Health and Nutrition of Wrightsville Beach, NC Residents

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Fifty eight percent of Wrightsville Beach 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 five 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 57.9%
  • County 47.3%
  • North Carolina 48.1%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Wrightsville Beach 20.7
  • County 21.8
  • North Carolina 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.9
  • County 3.4
  • State 3.6

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 1.7
  • New Hanover County 1.9
  • North Carolina 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.2
  • County 1.7
  • North Carolina 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.9
  • New Hanover County 4.0
  • North Carolina 3.7

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

The average Wrightsville Beach resident last visited a dentist one years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Eight percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Sixteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Wrightsville Beach residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 62 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average four days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 26 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.3
  • County 2.2
  • North Carolina 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • New Hanover County 18.3%
  • State 17.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 16.1%
  • County 22.4%
  • State 21.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 62.1%
  • New Hanover County 42.9%
  • North Carolina 44.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.6
  • New Hanover County 2.5
  • North Carolina 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.4
  • New Hanover County 2.9
  • North Carolina 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 26.3
  • County 21.7
  • North Carolina 22.5

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

The average height of Wrightsville Beach residents 16 years and older is 68 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 27. Twenty nine percent of people living here are obese. Thirty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Wrightsville Beach 68.0
  • County 66.9
  • North Carolina 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 177.5
  • County 181.1
  • North Carolina 181.5

Average BMI

  • Wrightsville Beach 27.1
  • County 28.8
  • State 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 28.9%
  • County 38.1%
  • State 38.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 37.5%
  • County 50.4%
  • State 50.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 39.4%
  • County 33.0%
  • State 34.0%

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

Sixty five percent of Wrightsville Beach 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. Seven percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 64.9%
  • New Hanover County 66.4%
  • State 64.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 16.8%
  • New Hanover County 24.3%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • County 21.5%
  • North Carolina 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 1.6%
  • County 3.5%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 6.8%
  • New Hanover County 12.9%
  • State 12.5%

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

Five percent of people living in Wrightsville Beach have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty seven percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Two percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 5.4%
  • County 10.8%
  • North Carolina 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 47.2%
  • County 46.2%
  • North Carolina 46.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • New Hanover County 3.3%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

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

Wrightsville Beach residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate one time at night (from time they go to bed at night until the time they get up in the morning).

Summary

Avg. # of times urinating at night

  • Here 0.8
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Eleven percent of Wrightsville Beach 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. Seventy one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Forty percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty four percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • New Hanover County 11.7%
  • State 11.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 5.2%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 71.5%
  • County 68.0%
  • State 66.6%

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

  • Here 39.8%
  • County 26.2%
  • State 26.3%

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 18.0%
  • County 15.0%
  • North Carolina 15.1%

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

  • Here 23.6%
  • New Hanover County 22.3%
  • State 21.1%

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

  • Here 47.8%
  • County 39.6%
  • North Carolina 39.5%

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

Eighty six percent of people living in Wrightsville Beach are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 85.6%
  • County 72.7%
  • North Carolina 73.4%

Eighteen percent of people living in Wrightsville Beach have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty one percent of people in Wrightsville Beach frequently check their blood cholesterol. Fourteen 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 18.2%
  • New Hanover County 24.0%
  • State 23.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 21.6%
  • New Hanover County 25.8%
  • State 24.8%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 41.3%
  • New Hanover County 41.0%
  • State 41.7%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 14.5%
  • County 19.8%
  • North Carolina 18.9%

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

Fifty four percent of people living in Wrightsville Beach use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 54.3%
  • County 30.0%
  • North Carolina 30.6%

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

Nineteen percent of Wrightsville Beach residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Seventeen percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty eight percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty seven percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Eighteen 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. Sixteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Eight 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. Two 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 (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 19.1%
  • County 27.0%
  • North Carolina 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 17.4%
  • County 27.6%
  • North Carolina 27.2%

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

  • Here 38.1%
  • County 41.8%
  • North Carolina 41.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 47.1%
  • New Hanover County 51.0%
  • State 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • New Hanover County 29.5%
  • North Carolina 28.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 18.1%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 15.9%
  • New Hanover County 19.2%
  • North Carolina 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • County 15.5%
  • State 14.4%

