Health and Nutrition of St. Charles, MO Residents

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Fifty percent of St. Charles 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 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 (%)

  • St. Charles 50.0%
  • County 50.7%
  • Missouri 49.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • St. Charles 21.8
  • St. Charles County 21.1
  • Missouri 21.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.8
  • St. Charles County 3.9
  • State 3.6

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

  • Here 1.8
  • St. Charles County 1.8
  • Missouri 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • St. Charles 1.8
  • County 1.9
  • Missouri 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • St. Charles 4.1
  • County 3.8
  • State 3.7

The average St. Charles 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). Seventeen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). St. Charles 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • St. Charles 1.9
  • St. Charles County 1.8
  • Missouri 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • St. Charles 16.7%
  • St. Charles County 14.9%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • St. Charles 20.7%
  • County 21.1%
  • Missouri 21.1%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • St. Charles 47.3%
  • St. Charles County 49.1%
  • Missouri 46.9%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.8
  • County 3.0
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • St. Charles 2.7
  • County 2.7
  • Missouri 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • St. Charles 22.7
  • St. Charles County 23.5
  • Missouri 22.6

The average height of St. Charles residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty six percent of people living here are obese. Forty seven percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • St. Charles 67.1
  • County 67.3
  • Missouri 67.0

Average weight (pounds)

  • St. Charles 179.5
  • County 181.4
  • Missouri 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 28.4
  • St. Charles County 28.6
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • St. Charles 35.5%
  • St. Charles County 35.7%
  • Missouri 37.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 46.9%
  • County 47.4%
  • State 49.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 35.7%
  • County 37.8%
  • Missouri 35.4%

Sixty six percent of St. Charles residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty four percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty one percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Thirteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 66.4%
  • St. Charles County 65.5%
  • State 64.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • St. Charles 23.8%
  • St. Charles County 24.3%
  • State 23.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • St. Charles 21.1%
  • County 22.2%
  • Missouri 21.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • St. Charles 3.1%
  • County 3.0%
  • Missouri 3.1%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • St. Charles 12.8%
  • County 13.3%
  • State 12.6%

Nine percent of people living in St. Charles have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty seven 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 9.5%
  • St. Charles County 8.2%
  • State 10.1%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 46.8%
  • St. Charles County 47.0%
  • Missouri 47.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 2.8%
  • Missouri 3.2%

St. Charles 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

  • St. Charles 1.1
  • County 1.0
  • State 1.1

Eleven percent of St. Charles 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. Sixty nine percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty four 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 (%)

  • St. Charles 11.5%
  • St. Charles County 10.8%
  • State 11.4%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • St. Charles 6.3%
  • St. Charles County 5.8%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Here 69.4%
  • County 69.1%
  • State 68.8%

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

  • Here 31.0%
  • County 30.5%
  • Missouri 30.1%

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

  • Here 15.8%
  • St. Charles County 17.4%
  • State 16.2%

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

  • Here 23.6%
  • St. Charles County 24.1%
  • Missouri 22.1%

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

  • St. Charles 44.5%
  • St. Charles County 44.4%
  • State 42.5%

Seventy six percent of people living in St. Charles are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • St. Charles 75.5%
  • County 76.0%
  • Missouri 75.7%

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

  • St. Charles 22.3%
  • St. Charles County 20.3%
  • State 23.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • St. Charles 24.6%
  • St. Charles County 24.2%
  • Missouri 25.4%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • St. Charles 41.5%
  • County 42.1%
  • State 43.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 18.4%
  • St. Charles County 16.5%
  • Missouri 19.6%

Thirty seven percent of people living in St. Charles use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • St. Charles 37.4%
  • County 41.9%
  • State 36.0%

Twenty five percent of St. Charles residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty one 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 24.8%
  • County 25.0%
  • Missouri 25.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.6%
  • St. Charles County 25.5%
  • State 26.6%

