Health and Nutrition of Taylor Creek, FL Residents

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Forty nine percent of Taylor Creek residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 24 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 one 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 (%)

  • Here 48.6%
  • County 46.5%
  • State 50.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 23.5
  • County 21.5
  • State 20.8

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 2.6
  • County 3.3
  • State 3.5

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

  • Taylor Creek 1.4
  • Okeechobee County 1.9
  • Florida 1.7

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Taylor Creek 1.3
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Taylor Creek 3.1
  • Okeechobee County 3.6
  • Florida 3.1

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

The average Taylor Creek resident last visited a dentist three 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). Taylor Creek residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 41 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 16 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Taylor Creek 2.6
  • County 2.3
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 18.8%
  • Okeechobee County 18.7%
  • Florida 14.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Taylor Creek 22.2%
  • County 22.8%
  • Florida 19.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 41.4%
  • Okeechobee County 41.5%
  • State 48.5%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.0
  • Okeechobee County 2.3
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.9
  • Florida 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Here 16.5
  • Okeechobee County 20.8
  • State 22.9

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

The average height of Taylor Creek residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Twenty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Taylor Creek 66.4
  • County 66.3
  • State 66.4

Average weight (pounds)

  • Taylor Creek 177.1
  • Okeechobee County 179.3
  • Florida 179.0

Average BMI

  • Here 28.4
  • Okeechobee County 28.6
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 36.6%
  • Okeechobee County 37.9%
  • State 37.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • Okeechobee County 51.1%
  • Florida 49.0%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 26.9%
  • County 29.9%
  • State 36.1%

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

Sixty six percent of Taylor Creek 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 (%)

  • Taylor Creek 66.1%
  • County 65.3%
  • Florida 61.5%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 24.5%
  • Okeechobee County 26.2%
  • State 21.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Taylor Creek 21.3%
  • Okeechobee County 23.5%
  • Florida 19.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Okeechobee County 3.1%
  • Florida 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 15.2%
  • Florida 10.4%

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

Eighteen percent of people living in Taylor Creek have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty two percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Five percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Taylor Creek 17.9%
  • County 12.3%
  • State 10.7%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 52.0%
  • County 46.0%
  • State 49.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Okeechobee County 3.3%
  • State 3.2%

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

Taylor Creek 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

  • Taylor Creek 1.5
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.1

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Thirteen percent of Taylor Creek 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. Eight percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty eight percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen 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. Thirty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 13.4%
  • Okeechobee County 11.9%
  • Florida 11.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Taylor Creek 7.8%
  • Okeechobee County 6.5%
  • Florida 5.5%

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

  • Taylor Creek 72.0%
  • County 67.9%
  • State 67.4%

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

  • Here 27.7%
  • County 25.5%
  • State 29.7%

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

  • Here 16.5%
  • Okeechobee County 15.7%
  • Florida 15.1%

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

  • Taylor Creek 23.5%
  • Okeechobee County 22.4%
  • Florida 19.8%

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

  • Here 35.8%
  • Okeechobee County 36.7%
  • Florida 38.2%

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

Seventy eight percent of people living in Taylor Creek are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Taylor Creek 78.0%
  • County 68.9%
  • Florida 76.8%

Thirty six percent of people living in Taylor Creek have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Thirty three percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Fifty four percent of people in Taylor Creek frequently check their blood cholesterol. Thirty five 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 36.1%
  • Okeechobee County 24.9%
  • State 25.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Taylor Creek 33.0%
  • Okeechobee County 25.6%
  • State 25.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 54.1%
  • Okeechobee County 41.2%
  • Florida 46.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • Okeechobee County 22.8%
  • State 20.7%

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

Twenty six percent of people living in Taylor Creek use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 26.4%
  • County 26.6%
  • State 35.8%

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Twenty eight percent of Taylor Creek 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 two 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 eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty three percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Eighteen 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. 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 27.5%
  • Okeechobee County 27.8%
  • State 25.2%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Taylor Creek 29.1%
  • County 29.0%
  • State 26.1%

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

  • Here 41.7%
  • County 41.6%
  • Florida 39.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Taylor Creek 51.4%
  • County 50.8%
  • Florida 49.9%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Taylor Creek 28.5%
  • Okeechobee County 30.3%
  • State 26.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • County 22.7%
  • State 19.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 17.6%
  • Okeechobee County 19.2%
  • State 18.1%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Taylor Creek 16.7%
  • County 16.8%
  • State 12.7%

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

  • Taylor Creek 5.3%
  • Okeechobee County 5.0%
  • State 4.1%

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

Taylor Creek residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Taylor Creek 3.2
  • County 2.3
  • Florida 2.1

