Health and Nutrition of Whiteville, TN Residents

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Forty nine percent of Whiteville 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 three 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 (%)

  • Whiteville 48.8%
  • Hardeman County 49.8%
  • Tennessee 48.2%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 18.8
  • Hardeman County 19.7
  • State 21.4

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.1
  • Hardeman County 3.7
  • State 3.5

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

  • Whiteville 2.5
  • Hardeman County 2.0
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.6
  • Tennessee 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.1
  • Hardeman County 3.1
  • Tennessee 3.8

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

The average Whiteville 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 two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Whiteville residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 44 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 two 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 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.4
  • County 2.1
  • Tennessee 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Whiteville 14.2%
  • County 14.8%
  • State 17.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Whiteville 22.0%
  • Hardeman County 20.4%
  • Tennessee 22.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 44.2%
  • Hardeman County 46.5%
  • Tennessee 44.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Whiteville 2.4
  • Hardeman County 2.8
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Whiteville 3.2
  • Hardeman County 3.1
  • Tennessee 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Here 25.4
  • Hardeman County 23.4
  • State 22.1

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

The average height of Whiteville residents 16 years and older is 69 inches. The average weight is 195 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Twenty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Whiteville 68.7
  • Hardeman County 67.3
  • Tennessee 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 194.8
  • County 186.3
  • Tennessee 181.6

Average BMI

  • Whiteville 28.9
  • Hardeman County 29.3
  • Tennessee 28.9

People that are obese (%)

  • Whiteville 37.9%
  • County 40.5%
  • Tennessee 38.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Whiteville 51.5%
  • Hardeman County 51.9%
  • State 50.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • Hardeman County 34.1%
  • State 34.0%

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

Sixty nine percent of Whiteville 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. Three percent have ever used heroin. Seven percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 68.7%
  • Hardeman County 63.3%
  • Tennessee 65.2%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 17.1%
  • Hardeman County 20.3%
  • State 24.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Whiteville 16.4%
  • Hardeman County 19.0%
  • State 21.7%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Whiteville 2.8%
  • County 3.1%
  • Tennessee 3.4%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • County 8.7%
  • State 13.0%

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

Seven percent of people living in Whiteville have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Thirty six 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 7.4%
  • Hardeman County 10.6%
  • Tennessee 10.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 36.3%
  • Hardeman County 46.8%
  • State 46.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.3%

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

Whiteville 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

  • Whiteville 1.0
  • County 1.2
  • Tennessee 1.2

Seven percent of Whiteville 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. Fifty seven percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Seventeen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Eighteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • County 9.7%
  • Tennessee 11.4%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Whiteville 4.3%
  • County 5.2%
  • Tennessee 6.1%

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

  • Here 56.9%
  • Hardeman County 63.5%
  • Tennessee 67.9%

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

  • Here 17.0%
  • Hardeman County 26.6%
  • State 27.7%

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

  • Whiteville 14.7%
  • County 14.5%
  • Tennessee 15.7%

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

  • Whiteville 18.0%
  • Hardeman County 18.5%
  • State 22.2%

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

  • Here 29.6%
  • County 38.3%
  • Tennessee 41.0%

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

Sixty four percent of people living in Whiteville are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Whiteville 63.9%
  • Hardeman County 74.6%
  • Tennessee 73.6%

Sixteen percent of people living in Whiteville have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Nineteen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty three percent of people in Whiteville frequently check their blood cholesterol. Ten percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • County 24.5%
  • State 23.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • County 23.3%
  • Tennessee 25.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 33.4%
  • County 44.6%
  • State 42.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • Hardeman County 18.7%
  • Tennessee 19.7%

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

Sixteen percent of people living in Whiteville use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 16.1%
  • Hardeman County 27.4%
  • Tennessee 31.8%

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

Twenty five percent of Whiteville residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty four percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty four percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty six percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Eighteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Seventeen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fifteen 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 25.0%
  • County 25.6%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 23.8%
  • County 26.3%
  • State 27.5%

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

  • Here 33.7%
  • County 38.2%
  • Tennessee 41.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Whiteville 40.5%
  • County 48.2%
  • Tennessee 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Whiteville 26.3%
  • County 27.4%
  • State 28.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Whiteville 18.1%
  • County 19.8%
  • State 21.7%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 17.1%
  • County 17.6%
  • Tennessee 19.1%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Whiteville 15.2%
  • County 13.5%
  • Tennessee 14.5%

