Health and Nutrition of Palacios, TX Residents

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Forty eight percent of Palacios residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 47.6%
  • County 47.3%
  • State 48.0%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.4
  • Matagorda County 20.2
  • Texas 20.0

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.5
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.7

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

  • Here 1.7
  • Matagorda County 1.8
  • Texas 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.0
  • Matagorda County 1.8
  • Texas 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Palacios 2.6
  • County 3.1
  • Texas 3.3

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

The average Palacios 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 two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Palacios 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 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 2.0
  • Matagorda County 2.0
  • Texas 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Palacios 14.9%
  • County 17.0%
  • State 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Palacios 21.6%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 21.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Palacios 45.7%
  • Matagorda County 44.3%
  • State 46.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • Matagorda County 2.7
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Palacios 3.1
  • County 3.1
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Palacios 23.5
  • Matagorda County 22.4
  • State 23.7

The average height of Palacios residents 16 years and older is 65 inches. The average weight is 172 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Palacios 65.0
  • County 65.9
  • Texas 66.2

Average weight (pounds)

  • Palacios 171.8
  • Matagorda County 177.0
  • State 177.4

Average BMI

  • Palacios 28.4
  • County 28.7
  • Texas 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 37.5%
  • County 38.3%
  • State 37.2%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 48.5%
  • County 50.2%
  • Texas 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Palacios 35.2%
  • County 34.2%
  • Texas 36.0%

Fifty seven percent of Palacios residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty one percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Nineteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Twelve percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 57.2%
  • County 61.3%
  • State 61.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Palacios 21.0%
  • Matagorda County 23.9%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 19.3%
  • Matagorda County 21.9%
  • Texas 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Palacios 1.6%
  • County 2.4%
  • State 2.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • County 13.4%
  • Texas 12.5%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Palacios have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty six 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 (%)

  • Palacios 10.9%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 46.4%
  • County 48.1%
  • State 46.4%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • Matagorda County 3.2%
  • State 2.8%

Palacios 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
  • Matagorda County 1.2
  • State 1.1

Twelve percent of Palacios 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 three percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fourteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Eighteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Twenty eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.7%
  • Matagorda County 11.4%
  • Texas 11.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 5.0%

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

  • Here 62.9%
  • County 64.1%
  • State 65.0%

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

  • Here 21.1%
  • Matagorda County 24.1%
  • State 25.0%

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

  • Palacios 13.9%
  • Matagorda County 14.5%
  • State 14.8%

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

  • Here 17.7%
  • Matagorda County 19.8%
  • State 19.8%

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

  • Palacios 28.4%
  • County 34.7%
  • State 36.0%

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

Sixty nine percent of people living in Palacios are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Palacios 68.6%
  • County 71.7%
  • Texas 72.1%

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

  • Palacios 19.8%
  • County 22.4%
  • Texas 19.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 23.2%
  • Texas 21.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 38.7%
  • County 41.3%
  • State 39.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Palacios 17.9%
  • Matagorda County 19.7%
  • Texas 16.3%

Thirty two percent of people living in Palacios use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Palacios 32.3%
  • Matagorda County 29.9%
  • State 33.4%

Twenty nine percent of Palacios residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty nine 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 one percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Seventeen 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. Five 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 29.3%
  • County 28.7%
  • State 26.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 30.1%
  • Matagorda County 30.2%
  • Texas 27.6%

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

  • Here 40.7%
  • County 41.9%
  • Texas 41.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Palacios 51.2%
  • Matagorda County 52.6%
  • Texas 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Palacios 29.2%
  • Matagorda County 30.3%
  • Texas 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Palacios 21.6%
  • County 22.8%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Palacios 20.7%
  • County 20.4%
  • Texas 19.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Palacios 16.7%
  • Matagorda County 17.5%
  • State 14.9%

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

  • Palacios 5.2%
  • Matagorda County 5.4%
  • State 4.5%

Palacios residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.7
  • County 2.0
  • Texas 1.8

Seventy six percent of people living in Palacios 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 3.9 days per month on average. They have 5.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 20 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 76.4%
  • County 79.4%
  • Texas 79.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Palacios 3.9
  • County 4.3
  • State 4.6

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.3
  • Matagorda County 5.7
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 19.6
  • Matagorda County 22.9
  • State 21.6

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

Ninety seven percent of Palacios residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Palacios have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Palacios 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 21 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 2.9 men on average. They have had 1.7 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Palacios were 20 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. Eleven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Palacios has vaginal or anal sex 60 times a year. Forty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Palacios 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Fifty nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.9%
  • County 97.6%
  • Texas 97.5%

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

  • Palacios 93.3%
  • County 94.8%
  • Texas 93.4%

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

  • Here 81.7%
  • County 84.9%
  • State 85.2%

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

  • Palacios 45.1%
  • Matagorda County 48.5%
  • Texas 49.5%

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

  • Here 6.0%
  • Matagorda County 5.6%
  • Texas 6.9%

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

  • Palacios 96.5%
  • County 97.2%
  • Texas 97.0%

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

  • Here 79.5%
  • Matagorda County 81.7%
  • Texas 83.7%

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

  • Here 38.1%
  • Matagorda County 38.4%
  • State 39.9%

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

  • Here 11.8%
  • County 12.7%
  • State 12.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.0
  • County 16.6
  • Texas 16.8

