Health and Nutrition of Poydras, LA Residents

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Forty six percent of Poydras 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 four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 46.4%
  • County 49.2%
  • State 49.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.6
  • County 21.5
  • State 20.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.5
  • St. Bernard Parish 3.4
  • Louisiana 3.6

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

  • Here 2.0
  • County 1.8
  • Louisiana 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Poydras 3.8
  • St. Bernard Parish 3.5
  • Louisiana 3.4

The average Poydras 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). Twenty one percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty three percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Poydras residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 41 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.2
  • St. Bernard Parish 2.0
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Poydras 20.6%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 15.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 22.5%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 41.1%
  • St. Bernard Parish 45.4%
  • State 46.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Poydras 2.7
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Poydras 2.8
  • County 2.7
  • Louisiana 3.1

Average number of teeth

  • Poydras 22.2
  • St. Bernard Parish 22.4
  • Louisiana 23.1

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

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

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Poydras 66.6
  • County 66.6
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Poydras 182.2
  • St. Bernard Parish 180.4
  • Louisiana 182.6

Average BMI

  • Poydras 29.4
  • County 28.9
  • State 29.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 41.4%
  • St. Bernard Parish 38.4%
  • Louisiana 39.2%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 52.9%
  • St. Bernard Parish 50.5%
  • Louisiana 50.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Poydras 34.9%
  • St. Bernard Parish 34.8%
  • State 35.3%

Sixty three percent of Poydras residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty six 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. Four percent have ever used heroin. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Poydras 62.9%
  • County 63.2%
  • State 62.7%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Poydras 26.1%
  • St. Bernard Parish 24.2%
  • State 21.1%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Poydras 23.4%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 19.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Poydras 4.2%
  • St. Bernard Parish 3.2%
  • Louisiana 3.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Poydras 15.1%
  • County 13.2%
  • State 9.9%

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

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

  • Poydras 11.0%
  • St. Bernard Parish 10.3%
  • Louisiana 10.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 44.4%
  • County 46.2%
  • Louisiana 47.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Poydras 3.4%
  • St. Bernard Parish 3.1%
  • Louisiana 3.4%

Poydras 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 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • Louisiana 1.2

Eleven percent of Poydras 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 seven percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen 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 five percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Poydras 11.4%
  • St. Bernard Parish 12.1%
  • State 10.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 5.2%
  • Louisiana 5.7%

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

  • Here 67.4%
  • St. Bernard Parish 68.7%
  • State 65.3%

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

  • Here 29.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 29.7%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Poydras 16.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 16.3%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Here 21.6%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 19.4%

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

  • Poydras 45.4%
  • St. Bernard Parish 41.8%
  • State 38.7%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 70.3%
  • St. Bernard Parish 74.3%
  • Louisiana 75.5%

Twenty two percent of people living in Poydras have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty three percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty eight percent of people in Poydras frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty 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 22.0%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 23.9%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 22.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 24.9%
  • Louisiana 24.4%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Poydras 37.9%
  • St. Bernard Parish 42.7%
  • Louisiana 43.9%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Poydras 19.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 20.2%
  • Louisiana 18.7%

Thirty one percent of people living in Poydras use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Poydras 30.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 35.2%
  • State 31.2%

Twenty seven percent of Poydras residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty one 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 percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Poydras 27.2%
  • St. Bernard Parish 26.6%
  • Louisiana 26.0%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Poydras 30.4%
  • St. Bernard Parish 28.8%
  • Louisiana 26.5%

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

  • Poydras 43.0%
  • St. Bernard Parish 42.5%
  • State 40.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.2%
  • St. Bernard Parish 52.0%
  • Louisiana 50.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Poydras 30.9%
  • County 27.7%
  • State 27.7%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Poydras 22.4%
  • County 21.5%
  • Louisiana 20.4%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • County 19.7%
  • State 18.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • St. Bernard Parish 14.6%
  • Louisiana 13.6%

