 74.6%

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

  • Solvay 26.3%
  • County 23.6%
  • State 22.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • County 25.2%
  • New York 23.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 44.7%
  • Onondaga County 43.2%
  • State 42.3%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Solvay 21.6%
  • County 19.5%
  • State 18.4%

Thirty eight percent of people living in Solvay use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • Onondaga County 37.2%
  • State 34.0%

Twenty five percent of Solvay residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty seven percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty two percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty one 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 25.0%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 26.2%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 27.1%
  • Onondaga County 26.2%
  • State 27.0%

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

  • Here 42.0%
  • Onondaga County 41.5%
  • New York 40.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.0%
  • Onondaga County 51.4%
  • State 51.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 27.4%
  • County 26.9%
  • State 27.9%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • Onondaga County 21.2%
  • State 20.8%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Onondaga County 18.8%
  • State 19.1%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Onondaga County 13.1%
  • State 14.1%

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

  • Solvay 4.4%
  • County 4.1%
  • New York 4.4%

Solvay residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Solvay 2.4
  • Onondaga County 2.2
  • State 2.0

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

Seventy nine percent of people living in Solvay have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.1 days per month on average. They have 5.6 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 23 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 78.8%
  • Onondaga County 80.7%
  • New York 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.1
  • County 5.2
  • New York 4.7

Average drinks/week

  • Solvay 5.6
  • Onondaga County 5.5
  • New York 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Solvay 22.9
  • County 22.6
  • State 21.4

Ninety seven percent of Solvay 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 nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Solvay have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Solvay 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 27 women. He has vaginal sex with 20 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 3.5 men on average. They have had 2.0 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Solvay were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on six men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Solvay has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Fifty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Solvay 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 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 six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.3%
  • County 97.1%
  • New York 97.0%

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

  • Solvay 94.6%
  • Onondaga County 94.3%
  • New York 93.8%

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

  • Here 88.6%
  • Onondaga County 87.3%
  • State 84.5%

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

  • Solvay 49.2%
  • County 47.2%
  • New York 47.0%

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

  • Solvay 6.6%
  • County 6.0%
  • State 6.2%

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

  • Here 97.6%
  • County 97.1%
  • State 96.6%

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

  • Solvay 86.7%
  • County 84.9%
  • New York 82.4%

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

  • Here 38.8%
  • Onondaga County 38.2%
  • New York 37.6%

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

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 11.6%
  • New York 11.8%

Average age people first had sex

  • Solvay 16.7
  • County 16.9
  • New York 17.0

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

  • Solvay 27.5
  • Onondaga County 26.2
  • State 26.7

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

  • Here 19.8
  • Onondaga County 20.2
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 21.2
  • County 21.7
  • New York 21.8

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

  • Here 5.2
  • County 5.0
  • New York 4.7

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

  • Solvay 3.5
  • County 2.6
  • New York 2.3

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

  • Solvay 2.0
  • Onondaga County 1.4
  • New York 1.3

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

  • Solvay 19.2
  • Onondaga County 19.9
  • State 19.9

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

  • Solvay 5.9
  • Onondaga County 4.9
  • New York 4.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 9.9%

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

  • Solvay 62.4
  • Onondaga County 60.1
  • State 59.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 55.0%
  • County 55.0%
  • State 50.6%

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

  • Here 11.2
  • County 11.4
  • New York 10.3

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

  • Solvay 10.0
  • Onondaga County 9.9
  • New York 8.8

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

  • Solvay 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • New York 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Solvay 85.6%
  • Onondaga County 83.3%
  • New York 74.6%

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

Ten percent of households in Solvay 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 9.9%
  • County 10.1%
  • New York 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Solvay 4.3%
  • Onondaga County 4.4%
  • New York 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.9
  • County 6.9
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Solvay 33.8%
  • Onondaga County 31.9%
  • New York 29.0%

Forty nine percent of Solvay residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Solvay 48.6%
  • Onondaga County 49.7%
  • State 49.1%

