Health and Nutrition of South Beloit, IL Residents

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Forty nine percent of South Beloit residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 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 48.6%
  • Winnebago County 48.0%
  • Illinois 48.6%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • South Beloit 21.4
  • Winnebago County 21.3
  • Illinois 20.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.5
  • Winnebago County 3.5
  • State 3.6

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

  • South Beloit 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • South Beloit 1.8
  • Winnebago County 1.8
  • Illinois 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • South Beloit 3.8
  • County 3.7
  • Illinois 3.5

The average South Beloit 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 two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). South Beloit residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 45 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • South Beloit 2.0
  • Winnebago County 2.1
  • Illinois 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 16.0%
  • Winnebago County 17.3%
  • State 16.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • South Beloit 22.1%
  • Winnebago County 22.0%
  • State 21.4%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • South Beloit 45.2%
  • Winnebago County 44.5%
  • Illinois 45.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • South Beloit 2.8
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • South Beloit 2.8
  • Winnebago County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • South Beloit 22.9
  • County 22.2
  • State 22.9

The average height of South Beloit residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 181 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.9
  • Winnebago County 66.8
  • State 66.6

Average weight (pounds)

  • South Beloit 181.1
  • Winnebago County 180.8
  • Illinois 179.3

Average BMI

  • Here 28.7
  • County 28.8
  • Illinois 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 37.4%
  • County 38.2%
  • State 37.3%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • South Beloit 49.5%
  • Winnebago County 50.3%
  • State 48.8%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 34.8%
  • Winnebago County 34.3%
  • Illinois 34.8%

Sixty five percent of South Beloit 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 (%)

  • Here 65.1%
  • County 65.2%
  • State 63.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.4%
  • Winnebago County 25.4%
  • State 23.4%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • South Beloit 23.2%
  • Winnebago County 22.9%
  • State 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • South Beloit 3.2%
  • Winnebago County 3.3%
  • State 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • South Beloit 14.5%
  • Winnebago County 14.2%
  • Illinois 12.7%

Nine percent of people living in South Beloit 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. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 8.8%
  • Winnebago County 10.4%
  • State 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • South Beloit 44.8%
  • Winnebago County 47.0%
  • Illinois 46.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • South Beloit 2.7%
  • Winnebago County 3.2%
  • State 3.1%

South Beloit 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
  • Winnebago County 1.2
  • Illinois 1.1

Twelve percent of South Beloit 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 nine percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty nine percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty three percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • County 11.5%
  • Illinois 11.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • Winnebago County 6.1%
  • State 5.6%

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

  • South Beloit 69.0%
  • County 68.4%
  • Illinois 66.6%

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

  • South Beloit 29.2%
  • County 28.5%
  • Illinois 26.7%

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

  • South Beloit 17.2%
  • County 16.6%
  • Illinois 15.1%

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

  • South Beloit 22.7%
  • Winnebago County 22.6%
  • Illinois 20.7%

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

  • Here 41.0%
  • Winnebago County 41.0%
  • State 39.0%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • South Beloit 72.5%
  • County 72.8%
  • Illinois 73.6%

Twenty one percent of people living in South Beloit have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty four percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty percent of people in South Beloit 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 (%)

  • South Beloit 20.6%
  • County 23.5%
  • State 22.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 24.4%
  • County 25.2%
  • Illinois 23.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • South Beloit 39.7%
  • County 41.7%
  • State 41.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 17.6%
  • Winnebago County 19.7%
  • Illinois 18.2%

Thirty six percent of people living in South Beloit use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • South Beloit 35.7%
  • Winnebago County 33.1%
  • Illinois 32.9%

Twenty six percent of South Beloit 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 three 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 eight 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. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fourteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Five percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • South Beloit 26.2%
  • County 27.0%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 27.3%
  • Winnebago County 27.9%
  • Illinois 27.3%

