Health and Nutrition of The Plains, VA Residents

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Forty four percent of The Plains residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 23 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • The Plains 43.7%
  • Fauquier County 48.9%
  • State 50.2%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.8
  • Fauquier County 21.3
  • State 20.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • The Plains 2.9
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.7

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

  • Here 1.9
  • Fauquier County 1.8
  • Virginia 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • The Plains 1.4
  • Fauquier County 1.7
  • Virginia 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • The Plains 4.4
  • County 3.7
  • Virginia 3.5

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

The average The Plains 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). Twenty two percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty four percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). The Plains residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 37 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 18 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.6
  • Fauquier County 2.0
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • The Plains 21.8%
  • County 17.3%
  • State 15.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • County 21.9%
  • Virginia 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • The Plains 36.7%
  • Fauquier County 45.2%
  • Virginia 47.8%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 1.9
  • Fauquier County 2.8
  • Virginia 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.9
  • Fauquier County 2.8
  • State 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • The Plains 18.3
  • County 22.0
  • State 23.4

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

The average height of The Plains residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 181 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty five percent have ever been obese. Twenty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • The Plains 66.6
  • County 67.1
  • Virginia 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 181.2
  • Fauquier County 181.8
  • Virginia 180.7

Average BMI

  • The Plains 29.0
  • Fauquier County 28.9
  • Virginia 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • The Plains 39.9%
  • Fauquier County 38.1%
  • Virginia 37.1%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 55.0%
  • County 50.5%
  • State 48.2%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • The Plains 27.2%
  • County 34.9%
  • State 36.0%

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

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • The Plains 68.4%
  • County 64.6%
  • Virginia 62.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • The Plains 29.0%
  • Fauquier County 25.5%
  • State 21.9%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • The Plains 24.6%
  • County 23.2%
  • Virginia 20.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Fauquier County 3.6%
  • Virginia 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • County 14.3%
  • Virginia 11.1%

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

Thirteen percent of people living in The Plains 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. Four percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 13.4%
  • Fauquier County 10.6%
  • Virginia 9.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • The Plains 47.2%
  • County 47.5%
  • Virginia 47.3%

People taking insulin (%)

  • The Plains 3.8%
  • County 3.5%
  • Virginia 3.1%

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

The Plains 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 1.5
  • Fauquier County 1.2
  • State 1.1

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

Twelve percent of The Plains 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 percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen 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 eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • The Plains 12.0%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 10.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Fauquier County 5.9%
  • Virginia 5.5%

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

  • The Plains 69.6%
  • County 67.8%
  • State 66.2%

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

  • Here 22.8%
  • Fauquier County 29.2%
  • Virginia 27.3%

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

  • The Plains 15.2%
  • County 16.9%
  • State 15.2%

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

  • Here 24.2%
  • Fauquier County 23.3%
  • State 20.6%

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

  • Here 37.9%
  • County 43.7%
  • Virginia 40.2%

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

Sixty nine percent of people living in The Plains are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 68.7%
  • Fauquier County 74.7%
  • Virginia 75.8%

Thirty percent of people living in The Plains have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty nine percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty percent of people in The Plains frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty four 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 30.0%
  • County 24.2%
  • Virginia 22.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • The Plains 28.8%
  • Fauquier County 25.0%
  • State 24.0%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • The Plains 40.4%
  • County 43.0%
  • State 42.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • The Plains 23.8%
  • County 20.5%
  • State 17.9%

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

Twenty two percent of people living in The Plains use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • The Plains 21.9%
  • County 35.0%
  • Virginia 35.0%

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

Thirty percent of The Plains residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty one percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty four percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty two percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty five percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty one percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Nineteen 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 29.8%
  • Fauquier County 26.6%
  • Virginia 25.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 31.3%
  • County 27.9%
  • State 25.8%

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

  • Here 44.2%
  • Fauquier County 42.5%
  • Virginia 40.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • The Plains 52.1%
  • Fauquier County 51.5%
  • State 50.5%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 32.2%
  • County 27.8%
  • Virginia 26.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • The Plains 25.3%
  • Fauquier County 21.7%
  • State 20.3%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • The Plains 21.3%
  • County 19.4%
  • State 18.3%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • The Plains 18.7%
  • County 13.8%
  • State 12.8%

