Health and Nutrition of Topsham, ME Residents

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Fifty four percent of Topsham residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 54.1%
  • County 50.5%
  • State 51.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Topsham 21.0
  • Sagadahoc County 21.4
  • State 21.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.0
  • Sagadahoc County 3.6
  • Maine 3.7

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

  • Here 1.7
  • Sagadahoc County 1.7
  • State 1.7

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.9
  • Sagadahoc County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.2
  • Sagadahoc County 3.5
  • State 3.6

The average Topsham 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. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Topsham residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 53 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 two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.9
  • Maine 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Topsham 12.5%
  • County 15.9%
  • Maine 14.5%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Topsham 18.6%
  • County 21.1%
  • State 20.4%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 53.4%
  • Sagadahoc County 47.8%
  • State 49.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Topsham 3.2
  • County 3.0
  • Maine 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.5
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.6

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.8
  • County 23.1
  • Maine 23.0

The average height of Topsham residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty six percent of people living here are obese. Forty six percent have ever been obese. Thirty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Topsham 67.3
  • Sagadahoc County 67.1
  • State 67.2

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 180.1
  • County 182.2
  • Maine 180.3

Average BMI

  • Here 28.2
  • County 28.9
  • Maine 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 35.6%
  • Sagadahoc County 38.3%
  • Maine 35.7%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 46.1%
  • Sagadahoc County 50.1%
  • State 47.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Topsham 37.6%
  • County 37.1%
  • State 36.8%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 64.5%
  • Sagadahoc County 65.0%
  • Maine 65.9%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 23.6%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 24.1%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 22.0%
  • Sagadahoc County 23.7%
  • Maine 22.1%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Topsham 2.9%
  • Sagadahoc County 3.2%
  • State 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • County 14.6%
  • Maine 13.1%

Seven percent of people living in Topsham 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. Two percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • County 9.7%
  • Maine 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Topsham 47.5%
  • Sagadahoc County 47.0%
  • Maine 48.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Topsham 2.5%
  • Sagadahoc County 3.1%
  • Maine 3.0%

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

Topsham 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
  • County 1.1
  • Maine 1.1

Eleven percent of Topsham 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. Four 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. Thirty four percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty one percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.7%
  • Sagadahoc County 11.8%
  • Maine 11.5%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Topsham 3.7%
  • Sagadahoc County 4.7%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Here 71.9%
  • County 70.6%
  • State 70.5%

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

  • Topsham 33.5%
  • Sagadahoc County 32.9%
  • State 33.2%

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

  • Topsham 18.3%
  • County 18.2%
  • State 17.7%

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

  • Topsham 21.3%
  • County 23.3%
  • Maine 23.7%

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

  • Here 47.4%
  • County 46.9%
  • Maine 45.1%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Topsham 78.9%
  • County 76.0%
  • Maine 77.9%

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

  • Topsham 20.6%
  • County 22.5%
  • Maine 23.6%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Topsham 22.5%
  • County 24.1%
  • State 25.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 40.3%
  • County 42.4%
  • Maine 44.6%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 16.5%
  • County 19.3%
  • Maine 19.7%

Forty eight percent of people living in Topsham use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 47.6%
  • Sagadahoc County 40.6%
  • Maine 42.2%

Twenty three percent of Topsham residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty four percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty four percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Nineteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Ten 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. Three 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 23.1%
  • Sagadahoc County 25.9%
  • Maine 24.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Topsham 24.0%
  • Sagadahoc County 27.8%
  • State 25.6%

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

  • Here 41.2%
  • Sagadahoc County 43.3%
  • Maine 42.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.8%
  • County 52.6%
  • State 51.6%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 24.5%
  • Sagadahoc County 27.2%
  • State 25.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.8%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 20.8%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.8%
  • County 20.0%
  • Maine 18.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Topsham 9.9%
  • County 12.8%
  • State 12.1%

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

  • Topsham 3.5%
  • Sagadahoc County 4.5%
  • Maine 4.0%

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

Topsham residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Topsham 2.0
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.2

