Health and Nutrition of Star, NC Residents

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Forty seven percent of Star 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 (%)

  • Star 47.3%
  • Montgomery County 46.2%
  • State 48.1%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.1
  • County 21.1
  • North Carolina 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Star 3.4
  • Montgomery County 3.4
  • State 3.6

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

  • Star 1.8
  • County 2.0
  • North Carolina 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.9
  • County 3.6
  • North Carolina 3.7

The average Star 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). Nineteen 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). Star residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 43 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 21 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Star 2.2
  • Montgomery County 2.3
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Star 19.1%
  • County 18.9%
  • North Carolina 17.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.8%
  • Montgomery County 22.9%
  • North Carolina 21.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 42.9%
  • Montgomery County 41.1%
  • North Carolina 44.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Star 2.5
  • Montgomery County 2.3
  • North Carolina 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • County 3.0
  • North Carolina 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Star 21.2
  • County 21.1
  • North Carolina 22.5

The average height of Star residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Thirty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Star 66.4
  • Montgomery County 66.6
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Star 179.2
  • Montgomery County 181.1
  • North Carolina 181.5

Average BMI

  • Star 28.8
  • County 28.8
  • North Carolina 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Star 38.9%
  • County 39.0%
  • North Carolina 38.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Star 50.7%
  • Montgomery County 51.7%
  • State 50.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Star 33.5%
  • Montgomery County 30.6%
  • State 34.0%

Sixty seven percent of Star residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty seven percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty four 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 67.1%
  • County 65.7%
  • State 64.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 26.9%
  • County 25.0%
  • North Carolina 23.5%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 24.0%
  • Montgomery County 22.3%
  • State 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Star 3.2%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Star 14.5%
  • County 13.4%
  • State 12.5%

Twelve percent of people living in Star 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 (%)

  • Star 11.6%
  • Montgomery County 11.9%
  • North Carolina 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 46.8%
  • Montgomery County 46.5%
  • State 46.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.3%

Star 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 1.2
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.2

Thirteen percent of Star 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. Seven percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty nine 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 two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • Montgomery County 11.4%
  • North Carolina 11.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • County 6.9%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Star 70.3%
  • Montgomery County 66.5%
  • North Carolina 66.6%

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

  • Star 29.4%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 26.3%

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

  • Star 15.6%
  • County 15.0%
  • North Carolina 15.1%

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

  • Star 23.9%
  • Montgomery County 21.6%
  • State 21.1%

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

  • Star 42.3%
  • Montgomery County 36.7%
  • North Carolina 39.5%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 72.9%
  • County 70.4%
  • North Carolina 73.4%

Twenty five percent of people living in Star 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 two percent of people in Star 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 (%)

  • Here 25.4%
  • County 25.6%
  • State 23.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 25.3%
  • County 25.5%
  • North Carolina 24.8%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 41.9%
  • County 41.7%
  • State 41.7%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Star 21.7%
  • County 21.4%
  • North Carolina 18.9%

Thirty one percent of people living in Star use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 31.4%
  • County 25.2%
  • North Carolina 30.6%

Twenty seven percent of Star residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty nine 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 three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty one percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty four 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. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Here 26.6%
  • County 28.5%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 29.4%
  • County 28.9%
  • State 27.2%

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

  • Here 43.0%
  • Montgomery County 42.0%
  • North Carolina 41.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Star 53.1%
  • Montgomery County 51.2%
  • State 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 30.6%
  • County 30.7%
  • State 28.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 23.9%
  • County 22.7%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • County 19.4%
  • North Carolina 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • Montgomery County 16.4%
  • North Carolina 14.4%

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

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 4.4%

Star residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.3
  • Montgomery County 2.2
  • State 2.1

Seventy nine percent of people living in Star 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 4.7 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 (%)

  • Star 79.1%
  • Montgomery County 78.9%
  • North Carolina 79.4%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 10.8%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.7
  • County 4.6
  • North Carolina 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.9
  • County 6.1
  • North Carolina 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 25.2
  • County 27.2
  • North Carolina 24.4

Ninety seven percent of Star residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Star 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 three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Fourteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Star were 16 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 2.6 men on average. They have had 1.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Star were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Star has vaginal or anal sex 64 times a year. Fifty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Star 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 0.6 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) (%)

  • Star 97.2%
  • County 97.3%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • Star 93.9%
  • Montgomery County 94.3%
  • State 94.1%

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

  • Star 87.2%
  • County 83.8%
  • North Carolina 85.3%

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

  • Star 47.9%
  • Montgomery County 48.9%
  • North Carolina 48.1%

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

  • Star 5.9%
  • Montgomery County 4.7%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Star 97.4%
  • County 96.6%
  • North Carolina 97.2%

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

  • Star 83.1%
  • County 78.0%
  • North Carolina 82.5%

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

  • Here 39.3%
  • Montgomery County 37.8%
  • North Carolina 38.4%

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

  • Star 13.7%
  • Montgomery County 13.8%
  • State 12.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Star 16.5
  • County 16.3
  • State 16.6

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

  • Star 26.9
  • Montgomery County 31.1
  • State 28.0

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

  • Star 20.5
  • County 24.7
  • State 22.3

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

  • Star 21.3
  • Montgomery County 21.4
  • North Carolina 21.6

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

  • Here 5.4
  • Montgomery County 5.4
  • North Carolina 5.0

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

  • Here 2.6
  • County 1.6
  • North Carolina 2.1

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

  • Star 1.4
  • County 1.0
  • State 1.2

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

  • Star 19.9
  • Montgomery County 21.0
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 5.3
  • Montgomery County 4.1
  • State 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Star 9.8%
  • Montgomery County 12.1%
  • North Carolina 10.6%

