Health and Nutrition of Waterbury, CT Residents

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Forty eight percent of Waterbury residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Waterbury 48.1%
  • New Haven County 49.7%
  • State 49.4%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.4
  • New Haven County 20.9
  • Connecticut 21.1

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.5
  • County 3.6
  • Connecticut 3.5

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

  • Waterbury 1.9
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Waterbury 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Waterbury 3.3
  • New Haven County 3.4
  • State 3.5

The average Waterbury 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. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Waterbury 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • County 1.9
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Waterbury 16.1%
  • County 15.6%
  • Connecticut 16.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Waterbury 20.6%
  • County 20.9%
  • Connecticut 21.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Waterbury 45.5%
  • County 47.2%
  • Connecticut 46.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.8
  • County 2.9
  • Connecticut 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.0
  • County 2.8
  • Connecticut 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Waterbury 22.9
  • New Haven County 22.9
  • State 22.6

The average height of Waterbury residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Waterbury 66.0
  • New Haven County 66.6
  • Connecticut 66.7

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 178.5
  • County 179.5
  • State 179.4

Average BMI

  • Waterbury 28.9
  • County 28.7
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 38.9%
  • County 37.6%
  • State 37.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Waterbury 50.2%
  • County 49.1%
  • Connecticut 49.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 35.4%
  • County 35.9%
  • State 35.1%

Sixty two percent of Waterbury residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty four percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty one percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Thirteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 62.4%
  • County 63.1%
  • Connecticut 63.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 23.5%
  • County 23.4%
  • Connecticut 24.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Waterbury 21.4%
  • County 21.4%
  • Connecticut 21.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Waterbury 2.6%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Waterbury 12.7%
  • County 12.6%
  • State 13.3%

Ten percent of people living in Waterbury have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty eight 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 (%)

  • Waterbury 10.3%
  • New Haven County 10.1%
  • State 10.2%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Waterbury 47.8%
  • County 47.5%
  • State 47.4%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Waterbury 3.1%
  • County 3.1%
  • Connecticut 3.1%

Waterbury 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
  • New Haven County 1.1
  • Connecticut 1.1

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • New Haven County 11.6%
  • Connecticut 11.6%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • New Haven County 5.5%
  • Connecticut 5.6%

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

  • Waterbury 66.2%
  • New Haven County 68.1%
  • State 68.1%

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

  • Here 26.5%
  • County 29.5%
  • Connecticut 29.0%

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

  • Waterbury 14.9%
  • County 15.8%
  • Connecticut 16.1%

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

  • Waterbury 19.5%
  • New Haven County 21.2%
  • Connecticut 21.7%

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

  • Waterbury 37.1%
  • County 41.1%
  • Connecticut 41.2%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Waterbury 73.0%
  • County 75.5%
  • State 74.9%

Twenty three percent of people living in Waterbury have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty four percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty two percent of people in Waterbury 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 (%)

  • Waterbury 22.7%
  • County 23.0%
  • Connecticut 23.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • County 24.6%
  • State 24.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Waterbury 41.8%
  • County 43.4%
  • Connecticut 43.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • County 19.1%
  • State 19.4%

Thirty two percent of people living in Waterbury use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 32.0%
  • New Haven County 35.7%
  • Connecticut 35.5%

Twenty seven percent of Waterbury 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 one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fifteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Five percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Waterbury 27.2%
  • New Haven County 25.9%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.2%
  • County 27.1%
  • Connecticut 27.4%

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

  • Here 41.3%
  • New Haven County 41.3%
  • State 41.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Waterbury 52.1%
  • County 51.6%
  • State 51.6%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Waterbury 29.5%
  • County 27.5%
  • Connecticut 27.7%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Waterbury 21.6%
  • New Haven County 20.7%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Waterbury 19.6%
  • New Haven County 19.0%
  • State 19.3%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • New Haven County 13.6%
  • State 13.9%

