Health and Nutrition of Vona, CO Residents

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Forty one percent of Vona 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 three "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 (%)

  • Here 41.4%
  • County 47.4%
  • State 48.4%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.1
  • Kit Carson County 21.5
  • State 20.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.5
  • County 3.3
  • Colorado 3.7

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

  • Vona 2.2
  • Kit Carson County 1.8
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Vona 2.7
  • Kit Carson County 1.8
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 1.6
  • Kit Carson County 3.7
  • State 3.7

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

The average Vona 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). Eleven percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty seven percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Vona residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 42 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 29 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.4
  • County 2.2
  • Colorado 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • Kit Carson County 17.4%
  • Colorado 16.7%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • Kit Carson County 22.9%
  • Colorado 21.7%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 41.5%
  • County 43.6%
  • Colorado 46.2%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • Kit Carson County 2.6
  • Colorado 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Vona 3.3
  • County 2.8
  • Colorado 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Vona 28.8
  • Kit Carson County 21.8
  • Colorado 23.4

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

The average height of Vona residents 16 years and older is 60 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty three percent of people living here are obese. Fifty seven percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Vona 59.8
  • Kit Carson County 66.8
  • Colorado 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Vona 176.5
  • County 181.7
  • Colorado 179.4

Average BMI

  • Vona 29.4
  • Kit Carson County 28.9
  • Colorado 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Vona 42.9%
  • County 39.1%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Vona 57.2%
  • County 52.1%
  • Colorado 48.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Vona 39.4%
  • Kit Carson County 33.4%
  • State 35.9%

Forty three percent of Vona residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty three percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty one percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Ten percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Vona 43.0%
  • County 66.0%
  • State 64.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Vona 23.1%
  • County 26.1%
  • Colorado 24.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Vona 20.8%
  • County 23.3%
  • State 22.6%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Vona 10.1%
  • Kit Carson County 14.8%
  • State 14.0%

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

Forty one percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. One percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 41.3%
  • County 46.5%
  • State 45.3%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 2.8%

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

Vona 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

  • Vona 1.0
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.1

Ten percent of Vona 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. Six percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Forty four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twelve percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty nine percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Eighteen percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • Kit Carson County 12.0%
  • Colorado 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Vona 5.6%
  • County 5.8%
  • Colorado 5.2%

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

  • Here 43.7%
  • Kit Carson County 68.6%
  • Colorado 67.5%

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

  • Here 11.8%
  • Kit Carson County 28.0%
  • State 27.7%

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

  • Vona 17.2%
  • Kit Carson County 17.2%
  • State 16.5%

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

  • Vona 28.6%
  • Kit Carson County 23.1%
  • State 22.4%

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

  • Here 18.4%
  • Kit Carson County 39.4%
  • State 40.8%

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

Forty three percent of people living in Vona are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 42.5%
  • County 71.4%
  • Colorado 72.6%

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

Ten percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Eighteen percent of people in Vona frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eight percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 9.8%
  • County 25.2%
  • Colorado 22.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 18.0%
  • Kit Carson County 41.0%
  • Colorado 38.6%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • County 20.5%
  • Colorado 16.5%

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

Twenty eight percent of people living in Vona use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 27.5%
  • County 31.9%
  • Colorado 35.9%

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

Twenty three percent of Vona 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 four percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty four percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty three 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 22.8%
  • County 27.6%
  • Colorado 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Vona 24.3%
  • County 28.6%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 33.6%
  • County 43.0%
  • State 42.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Vona 43.1%
  • County 51.2%
  • State 51.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • County 28.5%
  • Colorado 28.1%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Vona 23.1%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 17.9%
  • County 19.8%
  • State 19.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Vona 14.7%
  • County 14.9%
  • Colorado 14.2%

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

  • Vona 5.2%
  • Kit Carson County 4.5%
  • Colorado 4.3%

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

Eighty five percent of people living in Vona have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eight percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 2.7 days per month on average. They have 4.0 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 (%)

  • Vona 84.8%
  • Kit Carson County 80.8%
  • Colorado 81.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • Kit Carson County 10.5%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Vona 2.7
  • County 4.8
  • Colorado 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Vona 4.0
  • Kit Carson County 6.2
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 16.9
  • County 26.1
  • State 23.5

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

Ninety eight percent of Vona residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety eight percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in Vona have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Hundred percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex. People in Vona 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 52 women. He has vaginal sex with 48 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 11 women. People in Vona were 22 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Vona has vaginal or anal sex 88 times a year. Thirty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Forty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 98.1%
  • County 97.7%
  • Colorado 97.5%

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

  • Vona 97.5%
  • Kit Carson County 95.2%
  • State 93.7%

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

  • Vona 92.2%
  • Kit Carson County 87.1%
  • Colorado 87.0%

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

  • Vona 58.8%
  • County 51.0%
  • State 50.1%

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

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 6.7%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 97.7%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • Vona 73.4%
  • County 84.5%
  • Colorado 86.8%