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

  • Here 64.5
  • County 59.9
  • State 61.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 54.1%
  • Montgomery County 50.2%
  • North Carolina 53.0%

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

  • Here 12.1
  • Montgomery County 12.3
  • North Carolina 11.8

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

  • Star 10.8
  • Montgomery County 10.4
  • North Carolina 10.1

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

  • Star 0.6
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 82.3%
  • Montgomery County 75.3%
  • North Carolina 79.2%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 10.5%
  • County 11.5%
  • North Carolina 10.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.2%

Star 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

  • Star 6.8
  • Montgomery County 6.8
  • North Carolina 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Star 34.1%
  • Montgomery County 30.5%
  • State 30.3%

Fifty four percent of Star residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Star 54.2%
  • Montgomery County 57.4%
  • North Carolina 54.8%

Twenty one percent of Star 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 percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Fifteen 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. Thirty nine 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 (%)

  • Star 21.2%
  • County 21.6%
  • State 21.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Star 36.2%
  • County 35.1%
  • North Carolina 36.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Star 29.5%
  • County 31.3%
  • North Carolina 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Star 15.4%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Star 39.4%
  • Montgomery County 35.2%
  • State 40.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.9
  • Montgomery County 5.9
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Star 3.0
  • County 3.0
  • North Carolina 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Star 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • North Carolina 1.3

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

Twelve percent of Star residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four 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 three percent are overweight. Twenty five 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 Star have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty two percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty nine 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. Four 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. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • Montgomery County 11.9%
  • State 11.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Montgomery County 4.3%
  • North Carolina 3.9%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Star 3.4%
  • Montgomery County 3.3%
  • State 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Star 33.1%
  • Montgomery County 33.0%
  • State 33.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 25.3%
  • Montgomery County 26.4%
  • North Carolina 21.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Star 13.1%
  • County 13.0%
  • North Carolina 11.7%

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

  • Star 21.9%
  • County 22.5%
  • State 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 28.6%
  • County 27.5%
  • North Carolina 25.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Star 4.4%
  • Montgomery County 4.2%
  • North Carolina 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Star 4.3%
  • Montgomery County 4.5%
  • State 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 3.6%
  • North Carolina 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Star 2.8%
  • Montgomery County 2.4%
  • North Carolina 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Star 4.5%
  • County 4.5%
  • North Carolina 3.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Star 3.9%
  • County 4.5%
  • North Carolina 3.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 6.7%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Star 4.6%
  • Montgomery County 4.4%
  • State 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Star 3.8%
  • Montgomery County 4.0%
  • State 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Star 9.7%
  • Montgomery County 8.0%
  • State 8.1%

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

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

  • Star 70.9%
  • Montgomery County 69.5%
  • State 65.2%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 29.1%
  • Montgomery County 30.5%
  • State 34.8%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • County 99.2%
  • North Carolina 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Star 62.4%
  • County 62.5%
  • North Carolina 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Star 46.1%
  • Montgomery County 46.8%
  • North Carolina 51.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Star 25.3%
  • County 24.5%
  • North Carolina 21.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 12.6%
  • North Carolina 11.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 67.7%
  • County 69.9%
  • State 73.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Star 5.7%
  • Montgomery County 5.0%
  • North Carolina 7.3%

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

  • Star 15.4%
  • County 17.3%
  • State 17.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Star 17.5%
  • County 16.2%
  • North Carolina 16.6%

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

People living in Star report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Star residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Star are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Star 53.1%
  • County 51.8%
  • North Carolina 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Star 4.1%
  • County 3.3%
  • North Carolina 4.2%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 37.0%
  • County 40.9%
  • State 42.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Star 8.0%
  • Montgomery County 8.1%
  • North Carolina 8.4%

People in Star spend $355 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 25 percent of their income. The average family in Star spends $70 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $127 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $20 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 $355
  • Montgomery County $356
  • North Carolina $358

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

  • Here 25.4%
  • County 27.5%
  • State 25.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $70
  • County $65
  • State $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Star 4.1%
  • Montgomery County 4.1%
  • North Carolina 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Star $127
  • County $116
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • County 6.5%
  • North Carolina 6.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $20
  • Montgomery County $21
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Star 1.2%
  • Montgomery County 1.2%
  • North Carolina 1.3%

People living in Star report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy five 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty three percent of Star 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 Star had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Star 76.5%
  • County 77.7%
  • North Carolina 79.3%

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

  • Star 75.5%
  • County 77.0%
  • State 78.6%

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

  • Star 93.6%
  • Montgomery County 94.4%
  • North Carolina 95.0%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 23.0%
  • County 21.7%
  • North Carolina 19.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 45.3%
  • Montgomery County 45.8%
  • North Carolina 42.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 15.9%
  • County 16.0%
  • State 15.7%

Twenty eight percent of Star 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 (%)

  • Star 27.9%
  • Montgomery County 26.6%
  • North Carolina 25.8%

Twenty two percent of Star 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 eight 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. Twelve percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Nine 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 22.2%
  • Montgomery County 23.6%
  • State 19.3%

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

  • Star 28.4%
  • Montgomery County 29.6%
  • State 25.2%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • Montgomery County 11.5%
  • State 9.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Star 11.8%
  • County 12.4%
  • North Carolina 10.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • County 9.8%
  • North Carolina 8.1%
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