Health and Nutrition of Swanton, NE Residents

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Forty nine percent of Swanton 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 one "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 (%)

  • Swanton 49.3%
  • County 47.0%
  • State 47.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.9
  • Saline County 22.7
  • Nebraska 22.1

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.4
  • County 3.3
  • Nebraska 3.5

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

  • Here 1.8
  • Saline County 1.8
  • Nebraska 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Swanton 1.3
  • Saline County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.1
  • County 4.1
  • State 4.1

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

The average Swanton 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). Twelve percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty six percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Swanton residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 44 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 two days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Swanton 2.3
  • Saline County 2.3
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • Saline County 18.8%
  • Nebraska 18.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 26.4%
  • County 22.4%
  • Nebraska 22.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Swanton 44.0%
  • Saline County 42.0%
  • Nebraska 43.2%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Swanton 2.4
  • County 2.4
  • State 2.5

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Swanton 2.7
  • County 2.7
  • Nebraska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Swanton 21.7
  • Saline County 20.7
  • State 21.6

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

The average height of Swanton residents 16 years and older is 70 inches. The average weight is 199 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty six percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Twenty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Swanton 69.6
  • County 66.7
  • Nebraska 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 199.2
  • Saline County 178.4
  • State 179.6

Average BMI

  • Swanton 28.9
  • Saline County 28.5
  • Nebraska 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Swanton 35.7%
  • Saline County 36.6%
  • Nebraska 37.0%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Swanton 50.3%
  • County 49.7%
  • State 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 23.9%
  • County 31.4%
  • Nebraska 32.6%

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

Sixty eight percent of Swanton residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty nine percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty nine percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Five percent have ever used heroin. Seventeen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 68.3%
  • Saline County 66.9%
  • State 66.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 28.5%
  • County 26.4%
  • Nebraska 26.1%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Swanton 28.5%
  • Saline County 23.3%
  • Nebraska 23.3%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Saline County 3.6%
  • State 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Swanton 17.2%
  • County 15.0%
  • State 15.1%

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

Ten percent of people living in Swanton have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty 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 9.8%
  • Saline County 11.5%
  • Nebraska 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Swanton 39.7%
  • Saline County 46.1%
  • State 46.0%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 3.3%
  • Nebraska 3.1%

Swanton 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 1.0
  • Saline County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Fifteen percent of Swanton 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 seven percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty six percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twenty three percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Thirty two percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty four percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 15.5%
  • Saline County 12.6%
  • State 12.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Swanton 4.7%
  • County 6.7%
  • Nebraska 6.4%

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

  • Here 67.3%
  • Saline County 69.7%
  • State 69.4%

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

  • Swanton 26.4%
  • Saline County 28.1%
  • Nebraska 28.2%

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

  • Swanton 22.8%
  • Saline County 16.4%
  • Nebraska 16.4%

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

  • Here 32.4%
  • Saline County 24.0%
  • Nebraska 23.7%

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

  • Here 33.8%
  • County 40.3%
  • State 41.3%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Swanton 76.7%
  • Saline County 71.8%
  • Nebraska 72.2%

Twenty one percent of people living in Swanton 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 seven percent of people in Swanton 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 (%)

  • Swanton 21.0%
  • County 25.2%
  • Nebraska 23.5%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 25.0%
  • Saline County 26.5%
  • Nebraska 25.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Swanton 47.0%
  • Saline County 40.6%
  • Nebraska 40.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Swanton 21.9%
  • Saline County 22.0%
  • State 20.1%

Thirty four percent of people living in Swanton use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Swanton 33.5%
  • Saline County 30.2%
  • State 32.3%

Thirty percent of Swanton residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three 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. Nineteen 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 three percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Seventeen 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. Seven 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 30.1%
  • County 26.8%
  • Nebraska 27.0%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 30.4%
  • County 28.0%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Here 42.6%
  • County 42.3%
  • Nebraska 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 48.0%
  • County 51.6%
  • Nebraska 51.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Saline County 29.4%
  • State 29.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • Saline County 22.5%
  • State 22.3%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 22.7%
  • Saline County 19.8%
  • Nebraska 19.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Swanton 17.1%
  • Saline County 15.7%
  • State 15.3%

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

  • Swanton 7.0%
  • Saline County 4.6%
  • Nebraska 4.5%

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

Swanton residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.3
  • State 2.2

Eighty eight percent of people living in Swanton have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Seven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 6.7 days per month on average. They have 8.7 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 38 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 88.4%
  • County 79.4%
  • Nebraska 80.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • Saline County 11.5%
  • Nebraska 10.5%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Swanton 6.7
  • Saline County 4.5
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 8.7
  • County 5.8
  • Nebraska 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Swanton 37.5
  • County 24.8
  • Nebraska 24.8

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

Ninety eight percent of Swanton residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety seven percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Swanton have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. People in Swanton were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 27 women. He has vaginal sex with 25 women. People living here were on average 19 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on 12 women. People in Swanton were 17 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. The average person in Swanton has vaginal or anal sex 67 times a year. Sixty three percent have sex without using a condom. Eighty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Swanton 97.9%
  • Saline County 97.3%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • Swanton 97.3%
  • Saline County 94.7%
  • Nebraska 94.4%