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

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.4%

Waterbury residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.0
  • New Haven County 2.1
  • State 2.1

Seventy eight percent of people living in Waterbury 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 22 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 78.5%
  • County 79.5%
  • State 80.0%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • New Haven County 10.9%
  • State 10.6%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Waterbury 4.6
  • County 5.0
  • Connecticut 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.5
  • County 5.5
  • State 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Waterbury 22.0
  • New Haven County 22.3
  • State 23.0

Ninety eight percent of Waterbury 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 five percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Waterbury 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 three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Waterbury 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 28 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 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 2.9 men on average. They have had 1.6 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Waterbury were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Eleven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Waterbury has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Fifty percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Waterbury 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 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.5%
  • New Haven County 97.4%
  • Connecticut 97.5%

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

  • Waterbury 94.4%
  • County 94.3%
  • Connecticut 94.5%

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

  • Here 84.9%
  • New Haven County 86.7%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Waterbury 48.3%
  • New Haven County 48.0%
  • State 48.7%

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

  • Waterbury 6.1%
  • County 6.4%
  • Connecticut 6.1%

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

  • Here 97.2%
  • County 97.4%
  • State 97.5%

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

  • Here 82.6%
  • County 85.2%
  • State 85.3%

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

  • Here 39.3%
  • New Haven County 39.0%
  • State 39.2%

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

  • Here 13.2%
  • New Haven County 11.4%
  • Connecticut 11.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.7
  • New Haven County 16.9
  • Connecticut 16.8

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

  • Waterbury 27.9
  • County 26.5
  • State 27.1

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

  • Waterbury 22.0
  • County 21.2
  • Connecticut 21.7

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

  • Waterbury 21.3
  • New Haven County 21.7
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 4.7
  • County 5.0
  • Connecticut 5.2

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

  • Waterbury 2.9
  • New Haven County 3.3
  • Connecticut 3.0

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

  • Waterbury 1.6
  • County 1.9
  • Connecticut 1.7

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

  • Waterbury 19.5
  • New Haven County 19.6
  • Connecticut 20.0

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

  • Waterbury 4.8
  • New Haven County 5.4
  • State 5.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • New Haven County 9.0%
  • Connecticut 8.5%

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

  • Here 61.9
  • County 60.8
  • Connecticut 61.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 50.1%
  • New Haven County 54.0%
  • Connecticut 54.3%

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

  • Here 10.4
  • County 10.6
  • Connecticut 11.0

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

  • Waterbury 9.0
  • New Haven County 9.3
  • State 9.6

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

  • Here 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • Connecticut 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Waterbury 74.5%
  • County 79.3%
  • Connecticut 79.4%

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

Eleven percent of households in Waterbury 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 10.6%
  • County 10.0%
  • Connecticut 10.0%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Waterbury 4.4%
  • New Haven County 4.3%
  • State 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Waterbury 6.8
  • New Haven County 6.8
  • Connecticut 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Waterbury 29.2%
  • New Haven County 30.8%
  • State 31.2%

Fifty one percent of Waterbury residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 50.7%
  • New Haven County 49.6%
  • Connecticut 50.4%

Twenty percent of Waterbury 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 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 one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Nineteen 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • County 20.8%
  • State 21.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 36.0%
  • County 36.9%
  • Connecticut 36.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 30.6%
  • County 29.4%
  • State 29.5%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Waterbury 19.2%
  • County 20.1%
  • State 19.3%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 41.1%
  • County 43.0%
  • State 42.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.9
  • County 6.1
  • Connecticut 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Waterbury 2.8
  • County 2.7
  • Connecticut 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • New Haven County 1.3
  • Connecticut 1.2

