Health and Nutrition of Ladera Heights, CA Residents

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Fifty three percent of Ladera Heights residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 18 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 two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 53.3%
  • Los Angeles County 48.6%
  • California 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 18.1
  • Los Angeles County 18.8
  • State 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.6
  • County 3.8
  • State 3.7

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

  • Ladera Heights 1.7
  • County 1.9
  • California 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.2
  • California 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Ladera Heights 2.1
  • County 3.2
  • California 3.3

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

The average Ladera 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). Twelve 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). Ladera Heights residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 51 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 four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.5
  • Los Angeles County 1.8
  • California 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • Los Angeles County 15.1%
  • State 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Ladera Heights 19.2%
  • County 19.9%
  • California 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Ladera Heights 51.4%
  • Los Angeles County 47.8%
  • State 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.4
  • County 3.0
  • California 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Ladera Heights 3.8
  • Los Angeles County 3.1
  • California 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.6
  • County 24.3
  • State 23.8

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

The average height of Ladera Heights residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 184 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty two percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Forty one percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.7
  • County 65.8
  • California 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 184.1
  • County 172.4
  • State 174.2

Average BMI

  • Here 29.5
  • Los Angeles County 28.0
  • California 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 42.0%
  • Los Angeles County 33.8%
  • California 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • County 44.3%
  • State 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 40.6%
  • County 35.8%
  • State 35.3%

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

Fifty six percent of Ladera Heights residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 56.3%
  • County 58.7%
  • California 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Ladera Heights 13.3%
  • County 21.8%
  • California 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Ladera Heights 12.7%
  • County 20.2%
  • State 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Ladera Heights 2.1%
  • County 1.6%
  • State 2.0%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • County 8.9%
  • California 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Ladera Heights 58.5%
  • County 46.0%
  • California 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Ladera Heights 4.0%
  • Los Angeles County 2.5%
  • State 2.6%

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

Ladera 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

  • Ladera Heights 1.2
  • Los Angeles County 1.0
  • California 1.1

Eight percent of Ladera 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. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty two percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nine percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Eleven percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • Los Angeles County 10.8%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.7%

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

  • Here 61.3%
  • Los Angeles County 62.1%
  • California 64.0%

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

  • Ladera Heights 22.3%
  • Los Angeles County 21.9%
  • California 23.8%

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

  • Ladera Heights 8.9%
  • County 13.1%
  • California 14.2%

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

  • Here 10.9%
  • County 16.7%
  • California 18.7%

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

  • Ladera Heights 31.8%
  • Los Angeles County 31.8%
  • State 34.5%

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

Eighty five percent of people living in Ladera Heights are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 85.4%
  • Los Angeles County 72.6%
  • California 72.4%

Thirty two percent of people living in Ladera Heights have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Thirty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Fifty seven percent of people in Ladera Heights 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 31.6%
  • Los Angeles County 16.9%
  • California 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Ladera Heights 31.9%
  • Los Angeles County 20.1%
  • California 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 57.3%
  • County 38.0%
  • State 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 22.5%
  • County 15.0%
  • State 16.3%

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

Twenty eight percent of people living in Ladera Heights use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 28.3%
  • County 33.9%
  • California 34.3%

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

Twenty three percent of Ladera Heights residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty three 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 five percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Sixteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Fourteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Nine 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. Three 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 23.3%
  • Los Angeles County 26.9%
  • California 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 22.8%
  • Los Angeles County 27.2%
  • California 27.1%

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

  • Ladera Heights 37.5%
  • County 40.6%
  • California 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 45.3%
  • County 51.2%
  • California 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Ladera Heights 24.6%
  • Los Angeles County 28.6%
  • State 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Ladera Heights 15.9%
  • Los Angeles County 20.7%
  • California 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 14.4%
  • Los Angeles County 20.1%
  • State 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Ladera Heights 8.9%
  • County 15.3%
  • State 14.8%