Eighty four percent of people living in Topsham have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 6.3 days per month on average. They have 6.1 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 24 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 83.9%
  • County 81.4%
  • Maine 82.8%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Topsham 9.4%
  • County 10.2%
  • Maine 9.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Topsham 6.3
  • Sagadahoc County 5.5
  • Maine 5.6

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.1
  • Sagadahoc County 6.0
  • Maine 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Topsham 24.4
  • Sagadahoc County 25.2
  • Maine 22.3

Ninety seven percent of Topsham 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. Ninety 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 Topsham 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. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Topsham 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 30 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 women. People living here were on average 22 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 Topsham were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Topsham has vaginal or anal sex 56 times a year. Fifty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Topsham 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Topsham 96.6%
  • County 97.5%
  • Maine 97.4%

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

  • Here 94.8%
  • Sagadahoc County 95.2%
  • State 94.6%

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

  • Here 90.0%
  • Sagadahoc County 89.8%
  • Maine 89.0%

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

  • Topsham 52.4%
  • Sagadahoc County 50.0%
  • State 46.9%

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

  • Here 6.6%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 6.4%

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

  • Here 96.9%
  • County 98.0%
  • State 97.7%

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

  • Topsham 89.6%
  • County 89.1%
  • State 88.9%

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

  • Here 35.7%
  • County 39.4%
  • State 40.2%

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

  • Here 8.5%
  • Sagadahoc County 10.2%
  • Maine 10.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Topsham 17.2
  • Sagadahoc County 16.9
  • Maine 17.0

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

  • Here 30.0
  • Sagadahoc County 28.2
  • Maine 25.3

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

  • Topsham 20.8
  • Sagadahoc County 21.6
  • State 19.2

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

  • Here 22.1
  • Sagadahoc County 21.5
  • Maine 21.7

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

  • Topsham 6.2
  • Sagadahoc County 6.1
  • Maine 5.3

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

  • Here 18.4
  • County 19.0
  • State 19.7

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

  • Topsham 2.4
  • Sagadahoc County 5.1
  • Maine 5.1

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Topsham 7.4%
  • Sagadahoc County 6.9%
  • Maine 6.2%

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

  • Here 55.8
  • County 61.9
  • Maine 58.5

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Topsham 56.1%
  • Sagadahoc County 58.1%
  • Maine 57.7%

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

  • Topsham 9.0
  • Sagadahoc County 10.6
  • State 10.6

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

  • Topsham 8.1
  • Sagadahoc County 9.6
  • Maine 9.5

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

  • Here 0.4
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.4

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 87.1%
  • Sagadahoc County 86.4%
  • State 86.4%

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

Nine percent of households in Topsham 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 (%)

  • Topsham 8.9%
  • Sagadahoc County 9.3%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Topsham 4.5%
  • Sagadahoc County 4.4%
  • State 4.5%

Topsham 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

  • Topsham 6.9
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.9

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Topsham 32.6%
  • Sagadahoc County 34.7%
  • State 33.0%

Forty one percent of Topsham residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Topsham 41.4%
  • County 50.0%
  • Maine 46.6%

Twenty three percent of Topsham 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 three 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 one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty four 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. Fifty 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 two 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • Sagadahoc County 23.9%
  • State 21.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 43.3%
  • Sagadahoc County 42.0%
  • Maine 38.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Topsham 30.7%
  • Sagadahoc County 28.0%
  • State 29.4%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Topsham 24.3%
  • Sagadahoc County 19.6%
  • State 21.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Topsham 49.6%
  • County 44.5%
  • Maine 46.3%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.3
  • Sagadahoc County 6.1
  • Maine 6.3

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Topsham 2.5
  • Sagadahoc County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.2
  • Maine 1.2

Nine percent of Topsham residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty four percent are overweight. Thirteen 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. Nine percent of people living in Topsham have ever received a blood transfusion. Fifteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eleven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 10.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.0%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Topsham 4.2%
  • Sagadahoc County 4.3%
  • State 4.3%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.4%
  • County 35.8%
  • Maine 34.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • Sagadahoc County 17.0%
  • State 18.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Sagadahoc County 10.9%
  • State 11.9%

