Health and Nutrition of South Pasadena, CA Residents

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Fifty five percent of South Pasadena residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get one 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 (%)

  • South Pasadena 55.2%
  • County 48.6%
  • State 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • South Pasadena 19.5
  • Los Angeles County 18.8
  • California 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.9
  • Los Angeles County 3.8
  • California 3.7

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

  • South Pasadena 1.5
  • Los Angeles County 1.9
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • South Pasadena 2.1
  • Los Angeles County 2.2
  • California 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 2.9
  • County 3.2
  • California 3.3

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

The average South Pasadena resident last visited a dentist one years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Eleven 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). South Pasadena residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 54 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

  • Here 1.5
  • Los Angeles County 1.8
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • South Pasadena 10.5%
  • County 15.1%
  • State 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • Los Angeles County 19.9%
  • California 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 54.2%
  • County 47.8%
  • State 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.4
  • County 3.0
  • California 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • South Pasadena 2.7
  • Los Angeles County 3.1
  • California 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • South Pasadena 25.1
  • County 24.3
  • State 23.8

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

The average height of South Pasadena residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 169 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 27. Twenty nine percent of people living here are obese. Thirty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • South Pasadena 66.2
  • Los Angeles County 65.8
  • State 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • South Pasadena 169.4
  • Los Angeles County 172.4
  • California 174.2

Average BMI

  • South Pasadena 27.3
  • Los Angeles County 28.0
  • State 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 29.0%
  • County 33.8%
  • California 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 37.8%
  • County 44.3%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • South Pasadena 39.4%
  • Los Angeles County 35.8%
  • California 35.3%

Fifty two percent of South Pasadena residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Seventeen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Sixteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Eight percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • South Pasadena 52.5%
  • Los Angeles County 58.7%
  • State 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • South Pasadena 16.8%
  • County 21.8%
  • California 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 15.5%
  • Los Angeles County 20.2%
  • California 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 1.6%
  • State 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • South Pasadena 7.9%
  • County 12.7%
  • California 13.1%

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

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

  • South Pasadena 8.2%
  • Los Angeles County 8.9%
  • California 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 48.4%
  • County 46.0%
  • California 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • South Pasadena 2.4%
  • Los Angeles County 2.5%
  • State 2.6%

South Pasadena 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 0.9
  • County 1.0
  • State 1.1

Ten percent of South Pasadena residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Four percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty six percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fourteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Sixteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty five percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • South Pasadena 10.0%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Los Angeles County 4.3%
  • California 4.7%

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

  • South Pasadena 63.8%
  • County 62.1%
  • State 64.0%

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

  • Here 25.6%
  • Los Angeles County 21.9%
  • State 23.8%

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

  • South Pasadena 13.5%
  • County 13.1%
  • California 14.2%

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

  • Here 16.3%
  • Los Angeles County 16.7%
  • State 18.7%

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

  • Here 34.8%
  • County 31.8%
  • State 34.5%

Eighty one percent of people living in South Pasadena are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 80.8%
  • County 72.6%
  • California 72.4%

Eighteen percent of people living in South Pasadena 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 five percent of people in South Pasadena frequently check their blood cholesterol. Sixteen 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 Pasadena 18.3%
  • Los Angeles County 16.9%
  • California 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • South Pasadena 22.4%
  • Los Angeles County 20.1%
  • State 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 45.0%
  • Los Angeles County 38.0%
  • State 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • South Pasadena 15.5%
  • Los Angeles County 15.0%
  • California 16.3%

Forty five percent of people living in South Pasadena use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • South Pasadena 44.9%
  • County 33.9%
  • State 34.3%

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

Twenty two percent of South Pasadena residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty one percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty six percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty eight percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty one percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Sixteen 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. Eight 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 (%)

  • Here 21.7%
  • Los Angeles County 26.9%
  • California 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • South Pasadena 20.9%
  • County 27.2%
  • State 27.1%

