Health and Nutrition of White Oak, MD Residents

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Fifty percent of White Oak residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 (%)

  • White Oak 50.2%
  • Montgomery County 51.4%
  • Maryland 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.0
  • County 20.0
  • Maryland 20.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.8
  • Montgomery County 3.7
  • Maryland 3.7

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

  • Here 1.9
  • Montgomery County 1.7
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • White Oak 2.0
  • Montgomery County 1.9
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.0
  • Montgomery County 3.2
  • Maryland 3.3

The average White Oak 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). Fourteen 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). White Oak residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • White Oak 1.8
  • Montgomery County 1.8
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • Montgomery County 13.9%
  • State 15.2%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.8%
  • Montgomery County 20.0%
  • State 20.7%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • White Oak 48.7%
  • Montgomery County 49.6%
  • Maryland 47.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.0
  • County 3.0
  • Maryland 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.3
  • County 2.9
  • State 3.1

Average number of teeth

  • White Oak 24.2
  • Montgomery County 23.7
  • Maryland 23.2

The average height of White Oak residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty seven percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.5
  • Montgomery County 66.6
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 178.1
  • Montgomery County 176.3
  • State 181.1

Average BMI

  • Here 28.6
  • County 28.2
  • Maryland 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • White Oak 36.6%
  • County 34.8%
  • Maryland 38.0%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • White Oak 46.7%
  • County 45.2%
  • Maryland 49.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 37.0%
  • County 36.5%
  • State 35.7%

Fifty seven percent of White Oak residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Seventeen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Sixteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Eight percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • White Oak 56.8%
  • County 58.7%
  • State 61.5%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • White Oak 17.0%
  • Montgomery County 20.1%
  • State 21.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • White Oak 15.8%
  • Montgomery County 18.4%
  • Maryland 19.1%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • County 2.3%
  • Maryland 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • White Oak 7.9%
  • Montgomery County 10.5%
  • Maryland 10.3%

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

Ten percent of people living in White Oak 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 (%)

  • White Oak 9.8%
  • County 9.5%
  • State 10.2%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • White Oak 48.4%
  • County 47.9%
  • State 48.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • White Oak 3.0%
  • Montgomery County 2.9%
  • State 3.3%

White Oak 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

  • White Oak 1.1
  • Montgomery County 1.1
  • Maryland 1.2

Ten percent of White Oak residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty two percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twelve percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Sixteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty four percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • White Oak 10.1%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 10.4%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • White Oak 5.1%
  • Montgomery County 5.1%
  • State 5.6%

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

  • Here 62.0%
  • Montgomery County 65.0%
  • State 64.8%

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

  • Here 22.4%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 25.3%

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

  • White Oak 12.4%
  • Montgomery County 14.0%
  • State 14.1%

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

  • White Oak 15.8%
  • County 18.9%
  • Maryland 19.4%

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

  • White Oak 34.2%
  • Montgomery County 37.9%
  • State 38.3%

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

Seventy seven percent of people living in White Oak are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • White Oak 77.2%
  • County 77.6%
  • Maryland 76.0%

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

  • White Oak 20.9%
  • County 20.9%
  • State 23.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.5%
  • Montgomery County 23.4%
  • Maryland 24.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 44.1%
  • County 43.9%
  • State 44.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 16.8%
  • Montgomery County 17.5%
  • Maryland 18.5%

Thirty one percent of people living in White Oak use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 30.6%
  • County 36.7%
  • Maryland 32.4%

Twenty five percent of White Oak residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Nineteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Eighteen 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 25.2%
  • Montgomery County 24.9%
  • State 25.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • County 25.4%
  • Maryland 26.0%

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

  • White Oak 39.2%
  • Montgomery County 39.7%
  • Maryland 40.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • White Oak 49.6%
  • County 50.2%
  • State 50.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • White Oak 27.2%
  • County 25.9%
  • Maryland 27.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 18.8%
  • Montgomery County 19.7%
  • Maryland 20.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • Montgomery County 18.2%
  • Maryland 18.0%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • White Oak 12.5%
  • County 12.2%
  • Maryland 12.9%