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

  • Ladera Heights 3.1%
  • County 4.5%
  • California 4.4%

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

Ladera Heights residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Ladera Heights 2.2
  • Los Angeles County 1.5
  • California 1.7

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

Seventy three percent of people living in Ladera Heights have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.4 days per month on average. They have 4.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 12 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Ladera Heights 72.9%
  • County 78.2%
  • State 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Ladera Heights 4.4
  • Los Angeles County 4.3
  • California 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Ladera Heights 4.0
  • Los Angeles County 5.3
  • California 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Ladera Heights 12.2
  • County 18.8
  • California 20.4

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

Ninety seven percent of Ladera Heights residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Ladera Heights have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety six percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Ladera 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 20 women. People living here were on average 24 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on two women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.9 men on average. They have had 1.0 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Ladera Heights were 20 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. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Ladera Heights has vaginal or anal sex 42 times a year. Forty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Ladera Heights 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.2 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Ladera Heights 97.2%
  • Los Angeles County 97.0%
  • California 96.9%

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

  • Here 96.1%
  • Los Angeles County 92.2%
  • California 92.8%

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

  • Here 81.6%
  • County 82.6%
  • California 83.7%

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

  • Here 41.0%
  • County 48.3%
  • State 48.3%

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

  • Ladera Heights 6.3%
  • County 7.5%
  • State 6.8%

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

  • Here 95.9%
  • County 95.9%
  • State 96.0%

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

  • Here 77.2%
  • Los Angeles County 82.2%
  • State 82.7%

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

  • Ladera Heights 33.0%
  • County 38.8%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • Here 9.5%
  • County 12.7%
  • California 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Ladera Heights 17.3
  • Los Angeles County 17.2
  • State 17.1

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

  • Here 27.4
  • Los Angeles County 25.1
  • State 25.6

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

  • Here 20.2
  • County 20.5
  • State 20.9

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

  • Here 23.8
  • Los Angeles County 21.4
  • California 21.3

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

  • Ladera Heights 2.5
  • Los Angeles County 4.7
  • California 5.0

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

  • Ladera Heights 1.9
  • Los Angeles County 1.5
  • State 1.8

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

  • Ladera Heights 1.0
  • County 0.8
  • State 1.0

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

  • Here 20.2
  • County 19.9
  • State 20.0

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

  • Ladera Heights 2.9
  • Los Angeles County 2.8
  • California 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • Los Angeles County 10.1%
  • California 9.6%

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

  • Ladera Heights 41.9
  • County 62.3
  • State 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Ladera Heights 48.7%
  • Los Angeles County 47.0%
  • California 49.2%

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

  • Ladera Heights 8.9
  • County 8.8
  • California 9.4

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

  • Here 7.5
  • County 7.7
  • State 8.3

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

  • Here 0.2
  • Los Angeles County 0.6
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 72.0%
  • County 64.1%
  • California 68.4%

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

Fourteen percent of households in Ladera Heights use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Five percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Ladera Heights 4.6%
  • County 4.7%
  • California 4.6%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Ladera Heights 6.6
  • County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Ladera Heights 26.4%
  • Los Angeles County 25.2%
  • State 26.9%

Forty three percent of Ladera Heights residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Ladera Heights 42.9%
  • Los Angeles County 46.2%
  • California 47.9%

Eleven percent of Ladera 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 two 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. Twenty eight 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 eight 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 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • County 17.7%
  • California 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Ladera Heights 32.2%
  • County 32.1%
  • State 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 28.4%
  • County 33.8%
  • California 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 27.6%
  • County 23.6%
  • State 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Ladera Heights 48.1%
  • Los Angeles County 42.5%
  • State 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.6
  • County 6.0
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Ladera Heights 2.8
  • Los Angeles County 2.5
  • California 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Ladera Heights 1.4
  • Los Angeles County 1.4
  • California 1.4