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

  • South Pasadena 36.3%
  • Los Angeles County 40.6%
  • State 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 48.0%
  • County 51.2%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • South Pasadena 21.3%
  • Los Angeles County 28.6%
  • State 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • County 20.7%
  • California 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 16.5%
  • Los Angeles County 20.1%
  • California 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • County 15.3%
  • California 14.8%

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

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 4.5%
  • California 4.4%

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

South Pasadena residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.6
  • Los Angeles County 1.5
  • California 1.7

Seventy six percent of people living in South Pasadena have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.0 days per month on average. They have 4.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 14 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • South Pasadena 75.7%
  • County 78.2%
  • California 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • County 11.3%
  • California 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • South Pasadena 5.0
  • County 4.3
  • California 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.2
  • County 5.3
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • South Pasadena 14.0
  • County 18.8
  • California 20.4

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

Ninety six percent of South Pasadena 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 two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in South Pasadena have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety five percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in South Pasadena were 19 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 18 women. He has vaginal sex with 14 women. People living here were on average 23 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on three women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.7 men on average. They have had 0.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in South Pasadena were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in South Pasadena has vaginal or anal sex 53 times a year. Fifty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in South Pasadena 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 95.6%
  • Los Angeles County 97.0%
  • State 96.9%

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

  • Here 91.5%
  • Los Angeles County 92.2%
  • California 92.8%

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

  • South Pasadena 81.9%
  • County 82.6%
  • California 83.7%

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

  • South Pasadena 39.4%
  • Los Angeles County 48.3%
  • State 48.3%

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

  • Here 7.2%
  • Los Angeles County 7.5%
  • California 6.8%

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

  • Here 94.7%
  • Los Angeles County 95.9%
  • State 96.0%

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

  • Here 82.7%
  • County 82.2%
  • California 82.7%

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

  • South Pasadena 36.2%
  • County 38.8%
  • California 38.9%

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

  • Here 8.6%
  • County 12.7%
  • State 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • South Pasadena 18.6
  • County 17.2
  • State 17.1

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

  • Here 17.8
  • County 25.1
  • State 25.6

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

  • Here 13.5
  • Los Angeles County 20.5
  • State 20.9

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

  • South Pasadena 22.8
  • County 21.4
  • State 21.3

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

  • South Pasadena 3.4
  • County 4.7
  • California 5.0

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

  • Here 1.7
  • Los Angeles County 1.5
  • State 1.8

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

  • Here 0.8
  • County 0.8
  • State 1.0

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

  • Here 19.8
  • County 19.9
  • State 20.0

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

  • South Pasadena 2.9
  • County 2.8
  • California 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • Los Angeles County 10.1%
  • California 9.6%

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

  • Here 52.5
  • County 62.3
  • California 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 51.1%
  • County 47.0%
  • State 49.2%

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

  • Here 7.7
  • County 8.8
  • California 9.4

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

  • South Pasadena 6.8
  • County 7.7
  • State 8.3

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

  • South Pasadena 0.4
  • Los Angeles County 0.6
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 70.3%
  • County 64.1%
  • California 68.4%

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

Nine percent of households in South Pasadena 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 9.2%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.6%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • South Pasadena 6.9
  • Los Angeles County 6.7
  • California 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 26.0%
  • Los Angeles County 25.2%
  • California 26.9%

Thirty seven percent of South Pasadena residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • South Pasadena 37.1%
  • Los Angeles County 46.2%
  • California 47.9%

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

Fifteen percent of South Pasadena residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty two percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty eight 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 seven hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about two hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • County 17.7%
  • California 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 31.6%
  • Los Angeles County 32.1%
  • California 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 32.2%
  • Los Angeles County 33.8%
  • State 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 28.4%
  • Los Angeles County 23.6%
  • California 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 50.1%
  • County 42.5%
  • State 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.5
  • Los Angeles County 6.0
  • California 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.3
  • Los Angeles County 2.5
  • California 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • South Pasadena 1.5
  • Los Angeles County 1.4
  • California 1.4

