Health and Nutrition of Columbia Heights, MN Residents

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Forty eight percent of Columbia Heights residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of three meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat 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 (%)

  • Columbia Heights 48.4%
  • County 47.7%
  • Minnesota 49.3%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.0
  • Anoka County 21.8
  • Minnesota 21.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Columbia Heights 3.3
  • Anoka County 3.7
  • State 3.6

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

  • Here 1.8
  • County 2.0
  • Minnesota 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Columbia Heights 1.7
  • County 1.9
  • Minnesota 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Columbia Heights 3.6
  • Anoka County 4.2
  • State 3.9

The average Columbia Heights 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). Seventeen 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). Columbia Heights 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 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 21 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Columbia Heights 2.1
  • County 2.0
  • Minnesota 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 16.9%
  • Anoka County 18.5%
  • State 16.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 22.1%
  • Anoka County 22.5%
  • Minnesota 21.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 44.1%
  • County 43.9%
  • Minnesota 46.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Columbia Heights 2.7
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Columbia Heights 2.8
  • Anoka County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Here 21.4
  • Anoka County 22.6
  • State 22.5

The average height of Columbia Heights residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty three percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.7
  • County 67.2
  • Minnesota 67.0

Average weight (pounds)

  • Columbia Heights 179.6
  • County 181.2
  • State 179.8

Average BMI

  • Columbia Heights 28.7
  • Anoka County 28.7
  • Minnesota 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Columbia Heights 37.6%
  • County 37.0%
  • State 36.1%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 50.1%
  • County 48.9%
  • State 48.0%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Columbia Heights 33.1%
  • Anoka County 33.9%
  • Minnesota 34.4%

Sixty six percent of Columbia Heights residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty three percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Columbia Heights 65.5%
  • Anoka County 65.8%
  • Minnesota 65.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Columbia Heights 25.4%
  • County 27.0%
  • Minnesota 25.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Columbia Heights 22.8%
  • County 24.2%
  • Minnesota 22.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Columbia Heights 3.3%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Columbia Heights 14.5%
  • Anoka County 16.5%
  • State 14.2%

Eleven percent of people living in Columbia Heights 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. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Columbia Heights 11.0%
  • County 8.7%
  • Minnesota 9.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 47.0%
  • Anoka County 44.1%
  • Minnesota 45.9%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 2.8%
  • Minnesota 2.9%

Columbia Heights 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 1.2
  • Anoka County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Twelve percent of Columbia Heights 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. Six percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty two percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Columbia Heights 12.2%
  • Anoka County 11.1%
  • State 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Columbia Heights 6.0%
  • Anoka County 5.4%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Columbia Heights 70.3%
  • Anoka County 68.7%
  • Minnesota 69.1%

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

  • Columbia Heights 30.3%
  • Anoka County 28.9%
  • State 29.8%

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

  • Columbia Heights 16.9%
  • County 17.8%
  • Minnesota 16.8%

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

  • Here 22.2%
  • County 24.4%
  • Minnesota 23.5%

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

  • Columbia Heights 41.0%
  • County 45.2%
  • State 43.1%

Seventy four percent of people living in Columbia Heights are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Columbia Heights 73.7%
  • Anoka County 71.1%
  • Minnesota 74.1%

Twenty five percent of people living in Columbia Heights have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty seven percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty three percent of people in Columbia Heights frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty two 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 (%)

  • Columbia Heights 25.3%
  • County 19.8%
  • State 21.9%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 27.2%
  • Anoka County 23.2%
  • Minnesota 24.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Columbia Heights 43.3%
  • County 36.5%
  • Minnesota 40.7%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 21.6%
  • Anoka County 17.0%
  • Minnesota 18.7%

Thirty four percent of people living in Columbia Heights use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Columbia Heights 33.7%
  • Anoka County 35.7%
  • Minnesota 36.5%

Twenty seven percent of Columbia Heights residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. 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. Five percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Columbia Heights 27.2%
  • Anoka County 26.7%
  • State 26.0%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.4%
  • County 27.7%
  • Minnesota 27.0%

