Health and Nutrition of Town and Country, MO Residents

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Sixty one percent of Town and Country 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 60.6%
  • County 52.5%
  • Missouri 49.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Town and Country 20.6
  • St. Louis County 20.6
  • Missouri 21.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Town and Country 4.1
  • County 3.8
  • Missouri 3.6

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

  • Town and Country 1.2
  • St. Louis County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.0
  • St. Louis County 1.8
  • Missouri 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Town and Country 2.7
  • County 3.2
  • State 3.7

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

The average Town and Country resident last visited a dentist one years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Eight percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Sixteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Town and Country residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 62 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 four 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 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Town and Country 1.1
  • County 1.7
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • St. Louis County 13.3%
  • Missouri 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 16.0%
  • County 19.5%
  • Missouri 21.1%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 61.7%
  • St. Louis County 51.1%
  • Missouri 46.9%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Town and Country 3.8
  • County 3.1
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Town and Country 2.6
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Town and Country 25.2
  • County 23.6
  • Missouri 22.6

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

The average height of Town and Country residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 175 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty percent of people living here are obese. Thirty nine percent have ever been obese. Forty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.0
  • St. Louis County 67.0
  • Missouri 67.0

Average weight (pounds)

  • Town and Country 174.7
  • St. Louis County 180.5
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Town and Country 27.5
  • County 28.6
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Town and Country 29.8%
  • St. Louis County 36.7%
  • State 37.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 38.7%
  • St. Louis County 47.5%
  • State 49.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Town and Country 41.8%
  • St. Louis County 37.7%
  • Missouri 35.4%

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

Sixty two percent of Town and Country residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Sixteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Fifteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Six percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 62.4%
  • St. Louis County 63.0%
  • Missouri 64.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • County 20.4%
  • State 23.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Town and Country 15.0%
  • St. Louis County 18.9%
  • Missouri 21.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • County 2.6%
  • Missouri 3.1%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 9.6%
  • Missouri 12.6%

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

Nine percent of people living in Town and Country have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty seven 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 9.1%
  • St. Louis County 9.6%
  • State 10.1%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Town and Country 56.8%
  • County 49.7%
  • State 47.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.2%

Town and Country 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
  • County 1.1
  • Missouri 1.1

Eleven percent of Town and Country 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. Seven percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty nine percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen 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 five percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • St. Louis County 10.8%
  • State 11.4%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 5.7%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Town and Country 69.7%
  • St. Louis County 67.7%
  • State 68.8%

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

  • Here 39.2%
  • St. Louis County 30.8%
  • Missouri 30.1%

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

  • Town and Country 15.2%
  • County 15.2%
  • Missouri 16.2%

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

  • Here 21.0%
  • St. Louis County 20.7%
  • State 22.1%

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

  • Town and Country 45.5%
  • St. Louis County 42.4%
  • State 42.5%

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

Eighty nine percent of people living in Town and Country are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Town and Country 89.1%
  • County 79.6%
  • State 75.7%

Twenty eight percent of people living in Town and Country 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. Fifty eight percent of people in Town and Country frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty two percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Here 27.9%
  • County 24.3%
  • Missouri 23.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 27.9%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 25.4%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 58.2%
  • County 46.7%
  • Missouri 43.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Town and Country 21.7%
  • County 19.1%
  • Missouri 19.6%

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

Fifty four percent of people living in Town and Country use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 53.6%
  • County 39.2%
  • State 36.0%

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

Twenty percent of Town and Country residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Nineteen percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty six percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty seven percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Eighteen percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Fifteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Fourteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Seven 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. Two 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 19.8%
  • St. Louis County 24.1%
  • Missouri 25.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Town and Country 18.8%
  • St. Louis County 24.4%
  • Missouri 26.6%

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

  • Town and Country 36.1%
  • St. Louis County 39.8%
  • Missouri 41.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Town and Country 47.1%
  • St. Louis County 50.1%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Town and Country 18.0%
  • County 25.1%
  • State 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • St. Louis County 19.5%
  • Missouri 21.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Town and Country 13.9%
  • St. Louis County 17.4%
  • State 18.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Town and Country 6.5%
  • County 11.2%
  • Missouri 13.3%

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

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 4.2%

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

Town and Country residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Town and Country 2.3
  • County 2.1
  • State 2.2

