Health and Nutrition of Milton, IN Residents

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Forty nine percent of Milton residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of five meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Milton 49.4%
  • County 48.0%
  • State 48.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.7
  • Wayne County 22.4
  • Indiana 21.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.6
  • County 3.3
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 2.3
  • Wayne County 1.8
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Milton 2.1
  • Wayne County 1.6
  • Indiana 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Milton 3.6
  • Wayne County 3.8
  • Indiana 3.8

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

The average Milton 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). Fifteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Milton residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 46 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 two 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

  • Here 2.1
  • Wayne County 2.2
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Milton 15.3%
  • Wayne County 18.1%
  • Indiana 17.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • Wayne County 22.2%
  • State 22.1%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Milton 46.5%
  • Wayne County 43.3%
  • Indiana 44.9%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.4
  • Wayne County 2.5
  • Indiana 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Milton 2.7
  • Wayne County 2.8
  • Indiana 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Milton 24.5
  • Wayne County 21.0
  • Indiana 22.3

The average height of Milton residents 16 years and older is 70 inches. The average weight is 202 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Twenty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Milton 70.1
  • County 66.8
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 201.6
  • Wayne County 180.3
  • Indiana 181.0

Average BMI

  • Here 28.7
  • Wayne County 28.7
  • State 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Milton 39.0%
  • County 38.2%
  • Indiana 37.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Milton 52.4%
  • Wayne County 50.8%
  • Indiana 49.9%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Milton 28.7%
  • Wayne County 32.6%
  • State 34.5%

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

Seventy three percent of Milton residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty two percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirty percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Four percent have ever used heroin. Eighteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 72.9%
  • Wayne County 67.1%
  • State 65.4%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 31.9%
  • Wayne County 26.0%
  • Indiana 25.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Milton 30.2%
  • County 22.9%
  • State 22.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Milton 4.2%
  • Wayne County 3.6%
  • State 3.4%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Milton 17.7%
  • County 14.3%
  • State 13.8%

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

Nine percent of people living in Milton have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty four 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 (%)

  • Milton 8.7%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 44.5%
  • Wayne County 47.0%
  • Indiana 46.2%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Wayne County 3.4%
  • State 3.2%

Milton 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

  • Milton 0.9
  • County 1.2
  • Indiana 1.1

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

Eleven percent of Milton 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. Three 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 one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twenty six percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Thirty percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • Wayne County 12.4%
  • State 11.8%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Wayne County 6.4%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Milton 73.0%
  • County 70.5%
  • Indiana 69.0%

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

  • Milton 30.9%
  • County 28.9%
  • Indiana 29.1%

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

  • Here 26.1%
  • Wayne County 16.1%
  • State 16.5%

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

  • Milton 29.8%
  • County 23.3%
  • Indiana 22.8%

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

  • Here 40.9%
  • Wayne County 41.5%
  • State 42.1%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 71.9%
  • County 73.5%
  • Indiana 73.5%

Twenty percent of people living in Milton have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty six percent of people in Milton frequently check their blood cholesterol. Seventeen 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 (%)

  • Milton 20.2%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 22.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • Wayne County 26.9%
  • State 25.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 35.5%
  • County 42.9%
  • Indiana 41.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 17.1%
  • Wayne County 21.9%
  • State 19.2%

Thirty six percent of people living in Milton use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Milton 35.9%
  • Wayne County 32.6%
  • Indiana 34.2%

Twenty four percent of Milton residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty four percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty nine percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty three percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty four 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. Eleven 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 (%)

  • Milton 24.5%
  • County 27.0%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Milton 23.9%
  • Wayne County 28.5%
  • Indiana 27.8%

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

  • Milton 43.5%
  • Wayne County 42.9%
  • Indiana 42.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 49.0%
  • Wayne County 52.2%
  • Indiana 51.9%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Milton 23.5%
  • County 29.2%
  • State 28.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Milton 23.8%
  • County 23.0%
  • State 21.7%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • Wayne County 19.8%
  • Indiana 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Milton 10.9%
  • Wayne County 15.4%
  • Indiana 14.5%