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

  • White Oak 4.0%
  • Montgomery County 4.0%
  • Maryland 4.1%

White Oak residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • White Oak 1.7
  • Montgomery County 1.9
  • State 2.0

Seventy six percent of people living in White Oak 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 4.5 days per month on average. They have 5.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 18 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 75.6%
  • Montgomery County 78.1%
  • State 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • White Oak 12.6%
  • Montgomery County 11.5%
  • Maryland 11.2%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.5
  • Montgomery County 4.9
  • State 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • White Oak 5.0
  • Montgomery County 5.1
  • Maryland 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 17.5
  • Montgomery County 19.4
  • Maryland 22.0

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

Ninety seven percent of White Oak residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in White Oak 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 percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in White Oak 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 25 women. He has vaginal sex with 20 women. People living here were on average 23 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on four women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.9 men on average. They have had 1.1 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in White Oak were 20 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. Eleven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in White Oak has vaginal or anal sex 56 times a year. Forty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in White Oak 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. Seventy two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.8%
  • County 96.8%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • White Oak 93.3%
  • Montgomery County 93.4%
  • State 94.4%

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

  • Here 81.9%
  • Montgomery County 84.3%
  • State 84.9%

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

  • White Oak 45.3%
  • Montgomery County 45.1%
  • Maryland 46.1%

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

  • Here 6.3%
  • Montgomery County 6.7%
  • Maryland 5.7%

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

  • White Oak 95.9%
  • Montgomery County 96.3%
  • Maryland 96.8%

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

  • White Oak 79.9%
  • Montgomery County 82.9%
  • State 81.7%

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

  • Here 36.3%
  • Montgomery County 37.0%
  • Maryland 37.0%

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

  • Here 12.3%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.3
  • County 17.5
  • Maryland 16.9

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

  • Here 24.6
  • Montgomery County 23.7
  • Maryland 27.4

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

  • White Oak 20.1
  • County 19.3
  • State 22.0

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

  • Here 22.5
  • Montgomery County 22.5
  • Maryland 22.4

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

  • White Oak 3.9
  • Montgomery County 4.4
  • State 4.6

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

  • White Oak 1.9
  • County 2.3
  • Maryland 2.0

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

  • White Oak 1.1
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.1

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

  • Here 20.0
  • County 20.1
  • State 20.1

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

  • Here 3.4
  • County 4.1
  • Maryland 4.1

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • Montgomery County 8.4%
  • Maryland 10.3%

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

  • White Oak 55.9
  • Montgomery County 57.2
  • Maryland 57.5

People having sex without condom (%)

  • White Oak 48.6%
  • County 52.4%
  • State 52.5%

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

  • Here 9.7
  • County 10.0
  • Maryland 11.1

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

  • Here 8.5
  • County 8.8
  • State 9.5

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

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • Maryland 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 71.9%
  • County 74.8%
  • State 78.6%

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

Eleven percent of households in White Oak 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 (%)

  • White Oak 11.4%
  • Montgomery County 10.0%
  • State 10.9%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 4.2%

White Oak residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Twenty six percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • County 6.8
  • Maryland 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 26.0%
  • County 28.4%
  • Maryland 29.1%

Forty nine percent of White Oak residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 48.9%
  • County 46.2%
  • State 51.3%

Sixteen percent of White Oak 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 two 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 two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty six 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 four 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 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • White Oak 16.2%
  • County 17.8%
  • State 19.5%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 32.4%
  • County 33.2%
  • Maryland 35.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • White Oak 32.1%
  • County 31.1%
  • Maryland 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • White Oak 26.4%
  • County 23.8%
  • Maryland 22.3%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 43.7%
  • Montgomery County 45.2%
  • Maryland 42.9%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • White Oak 6.3
  • Montgomery County 6.3
  • Maryland 6.2

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • White Oak 2.7
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.5
  • County 1.4
  • Maryland 1.3

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

Nine percent of White Oak 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". Three 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. Eighteen 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 White Oak have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty 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. 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Montgomery County 9.5%
  • Maryland 10.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • White Oak 4.3%
  • County 3.5%
  • Maryland 4.0%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • White Oak 3.1%
  • County 3.5%
  • Maryland 3.4%