Eighty four percent of people living in Town and Country have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Seven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 6.8 days per month on average. They have 4.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 11 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Town and Country 83.7%
  • County 80.5%
  • State 80.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • St. Louis County 10.0%
  • Missouri 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Town and Country 6.8
  • County 5.5
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.2
  • St. Louis County 5.2
  • Missouri 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Town and Country 11.0
  • St. Louis County 20.1
  • Missouri 23.3

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

Ninety seven percent of Town and Country 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 seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Nine percent of males in Town and Country 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 eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty seven percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Town and Country were 19 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 14 women. He has vaginal sex with eight women. People living here were on average 24 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on two women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 2.9 men on average. They have had 1.0 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Town and Country were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Four percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Town and Country has vaginal or anal sex 44 times a year. Fifty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Town and Country 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Town and Country 97.1%
  • St. Louis County 97.1%
  • Missouri 97.2%

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

  • Town and Country 94.0%
  • St. Louis County 94.2%
  • Missouri 94.3%

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

  • Town and Country 87.2%
  • County 86.6%
  • State 87.1%

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

  • Town and Country 32.9%
  • County 43.5%
  • State 47.3%

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

  • Town and Country 8.8%
  • St. Louis County 6.6%
  • Missouri 5.9%

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

  • Town and Country 96.7%
  • St. Louis County 97.1%
  • Missouri 97.3%

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

  • Here 87.8%
  • St. Louis County 84.5%
  • State 85.3%

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

  • Here 36.9%
  • County 37.2%
  • State 39.1%

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

  • Town and Country 8.0%
  • County 10.9%
  • Missouri 11.7%

Average age people first had sex

  • Town and Country 18.6
  • St. Louis County 17.2
  • State 16.8

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

  • Town and Country 13.8
  • St. Louis County 24.7
  • Missouri 26.4

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

  • Here 8.3
  • St. Louis County 18.8
  • State 20.6

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

  • Here 23.6
  • County 22.4
  • State 21.6

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

  • Town and Country 2.4
  • St. Louis County 4.3
  • State 5.0

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

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.9
  • Missouri 2.8

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

  • Town and Country 1.0
  • County 1.5
  • Missouri 1.6

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

  • Town and Country 19.7
  • St. Louis County 19.6
  • Missouri 19.9

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

  • Here 3.0
  • County 4.6
  • State 5.1

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Town and Country 4.0%
  • St. Louis County 8.2%
  • Missouri 8.6%

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

  • Here 43.7
  • St. Louis County 55.0
  • State 60.7

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 57.1%
  • County 54.4%
  • State 55.1%

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

  • Here 8.4
  • County 10.6
  • Missouri 11.3

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

  • Here 7.4
  • County 9.1
  • State 9.9

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

  • Here 0.3
  • St. Louis County 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Town and Country 86.0%
  • St. Louis County 83.1%
  • State 83.4%

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

Nine percent of households in Town and Country 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 (%)

  • Town and Country 8.8%
  • St. Louis County 10.2%
  • State 10.2%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Town and Country 5.0%
  • St. Louis County 4.4%
  • Missouri 4.3%

Town and Country 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

  • Town and Country 7.0
  • St. Louis County 6.8
  • Missouri 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 30.1%
  • County 30.5%
  • State 31.9%

Twenty seven percent of Town and Country residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Town and Country 26.9%
  • St. Louis County 45.6%
  • Missouri 51.3%

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

Fourteen percent of Town and Country 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 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. Thirty percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirty 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 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 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 (%)

  • Town and Country 13.7%
  • County 18.9%
  • Missouri 21.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 29.7%
  • County 35.7%
  • State 37.7%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 29.7%
  • County 30.2%
  • State 29.9%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 30.3%
  • St. Louis County 24.0%
  • Missouri 19.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Town and Country 56.7%
  • St. Louis County 46.9%
  • State 43.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 7.1
  • St. Louis County 6.4
  • State 6.2

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Town and Country 2.3
  • County 2.7
  • Missouri 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.2

