Health and Nutrition of West Long Branch, NJ Residents

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Fifty three percent of West Long Branch residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 52.8%
  • County 50.2%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • West Long Branch 21.3
  • County 21.1
  • New Jersey 20.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.8
  • Monmouth County 3.6
  • New Jersey 3.6

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • New Jersey 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.8
  • Monmouth County 1.8
  • New Jersey 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.6
  • Monmouth County 3.4
  • State 3.2

The average West Long Branch 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). Thirteen 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). West Long Branch residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 52 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 two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • West Long Branch 1.7
  • County 1.9
  • New Jersey 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • West Long Branch 12.8%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 15.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • West Long Branch 19.4%
  • County 21.1%
  • State 20.7%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 52.0%
  • Monmouth County 47.4%
  • State 47.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.2
  • Monmouth County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.5
  • Monmouth County 2.8
  • New Jersey 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • West Long Branch 23.7
  • County 22.7
  • New Jersey 23.1

The average height of West Long Branch residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty five percent of people living here are obese. Forty six percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • West Long Branch 67.0
  • Monmouth County 66.8
  • New Jersey 66.5

Average weight (pounds)

  • West Long Branch 177.9
  • County 179.2
  • New Jersey 178.1

Average BMI

  • West Long Branch 28.2
  • County 28.6
  • New Jersey 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 34.6%
  • Monmouth County 36.8%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • West Long Branch 46.0%
  • Monmouth County 48.4%
  • State 48.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • West Long Branch 36.2%
  • Monmouth County 35.4%
  • New Jersey 35.7%

Sixty three percent of West Long Branch residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty two percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Twelve percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 63.0%
  • County 62.8%
  • New Jersey 60.9%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • West Long Branch 21.9%
  • Monmouth County 23.5%
  • New Jersey 22.1%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • Monmouth County 21.4%
  • New Jersey 20.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Monmouth County 3.0%
  • State 2.6%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • Monmouth County 12.9%
  • New Jersey 11.8%

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 8.8%
  • Monmouth County 10.0%
  • State 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • West Long Branch 47.5%
  • Monmouth County 47.3%
  • State 47.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Monmouth County 3.1%
  • New Jersey 3.0%

West Long Branch 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

  • West Long Branch 1.0
  • Monmouth County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Twelve percent of West Long Branch 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. Seventy one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty two percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • West Long Branch 12.0%
  • Monmouth County 11.3%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • West Long Branch 4.5%
  • County 5.4%
  • State 5.2%

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

  • West Long Branch 70.8%
  • Monmouth County 67.9%
  • New Jersey 66.2%

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

  • West Long Branch 34.8%
  • Monmouth County 29.1%
  • State 27.2%

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

  • Here 17.1%
  • Monmouth County 16.0%
  • State 14.9%

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

  • West Long Branch 21.9%
  • Monmouth County 21.9%
  • New Jersey 19.9%

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

  • Here 45.7%
  • County 42.1%
  • New Jersey 38.7%

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

Seventy nine percent of people living in West Long Branch are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 79.1%
  • Monmouth County 75.9%
  • New Jersey 75.3%

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

  • West Long Branch 22.5%
  • Monmouth County 23.0%
  • State 22.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • West Long Branch 24.7%
  • County 24.6%
  • State 23.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 42.1%
  • County 43.5%
  • New Jersey 43.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Monmouth County 19.4%
  • State 18.7%

Forty three percent of people living in West Long Branch use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 43.1%
  • County 37.0%
  • New Jersey 34.9%

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

Twenty four percent of West Long Branch residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty 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 five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty one 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. Twelve percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Four percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • County 25.7%
  • New Jersey 25.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • West Long Branch 25.6%
  • County 26.8%
  • New Jersey 26.7%

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

  • Here 41.5%
  • County 41.3%
  • State 40.5%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.9%
  • Monmouth County 51.2%
  • New Jersey 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Monmouth County 26.7%
  • New Jersey 27.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • West Long Branch 21.0%
  • County 20.9%
  • State 20.4%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • West Long Branch 18.6%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 18.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • West Long Branch 12.3%
  • County 13.0%
  • New Jersey 13.5%

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

  • Here 4.0%
  • Monmouth County 4.2%
  • State 4.3%

West Long Branch residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.1
  • State 2.0

