Health and Nutrition of Port St. Lucie, FL Residents

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Forty nine percent of Port St. Lucie residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 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 three 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 49.2%
  • St. Lucie County 49.9%
  • State 50.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Port St. Lucie 21.6
  • St. Lucie County 21.4
  • Florida 20.8

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.2
  • County 3.2
  • Florida 3.5

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.6
  • Florida 1.7

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Port St. Lucie 1.7
  • St. Lucie County 1.6
  • Florida 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.4
  • County 3.1
  • Florida 3.1

The average Port St. Lucie 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). Sixteen 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). Port St. Lucie residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 45 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 21 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Port St. Lucie 2.1
  • County 2.1
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 16.3%
  • St. Lucie County 15.5%
  • Florida 14.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 21.4%
  • County 20.6%
  • Florida 19.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 45.1%
  • St. Lucie County 45.9%
  • State 48.5%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.8
  • County 2.8
  • Florida 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Port St. Lucie 2.9
  • County 2.9
  • Florida 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Here 21.2
  • St. Lucie County 21.0
  • State 22.9

The average height of Port St. Lucie residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Thirty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.6
  • County 66.6
  • Florida 66.4

Average weight (pounds)

  • Port St. Lucie 180.4
  • St. Lucie County 180.6
  • Florida 179.0

Average BMI

  • Port St. Lucie 28.9
  • County 29.0
  • Florida 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 38.6%
  • St. Lucie County 39.1%
  • Florida 37.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 51.3%
  • St. Lucie County 51.7%
  • State 49.0%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 34.4%
  • County 34.0%
  • Florida 36.1%

Sixty four percent of Port St. Lucie 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. Three percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 63.7%
  • County 63.0%
  • State 61.5%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 24.9%
  • County 23.2%
  • State 21.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 22.6%
  • St. Lucie County 21.2%
  • State 19.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • St. Lucie County 3.0%
  • Florida 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 11.9%
  • Florida 10.4%

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

Twelve percent of people living in Port St. Lucie 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. Four percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 11.9%
  • County 12.9%
  • Florida 10.7%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 49.7%
  • St. Lucie County 50.9%
  • Florida 49.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 3.2%

Port St. Lucie 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

  • Port St. Lucie 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.1

Eleven percent of Port St. Lucie 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. Six percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty nine percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty one percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 11.4%
  • County 11.5%
  • Florida 11.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • St. Lucie County 5.9%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Port St. Lucie 69.4%
  • County 68.9%
  • State 67.4%

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

  • Here 30.5%
  • St. Lucie County 30.9%
  • Florida 29.7%

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

  • Here 16.9%
  • St. Lucie County 16.0%
  • State 15.1%

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

  • Here 21.3%
  • County 20.2%
  • State 19.8%

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

  • Here 40.1%
  • County 39.1%
  • Florida 38.2%

Seventy six percent of people living in Port St. Lucie are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 75.7%
  • County 77.5%
  • State 76.8%

Twenty seven percent of people living in Port St. Lucie 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 six percent of people in Port St. Lucie frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty four 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 (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 27.3%
  • County 29.8%
  • Florida 25.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 28.1%
  • County 28.9%
  • Florida 25.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 46.5%
  • St. Lucie County 49.2%
  • State 46.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 23.6%
  • St. Lucie County 25.5%
  • State 20.7%

Thirty five percent of people living in Port St. Lucie use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 34.8%
  • County 32.2%
  • Florida 35.8%

Twenty seven percent of Port St. Lucie residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight 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 one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty one 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. 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 26.5%
  • County 25.8%
  • Florida 25.2%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 27.8%
  • St. Lucie County 27.2%
  • State 26.1%

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

  • Here 41.9%
  • County 40.6%
  • Florida 39.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 51.1%
  • St. Lucie County 50.0%
  • Florida 49.9%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 27.6%
  • St. Lucie County 27.1%
  • State 26.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • County 20.0%
  • State 19.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 19.1%
  • St. Lucie County 18.2%
  • State 18.1%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 13.6%
  • St. Lucie County 13.3%
  • Florida 12.7%