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

  • Whiteville 4.3%
  • Hardeman County 4.1%
  • State 4.5%

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

Whiteville residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Whiteville 1.2
  • Hardeman County 2.0
  • Tennessee 2.2

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

Eighty one percent of people living in Whiteville have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 6.3 days per month on average. They have 7.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 33 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 81.2%
  • Hardeman County 77.8%
  • State 79.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • County 11.4%
  • State 10.8%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 6.3
  • Hardeman County 5.4
  • Tennessee 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Whiteville 7.2
  • Hardeman County 6.1
  • Tennessee 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Whiteville 33.1
  • County 25.9
  • Tennessee 24.9

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

Ninety seven percent of Whiteville 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 percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty four percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Whiteville have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex. Fifteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Whiteville were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 27 women. He has vaginal sex with 24 women. People living here were on average 20 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 1.2 men on average. They have had 0.9 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Whiteville were 17 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. Twenty two percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Whiteville has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Forty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Whiteville 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 1.0 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.8%
  • County 97.3%
  • Tennessee 97.3%

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

  • Whiteville 93.0%
  • Hardeman County 94.0%
  • State 94.4%

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

  • Here 79.9%
  • Hardeman County 82.6%
  • Tennessee 86.4%

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

  • Here 44.1%
  • Hardeman County 43.2%
  • Tennessee 48.4%

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

  • Whiteville 5.3%
  • Hardeman County 5.6%
  • Tennessee 5.4%

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

  • Here 97.8%
  • County 97.6%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 72.3%
  • County 79.6%
  • State 83.3%

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

  • Here 32.6%
  • County 34.9%
  • Tennessee 38.9%

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

  • Here 14.7%
  • Hardeman County 12.0%
  • Tennessee 12.7%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 15.9
  • Hardeman County 16.6
  • Tennessee 16.5

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

  • Whiteville 27.3
  • County 30.8
  • Tennessee 27.7

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

  • Here 23.8
  • County 23.9
  • Tennessee 22.1

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

  • Whiteville 20.0
  • Hardeman County 22.0
  • State 21.6

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

  • Whiteville 5.9
  • Hardeman County 4.9
  • Tennessee 5.1

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

  • Here 1.2
  • Hardeman County 2.3
  • State 2.3

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

  • Whiteville 0.9
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.3

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

  • Whiteville 17.5
  • County 19.1
  • Tennessee 20.3

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

  • Whiteville 1.8
  • Hardeman County 3.8
  • Tennessee 4.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Whiteville 21.6%
  • County 14.7%
  • State 9.9%

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

  • Here 61.5
  • County 55.5
  • State 61.8

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Whiteville 42.6%
  • Hardeman County 48.0%
  • Tennessee 54.4%

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

  • Whiteville 12.2
  • Hardeman County 10.9
  • Tennessee 12.0

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

  • Whiteville 8.1
  • County 8.8
  • Tennessee 10.5

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

  • Whiteville 1.0
  • Hardeman County 0.6
  • Tennessee 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 74.3%
  • Hardeman County 77.7%
  • Tennessee 81.9%

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

Ten percent of households in Whiteville 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 9.6%
  • County 10.4%
  • Tennessee 10.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 4.2%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Whiteville 6.7
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • County 28.2%
  • State 31.8%

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

Sixty two percent of Whiteville residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 62.0%
  • Hardeman County 53.2%
  • State 55.0%

Twenty eight percent of Whiteville 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 eight 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 seven percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirty two 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 six 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 (%)

  • Whiteville 28.2%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 21.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • County 36.8%
  • Tennessee 37.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Whiteville 37.2%
  • Hardeman County 31.4%
  • State 30.5%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 32.0%
  • Hardeman County 22.6%
  • State 18.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 35.6%
  • County 39.5%
  • State 40.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.5
  • Hardeman County 6.0
  • Tennessee 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Whiteville 2.9
  • Hardeman County 2.9
  • Tennessee 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Whiteville 1.5
  • Hardeman County 1.3
  • State 1.2

