Health and Nutrition of Troy, AL Residents

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Forty nine percent of Troy residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 48.7%
  • Pike County 49.4%
  • State 48.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Troy 20.0
  • County 20.2
  • State 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.6
  • County 3.6
  • Alabama 3.5

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

  • Here 2.0
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Troy 1.8
  • County 1.7
  • Alabama 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Troy 3.6
  • County 3.4
  • State 3.5

The average Troy 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). Fourteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Troy residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 47 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • Pike County 2.0
  • Alabama 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Troy 13.8%
  • County 14.5%
  • State 16.8%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Troy 20.5%
  • County 20.4%
  • State 21.5%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 46.7%
  • Pike County 46.6%
  • Alabama 44.8%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.9
  • Alabama 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.1
  • County 3.1
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.2
  • County 23.2
  • Alabama 22.2

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

The average height of Troy residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.6
  • County 66.7
  • Alabama 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Troy 180.5
  • County 182.1
  • State 182.5

Average BMI

  • Troy 29.0
  • Pike County 29.2
  • Alabama 29.0

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 38.9%
  • Pike County 39.7%
  • State 39.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 49.6%
  • Pike County 50.6%
  • Alabama 51.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 35.8%
  • Pike County 35.5%
  • State 34.3%

Sixty one percent of Troy residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Nineteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Eight percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Troy 60.7%
  • County 61.4%
  • Alabama 64.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Troy 19.9%
  • Pike County 20.0%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Troy 18.7%
  • County 18.6%
  • Alabama 20.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 3.0%
  • Alabama 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Troy 7.8%
  • County 8.2%
  • State 11.3%

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

Nine percent of people living in Troy have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty five 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 9.0%
  • County 10.5%
  • Alabama 11.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Troy 45.2%
  • Pike County 47.2%
  • Alabama 47.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.5%

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

Troy 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 1.1
  • Pike County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Troy 10.8%
  • Pike County 10.8%
  • Alabama 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • Pike County 5.5%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Troy 63.5%
  • Pike County 64.4%
  • Alabama 66.8%

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

  • Troy 27.2%
  • Pike County 27.0%
  • Alabama 26.5%

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

  • Troy 13.3%
  • Pike County 13.6%
  • Alabama 14.8%

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

  • Troy 17.7%
  • County 18.4%
  • Alabama 20.7%

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

  • Here 39.0%
  • Pike County 38.9%
  • Alabama 39.3%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Troy 74.4%
  • County 76.4%
  • Alabama 74.6%

Twenty percent of people living in Troy 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 Troy 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 (%)

  • Troy 20.1%
  • Pike County 23.9%
  • State 25.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Troy 22.0%
  • Pike County 23.4%
  • Alabama 25.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 40.0%
  • County 44.1%
  • State 43.9%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Troy 15.8%
  • Pike County 18.8%
  • Alabama 20.0%

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

Twenty nine percent of people living in Troy use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 29.2%
  • County 29.9%
  • Alabama 30.3%

Twenty six percent of Troy residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight 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 three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty nine 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. Eighteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fifteen 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 25.7%
  • County 26.0%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.3%
  • County 27.6%
  • Alabama 27.3%

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

  • Here 41.4%
  • Pike County 40.2%
  • State 41.1%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Troy 53.0%
  • Pike County 51.3%
  • State 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Troy 28.6%
  • County 28.0%
  • Alabama 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Troy 20.8%
  • County 20.7%
  • Alabama 21.3%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Troy 17.7%
  • Pike County 17.8%
  • State 18.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 14.9%
  • Pike County 14.4%
  • State 14.4%

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

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.5%

Troy residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Troy 1.8
  • County 2.0
  • State 2.2

Seventy five percent of people living in Troy have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fourteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.7 days per month on average. They have 5.4 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 75.2%
  • Pike County 76.1%
  • Alabama 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Troy 13.5%
  • County 12.7%
  • Alabama 11.2%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Troy 4.7
  • County 4.9
  • Alabama 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.4
  • County 5.6
  • Alabama 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 23.5
  • Pike County 23.8
  • Alabama 24.3

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

Ninety five percent of Troy residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety two percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty seven percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Troy 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 nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty two percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Troy 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 25 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 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 four women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 4.5 men on average. They have had 2.7 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Troy were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on seven men in their lifetime. Fourteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Troy has vaginal or anal sex 68 times a year. Forty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Troy 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 0.8 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) (%)

  • Troy 95.4%
  • County 96.4%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 91.7%
  • Pike County 93.3%
  • State 94.4%

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

  • Here 82.2%
  • Pike County 83.0%
  • Alabama 85.2%

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

  • Troy 46.7%
  • County 44.6%
  • Alabama 46.7%

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

  • Troy 6.7%
  • Pike County 6.1%
  • State 5.6%

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

  • Here 95.4%
  • Pike County 96.4%
  • Alabama 97.1%

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

  • Here 78.9%
  • Pike County 78.5%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Troy 32.5%
  • County 33.6%
  • Alabama 37.4%

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

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 12.7%
  • Alabama 13.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Troy 16.6
  • County 16.7
  • Alabama 16.6

