Welcome to Live Healthy Putnam. The Putnam County Department of Health would like to encourage Putnam County residents of all ages to eat right and stay fit. The tabs to the right will lead you to survey results and information about healthy food choices, physical activity guidelines, and general wellness.
How did you hear about us?
Both surveys contained questions concerning how residents of Putnam County heard about the survey. This is an important tool that can be used in the future to dispense health information to residents
One year after the first survey was completed, a second survey was passed out to Putnam County residents. The goals of this survey were similar, but this version was more specific and covered more topics, including mental health and substance abuse. There were 163 participants in this survey.
Question 1: What is your age?
Question 2: What is your race/ethnicity?
Question 3: What is your gender?
Question 4: During the last 12months, what was your total household income before taxes?
Question 5: What was the highest level of education you received?
Question 6: Thinking about your household’s total monthly income, would you say that your household is able to make ends meet?
Question 45: Do you have health insurance?
Question 46: Do you have dental insurance?
Question 47: Do you have prescription drug coverage?
Question 48: Do you have mental health coverage?
Question 49: Do you have insurance to cover cancer screenings?
Participants self-reported height and weight for the purposes of this survey. These two measurements were combined to get a measure of Body Mass Index (BMI).
Do you try and limit your fat intake in general?
How often do you dine out (any meal)?
In order to assess what types of foods people in Putnam County eat, participants were provided a list of foods that were high in fat and calories and asked how often they consumed such foods.
In a typical day, how many servings of vegetables do you eat? A serving is equal to 1 medium carrot, 1 small bowl of green salad, ½ cup cooked vegetables, ¾ cup vegetable soup.
During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do vigorous physical activities like heavy lifting, digging, aerobics or fast bicycling?
How much time did you usually spend doing vigorous physical activities on one of those days? (in minutes)
During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do moderate physical activities like carrying light loads, bicycling at a regular pace, or doubles tennis? Do not include walking.
How much time did you usually spend doing moderate physical activities on one of those days? (in minutes)
During the last 7 days, on how many days did you walk for at least 10 minutes at a time?
How much time did you spend walking on one of those days?
During the last 7 days, how much time did you spend sitting on a weekday?
How much do you agree that each item prevents you from exercising more?
In 2010, the Putnam County DOH administed a community asset survey to the community. 693 residents participated. The goal of the survey was to assess the health status of residents and identify areas of improvement.
Question 1: Do you regularly exercise (health club activities, walking, outdoor sports)?
Question 2: Which types of activities do you participate in?
Light-intensity exercise: Gardening, light stretching, walking slowly, Slow bicycling, dusting, vacuuming, light swimming
Moderate-intensity exercises: doubles tennis, brisk walking, scrubbing floors, weight lifting, bicycling with some hills, mowing law with a power motor, recreational swimming
Vigorous-intensity exercises: singles tennis, swimming laps, circuit training, moving or pushing furniture, mowing the lawn with a hand mower, jogging or running)
- Click here for more information about exercise intensity!
Question 3: What prevents you from being more physically active?
Question 4: Do you consider yourself to be…..?
Question 5: In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse or other health professional given you advice about your weight?
Question 6: Which of the following beverages do you drink on an average day?
Question 7: How often do you eat snack foods between meals (chips, pastries, candy, ice cream, cookies)?
Question 8: How often do you dine out? (Any Meal)
Question 9: Do you try and limit your fat intake in general?
Question 10: Do you know what trans fats are?
Question 12: Is it a priority for your child to eat breakfast?
Question 12a: If yes, Where does your child eat breakfast every day?
Question 13: Does your family eat dinner together?
Question 14: Are any of your family members overweight?
Question 15: Is healthy eating a priority in your family?
Question 16: Does your family exercise together?
Question 17: Do you make it a priority to eat fruits and vegetables throughout the day?
Question 17a: If yes, when?
Question 18: What activities does your family do together? (top 10 answers listed)