Twenty two percent of Solvay 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 nine 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. Eighteen 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 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 six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Solvay 21.5%
  • Onondaga County 20.9%
  • State 19.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 38.9%
  • County 36.9%
  • State 35.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Solvay 27.3%
  • Onondaga County 30.2%
  • State 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Solvay 17.5%
  • Onondaga County 20.3%
  • New York 21.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 42.6%
  • County 43.7%
  • State 42.3%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Solvay 6.1
  • County 6.2
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.9
  • Onondaga County 2.7
  • New York 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.3
  • New York 1.3

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

Eleven percent of Solvay 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. Thirty four percent are overweight. Twenty one percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Thirteen percent of people living in Solvay have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twelve percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Solvay 10.9%
  • Onondaga County 11.0%
  • New York 10.0%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Solvay 4.0%
  • Onondaga County 3.9%
  • New York 3.4%

People with overweight (%)

  • Solvay 34.3%
  • County 34.0%
  • State 33.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • Onondaga County 20.1%
  • State 19.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 13.5%
  • Onondaga County 11.9%
  • State 11.2%

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

  • Solvay 19.1%
  • County 18.4%
  • New York 19.4%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Solvay 29.9%
  • County 26.3%
  • New York 23.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Onondaga County 4.1%
  • State 3.6%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Onondaga County 3.2%
  • New York 2.9%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Solvay 3.0%
  • County 2.3%
  • New York 2.0%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Onondaga County 3.9%
  • New York 3.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Solvay 4.5%
  • Onondaga County 3.9%
  • New York 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 3.3%
  • New York 2.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • County 7.9%
  • New York 7.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Solvay 4.2%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 3.2%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Solvay 3.0%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 2.8%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Solvay 11.6%
  • Onondaga County 9.8%
  • New York 7.9%

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

Sixty eight percent of births in Solvay were vaginal deliveries. Thirty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in Solvay have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fifteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fourteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty two 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 67.6%
  • Onondaga County 64.4%
  • State 63.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Solvay 32.4%
  • County 35.6%
  • New York 36.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Solvay 99.5%
  • County 99.4%
  • State 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 60.9%
  • County 59.3%
  • New York 59.2%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 52.2%
  • County 55.0%
  • State 56.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Solvay 26.3%
  • Onondaga County 22.6%
  • State 20.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Solvay 14.6%
  • Onondaga County 12.3%
  • New York 10.6%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 71.8%
  • Onondaga County 74.9%
  • New York 71.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • Onondaga County 8.7%
  • State 7.2%

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

  • Solvay 13.9%
  • Onondaga County 15.4%
  • New York 17.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Solvay 21.7%
  • County 18.8%
  • State 16.2%

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

People living in Solvay report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 35 percent of Solvay residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Solvay are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 55.9%
  • Onondaga County 56.7%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Solvay 4.8%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 35.4%
  • Onondaga County 39.9%
  • New York 40.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Solvay 8.4%
  • County 8.5%
  • New York 8.1%

People in Solvay spend $347 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 22 percent of their income. The average family in Solvay spends $70 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $134 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 $347
  • County $361
  • New York $365

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

  • Here 22.3%
  • Onondaga County 23.2%
  • State 23.3%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Solvay $70
  • County $71
  • New York $78

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Solvay $134
  • County $147
  • State $143

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Solvay 6.9%
  • County 7.0%
  • State 7.1%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Solvay $21
  • County $25
  • State $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 1.3%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Solvay report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy eight percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty one percent of Solvay population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty five 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 Solvay had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Solvay 76.8%
  • County 78.8%
  • New York 79.9%

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

  • Here 78.2%
  • County 78.7%
  • State 81.1%

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

  • Solvay 94.6%
  • Onondaga County 94.9%
  • New York 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • County 20.1%
  • New York 18.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Solvay 44.9%
  • Onondaga County 41.4%
  • New York 39.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.0%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 14.0%

Thirty percent of Solvay 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 29.8%
  • Onondaga County 26.3%
  • State 25.5%

Nineteen percent of Solvay residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty seven percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eleven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Ten 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 19.4%
  • Onondaga County 18.4%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Solvay 26.5%
  • Onondaga County 24.7%
  • New York 22.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Solvay 10.8%
  • County 9.4%
  • State 8.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • County 9.7%
  • State 9.6%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Solvay 9.7%
  • Onondaga County 8.1%
  • State 7.4%

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

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