Health and Nutrition of Penn Valley, CA Residents

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Fifty two percent of Penn Valley 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Penn Valley 52.4%
  • Nevada County 49.6%
  • California 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Penn Valley 20.6
  • Nevada County 21.9
  • California 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Penn Valley 3.7
  • County 3.4
  • State 3.7

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

  • Here 1.6
  • Nevada County 1.6
  • California 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.9
  • Nevada County 1.6
  • California 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Penn Valley 3.4
  • Nevada County 3.5
  • State 3.3

The average Penn Valley 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. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Penn Valley residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 51 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.7
  • Nevada County 2.1
  • California 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Penn Valley 14.6%
  • County 17.9%
  • State 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.3%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Penn Valley 50.9%
  • County 45.6%
  • California 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.2
  • Nevada County 2.6
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.7
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Penn Valley 23.3
  • Nevada County 20.8
  • State 23.8

The average height of Penn Valley residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 182 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Forty percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Penn Valley 67.0
  • Nevada County 66.8
  • State 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Penn Valley 182.3
  • Nevada County 179.4
  • State 174.2

Average BMI

  • Here 28.9
  • Nevada County 28.7
  • California 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Penn Valley 37.8%
  • County 37.7%
  • State 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Penn Valley 49.7%
  • Nevada County 50.4%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 40.0%
  • County 34.1%
  • State 35.3%

Sixty five percent of Penn Valley residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty three percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Thirteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Penn Valley 65.5%
  • Nevada County 66.2%
  • California 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Penn Valley 25.0%
  • Nevada County 25.7%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.1%
  • County 23.1%
  • California 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

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

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 13.8%
  • California 13.1%

Eleven percent of people living in Penn Valley have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty two 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 10.9%
  • County 12.7%
  • California 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 51.7%
  • Nevada County 49.9%
  • State 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Penn Valley 3.5%
  • Nevada County 3.7%
  • State 2.6%

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

Penn Valley 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 1.1

Eleven percent of Penn Valley 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. Seventy one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty six percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty two percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Penn Valley 10.9%
  • Nevada County 12.4%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Penn Valley 5.4%
  • County 6.8%
  • State 4.7%

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

  • Penn Valley 70.5%
  • Nevada County 70.1%
  • State 64.0%

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

  • Penn Valley 36.3%
  • Nevada County 30.9%
  • California 23.8%

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

  • Here 17.9%
  • County 16.6%
  • State 14.2%

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

  • Penn Valley 22.2%
  • County 23.8%
  • California 18.7%

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

  • Penn Valley 46.9%
  • County 42.7%
  • State 34.5%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Penn Valley 78.8%
  • County 76.1%
  • State 72.4%

Twenty six percent of people living in Penn Valley have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty six percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty nine percent of people in Penn Valley frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty two 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 26.4%
  • Nevada County 28.0%
  • California 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 26.3%
  • Nevada County 27.4%
  • State 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 49.0%
  • County 47.5%
  • State 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Penn Valley 22.1%
  • County 24.8%
  • State 16.3%

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

Forty four percent of people living in Penn Valley use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Penn Valley 44.1%
  • Nevada County 35.2%
  • California 34.3%

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

Twenty four percent of Penn Valley 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 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 five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty 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. 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 (%)

  • Penn Valley 24.0%
  • County 26.4%
  • California 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.4%
  • County 28.1%
  • California 27.1%

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

  • Penn Valley 41.5%
  • County 42.4%
  • State 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Penn Valley 50.7%
  • County 52.2%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Penn Valley 25.4%
  • Nevada County 28.1%
  • State 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Penn Valley 20.3%
  • Nevada County 22.6%
  • State 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Penn Valley 18.1%
  • County 19.2%
  • State 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Penn Valley 10.7%
  • County 14.4%
  • California 14.8%

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

  • Penn Valley 3.5%
  • Nevada County 4.4%
  • State 4.4%

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

Penn Valley residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Penn Valley 2.4
  • County 2.6
  • California 1.7

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

Eighty two percent of people living in Penn Valley 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 5.7 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 81.9%
  • Nevada County 80.7%
  • California 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • County 9.8%
  • State 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.7
  • County 5.1
  • State 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.3
  • Nevada County 5.6
  • California 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Penn Valley 19.6
  • Nevada County 23.3
  • California 20.4

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

Ninety eight percent of Penn Valley 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 percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Penn Valley have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Penn Valley 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 26 women. He has vaginal sex with 17 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 1.6 men on average. They have had 0.6 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Penn Valley were 19 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. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Penn Valley has vaginal or anal sex 52 times a year. Fifty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Penn Valley 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 0.5 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 98.3%
  • Nevada County 97.7%
  • State 96.9%

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

  • Penn Valley 95.4%
  • Nevada County 95.1%
  • California 92.8%

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

  • Penn Valley 90.4%
  • Nevada County 88.3%
  • California 83.7%

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

  • Here 45.1%
  • County 47.2%
  • State 48.3%

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

  • Penn Valley 7.4%
  • County 6.0%
  • State 6.8%

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

  • Here 98.9%
  • Nevada County 97.6%
  • California 96.0%

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

  • Here 90.8%
  • County 83.7%
  • California 82.7%

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

  • Penn Valley 42.5%
  • Nevada County 38.3%
  • California 38.9%

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

  • Penn Valley 8.9%
  • Nevada County 10.9%
  • California 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Penn Valley 17.2
  • County 16.7
  • State 17.1

