Health and Nutrition of Pecos, NM Residents

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Forty nine percent of Pecos 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 48.9%
  • County 48.5%
  • New Mexico 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Pecos 19.1
  • San Miguel County 19.0
  • New Mexico 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Pecos 3.6
  • San Miguel County 3.6
  • State 3.6

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

  • Pecos 1.7
  • San Miguel County 1.7
  • New Mexico 1.7

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Pecos 2.5
  • County 2.4
  • New Mexico 2.2

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Pecos 2.6
  • San Miguel County 2.7
  • New Mexico 3.2

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

The average Pecos 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). Fourteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Eighteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Pecos 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 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.7
  • San Miguel County 1.7
  • New Mexico 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 14.4%
  • County 15.2%
  • New Mexico 16.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Pecos 17.6%
  • County 18.7%
  • State 19.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 50.1%
  • San Miguel County 48.3%
  • State 47.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.2
  • County 3.0
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.1
  • County 3.1
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Pecos 24.6
  • County 24.2
  • New Mexico 23.7

The average height of Pecos residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 173 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Forty percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 65.6
  • County 65.3
  • New Mexico 65.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Pecos 172.9
  • San Miguel County 173.7
  • State 175.8

Average BMI

  • Pecos 28.6
  • San Miguel County 28.7
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Pecos 39.6%
  • San Miguel County 39.0%
  • New Mexico 37.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Pecos 49.1%
  • County 49.7%
  • State 49.0%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Pecos 40.4%
  • San Miguel County 38.9%
  • New Mexico 37.5%

Fifty nine percent of Pecos 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. One percent have ever used heroin. Eleven percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 59.2%
  • San Miguel County 58.7%
  • State 61.5%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Pecos 20.9%
  • County 21.5%
  • New Mexico 23.3%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • San Miguel County 20.1%
  • New Mexico 21.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Pecos 1.4%
  • San Miguel County 1.3%
  • New Mexico 1.8%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • San Miguel County 11.7%
  • State 13.0%

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

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

  • Pecos 8.8%
  • San Miguel County 10.3%
  • State 10.1%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Pecos 48.8%
  • San Miguel County 49.1%
  • State 48.0%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.7%

Pecos 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 1.0
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Eleven percent of Pecos 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. Four 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 three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fourteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Seventeen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Pecos 10.7%
  • San Miguel County 11.4%
  • State 11.8%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • San Miguel County 4.0%
  • New Mexico 4.5%

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

  • Pecos 62.7%
  • County 63.2%
  • New Mexico 65.0%

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

  • Pecos 23.3%
  • County 22.8%
  • New Mexico 25.7%

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

  • Here 14.0%
  • San Miguel County 14.0%
  • New Mexico 14.9%

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

  • Here 16.8%
  • County 16.8%
  • State 19.3%

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

  • Pecos 29.7%
  • San Miguel County 29.8%
  • New Mexico 35.5%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 73.5%
  • San Miguel County 71.5%
  • State 73.1%

Seventeen percent of people living in Pecos have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty nine percent of people in Pecos frequently check their blood cholesterol. Fifteen 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 17.3%
  • San Miguel County 19.0%
  • New Mexico 19.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Pecos 20.1%
  • San Miguel County 21.1%
  • State 21.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Pecos 38.9%
  • County 40.3%
  • State 40.5%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Pecos 14.5%
  • County 17.3%
  • New Mexico 17.6%

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

Thirty six percent of people living in Pecos use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 36.2%
  • County 36.3%
  • New Mexico 35.9%

Twenty five percent of Pecos residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty 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 six 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. Nineteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Pecos 25.2%
  • San Miguel County 26.7%
  • New Mexico 26.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 26.3%
  • San Miguel County 28.1%
  • State 28.3%

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

  • Pecos 39.7%
  • County 40.4%
  • State 41.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Pecos 51.1%
  • San Miguel County 51.2%
  • New Mexico 52.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Pecos 26.2%
  • County 27.7%
  • New Mexico 28.5%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 18.8%
  • County 20.2%
  • State 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Pecos 19.3%
  • San Miguel County 20.9%
  • New Mexico 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 14.4%
  • San Miguel County 15.7%
  • State 15.6%

