Health and Nutrition of Arcadia, IA Residents

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Fifty percent of Arcadia residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 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 one 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Arcadia 49.9%
  • Carroll County 49.4%
  • State 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.3
  • Carroll County 22.2
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Arcadia 2.7
  • County 3.2
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Arcadia 1.2
  • Carroll County 1.6
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.5
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.3
  • Carroll County 3.4
  • Iowa 3.9

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

The average Arcadia resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Twenty one percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Arcadia residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 45 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 three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 21 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Arcadia 1.9
  • Carroll County 2.1
  • Iowa 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Arcadia 21.0%
  • Carroll County 16.3%
  • State 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • County 21.7%
  • Iowa 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 45.4%
  • County 45.4%
  • Iowa 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.3
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Arcadia 2.3
  • Carroll County 2.6
  • Iowa 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Arcadia 20.8
  • Carroll County 21.3
  • Iowa 21.7

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

The average height of Arcadia residents 16 years and older is 64 inches. The average weight is 166 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty four percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Forty three percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 63.8
  • County 66.7
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Arcadia 166.0
  • Carroll County 181.3
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Arcadia 29.8
  • County 29.0
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Arcadia 43.9%
  • Carroll County 38.5%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Arcadia 53.7%
  • Carroll County 51.3%
  • Iowa 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Arcadia 42.7%
  • Carroll County 34.0%
  • Iowa 33.4%

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

Fifty six percent of Arcadia residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty three percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Nineteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Arcadia 55.9%
  • Carroll County 65.5%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • Carroll County 25.9%
  • State 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 19.4%
  • County 23.4%
  • State 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • Carroll County 14.3%
  • State 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 13.6%
  • County 11.4%
  • Iowa 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • County 46.9%
  • Iowa 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 3.5%
  • Iowa 3.2%

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

Arcadia 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

  • Arcadia 1.3
  • Carroll County 1.1
  • State 1.2

Ten percent of Arcadia 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. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Forty two percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eleven percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twelve percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Fifty eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Arcadia 10.1%
  • County 13.1%
  • State 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Arcadia 4.7%
  • Carroll County 5.6%
  • Iowa 6.1%

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

  • Arcadia 71.6%
  • Carroll County 71.5%
  • State 70.1%

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

  • Here 42.0%
  • Carroll County 32.3%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Here 10.6%
  • County 16.5%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Arcadia 12.3%
  • County 22.8%
  • State 23.6%

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

  • Here 58.3%
  • County 43.4%
  • Iowa 42.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 78.8%
  • County 76.0%
  • Iowa 74.1%

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

  • Arcadia 31.1%
  • Carroll County 26.3%
  • State 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • Carroll County 27.4%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Arcadia 48.0%
  • County 46.3%
  • State 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 26.3%
  • County 22.6%
  • Iowa 20.7%

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

Forty percent of people living in Arcadia use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Arcadia 39.5%
  • Carroll County 36.5%
  • Iowa 34.8%

Twenty four percent of Arcadia residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty three percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty five percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty six percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty four 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. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Arcadia 23.9%
  • County 26.5%
  • Iowa 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Arcadia 32.8%
  • County 29.1%
  • Iowa 27.8%

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

  • Here 44.5%
  • Carroll County 43.1%
  • State 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Arcadia 55.8%
  • County 52.5%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Arcadia 34.1%
  • Carroll County 27.3%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Arcadia 23.5%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Arcadia 20.1%
  • County 19.7%
  • Iowa 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • County 14.7%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Arcadia 4.5%
  • Carroll County 4.9%
  • State 4.5%

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

Arcadia residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Arcadia 2.9
  • Carroll County 2.4
  • State 2.3

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

Sixty three percent of people living in Arcadia have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twenty one percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.1 days per month on average. They have 3.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 14 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 63.0%
  • Carroll County 78.3%
  • State 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • Carroll County 11.9%
  • State 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Arcadia 3.1
  • County 4.9
  • Iowa 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 3.5
  • County 5.7
  • Iowa 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 14.4
  • Carroll County 24.2
  • Iowa 24.7

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

Ninety nine percent of Arcadia residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Arcadia were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. People living here were on average 22 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in Arcadia were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Arcadia has vaginal or anal sex 72 times a year. Fifty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Arcadia 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes.