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

  • Columbia Heights 43.0%
  • Anoka County 43.6%
  • State 42.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Columbia Heights 52.0%
  • County 52.3%
  • Minnesota 51.7%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Columbia Heights 28.4%
  • County 28.6%
  • State 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 21.5%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Columbia Heights 19.7%
  • Anoka County 20.2%
  • Minnesota 19.4%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Columbia Heights 14.5%
  • County 14.1%
  • Minnesota 13.8%

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

  • Columbia Heights 4.6%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.3%

Columbia Heights residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.3
  • County 2.0
  • State 2.1

Seventy eight percent of people living in Columbia Heights have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.7 days per month on average. They have 5.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 24 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Columbia Heights 78.4%
  • Anoka County 82.0%
  • State 81.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Columbia Heights 11.8%
  • County 9.9%
  • State 10.1%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Columbia Heights 4.7
  • Anoka County 5.0
  • Minnesota 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Columbia Heights 5.8
  • County 6.1
  • Minnesota 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Columbia Heights 24.0
  • County 27.0
  • Minnesota 24.0

Ninety seven percent of Columbia Heights residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Columbia Heights have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Columbia Heights 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 27 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 4.1 men on average. They have had 2.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Columbia Heights were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on seven men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Columbia Heights has vaginal or anal sex 63 times a year. Fifty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Columbia Heights 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Columbia Heights 97.3%
  • County 97.5%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.8%
  • Anoka County 94.7%
  • Minnesota 94.3%

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

  • Here 86.7%
  • Anoka County 89.3%
  • Minnesota 87.8%

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

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 52.5%
  • State 49.2%

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

  • Columbia Heights 5.5%
  • County 5.0%
  • State 5.7%

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

  • Columbia Heights 97.2%
  • County 97.7%
  • Minnesota 97.2%

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

  • Here 85.0%
  • Anoka County 88.5%
  • Minnesota 86.6%

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

  • Here 40.2%
  • County 40.6%
  • Minnesota 39.8%

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

  • Here 11.9%
  • Anoka County 11.7%
  • State 11.8%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.6
  • County 16.4
  • State 16.7

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

  • Columbia Heights 26.8
  • Anoka County 27.5
  • Minnesota 25.7

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

  • Columbia Heights 21.0
  • County 22.8
  • State 20.8

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

  • Here 20.9
  • Anoka County 21.1
  • Minnesota 21.3

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

  • Here 5.4
  • Anoka County 6.3
  • Minnesota 5.5

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

  • Columbia Heights 4.1
  • Anoka County 1.1
  • State 2.5

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

  • Columbia Heights 2.4
  • Anoka County 0.6
  • State 1.4

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

  • Columbia Heights 19.8
  • County 20.8
  • Minnesota 20.2

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

  • Columbia Heights 6.7
  • County 4.0
  • State 5.1

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Columbia Heights 8.1%
  • Anoka County 8.2%
  • State 8.0%

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

  • Here 62.9
  • Anoka County 68.9
  • Minnesota 64.4

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Columbia Heights 54.2%
  • Anoka County 58.3%
  • State 56.6%

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

  • Here 11.2
  • Anoka County 11.8
  • State 11.6

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

  • Here 9.9
  • Anoka County 10.8
  • State 10.3

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

  • Columbia Heights 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • Minnesota 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Columbia Heights 82.2%
  • County 84.8%
  • State 83.3%

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

Ten percent of households in Columbia Heights 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 (%)

  • Columbia Heights 10.2%
  • County 9.4%
  • Minnesota 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Columbia Heights 4.4%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Columbia Heights 32.6%
  • County 33.2%
  • Minnesota 32.0%

Fifty three percent of Columbia Heights residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 53.1%
  • County 57.3%
  • Minnesota 52.5%

Twenty two percent of Columbia Heights 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 nine percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Twenty eight percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Sixteen percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty nine percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • County 25.7%
  • Minnesota 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 38.7%
  • County 41.3%
  • Minnesota 38.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Columbia Heights 28.0%
  • Anoka County 31.1%
  • Minnesota 30.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 15.6%
  • Anoka County 18.4%
  • State 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Columbia Heights 39.3%
  • Anoka County 41.2%
  • State 42.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.0
  • County 5.9
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Columbia Heights 2.9
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Columbia Heights 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Eleven percent of Columbia Heights residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty four percent are overweight. Twenty three 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. Fourteen percent of people living in Columbia Heights have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty nine percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Columbia Heights 11.0%
  • Anoka County 11.6%
  • State 11.1%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Anoka County 3.1%
  • State 3.2%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Anoka County 4.2%
  • Minnesota 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.0%
  • Anoka County 33.6%
  • Minnesota 33.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Columbia Heights 23.0%
  • Anoka County 20.7%
  • Minnesota 21.1%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Columbia Heights 13.5%
  • County 9.9%
  • Minnesota 11.3%

