English “not well” or “not at all.” Survey respondents were better educated than Hillsborough County’s population. Overall, 46.9% reported having a college degree, while the comparable figure in the general population is 29.7%.
48 Florida Department of Health – Hillsborough County Community Health Assessment 2015/2016 COMMUNITY THEMES AND STRENGTHS ASSESSMENT This is due largely to the nature of an online survey, with 60.1% of survey participants answering the online version compared to the paper copy. In addition to attaining a higher education, survey respondents had slightly higher levels of household income than the general population. The median household income among survey respondents was $52,500 compared to a general population median household income of $50,122. A clear majority of survey respondents (85.5%) said they drive their own car when they need to go somewhere. Only 4.3% say they take a bus, while 1.3% ride a bicycle and 0.5% walk. Figure 12. Geographic Distribution of Survey Respondents Community and Personal Health Nearly half the respondents rated the overall health of their community as “very healthy” (9.1% ) or “healthy” (38.4%). One – in – nine (11.3%); rated their community as “unhealthy” or “very unhealthy” (see Figure 13 ). Respondents were more likely to view their own health as better than the health of the community in which they live. While 47.5% said their community is “very healthy” or “healthy” , 60.9% saw their own personal health that way. The respondents ’ perceptions of the health of their community has improved since the previous CHA. At that time, less than 20% of respond ents rated their community as “very healthy” or “healthy”. With respect to their personal health, current perceptions are similar to those of the previous CHA, with slight differences in the distribution of responses. In the current survey 17.2% and 43.7% of respondents rated their personal health as “very healthy” and “healthy” respectively; compared to 14.4% and 46.6% in the previous CHA. Hispanics and Black non – Hispanics saw their own personal health less positively than did White non – Hispanics (see Figure 14 ).
Florida Department of Health – Hillsborough County Community Health Assessment 2015/2016 49 COMMUNITY THEMES AND STRENGTHS ASSESSMENT Overall, one – third of respondents (32.7%) said they do not exercise regularly. This figure was higher among Hispanics (38.7%) and Black non – Hispanics (40.0%) than it was among White non – Hispanics (27.1%). Nearly 60% of White non – Hispanics said they exercise at least twice per week. The comparable figure among Hispanics and Black non – Hispanics was 42% (see Figure 15 ). Figure 13. How Respondents Rate the Health of their Community Figure 14. How Respondents Rate their Personal Health
50 Florida Department of Health – Hillsborough County Community Health Assessment 2015/2016 COMMUNITY THEMES AND STRENGTHS ASSESSMENT Figure 15. Exercise Frequency Risky Behaviors Approximately nine – in – ten survey respondents (89.3%) said they do not smoke, while 2.7% said they smoke at least a pack a day. White non – Hispanics (3.9%) were more likely to say they smoke
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