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

Nine percent of South Pasadena residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty percent are overweight. Fifteen 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 South Pasadena have ever received a blood transfusion. Fifteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Nineteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Two percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. One 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 (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Los Angeles County 2.8%
  • California 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 30.5%
  • County 30.7%
  • State 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • Los Angeles County 19.3%
  • California 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • South Pasadena 9.1%
  • County 9.4%
  • California 9.9%

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

  • Here 14.7%
  • Los Angeles County 20.2%
  • California 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Los Angeles County 18.7%
  • State 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • Los Angeles County 2.0%
  • California 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • South Pasadena 2.4%
  • Los Angeles County 2.3%
  • State 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • Los Angeles County 1.5%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • South Pasadena 2.4%
  • Los Angeles County 2.5%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • South Pasadena 2.3%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • South Pasadena 1.3%
  • Los Angeles County 1.6%
  • State 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • Los Angeles County 6.0%
  • California 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • South Pasadena 2.0%
  • County 2.1%
  • State 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 2.9%
  • California 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • Los Angeles County 5.5%
  • State 6.4%

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

Fifty nine percent of births in South Pasadena were vaginal deliveries. Forty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy two percent of women breastfeed their children. Sixteen percent of women in South Pasadena 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). Sixty nine 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. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • South Pasadena 59.0%
  • County 62.8%
  • California 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 41.0%
  • County 37.2%
  • State 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • South Pasadena 99.4%
  • Los Angeles County 99.2%
  • California 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 56.4%
  • County 58.0%
  • State 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • South Pasadena 72.0%
  • County 63.7%
  • State 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • South Pasadena 16.0%
  • Los Angeles County 14.3%
  • California 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • South Pasadena 8.7%
  • Los Angeles County 7.5%
  • California 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • South Pasadena 68.7%
  • Los Angeles County 66.4%
  • State 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • County 5.8%
  • State 6.3%

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

  • South Pasadena 13.5%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • South Pasadena 15.7%
  • Los Angeles County 11.9%
  • State 13.8%

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

People living in South Pasadena report their general health condition on average at 61 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of South Pasadena residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in South Pasadena are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 60.9%
  • Los Angeles County 55.8%
  • California 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • Los Angeles County 4.8%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 38.9%
  • Los Angeles County 40.2%
  • California 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • South Pasadena 7.6%
  • County 7.2%
  • State 7.5%

People in South Pasadena spend $385 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 18 percent of their income. The average family in South Pasadena spends $88 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $192 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $33 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • South Pasadena $385
  • County $374
  • State $372

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

  • South Pasadena 17.8%
  • Los Angeles County 22.2%
  • State 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • South Pasadena $88
  • County $89
  • State $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $192
  • County $153
  • State $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • South Pasadena 7.3%
  • County 8.1%
  • California 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • South Pasadena $33
  • Los Angeles County $30
  • State $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.0%
  • Los Angeles County 1.1%
  • State 1.1%

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People living in South Pasadena report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 percent. Eighty six 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 seven percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fourteen percent of South Pasadena population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Twenty eight 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. Eleven percent of people in South Pasadena had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • South Pasadena 82.7%
  • Los Angeles County 81.5%
  • State 80.6%

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

  • Here 86.4%
  • Los Angeles County 84.5%
  • California 82.6%

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

  • Here 96.9%
  • Los Angeles County 95.9%
  • California 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • South Pasadena 14.1%
  • Los Angeles County 15.7%
  • California 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • South Pasadena 27.7%
  • County 35.5%
  • State 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • South Pasadena 11.1%
  • County 12.1%
  • State 13.3%

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Twenty two percent of South Pasadena 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 Pasadena 22.4%
  • County 22.7%
  • California 23.4%

Ten percent of South Pasadena 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. Fifteen 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. Six 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 (%)

  • South Pasadena 10.3%
  • County 13.7%
  • State 15.3%

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

  • Here 15.5%
  • Los Angeles County 18.4%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • Los Angeles County 6.5%
  • California 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • Los Angeles County 5.5%
  • California 6.1%

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

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