Health and Nutrition of Wallis, TX Residents

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Forty eight percent of Wallis 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 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 48.3%
  • Austin County 47.9%
  • State 48.0%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Wallis 20.1
  • Austin County 21.0
  • State 20.0

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.4
  • County 3.4
  • Texas 3.7

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

  • Wallis 1.8
  • Austin County 1.8
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Wallis 1.8
  • County 1.7
  • Texas 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Wallis 3.2
  • County 3.3
  • Texas 3.3

The average Wallis 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). Seventeen 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). Wallis 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 three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.1
  • Texas 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 16.6%
  • Austin County 17.0%
  • State 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.2%
  • County 22.3%
  • Texas 21.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Wallis 45.7%
  • County 44.5%
  • State 46.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Wallis 3.0
  • County 2.7
  • Texas 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.0
  • Austin County 2.9
  • Texas 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.2
  • County 22.0
  • Texas 23.7

The average height of Wallis residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Wallis 66.1
  • County 66.4
  • Texas 66.2

Average weight (pounds)

  • Wallis 179.5
  • Austin County 180.5
  • Texas 177.4

Average BMI

  • Here 29.1
  • Austin County 29.0
  • State 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Wallis 39.6%
  • County 39.4%
  • Texas 37.2%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Wallis 51.4%
  • Austin County 51.8%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Wallis 36.5%
  • County 34.4%
  • State 36.0%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 61.9%
  • Austin County 63.9%
  • Texas 61.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 24.8%
  • County 25.2%
  • Texas 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 23.0%
  • Texas 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 2.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • County 13.9%
  • State 12.5%

Ten percent of people living in Wallis have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty seven percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Wallis 10.3%
  • Austin County 11.3%
  • Texas 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 46.7%
  • County 47.6%
  • State 46.4%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Austin County 3.4%
  • Texas 2.8%

Wallis 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
  • Austin County 1.2
  • State 1.1

Twelve percent of Wallis 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 six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty eight percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty 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 (%)

  • Wallis 11.7%
  • Austin County 12.3%
  • State 11.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Austin County 5.6%
  • Texas 5.0%

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

  • Here 66.2%
  • Austin County 68.2%
  • Texas 65.0%

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

  • Wallis 27.6%
  • Austin County 28.2%
  • Texas 25.0%

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

  • Here 15.3%
  • County 16.3%
  • State 14.8%

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

  • Wallis 20.0%
  • County 21.8%
  • Texas 19.8%

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

  • Here 38.9%
  • Austin County 39.2%
  • Texas 36.0%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Wallis 72.6%
  • Austin County 73.0%
  • Texas 72.1%

Twenty two percent of people living in Wallis 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 Wallis frequently check their blood cholesterol. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Wallis 22.0%
  • Austin County 24.5%
  • Texas 19.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Wallis 23.2%
  • County 25.1%
  • Texas 21.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Wallis 42.6%
  • County 43.4%
  • State 39.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • Austin County 21.1%
  • State 16.3%

Thirty four percent of people living in Wallis use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Wallis 33.8%
  • Austin County 32.5%
  • State 33.4%

Twenty seven percent of Wallis 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 two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty nine 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. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Wallis 26.7%
  • Austin County 28.1%
  • Texas 26.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Wallis 28.4%
  • County 29.5%
  • State 27.6%

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

  • Here 40.8%
  • Austin County 42.7%
  • State 41.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.0%
  • Austin County 52.2%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Wallis 28.6%
  • County 29.2%
  • State 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • Austin County 22.3%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Austin County 20.0%
  • Texas 19.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • Austin County 15.4%
  • Texas 14.9%

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

  • Here 4.7%
  • Austin County 4.9%
  • State 4.5%

Wallis residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.9
  • County 2.2
  • Texas 1.8

Seventy nine percent of people living in Wallis 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 4.5 days per month on average. They have 5.6 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 23 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 78.8%
  • Austin County 79.3%
  • State 79.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Wallis 11.4%
  • Austin County 11.0%
  • Texas 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.5
  • County 4.8
  • Texas 4.6

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.6
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 23.0
  • Austin County 24.8
  • State 21.6

Ninety eight percent of Wallis 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 six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Wallis have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Wallis 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 28 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 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 five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 4.7 men on average. They have had 2.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Wallis were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on six men in their lifetime. Eleven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Wallis has vaginal or anal sex 63 times a year. Fifty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Wallis 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.7%
  • Austin County 97.6%
  • State 97.5%

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

  • Here 94.9%
  • Austin County 94.9%
  • State 93.4%

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

  • Here 86.1%
  • County 86.3%
  • State 85.2%

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

  • Wallis 49.2%
  • County 49.3%
  • Texas 49.5%

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

  • Here 6.6%
  • County 6.1%
  • Texas 6.9%

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

  • Here 97.7%
  • Austin County 97.7%
  • Texas 97.0%

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

  • Wallis 84.2%
  • County 83.6%
  • Texas 83.7%

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

  • Here 37.8%
  • County 39.7%
  • Texas 39.9%

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

  • Wallis 10.7%
  • Austin County 12.1%
  • Texas 12.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.7
  • County 16.6
  • State 16.8

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

  • Here 28.2
  • Austin County 30.6
  • Texas 26.6

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

  • Here 23.0
  • County 24.3
  • State 21.8

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

  • Wallis 21.4
  • Austin County 21.4
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 4.8
  • County 5.6
  • State 5.0

