Health and Nutrition of West Wyoming, PA Residents

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Fifty percent of West Wyoming residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 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 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 (%)

  • West Wyoming 50.3%
  • Luzerne County 49.8%
  • State 49.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • West Wyoming 21.8
  • County 22.4
  • Pennsylvania 21.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.4
  • County 3.3
  • Pennsylvania 3.5

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

  • Here 1.6
  • Luzerne County 1.7
  • Pennsylvania 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.5
  • Luzerne County 1.6
  • Pennsylvania 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.2
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.5

The average West Wyoming 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 percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). West Wyoming 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 two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • Luzerne County 2.1
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • West Wyoming 17.6%
  • Luzerne County 16.4%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.7%
  • County 21.3%
  • State 21.1%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 46.4%
  • County 45.7%
  • Pennsylvania 46.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.7
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.5
  • Luzerne County 2.7
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 21.9
  • Luzerne County 21.2
  • Pennsylvania 22.2

The average height of West Wyoming residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 184 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty three percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.7
  • Luzerne County 66.8
  • Pennsylvania 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • West Wyoming 183.8
  • Luzerne County 179.7
  • State 180.1

Average BMI

  • West Wyoming 29.5
  • Luzerne County 28.6
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • West Wyoming 42.8%
  • County 37.1%
  • Pennsylvania 37.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • West Wyoming 54.5%
  • Luzerne County 49.7%
  • State 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 36.7%
  • County 33.0%
  • Pennsylvania 34.6%

Sixty four percent of West Wyoming residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty seven percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty four percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • West Wyoming 63.9%
  • Luzerne County 66.6%
  • State 64.2%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 26.9%
  • Luzerne County 25.3%
  • State 23.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 22.5%
  • Pennsylvania 21.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Luzerne County 3.4%
  • State 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • West Wyoming 15.3%
  • County 13.8%
  • State 12.8%

Thirteen percent of people living in West Wyoming have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty one percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Four percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • Luzerne County 11.3%
  • State 10.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 50.5%
  • County 48.0%
  • State 47.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Luzerne County 3.4%
  • Pennsylvania 3.3%

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

West Wyoming 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 Wyoming 1.2
  • Luzerne County 1.2
  • State 1.2

Eleven percent of West Wyoming 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 three percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty eight percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen 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. Fifty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • Luzerne County 12.6%
  • State 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • West Wyoming 4.0%
  • Luzerne County 6.3%
  • Pennsylvania 5.8%

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

  • Here 72.7%
  • County 71.0%
  • State 68.9%

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

  • Here 37.8%
  • County 31.6%
  • State 30.2%

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

  • Here 18.0%
  • Luzerne County 16.5%
  • Pennsylvania 16.1%

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

  • West Wyoming 20.4%
  • Luzerne County 23.2%
  • State 21.9%

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

  • West Wyoming 50.0%
  • County 42.5%
  • Pennsylvania 41.9%

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

Seventy eight percent of people living in West Wyoming are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 77.6%
  • County 76.0%
  • Pennsylvania 75.8%

Thirty percent of people living in West Wyoming have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty six percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty seven percent of people in West Wyoming frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty five 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 Wyoming 29.7%
  • County 26.9%
  • Pennsylvania 24.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • West Wyoming 26.1%
  • County 27.6%
  • Pennsylvania 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • West Wyoming 46.6%
  • Luzerne County 45.6%
  • State 44.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • Luzerne County 22.8%
  • Pennsylvania 20.8%

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

Thirty eight percent of people living in West Wyoming use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • County 35.6%
  • State 35.2%

Twenty five percent of West Wyoming residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty 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 three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty nine percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty three percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Five percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 25.0%
  • Luzerne County 26.1%
  • State 25.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 29.6%
  • Luzerne County 27.6%
  • State 27.2%

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

  • West Wyoming 42.8%
  • Luzerne County 42.4%
  • Pennsylvania 41.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.6%
  • County 51.8%
  • Pennsylvania 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 29.2%
  • County 27.5%
  • Pennsylvania 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • West Wyoming 23.3%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.8%
  • County 19.1%
  • Pennsylvania 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.5%
  • County 14.3%
  • State 13.7%

