Health and Nutrition of Wareham Center, MA Residents

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Forty seven percent of Wareham Center 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 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 (%)

  • Wareham Center 46.8%
  • County 50.5%
  • Massachusetts 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Wareham Center 17.1
  • Plymouth County 21.0
  • Massachusetts 21.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Wareham Center 3.8
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.6

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

  • Wareham Center 1.9
  • Plymouth County 1.7
  • Massachusetts 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Wareham Center 2.5
  • Plymouth County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Wareham Center 2.6
  • County 3.5
  • Massachusetts 3.6

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

The average Wareham Center 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). Eighteen 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). Wareham Center 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 four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Wareham Center 2.1
  • County 1.9
  • Massachusetts 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 15.8%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Wareham Center 20.8%
  • County 21.0%
  • Massachusetts 21.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 47.2%
  • County 48.2%
  • Massachusetts 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.7
  • Plymouth County 3.0
  • Massachusetts 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.6
  • Plymouth County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Wareham Center 23.8
  • County 23.2
  • State 22.8

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

The average height of Wareham Center residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 174 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty five percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Forty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Wareham Center 65.9
  • Plymouth County 67.0
  • Massachusetts 66.7

Average weight (pounds)

  • Wareham Center 174.0
  • County 181.4
  • State 178.6

Average BMI

  • Here 29.6
  • Plymouth County 28.8
  • State 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Wareham Center 44.8%
  • County 37.3%
  • State 36.2%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 49.2%
  • State 47.7%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Wareham Center 41.9%
  • County 36.9%
  • Massachusetts 35.3%

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

Sixty three percent of Wareham Center residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Eighteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Seventeen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Ten percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 62.6%
  • Plymouth County 64.9%
  • Massachusetts 63.7%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 18.4%
  • County 25.0%
  • State 23.9%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Wareham Center 17.1%
  • Plymouth County 22.9%
  • State 21.7%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Wareham Center 1.2%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 3.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • County 13.8%
  • State 13.3%

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

Twelve percent of people living in Wareham Center 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. Two percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • County 9.6%
  • Massachusetts 9.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Wareham Center 47.9%
  • County 47.5%
  • State 46.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Wareham Center 2.5%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 2.9%

Wareham Center 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
  • Plymouth County 1.1
  • Massachusetts 1.1

Nine percent of Wareham Center 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. Three percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Fifteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Thirteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Fourteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Wareham Center 9.4%
  • Plymouth County 11.6%
  • Massachusetts 11.6%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Wareham Center 3.4%
  • Plymouth County 5.2%
  • Massachusetts 5.6%

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

  • Here 59.6%
  • County 69.4%
  • Massachusetts 68.5%

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

  • Here 14.5%
  • County 31.4%
  • Massachusetts 29.6%

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

  • Wareham Center 13.0%
  • County 17.3%
  • Massachusetts 16.1%

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

  • Here 14.5%
  • County 22.9%
  • Massachusetts 22.0%

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

  • Here 32.2%
  • Plymouth County 44.8%
  • Massachusetts 42.0%

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

Seventy six percent of people living in Wareham Center are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 75.9%
  • County 76.1%
  • State 75.1%

Seventeen percent of people living in Wareham Center 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. Thirty six percent of people in Wareham Center frequently check their blood cholesterol. Fourteen 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 17.3%
  • Plymouth County 22.3%
  • State 22.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.5%
  • Plymouth County 24.3%
  • State 24.4%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 36.4%
  • Plymouth County 43.2%
  • Massachusetts 42.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Wareham Center 14.4%
  • Plymouth County 18.8%
  • State 18.7%

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

Twenty eight percent of people living in Wareham Center use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Wareham Center 27.8%
  • County 39.9%
  • Massachusetts 36.9%

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

Twenty eight percent of Wareham Center 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 three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty six percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty one percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Eighteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty one percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Seventeen 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 27.7%
  • County 25.9%
  • Massachusetts 25.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.3%
  • County 27.2%
  • Massachusetts 26.9%

