Health and Nutrition of River Forest, IL Residents

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Fifty six percent of River Forest 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 one 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 55.7%
  • County 48.6%
  • Illinois 48.6%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • River Forest 21.2
  • Cook County 19.6
  • State 20.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • River Forest 3.9
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.6

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

  • River Forest 1.5
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.9
  • Cook County 2.0
  • State 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.2
  • Cook County 3.2
  • State 3.5

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

The average River Forest 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). Eleven 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). River Forest residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 56 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 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.5
  • Cook County 1.9
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • County 15.6%
  • Illinois 16.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • River Forest 18.0%
  • Cook County 20.7%
  • Illinois 21.4%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 55.7%
  • County 46.6%
  • State 45.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • River Forest 3.3
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.6
  • Cook County 3.1
  • Illinois 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.1
  • Cook County 23.5
  • State 22.9

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

The average height of River Forest residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 176 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty three percent of people living here are obese. Forty three percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.9
  • Cook County 66.4
  • State 66.6

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 175.7
  • Cook County 178.5
  • Illinois 179.3

Average BMI

  • Here 27.9
  • Cook County 28.7
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 32.6%
  • Cook County 37.5%
  • State 37.3%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • River Forest 42.8%
  • County 48.3%
  • State 48.8%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • River Forest 38.7%
  • Cook County 35.6%
  • State 34.8%

Sixty one percent of River Forest residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Eighteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Seventeen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Eight percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • River Forest 61.4%
  • Cook County 61.2%
  • Illinois 63.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 18.4%
  • County 21.3%
  • Illinois 23.4%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 17.2%
  • County 19.5%
  • Illinois 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • River Forest 2.0%
  • County 2.4%
  • State 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • River Forest 8.4%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 12.7%

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

Nine percent of people living in River Forest 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. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 8.8%
  • County 10.0%
  • Illinois 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 50.5%
  • County 47.1%
  • Illinois 46.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • River Forest 2.7%
  • County 3.1%
  • Illinois 3.1%

River Forest 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
  • Cook County 1.1
  • Illinois 1.1

Twelve percent of River Forest 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 three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Here 11.7%
  • County 10.6%
  • Illinois 11.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • River Forest 5.6%
  • Cook County 5.3%
  • Illinois 5.6%

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

  • River Forest 68.6%
  • County 64.0%
  • State 66.6%

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

  • River Forest 33.3%
  • Cook County 24.2%
  • State 26.7%

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

  • Here 14.9%
  • Cook County 13.4%
  • Illinois 15.1%

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

  • River Forest 21.6%
  • Cook County 18.0%
  • Illinois 20.7%

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

  • River Forest 44.5%
  • Cook County 35.6%
  • State 39.0%

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

Eighty three percent of people living in River Forest are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • River Forest 83.4%
  • County 74.2%
  • State 73.6%

Twenty three percent of people living in River Forest have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty five percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty nine percent of people in River Forest frequently check their blood cholesterol. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • River Forest 23.4%
  • County 21.4%
  • Illinois 22.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 25.0%
  • County 22.9%
  • State 23.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • River Forest 48.9%
  • Cook County 41.5%
  • State 41.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 19.3%
  • County 17.1%
  • Illinois 18.2%

Forty six percent of people living in River Forest use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • River Forest 46.5%
  • Cook County 31.2%
  • State 32.9%

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

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

  • Here 22.6%
  • County 26.3%
  • Illinois 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • River Forest 23.1%
  • Cook County 26.6%
  • Illinois 27.3%

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

  • Here 39.2%
  • Cook County 40.3%
  • State 41.4%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • River Forest 49.9%
  • County 50.4%
  • State 51.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • Cook County 28.4%
  • Illinois 28.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • River Forest 19.0%
  • Cook County 20.2%
  • Illinois 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • River Forest 16.7%
  • County 18.8%
  • State 19.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • River Forest 10.4%
  • County 14.1%
  • Illinois 14.3%