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

  • Here 43.0%
  • Winnebago County 42.5%
  • Illinois 41.4%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • South Beloit 51.7%
  • County 51.9%
  • Illinois 51.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • South Beloit 27.5%
  • County 28.9%
  • State 28.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • South Beloit 20.8%
  • Winnebago County 21.8%
  • Illinois 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • South Beloit 19.6%
  • County 19.5%
  • State 19.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 14.2%
  • Winnebago County 14.5%
  • Illinois 14.3%

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

  • Here 4.6%
  • Winnebago County 4.5%
  • Illinois 4.4%

South Beloit residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.2
  • Illinois 2.0

Eighty one percent of people living in South Beloit 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 4.9 days per month on average. They have 5.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 25 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • South Beloit 80.7%
  • Winnebago County 80.0%
  • Illinois 79.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • South Beloit 10.6%
  • County 10.5%
  • State 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.9
  • County 4.8
  • State 4.7

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.9
  • Winnebago County 5.8
  • Illinois 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 24.8
  • County 24.5
  • State 22.9

Ninety seven percent of South Beloit 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 eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in South Beloit have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in South Beloit 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 26 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 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 4.2 men on average. They have had 2.5 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in South Beloit were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on seven men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in South Beloit has vaginal or anal sex 68 times a year. Fifty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in South Beloit 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • South Beloit 97.5%
  • Winnebago County 97.5%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • South Beloit 94.8%
  • Winnebago County 94.5%
  • State 93.9%

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

  • Here 87.6%
  • County 86.8%
  • State 85.5%

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

  • Here 52.2%
  • Winnebago County 49.3%
  • Illinois 48.3%

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

  • South Beloit 6.3%
  • Winnebago County 5.6%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • South Beloit 97.3%
  • County 97.5%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Here 87.1%
  • County 84.7%
  • Illinois 83.4%

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

  • South Beloit 41.0%
  • County 40.6%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • South Beloit 12.1%
  • County 12.7%
  • Illinois 12.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.6
  • Winnebago County 16.6
  • State 16.8

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

  • Here 26.1
  • County 28.1
  • State 26.9

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

  • Here 21.7
  • County 22.3
  • Illinois 21.7

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

  • South Beloit 20.9
  • County 21.4
  • State 21.5

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

  • South Beloit 5.4
  • Winnebago County 5.4
  • Illinois 5.0

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

  • South Beloit 4.2
  • Winnebago County 2.2
  • Illinois 2.4

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

  • South Beloit 2.5
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.4

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

  • Here 19.0
  • County 20.2
  • State 20.0

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

  • South Beloit 6.7
  • Winnebago County 4.7
  • State 4.6

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • South Beloit 8.3%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 9.8%

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

  • South Beloit 68.1
  • County 62.0
  • Illinois 62.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 55.5%
  • Winnebago County 54.6%
  • Illinois 52.8%

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

  • South Beloit 10.5
  • Winnebago County 11.6
  • State 11.1

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

  • South Beloit 9.4
  • Winnebago County 10.2
  • Illinois 9.7

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

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.6
  • Illinois 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 81.6%
  • Winnebago County 80.6%
  • State 76.6%

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

Ten percent of households in South Beloit 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 (%)

  • South Beloit 9.7%
  • County 10.4%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • South Beloit 4.4%
  • County 4.3%
  • Illinois 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • Illinois 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • South Beloit 30.7%
  • Winnebago County 31.9%
  • State 29.8%

Fifty four percent of South Beloit residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 53.6%
  • Winnebago County 54.0%
  • State 52.2%

Twenty four percent of South Beloit 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. Forty 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 nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • South Beloit 24.3%
  • Winnebago County 22.0%
  • Illinois 20.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • South Beloit 40.4%
  • County 37.8%
  • State 36.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 28.8%
  • County 30.3%
  • Illinois 30.9%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • South Beloit 19.1%
  • County 17.5%
  • State 20.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 43.0%
  • County 40.3%
  • Illinois 41.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.9
  • County 6.0
  • Illinois 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • South Beloit 2.8
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.3