Summary

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

  • Here 98.7%
  • County 97.4%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 98.7%
  • Carroll County 98.0%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Arcadia 88.2%
  • County 85.9%
  • State 85.7%

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

  • Here 35.3%
  • Carroll County 39.1%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Arcadia 9.5%
  • Carroll County 11.2%
  • Iowa 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.9
  • County 16.7
  • Iowa 16.6

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

  • Here 22.3
  • County 21.1
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 19.4
  • County 18.7
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 4.7
  • Carroll County 10.2
  • State 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 6.5%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

  • Arcadia 72.1
  • Carroll County 64.1
  • Iowa 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 51.3%
  • County 56.9%
  • Iowa 55.7%

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

  • Arcadia 11.3
  • Carroll County 12.1
  • State 11.9

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

  • Arcadia 9.8
  • County 10.7
  • Iowa 10.6

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

  • Arcadia 0.6
  • Carroll County 0.5
  • State 0.5

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

Eight percent of households in Arcadia use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Three percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • Carroll County 9.6%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Arcadia 3.4%
  • Carroll County 4.7%
  • State 4.4%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Arcadia 6.8
  • County 6.9
  • Iowa 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 44.0%
  • Carroll County 34.2%
  • State 32.9%

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

Fifty two percent of Arcadia residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • County 51.4%
  • Iowa 53.4%

Twenty one percent of Arcadia 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 seven 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. Eighteen percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Ten 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 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 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 1.0 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Arcadia 20.7%
  • County 22.8%
  • Iowa 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Arcadia 37.3%
  • Carroll County 39.0%
  • State 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 18.0%
  • Carroll County 24.6%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • Carroll County 15.4%
  • Iowa 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Arcadia 35.9%
  • Carroll County 41.2%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Arcadia 5.8
  • County 6.0
  • Iowa 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Arcadia 3.1
  • County 2.9
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Arcadia 1.0
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Thirteen percent of Arcadia residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Five percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Forty one percent are overweight. Fifteen 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. Fourteen percent of people living in Arcadia have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty seven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Six percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Five percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Fifteen percent have another thyroid problem. Six percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twelve percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 12.7%
  • Carroll County 10.4%
  • Iowa 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Carroll County 3.2%
  • State 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Arcadia 5.1%
  • Carroll County 4.2%
  • State 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Arcadia 41.3%
  • County 34.9%
  • Iowa 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Arcadia 15.2%
  • Carroll County 21.3%
  • Iowa 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 14.1%
  • County 13.7%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Here 20.7%
  • County 20.2%
  • Iowa 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 37.5%
  • County 30.1%
  • State 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Arcadia 6.3%
  • County 4.2%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Carroll County 4.3%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • Carroll County 3.1%
  • Iowa 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • County 5.0%
  • State 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • Carroll County 4.8%
  • State 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 3.5%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Arcadia 14.7%
  • County 8.9%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • County 4.7%
  • Iowa 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 11.9%
  • Carroll County 10.8%
  • State 9.8%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Arcadia were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty eight percent of women in Arcadia have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Sixteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fifteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty four 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 (%)

  • Arcadia 66.3%
  • County 68.6%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 33.7%
  • Carroll County 31.4%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Arcadia 99.6%
  • Carroll County 99.5%
  • Iowa 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 63.3%
  • County 62.5%
  • Iowa 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Arcadia 45.6%
  • Carroll County 48.4%
  • Iowa 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 27.8%
  • County 28.1%
  • Iowa 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • County 15.2%
  • Iowa 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 71.4%
  • Carroll County 72.3%
  • State 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • Carroll County 6.8%
  • Iowa 8.0%

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

  • Here 14.9%
  • County 14.3%
  • State 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • Carroll County 22.2%
  • Iowa 19.4%

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

People living in Arcadia report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 29 percent of Arcadia residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Arcadia are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Arcadia 53.0%
  • County 55.1%
  • Iowa 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 4.0%
  • Iowa 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 29.2%
  • Carroll County 34.9%
  • Iowa 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Arcadia 6.7%
  • Carroll County 8.5%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

People in Arcadia spend $334 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 21 percent of their income. The average family in Arcadia spends $74 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $118 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $19 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 $334
  • County $347
  • Iowa $358

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

  • Arcadia 21.3%
  • Carroll County 23.9%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $74
  • County $66
  • Iowa $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $118
  • Carroll County $123
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 6.4%
  • Iowa 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Arcadia $19
  • Carroll County $20
  • State $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Arcadia 1.1%
  • County 1.2%
  • Iowa 1.2%

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

People living in Arcadia report their general condition of hearing on average at 76 percent. Seventy three 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of Arcadia population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty 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. Seven percent of people in Arcadia had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 76.4%
  • Carroll County 76.0%
  • Iowa 77.3%

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

  • Here 73.4%
  • Carroll County 76.3%
  • Iowa 76.1%

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

  • Here 95.6%
  • County 94.0%
  • Iowa 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 18.2%
  • County 23.3%
  • Iowa 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Arcadia 30.1%
  • County 47.0%
  • Iowa 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Arcadia 6.6%
  • Carroll County 15.6%
  • Iowa 16.1%

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

Thirty one percent of Arcadia 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 (%)

  • Arcadia 31.4%
  • Carroll County 28.6%
  • State 26.7%

Nineteen percent of Arcadia 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. Twenty five percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Twelve percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Ten 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 18.6%
  • Carroll County 20.6%
  • Iowa 20.8%

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

  • Here 25.5%
  • Carroll County 27.8%
  • Iowa 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Arcadia 11.7%
  • County 11.2%
  • State 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Arcadia 11.1%
  • Carroll County 11.3%
  • State 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Arcadia 10.0%
  • Carroll County 9.8%
  • State 8.6%
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