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

  • River Forest 3.3%
  • County 4.3%
  • Illinois 4.4%

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

River Forest residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • River Forest 2.1
  • Cook County 1.8
  • Illinois 2.0

Eighty two percent of people living in River Forest 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 5.9 days per month on average. They have 4.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 17 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • River Forest 82.0%
  • Cook County 78.0%
  • Illinois 79.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • River Forest 9.4%
  • Cook County 11.4%
  • State 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • River Forest 5.9
  • County 4.6
  • Illinois 4.7

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.8
  • County 5.4
  • State 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • River Forest 16.9
  • Cook County 21.2
  • Illinois 22.9

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

Ninety seven percent of River Forest 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 eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in River Forest have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety six percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in River Forest were 18 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 20 women. He has vaginal sex with 15 women. People living here were on average 23 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 4.2 men on average. They have had 2.2 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in River Forest 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. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in River Forest has vaginal or anal sex 55 times a year. Fifty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in River Forest 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 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.7%
  • County 97.2%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 93.8%
  • County 93.1%
  • Illinois 93.9%

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

  • River Forest 87.5%
  • Cook County 83.3%
  • Illinois 85.5%

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

  • Here 41.1%
  • County 47.0%
  • State 48.3%

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

  • River Forest 7.9%
  • County 6.7%
  • Illinois 6.1%

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

  • River Forest 96.5%
  • Cook County 96.7%
  • Illinois 97.1%

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

  • River Forest 86.2%
  • Cook County 81.3%
  • State 83.4%

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

  • Here 35.5%
  • Cook County 37.9%
  • Illinois 38.9%

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

  • River Forest 9.2%
  • County 12.8%
  • State 12.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.7
  • Cook County 16.9
  • Illinois 16.8

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

  • River Forest 19.6
  • Cook County 26.7
  • State 26.9

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

  • Here 15.5
  • Cook County 21.3
  • Illinois 21.7

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

  • Here 22.9
  • County 21.8
  • Illinois 21.5

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

  • Here 3.6
  • Cook County 4.5
  • Illinois 5.0

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

  • River Forest 4.2
  • Cook County 2.1
  • State 2.4

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

  • River Forest 2.2
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.4

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

  • River Forest 19.8
  • County 19.8
  • Illinois 20.0

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

  • River Forest 5.6
  • County 3.8
  • State 4.6

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • River Forest 5.6%
  • County 11.1%
  • Illinois 9.8%

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

  • Here 54.7
  • Cook County 60.1
  • Illinois 62.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 56.3%
  • County 49.6%
  • State 52.8%

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

  • Here 9.9
  • Cook County 10.4
  • State 11.1

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

  • Here 8.8
  • Cook County 8.8
  • State 9.7

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

  • Here 0.4
  • Cook County 0.6
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • River Forest 84.3%
  • Cook County 71.6%
  • State 76.6%

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

Nine percent of households in River Forest 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 9.4%
  • Cook County 10.5%
  • Illinois 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Cook County 4.3%
  • Illinois 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • River Forest 7.0
  • County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • River Forest 30.1%
  • County 27.6%
  • State 29.8%

Thirty eight percent of River Forest residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • River Forest 38.4%
  • Cook County 50.6%
  • State 52.2%

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

Seventeen percent of River Forest residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty three percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Twenty nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty seven 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. Fifty one 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 seven 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 17.5%
  • County 19.0%
  • State 20.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 32.8%
  • County 34.0%
  • State 36.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • River Forest 29.2%
  • County 32.0%
  • State 30.9%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • River Forest 26.9%
  • Cook County 22.1%
  • Illinois 20.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • River Forest 51.5%
  • Cook County 42.0%
  • State 41.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.6
  • County 6.1
  • Illinois 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • River Forest 2.5
  • County 2.7
  • Illinois 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.3

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

Ten percent of River Forest 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 four 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. Eleven percent of people living in River Forest have ever received a blood transfusion. Fifteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two 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 (%)

