Health and Nutrition of War, WV Residents

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Forty seven percent of War residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 18 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 two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • War 47.5%
  • County 48.7%
  • West Virginia 50.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 18.4
  • McDowell County 21.7
  • West Virginia 21.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • War 3.3
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.5

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

  • War 2.1
  • County 2.1
  • West Virginia 1.7

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.5
  • McDowell County 1.8
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 2.1
  • County 3.7
  • West Virginia 3.7

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

The average War resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Sixteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Fifteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). War 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 four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 21 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.4
  • McDowell County 2.3
  • West Virginia 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • War 15.5%
  • County 14.9%
  • State 15.5%

People with gum disease (%)

  • War 15.4%
  • McDowell County 22.4%
  • State 21.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • War 45.4%
  • McDowell County 42.8%
  • State 47.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.3
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • War 4.2
  • McDowell County 3.0
  • West Virginia 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • War 21.1
  • McDowell County 20.9
  • State 22.4

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

The average height of War residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 182 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty four percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • War 65.9
  • County 69.0
  • State 67.0

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 182.1
  • McDowell County 192.3
  • West Virginia 180.2

Average BMI

  • Here 29.3
  • McDowell County 28.5
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 43.8%
  • McDowell County 35.3%
  • State 36.7%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 54.0%
  • County 50.1%
  • West Virginia 48.8%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 32.2%
  • County 25.7%
  • State 35.3%

Forty nine percent of War residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Sixteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Fourteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Four percent have ever used heroin.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • War 49.0%
  • County 66.6%
  • West Virginia 65.2%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 15.6%
  • McDowell County 25.5%
  • West Virginia 24.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • War 14.1%
  • County 24.7%
  • State 22.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • War 3.6%
  • County 4.2%
  • West Virginia 3.2%

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

Sixteen percent of people living in War have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty one percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Six percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • War 16.1%
  • McDowell County 11.7%
  • State 10.1%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 50.6%
  • County 44.9%
  • State 47.4%

People taking insulin (%)

  • War 5.6%
  • McDowell County 4.1%
  • State 3.1%

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

War 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

  • War 1.4
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.1

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

Five percent of War residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Fifty three percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Nine percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Fourteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Twenty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • War 5.4%
  • McDowell County 11.7%
  • West Virginia 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • War 5.2%
  • McDowell County 6.8%
  • West Virginia 5.7%

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

  • War 52.6%
  • McDowell County 64.0%
  • West Virginia 70.2%

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

  • War 9.4%
  • McDowell County 19.5%
  • West Virginia 17.2%

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

  • Here 13.5%
  • County 28.1%
  • West Virginia 23.3%

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

  • Here 20.2%
  • McDowell County 32.9%
  • State 44.1%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 75.0%
  • McDowell County 75.2%
  • West Virginia 76.8%

Thirty five percent of people living in War 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. Fifty five percent of people in War frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty three 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 35.2%
  • County 25.8%
  • West Virginia 24.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 24.8%
  • County 26.7%
  • West Virginia 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • War 55.1%
  • County 46.3%
  • West Virginia 43.9%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • War 23.4%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 20.8%

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

Twenty three percent of War residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty three percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Twenty seven percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Sixteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twelve percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Eleven 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 23.1%
  • County 26.2%
  • State 25.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • War 23.1%
  • McDowell County 25.5%
  • State 27.1%

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

  • Here 26.9%
  • County 39.2%
  • West Virginia 42.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 43.1%
  • County 45.7%
  • State 51.7%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • War 28.4%
  • County 22.7%
  • State 26.7%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • War 15.6%
  • County 17.9%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • McDowell County 17.0%
  • State 19.0%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • County 14.7%
  • West Virginia 13.5%

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

  • Here 3.0%
  • McDowell County 4.6%
  • State 4.4%

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

War residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.0
  • McDowell County 2.2
  • State 2.3

Sixty four percent of people living in War have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twenty one percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.7 days per month on average. They have 4.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 22 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • War 64.4%
  • County 84.2%
  • State 81.0%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 21.0%
  • McDowell County 8.7%
  • State 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • War 3.7
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.4

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.9
  • County 7.6
  • West Virginia 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • War 22.0
  • County 32.4
  • West Virginia 24.3

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

Ninety eight percent of War 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. Seventy six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in War 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. Fifty one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Twenty percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in War 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 38 women. He has vaginal sex with 35 women. People living here were on average 26 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on three women. People in War were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. The average person in War has vaginal or anal sex 40 times a year. Thirty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in War 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • War 98.4%
  • McDowell County 97.3%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • War 95.4%
  • County 95.0%
  • State 94.6%

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

  • War 76.5%
  • County 87.0%
  • West Virginia 88.0%

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

  • Here 39.0%
  • McDowell County 48.1%
  • State 48.5%

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

  • War 5.1%
  • McDowell County 5.6%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Here 96.9%
  • County 96.6%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • War 51.2%
  • County 61.1%
  • State 86.8%

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

  • War 19.9%
  • McDowell County 26.1%
  • West Virginia 38.1%

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

  • War 13.3%
  • County 14.0%
  • State 10.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • War 16.8
  • McDowell County 16.5
  • State 16.8