Eighty two percent of people living in West Long Branch have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.8 days per month on average. They have 5.8 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 (%)

  • West Long Branch 81.6%
  • County 80.1%
  • State 78.8%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 10.7%
  • County 10.6%
  • New Jersey 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.8
  • County 5.1
  • New Jersey 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.8
  • County 5.6
  • New Jersey 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 22.8
  • Monmouth County 22.9
  • New Jersey 21.6

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

Ninety six percent of West Long Branch residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight 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 West Long Branch have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety six percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in West Long Branch 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 29 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 women. People living here were on average 22 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on six women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 4.1 men on average. They have had 2.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in West Long Branch 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. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in West Long Branch has vaginal or anal sex 60 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in West Long Branch 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • West Long Branch 95.9%
  • County 97.4%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 93.8%
  • County 94.5%
  • State 94.0%

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

  • West Long Branch 88.2%
  • County 87.2%
  • New Jersey 85.3%

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

  • Here 48.7%
  • County 48.0%
  • New Jersey 47.2%

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

  • West Long Branch 6.8%
  • Monmouth County 6.1%
  • New Jersey 6.3%

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

  • Here 95.9%
  • County 97.5%
  • New Jersey 96.9%

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

  • Here 86.2%
  • County 85.5%
  • New Jersey 83.3%

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

  • West Long Branch 33.2%
  • County 38.2%
  • State 37.8%

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

  • Here 8.8%
  • Monmouth County 10.7%
  • New Jersey 11.3%

Average age people first had sex

  • West Long Branch 17.1
  • County 17.0
  • State 17.0

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

  • Here 29.1
  • Monmouth County 26.5
  • State 26.5

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

  • Here 21.0
  • County 21.3
  • New Jersey 21.1

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

  • Here 21.6
  • County 21.9
  • New Jersey 21.9

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

  • Here 5.6
  • County 5.3
  • New Jersey 4.8

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

  • Here 4.1
  • Monmouth County 2.7
  • State 2.7

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

  • Here 2.4
  • County 1.5
  • New Jersey 1.6

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

  • Here 18.8
  • Monmouth County 20.2
  • State 19.9

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

  • West Long Branch 6.2
  • County 5.0
  • New Jersey 4.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • West Long Branch 7.8%
  • County 7.9%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • Here 59.6
  • County 60.3
  • State 59.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 53.3%
  • County 55.2%
  • New Jersey 51.8%

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

  • Here 10.1
  • Monmouth County 10.9
  • New Jersey 10.3

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

  • West Long Branch 9.0
  • Monmouth County 9.6
  • State 8.9

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

  • Here 0.4
  • Monmouth County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • West Long Branch 85.7%
  • Monmouth County 80.3%
  • State 75.5%

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

Nine percent of households in West Long Branch 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 (%)

  • West Long Branch 9.4%
  • County 9.8%
  • New Jersey 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • West Long Branch 4.3%
  • County 4.4%
  • New Jersey 4.4%

West Long Branch residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Thirty one percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • West Long Branch 6.9
  • Monmouth County 6.8
  • New Jersey 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 30.6%
  • Monmouth County 31.5%
  • State 29.3%

Forty three percent of West Long Branch residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • West Long Branch 43.5%
  • County 49.6%
  • New Jersey 48.7%

Twenty three percent of West Long Branch 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 one 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 eight 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. Forty eight 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 (%)

  • West Long Branch 22.9%
  • County 21.4%
  • New Jersey 20.0%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • West Long Branch 40.9%
  • Monmouth County 36.9%
  • New Jersey 35.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • West Long Branch 28.5%
  • County 29.3%
  • New Jersey 30.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • West Long Branch 22.7%
  • Monmouth County 20.0%
  • State 21.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 47.6%
  • County 42.9%
  • New Jersey 42.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.2
  • Monmouth County 6.1
  • New Jersey 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • West Long Branch 1.3
  • County 1.2
  • New Jersey 1.3

Ten percent of West Long Branch residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Five percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty three percent are overweight. Fifteen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Ten percent of people living in West Long Branch have ever received a blood transfusion. Sixteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty five 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. 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. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eleven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • Monmouth County 10.3%
  • New Jersey 9.8%