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

  • Wallis 4.7
  • County 3.9
  • Texas 2.0

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

  • Wallis 2.8
  • Austin County 2.3
  • Texas 1.1

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

  • Wallis 19.1
  • County 19.9
  • Texas 19.9

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

  • Wallis 6.5
  • Austin County 6.3
  • State 3.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Wallis 10.8%
  • County 9.3%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Here 63.2
  • County 60.3
  • Texas 62.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 51.4%
  • Austin County 52.7%
  • State 50.7%

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

  • Wallis 9.7
  • County 11.2
  • Texas 10.0

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

  • Here 8.4
  • Austin County 9.9
  • Texas 8.9

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

  • Here 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • Texas 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 73.6%
  • Austin County 75.7%
  • Texas 70.3%

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

Ten percent of households in Wallis 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 (%)

  • Wallis 10.1%
  • Austin County 10.5%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 4.6%
  • Texas 4.3%

Wallis 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

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Wallis 29.0%
  • County 31.4%
  • State 27.8%

Forty nine percent of Wallis residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 49.4%
  • Austin County 52.0%
  • State 49.8%

Twenty two percent of Wallis 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. Twenty nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty 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 22.2%
  • Austin County 21.9%
  • State 20.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Wallis 37.9%
  • County 37.6%
  • State 35.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Wallis 29.3%
  • Austin County 28.6%
  • Texas 32.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 19.6%
  • County 16.6%
  • State 21.8%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 42.7%
  • County 39.3%
  • Texas 42.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Wallis 5.8
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.9

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.2
  • Texas 1.3

Nine percent of Wallis 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". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty four percent are overweight. Seventeen 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 Wallis have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two 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 (%)

  • Wallis 9.0%
  • Austin County 10.3%
  • Texas 9.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Austin County 3.6%
  • Texas 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Wallis 3.6%
  • County 3.8%
  • Texas 3.2%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.4%
  • Austin County 35.1%
  • Texas 33.0%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Wallis 17.5%
  • County 21.2%
  • Texas 20.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Wallis 10.5%
  • Austin County 12.4%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Wallis 20.7%
  • Austin County 21.5%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • County 27.5%
  • Texas 21.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Wallis 3.3%
  • County 3.9%
  • Texas 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 3.9%
  • Texas 2.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Wallis 3.1%
  • County 3.6%
  • Texas 2.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • Austin County 2.5%
  • Texas 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Wallis 3.6%
  • County 4.3%
  • Texas 3.0%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Austin County 4.4%
  • Texas 3.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Wallis 2.0%
  • Austin County 3.4%
  • State 2.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • Austin County 7.5%
  • Texas 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Wallis 3.3%
  • Austin County 3.9%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Wallis 2.2%
  • County 3.2%
  • Texas 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Wallis 7.5%
  • Austin County 8.8%
  • State 6.7%

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

Sixty five percent of births in Wallis were vaginal deliveries. Thirty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty two percent of women in Wallis have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eleven 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. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Seventeen 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 (%)

  • Wallis 64.6%
  • County 66.4%
  • State 62.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Wallis 35.4%
  • County 33.6%
  • State 37.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.2%
  • County 99.2%
  • Texas 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Wallis 60.5%
  • County 61.0%
  • State 59.4%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Wallis 56.3%
  • County 52.5%
  • Texas 59.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 22.0%
  • Austin County 23.8%
  • State 17.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Wallis 11.4%
  • County 12.5%
  • State 9.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Wallis 73.3%
  • Austin County 72.9%
  • State 71.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Wallis 6.9%
  • Austin County 6.3%
  • Texas 6.9%

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

  • Wallis 19.4%
  • Austin County 16.8%
  • Texas 19.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Wallis 17.0%
  • County 18.6%
  • Texas 14.4%

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

People living in Wallis report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Wallis residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Wallis are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Wallis 55.1%
  • Austin County 53.9%
  • Texas 55.5%

Blood donors (%)

  • Wallis 4.5%
  • Austin County 4.1%
  • Texas 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Wallis 38.9%
  • County 38.8%
  • Texas 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • Austin County 8.2%
  • State 7.8%

People in Wallis spend $364 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Wallis spends $79 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $133 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 $364
  • County $357
  • Texas $370

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

  • Here 23.5%
  • Austin County 24.3%
  • Texas 23.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Wallis $79
  • County $72
  • State $82

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Wallis 4.6%
  • Austin County 4.3%
  • State 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $133
  • Austin County $126
  • State $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • Austin County 6.7%
  • State 7.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $26
  • County $24
  • Texas $27

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Wallis 1.3%
  • County 1.2%
  • State 1.2%

People living in Wallis report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Eighty 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. Nineteen percent of Wallis population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Fifteen percent of people in Wallis had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Wallis 79.2%
  • Austin County 77.6%
  • State 80.4%

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

  • Wallis 80.3%
  • Austin County 77.8%
  • Texas 81.7%

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

  • Here 95.1%
  • County 94.2%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Wallis 18.7%
  • Austin County 21.3%
  • State 17.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Wallis 43.8%
  • County 45.3%
  • Texas 39.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Wallis 14.8%
  • Austin County 15.2%
  • Texas 14.1%

Twenty six percent of Wallis 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 26.4%
  • Austin County 26.6%
  • Texas 23.8%

Sixteen percent of Wallis 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. Nine percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Nine 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 (%)

  • Wallis 16.0%
  • Austin County 20.2%
  • Texas 16.0%

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

  • Wallis 21.9%
  • Austin County 26.7%
  • State 21.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • County 10.1%
  • Texas 7.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Wallis 9.2%
  • County 11.0%
  • Texas 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • County 8.8%
  • Texas 6.4%
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