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

Eight percent of Ladera Heights residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Five 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. Thirty eight percent are overweight. Fourteen 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. Fifteen percent of people living in Ladera Heights have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty six percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three 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. One percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two 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 (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • Los Angeles County 8.5%
  • State 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Ladera Heights 5.3%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Los Angeles County 2.8%
  • State 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Ladera Heights 38.5%
  • Los Angeles County 30.7%
  • State 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Ladera Heights 13.8%
  • Los Angeles County 19.3%
  • California 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • Los Angeles County 9.4%
  • California 9.9%

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

  • Here 17.6%
  • Los Angeles County 20.2%
  • California 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Ladera Heights 26.5%
  • Los Angeles County 18.7%
  • State 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Ladera Heights 4.6%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Los Angeles County 2.0%
  • California 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Los Angeles County 1.5%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Ladera Heights 3.3%
  • County 2.5%
  • California 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Ladera Heights 4.4%
  • Los Angeles County 2.7%
  • California 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 1.6%
  • California 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 6.0%
  • State 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Los Angeles County 2.1%
  • California 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • Los Angeles County 2.9%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 5.5%
  • State 6.4%

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

Sixty one percent of births in Ladera Heights were vaginal deliveries. Thirty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty four percent of women in Ladera Heights 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). Seventy five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Ladera Heights 60.6%
  • County 62.8%
  • California 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Ladera Heights 39.4%
  • County 37.2%
  • California 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.0%
  • County 99.2%
  • California 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Ladera Heights 55.9%
  • County 58.0%
  • California 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 53.7%
  • Los Angeles County 63.7%
  • California 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 23.9%
  • County 14.3%
  • California 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • Los Angeles County 7.5%
  • California 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 75.5%
  • Los Angeles County 66.4%
  • California 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Ladera Heights 5.3%
  • Los Angeles County 5.8%
  • State 6.3%

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

  • Ladera Heights 13.2%
  • County 18.9%
  • California 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 18.8%
  • County 11.9%
  • State 13.8%

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

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

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 57.8%
  • Los Angeles County 55.8%
  • California 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.8%
  • California 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Ladera Heights 49.9%
  • Los Angeles County 40.2%
  • California 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • Los Angeles County 7.2%
  • California 7.5%

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

People in Ladera Heights spend $348 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 18 percent of their income. The average family in Ladera Heights spends $92 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $143 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $28 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Ladera Heights $348
  • Los Angeles County $374
  • California $372

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

  • Here 18.4%
  • Los Angeles County 22.2%
  • State 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $92
  • Los Angeles County $89
  • State $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Ladera Heights 4.3%
  • County 4.5%
  • California 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $143
  • Los Angeles County $153
  • State $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • Los Angeles County 8.1%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Ladera Heights $28
  • County $30
  • State $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 0.9%
  • Los Angeles County 1.1%
  • California 1.1%

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People living in Ladera Heights report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 percent. Eighty eight percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety seven percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fifteen percent of Ladera Heights population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Twenty 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. Eleven percent of people in Ladera Heights had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Ladera Heights 82.4%
  • County 81.5%
  • California 80.6%

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

  • Ladera Heights 88.4%
  • County 84.5%
  • California 82.6%

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

  • Here 97.4%
  • Los Angeles County 95.9%
  • State 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 14.9%
  • Los Angeles County 15.7%
  • California 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Ladera Heights 27.4%
  • County 35.5%
  • State 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 12.1%
  • State 13.3%

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Twenty nine percent of Ladera 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 (%)

  • Ladera Heights 28.6%
  • Los Angeles County 22.7%
  • California 23.4%

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Thirteen percent of Ladera 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. Nineteen 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. Six 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 13.5%
  • Los Angeles County 13.7%
  • State 15.3%

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

  • Ladera Heights 19.3%
  • Los Angeles County 18.4%
  • California 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • Los Angeles County 6.5%
  • State 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 9.0%
  • California 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Ladera Heights 9.5%
  • County 5.5%
  • California 6.1%

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

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