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

Nine percent of Town and Country 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. Eleven 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 Town and Country have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty eight percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Six percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Four 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. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Ten percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Fifteen percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Town and Country 9.0%
  • County 10.1%
  • Missouri 10.9%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • St. Louis County 3.6%
  • Missouri 3.4%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Town and Country 3.9%
  • County 3.7%
  • Missouri 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • County 34.8%
  • Missouri 34.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Town and Country 11.2%
  • County 16.5%
  • State 19.7%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Town and Country 12.9%
  • County 11.7%
  • Missouri 11.9%

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

  • Town and Country 12.9%
  • St. Louis County 16.8%
  • State 18.5%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 27.6%
  • St. Louis County 25.2%
  • State 26.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Town and Country 6.0%
  • County 4.3%
  • Missouri 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • St. Louis County 2.9%
  • State 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • St. Louis County 3.0%
  • State 3.3%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Town and Country 2.4%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • St. Louis County 3.4%
  • Missouri 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Town and Country 2.7%
  • St. Louis County 3.5%
  • Missouri 3.9%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • St. Louis County 2.5%
  • State 3.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • County 7.9%
  • State 7.7%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Town and Country 2.5%
  • St. Louis County 3.3%
  • State 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Town and Country 2.0%
  • St. Louis County 2.5%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 15.3%
  • St. Louis County 10.0%
  • Missouri 9.4%

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

Sixty two percent of births in Town and Country were vaginal deliveries. Thirty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty five percent of women in Town and Country have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fifteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nine percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty six 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 (%)

  • Town and Country 62.2%
  • St. Louis County 62.1%
  • State 64.7%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Town and Country 37.8%
  • County 37.9%
  • Missouri 35.3%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Town and Country 99.2%
  • County 99.3%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Town and Country 56.3%
  • County 57.8%
  • State 59.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Town and Country 68.9%
  • St. Louis County 56.8%
  • State 54.1%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • County 22.5%
  • Missouri 22.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 15.1%
  • County 12.3%
  • Missouri 12.3%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Town and Country 75.8%
  • County 76.5%
  • Missouri 75.5%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • County 8.9%
  • Missouri 8.3%

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

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 14.9%
  • State 16.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Town and Country 26.5%
  • County 19.3%
  • Missouri 19.0%

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

People living in Town and Country report their general health condition on average at 65 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of Town and Country residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Town and Country are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Town and Country 65.0%
  • County 58.7%
  • Missouri 56.3%

Blood donors (%)

  • Town and Country 6.3%
  • County 5.3%
  • Missouri 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 40.1%
  • County 42.4%
  • Missouri 40.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • County 8.8%
  • Missouri 8.6%

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

People in Town and Country spend $389 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 15 percent of their income. The average family in Town and Country spends $81 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $226 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $33 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Town and Country $389
  • St. Louis County $360
  • Missouri $358

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

  • Town and Country 15.1%
  • County 21.1%
  • Missouri 23.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $81
  • County $75
  • Missouri $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Town and Country 2.9%
  • County 4.0%
  • Missouri 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Town and Country $226
  • County $162
  • State $143

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Town and Country 8.0%
  • St. Louis County 7.1%
  • Missouri 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Town and Country $33
  • St. Louis County $27
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Town and Country 0.9%
  • County 1.2%
  • Missouri 1.3%

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

People living in Town and Country report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 percent. Eighty five 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 seven percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Sixteen percent of Town and Country population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Twenty four 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. Eleven percent of people in Town and Country had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.5%
  • St. Louis County 80.2%
  • Missouri 78.8%

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

  • Town and Country 85.2%
  • County 81.6%
  • Missouri 78.4%

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

  • Town and Country 96.8%
  • St. Louis County 95.6%
  • State 94.9%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 16.0%
  • St. Louis County 18.2%
  • Missouri 20.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Town and Country 24.4%
  • St. Louis County 36.6%
  • State 42.7%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Town and Country 11.0%
  • St. Louis County 14.3%
  • Missouri 15.7%

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Thirty one percent of Town and Country 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 (%)

  • Town and Country 31.4%
  • St. Louis County 26.7%
  • Missouri 26.6%

Nine percent of Town and Country 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. Sixteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Seven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Five percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eight percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Town and Country 8.7%
  • St. Louis County 15.3%
  • Missouri 18.4%

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

  • Town and Country 16.0%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 24.8%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Town and Country 7.2%
  • St. Louis County 8.4%
  • State 9.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 7.9%
  • State 9.6%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 7.7%
  • State 8.0%

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

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