Health and Nutrition of Washington, WV Residents

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Sixty one percent of Washington residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 16 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 one of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat one "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 60.9%
  • County 52.3%
  • State 50.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Washington 16.2
  • Wood County 21.6
  • West Virginia 21.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.5
  • Wood County 3.7
  • State 3.5

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

  • Washington 1.4
  • County 1.7
  • West Virginia 1.7

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Washington 1.2
  • Wood County 1.8
  • West Virginia 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Washington 2.6
  • County 3.5
  • West Virginia 3.7

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

The average Washington resident last visited a dentist one years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Six percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Washington residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 55 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 four days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 26 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • Wood County 14.2%
  • State 15.5%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Washington 18.6%
  • Wood County 20.3%
  • State 21.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Washington 55.5%
  • Wood County 50.2%
  • West Virginia 47.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.9
  • County 3.1
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Washington 26.1
  • Wood County 23.0
  • State 22.4

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

The average height of Washington residents 16 years and older is 65 inches. The average weight is 154 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 26. Twenty three percent of people living here are obese. Twenty six percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Washington 64.6
  • County 67.0
  • West Virginia 67.0

Average weight (pounds)

  • Washington 154.2
  • Wood County 180.0
  • West Virginia 180.2

Average BMI

  • Here 26.1
  • Wood County 28.6
  • West Virginia 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • County 36.1%
  • West Virginia 36.7%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 25.9%
  • Wood County 47.6%
  • State 48.8%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Washington 35.6%
  • County 37.1%
  • West Virginia 35.3%

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

Thirty two percent of Washington residents have ever used marijuana or hashish.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 32.0%
  • County 64.9%
  • West Virginia 65.2%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Washington have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Sixty five 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

Diabetics (%)

  • Washington 10.6%
  • Wood County 9.7%
  • West Virginia 10.1%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Washington 64.5%
  • County 48.5%
  • West Virginia 47.4%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • Wood County 3.0%
  • State 3.1%

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

Washington 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
  • County 1.1
  • West Virginia 1.1

Seven percent of Washington 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. Four percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Forty nine percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Eight percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Nineteen percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • Wood County 11.9%
  • State 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Washington 3.7%
  • Wood County 5.6%
  • State 5.7%

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

  • Here 49.5%
  • County 70.5%
  • West Virginia 70.2%

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

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 17.2%
  • West Virginia 17.2%

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

  • Washington 19.4%
  • County 45.8%
  • State 44.1%

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

Ninety percent of people living in Washington are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Washington 90.3%
  • Wood County 79.0%
  • West Virginia 76.8%

Twenty four percent of people living in Washington have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Thirty percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Sixty three percent of people in Washington frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty six 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 (%)

  • Washington 24.0%
  • Wood County 24.2%
  • State 24.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 29.7%
  • County 25.6%
  • West Virginia 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Washington 62.8%
  • Wood County 45.7%
  • State 43.9%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 26.2%
  • County 20.6%
  • State 20.8%

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

Thirty three percent of people living in Washington use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 33.2%
  • Wood County 42.2%
  • State 38.3%

Twenty four percent of Washington residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty seven 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. Eight percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • Wood County 24.6%
  • West Virginia 25.7%

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

  • Washington 26.7%
  • County 41.7%
  • West Virginia 42.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Washington 43.3%
  • County 51.3%
  • West Virginia 51.7%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • Wood County 18.4%
  • West Virginia 19.0%

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

Washington residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Washington 1.3
  • Wood County 2.3
  • West Virginia 2.3

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

Fifty six percent of people living in Washington have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twenty five percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.9 days per month on average. They have 2.3 drinks per week.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 55.6%
  • Wood County 81.7%
  • West Virginia 81.0%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • Wood County 9.8%
  • West Virginia 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 3.9
  • County 5.7
  • State 5.4

Average drinks/week

  • Washington 2.3
  • Wood County 5.6
  • West Virginia 5.8

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

Eighty five percent of Washington residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Eighty three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Sixty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Four percent of males in Washington have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Seventy seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Fifty one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Eighteen percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Washington were 22 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. He has vaginal sex with nine women. People living here were on average 25 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in Washington were 22 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Eleven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Washington has vaginal or anal sex 24 times a year. Thirty six percent have sex without using a condom. Women here have on average 0.9 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Forty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 84.5%
  • Wood County 97.2%
  • West Virginia 97.1%

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

  • Washington 83.3%
  • Wood County 94.5%
  • West Virginia 94.6%

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

  • Washington 66.7%
  • County 88.7%
  • State 88.0%

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

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 6.7%
  • West Virginia 6.0%

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

  • Washington 77.0%
  • Wood County 97.6%
  • West Virginia 97.4%

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

  • Here 51.1%
  • Wood County 88.2%
  • State 86.8%

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

  • Here 18.3%
  • Wood County 38.4%
  • West Virginia 38.1%

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

  • Washington 11.9%
  • County 9.7%
  • State 10.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Washington 21.6
  • County 17.1
  • State 16.8