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Seventy eight percent of people living in Taylor Creek 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 4.5 days per month on average. They have 6.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 29 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Taylor Creek 78.0%
  • Okeechobee County 80.4%
  • Florida 78.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Taylor Creek 4.5
  • Okeechobee County 4.5
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Taylor Creek 6.3
  • Okeechobee County 6.4
  • State 5.3

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 28.5
  • County 27.4
  • State 20.8

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

Ninety six percent of Taylor Creek residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Taylor Creek 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. Seventy one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Taylor Creek 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 31 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 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 5.7 men on average. They have had 3.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Taylor Creek were 22 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on eight men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Taylor Creek has vaginal or anal sex 45 times a year. Forty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Taylor Creek 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.4%
  • Okeechobee County 97.3%
  • Florida 97.3%

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

  • Taylor Creek 95.8%
  • County 94.5%
  • Florida 94.3%

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

  • Taylor Creek 83.2%
  • Okeechobee County 84.3%
  • State 85.7%

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

  • Taylor Creek 49.2%
  • Okeechobee County 50.4%
  • Florida 46.6%

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

  • Taylor Creek 3.9%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 6.9%

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

  • Taylor Creek 95.0%
  • County 96.6%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Taylor Creek 70.9%
  • Okeechobee County 79.8%
  • State 83.0%

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

  • Here 29.7%
  • Okeechobee County 38.0%
  • Florida 37.2%

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

  • Taylor Creek 10.6%
  • Okeechobee County 12.9%
  • Florida 10.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Taylor Creek 16.4
  • Okeechobee County 16.2
  • State 17.0

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

  • Taylor Creek 30.6
  • County 31.7
  • Florida 27.3

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

  • Here 21.3
  • Okeechobee County 24.4
  • State 20.6

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

  • Here 21.4
  • County 20.9
  • Florida 21.7

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

  • Here 4.9
  • Okeechobee County 6.0
  • State 4.6

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

  • Here 5.7
  • Okeechobee County 1.7
  • State 3.4

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

  • Taylor Creek 3.4
  • County 1.0
  • Florida 1.9

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

  • Taylor Creek 21.9
  • County 21.1
  • State 19.7

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

  • Taylor Creek 8.4
  • Okeechobee County 4.2
  • State 5.0

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Taylor Creek 8.2%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • Taylor Creek 44.7
  • County 59.2
  • State 55.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Taylor Creek 44.9%
  • Okeechobee County 48.9%
  • State 49.9%

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

  • Here 11.6
  • Okeechobee County 11.8
  • State 9.7

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

  • Here 9.9
  • Okeechobee County 10.2
  • State 8.3

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

  • Here 0.3
  • County 0.5
  • Florida 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 77.2%
  • County 71.8%
  • State 75.4%

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

Thirteen percent of households in Taylor Creek 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 (%)

  • Taylor Creek 13.0%
  • Okeechobee County 11.0%
  • Florida 10.5%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Taylor Creek 5.3%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.2%

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

Taylor Creek 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

  • Taylor Creek 7.0
  • County 6.8
  • Florida 6.9

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Taylor Creek 33.3%
  • Okeechobee County 29.7%
  • State 29.4%

Forty eight percent of Taylor Creek residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 48.4%
  • Okeechobee County 54.2%
  • State 45.5%

Nineteen percent of Taylor Creek 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 one 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 five percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Seven 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 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 0.9 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Taylor Creek 19.4%
  • Okeechobee County 22.9%
  • Florida 19.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 31.4%
  • Okeechobee County 35.3%
  • State 35.7%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • County 30.8%
  • Florida 29.5%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • County 14.8%
  • State 20.5%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Taylor Creek 30.3%
  • Okeechobee County 34.7%
  • State 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Taylor Creek 6.1
  • County 5.7
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 3.3
  • Okeechobee County 3.0
  • State 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 0.9
  • Okeechobee County 1.1
  • Florida 1.3

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

Thirteen percent of Taylor Creek 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". 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 five percent are overweight. Thirty one 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. Eighteen percent of people living in Taylor Creek have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty six percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Forty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Seven percent have ever been told they had gout. Eight percent have congestive heart failure. Seven percent have coronary heart disease. Four percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Eight percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Nine percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Eight percent have ever had emphysema. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Seven percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Five percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Thirteen percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Taylor Creek 12.9%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 9.8%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Okeechobee County 3.7%
  • Florida 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Taylor Creek 4.5%
  • Okeechobee County 3.5%
  • Florida 3.6%