  • River Forest 9.8%
  • County 9.8%
  • State 10.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Cook County 4.0%
  • Illinois 3.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • River Forest 4.1%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.7%
  • Cook County 32.9%
  • Illinois 33.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.3%
  • County 19.1%
  • State 20.7%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • River Forest 11.0%
  • County 10.9%
  • Illinois 11.3%

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

  • Here 15.1%
  • Cook County 19.5%
  • Illinois 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 24.5%
  • Cook County 22.2%
  • State 24.1%

People with gout (%)

  • River Forest 4.3%
  • Cook County 3.3%
  • State 3.6%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Cook County 2.8%
  • State 3.2%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • River Forest 3.0%
  • County 2.6%
  • Illinois 2.9%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • River Forest 2.2%
  • County 1.9%
  • Illinois 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • River Forest 3.3%
  • County 3.0%
  • Illinois 3.5%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 3.4%
  • Illinois 3.7%

People with emphysema (%)

  • River Forest 2.4%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 2.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • River Forest 8.8%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Cook County 3.0%
  • Illinois 3.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • River Forest 2.3%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • Cook County 6.9%
  • Illinois 7.9%

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

Sixty one percent of births in River Forest were vaginal deliveries. Thirty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty five percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty one percent of women in River Forest have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Thirteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eleven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eleven percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty 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 60.9%
  • Cook County 63.3%
  • State 64.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • River Forest 39.1%
  • Cook County 36.7%
  • State 35.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • River Forest 99.4%
  • County 99.1%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • River Forest 55.4%
  • County 58.9%
  • State 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 61.6%
  • Cook County 55.5%
  • Illinois 54.6%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • River Forest 21.3%
  • Cook County 19.2%
  • Illinois 20.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 9.8%
  • Illinois 11.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 77.1%
  • Cook County 71.1%
  • Illinois 72.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 6.7%
  • State 7.4%

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

  • Here 11.4%
  • County 18.7%
  • State 17.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 19.6%
  • Cook County 14.4%
  • Illinois 16.3%

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

People living in River Forest report their general health condition on average at 61 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of River Forest residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in River Forest are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • River Forest 61.5%
  • Cook County 55.5%
  • State 55.4%

Blood donors (%)

  • River Forest 5.6%
  • Cook County 4.5%
  • Illinois 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • River Forest 39.7%
  • County 42.5%
  • State 40.8%

Left-handed people (%)

  • River Forest 8.3%
  • County 8.0%
  • State 8.2%

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

People in River Forest spend $375 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 19 percent of their income. The average family in River Forest spends $78 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $186 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $30 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 $375
  • County $361
  • Illinois $361

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

  • River Forest 18.7%
  • Cook County 23.8%
  • State 24.2%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $78
  • Cook County $80
  • Illinois $74

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • River Forest $186
  • County $142
  • Illinois $139

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • County 7.4%
  • Illinois 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $30
  • Cook County $26
  • Illinois $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • River Forest 1.1%
  • Cook County 1.2%
  • Illinois 1.2%

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

People living in River Forest report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty two percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Seventeen percent of River Forest population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty 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. Twelve percent of people in River Forest had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.3%
  • County 80.7%
  • State 79.5%

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

  • Here 81.9%
  • County 82.5%
  • State 79.7%

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

  • Here 95.6%
  • County 95.7%
  • Illinois 95.1%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • River Forest 17.2%
  • County 17.1%
  • State 19.1%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • River Forest 31.4%
  • Cook County 38.0%
  • Illinois 41.6%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • County 13.8%
  • State 14.9%

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

Twenty seven percent of River Forest 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 26.8%
  • County 25.2%
  • Illinois 25.2%

Thirteen percent of River Forest 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. Nineteen 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. Seven 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 (%)

  • River Forest 12.9%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 17.9%

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

  • River Forest 19.1%
  • Cook County 21.5%
  • Illinois 23.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • River Forest 7.6%
  • Cook County 8.3%
  • Illinois 9.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • River Forest 6.9%
  • County 9.2%
  • Illinois 9.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • River Forest 7.0%
  • County 7.2%
  • Illinois 7.5%

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

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