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

  • War 37.5
  • County 27.9
  • West Virginia 26.8

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

  • Here 34.9
  • County 23.0
  • State 21.1

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

  • War 25.6
  • McDowell County 19.9
  • West Virginia 21.6

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

  • War 3.0
  • County 8.8
  • West Virginia 5.4

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

  • War 19.5
  • County 21.5
  • West Virginia 19.8

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

  • Here 40.1
  • County 60.8
  • West Virginia 61.0

People having sex without condom (%)

  • War 34.5%
  • County 49.2%
  • West Virginia 55.6%

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

  • War 8.7
  • McDowell County 10.5
  • West Virginia 10.8

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

  • Here 7.1
  • McDowell County 7.3
  • State 9.6

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

  • War 0.4
  • County 0.5
  • West Virginia 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • War 67.9%
  • McDowell County 83.2%
  • West Virginia 85.1%

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

Sixteen percent of households in War 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 (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • McDowell County 11.0%
  • State 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • McDowell County 4.8%
  • West Virginia 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • McDowell County 6.7
  • State 6.9

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • McDowell County 25.9%
  • West Virginia 32.7%

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

Fifty seven percent of War residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 57.0%
  • County 54.6%
  • State 49.6%

Nineteen percent of War 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. Twenty six 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 five percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Eighteen percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty four 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 0.9 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • McDowell County 28.5%
  • State 22.7%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • War 26.3%
  • County 39.0%
  • West Virginia 38.8%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • War 34.6%
  • County 31.4%
  • State 28.4%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • War 17.9%
  • McDowell County 18.6%
  • West Virginia 18.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • War 33.5%
  • County 36.3%
  • State 43.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.7
  • County 6.0
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 3.1
  • McDowell County 2.9
  • West Virginia 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • War 0.9
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.2

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

Nine percent of War residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Nine percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Thirty two percent are overweight. Sixteen 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 War have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty six percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two 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 another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • War 8.7%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 10.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • War 8.7%
  • County 2.5%
  • West Virginia 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 31.9%
  • County 29.7%
  • State 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.9%
  • McDowell County 18.2%
  • State 19.0%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • War 12.8%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 12.0%

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

  • Here 25.8%
  • County 18.8%
  • State 18.3%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 20.1%
  • McDowell County 25.5%
  • State 27.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • McDowell County 4.9%
  • West Virginia 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 4.5%
  • West Virginia 3.7%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 4.8%
  • West Virginia 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • County 5.3%
  • West Virginia 4.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.8%
  • West Virginia 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • War 3.8%
  • County 3.8%
  • West Virginia 8.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 3.6%
  • West Virginia 4.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • McDowell County 7.8%
  • State 10.3%

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

Sixty nine percent of births in War were vaginal deliveries. Thirty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty nine percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Twenty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty five percent of women in War 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 two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twenty percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eight 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 (%)

  • War 69.3%
  • McDowell County 69.4%
  • State 64.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • War 30.7%
  • County 30.6%
  • State 35.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 98.6%
  • McDowell County 98.3%
  • West Virginia 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 59.2%
  • McDowell County 61.0%
  • State 58.9%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 27.9%
  • McDowell County 36.7%
  • State 55.3%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • War 25.4%
  • McDowell County 28.3%
  • West Virginia 23.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • War 12.5%
  • McDowell County 11.5%
  • West Virginia 13.5%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • War 72.3%
  • McDowell County 66.3%
  • West Virginia 76.7%

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

  • Here 20.0%
  • McDowell County 17.9%
  • West Virginia 13.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • War 8.1%
  • County 12.1%
  • West Virginia 21.1%

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

People living in War report their general health condition on average at 51 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 51 percent of War residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Ten percent of people living in War are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • War 51.2%
  • McDowell County 54.7%
  • State 56.8%

Blood donors (%)

  • War 3.6%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 4.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 50.5%
  • County 39.1%
  • State 37.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • War 9.9%
  • County 9.8%
  • State 8.6%

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

People in War spend $336 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 27 percent of their income. The average family in War spends $67 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $102 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $24 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • War $336
  • County $352
  • West Virginia $354

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

  • Here 27.2%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • War $67
  • McDowell County $65
  • West Virginia $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • War 3.9%
  • McDowell County 3.6%
  • State 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $102
  • County $131
  • West Virginia $141

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • McDowell County 6.0%
  • West Virginia 6.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • War $24
  • McDowell County $23
  • West Virginia $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • War 1.3%
  • McDowell County 1.1%
  • West Virginia 1.2%

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

People living in War report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 percent. Eighty six 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. Ten percent of War population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty seven 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 War had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 82.4%
  • County 76.1%
  • West Virginia 77.9%

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

  • War 86.0%
  • McDowell County 75.9%
  • West Virginia 77.0%

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

  • Here 96.3%
  • County 94.1%
  • West Virginia 94.2%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • County 22.6%
  • West Virginia 21.0%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 36.8%
  • McDowell County 60.1%
  • State 44.5%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • McDowell County 21.2%
  • West Virginia 15.8%

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

Twenty one percent of War 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 (%)

  • War 20.9%
  • McDowell County 29.4%
  • West Virginia 27.6%

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

Eighteen percent of War 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 one 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. Eleven 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 (%)

  • War 17.5%
  • County 20.1%
  • State 18.7%

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

  • War 21.3%
  • County 26.5%
  • West Virginia 25.5%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 9.8%
  • West Virginia 9.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 9.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • War 10.7%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 8.2%

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

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