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

  • Palacios 26.5
  • County 29.0
  • State 26.6

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

  • Here 20.9
  • County 23.7
  • State 21.8

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

  • Palacios 21.0
  • County 21.2
  • State 21.2

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

  • Palacios 4.6
  • Matagorda County 5.1
  • Texas 5.0

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

  • Palacios 2.9
  • Matagorda County 2.8
  • Texas 2.0

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

  • Here 1.7
  • Matagorda County 1.6
  • State 1.1

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

  • Palacios 19.9
  • County 20.4
  • Texas 19.9

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

  • Here 4.4
  • County 4.7
  • State 3.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 11.2%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Here 60.0
  • Matagorda County 61.1
  • State 62.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 44.9%
  • Matagorda County 48.1%
  • State 50.7%

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

  • Here 8.3
  • Matagorda County 10.3
  • Texas 10.0

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

  • Here 7.5
  • Matagorda County 8.9
  • State 8.9

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

  • Palacios 0.6
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 58.8%
  • County 69.1%
  • Texas 70.3%

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

Eleven percent of households in Palacios 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 10.8%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Palacios 4.5%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.3%

Palacios 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

  • Palacios 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Palacios 25.6%
  • Matagorda County 28.6%
  • Texas 27.8%

Forty six percent of Palacios residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 46.0%
  • Matagorda County 50.6%
  • State 49.8%

Nineteen percent of Palacios 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 three 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 one 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. Thirty nine percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Palacios 18.8%
  • County 20.6%
  • Texas 20.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Palacios 32.7%
  • County 34.3%
  • Texas 35.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 31.3%
  • County 31.3%
  • Texas 32.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Palacios 19.7%
  • County 17.7%
  • Texas 21.8%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Palacios 39.0%
  • County 39.1%
  • Texas 42.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.7
  • County 5.8
  • Texas 5.9

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Palacios 2.6
  • Matagorda County 2.7
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Palacios 1.3
  • Matagorda County 1.2
  • State 1.3

Nine percent of Palacios 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. Thirty three percent are overweight. Twenty three 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. Eleven percent of people living in Palacios have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty two percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty two percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Palacios 9.3%
  • County 9.6%
  • Texas 9.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Palacios 3.4%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 3.3%
  • Texas 3.2%

People with overweight (%)

  • Palacios 32.7%
  • County 33.5%
  • Texas 33.0%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Palacios 22.7%
  • County 22.0%
  • Texas 20.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Palacios 11.0%
  • Matagorda County 11.4%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Palacios 22.5%
  • County 22.7%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 22.2%
  • Matagorda County 24.4%
  • State 21.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Matagorda County 3.5%
  • Texas 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 2.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Matagorda County 3.1%
  • State 2.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Matagorda County 2.0%
  • Texas 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Palacios 3.7%
  • Matagorda County 4.0%
  • Texas 3.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Palacios 1.8%
  • County 3.0%
  • Texas 2.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Palacios 2.6%
  • Matagorda County 3.3%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Matagorda County 3.3%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Palacios 5.8%
  • Matagorda County 7.4%
  • Texas 6.7%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Palacios were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty nine percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Eighteen percent of women in Palacios have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Nine percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fifteen percent have ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, including any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch and injections, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 66.4%
  • Matagorda County 65.6%
  • State 62.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Palacios 33.6%
  • County 34.4%
  • Texas 37.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Palacios 99.2%
  • County 99.1%
  • Texas 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 59.4%
  • Matagorda County 60.3%
  • Texas 59.4%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 62.4%
  • Matagorda County 54.6%
  • State 59.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 17.6%
  • Matagorda County 20.1%
  • State 17.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 10.5%
  • Texas 9.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 66.7%
  • County 69.5%
  • Texas 71.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Matagorda County 5.8%
  • Texas 6.9%

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

  • Here 18.7%
  • Matagorda County 18.1%
  • Texas 19.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • Matagorda County 14.7%
  • State 14.4%

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

People living in Palacios report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Palacios residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Palacios are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.6%
  • County 53.2%
  • State 55.5%

Blood donors (%)

  • Palacios 3.6%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 35.8%
  • County 39.1%
  • Texas 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Palacios 6.7%
  • Matagorda County 7.6%
  • Texas 7.8%

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

People in Palacios spend $382 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Palacios spends $84 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $134 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $34 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Palacios $382
  • County $371
  • State $370

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

  • Here 23.9%
  • County 23.9%
  • Texas 23.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Palacios $84
  • County $79
  • State $82

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Palacios 4.4%
  • Matagorda County 4.3%
  • Texas 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Palacios $134
  • Matagorda County $134
  • State $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • County 6.7%
  • Texas 7.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $34
  • Matagorda County $22
  • State $27

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Palacios 1.1%
  • Matagorda County 1.1%
  • Texas 1.2%

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

People living in Palacios report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty two 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 Palacios population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty 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. Twelve percent of people in Palacios had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 79.8%
  • Matagorda County 78.7%
  • Texas 80.4%

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

  • Palacios 82.5%
  • County 79.6%
  • State 81.7%

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

  • Here 94.6%
  • County 94.7%
  • Texas 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • County 19.6%
  • State 17.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Palacios 39.4%
  • Matagorda County 43.2%
  • State 39.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Palacios 11.7%
  • Matagorda County 13.8%
  • State 14.1%

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

Twenty five percent of Palacios 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 (%)

  • Palacios 24.8%
  • Matagorda County 25.5%
  • Texas 23.8%

Seventeen percent of Palacios 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 one percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven 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 16.8%
  • Matagorda County 18.8%
  • Texas 16.0%

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

  • Palacios 21.2%
  • County 24.2%
  • State 21.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Palacios 8.0%
  • Matagorda County 9.2%
  • State 7.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Palacios 10.9%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Palacios 6.8%
  • Matagorda County 7.7%
  • Texas 6.4%
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