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

  • Here 3.0%
  • San Miguel County 4.1%
  • State 4.5%

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

Pecos residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Pecos 1.5
  • County 1.6
  • State 1.8

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

Eighty percent of people living in Pecos have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.2 days per month on average. They have 4.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 18 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Pecos 79.6%
  • San Miguel County 79.1%
  • New Mexico 80.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • San Miguel County 10.1%
  • State 10.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Pecos 4.2
  • San Miguel County 4.0
  • State 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.8
  • County 5.1
  • State 5.5

Average days/year people drink much

  • Pecos 17.9
  • San Miguel County 18.3
  • New Mexico 20.6

Ninety nine percent of Pecos residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Ten percent of males in Pecos 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. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Pecos 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 23 women. He has vaginal sex with 20 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 four women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.5 men on average. They have had 0.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Pecos 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. Eleven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Pecos has vaginal or anal sex 64 times a year. Forty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Pecos 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with seven men on average. They have had six male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Fifty seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 98.6%
  • County 98.2%
  • New Mexico 97.9%

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

  • Here 93.8%
  • County 94.3%
  • New Mexico 94.1%

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

  • Pecos 84.7%
  • San Miguel County 84.6%
  • State 85.8%

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

  • Pecos 50.9%
  • San Miguel County 49.9%
  • State 49.7%

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

  • Pecos 9.9%
  • County 8.2%
  • State 7.7%

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

  • Here 97.8%
  • San Miguel County 97.7%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • Pecos 87.4%
  • San Miguel County 85.6%
  • New Mexico 85.4%

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

  • Pecos 38.7%
  • County 38.8%
  • New Mexico 39.0%

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

  • Pecos 8.8%
  • San Miguel County 10.4%
  • New Mexico 11.3%

Average age people first had sex

  • Pecos 17.0
  • County 17.0
  • New Mexico 16.9

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

  • Here 23.4
  • San Miguel County 28.7
  • New Mexico 27.5

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

  • Here 20.3
  • County 23.6
  • New Mexico 22.1

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

  • Pecos 21.2
  • San Miguel County 21.2
  • New Mexico 21.1

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

  • Pecos 4.3
  • County 4.7
  • State 4.9

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

  • Pecos 1.5
  • San Miguel County 1.5
  • State 2.4

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

  • Here 0.8
  • County 0.9
  • New Mexico 1.3

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

  • Pecos 20.1
  • County 19.9
  • State 19.7

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

  • Here 2.6
  • San Miguel County 2.7
  • State 3.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • San Miguel County 10.4%
  • State 9.8%

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

  • Pecos 63.6
  • San Miguel County 60.0
  • State 61.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 46.2%
  • San Miguel County 44.3%
  • State 48.5%

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

  • Pecos 7.3
  • County 7.7
  • New Mexico 8.8

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

  • Here 6.5
  • County 6.8
  • New Mexico 7.8

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

  • Here 0.6
  • San Miguel County 0.6
  • New Mexico 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Pecos 56.5%
  • San Miguel County 57.0%
  • New Mexico 67.8%

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

Eleven percent of households in Pecos use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Four percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 11.3%
  • New Mexico 10.4%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Pecos 3.7%
  • San Miguel County 4.3%
  • New Mexico 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • New Mexico 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Pecos 24.6%
  • County 25.3%
  • State 28.2%

Forty one percent of Pecos residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 41.4%
  • San Miguel County 42.2%
  • State 45.9%

Seventeen percent of Pecos 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. 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 three 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 two 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 17.3%
  • County 17.9%
  • New Mexico 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Pecos 31.8%
  • County 33.0%
  • State 35.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • San Miguel County 33.5%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • County 22.9%
  • New Mexico 21.8%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 43.2%
  • San Miguel County 41.6%
  • State 43.2%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.9
  • San Miguel County 5.8
  • New Mexico 5.9

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.4
  • San Miguel County 2.5
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.5
  • County 1.4
  • New Mexico 1.4