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

  • Washington 8.6
  • County 19.1
  • State 21.1

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

  • Washington 24.6
  • Wood County 21.8
  • State 21.6

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

  • Washington 21.9
  • Wood County 19.5
  • West Virginia 19.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Washington 11.4%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 7.5%

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

  • Here 23.9
  • County 59.2
  • West Virginia 61.0

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 36.3%
  • Wood County 56.7%
  • State 55.6%

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

  • Washington 0.9
  • County 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 41.7%
  • Wood County 86.5%
  • State 85.1%

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

Nine percent of households in Washington use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Seven percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • Wood County 9.3%
  • State 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Washington 6.9%
  • Wood County 4.5%
  • West Virginia 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Wood County 6.9
  • State 6.9

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Washington 15.6%
  • Wood County 33.0%
  • State 32.7%

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

Thirty percent of Washington residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 29.8%
  • Wood County 45.7%
  • West Virginia 49.6%

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

Twelve percent of Washington 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. Fifteen 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 five percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty three 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 seven 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 seven 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 12.5%
  • Wood County 21.6%
  • West Virginia 22.7%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • County 38.4%
  • West Virginia 38.8%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 35.4%
  • Wood County 28.3%
  • West Virginia 28.4%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 23.4%
  • County 21.2%
  • West Virginia 18.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 36.7%
  • County 46.1%
  • West Virginia 43.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Washington 6.5
  • County 6.3
  • West Virginia 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.2
  • Wood County 2.7
  • West Virginia 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Washington 1.3
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Six percent of Washington residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Seven percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Two percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Twenty eight percent are overweight. Eleven 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 Washington have ever received a blood transfusion. Twelve percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Two percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. One percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Five percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 10.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.1%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Washington 2.3%
  • Wood County 4.2%
  • West Virginia 4.2%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 28.3%
  • County 34.9%
  • West Virginia 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Washington 10.7%
  • County 17.0%
  • West Virginia 19.0%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 11.9%
  • State 12.0%

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

  • Here 11.8%
  • Wood County 17.0%
  • West Virginia 18.3%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • Wood County 4.2%
  • West Virginia 4.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Washington 3.3%
  • County 3.4%
  • West Virginia 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Washington 1.0%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Wood County 3.8%
  • West Virginia 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • Wood County 8.8%
  • State 8.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 4.0%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Washington 2.4%
  • Wood County 2.6%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Washington 5.1%
  • County 11.1%
  • State 10.3%

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

Fifty eight percent of births in Washington were vaginal deliveries. Forty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Ten percent of women in Washington have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Ten percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Forty five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twenty four percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Nineteen percent have ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, including any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch and injections, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 58.4%
  • Wood County 63.3%
  • State 64.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 41.6%
  • County 36.7%
  • State 35.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • Wood County 99.4%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 62.6%
  • Wood County 58.3%
  • State 58.9%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Washington 66.5%
  • Wood County 57.4%
  • State 55.3%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 10.5%
  • County 24.0%
  • West Virginia 23.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Washington 9.7%
  • Wood County 13.8%
  • State 13.5%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Washington 45.5%
  • County 77.8%
  • West Virginia 76.7%

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

  • Washington 24.1%
  • Wood County 13.1%
  • State 13.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Washington 19.3%
  • Wood County 22.4%
  • West Virginia 21.1%

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

People living in Washington report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Washington residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Washington are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 57.7%
  • Wood County 58.5%
  • State 56.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 36.7%
  • Wood County 38.0%
  • West Virginia 37.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • Wood County 8.6%
  • West Virginia 8.6%

People in Washington spend $497 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 Washington spends $91 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $258 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $25 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Washington $497
  • County $357
  • State $354

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

  • Here 22.3%
  • Wood County 20.8%
  • West Virginia 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Washington $91
  • County $72
  • West Virginia $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $258
  • County $156
  • West Virginia $141

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 6.9%
  • West Virginia 6.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Washington $25
  • Wood County $25
  • State $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 0.7%
  • Wood County 1.2%
  • West Virginia 1.2%

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

People living in Washington report their general condition of hearing on average at 85 percent. Eighty eight 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 84.6%
  • County 78.4%
  • West Virginia 77.9%

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

  • Washington 88.2%
  • County 78.1%
  • State 77.0%

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

  • Here 94.4%
  • Wood County 94.6%
  • State 94.2%

Twenty two percent of Washington 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 (%)

  • Washington 22.2%
  • Wood County 28.1%
  • West Virginia 27.6%

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

Seven percent of Washington 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. Ten percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Washington 6.9%
  • Wood County 16.6%
  • West Virginia 18.7%

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

  • Washington 10.1%
  • County 23.5%
  • State 25.5%

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

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