Twenty three percent of White Springs residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty five 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. Twenty five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Seventeen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Fifteen 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.
Seventy eight percent of people living in White Springs have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.8 days per month on average. They have 4.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 18 days a year.
Ninety seven percent of White Springs residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in White Springs 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. Seventy six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty one percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in White Springs 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 20 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 2.1 men on average. They have had 0.9 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in White Springs 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. Fifteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in White Springs has vaginal or anal sex 46 times a year. Forty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in White Springs 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.
Eleven percent of households in White Springs 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.
White Springs residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Twenty five percent of them have trouble sleeping.
Forty three percent of White Springs residents currently smoke cigarettes.
Fifteen percent of White Springs 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 nine 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 four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty nine 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 six 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 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.
Ten percent of White Springs residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Five percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called “tired blood” or “low blood”. Two 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. Eleven percent of people living in White Springs have ever received a blood transfusion. Fifteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty two percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two 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. One percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. One percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Nine percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.
Sixty percent of White Springs residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Fourteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, ‘crack’, ‘free base’, and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin.
Diet Behavior & Nutrition
Fifty four percent of White Springs 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 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.
The average height of White Springs residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 184 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Forty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.
Current Health Status
People living in White Springs report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 50 percent of White Springs residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in White Springs are left-handed.
People in White Springs spend $358 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in White Springs spends $79 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $168 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $31 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.
People living in White Springs report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 percent. Eighty seven 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. Thirteen percent of White Springs population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Twenty eight 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. Thirteen percent of people in White Springs had off-work exposure to loud noise.
Twelve percent of White Springs 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. Eighteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Six 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.
Blood Pressure & Cholesterol
Twenty seven percent of people living in White Springs 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. Fifty one percent of people in White Springs frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eighteen percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.
Taste & Smell
Eight percent of White Springs 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 one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty seven percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eleven percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Fifteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.
Ten percent of people living in White Springs have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty two 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.