People with overweight (%)

  • White Oak 33.2%
  • County 32.9%
  • State 34.1%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 18.0%
  • Montgomery County 18.2%
  • Maryland 18.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • White Oak 10.3%
  • Montgomery County 10.5%
  • Maryland 11.2%

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

  • Here 18.4%
  • County 17.9%
  • Maryland 18.5%

People with arthritis (%)

  • White Oak 20.2%
  • County 22.1%
  • Maryland 23.7%

People with gout (%)

  • White Oak 3.6%
  • Montgomery County 3.6%
  • Maryland 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 2.6%
  • Maryland 3.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • White Oak 2.5%
  • Montgomery County 2.7%
  • Maryland 2.8%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • County 1.9%
  • Maryland 2.0%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • White Oak 2.7%
  • Montgomery County 3.0%
  • State 3.3%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 3.2%
  • Maryland 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • White Oak 1.9%
  • Montgomery County 2.3%
  • State 2.8%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • White Oak 6.1%
  • County 7.1%
  • State 6.8%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Montgomery County 2.9%
  • Maryland 3.4%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • White Oak 2.3%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 2.8%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • Montgomery County 7.9%
  • State 8.0%

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

Sixty one percent of births in White Oak were vaginal deliveries. Thirty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Seventeen percent of women in White Oak have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Nine percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eighteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Thirteen 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 (%)

  • White Oak 60.8%
  • Montgomery County 61.6%
  • Maryland 62.7%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 39.2%
  • Montgomery County 38.4%
  • State 37.3%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.2%
  • Montgomery County 99.2%
  • Maryland 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 56.5%
  • County 57.9%
  • State 58.5%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 56.2%
  • Montgomery County 59.7%
  • State 53.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • White Oak 17.3%
  • Montgomery County 18.8%
  • State 20.7%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • White Oak 8.8%
  • County 10.1%
  • State 10.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • White Oak 69.7%
  • County 71.5%
  • State 74.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • White Oak 7.2%
  • County 7.8%
  • Maryland 7.8%

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

  • Here 18.1%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 16.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • White Oak 13.3%
  • Montgomery County 15.4%
  • State 15.8%

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

People living in White Oak report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 45 percent of White Oak residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in White Oak are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.5%
  • Montgomery County 57.6%
  • Maryland 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • White Oak 4.7%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • White Oak 45.4%
  • County 41.4%
  • State 44.1%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Montgomery County 8.2%
  • State 8.7%

People in White Oak spend $361 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 White Oak spends $86 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $150 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $28 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $361
  • Montgomery County $371
  • State $361

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

  • Here 22.4%
  • Montgomery County 21.3%
  • State 23.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $86
  • Montgomery County $81
  • State $76

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • White Oak 4.5%
  • Montgomery County 4.0%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • White Oak $150
  • Montgomery County $159
  • State $144

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • Montgomery County 6.9%
  • Maryland 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $28
  • Montgomery County $27
  • Maryland $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • White Oak 1.1%
  • Montgomery County 1.1%
  • State 1.2%

People living in White Oak report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 percent. Eighty five 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fifteen percent of White Oak population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty 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. Thirteen percent of people in White Oak had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 82.0%
  • Montgomery County 80.9%
  • Maryland 80.5%

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

  • Here 85.1%
  • County 82.3%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 96.2%
  • County 95.7%
  • Maryland 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • White Oak 15.2%
  • County 17.1%
  • Maryland 18.1%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • White Oak 32.0%
  • Montgomery County 35.1%
  • State 38.7%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • White Oak 12.8%
  • County 13.0%
  • Maryland 14.7%

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

Twenty four percent of White Oak 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 24.1%
  • Montgomery County 23.8%
  • State 24.9%

Fourteen percent of White Oak 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. Nineteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Seven 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. Six 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 (%)

  • White Oak 14.0%
  • Montgomery County 15.2%
  • State 17.1%

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

  • White Oak 19.1%
  • Montgomery County 20.6%
  • Maryland 22.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • County 7.6%
  • State 8.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Montgomery County 8.3%
  • State 9.0%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • White Oak 6.4%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 7.5%

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

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