Ten percent of South Beloit 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 three percent are overweight. Twenty 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 South Beloit have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty five percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three 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 (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • Winnebago County 11.1%
  • State 10.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • South Beloit 3.3%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Winnebago County 3.8%
  • Illinois 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.0%
  • Winnebago County 34.3%
  • State 33.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 19.6%
  • Winnebago County 22.1%
  • State 20.7%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • South Beloit 11.3%
  • Winnebago County 12.2%
  • Illinois 11.3%

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

  • South Beloit 18.5%
  • Winnebago County 20.2%
  • State 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Winnebago County 26.9%
  • Illinois 24.1%

People with gout (%)

  • South Beloit 3.2%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.6%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Winnebago County 3.8%
  • Illinois 3.2%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • South Beloit 3.1%
  • Winnebago County 3.4%
  • State 2.9%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • South Beloit 2.1%
  • County 2.3%
  • Illinois 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 3.5%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.7%

People with emphysema (%)

  • South Beloit 3.0%
  • Winnebago County 3.7%
  • Illinois 2.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • Winnebago County 7.4%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • South Beloit 3.9%
  • County 4.1%
  • Illinois 3.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • South Beloit 2.6%
  • County 3.4%
  • Illinois 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Winnebago County 8.8%
  • Illinois 7.9%

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

Sixty four percent of births in South Beloit were vaginal deliveries. Thirty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty two percent of women in South Beloit have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Nineteen 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 63.8%
  • County 66.3%
  • Illinois 64.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • South Beloit 36.2%
  • County 33.7%
  • State 35.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • Winnebago County 99.3%
  • Illinois 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • South Beloit 59.7%
  • Winnebago County 61.3%
  • State 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 57.1%
  • County 53.0%
  • State 54.6%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 20.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 11.7%
  • County 12.1%
  • State 11.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 75.8%
  • County 73.6%
  • Illinois 72.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • South Beloit 8.6%
  • County 6.9%
  • Illinois 7.4%

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

  • South Beloit 17.4%
  • County 17.6%
  • Illinois 17.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • Winnebago County 18.2%
  • Illinois 16.3%

People living in South Beloit report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of South Beloit residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in South Beloit are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.2%
  • County 54.6%
  • Illinois 55.4%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 39.0%
  • County 40.3%
  • State 40.8%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 8.2%

People in South Beloit spend $354 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in South Beloit spends $73 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $129 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $22 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 $354
  • County $360
  • Illinois $361

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

  • Here 24.4%
  • Winnebago County 24.9%
  • State 24.2%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $73
  • County $69
  • Illinois $74

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 4.2%
  • Illinois 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • South Beloit $129
  • County $133
  • Illinois $139

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • South Beloit 6.9%
  • Winnebago County 6.9%
  • State 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • South Beloit $22
  • County $23
  • Illinois $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • South Beloit 1.3%
  • County 1.2%
  • Illinois 1.2%

People living in South Beloit report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Seventy nine 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 percent of South Beloit population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty seven 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. Seventeen percent of people in South Beloit had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • South Beloit 79.0%
  • County 78.3%
  • Illinois 79.5%

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

  • South Beloit 78.7%
  • Winnebago County 77.5%
  • Illinois 79.7%

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

  • Here 95.1%
  • Winnebago County 94.7%
  • State 95.1%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • South Beloit 20.2%
  • County 21.1%
  • Illinois 19.1%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • South Beloit 47.1%
  • County 44.8%
  • Illinois 41.6%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • South Beloit 17.1%
  • Winnebago County 16.2%
  • Illinois 14.9%

Twenty six percent of South Beloit 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 (%)

  • South Beloit 26.1%
  • Winnebago County 25.8%
  • State 25.2%

Eighteen percent of South Beloit 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 four percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Ten percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven 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 (%)

  • South Beloit 17.6%
  • Winnebago County 20.1%
  • State 17.9%

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

  • South Beloit 24.0%
  • Winnebago County 26.5%
  • Illinois 23.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • South Beloit 9.0%
  • Winnebago County 9.9%
  • Illinois 9.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 9.8%
  • Winnebago County 10.7%
  • Illinois 9.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • South Beloit 7.4%
  • Winnebago County 8.3%
  • State 7.5%
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