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

  • Here 5.4%
  • County 4.4%
  • Virginia 4.0%

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

The Plains residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • The Plains 2.7
  • Fauquier County 2.2
  • Virginia 2.0

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

Seventy nine percent of people living in The Plains have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.1 days per month on average. They have 5.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 28 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • The Plains 78.7%
  • County 80.9%
  • Virginia 79.6%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • The Plains 11.0%
  • Fauquier County 10.0%
  • State 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.1
  • County 5.1
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • The Plains 5.9
  • County 5.9
  • Virginia 5.5

Average days/year people drink much

  • The Plains 28.3
  • County 25.5
  • Virginia 22.6

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

Ninety seven percent of The Plains residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in The Plains 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. Seventy eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty percent have ever had anal sex. Sixteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in The Plains 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 39 women. He has vaginal sex with 31 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 six women. People in The Plains were 23 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. Eleven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in The Plains has vaginal or anal sex 64 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in The Plains 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 19 men on average. They have had 14 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.8 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.2%
  • County 97.8%
  • State 97.0%

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

  • Here 94.7%
  • County 95.2%
  • State 93.9%

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

  • The Plains 85.8%
  • Fauquier County 88.3%
  • Virginia 85.5%

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

  • Here 50.4%
  • County 49.1%
  • State 46.2%

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

  • The Plains 2.7%
  • Fauquier County 5.3%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Here 97.1%
  • Fauquier County 98.0%
  • State 96.9%

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

  • The Plains 77.9%
  • County 86.2%
  • Virginia 83.6%

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

  • The Plains 39.9%
  • County 39.4%
  • Virginia 37.8%

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

  • The Plains 16.4%
  • County 11.0%
  • Virginia 11.6%

Average age people first had sex

  • The Plains 15.9
  • Fauquier County 16.6
  • Virginia 17.0

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

  • Here 39.2
  • Fauquier County 28.6
  • Virginia 26.3

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

  • The Plains 30.7
  • County 23.1
  • State 20.9

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

  • Here 21.3
  • Fauquier County 21.8
  • Virginia 21.9

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

  • Here 6.3
  • County 5.7
  • Virginia 4.8

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

  • Here 23.1
  • Fauquier County 21.0
  • Virginia 19.8

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

  • Here 5.0
  • Fauquier County 4.2
  • State 4.3

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 8.0%
  • Virginia 9.6%

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

  • Here 64.1
  • County 61.9
  • Virginia 59.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • The Plains 53.4%
  • County 56.3%
  • State 53.7%

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

  • The Plains 19.1
  • Fauquier County 11.6
  • Virginia 10.8

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

  • Here 14.0
  • County 10.2
  • State 9.3

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

  • Here 0.8
  • County 0.5
  • Virginia 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 78.7%
  • County 83.1%
  • State 79.9%

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

Thirteen percent of households in The Plains 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 (%)

  • The Plains 12.6%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • The Plains 4.1%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.2%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Fauquier County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 35.2%
  • Fauquier County 33.4%
  • Virginia 29.8%

Sixty three percent of The Plains residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 62.7%
  • Fauquier County 53.6%
  • State 50.5%

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

Twenty percent of The Plains 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 four 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. Thirty one 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 1.0 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • The Plains 20.1%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 20.5%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 33.6%
  • Fauquier County 38.3%
  • State 36.5%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 31.7%
  • Fauquier County 29.4%
  • Virginia 31.1%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • The Plains 31.1%
  • Fauquier County 40.6%
  • Virginia 44.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.8
  • Fauquier County 6.1
  • State 6.2

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 3.3
  • Fauquier County 2.8
  • Virginia 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.0
  • County 1.2
  • Virginia 1.3

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

Fifteen percent of The Plains 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 five percent are overweight. Thirty 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. Fifteen percent of people living in The Plains have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty six percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Six percent have congestive heart failure. Four 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. Six percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Seven percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Six percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Seven 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 15.4%
  • County 11.1%
  • Virginia 10.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • The Plains 4.4%
  • Fauquier County 3.3%
  • Virginia 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 4.2%
  • Virginia 3.6%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.6%
  • Fauquier County 35.5%
  • Virginia 33.7%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • The Plains 31.8%
  • County 19.1%
  • State 18.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • The Plains 14.7%
  • County 11.4%
  • Virginia 10.8%