People with anemia (%)

  • West Long Branch 2.7%
  • County 3.3%
  • New Jersey 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 4.0%
  • New Jersey 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • West Long Branch 33.0%
  • Monmouth County 34.3%
  • New Jersey 33.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.3%
  • County 18.8%
  • State 18.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • County 11.3%
  • New Jersey 11.2%

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

  • Here 15.6%
  • Monmouth County 18.6%
  • New Jersey 19.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • Monmouth County 25.7%
  • New Jersey 24.3%

People with gout (%)

  • West Long Branch 3.6%
  • Monmouth County 3.9%
  • State 3.7%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Monmouth County 3.4%
  • State 3.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • West Long Branch 3.1%
  • County 3.1%
  • New Jersey 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Monmouth County 2.2%
  • New Jersey 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • West Long Branch 3.7%
  • County 3.7%
  • New Jersey 3.5%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Monmouth County 3.7%
  • State 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Monmouth County 3.2%
  • New Jersey 2.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • West Long Branch 9.2%
  • County 7.7%
  • New Jersey 7.3%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Monmouth County 3.7%
  • New Jersey 3.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 2.8%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • Monmouth County 9.1%
  • New Jersey 8.3%

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

Sixty one percent of births in West Long Branch were vaginal deliveries. Thirty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty one percent of women in West Long Branch have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Thirteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Fourteen percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twelve percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty 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 (%)

  • West Long Branch 61.3%
  • Monmouth County 63.3%
  • New Jersey 63.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 38.7%
  • County 36.7%
  • New Jersey 36.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • West Long Branch 99.4%
  • County 99.3%
  • New Jersey 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 54.0%
  • County 59.4%
  • State 59.2%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • West Long Branch 59.6%
  • Monmouth County 56.4%
  • New Jersey 57.2%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • West Long Branch 21.0%
  • County 22.3%
  • New Jersey 21.0%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • West Long Branch 12.8%
  • Monmouth County 12.2%
  • New Jersey 11.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • West Long Branch 78.2%
  • County 75.3%
  • New Jersey 72.5%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • West Long Branch 13.7%
  • County 8.4%
  • New Jersey 7.4%

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

  • West Long Branch 11.9%
  • County 15.3%
  • State 16.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • West Long Branch 20.3%
  • County 18.4%
  • State 17.1%

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

People living in West Long Branch report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of West Long Branch residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in West Long Branch are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 59.5%
  • County 56.5%
  • New Jersey 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • Monmouth County 4.6%
  • State 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 36.4%
  • County 39.7%
  • New Jersey 40.1%

Left-handed people (%)

  • West Long Branch 9.3%
  • Monmouth County 8.5%
  • State 8.2%

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

People in West Long Branch spend $346 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 19 percent of their income. The average family in West Long Branch spends $75 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $151 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $24 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • West Long Branch $346
  • County $366
  • State $365

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

  • Here 19.3%
  • County 22.5%
  • New Jersey 22.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • West Long Branch $75
  • County $74
  • New Jersey $78

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • West Long Branch 4.2%
  • Monmouth County 4.0%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $151
  • County $148
  • State $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $24
  • Monmouth County $25
  • New Jersey $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 1.2%
  • State 1.2%

People living in West Long Branch report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Seventy 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of West Long Branch population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty two 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 West Long Branch had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 78.8%
  • Monmouth County 79.0%
  • State 79.7%

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

  • Here 79.1%
  • Monmouth County 78.3%
  • State 80.7%

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

  • West Long Branch 94.3%
  • County 94.9%
  • New Jersey 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • West Long Branch 18.3%
  • Monmouth County 19.6%
  • New Jersey 18.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • West Long Branch 41.6%
  • County 41.8%
  • New Jersey 39.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • West Long Branch 15.1%
  • Monmouth County 14.9%
  • New Jersey 14.1%

Twenty seven percent of West Long Branch 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 27.3%
  • County 24.9%
  • State 25.4%

Fifteen percent of West Long Branch residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty two percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • West Long Branch 15.4%
  • County 17.9%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Here 21.8%
  • Monmouth County 24.0%
  • State 22.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • Monmouth County 8.9%
  • State 8.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • County 9.5%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • West Long Branch 7.4%
  • County 7.5%
  • State 7.4%
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