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SimmonsLOCAL Health Data

Lifestyle Statements

  • Attitudes/Opinions - Diet & Health
    • Agree with increasing ban on cigarette smoking
    • I am a vegetarian
    • Consider my diet to be very healthy
    • Work at eating well balanced diet
    • Try to eat healthier food these days
    • I'm usually first to try new health food
    • Like to know about ingredients before buy food
    • Think fast food is all junk
    • I think of the calories in what I eat
    • I treat myself to foods not good for me
    • I'll try any new diet
    • I don't have time to prepare/eat healthy meals
    • Too busy to take care of myself as I should
    • I should exercise more than I do
    • I make sure I exercise regularly
    • Pay anything when it concerns my health
    • Friends ask my advice about health/nutrition
    • Spend what I have to, to look younger
  • Attitudes/Opinions - Food
    • Breakfast is more important than lunch or dinner
    • Lunch is more important than breakfast or dinner
    • Dinner is more important than breakfast or lunch
    • Eat several small meals during the day
    • I often snack between meals
    • Most snack foods are not healthy
    • Salted snacks are my favorite snack
    • Usually only snack on healthy foods
    • I frequently eat sweets
    • I feel guilty when I eat sweets
    • Fattening food makes me feel guilty
    • Nothing wrong indulging in fattening foods
    • I often feel I over-eat
    • I am currently dieting
    • Most of the time I'm trying to lose weight by dieting
    • Normally count calories in the food I eat
    • Eat foods I like regardless of calories
    • I often eat frozen dinners
    • Frozen dinners have little nutritional value
    • Easy to prepare foods are my favorite
    • Kitchen the most important room in my home
    • Prefer food presented as an art form
    • I really enjoy cooking
    • Usually refer to recipes when cooking
    • I like to try new recipes
    • I like to try new drinks
    • The point of drinking is to get drunk
    • I like to try out new food products
    • I'm usually first to try new food product
    • Often swayed by coupons to try new food
    • Look for freshest ingredients when I cook
    • Shop for food/I look for organic/natural
    • Try to include plenty of fiber in my diet
    • I try to eat gourmet food whenever I can
    • I enjoy eating foreign foods
    • Prefer foods cooked with lots of spices
    • Prefer food without a lot of spices
    • Prefer foods without artificial additives
    • Usually quick to try new nutritional product
    • Nutritional value most important in food I eat
    • Often eat store-made, pre-cooked meals
    • I prefer fast food to home cooking
    • Eating fast food helps me stay in budget
    • Fast food fits my busy lifestyle
    • Like trends towards healthier fast food
  • Attitudes/Opinions - Health & Medicine
    • I rarely get sick
    • When sick, I still drag myself to work
    • I have regular medical check-ups
    • Medication has made my life better
    • I frequently take preventive medicine
    • Try to eat healthy food/balanced diet
    • Actively seek information about nutrition/diet
    • Believe that vitamins/nutrients make a difference
    • Vitamins/minerals take for long term benefits
    • People need more vitamins when older
    • Prefer alternative medicine to standard medical practice
    • I trust homeopathic medicine
    • First sign of pain, I take medicine
    • I take non-prescription medicines as soon as sick
    • Important to go to doctor when I'm ill
    • Don't see doctors/nurses unless very ill
    • I gather health information from doctor
    • I gather health information from websites
    • I gather health information from library
    • I gather health information from newsletters
    • Always read small print in magazine/newspaper advertisements
    • Health information by drug companies is useful
    • HMO/insurance have too much power
    • Look information to choose healthcare treatment
    • Get counsel on health issue from friend
    • Research treatments on own then ask doctor
    • Rely on doctor to guide me on medical/health matters
    • I always do what my doctor tells me to do
    • Expect doctor's treatments to work all the time
    • I rarely tell doctor about OTC medicines I take
    • I only use drug brands recommended by doctor
    • Always look for most adv medicines available
    • If advertised drug is not doctor recommended no integrity
    • Often examine ingredient list on OTC medicines
    • OTC store brands work like advertised brands
    • Willing to ask doctor for advertised medicines
    • Over-the-counter medicines safer than prescribed medicines
    • Most expensive medicines usually the best
    • Worth paying more for brand prescription medicines
    • Willing to pay extra for non-covered medicines
    • Prescription medicines more effective than OTC remedies
    • No point take non-prescription medicines, don't work
    • Side effects of medicines scare me off brand
    • Comfortable register on health websites
  • Psychographic Scales - Scale 5 - Health & Diet
    • Health & Image Leader
    • Active Health Management