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

  • Here 4.7%
  • Luzerne County 4.6%
  • Pennsylvania 4.4%

West Wyoming residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • West Wyoming 2.6
  • Luzerne County 2.5
  • State 2.2

Seventy seven percent of people living in West Wyoming have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.5 days per month on average. They have 6.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 26 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 76.8%
  • County 79.9%
  • Pennsylvania 79.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 13.4%
  • Luzerne County 10.9%
  • State 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • West Wyoming 5.5
  • County 5.1
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.3
  • Luzerne County 5.8
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • West Wyoming 25.7
  • Luzerne County 24.1
  • State 23.4

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

Ninety eight percent of West Wyoming residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in West Wyoming have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in West Wyoming 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 37 women. He has vaginal sex with 20 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 six women. People in West Wyoming were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three 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 Wyoming has vaginal or anal sex 58 times a year. Fifty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in West Wyoming 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 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.9%
  • County 97.2%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.9%
  • County 94.9%
  • State 94.6%

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

  • West Wyoming 90.7%
  • County 88.1%
  • Pennsylvania 86.9%

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

  • West Wyoming 49.8%
  • Luzerne County 48.6%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • West Wyoming 6.3%
  • Luzerne County 6.1%
  • Pennsylvania 5.9%

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

  • West Wyoming 98.9%
  • County 97.3%
  • Pennsylvania 97.3%

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

  • West Wyoming 87.8%
  • County 84.3%
  • State 84.5%

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

  • Here 36.3%
  • Luzerne County 38.1%
  • State 38.1%

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

  • West Wyoming 8.5%
  • Luzerne County 11.4%
  • Pennsylvania 11.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.8
  • Luzerne County 16.7
  • State 16.8

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

  • West Wyoming 37.2
  • County 26.8
  • Pennsylvania 27.0

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

  • Here 20.3
  • Luzerne County 20.9
  • Pennsylvania 21.2

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

  • West Wyoming 21.0
  • County 21.4
  • Pennsylvania 21.7

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

  • Here 6.5
  • Luzerne County 5.4
  • State 5.1

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

  • West Wyoming 18.5
  • Luzerne County 19.9
  • Pennsylvania 19.9

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

  • West Wyoming 2.6
  • County 7.1
  • State 5.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • County 7.4%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • West Wyoming 57.7
  • County 60.3
  • Pennsylvania 60.6

People having sex without condom (%)

  • West Wyoming 51.8%
  • Luzerne County 55.2%
  • Pennsylvania 54.1%

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

  • West Wyoming 10.2
  • Luzerne County 11.9
  • State 11.2

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

  • West Wyoming 9.0
  • County 10.4
  • Pennsylvania 9.8

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

  • West Wyoming 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • Pennsylvania 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • West Wyoming 88.7%
  • County 84.8%
  • Pennsylvania 82.3%

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

Nine percent of households in West Wyoming 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 (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • Luzerne County 10.2%
  • Pennsylvania 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • West Wyoming 4.1%
  • Luzerne County 4.5%
  • Pennsylvania 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.9
  • Pennsylvania 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 38.9%
  • Luzerne County 33.4%
  • State 31.9%

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

Forty nine percent of West Wyoming residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • West Wyoming 49.5%
  • County 50.3%
  • State 50.8%

Twenty five percent of West Wyoming 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 six 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 five percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Fifteen percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty nine percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend 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 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Luzerne County 21.5%
  • State 21.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 45.9%
  • County 37.1%
  • State 37.3%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Luzerne County 27.6%
  • Pennsylvania 28.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 14.7%
  • Luzerne County 16.1%
  • State 18.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • West Wyoming 39.3%
  • Luzerne County 40.9%
  • Pennsylvania 41.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • West Wyoming 6.0
  • County 6.1
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 3.0
  • Luzerne County 2.9
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • Pennsylvania 1.2

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

Ten percent of West Wyoming 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". 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 nine percent are overweight. Sixteen 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. Thirteen percent of people living in West Wyoming have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Six percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Four percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Ten percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twelve percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • West Wyoming 10.2%
  • Luzerne County 11.3%
  • State 10.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • West Wyoming 3.0%
  • Luzerne County 3.5%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 4.1%
  • Pennsylvania 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 38.7%
  • Luzerne County 34.0%
  • State 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 16.1%
  • County 22.8%
  • State 20.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • West Wyoming 12.9%
  • County 13.9%
  • State 12.4%

