Health and Nutrition of Nags Head, NC Residents

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Fifty two percent of Nags Head 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 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Nags Head 52.4%
  • Dare County 49.6%
  • State 48.1%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Nags Head 21.5
  • Dare County 21.8
  • North Carolina 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.6
  • Dare County 3.5
  • State 3.6

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Nags Head 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.5
  • Dare County 3.8
  • State 3.7

The average Nags Head 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). Thirteen 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). Nags Head residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 50 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

  • Here 1.8
  • County 2.0
  • North Carolina 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • Dare County 16.5%
  • State 17.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.0%
  • County 22.1%
  • State 21.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Nags Head 50.2%
  • County 46.1%
  • North Carolina 44.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Nags Head 3.0
  • County 2.7
  • North Carolina 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Nags Head 2.7
  • Dare County 2.7
  • North Carolina 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 22.5
  • Dare County 21.7
  • State 22.5

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

The average height of Nags Head residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 181 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty four percent of people living here are obese. Forty seven percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.3
  • Dare County 67.2
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 180.7
  • Dare County 181.1
  • State 181.5

Average BMI

  • Here 28.4
  • Dare County 28.6
  • North Carolina 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Nags Head 34.3%
  • County 36.5%
  • State 38.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Nags Head 46.7%
  • Dare County 49.1%
  • North Carolina 50.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Nags Head 36.5%
  • County 34.3%
  • North Carolina 34.0%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Nags Head 65.7%
  • Dare County 66.6%
  • North Carolina 64.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Nags Head 23.2%
  • County 25.3%
  • North Carolina 23.5%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 21.7%
  • Dare County 22.9%
  • State 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Nags Head 2.9%
  • County 3.4%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 14.1%
  • North Carolina 12.5%

Nine percent of people living in Nags Head have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty 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 9.3%
  • Dare County 10.5%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Dare County 48.3%
  • North Carolina 46.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Nags Head 3.0%
  • Dare County 3.3%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

Nags Head 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 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 11.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 6.6%
  • North Carolina 6.1%

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

  • Nags Head 70.0%
  • Dare County 69.7%
  • State 66.6%

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

  • Nags Head 33.1%
  • County 30.5%
  • North Carolina 26.3%

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

  • Here 18.3%
  • Dare County 17.5%
  • State 15.1%

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

  • Here 24.3%
  • Dare County 24.5%
  • North Carolina 21.1%

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

  • Nags Head 42.8%
  • County 42.7%
  • State 39.5%

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

Seventy nine percent of people living in Nags Head are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Nags Head 79.3%
  • County 75.3%
  • State 73.4%

Twenty five percent of people living in Nags Head have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty eight percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty eight percent of people in Nags Head frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty one 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 24.8%
  • County 24.8%
  • State 23.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Nags Head 27.6%
  • County 26.6%
  • State 24.8%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Nags Head 47.7%
  • Dare County 44.6%
  • North Carolina 41.7%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 21.2%
  • Dare County 21.6%
  • North Carolina 18.9%

Forty three percent of people living in Nags Head use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Nags Head 43.1%
  • Dare County 36.8%
  • State 30.6%

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

Twenty five percent of Nags Head residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty five percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty two percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty four percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Nineteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Eighteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twelve 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 24.9%
  • Dare County 26.2%
  • North Carolina 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 24.8%
  • Dare County 26.8%
  • State 27.2%

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

  • Here 41.5%
  • County 42.5%
  • North Carolina 41.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Nags Head 49.9%
  • County 51.2%
  • State 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 23.8%
  • County 26.9%
  • State 28.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Dare County 21.2%
  • North Carolina 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • Dare County 18.8%
  • State 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Nags Head 11.6%
  • Dare County 13.5%
  • North Carolina 14.4%

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

  • Here 3.8%
  • Dare County 4.2%
  • North Carolina 4.4%

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

Nags Head residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Nags Head 2.3
  • Dare County 2.3
  • State 2.1