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

  • Here 26.2%
  • Fauquier County 19.2%
  • Virginia 17.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 32.9%
  • Fauquier County 27.6%
  • Virginia 23.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Fauquier County 4.1%
  • Virginia 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • The Plains 5.7%
  • Fauquier County 3.9%
  • Virginia 3.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • The Plains 4.0%
  • Fauquier County 3.2%
  • Virginia 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • The Plains 2.3%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 2.0%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 4.0%
  • Virginia 3.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • The Plains 6.2%
  • County 4.0%
  • Virginia 3.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • The Plains 7.0%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 2.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • County 7.5%
  • Virginia 7.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • The Plains 5.8%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • Fauquier County 3.5%
  • Virginia 2.7%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • The Plains 9.8%
  • County 9.0%
  • Virginia 8.2%

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

Seventy two percent of births in The Plains were vaginal deliveries. Twenty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty one percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in The Plains have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Thirteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty nine percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eighteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Sixteen percent have ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, including any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch and injections, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 71.6%
  • Fauquier County 63.8%
  • Virginia 62.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • The Plains 28.4%
  • Fauquier County 36.2%
  • State 37.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • The Plains 99.4%
  • Fauquier County 99.2%
  • Virginia 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 66.3%
  • County 60.1%
  • State 58.5%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • The Plains 41.2%
  • County 54.0%
  • State 55.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 25.9%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 20.7%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • The Plains 12.7%
  • Fauquier County 12.3%
  • State 10.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • The Plains 69.5%
  • Fauquier County 78.0%
  • State 75.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 8.5%
  • Virginia 8.6%

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

  • The Plains 17.5%
  • Fauquier County 16.4%
  • Virginia 16.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • County 18.3%
  • State 16.8%

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

People living in The Plains 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, 40 percent of The Plains residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in The Plains are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • The Plains 48.1%
  • County 55.1%
  • Virginia 56.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • County 4.4%
  • Virginia 4.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 39.9%
  • County 41.0%
  • Virginia 42.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • The Plains 8.2%
  • Fauquier County 8.8%
  • State 8.6%

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

People in The Plains spend $367 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 31 percent of their income. The average family in The Plains spends $51 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $105 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $19 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • The Plains $367
  • County $367
  • Virginia $361

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

  • The Plains 31.2%
  • Fauquier County 23.6%
  • Virginia 23.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $51
  • Fauquier County $71
  • State $75

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Fauquier County 3.9%
  • Virginia 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • The Plains $105
  • Fauquier County $144
  • Virginia $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • Fauquier County 6.4%
  • State 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • The Plains $19
  • County $26
  • State $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • The Plains 1.1%
  • Fauquier County 1.2%
  • Virginia 1.3%

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

People living in The Plains report their general condition of hearing on average at 75 percent. Seventy one 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 six percent of The Plains population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty nine 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. Seventeen percent of people in The Plains had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • The Plains 75.4%
  • County 78.3%
  • Virginia 80.3%

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

  • The Plains 70.8%
  • Fauquier County 75.5%
  • State 80.5%

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

  • The Plains 93.6%
  • Fauquier County 94.5%
  • Virginia 95.4%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 26.4%
  • County 20.8%
  • Virginia 18.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 48.6%
  • County 45.1%
  • State 39.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • The Plains 17.2%
  • County 16.2%
  • Virginia 15.1%

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

Twenty five percent of The Plains 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 25.2%
  • County 24.9%
  • State 25.1%

Thirty two percent of The Plains 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. Fifteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Seventeen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Twelve 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 (%)

  • The Plains 32.4%
  • County 19.8%
  • Virginia 16.5%

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

  • Here 38.9%
  • County 26.1%
  • State 22.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • Fauquier County 9.3%
  • State 8.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • The Plains 16.9%
  • Fauquier County 10.3%
  • State 8.7%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • The Plains 12.2%
  • County 7.6%
  • Virginia 7.2%

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

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