Health and Nutrition of Gowanda, NY Residents

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Fifty one percent of Gowanda 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 four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 51.4%
  • Cattaraugus County 48.9%
  • State 49.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Gowanda 21.5
  • Cattaraugus County 21.6
  • New York 20.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.6
  • County 3.4
  • State 3.6

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

  • Here 1.7
  • Cattaraugus County 1.7
  • New York 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.7
  • New York 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Gowanda 3.2
  • Cattaraugus County 3.6
  • State 3.3

The average Gowanda 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). Sixteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Gowanda residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 48 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Gowanda 1.9
  • Cattaraugus County 2.0
  • New York 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Gowanda 15.8%
  • Cattaraugus County 16.7%
  • State 15.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Gowanda 19.0%
  • Cattaraugus County 22.3%
  • State 20.5%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Gowanda 48.4%
  • County 45.2%
  • State 47.0%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.0
  • County 2.8
  • New York 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Gowanda 2.6
  • County 2.7
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Gowanda 22.6
  • County 22.1
  • State 23.2

The average height of Gowanda residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 182 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Gowanda 66.7
  • County 66.9
  • State 66.4

Average weight (pounds)

  • Gowanda 181.7
  • County 182.0
  • New York 177.7

Average BMI

  • Here 29.1
  • Cattaraugus County 29.0
  • New York 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 40.3%
  • Cattaraugus County 38.6%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Gowanda 51.9%
  • Cattaraugus County 51.3%
  • State 48.0%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Gowanda 36.6%
  • County 35.7%
  • State 35.5%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 65.2%
  • Cattaraugus County 65.6%
  • State 61.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Gowanda 25.9%
  • County 26.5%
  • New York 22.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.5%
  • County 24.3%
  • State 20.1%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 2.6%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 14.8%
  • Cattaraugus County 15.1%
  • State 11.6%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 10.1%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 50.5%
  • County 47.1%
  • New York 47.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Cattaraugus County 3.3%
  • New York 3.0%

Gowanda 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 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Eleven percent of Gowanda residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Four percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy three percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty seven percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • Cattaraugus County 12.3%
  • State 11.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Cattaraugus County 5.4%
  • State 5.3%

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

  • Gowanda 72.9%
  • County 71.0%
  • New York 65.6%

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

  • Gowanda 36.6%
  • Cattaraugus County 32.2%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 17.6%
  • County 18.3%
  • New York 14.5%

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

  • Gowanda 20.5%
  • County 23.2%
  • New York 19.3%

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

  • Gowanda 47.6%
  • Cattaraugus County 44.0%
  • New York 37.7%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Gowanda 78.0%
  • Cattaraugus County 74.8%
  • State 74.6%

Twenty eight percent of people living in Gowanda have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty six percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty five percent of people in Gowanda frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty three 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 27.7%
  • Cattaraugus County 24.2%
  • New York 22.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Gowanda 26.2%
  • County 26.5%
  • State 23.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Gowanda 45.5%
  • Cattaraugus County 43.6%
  • State 42.3%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Gowanda 22.7%
  • Cattaraugus County 21.0%
  • State 18.4%

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

Forty percent of people living in Gowanda use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Gowanda 39.9%
  • Cattaraugus County 37.3%
  • New York 34.0%

Twenty five percent of Gowanda 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 three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty three percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. 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 24.8%
  • Cattaraugus County 27.1%
  • New York 26.2%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 27.9%
  • County 29.1%
  • State 27.0%

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

  • Here 42.7%
  • County 44.0%
  • New York 40.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 53.0%
  • County 53.3%
  • State 51.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 28.5%
  • County 28.3%
  • State 27.9%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 22.6%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 20.8%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Gowanda 20.1%
  • County 20.2%
  • New York 19.1%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • Cattaraugus County 14.2%
  • State 14.1%

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

  • Here 4.4%
  • Cattaraugus County 4.7%
  • New York 4.4%

Gowanda residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Gowanda 2.5
  • County 2.3
  • State 2.0

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

Seventy nine percent of people living in Gowanda 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 5.6 days per month on average. They have 6.1 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 (%)

  • Here 78.5%
  • Cattaraugus County 80.0%
  • State 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Gowanda 12.2%
  • Cattaraugus County 11.0%
  • New York 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Gowanda 5.6
  • County 5.0
  • New York 4.7

Average drinks/week

  • Gowanda 6.1
  • County 6.0
  • New York 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 24.2
  • County 25.2
  • New York 21.4

Ninety seven percent of Gowanda 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. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Gowanda 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. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty seven percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Gowanda 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 35 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 six women. People in Gowanda were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Gowanda has vaginal or anal sex 56 times a year. Fifty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Gowanda 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Gowanda 97.4%
  • Cattaraugus County 97.5%
  • State 97.0%

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

  • Gowanda 95.0%
  • Cattaraugus County 95.1%
  • New York 93.8%

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

  • Gowanda 89.9%
  • County 88.6%
  • New York 84.5%

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

  • Gowanda 50.3%
  • County 50.1%
  • New York 47.0%

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

  • Here 6.2%
  • County 6.1%
  • State 6.2%

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

  • Gowanda 98.3%
  • County 98.0%
  • New York 96.6%

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

  • Gowanda 87.9%
  • Cattaraugus County 88.8%
  • State 82.4%

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

  • Here 36.6%
  • County 41.7%
  • State 37.6%

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

  • Gowanda 9.3%
  • Cattaraugus County 11.0%
  • New York 11.8%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.9
  • Cattaraugus County 16.6
  • New York 17.0

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

  • Here 34.8
  • County 28.4
  • New York 26.7

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

  • Here 21.0
  • County 22.3
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 21.2
  • Cattaraugus County 21.0
  • State 21.8