People with overweight (%)

  • Taylor Creek 35.0%
  • County 32.2%
  • State 34.8%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Taylor Creek 31.0%
  • Okeechobee County 27.0%
  • Florida 18.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Taylor Creek 18.3%
  • County 12.9%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Taylor Creek 26.5%
  • County 23.0%
  • Florida 18.9%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 39.7%
  • Okeechobee County 28.0%
  • State 26.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Taylor Creek 6.6%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Okeechobee County 4.8%
  • Florida 3.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Taylor Creek 6.8%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Okeechobee County 2.6%
  • Florida 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • County 5.0%
  • State 4.1%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Taylor Creek 8.5%
  • Okeechobee County 5.2%
  • State 3.9%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Taylor Creek 8.2%
  • County 5.0%
  • Florida 2.8%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Okeechobee County 6.8%
  • Florida 7.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Taylor Creek 7.1%
  • Okeechobee County 4.4%
  • Florida 3.4%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Taylor Creek 5.3%
  • Okeechobee County 4.5%
  • State 2.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Taylor Creek 13.4%
  • Okeechobee County 8.8%
  • State 9.8%

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

Seventy seven percent of births in Taylor Creek were vaginal deliveries. Twenty three percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.7 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty one percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty five percent of women in Taylor Creek have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Nineteen 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. Three percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nine percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty four 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 77.1%
  • County 69.8%
  • Florida 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 30.2%
  • Florida 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.7%
  • Okeechobee County 99.4%
  • State 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Taylor Creek 63.3%
  • Okeechobee County 62.2%
  • Florida 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 40.8%
  • Okeechobee County 48.6%
  • State 57.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Taylor Creek 35.4%
  • Okeechobee County 24.8%
  • State 22.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • Okeechobee County 13.3%
  • Florida 12.3%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 67.9%
  • County 69.5%
  • Florida 73.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 5.2%
  • Florida 7.0%

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

  • Here 8.8%
  • Okeechobee County 16.0%
  • Florida 15.6%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Taylor Creek 23.5%
  • County 17.9%
  • Florida 19.9%

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

People living in Taylor Creek report their general health condition on average at 48 percent. Two percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 32 percent of Taylor Creek residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Six percent of people living in Taylor Creek are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 48.4%
  • Okeechobee County 51.8%
  • State 56.4%

Blood donors (%)

  • Taylor Creek 2.3%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 4.9%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Taylor Creek 31.5%
  • Okeechobee County 37.7%
  • State 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Taylor Creek 6.3%
  • Okeechobee County 7.5%
  • State 8.2%

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

People in Taylor Creek spend $337 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 Taylor Creek spends $52 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $100 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $15 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Taylor Creek $337
  • Okeechobee County $359
  • State $361

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

  • Taylor Creek 24.8%
  • Okeechobee County 26.2%
  • Florida 22.3%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Taylor Creek $52
  • County $66
  • Florida $77

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Okeechobee County 4.0%
  • Florida 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Taylor Creek $100
  • County $119
  • Florida $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Taylor Creek 4.9%
  • County 6.5%
  • Florida 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Taylor Creek $15
  • Okeechobee County $19
  • Florida $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Taylor Creek 0.8%
  • Okeechobee County 1.1%
  • Florida 1.2%

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

People living in Taylor Creek report their general condition of hearing on average at 70 percent. Seventy two 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 nine percent of Taylor Creek population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Fifteen percent of people in Taylor Creek had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 70.3%
  • Okeechobee County 76.5%
  • State 78.9%

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

  • Taylor Creek 71.5%
  • County 75.9%
  • Florida 81.2%

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

  • Here 92.0%
  • County 93.9%
  • Florida 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Taylor Creek 29.3%
  • Okeechobee County 21.9%
  • Florida 18.5%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Taylor Creek 47.6%
  • County 47.7%
  • Florida 39.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Taylor Creek 14.9%
  • Okeechobee County 15.5%
  • Florida 14.3%

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

Thirty three percent of Taylor Creek 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 32.5%
  • Okeechobee County 27.5%
  • State 28.1%

Thirty three percent of Taylor Creek 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. Thirty nine percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Sixteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Fifteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Taylor Creek 32.7%
  • Okeechobee County 23.5%
  • Florida 16.9%

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

  • Taylor Creek 39.5%
  • County 29.2%
  • Florida 23.1%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 15.6%
  • County 10.9%
  • Florida 9.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Taylor Creek 15.3%
  • County 12.5%
  • State 9.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • Okeechobee County 9.4%
  • Florida 8.6%

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

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