Health and Nutrition of Violet, LA Residents

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Forty nine percent of Violet residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 48.9%
  • St. Bernard Parish 49.2%
  • State 49.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.4
  • St. Bernard Parish 21.5
  • Louisiana 20.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Violet 3.7
  • St. Bernard Parish 3.4
  • Louisiana 3.6

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

  • Violet 2.0
  • County 1.8
  • Louisiana 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.7
  • Louisiana 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Violet 3.3
  • St. Bernard Parish 3.5
  • Louisiana 3.4

The average Violet 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). Fifteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Violet 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

  • Violet 2.0
  • St. Bernard Parish 2.0
  • Louisiana 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Violet 15.1%
  • County 16.1%
  • Louisiana 15.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 21.9%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Violet 46.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 45.4%
  • Louisiana 46.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Violet 2.9
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Violet 3.2
  • St. Bernard Parish 2.7
  • Louisiana 3.1

Average number of teeth

  • Violet 24.0
  • County 22.4
  • State 23.1

The average height of Violet residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 185 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty one percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.9
  • St. Bernard Parish 66.6
  • Louisiana 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Violet 185.0
  • St. Bernard Parish 180.4
  • Louisiana 182.6

Average BMI

  • Here 29.4
  • St. Bernard Parish 28.9
  • Louisiana 29.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Violet 41.0%
  • County 38.4%
  • State 39.2%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Violet 51.8%
  • County 50.5%
  • State 50.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 37.0%
  • County 34.8%
  • State 35.3%

Sixty two percent of Violet residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty one 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. Ten percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 61.5%
  • St. Bernard Parish 63.2%
  • Louisiana 62.7%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 20.8%
  • County 24.2%
  • State 21.1%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Violet 19.4%
  • St. Bernard Parish 22.2%
  • Louisiana 19.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Violet 3.1%
  • St. Bernard Parish 3.2%
  • Louisiana 3.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • County 13.2%
  • State 9.9%

Nine percent of people living in Violet have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty eight 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 9.2%
  • St. Bernard Parish 10.3%
  • State 10.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Violet 47.9%
  • St. Bernard Parish 46.2%
  • State 47.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.4%

Violet 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

  • Violet 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.2

Nine percent of Violet 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 three percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty four percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Violet 8.8%
  • County 12.1%
  • Louisiana 10.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Violet 5.4%
  • County 5.2%
  • Louisiana 5.7%

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

  • Here 63.0%
  • St. Bernard Parish 68.7%
  • State 65.3%

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

  • Here 23.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 29.7%
  • Louisiana 26.2%

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

  • Here 15.3%
  • St. Bernard Parish 16.3%
  • Louisiana 14.6%

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

  • Here 18.9%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 19.4%

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

  • Violet 37.6%
  • County 41.8%
  • State 38.7%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 73.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 74.3%
  • Louisiana 75.5%

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

  • Here 22.1%
  • St. Bernard Parish 23.1%
  • Louisiana 23.9%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Violet 22.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 24.9%
  • State 24.4%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Violet 42.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 42.7%
  • Louisiana 43.9%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Violet 16.4%
  • County 20.2%
  • Louisiana 18.7%

Thirty one percent of people living in Violet use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Violet 31.4%
  • County 35.2%
  • Louisiana 31.2%

Twenty six percent of Violet residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty 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. Thirteen 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. Four 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 (%)

  • Violet 26.2%
  • St. Bernard Parish 26.6%
  • State 26.0%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Violet 26.3%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 26.5%

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

  • Violet 40.1%
  • County 42.5%
  • State 40.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Violet 50.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 52.0%
  • Louisiana 50.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Violet 27.9%
  • County 27.7%
  • State 27.7%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • County 21.5%
  • Louisiana 20.4%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.1%
  • County 19.7%
  • Louisiana 18.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 14.6%
  • State 13.6%

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

  • Violet 4.0%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.3%

Violet residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.8
  • County 2.2
  • Louisiana 2.0