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

  • Port St. Lucie 4.5%
  • St. Lucie County 4.4%
  • State 4.1%

Port St. Lucie residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Port St. Lucie 2.4
  • St. Lucie County 2.5
  • Florida 2.1

Seventy nine percent of people living in Port St. Lucie have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.8 days per month on average. They have 5.6 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 23 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 79.0%
  • St. Lucie County 77.5%
  • Florida 78.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 12.0%
  • State 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.8
  • County 4.9
  • Florida 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.6
  • St. Lucie County 5.6
  • Florida 5.3

Average days/year people drink much

  • Port St. Lucie 23.0
  • St. Lucie County 22.5
  • Florida 20.8

Ninety eight percent of Port St. Lucie residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Port St. Lucie 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 six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Port St. Lucie 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 30 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 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 4.1 men on average. They have had 2.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Port St. Lucie were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on six men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Port St. Lucie has vaginal or anal sex 57 times a year. Fifty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Port St. Lucie 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 one percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Port St. Lucie 97.8%
  • St. Lucie County 97.7%
  • Florida 97.3%

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

  • Here 95.6%
  • County 95.4%
  • Florida 94.3%

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

  • Here 87.0%
  • County 85.2%
  • State 85.7%

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

  • Port St. Lucie 49.6%
  • County 47.6%
  • Florida 46.6%

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

  • Port St. Lucie 5.5%
  • County 5.8%
  • State 6.9%

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

  • Port St. Lucie 97.8%
  • County 97.5%
  • Florida 97.1%

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

  • Port St. Lucie 85.8%
  • St. Lucie County 82.8%
  • State 83.0%

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

  • Here 39.8%
  • County 37.0%
  • State 37.2%

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

  • Here 10.4%
  • St. Lucie County 10.1%
  • Florida 10.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Port St. Lucie 16.6
  • St. Lucie County 16.7
  • Florida 17.0

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

  • Here 29.9
  • St. Lucie County 31.3
  • Florida 27.3

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

  • Here 22.1
  • St. Lucie County 22.0
  • State 20.6

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

  • Port St. Lucie 21.3
  • County 21.6
  • State 21.7

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

  • Port St. Lucie 5.3
  • St. Lucie County 4.9
  • State 4.6

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

  • Here 4.1
  • County 4.5
  • Florida 3.4

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

  • Here 2.4
  • County 2.7
  • State 1.9

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

  • Here 20.3
  • County 20.2
  • State 19.7

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

  • Port St. Lucie 6.3
  • St. Lucie County 6.4
  • State 5.0

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 8.0%
  • County 9.4%
  • Florida 9.5%

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

  • Here 57.5
  • St. Lucie County 53.4
  • Florida 55.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 52.0%
  • St. Lucie County 48.3%
  • State 49.9%

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

  • Port St. Lucie 10.4
  • St. Lucie County 10.2
  • State 9.7

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

  • Port St. Lucie 9.1
  • St. Lucie County 8.6
  • State 8.3

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

  • Port St. Lucie 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 80.5%
  • St. Lucie County 78.0%
  • State 75.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Port St. Lucie 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 10.5%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 10.5%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 4.6%
  • County 4.6%
  • Florida 4.2%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Port St. Lucie 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • Florida 6.9

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 32.6%
  • St. Lucie County 31.7%
  • State 29.4%

Fifty percent of Port St. Lucie residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 47.9%
  • State 45.5%

Twenty two percent of Port St. Lucie 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 eight 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. Fifteen 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 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 21.7%
  • St. Lucie County 20.6%
  • Florida 19.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 38.3%
  • St. Lucie County 36.9%
  • State 35.7%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 27.5%
  • St. Lucie County 27.2%
  • Florida 29.5%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 14.9%
  • County 15.3%
  • Florida 20.5%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 38.8%
  • County 37.9%
  • State 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.0
  • County 6.1
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Port St. Lucie 2.9
  • St. Lucie County 3.0
  • State 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Port St. Lucie 1.1
  • St. Lucie County 1.1
  • State 1.3

