Health and Nutrition of Allison, IA Residents

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Forty eight percent of Allison residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 24 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 three 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 one "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 47.9%
  • County 49.2%
  • State 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 24.0
  • County 22.2
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 2.7
  • Butler County 3.2
  • State 3.4

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

  • Here 1.5
  • County 1.7
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.3
  • Butler County 1.6
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.6
  • Butler County 3.5
  • Iowa 3.9

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

The average Allison resident last visited a dentist three years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Eighteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Allison residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 42 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 two 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 18 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.5
  • Butler County 2.1
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Allison 18.3%
  • County 16.7%
  • Iowa 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Allison 20.2%
  • County 21.9%
  • Iowa 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Allison 41.7%
  • Butler County 44.8%
  • Iowa 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Allison 2.2
  • County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Allison 18.3
  • Butler County 21.1
  • Iowa 21.7

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

The average height of Allison residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Twenty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.2
  • Butler County 66.9
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 177.0
  • County 182.2
  • State 179.8

Average BMI

  • Here 28.5
  • County 29.0
  • Iowa 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 36.8%
  • County 39.1%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 51.1%
  • Butler County 52.2%
  • State 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • County 33.9%
  • Iowa 33.4%

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

Seventy percent of Allison residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty seven percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty three percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Four percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 70.3%
  • County 66.7%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Allison 27.0%
  • County 27.3%
  • State 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Allison 23.3%
  • County 24.7%
  • Iowa 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Allison 3.6%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • Butler County 15.5%
  • Iowa 14.5%

Fourteen percent of people living in Allison 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. Four percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Allison 14.1%
  • County 11.7%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 48.1%
  • Butler County 48.7%
  • State 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Allison 4.0%
  • Butler County 3.6%
  • Iowa 3.2%

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

Allison 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

  • Allison 1.3
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

Fifteen percent of Allison 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. Eight percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy three 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 three percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 14.6%
  • Butler County 12.8%
  • State 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Butler County 5.8%
  • Iowa 6.1%

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

  • Here 72.6%
  • County 72.4%
  • Iowa 70.1%

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

  • Here 27.1%
  • Butler County 32.9%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Here 15.3%
  • Butler County 18.3%
  • Iowa 16.9%

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

  • Here 23.1%
  • Butler County 23.4%
  • State 23.6%

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

  • Allison 38.3%
  • County 43.2%
  • Iowa 42.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Allison 74.7%
  • Butler County 75.7%
  • State 74.1%

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

  • Here 33.6%
  • County 27.8%
  • State 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Allison 31.9%
  • County 28.6%
  • Iowa 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 48.3%
  • Butler County 46.4%
  • State 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 27.3%
  • Butler County 23.6%
  • Iowa 20.7%

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

Twenty nine percent of people living in Allison use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Allison 29.2%
  • Butler County 36.5%
  • State 34.8%

Twenty seven percent of Allison 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 three 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. Twenty nine percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty four percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Nineteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Allison 26.6%
  • County 27.2%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Allison 28.2%
  • Butler County 29.0%
  • Iowa 27.8%

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

  • Allison 42.6%
  • County 43.8%
  • State 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Allison 51.8%
  • Butler County 53.0%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 28.9%
  • County 28.1%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 23.9%
  • County 22.3%
  • Iowa 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Allison 19.3%
  • Butler County 20.0%
  • State 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • County 14.1%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 4.9%
  • Iowa 4.5%

Allison residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Allison 2.8
  • County 2.5
  • State 2.3

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

Seventy five percent of people living in Allison have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fourteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.2 days per month on average. They have 5.6 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 24 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 75.3%
  • County 79.5%
  • State 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • Butler County 11.1%
  • Iowa 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Allison 4.2
  • Butler County 5.2
  • Iowa 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.6
  • County 6.0
  • State 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Allison 23.9
  • Butler County 25.2
  • State 24.7

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

Ninety seven percent of Allison residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Allison have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety six percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty four percent have ever had anal sex. Fifteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Allison were 16 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 21 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 6.6 men on average. They have had 4.0 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Allison were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on 10 men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Allison has vaginal or anal sex 60 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Allison 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 13 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Allison 96.8%
  • County 97.6%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Allison 95.5%
  • Butler County 95.5%
  • Iowa 94.5%

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

  • Allison 88.2%
  • Butler County 89.2%
  • State 87.9%

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

  • Allison 50.8%
  • County 50.2%
  • State 50.0%

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

  • Here 6.0%
  • County 6.1%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Allison 96.3%
  • County 98.1%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 75.8%
  • County 87.1%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Here 34.5%
  • County 41.0%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Here 14.6%
  • County 10.7%
  • Iowa 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Allison 16.3
  • County 16.6
  • Iowa 16.6

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

  • Allison 28.1
  • County 30.3
  • State 26.9

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

  • Here 21.1
  • County 22.6
  • State 21.3

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

  • Allison 21.3
  • Butler County 21.1
  • Iowa 21.2

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

  • Allison 5.3
  • Butler County 6.3
  • State 5.6

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

  • Allison 6.6
  • Butler County 5.1
  • Iowa 3.0

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

  • Here 4.0
  • Butler County 3.1
  • Iowa 1.7

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

  • Here 19.6
  • County 19.1
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 9.8
  • County 7.9
  • State 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 6.6%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

