Health and Nutrition of Vance, SC Residents

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Forty eight percent of Vance residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 17 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 two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Vance 47.6%
  • County 47.7%
  • South Carolina 48.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 17.1
  • County 19.5
  • State 20.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Vance 3.5
  • County 3.4
  • South Carolina 3.5

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

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.0
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.7
  • Orangeburg County 1.6
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Vance 2.3
  • Orangeburg County 3.1
  • State 3.5

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

The average Vance 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. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Vance residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 46 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 four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Vance 2.0
  • County 2.2
  • South Carolina 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Vance 14.5%
  • County 16.4%
  • State 16.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Vance 18.5%
  • County 20.8%
  • South Carolina 21.4%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 46.0%
  • County 43.9%
  • State 45.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Vance 3.1
  • County 2.6
  • South Carolina 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 4.5
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.1

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.6
  • County 21.9
  • South Carolina 22.5

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

The average height of Vance residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 189 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 31. Forty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.4
  • Orangeburg County 66.7
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 189.3
  • County 184.6
  • South Carolina 182.7

Average BMI

  • Vance 31.0
  • Orangeburg County 29.6
  • State 29.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 49.0%
  • County 42.7%
  • State 39.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Vance 58.2%
  • Orangeburg County 54.1%
  • State 51.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Vance 39.2%
  • Orangeburg County 33.5%
  • State 34.4%

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

Fifty four percent of Vance residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twelve percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Eleven percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Vance 54.5%
  • Orangeburg County 60.6%
  • State 63.7%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Vance 11.8%
  • County 18.6%
  • South Carolina 22.3%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Vance 11.3%
  • Orangeburg County 16.9%
  • State 20.3%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.3%

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

Thirteen percent of people living in Vance have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty four 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 (%)

  • Vance 13.3%
  • Orangeburg County 13.0%
  • South Carolina 10.7%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 54.1%
  • Orangeburg County 49.9%
  • State 47.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Orangeburg County 4.3%
  • State 3.5%

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

Vance 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 1.4
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.2

Six percent of Vance 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. Fifty five percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Fourteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eight percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Nine percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Twenty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Vance 6.4%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 10.6%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 6.5%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Here 55.1%
  • County 61.7%
  • State 65.9%

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

  • Vance 13.6%
  • County 20.0%
  • State 26.0%

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

  • Here 7.5%
  • County 11.7%
  • State 14.8%

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

  • Vance 8.5%
  • Orangeburg County 16.1%
  • South Carolina 20.2%

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

  • Here 26.9%
  • County 33.1%
  • South Carolina 38.8%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Vance 79.5%
  • County 75.7%
  • South Carolina 74.6%

Thirty one percent of people living in Vance have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty seven percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Fifty two percent of people in Vance frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty 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 30.6%
  • Orangeburg County 28.5%
  • State 24.6%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 26.9%
  • Orangeburg County 26.1%
  • State 25.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 52.5%
  • Orangeburg County 48.0%
  • South Carolina 43.5%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Vance 19.5%
  • Orangeburg County 21.4%
  • South Carolina 19.5%

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

Eighteen percent of people living in Vance use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Vance 18.1%
  • County 20.7%
  • South Carolina 29.9%

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

Twenty six percent of Vance residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty four percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty five percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty seven percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty one percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Seventeen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Fifteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twelve 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 26.2%
  • Orangeburg County 26.8%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • Orangeburg County 27.0%
  • State 27.0%

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

  • Vance 35.3%
  • County 38.5%
  • State 40.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 47.1%
  • Orangeburg County 48.9%
  • South Carolina 50.4%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Vance 31.0%
  • Orangeburg County 29.4%
  • State 28.5%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 17.1%
  • County 20.3%
  • State 20.8%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • County 17.0%
  • State 18.4%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • County 14.5%
  • South Carolina 14.1%

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

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.3%

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

Vance residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Vance 1.9
  • Orangeburg County 2.2
  • State 2.1

