Health and Nutrition of Kiryas Joel, NY Residents

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Forty five percent of Kiryas Joel 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 five frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 44.7%
  • Orange County 49.4%
  • State 49.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Kiryas Joel 22.4
  • Orange County 20.8
  • State 20.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Kiryas Joel 3.9
  • County 3.7
  • New York 3.6

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

  • Kiryas Joel 2.3
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Kiryas Joel 2.0
  • County 1.9
  • New York 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Kiryas Joel 5.2
  • County 3.5
  • New York 3.3

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

The average Kiryas Joel 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). Twenty two percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty five percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Kiryas Joel residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 40 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 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Kiryas Joel 2.1
  • Orange County 1.9
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 21.8%
  • Orange County 15.6%
  • State 15.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 24.6%
  • Orange County 21.2%
  • State 20.5%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 39.6%
  • Orange County 47.4%
  • New York 47.0%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.6
  • Orange County 2.9
  • New York 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Kiryas Joel 2.7
  • County 2.8
  • New York 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.8
  • County 23.5
  • State 23.2

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

The average height of Kiryas Joel residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 183 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 seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.2
  • Orange County 66.8
  • State 66.4

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 182.5
  • County 180.8
  • New York 177.7

Average BMI

  • Kiryas Joel 28.8
  • County 28.8
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 37.8%
  • County 37.7%
  • New York 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 49.6%
  • Orange County 49.4%
  • State 48.0%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 37.0%
  • Orange County 36.3%
  • New York 35.5%

Sixty nine percent of Kiryas Joel residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty seven percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty five percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Four percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 68.7%
  • Orange County 63.7%
  • New York 61.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 27.5%
  • Orange County 24.2%
  • State 22.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 24.5%
  • Orange County 22.2%
  • State 20.1%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 3.6%
  • County 2.9%
  • New York 2.6%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 14.1%
  • County 13.3%
  • State 11.6%

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

Six percent of people living in Kiryas Joel have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Thirty eight 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 (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • Orange County 9.2%
  • New York 10.1%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 38.1%
  • Orange County 46.8%
  • New York 47.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 2.0%
  • Orange County 2.9%
  • State 3.0%

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

Kiryas Joel 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 0.9
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.1

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

Thirteen percent of Kiryas Joel 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 percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty seven percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty seven 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 13.2%
  • Orange County 11.2%
  • New York 11.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 4.6%
  • Orange County 5.1%
  • New York 5.3%

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

  • Here 70.4%
  • County 67.6%
  • New York 65.6%

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

  • Here 26.8%
  • Orange County 28.5%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 17.7%
  • County 16.7%
  • New York 14.5%

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

  • Kiryas Joel 27.4%
  • Orange County 21.9%
  • State 19.3%

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

  • Here 47.6%
  • Orange County 41.5%
  • State 37.7%

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

Sixty five percent of people living in Kiryas Joel are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 65.0%
  • Orange County 74.0%
  • New York 74.6%

Eleven percent of people living in Kiryas Joel have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Twenty three percent of people in Kiryas Joel frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eight 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 10.7%
  • County 21.0%
  • New York 22.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 20.2%
  • Orange County 23.5%
  • State 23.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • County 40.9%
  • State 42.3%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 8.3%
  • County 17.4%
  • State 18.4%

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

Thirty one percent of people living in Kiryas Joel use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 31.3%
  • County 37.1%
  • State 34.0%

Twenty five percent of Kiryas Joel residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty nine percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty five percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty four percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty three 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 three percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 25.1%
  • Orange County 26.0%
  • State 26.2%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 29.4%
  • County 26.9%
  • State 27.0%

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

  • Here 45.5%
  • County 42.1%
  • New York 40.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 53.9%
  • Orange County 51.6%
  • New York 51.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 32.6%
  • Orange County 27.4%
  • State 27.9%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 22.2%
  • Orange County 21.3%
  • New York 20.8%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 22.6%
  • County 19.5%
  • State 19.1%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 18.0%
  • Orange County 13.4%
  • New York 14.1%

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

  • Kiryas Joel 4.3%
  • County 4.3%
  • New York 4.4%

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

Kiryas Joel residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Kiryas Joel 1.3
  • County 2.0
  • State 2.0

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

Seventy nine percent of people living in Kiryas Joel have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fourteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.0 days per month on average. They have 5.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 26 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 78.8%
  • County 81.1%
  • New York 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 13.6%
  • Orange County 10.0%
  • New York 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.0
  • Orange County 5.1
  • State 4.7

Average drinks/week

  • Kiryas Joel 5.8
  • County 5.7
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 26.4
  • Orange County 23.6
  • New York 21.4

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

Ninety six percent of Kiryas Joel residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety one percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Kiryas Joel 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. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty seven percent have ever had anal sex. Eighteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Kiryas Joel were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 19 women. He has vaginal sex with 18 women. People living here were on average 19 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 0.9 men on average. They have had 0.5 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Kiryas Joel were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Thirteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Kiryas Joel has vaginal or anal sex 90 times a year. Sixty percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Kiryas Joel 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 14 men on average. They have had 14 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.9 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 95.9%
  • County 97.4%
  • State 97.0%