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

Ten percent of Port St. Lucie residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four 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 six percent are overweight. Twenty 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. Fourteen percent of people living in Port St. Lucie have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty one percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Five percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four 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. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 10.3%
  • County 10.3%
  • Florida 9.8%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • St. Lucie County 3.9%
  • State 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.0%
  • Florida 3.6%

People with overweight (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 36.1%
  • St. Lucie County 36.1%
  • State 34.8%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 20.3%
  • St. Lucie County 20.0%
  • Florida 18.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 13.7%
  • County 14.5%
  • Florida 12.3%

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

  • Port St. Lucie 20.5%
  • County 20.6%
  • State 18.9%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 31.0%
  • County 32.1%
  • State 26.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • St. Lucie County 4.8%
  • State 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • St. Lucie County 5.2%
  • State 3.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 4.3%
  • St. Lucie County 4.8%
  • State 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • St. Lucie County 3.3%
  • State 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 5.4%
  • State 4.1%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 3.9%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.3%
  • Florida 2.8%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 8.5%
  • St. Lucie County 8.7%
  • Florida 7.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • St. Lucie County 4.3%
  • State 3.4%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • St. Lucie County 3.1%
  • State 2.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 10.5%
  • St. Lucie County 11.3%
  • State 9.8%

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

Sixty seven percent of births in Port St. Lucie were vaginal deliveries. Thirty three percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty five percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in Port St. Lucie 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). Seventy four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fifteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty two 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 (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 67.0%
  • County 67.8%
  • Florida 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 33.0%
  • St. Lucie County 32.2%
  • Florida 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.3%
  • St. Lucie County 99.3%
  • State 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 61.3%
  • County 61.0%
  • State 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 54.6%
  • County 51.4%
  • State 57.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 25.9%
  • County 27.6%
  • Florida 22.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 13.7%
  • County 14.7%
  • State 12.3%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 74.3%
  • St. Lucie County 72.1%
  • Florida 73.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • County 5.7%
  • State 7.0%

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

  • Port St. Lucie 15.5%
  • St. Lucie County 14.4%
  • State 15.6%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • St. Lucie County 23.4%
  • State 19.9%

People living in Port St. Lucie 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, 37 percent of Port St. Lucie residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Port St. Lucie are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 54.2%
  • County 54.0%
  • Florida 56.4%

Blood donors (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 4.0%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.9%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 37.4%
  • County 36.7%
  • State 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 8.3%
  • St. Lucie County 8.1%
  • Florida 8.2%

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

People in Port St. Lucie spend $356 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Port St. Lucie spends $69 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $127 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $22 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 $356
  • County $348
  • State $361

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

  • Here 23.3%
  • County 22.8%
  • Florida 22.3%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Port St. Lucie $69
  • County $69
  • State $77

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • St. Lucie County 4.0%
  • Florida 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Port St. Lucie $127
  • County $125
  • Florida $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 6.3%
  • St. Lucie County 6.2%
  • State 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $22
  • St. Lucie County $23
  • State $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • County 1.1%
  • Florida 1.2%

People living in Port St. Lucie report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy seven 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 two percent of Port St. Lucie population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Sixteen percent of people in Port St. Lucie had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 76.7%
  • St. Lucie County 76.3%
  • State 78.9%

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

  • Here 77.1%
  • County 78.1%
  • State 81.2%

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

  • Port St. Lucie 94.5%
  • County 94.6%
  • State 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 21.8%
  • St. Lucie County 21.4%
  • State 18.5%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 46.1%
  • St. Lucie County 44.7%
  • State 39.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 15.7%
  • County 15.2%
  • State 14.3%

Twenty eight percent of Port St. Lucie 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 28.5%
  • St. Lucie County 30.8%
  • State 28.1%

Twenty one percent of Port St. Lucie 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 eight percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eleven 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. Ten 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 (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 20.6%
  • County 20.8%
  • Florida 16.9%

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

  • Port St. Lucie 28.0%
  • St. Lucie County 28.1%
  • Florida 23.1%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Port St. Lucie 10.9%
  • County 11.5%
  • Florida 9.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • County 10.9%
  • Florida 9.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 9.8%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 8.6%

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

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