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

  • Gowanda 6.2
  • Cattaraugus County 5.9
  • State 4.7

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

  • Gowanda 18.3
  • Cattaraugus County 19.1
  • State 19.9

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

  • Here 2.5
  • County 7.3
  • State 4.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Gowanda 8.5%
  • County 7.1%
  • New York 9.9%

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

  • Gowanda 56.1
  • County 62.3
  • State 59.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Gowanda 51.6%
  • County 57.3%
  • New York 50.6%

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

  • Here 10.0
  • Cattaraugus County 10.9
  • State 10.3

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

  • Gowanda 8.7
  • Cattaraugus County 9.9
  • New York 8.8

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

  • Here 0.5
  • Cattaraugus County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 87.3%
  • Cattaraugus County 85.0%
  • State 74.6%

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

Ten percent of households in Gowanda 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 (%)

  • Gowanda 9.6%
  • County 9.9%
  • New York 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Cattaraugus County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Cattaraugus County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Gowanda 36.2%
  • County 34.2%
  • New York 29.0%

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

Forty six percent of Gowanda residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Gowanda 46.3%
  • Cattaraugus County 52.6%
  • New York 49.1%

Twenty three percent of Gowanda residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty four 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 seven percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Eighteen percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty two 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Gowanda 23.0%
  • Cattaraugus County 23.7%
  • State 19.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Gowanda 43.9%
  • Cattaraugus County 41.7%
  • State 35.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Gowanda 26.6%
  • Cattaraugus County 26.9%
  • State 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 17.6%
  • County 16.6%
  • State 21.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 42.4%
  • Cattaraugus County 41.9%
  • New York 42.3%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.1
  • County 6.0
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.9
  • Cattaraugus County 2.9
  • New York 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Gowanda 1.3
  • County 1.2
  • New York 1.3

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

Ten percent of Gowanda 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 seven percent are overweight. Seventeen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Thirteen percent of people living in Gowanda have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty two percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Five percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Ten percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twelve percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Gowanda 10.0%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 10.0%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Cattaraugus County 3.0%
  • New York 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Gowanda 4.1%
  • Cattaraugus County 4.4%
  • New York 3.4%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 37.2%
  • Cattaraugus County 35.7%
  • New York 33.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 16.9%
  • Cattaraugus County 19.5%
  • State 19.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Gowanda 13.0%
  • Cattaraugus County 12.7%
  • New York 11.2%

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

  • Here 18.5%
  • County 19.7%
  • New York 19.4%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 31.5%
  • County 29.0%
  • State 23.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Gowanda 4.7%
  • County 4.1%
  • New York 3.6%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Gowanda 4.9%
  • Cattaraugus County 4.0%
  • New York 3.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 2.9%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 2.8%
  • New York 2.0%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Cattaraugus County 4.5%
  • New York 3.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 4.1%
  • New York 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Gowanda 2.7%
  • Cattaraugus County 3.4%
  • State 2.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • Cattaraugus County 8.5%
  • State 7.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Gowanda 3.6%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 3.2%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Gowanda 2.6%
  • Cattaraugus County 2.7%
  • State 2.8%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • County 9.7%
  • State 7.9%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Gowanda were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty one percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty eight percent of women in Gowanda have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Sixteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty four 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 66.8%
  • State 63.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 33.8%
  • County 33.2%
  • New York 36.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • County 99.4%
  • New York 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 60.6%
  • Cattaraugus County 61.6%
  • New York 59.2%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 50.9%
  • County 54.4%
  • State 56.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 27.5%
  • County 25.3%
  • State 20.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 16.0%
  • Cattaraugus County 13.5%
  • New York 10.6%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 72.4%
  • County 76.0%
  • State 71.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Gowanda 7.9%
  • Cattaraugus County 7.9%
  • New York 7.2%

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

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 15.9%
  • New York 17.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Gowanda 24.4%
  • Cattaraugus County 22.0%
  • New York 16.2%

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

People living in Gowanda report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 34 percent of Gowanda residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Gowanda are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.4%
  • County 55.4%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • County 4.6%
  • New York 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 34.5%
  • County 37.1%
  • State 40.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 8.1%

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

People in Gowanda spend $334 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 19 percent of their income. The average family in Gowanda spends $76 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $137 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $23 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Gowanda $334
  • Cattaraugus County $349
  • State $365

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

  • Here 19.2%
  • County 23.5%
  • State 23.3%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $76
  • County $70
  • State $78

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Cattaraugus County 4.5%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Gowanda $137
  • County $127
  • New York $143

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Gowanda 7.4%
  • County 7.1%
  • New York 7.1%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $23
  • County $22
  • State $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Gowanda 1.6%
  • Cattaraugus County 1.3%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Gowanda report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty two percent of Gowanda population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty eight 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 Gowanda had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 76.8%
  • County 77.1%
  • State 79.9%

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

  • Gowanda 78.1%
  • County 76.5%
  • New York 81.1%

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

  • Here 94.2%
  • County 94.0%
  • State 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Gowanda 21.7%
  • County 22.5%
  • State 18.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 48.0%
  • County 48.0%
  • New York 39.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Gowanda 16.1%
  • County 16.6%
  • New York 14.0%

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

Twenty nine percent of Gowanda 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 29.2%
  • Cattaraugus County 27.5%
  • New York 25.5%

Nineteen percent of Gowanda 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 six percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Ten percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Ten percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Nine percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Gowanda 19.0%
  • County 19.8%
  • New York 17.0%

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

  • Here 26.0%
  • Cattaraugus County 27.3%
  • State 22.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Gowanda 9.7%
  • Cattaraugus County 9.9%
  • State 8.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Gowanda 10.4%
  • Cattaraugus County 10.2%
  • State 9.6%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 8.6%
  • State 7.4%

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

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