Health and Nutrition of Telford, PA Residents

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Forty nine percent of Telford 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Telford 48.9%
  • Montgomery County 52.8%
  • State 49.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Telford 22.0
  • County 21.4
  • State 21.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.3
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 1.8
  • Montgomery County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Telford 1.6
  • County 1.8
  • Pennsylvania 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Telford 3.6
  • County 3.4
  • Pennsylvania 3.5

The average Telford 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). Seventeen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Telford 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.1
  • Montgomery County 1.8
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 16.8%
  • County 13.5%
  • Pennsylvania 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.7%
  • Montgomery County 19.7%
  • State 21.1%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Telford 44.7%
  • Montgomery County 50.6%
  • Pennsylvania 46.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.7
  • Montgomery County 3.0
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • Montgomery County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 21.8
  • Montgomery County 23.1
  • State 22.2

The average height of Telford residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty three percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.6
  • County 67.0
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Telford 178.8
  • Montgomery County 178.1
  • State 180.1

Average BMI

  • Here 28.7
  • County 28.2
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Telford 36.9%
  • County 34.5%
  • State 37.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Telford 49.0%
  • County 45.6%
  • State 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 33.5%
  • Montgomery County 35.8%
  • State 34.6%

Sixty four percent of Telford 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. Four percent have ever used heroin. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 64.4%
  • Montgomery County 62.9%
  • State 64.2%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Telford 25.5%
  • County 21.4%
  • Pennsylvania 23.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 22.6%
  • Montgomery County 19.6%
  • Pennsylvania 21.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Telford 3.6%
  • Montgomery County 2.8%
  • Pennsylvania 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Telford 14.8%
  • Montgomery County 11.0%
  • Pennsylvania 12.8%

Ten percent of people living in Telford have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty six 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 10.4%
  • County 9.4%
  • State 10.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 45.9%
  • County 48.2%
  • State 47.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Telford 3.2%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.3%

Telford 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 1.1
  • State 1.2

Twelve percent of Telford 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 percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen 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 two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.3%
  • Montgomery County 11.2%
  • Pennsylvania 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Telford 5.8%
  • County 5.6%
  • Pennsylvania 5.8%

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

  • Here 69.4%
  • Montgomery County 68.2%
  • State 68.9%

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

  • Here 30.3%
  • County 31.1%
  • State 30.2%

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

  • Here 15.8%
  • Montgomery County 15.4%
  • Pennsylvania 16.1%

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

  • Telford 22.2%
  • County 21.8%
  • State 21.9%

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

  • Telford 41.7%
  • County 42.7%
  • State 41.9%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 73.2%
  • Montgomery County 79.0%
  • State 75.8%

Twenty four percent of people living in Telford 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 two percent of people in Telford 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 23.7%
  • County 23.4%
  • State 24.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Telford 25.9%
  • Montgomery County 25.1%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Telford 42.1%
  • County 45.3%
  • Pennsylvania 44.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 19.9%
  • County 19.5%
  • Pennsylvania 20.8%

Thirty five percent of people living in Telford use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 34.8%
  • Montgomery County 40.3%
  • Pennsylvania 35.2%

Twenty six percent of Telford 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 two 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. 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 (%)

  • Telford 26.0%
  • Montgomery County 23.8%
  • Pennsylvania 25.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Telford 27.6%
  • Montgomery County 24.5%
  • State 27.2%

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

  • Here 42.2%
  • Montgomery County 39.8%
  • State 41.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.6%
  • Montgomery County 49.7%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 27.7%
  • Montgomery County 24.4%
  • Pennsylvania 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Telford 20.8%
  • County 19.6%
  • Pennsylvania 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Telford 19.1%
  • County 17.6%
  • State 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 14.1%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 13.7%

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

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 4.4%

Telford residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • Montgomery County 2.1
  • Pennsylvania 2.2

Seventy eight percent of people living in Telford have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.6 days per month on average. They have 5.5 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 78.1%
  • Montgomery County 81.1%
  • Pennsylvania 79.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Telford 12.0%
  • Montgomery County 10.1%
  • State 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.6
  • Montgomery County 5.5
  • Pennsylvania 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Telford 5.5
  • County 5.4
  • Pennsylvania 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Telford 23.1
  • County 21.0
  • State 23.4

Ninety seven percent of Telford 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 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 Telford have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Telford 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 24 women. He has vaginal sex with 20 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 3.8 men on average. They have had 2.2 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Telford 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 Telford has vaginal or anal sex 68 times a year. Fifty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Telford 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had 10 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) (%)

  • Telford 97.3%
  • Montgomery County 97.0%
  • Pennsylvania 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.7%
  • Montgomery County 94.3%
  • Pennsylvania 94.6%

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

  • Here 87.3%
  • County 87.0%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Here 49.9%
  • Montgomery County 45.3%
  • Pennsylvania 48.0%

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

  • Here 6.1%
  • Montgomery County 6.3%
  • State 5.9%

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

  • Telford 97.1%
  • Montgomery County 96.8%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 85.4%
  • Montgomery County 85.5%
  • State 84.5%

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

  • Here 40.4%
  • Montgomery County 36.4%
  • Pennsylvania 38.1%

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

  • Telford 12.0%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 11.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.6
  • County 17.2
  • State 16.8