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

  • Kiryas Joel 90.7%
  • County 94.4%
  • New York 93.8%

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

  • Here 86.9%
  • Orange County 87.6%
  • State 84.5%

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

  • Kiryas Joel 52.9%
  • County 49.7%
  • State 47.0%

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

  • Kiryas Joel 6.1%
  • Orange County 6.3%
  • State 6.2%

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

  • Here 98.1%
  • County 97.5%
  • New York 96.6%

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

  • Here 91.4%
  • County 86.8%
  • New York 82.4%

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

  • Kiryas Joel 46.5%
  • Orange County 40.2%
  • State 37.6%

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

  • Kiryas Joel 18.1%
  • County 11.2%
  • New York 11.8%

Average age people first had sex

  • Kiryas Joel 16.1
  • County 16.8
  • New York 17.0

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

  • Kiryas Joel 19.5
  • County 27.8
  • State 26.7

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

  • Kiryas Joel 17.6
  • County 22.5
  • New York 21.2

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

  • Kiryas Joel 19.4
  • County 21.4
  • State 21.8

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

  • Here 5.1
  • County 5.6
  • New York 4.7

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

  • Here 0.9
  • County 2.3
  • State 2.3

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

  • Kiryas Joel 0.5
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.3

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

  • Kiryas Joel 17.8
  • Orange County 19.5
  • State 19.9

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

  • Here 4.4
  • Orange County 4.5
  • New York 4.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 8.3%
  • New York 9.9%

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

  • Kiryas Joel 89.9
  • Orange County 62.3
  • New York 59.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 60.3%
  • County 55.7%
  • New York 50.6%

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

  • Here 14.4
  • Orange County 10.6
  • New York 10.3

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

  • Kiryas Joel 13.5
  • County 9.5
  • New York 8.8

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

  • Here 0.9
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 85.8%
  • County 79.2%
  • State 74.6%

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

Nine percent of households in Kiryas Joel use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Three percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 9.4%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 4.4%
  • New York 4.4%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Kiryas Joel 6.7
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 34.0%
  • County 30.8%
  • New York 29.0%

Sixty nine percent of Kiryas Joel residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 69.2%
  • County 50.5%
  • State 49.1%

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

Twenty eight percent of Kiryas Joel 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 five percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty three 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 seven percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 28.5%
  • County 22.4%
  • State 19.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 44.8%
  • Orange County 39.0%
  • New York 35.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 32.1%
  • Orange County 30.1%
  • State 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 23.3%
  • County 21.4%
  • New York 21.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 47.3%
  • Orange County 44.1%
  • New York 42.3%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Kiryas Joel 5.5
  • Orange County 6.1
  • New York 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.9
  • Orange County 2.7
  • New York 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.5
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.3

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

Fourteen percent of Kiryas Joel 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". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Twenty eight percent are overweight. Twenty two 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 Kiryas Joel have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Sixteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. One percent have congestive heart failure. One percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. One 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. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Five percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 10.0%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 3.2%
  • New York 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Orange County 3.8%
  • New York 3.4%

People with overweight (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 28.0%
  • County 34.5%
  • New York 33.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 22.3%
  • Orange County 18.5%
  • New York 19.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 7.9%
  • County 10.6%
  • New York 11.2%

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

  • Kiryas Joel 17.6%
  • County 18.4%
  • New York 19.4%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 15.8%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 23.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.6%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 1.4%
  • County 2.9%
  • New York 3.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.9%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 0.9%
  • County 2.0%
  • New York 2.0%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • County 2.6%
  • New York 2.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 7.3%
  • State 7.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 3.5%
  • Orange County 3.3%
  • New York 3.2%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • Orange County 2.8%
  • State 2.8%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 4.6%
  • County 8.2%
  • New York 7.9%

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

Seventy percent of births in Kiryas Joel were vaginal deliveries. Thirty percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty five percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirteen percent of women in Kiryas Joel have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eleven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty two percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Ten 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 70.4%
  • County 62.8%
  • New York 63.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 29.6%
  • Orange County 37.2%
  • State 36.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • County 99.3%
  • New York 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 65.3%
  • County 59.1%
  • New York 59.2%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 52.5%
  • County 59.0%
  • State 56.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 20.8%
  • New York 20.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 7.2%
  • Orange County 11.2%
  • New York 10.6%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 76.1%
  • Orange County 76.4%
  • State 71.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 10.9%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 7.2%

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

  • Here 22.1%
  • County 16.9%
  • New York 17.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 10.5%
  • Orange County 17.7%
  • New York 16.2%

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

People living in Kiryas Joel report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Kiryas Joel residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Kiryas Joel are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 55.5%
  • Orange County 56.7%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 5.1%
  • State 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 39.3%
  • Orange County 41.2%
  • New York 40.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • County 8.6%
  • New York 8.1%

People in Kiryas Joel spend $356 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 29 percent of their income. The average family in Kiryas Joel spends $79 on food at other stores monthly. This is six percent of their income. They spend $125 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is nine percent of their income. They also spend $24 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Kiryas Joel $356
  • Orange County $364
  • New York $365

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

  • Here 29.4%
  • Orange County 22.7%
  • State 23.3%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $79
  • Orange County $77
  • State $78

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • Orange County 4.4%
  • New York 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Kiryas Joel $125
  • County $146
  • State $143

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 8.9%
  • Orange County 7.3%
  • New York 7.1%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Kiryas Joel $24
  • County $27
  • New York $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • County 1.3%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Kiryas Joel report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 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 five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of Kiryas Joel population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty nine 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. Nineteen percent of people in Kiryas Joel had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 81.2%
  • County 79.7%
  • State 79.9%

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

  • Kiryas Joel 77.6%
  • County 79.7%
  • New York 81.1%

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

  • Here 95.0%
  • County 95.1%
  • State 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 18.4%
  • County 19.2%
  • New York 18.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 48.6%
  • County 43.1%
  • State 39.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 18.6%
  • County 15.7%
  • State 14.0%

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

Eighteen percent of Kiryas Joel 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 18.4%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 25.5%

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

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 15.6%
  • County 16.9%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Here 21.6%
  • Orange County 22.8%
  • New York 22.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 7.4%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 8.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Kiryas Joel 9.4%
  • County 9.0%
  • New York 9.6%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Orange County 6.8%
  • State 7.4%

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

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