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

  • Here 26.4
  • County 27.2
  • California 25.6

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

  • Here 17.4
  • County 20.4
  • California 20.9

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

  • Penn Valley 21.6
  • County 21.8
  • State 21.3

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

  • Penn Valley 5.2
  • County 5.3
  • State 5.0

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

  • Here 1.6
  • Nevada County 2.1
  • State 1.8

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

  • Penn Valley 0.6
  • County 1.0
  • State 1.0

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

  • Here 19.1
  • Nevada County 21.1
  • California 20.0

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

  • Penn Valley 3.0
  • County 4.6
  • State 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • County 6.9%
  • California 9.6%

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

  • Here 51.8
  • County 55.9
  • State 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Penn Valley 56.7%
  • Nevada County 54.2%
  • California 49.2%

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

  • Here 9.6
  • Nevada County 12.2
  • California 9.4

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

  • Penn Valley 8.7
  • County 10.8
  • California 8.3

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

  • Here 0.5
  • Nevada County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Penn Valley 85.3%
  • County 82.8%
  • State 68.4%

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

Nine percent of households in Penn Valley 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 (%)

  • Penn Valley 9.4%
  • County 10.8%
  • California 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Nevada County 4.7%
  • California 4.6%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • California 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 35.9%
  • County 34.6%
  • State 26.9%

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

Forty four percent of Penn Valley residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 43.6%
  • County 49.8%
  • California 47.9%

Twenty one percent of Penn Valley 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. Forty percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Twenty eight percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty one 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 seven 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 (%)

  • Here 20.6%
  • County 20.4%
  • California 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Penn Valley 40.4%
  • Nevada County 35.1%
  • State 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Penn Valley 28.3%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 20.9%
  • Nevada County 15.9%
  • State 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 46.5%
  • County 39.4%
  • California 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.4
  • County 6.2
  • California 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.7
  • Nevada County 2.9
  • California 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Penn Valley 1.2
  • Nevada County 1.2
  • State 1.4

Nine percent of Penn Valley 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". 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 eight 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. Thirteen percent of people living in Penn Valley have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twelve percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Penn Valley 9.4%
  • Nevada County 11.7%
  • State 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Nevada County 3.4%
  • California 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Penn Valley 4.3%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • County 35.8%
  • California 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • Nevada County 23.6%
  • State 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • Nevada County 14.0%
  • State 9.9%

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

  • Here 17.6%
  • County 21.8%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 30.4%
  • Nevada County 31.9%
  • California 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • County 5.1%
  • State 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Nevada County 4.7%
  • California 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 4.5%
  • California 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Penn Valley 2.9%
  • Nevada County 2.9%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Penn Valley 4.2%
  • County 5.1%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 5.1%
  • California 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Nevada County 5.0%
  • California 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • County 8.2%
  • State 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Nevada County 4.7%
  • California 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Penn Valley 11.8%
  • County 11.4%
  • State 6.4%

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

Sixty seven percent of births in Penn Valley were vaginal deliveries. Thirty three percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty seven percent of women in Penn Valley have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fifteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy nine percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Here 66.9%
  • County 68.5%
  • California 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Penn Valley 33.1%
  • County 31.5%
  • California 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Penn Valley 99.2%
  • Nevada County 99.4%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Penn Valley 60.4%
  • Nevada County 62.1%
  • State 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 57.8%
  • County 48.9%
  • California 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 27.4%
  • County 27.1%
  • California 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Penn Valley 14.8%
  • Nevada County 14.6%
  • California 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 78.7%
  • Nevada County 72.4%
  • California 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Penn Valley 7.4%
  • County 6.1%
  • California 6.3%

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

  • Here 15.7%
  • County 12.9%
  • California 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 25.0%
  • County 20.8%
  • State 13.8%

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

People living in Penn Valley report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of Penn Valley residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Penn Valley are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Penn Valley 58.0%
  • Nevada County 54.0%
  • California 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • Nevada County 4.1%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Penn Valley 39.9%
  • Nevada County 37.2%
  • State 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 8.2%
  • California 7.5%

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

People in Penn Valley spend $362 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 20 percent of their income. The average family in Penn Valley spends $76 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $169 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight 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

  • Here $362
  • Nevada County $365
  • California $372

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

  • Here 19.6%
  • Nevada County 23.3%
  • California 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Penn Valley $76
  • County $67
  • State $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Penn Valley 3.9%
  • Nevada County 3.5%
  • State 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Penn Valley $169
  • County $145
  • California $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Penn Valley 7.7%
  • Nevada County 6.6%
  • California 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $26
  • County $26
  • California $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Penn Valley 1.2%
  • County 1.1%
  • State 1.1%

People living in Penn Valley report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 percent. Seventy nine 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 Penn Valley 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. Fifteen percent of people in Penn Valley had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 78.1%
  • County 76.1%
  • State 80.6%

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

  • Here 78.6%
  • County 75.2%
  • State 82.6%

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

  • Here 95.1%
  • County 93.9%
  • California 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Penn Valley 20.7%
  • County 23.9%
  • California 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 40.8%
  • County 43.8%
  • State 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Penn Valley 15.3%
  • Nevada County 15.2%
  • California 13.3%

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

Twenty eight percent of Penn Valley 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 (%)

  • Here 27.8%
  • County 28.0%
  • California 23.4%

Sixteen percent of Penn Valley 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 three 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. 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 (%)

  • Here 16.0%
  • Nevada County 22.8%
  • California 15.3%

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

  • Here 23.5%
  • County 29.5%
  • California 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • Nevada County 11.3%
  • State 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Penn Valley 7.7%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • Nevada County 9.7%
  • California 6.1%

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

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