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

  • St. Charles 41.4%
  • St. Charles County 42.3%
  • Missouri 41.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.1%
  • County 51.7%
  • Missouri 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 27.2%
  • St. Charles County 25.7%
  • Missouri 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • St. Charles 21.0%
  • County 20.5%
  • Missouri 21.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • St. Charles County 18.7%
  • Missouri 18.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • St. Charles 13.2%
  • St. Charles County 12.2%
  • Missouri 13.3%

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

  • Here 3.9%
  • St. Charles County 3.9%
  • Missouri 4.2%

St. Charles residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.0
  • Missouri 2.2

Eighty two percent of people living in St. Charles have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten 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 5.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 22 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 81.6%
  • St. Charles County 83.2%
  • State 80.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • St. Charles 9.8%
  • St. Charles County 8.5%
  • State 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.1
  • County 5.3
  • Missouri 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.3
  • St. Charles County 5.3
  • Missouri 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 22.1
  • St. Charles County 21.9
  • Missouri 23.3

Ninety seven percent of St. Charles residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in St. Charles 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 six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in St. Charles 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 22 women. He has vaginal sex with 17 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five 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 St. Charles were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in St. Charles has vaginal or anal sex 63 times a year. Fifty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in St. Charles 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had 11 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) (%)

  • St. Charles 97.0%
  • County 97.5%
  • Missouri 97.2%

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

  • Here 93.1%
  • St. Charles County 94.3%
  • State 94.3%

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

  • St. Charles 87.6%
  • County 89.0%
  • State 87.1%

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

  • St. Charles 45.0%
  • County 46.7%
  • State 47.3%

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

  • Here 6.1%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 5.9%

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

  • St. Charles 97.3%
  • County 97.9%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • St. Charles 86.1%
  • St. Charles County 90.1%
  • State 85.3%

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

  • St. Charles 40.5%
  • County 43.3%
  • Missouri 39.1%

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

  • St. Charles 12.5%
  • St. Charles County 11.5%
  • Missouri 11.7%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.8
  • County 16.9
  • State 16.8

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

  • Here 21.9
  • County 22.4
  • State 26.4

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

  • St. Charles 17.1
  • County 18.5
  • State 20.6

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

  • Here 21.3
  • County 21.5
  • State 21.6

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

  • St. Charles 4.7
  • County 4.9
  • State 5.0

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.8

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

  • St. Charles 0.9
  • County 1.6
  • Missouri 1.6

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

  • Here 20.3
  • St. Charles County 19.6
  • State 19.9

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

  • St. Charles 4.3
  • St. Charles County 5.2
  • Missouri 5.1

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • St. Charles 8.0%
  • St. Charles County 6.0%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • St. Charles 63.5
  • County 62.9
  • State 60.7

People having sex without condom (%)

  • St. Charles 57.2%
  • St. Charles County 60.6%
  • State 55.1%

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

  • Here 12.2
  • St. Charles County 11.1
  • Missouri 11.3

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

  • Here 10.9
  • St. Charles County 10.1
  • State 9.9

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

  • St. Charles 0.5
  • St. Charles County 0.5
  • Missouri 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • St. Charles 85.7%
  • St. Charles County 85.7%
  • Missouri 83.4%

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

Ten percent of households in St. Charles 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 10.0%
  • County 9.5%
  • State 10.2%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • St. Charles 4.0%
  • St. Charles County 4.4%
  • Missouri 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • St. Charles 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • Missouri 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • St. Charles 32.9%
  • St. Charles County 32.3%
  • State 31.9%

Fifty two percent of St. Charles residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • St. Charles 51.8%
  • County 49.9%
  • Missouri 51.3%

Twenty one percent of St. Charles 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 six 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 one 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 five 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • St. Charles 21.1%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 21.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 36.4%
  • St. Charles County 38.2%
  • State 37.7%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 31.9%
  • County 30.2%
  • Missouri 29.9%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • County 22.8%
  • Missouri 19.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • St. Charles 44.5%
  • St. Charles County 47.7%
  • Missouri 43.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.3
  • County 6.4
  • State 6.2

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.7
  • St. Charles County 2.6
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.2