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

  • Here 2.4%
  • New Hanover County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

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

Wrightsville Beach residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Wrightsville Beach 1.8
  • County 2.2
  • North Carolina 2.1

Eighty nine percent of people living in Wrightsville Beach have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Six percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 7.2 days per month on average. They have 5.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 19 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 89.3%
  • New Hanover County 79.4%
  • State 79.4%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 5.7%
  • New Hanover County 11.0%
  • State 10.8%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 7.2
  • New Hanover County 4.7
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.5
  • County 5.7
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 19.1
  • New Hanover County 24.9
  • North Carolina 24.4

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

Ninety three percent of Wrightsville Beach residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in Wrightsville Beach have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety four percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty percent have ever had anal sex. Six percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Wrightsville Beach were 18 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 20 women. He has vaginal sex with 13 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 five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.6 men on average. They have had 0.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Wrightsville Beach were 19 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. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Wrightsville Beach has vaginal or anal sex 50 times a year. Fifty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Wrightsville Beach 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had six male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.2 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Ninety percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 93.4%
  • New Hanover County 97.2%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 90.1%
  • New Hanover County 94.0%
  • State 94.1%

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

  • Here 86.1%
  • New Hanover County 85.7%
  • State 85.3%

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 39.9%
  • New Hanover County 48.3%
  • State 48.1%

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

  • Here 7.5%
  • New Hanover County 5.4%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 93.7%
  • New Hanover County 97.0%
  • North Carolina 97.2%

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

  • Here 87.2%
  • County 81.8%
  • North Carolina 82.5%

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 29.6%
  • New Hanover County 39.2%
  • State 38.4%

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 5.9%
  • County 13.8%
  • North Carolina 12.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.8
  • New Hanover County 16.4
  • State 16.6

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

  • Here 19.8
  • New Hanover County 26.8
  • State 28.0

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 12.6
  • New Hanover County 21.6
  • State 22.3

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 21.7
  • County 21.5
  • State 21.6

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 4.8
  • New Hanover County 4.8
  • North Carolina 5.0

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

  • Here 1.6
  • County 2.4
  • State 2.1

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

  • Here 0.8
  • New Hanover County 1.4
  • State 1.2

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

  • Here 18.9
  • New Hanover County 20.4
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 2.5
  • County 5.2
  • North Carolina 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 6.4%
  • New Hanover County 10.3%
  • State 10.6%

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

  • Here 50.2
  • New Hanover County 63.9
  • North Carolina 61.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 51.2%
  • County 54.6%
  • State 53.0%

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 7.7
  • County 12.6
  • State 11.8

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

  • Here 6.5
  • County 10.9
  • North Carolina 10.1

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

  • Here 0.2
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 89.7%
  • New Hanover County 81.7%
  • State 79.2%

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

Nine percent of households in Wrightsville Beach 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 8.9%
  • County 11.2%
  • State 10.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • New Hanover County 4.1%
  • State 4.2%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 7.1
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 27.2%
  • County 31.7%
  • State 30.3%

Thirty one percent of Wrightsville Beach residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 31.1%
  • County 56.9%
  • North Carolina 54.8%

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

Twenty one percent of Wrightsville Beach 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 six percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirty 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. Fifty 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 seven hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about two hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 21.2%
  • New Hanover County 21.4%
  • State 21.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 38.4%
  • New Hanover County 35.7%
  • State 36.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 35.8%
  • County 31.2%
  • State 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 35.9%
  • New Hanover County 17.0%
  • North Carolina 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 58.7%
  • New Hanover County 40.0%
  • State 40.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.9
  • New Hanover County 6.0
  • North Carolina 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.2
  • New Hanover County 2.9
  • North Carolina 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Wrightsville Beach 1.5
  • New Hanover County 1.2
  • State 1.3