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

  • Here 49.5%
  • County 40.7%
  • Colorado 40.8%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.0
  • Kit Carson County 16.5
  • State 16.7

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

  • Vona 52.0
  • Kit Carson County 28.4
  • Colorado 25.7

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

  • Vona 48.4
  • Kit Carson County 23.0
  • State 21.2

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

  • Vona 20.8
  • County 20.8
  • State 21.1

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

  • Here 11.1
  • County 6.1
  • Colorado 5.4

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

  • Vona 22.3
  • Kit Carson County 20.3
  • Colorado 19.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Vona 7.1%
  • Kit Carson County 8.7%
  • Colorado 8.7%

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

  • Vona 88.5
  • Kit Carson County 63.1
  • State 65.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 38.2%
  • County 54.1%
  • Colorado 55.0%

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Vona 41.6%
  • County 77.8%
  • Colorado 77.5%

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

Fourteen percent of households in Vona 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 (%)

  • Vona 13.8%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 9.8%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 4.4%
  • Colorado 4.2%

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

Vona residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Vona 7.0
  • County 6.8
  • Colorado 6.8

Forty three percent of Vona residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Vona 43.1%
  • County 54.5%
  • State 52.0%

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

Thirty three percent of Vona 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 two 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 eight 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. Thirty nine 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 five 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 1.0 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 32.6%
  • Kit Carson County 24.0%
  • Colorado 22.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Vona 42.3%
  • Kit Carson County 39.4%
  • Colorado 38.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Vona 31.0%
  • County 29.0%
  • State 31.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Vona 28.2%
  • Kit Carson County 17.0%
  • Colorado 21.1%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Vona 39.3%
  • Kit Carson County 39.9%
  • State 43.5%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 4.6
  • County 5.9
  • Colorado 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Vona 2.2
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.0
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.3

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

Five percent of Vona residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Two percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Twenty eight percent are overweight. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. One percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Vona 4.5%
  • Kit Carson County 11.1%
  • Colorado 10.4%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Vona 2.0%
  • Kit Carson County 3.8%
  • Colorado 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 28.0%
  • County 35.1%
  • State 33.3%

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

  • Vona 16.9%
  • County 21.0%
  • Colorado 19.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Vona 1.4%
  • County 3.9%
  • Colorado 2.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Vona 1.2%
  • Kit Carson County 4.7%
  • State 3.2%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Vona 2.5%
  • Kit Carson County 3.5%
  • State 3.1%

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

Forty three percent of births in Vona were vaginal deliveries. Fifty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 94.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Ninety two percent of women breastfeed their children. Five percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirty seven percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Vona 43.0%
  • County 68.0%
  • State 63.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Vona 57.0%
  • Kit Carson County 32.0%
  • State 36.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 94.6%
  • County 99.4%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Vona 67.8%
  • Kit Carson County 61.6%
  • Colorado 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Vona 92.0%
  • Kit Carson County 53.7%
  • Colorado 58.7%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • County 13.1%
  • Colorado 10.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 60.7%
  • County 73.6%
  • Colorado 74.9%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Vona 8.1%
  • Kit Carson County 6.2%
  • Colorado 8.1%

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

  • Here 37.2%
  • Kit Carson County 16.2%
  • State 18.1%

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

People living in Vona report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Two percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Vona residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Vona are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.5%
  • County 53.9%
  • Colorado 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Kit Carson County 4.4%
  • State 4.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 38.4%
  • Kit Carson County 37.9%
  • Colorado 40.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Vona 6.8%
  • Kit Carson County 8.1%
  • State 8.2%

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

People in Vona spend $432 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 22 percent of their income. The average family in Vona spends $129 on food at other stores monthly. This is seven percent of their income. They spend $175 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $31 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Vona $432
  • Kit Carson County $363
  • Colorado $367

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

  • Here 21.7%
  • Kit Carson County 24.8%
  • State 23.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $129
  • Kit Carson County $70
  • State $78

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • County 4.1%
  • Colorado 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $175
  • County $127
  • Colorado $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • Kit Carson County 6.6%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Vona $31
  • Kit Carson County $26
  • State $27

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Vona 1.6%
  • Kit Carson County 1.3%
  • Colorado 1.3%

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

People living in Vona 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. Nine percent of Vona population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty four 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. Fourteen percent of people in Vona had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Vona 83.7%
  • Kit Carson County 77.3%
  • Colorado 79.8%

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

  • Here 89.2%
  • Kit Carson County 77.3%
  • State 79.4%

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

  • Here 97.5%
  • County 94.5%
  • State 95.1%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • Kit Carson County 22.3%
  • State 19.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Vona 53.7%
  • Kit Carson County 49.0%
  • Colorado 43.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Vona 14.5%
  • Kit Carson County 16.8%
  • State 15.6%

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

Eight percent of Vona 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. Three percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Four percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 21.4%
  • State 17.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Kit Carson County 10.3%
  • Colorado 8.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Vona 3.5%
  • Kit Carson County 11.4%
  • Colorado 9.4%

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

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