Twelve percent of St. Charles 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 two 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 St. Charles have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty six percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four 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. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Nine percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 10.4%
  • State 10.9%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • St. Charles County 2.8%
  • State 3.4%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • St. Charles 33.2%
  • St. Charles County 34.5%
  • Missouri 34.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • St. Charles County 18.5%
  • Missouri 19.7%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • St. Charles 11.4%
  • St. Charles County 10.9%
  • Missouri 11.9%

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

  • Here 18.0%
  • County 16.6%
  • State 18.5%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • County 24.2%
  • Missouri 26.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • St. Charles County 3.8%
  • Missouri 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • St. Charles County 2.7%
  • State 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • St. Charles 3.0%
  • County 2.7%
  • Missouri 3.3%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • St. Charles County 1.9%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • St. Charles 3.7%
  • St. Charles County 3.2%
  • State 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 3.9%

People with emphysema (%)

  • St. Charles 3.5%
  • St. Charles County 2.8%
  • State 3.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • St. Charles 7.5%
  • County 7.3%
  • Missouri 7.7%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 3.7%
  • Missouri 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • St. Charles County 2.8%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • St. Charles County 8.7%
  • State 9.4%

Sixty six percent of births in St. Charles were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty two percent of women in St. Charles 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 five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Sixteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eighteen 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 66.0%
  • St. Charles County 62.5%
  • State 64.7%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 34.0%
  • County 37.5%
  • Missouri 35.3%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • County 99.4%
  • Missouri 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 60.9%
  • County 59.5%
  • State 59.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 52.8%
  • County 60.1%
  • Missouri 54.1%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • County 21.3%
  • State 22.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • St. Charles County 11.4%
  • State 12.3%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 74.7%
  • St. Charles County 79.6%
  • State 75.5%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • County 9.3%
  • Missouri 8.3%

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

  • Here 16.4%
  • County 17.6%
  • State 16.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 18.0%
  • St. Charles County 18.6%
  • Missouri 19.0%

People living in St. Charles report their general health condition on average at 57 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of St. Charles residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in St. Charles are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 57.0%
  • County 58.4%
  • Missouri 56.3%

Blood donors (%)

  • St. Charles 4.6%
  • County 5.0%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • St. Charles 40.0%
  • County 42.5%
  • State 40.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • St. Charles 8.2%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 8.6%

People in St. Charles spend $367 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 St. Charles spends $69 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $157 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $26 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 $367
  • St. Charles County $370
  • Missouri $358

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

  • St. Charles 23.8%
  • St. Charles County 22.8%
  • State 23.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • St. Charles $69
  • County $73
  • Missouri $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • St. Charles 3.8%
  • St. Charles County 4.2%
  • Missouri 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $157
  • County $163
  • Missouri $143

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • County 7.5%
  • Missouri 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • St. Charles $26
  • County $27
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • St. Charles County 1.2%
  • Missouri 1.3%

People living in St. Charles report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 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 percent of St. Charles population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Fifteen percent of people in St. Charles had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • St. Charles 79.0%
  • County 80.2%
  • Missouri 78.8%

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

  • St. Charles 77.6%
  • St. Charles County 79.4%
  • State 78.4%

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

  • St. Charles 95.0%
  • St. Charles County 95.5%
  • State 94.9%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • St. Charles 20.3%
  • St. Charles County 19.8%
  • State 20.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • St. Charles 40.5%
  • County 40.8%
  • Missouri 42.7%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • County 16.1%
  • Missouri 15.7%

Twenty six percent of St. Charles 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 (%)

  • St. Charles 25.7%
  • County 23.9%
  • Missouri 26.6%

Eighteen percent of St. Charles 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 (%)

  • Here 18.1%
  • St. Charles County 15.8%
  • State 18.4%

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

  • St. Charles 24.2%
  • St. Charles County 22.2%
  • State 24.8%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • St. Charles 9.2%
  • St. Charles County 8.0%
  • State 9.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 8.1%
  • Missouri 9.6%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • St. Charles 7.4%
  • St. Charles County 6.4%
  • Missouri 8.0%
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