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

  • Here 14.6%
  • Sagadahoc County 17.9%
  • Maine 17.3%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Topsham 23.4%
  • Sagadahoc County 26.7%
  • Maine 27.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 3.9%
  • Maine 4.3%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Topsham 2.5%
  • Sagadahoc County 3.3%
  • State 3.3%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Topsham 2.3%
  • Sagadahoc County 3.0%
  • State 3.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • Sagadahoc County 2.4%
  • Maine 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 3.6%
  • Maine 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Topsham 2.6%
  • County 3.5%
  • Maine 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Topsham 1.8%
  • Sagadahoc County 2.8%
  • Maine 3.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Topsham 9.3%
  • Sagadahoc County 8.5%
  • Maine 8.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Topsham 2.5%
  • Sagadahoc County 3.7%
  • State 3.7%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • Sagadahoc County 2.7%
  • Maine 2.9%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 10.7%
  • Sagadahoc County 9.9%
  • Maine 10.7%

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

Fifty six percent of births in Topsham were vaginal deliveries. Forty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty percent of women in Topsham have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Thirteen percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twelve percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty 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 (%)

  • Topsham 56.5%
  • County 63.0%
  • Maine 63.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Topsham 43.5%
  • County 37.0%
  • Maine 36.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.4%
  • County 99.4%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 54.1%
  • County 59.0%
  • State 58.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Topsham 66.0%
  • County 56.3%
  • State 59.1%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Topsham 19.6%
  • County 23.1%
  • Maine 23.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Topsham 12.0%
  • Sagadahoc County 12.9%
  • Maine 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 80.5%
  • Sagadahoc County 78.7%
  • Maine 78.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 12.8%
  • Sagadahoc County 9.8%
  • Maine 9.4%

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

  • Topsham 11.5%
  • County 15.0%
  • Maine 14.3%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 20.1%
  • County 20.2%
  • State 21.5%

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

People living in Topsham report their general health condition on average at 61 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of Topsham residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Topsham are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 60.9%
  • County 57.2%
  • State 58.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Topsham 7.4%
  • County 5.7%
  • State 5.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Topsham 40.1%
  • County 38.8%
  • State 39.4%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Topsham 9.3%
  • Sagadahoc County 9.1%
  • Maine 8.7%

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

People in Topsham spend $350 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 17 percent of their income. The average family in Topsham spends $80 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $166 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $28 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Topsham $350
  • Sagadahoc County $355
  • State $362

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

  • Topsham 17.2%
  • County 21.4%
  • Maine 21.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $80
  • Sagadahoc County $75
  • State $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

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

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $166
  • County $146
  • Maine $159

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Topsham 7.5%
  • County 7.0%
  • Maine 7.2%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $28
  • County $25
  • State $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • County 1.4%
  • Maine 1.2%

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

People living in Topsham report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty 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 five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of Topsham population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty three 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 Topsham had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Topsham 80.4%
  • County 78.3%
  • State 78.7%

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

  • Here 81.0%
  • County 76.7%
  • Maine 78.5%

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

  • Topsham 95.0%
  • County 94.3%
  • State 94.9%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 17.5%
  • County 20.7%
  • Maine 20.5%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Topsham 43.4%
  • Sagadahoc County 45.7%
  • State 41.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • Sagadahoc County 16.3%
  • State 15.8%

Twenty three percent of Topsham 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 (%)

  • Topsham 23.4%
  • Sagadahoc County 25.1%
  • State 26.7%

Fourteen percent of Topsham 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 percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Six percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Six 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 (%)

  • Topsham 14.4%
  • Sagadahoc County 17.7%
  • Maine 17.2%

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

  • Topsham 20.2%
  • Sagadahoc County 24.3%
  • Maine 24.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • Sagadahoc County 8.2%
  • Maine 8.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Topsham 7.6%
  • Sagadahoc County 9.2%
  • State 8.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • County 7.0%
  • Maine 7.7%

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

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