  • Allison 60.3
  • County 58.5
  • State 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 53.3%
  • Butler County 56.7%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Allison 12.7
  • Butler County 11.4
  • Iowa 11.9

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

  • Here 10.8
  • County 10.1
  • State 10.6

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

  • Allison 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 85.2%
  • Butler County 85.9%
  • State 83.7%

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

Eleven percent of households in Allison 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 11.5%
  • County 10.2%
  • Iowa 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Allison 4.5%
  • County 4.7%
  • Iowa 4.4%

Allison residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Thirty four percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 7.0
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Allison 33.7%
  • County 34.9%
  • State 32.9%

Fifty two percent of Allison residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 52.5%
  • County 50.9%
  • Iowa 53.4%

Nineteen percent of Allison 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 five 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. Twenty six percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. 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. Thirty four 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 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • Butler County 22.6%
  • Iowa 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Allison 34.6%
  • Butler County 40.9%
  • State 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Allison 25.7%
  • Butler County 25.8%
  • State 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Allison 9.4%
  • Butler County 14.1%
  • Iowa 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Allison 33.9%
  • County 40.0%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Allison 5.9
  • County 6.1
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Allison 3.2
  • County 3.0
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • Butler County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Twelve percent of Allison 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". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty two percent are overweight. Twenty nine 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. Eighteen percent of people living in Allison have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty five percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty five percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Six percent have congestive heart failure. Six percent have coronary heart disease. Four percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Seven percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Seven percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Five percent have ever had emphysema. Ten percent have another thyroid problem. Six percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Thirteen percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • Butler County 10.4%
  • Iowa 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 3.3%
  • Iowa 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Allison 31.6%
  • County 35.8%
  • State 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Allison 28.8%
  • Butler County 21.7%
  • State 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Allison 18.4%
  • Butler County 14.5%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Allison 25.0%
  • County 21.0%
  • Iowa 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 35.3%
  • Butler County 32.1%
  • State 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • Butler County 4.7%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Allison 6.3%
  • County 4.8%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Allison 5.7%
  • Butler County 4.7%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Butler County 3.3%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Allison 7.0%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Allison 7.0%
  • Butler County 4.9%
  • State 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Allison 4.8%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Allison 9.5%
  • County 9.1%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Allison 5.8%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Butler County 3.1%
  • State 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 12.9%
  • County 11.4%
  • Iowa 9.8%

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

Seventy six percent of births in Allison were vaginal deliveries. Twenty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.7 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty five percent of women in Allison have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eighteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eleven percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty two 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 (%)

  • Allison 76.5%
  • County 69.6%
  • State 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 23.5%
  • Butler County 30.4%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Allison 99.7%
  • County 99.4%
  • Iowa 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 62.5%
  • County 62.2%
  • Iowa 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Allison 43.2%
  • County 51.1%
  • State 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 35.4%
  • Butler County 29.0%
  • State 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Allison 18.3%
  • Butler County 15.4%
  • Iowa 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Allison 61.9%
  • Butler County 73.2%
  • Iowa 73.7%

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

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 13.8%
  • Iowa 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Allison 22.0%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 19.4%

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

People living in Allison report their general health condition on average at 50 percent. Two percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 32 percent of Allison residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Allison are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Allison 50.3%
  • County 54.5%
  • Iowa 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Allison 2.2%
  • Butler County 4.3%
  • State 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Allison 31.8%
  • Butler County 35.4%
  • State 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Allison 8.1%
  • Butler County 8.8%
  • State 8.3%

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

People in Allison spend $339 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 28 percent of their income. The average family in Allison spends $52 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $95 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $15 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $339
  • County $342
  • Iowa $358

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

  • Here 27.5%
  • County 23.4%
  • Iowa 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $52
  • Butler County $65
  • Iowa $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Allison 3.6%
  • County 4.3%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Allison $95
  • County $120
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • County 6.7%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Allison $15
  • Butler County $19
  • State $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Allison 1.1%
  • Butler County 1.2%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Allison report their general condition of hearing on average at 73 percent. Seventy 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty seven percent of Allison population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty nine 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. Sixteen percent of people in Allison had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Allison 72.6%
  • County 75.5%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Here 76.9%
  • Butler County 76.2%
  • Iowa 76.1%

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

  • Here 93.8%
  • County 93.6%
  • State 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 26.9%
  • Butler County 24.2%
  • State 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 48.9%
  • Butler County 49.5%
  • Iowa 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • Butler County 16.9%
  • Iowa 16.1%

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

Thirty one percent of Allison 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 (%)

  • Allison 31.1%
  • County 28.9%
  • State 26.7%

Twenty eight percent of Allison 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. Thirty six percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Sixteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Sixteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Fifteen 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 28.3%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 20.8%

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

  • Allison 35.5%
  • County 30.1%
  • State 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Allison 15.7%
  • County 11.6%
  • Iowa 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Allison 15.8%
  • Butler County 11.6%
  • State 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • Butler County 10.5%
  • Iowa 8.6%

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

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