Sixty nine percent of people living in Vance 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 3.8 days per month on average. They have 4.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 17 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Vance 68.7%
  • County 74.0%
  • South Carolina 78.4%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Vance 14.5%
  • County 13.1%
  • State 11.2%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Vance 3.8
  • County 4.4
  • South Carolina 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.2
  • County 5.3
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 17.1
  • County 23.1
  • South Carolina 24.4

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

Ninety eight percent of Vance 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. Seventy seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Vance 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 one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Vance 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 38 women. He has vaginal sex with 29 women. People living here were on average 25 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on two women. People in Vance were 20 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. Nineteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Vance has vaginal or anal sex 44 times a year. Forty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Vance 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy one percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Vance 97.7%
  • County 97.4%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 96.3%
  • Orangeburg County 94.8%
  • South Carolina 94.3%

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

  • Vance 77.3%
  • County 81.2%
  • South Carolina 84.6%

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

  • Here 39.9%
  • Orangeburg County 44.6%
  • South Carolina 46.9%

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

  • Vance 4.0%
  • Orangeburg County 4.3%
  • South Carolina 5.4%

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

  • Vance 96.7%
  • County 96.7%
  • South Carolina 97.1%

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

  • Here 71.2%
  • County 72.5%
  • South Carolina 80.9%

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

  • Here 32.9%
  • Orangeburg County 32.6%
  • State 37.2%

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

  • Here 13.5%
  • Orangeburg County 14.2%
  • State 12.7%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.8
  • Orangeburg County 16.5
  • State 16.6

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

  • Vance 37.7
  • Orangeburg County 32.5
  • State 29.2

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

  • Here 28.8
  • County 25.2
  • State 23.0

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

  • Vance 25.2
  • Orangeburg County 23.0
  • State 22.0

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

  • Vance 2.0
  • County 3.8
  • South Carolina 4.8

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

  • Here 20.2
  • County 20.5
  • South Carolina 20.1

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

  • Vance 2.2
  • Orangeburg County 3.4
  • State 4.5

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Vance 18.6%
  • Orangeburg County 15.4%
  • South Carolina 11.5%

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

  • Vance 44.4
  • Orangeburg County 51.1
  • South Carolina 58.7

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Vance 42.7%
  • Orangeburg County 46.0%
  • State 51.9%

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

  • Vance 11.2
  • Orangeburg County 12.0
  • South Carolina 11.6

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

  • Vance 9.4
  • Orangeburg County 9.3
  • South Carolina 9.8

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

  • Vance 0.4
  • County 0.7
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Vance 70.8%
  • Orangeburg County 75.2%
  • South Carolina 79.4%

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

Fifteen percent of households in Vance 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 (%)

  • Here 14.6%
  • Orangeburg County 13.0%
  • South Carolina 11.0%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Orangeburg County 3.9%
  • South Carolina 4.1%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Vance 6.5
  • County 6.7
  • South Carolina 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 27.3%
  • South Carolina 30.0%

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

Fifty eight percent of Vance residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Vance 57.8%
  • County 56.0%
  • South Carolina 54.3%

Thirteen percent of Vance 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. Twenty nine 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. Forty percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 17.5%
  • South Carolina 20.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 29.1%
  • Orangeburg County 31.9%
  • State 36.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Vance 31.3%
  • Orangeburg County 32.0%
  • State 30.9%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Vance 23.7%
  • County 19.7%
  • South Carolina 19.5%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Vance 40.0%
  • Orangeburg County 36.5%
  • State 40.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Vance 6.5
  • Orangeburg County 6.1
  • South Carolina 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Vance 3.1
  • County 3.1
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Vance 1.4
  • Orangeburg County 1.2
  • South Carolina 1.2

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

Ten percent of Vance residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Seven percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Two percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty nine percent are overweight. Twelve 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. Thirteen percent of people living in Vance have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen 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. Two percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Five percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. One percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Five percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Vance 10.2%
  • County 11.1%
  • South Carolina 11.1%