Seventy eight percent of people living in Violet 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 5.0 days per month on average. They have 5.5 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 (%)

  • Violet 78.4%
  • County 78.8%
  • State 78.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Violet 10.9%
  • St. Bernard Parish 11.7%
  • State 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Violet 5.0
  • St. Bernard Parish 4.9
  • Louisiana 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Violet 5.5
  • St. Bernard Parish 5.8
  • State 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Violet 24.3
  • St. Bernard Parish 24.8
  • State 23.5

Ninety seven percent of Violet 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 four percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty six percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Violet 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. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Violet 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 31 women. He has vaginal sex with 25 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 five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.2 men on average. They have had 0.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Violet were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Thirteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Violet has vaginal or anal sex 57 times a year. Fifty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Violet 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 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.4%
  • County 97.2%
  • Louisiana 97.1%

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

  • Violet 94.6%
  • County 94.9%
  • State 94.2%

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

  • Violet 84.2%
  • County 87.0%
  • Louisiana 84.2%

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

  • Here 45.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 50.0%
  • State 45.6%

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

  • Violet 5.3%
  • St. Bernard Parish 6.1%
  • Louisiana 5.6%

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

  • Here 97.2%
  • County 97.3%
  • State 97.0%

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

  • Here 81.5%
  • County 85.1%
  • State 81.1%

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

  • Here 38.4%
  • County 37.6%
  • Louisiana 36.5%

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

  • Violet 13.3%
  • St. Bernard Parish 11.0%
  • Louisiana 12.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Violet 16.7
  • St. Bernard Parish 16.7
  • State 16.7

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

  • Violet 30.9
  • St. Bernard Parish 27.5
  • Louisiana 29.2

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

  • Violet 24.5
  • County 22.6
  • State 22.8

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

  • Violet 22.4
  • St. Bernard Parish 21.4
  • Louisiana 22.1

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

  • Here 4.6
  • County 5.2
  • Louisiana 4.5

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

  • Here 1.2
  • St. Bernard Parish 5.1
  • Louisiana 2.5

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

  • Violet 0.8
  • County 3.0
  • Louisiana 1.5

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

  • Here 19.5
  • County 19.4
  • State 19.7

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

  • Here 3.0
  • County 7.4
  • State 4.5

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 12.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 8.7%
  • Louisiana 11.8%

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

  • Here 56.8
  • County 64.3
  • State 57.7

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 51.9%
  • St. Bernard Parish 53.9%
  • Louisiana 51.3%

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

  • Here 10.6
  • St. Bernard Parish 10.8
  • State 11.1

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

  • Here 9.0
  • County 9.5
  • State 9.3

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

  • Violet 0.6
  • St. Bernard Parish 0.5
  • Louisiana 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Violet 77.7%
  • County 81.0%
  • State 79.0%

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

Eleven percent of households in Violet 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 (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • St. Bernard Parish 9.6%
  • State 10.8%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.1%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Violet 6.7
  • St. Bernard Parish 6.8
  • Louisiana 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Violet 28.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 31.9%
  • State 29.2%

Fifty four percent of Violet residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Violet 54.1%
  • County 52.2%
  • Louisiana 52.5%

Twenty one percent of Violet 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 eight 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. Twenty two 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 two 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 21.2%
  • County 23.4%
  • Louisiana 20.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Violet 37.6%
  • County 39.0%
  • Louisiana 36.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Violet 32.2%
  • St. Bernard Parish 27.3%
  • State 31.1%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • St. Bernard Parish 17.7%
  • Louisiana 21.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Violet 41.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 41.3%
  • State 41.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Violet 6.2
  • County 5.9
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Violet 2.8
  • St. Bernard Parish 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • St. Bernard Parish 1.2
  • State 1.3