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

  • Here 3.7%
  • Wayne County 4.8%
  • State 4.5%

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

Milton residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.8
  • Wayne County 2.4
  • State 2.1

Ninety one percent of people living in Milton have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Six percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 7.5 days per month on average. They have 8.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 39 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Milton 90.7%
  • County 79.8%
  • State 80.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • Wayne County 11.0%
  • Indiana 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 7.5
  • County 4.8
  • State 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Milton 8.9
  • County 5.8
  • Indiana 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 38.6
  • Wayne County 25.5
  • Indiana 24.7

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

Ninety six percent of Milton 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 one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Milton 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 percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty four percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Milton 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 31 women. He has vaginal sex with 20 women. People living here were on average 18 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on 12 women. People in Milton were 17 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Milton has vaginal or anal sex 53 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Milton 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.0%
  • Wayne County 97.2%
  • Indiana 97.3%

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

  • Milton 94.9%
  • Wayne County 94.8%
  • State 94.4%

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

  • Here 90.5%
  • County 87.6%
  • State 87.3%

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

  • Milton 51.8%
  • Wayne County 49.5%
  • Indiana 49.5%

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

  • Milton 6.6%
  • Wayne County 5.6%
  • Indiana 5.8%

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

  • Here 96.5%
  • Wayne County 97.3%
  • Indiana 97.4%

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

  • Here 69.7%
  • Wayne County 83.0%
  • Indiana 85.4%

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

  • Milton 44.3%
  • County 39.0%
  • State 39.8%

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

  • Milton 12.7%
  • County 12.9%
  • Indiana 12.3%

Average age people first had sex

  • Milton 16.7
  • County 16.5
  • Indiana 16.6

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

  • Milton 31.0
  • Wayne County 27.8
  • State 26.8

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

  • Milton 20.1
  • County 21.7
  • State 21.7

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

  • Here 18.3
  • Wayne County 21.4
  • Indiana 21.3

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

  • Here 12.3
  • Wayne County 5.4
  • State 5.4

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

  • Here 17.2
  • County 20.2
  • State 19.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Milton 9.6%
  • Wayne County 8.5%
  • Indiana 8.8%

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

  • Here 52.7
  • Wayne County 62.4
  • Indiana 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 53.2%
  • Wayne County 55.5%
  • State 55.8%

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

  • Milton 8.4
  • Wayne County 12.6
  • Indiana 11.8

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

  • Here 8.3
  • Wayne County 11.1
  • State 10.4

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 89.3%
  • County 83.8%
  • Indiana 82.5%

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

Ten percent of households in Milton 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 10.3%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 10.2%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Milton 4.7%
  • Wayne County 4.4%
  • Indiana 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Wayne County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Milton 32.7%
  • Wayne County 33.7%
  • State 32.1%

Fifty two percent of Milton residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Milton 51.6%
  • Wayne County 54.7%
  • Indiana 54.2%

Thirty four percent of Milton 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. Fifty seven 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 five percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty four 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 five 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 34.5%
  • County 21.8%
  • Indiana 22.7%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Milton 57.1%
  • Wayne County 36.8%
  • State 38.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Milton 34.8%
  • Wayne County 28.9%
  • Indiana 29.7%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 23.9%
  • County 15.1%
  • Indiana 18.3%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 44.8%
  • Wayne County 39.9%
  • State 41.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.2
  • County 6.0
  • Indiana 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.7
  • County 3.0
  • Indiana 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Milton 1.5
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Seven percent of Milton residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. One 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 two percent are overweight. Sixteen 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. Nine percent of people living in Milton have ever received a blood transfusion. Sixteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty two 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. Two percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Four percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Nine percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • County 12.3%
  • Indiana 11.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Milton 1.3%
  • Wayne County 3.8%
  • Indiana 3.4%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Milton 4.4%
  • Wayne County 3.8%
  • Indiana 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Milton 32.0%
  • County 33.9%
  • State 33.8%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Milton 15.9%
  • Wayne County 25.3%
  • State 21.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Milton 8.9%
  • Wayne County 13.4%
  • Indiana 11.8%