Ten percent of Waterbury 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". Three 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. Twenty one 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. Twelve percent of people living in Waterbury have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty five percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Waterbury 10.1%
  • County 10.1%
  • Connecticut 10.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 3.5%
  • Connecticut 3.4%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 3.8%
  • Connecticut 3.8%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.7%
  • New Haven County 34.2%
  • Connecticut 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Waterbury 20.9%
  • New Haven County 19.3%
  • State 20.1%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • New Haven County 11.7%
  • Connecticut 11.8%

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

  • Waterbury 20.8%
  • County 19.1%
  • State 19.5%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 24.8%
  • County 25.7%
  • State 26.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Waterbury 3.7%
  • New Haven County 3.8%
  • State 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • New Haven County 3.4%
  • State 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Waterbury 3.3%
  • New Haven County 3.3%
  • State 3.3%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • New Haven County 3.8%
  • Connecticut 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 3.9%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Waterbury 2.5%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Waterbury 7.1%
  • County 7.6%
  • State 7.6%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Waterbury 3.3%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.7%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Waterbury 2.7%
  • New Haven County 2.7%
  • Connecticut 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Waterbury 8.1%
  • County 9.0%
  • Connecticut 9.0%

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

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

  • Waterbury 65.9%
  • County 64.4%
  • State 64.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 34.1%
  • New Haven County 35.6%
  • State 35.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.2%
  • County 99.3%
  • Connecticut 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 60.1%
  • County 59.6%
  • State 59.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 55.5%
  • County 55.7%
  • State 55.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 21.0%
  • County 22.4%
  • Connecticut 22.4%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Waterbury 10.9%
  • County 12.0%
  • Connecticut 12.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 70.5%
  • County 73.7%
  • State 74.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • County 7.7%
  • Connecticut 7.6%

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

  • Waterbury 19.2%
  • New Haven County 16.7%
  • Connecticut 16.3%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • New Haven County 18.4%
  • State 18.3%

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

People living in Waterbury report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of Waterbury residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Waterbury are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Waterbury 54.4%
  • New Haven County 56.2%
  • Connecticut 55.8%

Blood donors (%)

  • Waterbury 4.3%
  • County 4.6%
  • Connecticut 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Waterbury 40.0%
  • County 39.7%
  • State 39.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Waterbury 7.8%
  • New Haven County 8.3%
  • State 8.4%

People in Waterbury spend $363 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Waterbury spends $78 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $132 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $26 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Waterbury $363
  • County $360
  • State $362

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

  • Here 24.3%
  • New Haven County 23.1%
  • Connecticut 23.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Waterbury $78
  • County $75
  • State $74

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Waterbury 4.5%
  • New Haven County 4.3%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $132
  • County $142
  • State $141

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Waterbury 7.0%
  • County 7.0%
  • Connecticut 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Waterbury $26
  • New Haven County $25
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • New Haven County 1.2%
  • Connecticut 1.2%

People living in Waterbury report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Eighty one 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. Nineteen percent of Waterbury population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty two 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. Fifteen percent of people in Waterbury had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 79.0%
  • County 78.9%
  • Connecticut 78.7%

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

  • Waterbury 81.3%
  • New Haven County 79.8%
  • Connecticut 78.8%

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

  • Here 95.3%
  • County 95.1%
  • Connecticut 94.9%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Waterbury 19.0%
  • County 19.4%
  • Connecticut 20.0%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 41.8%
  • County 41.6%
  • State 42.5%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.6%
  • County 15.0%
  • Connecticut 15.1%

Twenty seven percent of Waterbury 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 (%)

  • Waterbury 26.7%
  • New Haven County 26.4%
  • State 25.9%

Eighteen percent of Waterbury 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 four percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Ten 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 (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • County 17.4%
  • State 18.4%

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

  • Here 23.7%
  • County 23.7%
  • Connecticut 24.6%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • New Haven County 9.1%
  • State 9.2%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Waterbury 10.2%
  • New Haven County 9.5%
  • Connecticut 10.0%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Waterbury 8.2%
  • County 7.9%
  • State 7.9%
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