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

Nine percent of Wrightsville Beach 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". 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 percent are overweight. Eleven percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Eight percent of people living in Wrightsville Beach have ever received a blood transfusion. Nine percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Nineteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. One percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Two 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. One percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Two 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 9.3%
  • New Hanover County 12.5%
  • North Carolina 11.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • New Hanover County 3.9%
  • North Carolina 3.9%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 3.5%
  • North Carolina 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 29.9%
  • County 33.0%
  • North Carolina 33.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 10.5%
  • New Hanover County 25.0%
  • North Carolina 21.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • New Hanover County 12.3%
  • State 11.7%

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 9.5%
  • County 20.3%
  • State 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 19.1%
  • New Hanover County 26.3%
  • State 25.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • New Hanover County 3.8%
  • State 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • County 3.8%
  • North Carolina 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 2.1%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 1.8%
  • New Hanover County 2.2%
  • North Carolina 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 4.0%
  • North Carolina 3.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • New Hanover County 4.5%
  • North Carolina 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 1.4%
  • New Hanover County 4.0%
  • State 3.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • County 7.0%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 1.6%
  • County 4.4%
  • North Carolina 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 3.8%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • New Hanover County 8.4%
  • State 8.1%

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

Fifty percent of births in Wrightsville Beach were vaginal deliveries. Fifty percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Forty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy percent of women breastfeed their children. Seventeen percent of women in Wrightsville Beach have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eleven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nineteen percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nine percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty one 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 50.3%
  • County 68.0%
  • North Carolina 65.2%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 49.7%
  • New Hanover County 32.0%
  • State 34.8%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 99.4%
  • County 99.3%
  • North Carolina 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 42.4%
  • New Hanover County 61.7%
  • State 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 70.1%
  • New Hanover County 48.7%
  • North Carolina 51.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 16.6%
  • New Hanover County 22.5%
  • North Carolina 21.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 11.3%
  • County 11.9%
  • North Carolina 11.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 85.5%
  • New Hanover County 72.5%
  • North Carolina 73.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 19.4%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 7.3%

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

  • Here 8.8%
  • New Hanover County 17.4%
  • State 17.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 21.1%
  • County 16.2%
  • North Carolina 16.6%

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

People living in Wrightsville Beach report their general health condition on average at 67 percent. Ten percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Wrightsville Beach residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Wrightsville Beach are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 67.1%
  • County 54.0%
  • North Carolina 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 9.5%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 4.2%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 39.1%
  • New Hanover County 41.2%
  • State 42.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 9.0%
  • New Hanover County 8.1%
  • North Carolina 8.4%

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

People in Wrightsville Beach spend $345 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 14 percent of their income. The average family in Wrightsville Beach spends $76 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $210 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is nine percent of their income. They also spend $32 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 $345
  • New Hanover County $360
  • State $358

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

  • Here 14.5%
  • New Hanover County 27.2%
  • State 25.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Wrightsville Beach $76
  • County $66
  • North Carolina $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • New Hanover County 4.1%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $210
  • New Hanover County $125
  • North Carolina $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 9.2%
  • New Hanover County 6.5%
  • State 6.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Wrightsville Beach $32
  • New Hanover County $23
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 1.6%
  • New Hanover County 1.2%
  • State 1.3%

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

People living in Wrightsville Beach report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 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. Fourteen percent of Wrightsville Beach population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty three 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 Wrightsville Beach had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 82.8%
  • County 78.5%
  • State 79.3%

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 85.2%
  • County 76.8%
  • State 78.6%

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 95.7%
  • New Hanover County 94.5%
  • North Carolina 95.0%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • New Hanover County 21.4%
  • North Carolina 19.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 32.8%
  • New Hanover County 43.9%
  • North Carolina 42.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 14.9%
  • New Hanover County 15.9%
  • State 15.7%

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

Twenty nine percent of Wrightsville Beach 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 29.3%
  • New Hanover County 26.1%
  • State 25.8%

Nine percent of Wrightsville Beach 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. Fourteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Five percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Four percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Five 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 (%)

  • Wrightsville Beach 8.5%
  • County 21.6%
  • State 19.3%

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

  • Wrightsville Beach 14.1%
  • New Hanover County 27.5%
  • North Carolina 25.2%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • New Hanover County 10.8%
  • State 9.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 11.2%
  • North Carolina 10.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 8.1%

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

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