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

  • West Wyoming 19.1%
  • County 20.4%
  • State 19.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 33.4%
  • Luzerne County 30.3%
  • Pennsylvania 27.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Luzerne County 4.5%
  • Pennsylvania 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • West Wyoming 5.6%
  • Luzerne County 4.4%
  • State 3.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • West Wyoming 4.2%
  • County 4.2%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 2.9%
  • Pennsylvania 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • West Wyoming 4.8%
  • County 5.0%
  • Pennsylvania 4.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • West Wyoming 4.6%
  • Luzerne County 4.9%
  • State 4.3%

People with emphysema (%)

  • West Wyoming 3.1%
  • County 4.1%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • Luzerne County 8.8%
  • State 8.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • West Wyoming 4.1%
  • County 4.6%
  • Pennsylvania 4.0%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • West Wyoming 2.8%
  • Luzerne County 3.5%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • Luzerne County 11.2%
  • Pennsylvania 9.8%

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

Sixty six percent of births in West Wyoming were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty five percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty eight percent of women in West Wyoming have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seventeen 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. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fourteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty five 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 Wyoming 66.3%
  • County 68.6%
  • State 65.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 33.7%
  • County 31.4%
  • Pennsylvania 34.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • County 99.5%
  • Pennsylvania 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • West Wyoming 61.8%
  • County 61.3%
  • State 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 44.7%
  • County 50.8%
  • Pennsylvania 53.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • West Wyoming 28.4%
  • County 27.3%
  • State 24.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • West Wyoming 16.6%
  • Luzerne County 15.0%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 73.2%
  • County 72.0%
  • Pennsylvania 74.0%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • Luzerne County 6.8%
  • State 7.9%

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

  • Here 13.5%
  • Luzerne County 13.3%
  • State 15.2%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Luzerne County 22.0%
  • Pennsylvania 19.6%

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

People living in West Wyoming report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 33 percent of West Wyoming residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in West Wyoming are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 55.0%
  • County 55.0%
  • Pennsylvania 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 4.0%
  • Pennsylvania 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • West Wyoming 33.2%
  • County 36.3%
  • State 38.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • West Wyoming 9.3%
  • County 8.4%
  • Pennsylvania 8.5%

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

People in West Wyoming spend $329 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 Wyoming spends $76 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $130 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $21 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $329
  • Luzerne County $353
  • State $356

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

  • Here 19.4%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 23.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • West Wyoming $76
  • Luzerne County $65
  • Pennsylvania $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 3.9%
  • Pennsylvania 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $130
  • County $131
  • Pennsylvania $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • West Wyoming 7.0%
  • County 6.4%
  • Pennsylvania 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $21
  • County $21
  • Pennsylvania $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • County 1.2%
  • Pennsylvania 1.2%

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

People living in West Wyoming report their general condition of hearing on average at 75 percent. Seventy four 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 three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty two percent of West Wyoming population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty one 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. Sixteen percent of people in West Wyoming had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 75.2%
  • County 76.4%
  • State 78.0%

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

  • Here 74.1%
  • Luzerne County 76.6%
  • Pennsylvania 77.9%

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

  • West Wyoming 93.3%
  • Luzerne County 94.1%
  • Pennsylvania 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • West Wyoming 22.3%
  • Luzerne County 23.0%
  • State 20.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • West Wyoming 51.4%
  • County 45.3%
  • State 43.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • County 15.9%
  • State 15.4%

Thirty percent of West Wyoming 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 29.9%
  • Luzerne County 28.5%
  • State 27.3%

Twenty one percent of West Wyoming 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 eight percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Ten percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Nine 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 Wyoming 20.6%
  • Luzerne County 21.7%
  • State 19.1%

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

  • West Wyoming 27.5%
  • County 28.6%
  • State 25.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • West Wyoming 9.7%
  • County 11.4%
  • State 9.9%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • West Wyoming 11.0%
  • Luzerne County 11.6%
  • Pennsylvania 10.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • West Wyoming 9.2%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 8.6%
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