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

  • Columbia Heights 20.6%
  • Anoka County 18.4%
  • Minnesota 18.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 29.4%
  • Anoka County 24.5%
  • State 25.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Anoka County 3.3%
  • Minnesota 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Columbia Heights 4.4%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Anoka County 2.5%
  • State 3.1%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Anoka County 1.8%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Columbia Heights 4.8%
  • Anoka County 3.6%
  • Minnesota 3.8%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • County 3.4%
  • Minnesota 3.8%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Anoka County 3.9%
  • Minnesota 3.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Columbia Heights 8.4%
  • Anoka County 7.2%
  • State 7.6%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Anoka County 3.8%
  • State 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Columbia Heights 3.3%
  • County 3.7%
  • Minnesota 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Columbia Heights 9.8%
  • Anoka County 7.8%
  • Minnesota 9.1%

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

Sixty nine percent of births in Columbia Heights were vaginal deliveries. Thirty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in Columbia Heights have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fourteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fifteen 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 69.3%
  • County 62.7%
  • State 64.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 30.7%
  • Anoka County 37.3%
  • Minnesota 35.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Columbia Heights 99.5%
  • Anoka County 99.4%
  • Minnesota 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Columbia Heights 61.6%
  • Anoka County 59.4%
  • State 59.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • County 56.6%
  • Minnesota 55.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 26.0%
  • County 19.6%
  • Minnesota 21.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 11.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Columbia Heights 71.4%
  • Anoka County 78.8%
  • Minnesota 75.4%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Columbia Heights 6.2%
  • Anoka County 10.1%
  • Minnesota 8.9%

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

  • Here 15.5%
  • County 17.3%
  • State 16.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Columbia Heights 21.5%
  • Anoka County 16.4%
  • Minnesota 18.1%

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

People living in Columbia Heights report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Columbia Heights residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Columbia Heights are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Columbia Heights 54.2%
  • County 55.5%
  • State 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Columbia Heights 3.8%
  • Anoka County 4.6%
  • State 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Columbia Heights 36.4%
  • Anoka County 40.7%
  • Minnesota 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Columbia Heights 8.2%
  • Anoka County 8.9%
  • Minnesota 8.5%

People in Columbia Heights spend $351 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 25 percent of their income. The average family in Columbia Heights spends $66 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $121 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $22 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Columbia Heights $351
  • Anoka County $368
  • Minnesota $363

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

  • Here 24.8%
  • Anoka County 24.5%
  • State 23.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $66
  • County $71
  • State $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $121
  • Anoka County $140
  • State $143

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • County 6.7%
  • Minnesota 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $22
  • County $25
  • Minnesota $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • County 1.4%
  • Minnesota 1.3%

People living in Columbia Heights report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy seven percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty two percent of Columbia Heights population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty seven percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Sixteen percent of people in Columbia Heights had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Columbia Heights 76.7%
  • Anoka County 79.0%
  • State 78.6%

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

  • Columbia Heights 77.2%
  • County 74.9%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Columbia Heights 94.4%
  • Anoka County 94.6%
  • Minnesota 94.8%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Columbia Heights 22.4%
  • Anoka County 20.6%
  • State 20.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 46.9%
  • Anoka County 48.0%
  • State 44.2%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • County 17.2%
  • State 16.0%

Twenty eight percent of Columbia Heights 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 (%)

  • Columbia Heights 28.2%
  • County 22.1%
  • State 25.2%

Twenty one percent of Columbia Heights residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty eight percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eleven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Ten 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 21.2%
  • County 19.3%
  • Minnesota 18.8%

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

  • Here 28.2%
  • County 25.1%
  • Minnesota 25.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Columbia Heights 11.0%
  • Anoka County 8.3%
  • State 9.1%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • Anoka County 10.3%
  • State 10.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Columbia Heights 9.7%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 7.5%

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

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