Eighty four percent of people living in Nags Head have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eight percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.8 days per month on average. They have 5.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 21 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 84.2%
  • Dare County 82.9%
  • State 79.4%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Nags Head 7.8%
  • County 8.6%
  • North Carolina 10.8%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Nags Head 5.8
  • Dare County 5.3
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.5
  • County 5.8
  • North Carolina 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 21.5
  • County 24.5
  • North Carolina 24.4

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

Ninety eight percent of Nags Head residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty six percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Nags Head 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 two percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Nags Head 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 24 women. He has vaginal sex with 20 women. People living here were on average 22 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 4.9 men on average. They have had 2.7 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Nags Head were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on seven men in their lifetime. Five percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Nags Head has vaginal or anal sex 55 times a year. Fifty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Nags Head 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 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 98.0%
  • County 97.8%
  • North Carolina 97.4%

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

  • Nags Head 95.2%
  • County 94.9%
  • North Carolina 94.1%

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

  • Here 88.4%
  • County 88.1%
  • State 85.3%

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

  • Here 46.4%
  • County 48.4%
  • North Carolina 48.1%

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

  • Nags Head 6.3%
  • County 5.7%
  • North Carolina 5.5%

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

  • Nags Head 98.2%
  • County 97.8%
  • North Carolina 97.2%

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

  • Here 90.8%
  • Dare County 87.0%
  • North Carolina 82.5%

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

  • Here 42.2%
  • Dare County 40.8%
  • North Carolina 38.4%

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

  • Nags Head 9.7%
  • Dare County 10.9%
  • State 12.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.0
  • County 16.7
  • State 16.6

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

  • Nags Head 24.4
  • Dare County 26.8
  • State 28.0

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

  • Nags Head 19.5
  • County 21.2
  • North Carolina 22.3

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

  • Nags Head 21.9
  • Dare County 21.6
  • North Carolina 21.6

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

  • Here 5.0
  • County 5.4
  • North Carolina 5.0

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

  • Nags Head 4.9
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.1

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

  • Nags Head 2.7
  • County 1.6
  • State 1.2

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

  • Here 20.5
  • Dare County 21.0
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 6.6
  • County 5.4
  • North Carolina 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 6.8%
  • North Carolina 10.6%

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

  • Here 54.7
  • County 58.3
  • North Carolina 61.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Nags Head 57.2%
  • County 56.3%
  • State 53.0%

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

  • Here 9.8
  • Dare County 11.6
  • North Carolina 11.8

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

  • Here 8.7
  • Dare County 10.3
  • State 10.1

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

  • Nags Head 0.4
  • Dare County 0.5
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Nags Head 84.9%
  • County 83.7%
  • North Carolina 79.2%

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

Ten percent of households in Nags Head 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 9.6%
  • County 10.2%
  • North Carolina 10.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Nags Head 4.9%
  • Dare County 4.6%
  • State 4.2%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Nags Head 6.9
  • Dare County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 31.7%
  • Dare County 33.0%
  • State 30.3%

Forty four percent of Nags Head residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Nags Head 44.3%
  • Dare County 51.0%
  • North Carolina 54.8%

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

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

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Nags Head 20.8%
  • Dare County 22.0%
  • North Carolina 21.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 37.0%
  • Dare County 37.0%
  • North Carolina 36.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Nags Head 29.1%
  • County 29.8%
  • North Carolina 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • Dare County 17.6%
  • State 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 45.8%
  • County 41.9%
  • State 40.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Nags Head 6.4
  • County 6.2
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.8
  • North Carolina 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • Dare County 1.2
  • State 1.3