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

  • Telford 23.7
  • Montgomery County 23.9
  • Pennsylvania 27.0

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

  • Telford 19.9
  • County 18.8
  • State 21.2

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

  • Telford 20.9
  • Montgomery County 22.2
  • State 21.7

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

  • Here 5.0
  • County 4.6
  • State 5.1

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

  • Here 3.8
  • Montgomery County 3.1
  • Pennsylvania 3.5

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

  • Telford 2.2
  • County 1.7
  • Pennsylvania 2.0

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

  • Telford 19.8
  • Montgomery County 20.1
  • Pennsylvania 19.9

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

  • Telford 6.5
  • Montgomery County 5.1
  • State 5.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 7.3%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Telford 68.3
  • Montgomery County 58.2
  • State 60.6

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 56.7%
  • Montgomery County 54.8%
  • Pennsylvania 54.1%

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

  • Here 11.5
  • Montgomery County 10.5
  • Pennsylvania 11.2

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

  • Here 10.2
  • Montgomery County 9.1
  • Pennsylvania 9.8

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

  • Telford 0.6
  • Montgomery County 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Telford 82.1%
  • County 82.7%
  • State 82.3%

Nine percent of households in Telford 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 (%)

  • Telford 9.4%
  • County 9.5%
  • Pennsylvania 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Telford 4.1%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

Telford 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

  • Here 6.8
  • Montgomery County 6.9
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 32.8%
  • Montgomery County 30.5%
  • State 31.9%

Fifty two percent of Telford residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 52.0%
  • County 45.0%
  • Pennsylvania 50.8%

Twenty two percent of Telford 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. Seventeen 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 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 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 22.3%
  • Montgomery County 20.0%
  • Pennsylvania 21.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 37.6%
  • Montgomery County 35.2%
  • State 37.3%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Telford 27.6%
  • Montgomery County 29.9%
  • Pennsylvania 28.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 16.6%
  • County 22.8%
  • State 18.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 41.0%
  • County 46.2%
  • Pennsylvania 41.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Telford 5.9
  • County 6.3
  • Pennsylvania 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Telford 2.8
  • County 2.6
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.2

Eleven percent of Telford 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 three percent are overweight. Twenty two 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 Telford have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty eight percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four 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. 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. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • Montgomery County 10.2%
  • State 10.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Telford 4.0%
  • Montgomery County 3.9%
  • State 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 32.8%
  • Montgomery County 33.3%
  • Pennsylvania 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Telford 22.0%
  • Montgomery County 17.7%
  • Pennsylvania 20.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Telford 12.8%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 12.4%

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

  • Here 19.5%
  • County 16.7%
  • Pennsylvania 19.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 27.6%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 27.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Telford 3.8%
  • Montgomery County 4.0%
  • Pennsylvania 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 3.1%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Montgomery County 2.2%
  • Pennsylvania 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Telford 4.3%
  • Montgomery County 3.7%
  • State 4.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Telford 4.3%
  • Montgomery County 3.7%
  • State 4.3%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 3.1%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Telford 8.1%
  • County 8.2%
  • State 8.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 4.0%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Telford 9.5%
  • Montgomery County 10.4%
  • State 9.8%

Sixty seven percent of births in Telford were vaginal deliveries. Thirty three percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty four percent of women in Telford 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 one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Telford 67.4%
  • Montgomery County 61.6%
  • State 65.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Telford 32.6%
  • Montgomery County 38.4%
  • State 34.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • Montgomery County 99.4%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 61.8%
  • County 57.3%
  • Pennsylvania 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Telford 53.0%
  • Montgomery County 58.9%
  • Pennsylvania 53.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • Montgomery County 22.0%
  • State 24.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • County 12.6%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 71.0%
  • Montgomery County 75.9%
  • State 74.0%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Telford 6.9%
  • County 9.7%
  • State 7.9%

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

  • Here 16.8%
  • County 13.0%
  • Pennsylvania 15.2%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Telford 19.5%
  • County 19.7%
  • Pennsylvania 19.6%

People living in Telford report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Telford residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Telford are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Telford 54.8%
  • Montgomery County 58.7%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Telford 3.6%
  • Montgomery County 4.9%
  • Pennsylvania 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Telford 36.6%
  • Montgomery County 39.6%
  • Pennsylvania 38.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • Montgomery County 8.5%
  • State 8.5%

People in Telford spend $359 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 Telford spends $68 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $128 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 $359
  • County $366
  • Pennsylvania $356

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

  • Telford 25.0%
  • County 21.0%
  • Pennsylvania 23.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $68
  • County $73
  • State $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 3.7%
  • Pennsylvania 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Telford $128
  • County $163
  • Pennsylvania $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • County 6.5%
  • Pennsylvania 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Telford $22
  • County $27
  • State $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • Montgomery County 1.1%
  • Pennsylvania 1.2%

People living in Telford report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy eight percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty one percent of Telford population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty five 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 Telford had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 77.5%
  • Montgomery County 79.5%
  • Pennsylvania 78.0%

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

  • Here 77.6%
  • Montgomery County 80.0%
  • State 77.9%

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

  • Here 95.0%
  • County 95.4%
  • Pennsylvania 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • Montgomery County 18.6%
  • State 20.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 45.0%
  • County 38.4%
  • State 43.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Telford 16.2%
  • County 14.4%
  • State 15.4%

Twenty seven percent of Telford 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 27.4%
  • Montgomery County 26.5%
  • Pennsylvania 27.3%

Twenty percent of Telford 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. 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. Nine 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 19.5%
  • Montgomery County 16.0%
  • Pennsylvania 19.1%

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

  • Here 26.1%
  • Montgomery County 22.0%
  • State 25.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Telford 10.7%
  • County 8.6%
  • State 9.9%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Telford 11.3%
  • County 8.7%
  • State 10.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Telford 8.9%
  • Montgomery County 7.6%
  • Pennsylvania 8.6%
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