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

  • Troy 25.3
  • County 27.5
  • Alabama 28.5

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

  • Here 21.5
  • County 22.0
  • Alabama 22.4

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

  • Troy 21.1
  • County 22.0
  • Alabama 21.9

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

  • Troy 4.0
  • Pike County 4.1
  • State 4.7

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

  • Troy 4.5
  • County 4.2
  • Alabama 2.8

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

  • Troy 2.7
  • County 2.5
  • Alabama 1.6

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

  • Troy 18.7
  • County 19.2
  • State 19.9

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

  • Troy 6.5
  • County 6.0
  • State 5.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Troy 14.4%
  • Pike County 13.2%
  • State 10.9%

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

  • Here 67.7
  • County 60.8
  • State 59.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Troy 48.3%
  • Pike County 49.2%
  • State 52.7%

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

  • Troy 12.4
  • Pike County 11.8
  • State 12.0

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

  • Here 10.1
  • Pike County 9.3
  • Alabama 10.2

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

  • Troy 0.8
  • County 0.7
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 78.7%
  • Pike County 79.4%
  • State 80.7%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Troy 10.1%
  • Pike County 10.5%
  • Alabama 11.0%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 4.2%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Troy 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • Alabama 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 25.7%
  • County 28.1%
  • Alabama 30.9%

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

Fifty six percent of Troy residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 55.7%
  • County 52.9%
  • State 54.4%

Twenty two percent of Troy 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 seven 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 nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty three 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 three 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 22.5%
  • Pike County 20.8%
  • Alabama 20.7%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 37.2%
  • County 35.5%
  • Alabama 35.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 29.4%
  • Pike County 29.8%
  • Alabama 30.4%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 23.1%
  • County 21.4%
  • State 18.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Troy 43.3%
  • Pike County 41.6%
  • State 40.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.0
  • County 6.1
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Troy 2.9
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Troy 1.3
  • Pike County 1.2
  • Alabama 1.2

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

Eleven percent of Troy 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". 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 one percent are overweight. Fifteen 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. Eleven percent of people living in Troy have ever received a blood transfusion. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three 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. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. One percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Seven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 11.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.1%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Pike County 3.2%
  • State 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 31.2%
  • County 33.6%
  • Alabama 34.4%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • Pike County 16.5%
  • State 21.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • Pike County 11.4%
  • Alabama 12.3%

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

  • Troy 16.7%
  • County 17.8%
  • State 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Troy 20.5%
  • Pike County 23.8%
  • State 26.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Pike County 3.7%
  • State 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Troy 2.6%
  • Pike County 3.1%
  • Alabama 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • Pike County 2.8%
  • Alabama 3.2%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Pike County 2.3%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.8%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Troy 3.4%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 4.3%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 3.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Troy 6.7%
  • Pike County 6.9%
  • State 7.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Troy 3.2%
  • Pike County 3.4%
  • State 4.1%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Troy 1.2%
  • County 1.7%
  • Alabama 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 7.8%
  • Alabama 8.5%

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

Sixty one percent of births in Troy were vaginal deliveries. Thirty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty one percent of women breastfeed their children. Eighteen percent of women in Troy have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Nine percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Thirteen percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fourteen 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 61.4%
  • Pike County 63.2%
  • State 65.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 38.6%
  • Pike County 36.8%
  • State 34.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Troy 99.0%
  • County 98.9%
  • State 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Troy 56.5%
  • County 58.6%
  • State 60.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 50.5%
  • County 48.7%
  • Alabama 49.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Troy 18.1%
  • County 21.1%
  • Alabama 23.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Troy 9.1%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 11.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Troy 74.6%
  • County 74.3%
  • Alabama 73.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 12.8%
  • County 9.7%
  • Alabama 7.0%

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

  • Here 19.7%
  • County 18.3%
  • State 17.5%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • County 15.4%
  • Alabama 16.9%

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

People living in Troy report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Troy residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Troy are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.1%
  • County 55.7%
  • State 54.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Troy 4.7%
  • County 4.6%
  • Alabama 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Troy 42.0%
  • County 42.1%
  • State 42.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Troy 9.0%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 8.6%

People in Troy spend $340 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 Troy spends $73 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $126 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $24 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Troy $340
  • Pike County $346
  • Alabama $354

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

  • Troy 25.2%
  • Pike County 25.0%
  • State 25.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $73
  • County $72
  • Alabama $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $126
  • Pike County $130
  • State $129

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Troy 7.0%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $24
  • Pike County $25
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Troy 1.5%
  • Pike County 1.4%
  • Alabama 1.3%

People living in Troy report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 percent. Eighty 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 five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Sixteen percent of Troy population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty one 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 Troy had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Troy 80.7%
  • County 80.1%
  • State 79.1%

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

  • Troy 81.6%
  • Pike County 80.6%
  • Alabama 78.7%

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

  • Here 95.3%
  • County 95.1%
  • Alabama 94.8%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Troy 15.8%
  • Pike County 17.3%
  • State 20.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 40.7%
  • Pike County 40.0%
  • State 42.2%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 15.3%
  • County 14.8%
  • Alabama 15.6%

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

Twenty nine percent of Troy 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 (%)

  • Troy 29.3%
  • Pike County 29.2%
  • State 26.7%

Fifteen percent of Troy 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 one percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight 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. Seven 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 (%)

  • Troy 15.3%
  • Pike County 16.9%
  • State 20.0%

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

  • Troy 21.1%
  • County 22.9%
  • Alabama 26.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Troy 8.2%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 10.2%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Troy 8.1%
  • Pike County 9.0%
  • Alabama 10.4%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Troy 7.4%
  • Pike County 8.4%
  • State 8.8%

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

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