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

  • Wareham Center 42.7%
  • Plymouth County 42.7%
  • Massachusetts 41.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 56.0%
  • County 52.3%
  • State 51.7%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Wareham Center 30.8%
  • County 26.9%
  • Massachusetts 27.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Wareham Center 18.2%
  • Plymouth County 21.5%
  • State 21.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Wareham Center 20.9%
  • County 19.6%
  • Massachusetts 19.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Wareham Center 16.9%
  • County 13.0%
  • Massachusetts 13.6%

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

  • Wareham Center 2.7%
  • Plymouth County 4.4%
  • Massachusetts 4.3%

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

Wareham Center residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.6
  • County 2.1
  • State 2.1

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

Seventy six percent of people living in Wareham Center have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fifteen 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 5.1 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 16 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Wareham Center 76.0%
  • Plymouth County 81.4%
  • State 80.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • Plymouth County 9.9%
  • State 10.6%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 3.8
  • Plymouth County 5.3
  • Massachusetts 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Wareham Center 5.1
  • Plymouth County 5.7
  • Massachusetts 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Wareham Center 15.6
  • County 23.5
  • State 22.6

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

Ninety nine percent of Wareham Center residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety seven percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in Wareham Center 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 three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Eighteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Wareham Center 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 19 women. He has vaginal sex with 15 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 two women. People in Wareham Center were 19 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. Eighteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Wareham Center has vaginal or anal sex 67 times a year. Forty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Wareham Center 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 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 98.8%
  • Plymouth County 97.6%
  • Massachusetts 97.2%

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

  • Here 96.7%
  • Plymouth County 94.9%
  • Massachusetts 94.0%

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

  • Wareham Center 80.0%
  • County 88.8%
  • Massachusetts 86.9%

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

  • Here 38.3%
  • Plymouth County 48.2%
  • Massachusetts 48.0%

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

  • Wareham Center 3.3%
  • Plymouth County 6.5%
  • Massachusetts 6.1%

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

  • Wareham Center 98.0%
  • County 98.0%
  • Massachusetts 97.1%

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

  • Here 83.3%
  • County 88.4%
  • Massachusetts 86.0%

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

  • Here 38.3%
  • Plymouth County 40.4%
  • State 39.2%

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

  • Wareham Center 18.5%
  • Plymouth County 11.0%
  • State 11.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.8
  • County 16.9
  • State 16.9

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

  • Here 18.9
  • County 26.5
  • State 25.4

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

  • Here 15.2
  • Plymouth County 21.0
  • State 20.3

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

  • Wareham Center 21.4
  • Plymouth County 21.6
  • State 21.5

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

  • Wareham Center 2.0
  • County 5.4
  • State 5.0

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

  • Wareham Center 19.1
  • County 19.3
  • Massachusetts 19.9

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

  • Here 1.9
  • Plymouth County 5.2
  • State 5.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • Plymouth County 6.9%
  • State 8.3%

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

  • Here 67.3
  • Plymouth County 61.6
  • State 62.5

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 45.5%
  • Plymouth County 57.9%
  • Massachusetts 54.9%

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

  • Here 8.9
  • Plymouth County 10.7
  • State 10.9

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

  • Here 8.1
  • County 9.7
  • State 9.6

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

  • Here 0.3
  • Plymouth County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 74.2%
  • County 84.3%
  • Massachusetts 80.9%

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

Fourteen percent of households in Wareham Center use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Five percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 13.7%
  • County 9.5%
  • Massachusetts 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Wareham Center 5.1%
  • County 4.5%
  • Massachusetts 4.4%

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

Wareham Center 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
  • Plymouth County 6.8
  • Massachusetts 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Wareham Center 28.8%
  • Plymouth County 33.2%
  • State 31.3%

Fifty three percent of Wareham Center residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 52.6%
  • Plymouth County 49.4%
  • State 50.2%

Fifteen percent of Wareham Center 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 three 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 three percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty nine 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 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 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 1.6 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 14.7%
  • County 22.1%
  • Massachusetts 21.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 32.9%
  • Plymouth County 39.3%
  • State 36.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Wareham Center 33.1%
  • County 28.7%
  • State 30.0%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 29.5%
  • Plymouth County 20.9%
  • Massachusetts 20.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Wareham Center 49.2%
  • County 45.1%
  • Massachusetts 43.5%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Wareham Center 6.0
  • Plymouth County 6.2
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Wareham Center 2.6
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Wareham Center 1.6
  • Plymouth County 1.3
  • State 1.3