Medicine/Drugs/Ailments

  • Ailments had in last 12 months?
    • Any ailment
    • Acid reflux disease (GERD)
    • ADD/ADHD
    • Arthritis (osteoarthritis)
    • Arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis)
    • Anxiety
    • Insomnia/sleep disorder
    • Snoring/sleep apnea
    • Chronic bronchitis
    • Any arthritis
    • Nasal allergies/hay fever
    • Asthma
    • Athlete's foot
    • Backache
    • Constipation (chronic)
    • Diabetes
    • Flu
    • Gas
    • Heartburn
    • Hemorrhoids
    • High cholesterol
    • Hypertension/high blood pressure
    • Indigestion
    • Osteoporosis
    • Stomach ulcers
    • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
    • None of these
    • Chronic pain
    • Depression
    • Heart disease/congestive heart failure
    • Impotence/loss of libido
    • Migraine headache
    • Overweight (30 lbs or more)
    • COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Eczema/psoriasis
    • Emphysema
    • Genital herpes
    • Heart attack/stroke
    • Hepatitis C
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Nail fungus
    • Overactive bladder
    • Hiatal hernia
  • Ailments - Professionals consulted last 12 months
    • Gastroenterologist
    • Internist
    • Acupuncturist
    • Allergist
    • Cardiologist
    • Chiropractor
    • Dentist
    • Dermatologist
    • Ear, Nose & Throat
    • Eye Doctor
    • General/Family Practitioner
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • OB/GYN
    • Osteopath
    • Pediatrician
    • Physical Therapist
    • Podiatrist
    • Other
    • Alternative Health Practitioner
    • Pharmacist
    • Sole type professional consulted with
  • Taking care of someone with disease
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
    • Cancer
    • Chronic Ear Infections (Child)
    • None of the above

Tobacco

  • Cigarettes
    • Do you smoke them?
    • Types smoked most
    • Types smoked also
    • Brands smoked most
    • Brands smoked also
    • # smoke each day on average
  • Anti-smoking products
    • Tried stop smoking last 12 months
    • Methods used last 12 months
      • Sole method user
      • Acupuncture
      • "Cold turkey"
      • Gradual reduction
      • Hypnosis program
      • Nicotine patch
      • "Quit smoking" program
      • Other method
      • Gum
    • Brands used last 12 months
      • Sole brand user
      • Habitrol
      • Nicoderm
      • Nicotrol
      • Other brands
      • Nicorette
      • Zyban (prescription)
      • Commit Lozenges

CAUTION: Some errors have been found in the Adult, Children, & Deaths data files listed below

It appears that some errors occurred in applying the data from the national-level surveys to create values at geographic levels from block group through states. The producers of SimplyMap are reviewing the problem. Please verify data you use from the Health Care module with data from other sources.

The problem with the "Health Care" module appears to be limited to that specific module. Users may find some relevant health and diet variables available in the SimmonsLOCAL module as shown in the left column of this page.

Adults

  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Limitations
  • Health Status
  • Smoking & Alcohol
  • Leisure Activity & BMI
  • Health Care
  • Dental Care
  • HIV

Children

  • Health Status
  • Health Care
  • Dental Health

Deaths

  • All causes
  • Septicemia
  • Malignant neoplasms
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Diseases of heart
  • Essential (primary) hypertension & hypertensive renal disease
  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Influenza & pneumonia
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases
  • Chronic liver disease & cirrhosis
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome & nephrosis
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)
  • Intentional self-harm (suicide)
  • Assault (homicide)