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

  • Here 90.9%
  • County 87.0%
  • State 87.5%

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

  • Here 51.7%
  • County 51.6%
  • Nebraska 50.8%

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

  • Swanton 7.0%
  • Saline County 4.8%
  • State 5.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Swanton 16.7
  • Saline County 16.3
  • State 16.4

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

  • Swanton 27.0
  • County 27.7
  • State 27.4

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

  • Swanton 24.6
  • County 22.0
  • State 21.9

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

  • Here 18.7
  • Saline County 20.8
  • State 21.1

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

  • Swanton 11.6
  • Saline County 5.8
  • Nebraska 5.7

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

  • Swanton 16.8
  • County 21.1
  • Nebraska 20.7

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

  • Swanton 67.0
  • Saline County 65.4
  • State 64.8

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Swanton 62.7%
  • Saline County 54.3%
  • State 55.2%

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 86.1%
  • County 80.9%
  • State 82.0%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 10.5%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Swanton 7.5%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.3%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Swanton 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Swanton 27.5%
  • Saline County 32.6%
  • Nebraska 32.3%

Fifty percent of Swanton residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Swanton 49.6%
  • Saline County 55.7%
  • State 55.5%

Thirty four percent of Swanton 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 five 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 two 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. Forty 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 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Swanton 33.5%
  • Saline County 22.7%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Swanton 44.6%
  • County 36.9%
  • State 37.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 21.8%
  • County 29.8%
  • Nebraska 30.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Swanton 15.1%
  • County 14.5%
  • Nebraska 16.3%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Swanton 39.8%
  • County 37.1%
  • State 39.5%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Swanton 5.9
  • Saline County 5.9
  • Nebraska 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Swanton 2.9
  • County 3.0
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • Nebraska 1.2

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

Five percent of Swanton residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Five percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty one percent are overweight. Eighteen 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. Ten percent of people living in Swanton have ever received a blood transfusion. Sixteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Six percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Six 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. Four percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Saline County 12.5%
  • Nebraska 12.1%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Swanton 4.8%
  • Saline County 3.8%
  • State 3.8%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 30.9%
  • Saline County 32.5%
  • State 33.0%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Swanton 18.2%
  • Saline County 26.5%
  • Nebraska 24.7%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • County 12.9%
  • Nebraska 12.3%

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

  • Here 16.2%
  • Saline County 21.6%
  • Nebraska 20.7%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 23.9%
  • Saline County 28.9%
  • Nebraska 27.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Swanton 4.3%
  • Saline County 4.2%
  • Nebraska 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Swanton 2.7%
  • Saline County 4.9%
  • Nebraska 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • Saline County 4.1%
  • Nebraska 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Swanton 5.5%
  • Saline County 5.0%
  • Nebraska 4.3%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Swanton 4.4%
  • Saline County 5.0%
  • State 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 5.0%
  • State 4.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Swanton 4.0%
  • County 7.4%
  • State 7.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Swanton 3.7%
  • Saline County 4.6%
  • State 4.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Swanton 7.6%
  • Saline County 9.7%
  • Nebraska 9.1%

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

People living in Swanton report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Swanton residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eleven percent of people living in Swanton are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Swanton 57.7%
  • County 52.5%
  • State 54.0%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Saline County 3.4%
  • Nebraska 3.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Swanton 35.6%
  • County 36.1%
  • State 38.9%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • Saline County 7.7%
  • Nebraska 8.1%

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

People in Swanton spend $352 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 26 percent of their income. The average family in Swanton spends $63 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $107 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $17 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 $352
  • County $364
  • State $363

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

  • Here 25.8%
  • Saline County 26.3%
  • Nebraska 25.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Swanton $63
  • Saline County $62
  • State $66

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Swanton 4.8%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $107
  • Saline County $123
  • Nebraska $130

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • County 6.3%
  • Nebraska 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Swanton $17
  • County $23
  • State $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.0%
  • County 1.2%
  • Nebraska 1.2%

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

People living in Swanton report their general condition of hearing on average at 74 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 two percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty seven percent of Swanton population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Sixty 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. Twenty one percent of people in Swanton had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Swanton 73.9%
  • Saline County 76.1%
  • Nebraska 77.6%

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

  • Here 75.0%
  • Saline County 75.3%
  • State 76.0%

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

  • Here 92.4%
  • County 94.2%
  • State 94.4%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Swanton 27.0%
  • Saline County 22.6%
  • State 22.0%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 67.9%
  • Saline County 47.4%
  • Nebraska 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 21.0%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 16.3%

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

Twenty eight percent of Swanton residents 40 and older take a low-dose aspirin each day to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cancer.

Summary

Adults 40+ taking low-dose aspirin (%)

  • Here 27.9%
  • County 26.9%
  • State 25.7%

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

  • Swanton 19.6%
  • Saline County 23.3%
  • Nebraska 21.7%

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

  • Here 27.4%
  • Saline County 29.8%
  • State 27.9%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Swanton 10.0%
  • Saline County 11.5%
  • State 10.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • Saline County 12.6%
  • State 11.7%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • County 9.6%
  • Nebraska 8.6%
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