Ten percent of Nags Head 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". Five percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty five 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 Nags Head have ever received a blood transfusion. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty eight percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five 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. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eleven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • Dare County 11.3%
  • State 11.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • Nags Head 2.9%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.9%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Dare County 4.3%
  • North Carolina 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 35.1%
  • County 35.0%
  • North Carolina 33.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Nags Head 17.2%
  • County 21.7%
  • State 21.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Nags Head 12.9%
  • County 12.7%
  • North Carolina 11.7%

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

  • Here 16.9%
  • County 19.3%
  • North Carolina 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 28.5%
  • Dare County 28.8%
  • State 25.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Nags Head 4.5%
  • County 4.4%
  • North Carolina 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Nags Head 3.5%
  • Dare County 4.0%
  • North Carolina 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 3.8%
  • North Carolina 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Nags Head 2.4%
  • Dare County 2.4%
  • State 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 3.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • Dare County 4.3%
  • North Carolina 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 4.7%
  • North Carolina 3.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Nags Head 8.5%
  • Dare County 7.9%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Nags Head 3.9%
  • County 4.4%
  • North Carolina 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Dare County 3.8%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 10.1%
  • North Carolina 8.1%

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

Sixty four percent of births in Nags Head were vaginal deliveries. Thirty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty five percent of women in Nags Head have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fourteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fourteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty five 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 (%)

  • Nags Head 63.6%
  • Dare County 65.7%
  • North Carolina 65.2%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Nags Head 36.4%
  • County 34.3%
  • North Carolina 34.8%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Nags Head 99.3%
  • Dare County 99.4%
  • North Carolina 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 58.3%
  • County 60.4%
  • State 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Nags Head 64.0%
  • County 56.0%
  • North Carolina 51.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Dare County 24.3%
  • North Carolina 21.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Nags Head 13.6%
  • County 13.3%
  • State 11.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 81.0%
  • County 77.6%
  • State 73.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • County 7.6%
  • North Carolina 7.3%

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

  • Nags Head 13.7%
  • Dare County 14.8%
  • State 17.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 24.5%
  • Dare County 21.2%
  • North Carolina 16.6%

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

People living in Nags Head report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of Nags Head residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Nags Head are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Nags Head 58.6%
  • Dare County 55.8%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Nags Head 4.6%
  • Dare County 4.1%
  • State 4.2%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 40.3%
  • Dare County 40.1%
  • North Carolina 42.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Nags Head 8.7%
  • Dare County 8.5%
  • North Carolina 8.4%

People in Nags Head spend $369 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 21 percent of their income. The average family in Nags Head spends $69 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $162 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $26 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Nags Head $369
  • County $367
  • North Carolina $358

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

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 23.7%
  • North Carolina 25.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $69
  • Dare County $67
  • State $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Nags Head $162
  • Dare County $146
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Nags Head 6.8%
  • County 6.6%
  • North Carolina 6.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $26
  • Dare County $24
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Nags Head 1.0%
  • County 1.1%
  • North Carolina 1.3%

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

People living in Nags Head report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 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. Twenty one percent of Nags Head population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Sixteen percent of people in Nags Head had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Nags Head 78.5%
  • Dare County 77.7%
  • North Carolina 79.3%

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

  • Nags Head 78.4%
  • County 75.7%
  • State 78.6%

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

  • Nags Head 95.0%
  • County 94.3%
  • North Carolina 95.0%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • County 22.3%
  • North Carolina 19.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 41.1%
  • County 44.3%
  • North Carolina 42.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Nags Head 15.8%
  • County 16.3%
  • State 15.7%

Twenty eight percent of Nags Head 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 (%)

  • Nags Head 28.0%
  • County 26.6%
  • State 25.8%

Seventeen percent of Nags Head 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 four percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eight 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 (%)

  • Nags Head 16.7%
  • Dare County 20.6%
  • State 19.3%

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

  • Here 24.2%
  • County 27.3%
  • North Carolina 25.2%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Nags Head 8.9%
  • County 9.9%
  • State 9.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 10.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • Dare County 8.3%
  • North Carolina 8.1%

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

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