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

Ten percent of Whiteville residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Two 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 seven 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. Six percent of people living in Whiteville have ever received a blood transfusion. Fifteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Fourteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two 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. Three percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Whiteville 9.7%
  • County 10.1%
  • State 11.6%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.8%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Whiteville 1.7%
  • Hardeman County 3.0%
  • Tennessee 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 26.8%
  • Hardeman County 34.3%
  • Tennessee 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Whiteville 16.3%
  • County 15.3%
  • State 22.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Whiteville 6.4%
  • Hardeman County 10.8%
  • Tennessee 12.0%

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

  • Whiteville 15.1%
  • County 17.9%
  • Tennessee 19.7%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 23.9%
  • State 26.3%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Hardeman County 4.0%
  • State 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 3.5%
  • Tennessee 3.7%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.2%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Whiteville 1.2%
  • County 2.2%
  • Tennessee 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Whiteville 1.7%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Whiteville 2.1%
  • Hardeman County 3.6%
  • State 4.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Whiteville 3.3%
  • Hardeman County 6.4%
  • Tennessee 7.3%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 3.3%
  • Tennessee 4.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Whiteville 3.1%
  • County 7.7%
  • State 8.7%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Whiteville were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Thirty nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty seven percent of women in Whiteville 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). Sixty seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty one percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Sixteen 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 66.2%
  • County 63.7%
  • Tennessee 65.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 33.8%
  • County 36.3%
  • State 34.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Whiteville 98.4%
  • Hardeman County 98.8%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 64.2%
  • County 60.1%
  • State 60.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Whiteville 38.9%
  • Hardeman County 47.5%
  • Tennessee 50.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Whiteville 26.8%
  • Hardeman County 23.8%
  • Tennessee 22.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • Hardeman County 12.0%
  • State 12.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Whiteville 67.3%
  • County 74.8%
  • State 74.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Hardeman County 7.6%
  • State 7.5%

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

  • Whiteville 21.5%
  • Hardeman County 18.3%
  • State 17.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Whiteville 15.8%
  • Hardeman County 17.7%
  • Tennessee 17.4%

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

People living in Whiteville report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 50 percent of Whiteville residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eleven percent of people living in Whiteville are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 57.7%
  • Hardeman County 55.9%
  • Tennessee 54.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • Hardeman County 4.8%
  • Tennessee 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Whiteville 50.0%
  • Hardeman County 44.4%
  • State 41.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Whiteville 10.9%
  • County 9.4%
  • State 8.5%

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

People in Whiteville spend $346 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 35 percent of their income. The average family in Whiteville spends $73 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $125 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $26 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 $346
  • Hardeman County $347
  • Tennessee $358

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

  • Here 35.4%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 25.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $73
  • Hardeman County $74
  • State $69

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Whiteville 5.5%
  • County 4.6%
  • Tennessee 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Whiteville $125
  • Hardeman County $135
  • Tennessee $132

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • County 7.1%
  • Tennessee 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $26
  • County $25
  • State $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Hardeman County 1.5%
  • Tennessee 1.3%

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

People living in Whiteville report their general condition of hearing on average at 84 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 eight percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fourteen percent of Whiteville population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty 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. Twenty one percent of people in Whiteville had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 83.6%
  • Hardeman County 80.3%
  • State 78.6%

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

  • Here 87.5%
  • County 81.4%
  • State 77.2%

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

  • Whiteville 97.5%
  • County 95.5%
  • Tennessee 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Whiteville 13.6%
  • County 17.1%
  • Tennessee 20.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 49.8%
  • County 42.8%
  • Tennessee 43.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Whiteville 20.8%
  • County 16.1%
  • Tennessee 16.0%

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Twenty three percent of Whiteville 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 23.3%
  • Hardeman County 27.5%
  • Tennessee 25.9%

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

  • Here 15.6%
  • County 17.1%
  • Tennessee 20.3%

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

  • Here 20.6%
  • Hardeman County 23.1%
  • Tennessee 26.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • Hardeman County 8.5%
  • Tennessee 10.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Whiteville 9.5%
  • Hardeman County 9.1%
  • State 10.6%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Whiteville 5.8%
  • County 8.1%
  • Tennessee 8.3%

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

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