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

  • Here 4.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 4.9%
  • Louisiana 4.3%

Poydras residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.2
  • Louisiana 2.0

Seventy seven percent of people living in Poydras 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 4.5 days per month on average. They have 6.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 28 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Poydras 76.8%
  • County 78.8%
  • State 78.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 11.7%
  • State 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.5
  • St. Bernard Parish 4.9
  • Louisiana 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Poydras 6.2
  • St. Bernard Parish 5.8
  • Louisiana 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 28.1
  • St. Bernard Parish 24.8
  • State 23.5

Ninety eight percent of Poydras residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Poydras 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 five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Poydras were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 29 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 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 six women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.7 men on average. They have had 1.0 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Poydras 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 Poydras has vaginal or anal sex 70 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Poydras 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.6%
  • County 97.2%
  • Louisiana 97.1%

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

  • Poydras 94.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 94.9%
  • State 94.2%

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

  • Poydras 87.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 87.0%
  • Louisiana 84.2%

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

  • Poydras 51.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 50.0%
  • Louisiana 45.6%

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

  • Poydras 4.9%
  • County 6.1%
  • Louisiana 5.6%

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

  • Here 98.0%
  • St. Bernard Parish 97.3%
  • Louisiana 97.0%

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

  • Poydras 84.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 85.1%
  • State 81.1%

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

  • Poydras 37.5%
  • County 37.6%
  • State 36.5%

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

  • Poydras 11.4%
  • St. Bernard Parish 11.0%
  • State 12.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Poydras 16.3
  • County 16.7
  • State 16.7

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

  • Poydras 29.0
  • St. Bernard Parish 27.5
  • Louisiana 29.2

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

  • Poydras 23.1
  • County 22.6
  • Louisiana 22.8

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

  • Here 20.9
  • St. Bernard Parish 21.4
  • State 22.1

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

  • Poydras 5.6
  • County 5.2
  • Louisiana 4.5

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 5.1
  • State 2.5

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

  • Here 1.0
  • County 3.0
  • Louisiana 1.5

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

  • Poydras 20.3
  • County 19.4
  • State 19.7

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

  • Poydras 4.3
  • County 7.4
  • State 4.5

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 8.7%
  • Louisiana 11.8%

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

  • Here 70.4
  • St. Bernard Parish 64.3
  • Louisiana 57.7

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 53.4%
  • St. Bernard Parish 53.9%
  • Louisiana 51.3%

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

  • Here 11.6
  • St. Bernard Parish 10.8
  • Louisiana 11.1

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

  • Poydras 10.5
  • St. Bernard Parish 9.5
  • State 9.3

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

  • Here 0.6
  • St. Bernard Parish 0.5
  • Louisiana 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Poydras 82.2%
  • St. Bernard Parish 81.0%
  • State 79.0%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Poydras 8.9%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 10.8%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 4.4%
  • Louisiana 4.1%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • St. Bernard Parish 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 34.5%
  • County 31.9%
  • State 29.2%

Sixty one percent of Poydras residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 60.8%
  • County 52.2%
  • State 52.5%

Twenty seven percent of Poydras 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 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. Twenty nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Sixteen 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 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 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • St. Bernard Parish 23.4%
  • State 20.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 42.7%
  • County 39.0%
  • State 36.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Poydras 28.7%
  • County 27.3%
  • State 31.1%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 16.1%
  • St. Bernard Parish 17.7%
  • State 21.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 36.7%
  • County 41.3%
  • State 41.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.6
  • County 5.9
  • Louisiana 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Poydras 2.9
  • County 2.8
  • Louisiana 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Poydras 1.1
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.3

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

Twelve percent of Poydras 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 five percent are overweight. Eighteen 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. Ten percent of people living in Poydras have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty six percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Two 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. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Poydras 11.7%
  • County 10.3%
  • Louisiana 10.6%

People with anemia (%)