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

Thirteen percent of Wareham Center 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". 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. Thirteen 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. Eight percent of people living in Wareham Center have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty four percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Nineteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. 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. Five percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • County 10.1%
  • State 10.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Wareham Center 4.3%
  • Plymouth County 3.1%
  • State 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 39.4%
  • County 35.3%
  • State 33.4%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 12.9%
  • Plymouth County 17.8%
  • Massachusetts 20.1%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 11.4%

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

  • Here 24.4%
  • Plymouth County 18.1%
  • Massachusetts 18.7%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • County 26.1%
  • Massachusetts 25.3%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Plymouth County 3.9%
  • Massachusetts 3.7%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Wareham Center 2.8%
  • Plymouth County 3.1%
  • Massachusetts 3.3%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Plymouth County 3.1%
  • Massachusetts 3.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Plymouth County 3.6%
  • State 3.8%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Wareham Center 2.9%
  • County 3.5%
  • Massachusetts 3.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Plymouth County 8.0%
  • State 7.7%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Wareham Center 1.8%
  • County 3.6%
  • Massachusetts 3.7%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Plymouth County 9.4%
  • State 9.1%

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

Seventy percent of births in Wareham Center were vaginal deliveries. Thirty percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.8 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Twelve percent of women in Wareham Center have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Four percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty five 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 (%)

  • Wareham Center 69.5%
  • Plymouth County 63.8%
  • State 64.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Wareham Center 30.5%
  • Plymouth County 36.2%
  • State 35.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.8%
  • Plymouth County 99.3%
  • Massachusetts 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Wareham Center 53.8%
  • Plymouth County 59.2%
  • State 59.3%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Wareham Center 65.6%
  • Plymouth County 57.5%
  • State 56.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • Plymouth County 22.6%
  • Massachusetts 21.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 12.3%
  • Massachusetts 11.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Wareham Center 68.4%
  • County 77.7%
  • State 74.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 8.8%
  • Massachusetts 8.4%

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

  • Here 25.0%
  • Plymouth County 16.0%
  • State 16.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • County 19.6%
  • Massachusetts 18.2%

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

People living in Wareham Center report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 43 percent of Wareham Center residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Five percent of people living in Wareham Center are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Wareham Center 54.8%
  • Plymouth County 57.2%
  • Massachusetts 56.4%

Blood donors (%)

  • Wareham Center 3.2%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 43.2%
  • Plymouth County 40.3%
  • State 39.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • Plymouth County 8.8%
  • Massachusetts 8.3%

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

People in Wareham Center spend $398 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 Wareham Center spends $124 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $136 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $398
  • County $361
  • State $363

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

  • Here 25.3%
  • Plymouth County 22.2%
  • Massachusetts 23.2%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Wareham Center $124
  • Plymouth County $75
  • State $73

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Plymouth County 4.2%
  • State 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $136
  • Plymouth County $150
  • Massachusetts $145

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • Plymouth County 7.1%
  • State 7.0%

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Wareham Center 1.4%
  • County 1.3%
  • Massachusetts 1.2%

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

People living in Wareham Center report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 percent. Ninety 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 nine percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty percent of Wareham Center 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. Fourteen percent of people in Wareham Center had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 82.5%
  • County 79.0%
  • State 78.9%

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

  • Here 90.4%
  • County 78.4%
  • Massachusetts 78.9%

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

  • Wareham Center 99.0%
  • County 94.8%
  • Massachusetts 95.0%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Wareham Center 19.5%
  • County 20.4%
  • State 19.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 40.1%
  • Plymouth County 43.0%
  • Massachusetts 41.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Wareham Center 13.6%
  • County 15.8%
  • Massachusetts 15.2%

Twenty seven percent of Wareham Center 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 27.2%
  • County 25.6%
  • Massachusetts 25.8%

Fourteen percent of Wareham Center residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty one percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Seven 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 (%)

  • Here 14.4%
  • County 17.0%
  • State 17.8%

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

  • Here 20.5%
  • Plymouth County 23.6%
  • Massachusetts 24.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Wareham Center 8.0%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 9.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Wareham Center 7.5%
  • County 9.0%
  • Massachusetts 9.7%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • County 7.1%
  • State 7.6%

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

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