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

  • Milton 15.7%
  • County 21.2%
  • State 19.4%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 21.6%
  • Wayne County 29.2%
  • State 26.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Milton 4.8%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Milton 3.2%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 3.2%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Milton 2.1%
  • Wayne County 2.6%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Wayne County 4.7%
  • State 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • Wayne County 4.9%
  • Indiana 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Wayne County 4.3%
  • Indiana 3.5%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Milton 4.4%
  • Wayne County 8.1%
  • Indiana 7.6%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Milton 2.0%
  • Wayne County 4.8%
  • Indiana 4.1%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 8.8%
  • County 10.0%
  • Indiana 8.8%

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

Seventy one percent of births in Milton were vaginal deliveries. Twenty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Twelve percent of women in Milton have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Sixty eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Fifteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eleven 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 71.3%
  • County 69.1%
  • Indiana 65.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 28.7%
  • Wayne County 30.9%
  • State 34.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Milton 99.2%
  • Wayne County 99.5%
  • Indiana 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 61.2%
  • Wayne County 62.0%
  • Indiana 60.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Milton 58.2%
  • County 48.7%
  • Indiana 53.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Milton 12.3%
  • County 25.2%
  • State 22.6%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Milton 68.0%
  • County 72.0%
  • State 74.8%

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

  • Here 15.0%
  • Wayne County 15.0%
  • State 16.6%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 19.1%
  • State 18.2%

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

People living in Milton report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Nine percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Milton residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Twelve percent of people living in Milton are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Milton 58.1%
  • Wayne County 53.8%
  • Indiana 55.3%

Blood donors (%)

  • Milton 8.7%
  • Wayne County 3.7%
  • State 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 39.5%
  • County 38.1%
  • Indiana 39.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 8.2%
  • State 8.5%

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

People in Milton spend $318 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 17 percent of their income. The average family in Milton spends $77 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $146 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is 10 percent of their income. They also spend $28 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is three percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $318
  • County $355
  • Indiana $358

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

  • Milton 17.3%
  • County 25.9%
  • Indiana 24.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $77
  • County $63
  • Indiana $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Wayne County 4.0%
  • Indiana 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Milton $146
  • County $123
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 6.8%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $28
  • Wayne County $21
  • Indiana $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Milton 3.0%
  • County 1.2%
  • Indiana 1.3%

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

People living in Milton 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 three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty four percent of Milton population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Seventy one 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. Twenty seven percent of people in Milton had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Milton 76.8%
  • Wayne County 76.8%
  • State 78.4%

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

  • Milton 77.8%
  • Wayne County 75.4%
  • Indiana 77.3%

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

  • Milton 92.9%
  • Wayne County 93.8%
  • Indiana 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • County 23.4%
  • Indiana 21.0%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Milton 71.4%
  • Wayne County 45.8%
  • Indiana 45.0%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Milton 27.3%
  • Wayne County 16.1%
  • State 16.1%

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

Twenty four percent of Milton 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 (%)

  • Milton 23.9%
  • County 27.0%
  • Indiana 25.8%

Nineteen percent of Milton 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 five percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Five percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Ten percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Six 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 (%)

  • Milton 19.3%
  • County 23.2%
  • Indiana 19.6%

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

  • Here 24.7%
  • Wayne County 29.6%
  • State 25.9%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • Wayne County 11.5%
  • Indiana 9.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • County 12.2%
  • State 10.4%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Milton 6.4%
  • County 9.6%
  • Indiana 8.0%

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

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