People with anemia (%)

  • Vance 7.4%
  • Orangeburg County 5.4%
  • South Carolina 4.1%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.4%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 39.4%
  • Orangeburg County 35.4%
  • South Carolina 34.4%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 12.5%
  • Orangeburg County 20.8%
  • South Carolina 20.0%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Vance 12.6%
  • Orangeburg County 13.1%
  • South Carolina 11.9%

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

  • Here 19.4%
  • Orangeburg County 20.7%
  • State 19.3%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Vance 22.5%
  • County 25.9%
  • State 25.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Orangeburg County 4.4%
  • State 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Vance 3.3%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • Orangeburg County 3.1%
  • State 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Vance 1.8%
  • County 2.2%
  • South Carolina 2.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • County 3.7%
  • South Carolina 3.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.7%
  • South Carolina 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Vance 5.0%
  • Orangeburg County 5.8%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Orangeburg County 4.0%
  • South Carolina 3.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • Orangeburg County 2.7%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Vance 4.7%
  • County 7.2%
  • South Carolina 8.1%

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

Sixty percent of births in Vance were vaginal deliveries. Forty percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty one percent of women in Vance 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 three percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty two percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eleven 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 60.1%
  • County 65.6%
  • South Carolina 64.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Vance 39.9%
  • County 34.4%
  • State 35.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Vance 98.6%
  • Orangeburg County 98.8%
  • State 99.1%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 58.2%
  • County 59.9%
  • State 60.0%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Vance 42.6%
  • Orangeburg County 42.0%
  • State 50.2%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • County 23.5%
  • State 22.4%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • Orangeburg County 10.9%
  • South Carolina 11.5%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 73.0%
  • County 71.4%
  • State 74.5%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Vance 5.2%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 7.4%

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

  • Vance 22.1%
  • Orangeburg County 19.9%
  • State 17.8%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • County 13.6%
  • South Carolina 16.6%

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

People living in Vance report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 59 percent of Vance residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Vance are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Vance 52.6%
  • Orangeburg County 52.7%
  • South Carolina 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 3.5%
  • South Carolina 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 59.0%
  • County 47.9%
  • State 43.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Vance 8.8%
  • Orangeburg County 9.1%
  • South Carolina 8.7%

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

People in Vance spend $338 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 26 percent of their income. The average family in Vance spends $85 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $117 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $38 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $338
  • Orangeburg County $346
  • State $354

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

  • Here 25.5%
  • County 27.5%
  • South Carolina 25.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Vance $85
  • Orangeburg County $71
  • State $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 4.5%
  • South Carolina 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $117
  • Orangeburg County $117
  • South Carolina $131

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Vance 5.8%
  • Orangeburg County 6.1%
  • South Carolina 6.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $38
  • County $23
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • Orangeburg County 1.3%
  • South Carolina 1.3%

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

People living in Vance report their general condition of hearing on average at 84 percent. Eighty nine 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 seven percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fourteen percent of Vance population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Twenty 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. Twelve percent of people in Vance had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 84.2%
  • County 80.4%
  • State 79.5%

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

  • Here 88.7%
  • County 81.6%
  • State 79.2%

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

  • Vance 97.3%
  • County 95.6%
  • South Carolina 95.0%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 13.6%
  • Orangeburg County 17.7%
  • South Carolina 19.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Vance 29.1%
  • County 37.9%
  • State 42.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • County 14.8%
  • State 15.6%

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

Twenty seven percent of Vance 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 26.5%
  • County 27.7%
  • South Carolina 26.4%

Fourteen percent of Vance 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. Nineteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Six percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Nine percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 14.1%
  • County 20.4%
  • State 19.2%

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

  • Here 19.0%
  • Orangeburg County 25.9%
  • State 25.2%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Vance 9.5%
  • Orangeburg County 10.9%
  • State 9.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Vance 6.5%
  • County 10.3%
  • South Carolina 9.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Vance 9.2%
  • Orangeburg County 9.9%
  • South Carolina 8.4%

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

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