Ten percent of Violet 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 six 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. Ten percent of people living in Violet have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty two 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. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Violet 10.1%
  • St. Bernard Parish 10.3%
  • Louisiana 10.6%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • St. Bernard Parish 3.3%
  • State 4.0%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Violet 3.4%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.4%

People with overweight (%)

  • Violet 36.0%
  • St. Bernard Parish 34.3%
  • Louisiana 34.4%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Violet 15.0%
  • St. Bernard Parish 19.1%
  • Louisiana 17.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Violet 10.1%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 11.4%

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

  • Violet 17.7%
  • County 19.3%
  • Louisiana 18.4%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • County 26.6%
  • State 24.4%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 3.5%
  • Louisiana 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 3.5%
  • State 3.2%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 2.8%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Violet 1.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 2.4%
  • State 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Violet 2.8%
  • County 4.1%
  • Louisiana 3.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • St. Bernard Parish 4.1%
  • Louisiana 3.7%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Violet 1.9%
  • St. Bernard Parish 3.1%
  • Louisiana 2.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Violet 6.1%
  • St. Bernard Parish 8.2%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • St. Bernard Parish 4.1%
  • State 3.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Violet 2.1%
  • St. Bernard Parish 2.6%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 8.0%

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

Sixty percent of births in Violet were vaginal deliveries. Forty percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.9 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Nineteen percent of women in Violet 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 eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty two 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 (%)

  • Violet 60.4%
  • County 64.4%
  • Louisiana 63.1%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Violet 39.6%
  • County 35.6%
  • Louisiana 36.9%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Violet 98.9%
  • County 99.3%
  • State 99.0%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 59.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 60.0%
  • State 59.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Violet 53.4%
  • County 53.7%
  • Louisiana 51.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 19.3%
  • St. Bernard Parish 23.0%
  • State 21.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Violet 9.3%
  • St. Bernard Parish 12.7%
  • State 11.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 78.3%
  • County 75.4%
  • Louisiana 75.3%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Violet 8.4%
  • County 8.6%
  • Louisiana 8.1%

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

  • Violet 22.2%
  • County 15.5%
  • State 18.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Violet 13.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 19.6%
  • Louisiana 16.3%

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

People living in Violet 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, 48 percent of Violet residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Violet are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 55.8%
  • County 55.5%
  • Louisiana 55.8%

Blood donors (%)

  • Violet 5.1%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.6%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Violet 47.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 37.5%
  • State 43.8%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • St. Bernard Parish 8.5%
  • Louisiana 8.8%

People in Violet spend $359 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 Violet spends $77 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $141 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $26 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 $359
  • County $355
  • Louisiana $354

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

  • Here 25.3%
  • St. Bernard Parish 24.1%
  • State 25.0%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $77
  • County $72
  • Louisiana $73

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Violet 4.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 4.5%
  • State 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $141
  • County $128
  • Louisiana $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Violet 7.4%
  • County 6.4%
  • Louisiana 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $26
  • St. Bernard Parish $23
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Violet 1.5%
  • County 1.2%
  • State 1.3%

People living in Violet report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Seventeen percent of Violet population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Sixteen percent of people in Violet had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Violet 81.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 78.1%
  • State 80.3%

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

  • Violet 81.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 77.3%
  • State 80.7%

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

  • Here 95.9%
  • St. Bernard Parish 94.3%
  • Louisiana 95.4%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Violet 16.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 20.6%
  • Louisiana 18.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Violet 40.2%
  • County 45.6%
  • Louisiana 40.5%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 15.5%
  • State 15.3%

Twenty three percent of Violet 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 (%)

  • Violet 23.1%
  • County 26.7%
  • Louisiana 26.4%

Sixteen percent of Violet 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 two 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 (%)

  • Violet 16.2%
  • County 18.8%
  • Louisiana 17.6%

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

  • Violet 21.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 25.2%
  • Louisiana 23.6%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Violet 7.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 9.5%
  • Louisiana 9.1%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • St. Bernard Parish 10.3%
  • State 9.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 8.0%
  • State 8.0%
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