  • Poydras 3.3%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 4.0%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 4.0%
  • Louisiana 3.4%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 35.5%
  • St. Bernard Parish 34.3%
  • Louisiana 34.4%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Poydras 18.1%
  • St. Bernard Parish 19.1%
  • State 17.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 11.4%

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

  • Here 20.0%
  • St. Bernard Parish 19.3%
  • State 18.4%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Poydras 26.2%
  • County 26.6%
  • State 24.4%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • St. Bernard Parish 3.5%
  • State 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Poydras 3.7%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.2%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 2.8%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Poydras 2.4%
  • County 2.4%
  • State 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 4.1%
  • Louisiana 3.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 4.1%
  • Louisiana 3.7%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 3.1%
  • Louisiana 2.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 8.2%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Poydras 4.1%
  • St. Bernard Parish 4.1%
  • Louisiana 3.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • St. Bernard Parish 2.6%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Poydras 7.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 9.0%
  • Louisiana 8.0%

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

Sixty five percent of births in Poydras were vaginal deliveries. Thirty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty two percent of women in Poydras have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eleven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eighteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Seventeen 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 65.2%
  • St. Bernard Parish 64.4%
  • State 63.1%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Poydras 34.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 35.6%
  • Louisiana 36.9%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Poydras 99.2%
  • County 99.3%
  • State 99.0%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Poydras 62.1%
  • County 60.0%
  • Louisiana 59.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 47.8%
  • County 53.7%
  • Louisiana 51.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 21.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 23.0%
  • State 21.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • County 12.7%
  • Louisiana 11.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Poydras 78.3%
  • St. Bernard Parish 75.4%
  • Louisiana 75.3%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Poydras 9.0%
  • County 8.6%
  • State 8.1%

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

  • Poydras 17.6%
  • County 15.5%
  • Louisiana 18.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 16.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 19.6%
  • State 16.3%

People living in Poydras report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Poydras residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Poydras are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Poydras 53.2%
  • St. Bernard Parish 55.5%
  • State 55.8%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • St. Bernard Parish 4.3%
  • Louisiana 4.6%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Poydras 38.0%
  • St. Bernard Parish 37.5%
  • State 43.8%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 8.5%
  • Louisiana 8.8%

People in Poydras spend $356 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 25 percent of their income. The average family in Poydras spends $77 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $124 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $25 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Poydras $356
  • County $355
  • Louisiana $354

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

  • Poydras 25.2%
  • St. Bernard Parish 24.1%
  • Louisiana 25.0%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $77
  • St. Bernard Parish $72
  • State $73

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Poydras 4.9%
  • St. Bernard Parish 4.5%
  • State 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $124
  • County $128
  • Louisiana $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Poydras 6.4%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Poydras $25
  • County $23
  • Louisiana $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • St. Bernard Parish 1.2%
  • Louisiana 1.3%

People living in Poydras report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 percent. Seventy three 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty percent of Poydras population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty 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 Poydras had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 77.8%
  • County 78.1%
  • State 80.3%

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

  • Poydras 72.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 77.3%
  • Louisiana 80.7%

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

  • Here 94.0%
  • County 94.3%
  • Louisiana 95.4%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Poydras 20.1%
  • St. Bernard Parish 20.6%
  • State 18.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 49.5%
  • County 45.6%
  • Louisiana 40.5%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.1%
  • County 15.5%
  • Louisiana 15.3%

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

Twenty five percent of Poydras 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 (%)

  • Poydras 24.6%
  • County 26.7%
  • State 26.4%

Twenty percent of Poydras 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 six percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. 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 19.8%
  • St. Bernard Parish 18.8%
  • Louisiana 17.6%

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

  • Poydras 25.7%
  • County 25.2%
  • Louisiana 23.6%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Poydras 8.7%
  • St. Bernard Parish 9.5%
  • Louisiana 9.1%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Poydras 10.6%
  • St. Bernard Parish 10.3%
  • Louisiana 9.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • County 8.0%
  • State 8.0%

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

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