Nine percent of Pecos 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 six percent are overweight. Fifteen 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 Pecos have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Eighteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. One 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. One percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Five percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • San Miguel County 9.0%
  • New Mexico 9.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 3.3%
  • New Mexico 3.2%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Pecos 3.3%
  • San Miguel County 3.1%
  • State 3.3%

People with overweight (%)

  • Pecos 36.4%
  • County 35.8%
  • State 34.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • County 17.0%
  • New Mexico 18.8%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Pecos 8.9%
  • County 10.4%
  • State 10.5%

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

  • Here 21.0%
  • County 22.6%
  • State 21.3%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Pecos 18.4%
  • County 21.3%
  • State 22.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Pecos 2.4%
  • County 2.4%
  • State 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Pecos 1.9%
  • San Miguel County 1.9%
  • New Mexico 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • San Miguel County 3.0%
  • New Mexico 3.1%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Pecos 1.4%
  • County 1.5%
  • State 1.8%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Pecos 2.1%
  • San Miguel County 2.8%
  • State 3.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.0%
  • San Miguel County 1.1%
  • New Mexico 2.0%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Pecos 6.5%
  • County 6.8%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • San Miguel County 1.9%
  • State 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • County 2.5%
  • New Mexico 2.7%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Pecos 5.4%
  • San Miguel County 5.8%
  • New Mexico 7.0%

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

Fifty eight percent of births in Pecos were vaginal deliveries. Forty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.8 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy four percent of women breastfeed their children. Twelve percent of women in Pecos have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Five percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty one percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twelve 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 (%)

  • Pecos 58.0%
  • County 60.8%
  • New Mexico 63.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 42.0%
  • County 39.2%
  • State 36.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 98.8%
  • San Miguel County 99.0%
  • New Mexico 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 59.9%
  • County 59.7%
  • New Mexico 59.2%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Pecos 73.7%
  • County 71.0%
  • New Mexico 64.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Pecos 11.6%
  • County 14.1%
  • New Mexico 17.0%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Pecos 5.4%
  • San Miguel County 7.1%
  • New Mexico 9.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Pecos 71.9%
  • San Miguel County 70.4%
  • New Mexico 71.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 4.6%
  • New Mexico 6.1%

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

  • Here 20.6%
  • County 18.9%
  • New Mexico 18.3%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Pecos 12.2%
  • County 14.7%
  • New Mexico 15.8%

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

People living in Pecos report their general health condition on average at 57 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of Pecos residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Pecos are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.9%
  • San Miguel County 55.2%
  • State 55.5%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 4.9%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 40.4%
  • San Miguel County 39.3%
  • State 39.1%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • County 6.9%
  • New Mexico 7.3%

People in Pecos spend $393 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 22 percent of their income. The average family in Pecos spends $105 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $158 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is nine percent of their income. They also spend $32 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $393
  • County $387
  • State $378

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

  • Here 22.1%
  • County 23.0%
  • State 22.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $105
  • County $99
  • State $90

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • San Miguel County 4.9%
  • New Mexico 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $158
  • San Miguel County $148
  • State $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 8.7%
  • New Mexico 7.8%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Pecos $32
  • County $41
  • New Mexico $35

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • County 1.0%
  • State 1.1%

People living in Pecos 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. Fourteen percent of Pecos population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty six 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 Pecos had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Pecos 82.0%
  • County 81.1%
  • New Mexico 80.1%

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

  • Here 87.8%
  • County 86.0%
  • State 82.8%

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

  • Pecos 96.8%
  • County 96.1%
  • New Mexico 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Pecos 14.3%
  • County 17.0%
  • New Mexico 18.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Pecos 36.1%
  • County 38.2%
  • State 40.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Pecos 12.4%
  • County 12.3%
  • New Mexico 13.6%

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

Twenty three percent of Pecos 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 (%)

  • Pecos 23.1%
  • County 25.1%
  • New Mexico 25.4%

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

  • Pecos 12.7%
  • San Miguel County 14.1%
  • New Mexico 15.6%

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

  • Pecos 17.8%
  • San Miguel County 19.2%
  • New Mexico 21.1%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • San Miguel County 7.1%
  • State 7.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • San Miguel County 9.2%
  • New Mexico 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Pecos 5.2%
  • County 5.7%
  • New Mexico 6.4%

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

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