Health and Nutrition of Arlington, IA Residents

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Fifty three percent of Arlington residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 five 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 four "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 53.3%
  • County 49.2%
  • State 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 18.5
  • County 22.3
  • Iowa 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Arlington 4.6
  • Fayette County 3.2
  • State 3.4

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

  • Here 2.1
  • County 1.6
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Arlington 3.7
  • Fayette County 1.5
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Arlington 2.0
  • County 3.5
  • Iowa 3.9

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

The average Arlington resident last visited a dentist one years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Arlington residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 54 percent. The average person living here (including children) has 28 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Arlington 1.4
  • County 2.1
  • State 2.1

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 53.8%
  • Fayette County 44.5%
  • State 44.7%

Average number of teeth

  • Here 28.1
  • Fayette County 21.1
  • State 21.7

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

The average height of Arlington residents 16 years and older is 64 inches. The average weight is 135 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 23. Forty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Arlington 63.9
  • County 66.7
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 135.1
  • County 180.8
  • State 179.8

Average BMI

  • Arlington 23.4
  • County 29.1
  • State 28.6

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Arlington 49.3%
  • County 34.1%
  • State 33.4%

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

Thirty percent of Arlington residents have ever used marijuana or hashish.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Arlington 30.1%
  • Fayette County 63.1%
  • Iowa 66.1%

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

Four percent of people living in Arlington have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Twenty five 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 4.4%
  • County 12.1%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Arlington 24.6%
  • County 46.2%
  • State 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.2%

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

Ninety two percent of people living in Arlington are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 92.0%
  • Fayette County 76.2%
  • Iowa 74.1%

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

Seventeen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Nineteen percent of people in Arlington frequently check their blood cholesterol.

Summary

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Arlington 16.8%
  • Fayette County 26.4%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 19.4%
  • County 46.2%
  • State 41.8%

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

Forty three percent of people living in Arlington use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Arlington 42.5%
  • County 34.1%
  • Iowa 34.8%

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

Eleven percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty nine percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Eleven percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Nineteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Two percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Arlington 10.8%
  • County 30.3%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Here 42.6%
  • Fayette County 42.7%
  • Iowa 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 49.4%
  • Fayette County 51.9%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • Fayette County 27.3%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.3%
  • County 19.5%
  • Iowa 19.6%

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

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 4.5%

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

Arlington residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 0.9
  • Fayette County 2.4
  • Iowa 2.3

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

Fifty five percent of people living in Arlington have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirty percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Arlington 55.1%
  • Fayette County 76.4%
  • State 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Arlington 30.1%
  • County 13.3%
  • Iowa 10.7%

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

Seventy four percent of Arlington residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Seventy two percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Sixty four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Twenty two percent have ever had anal sex. Six percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Arlington were 18 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. People living here were on average 17 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in Arlington were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. The average person in Arlington has vaginal or anal sex 44 times a year. Women here have on average 0.8 female sex partners in their lifetimes.

Summary

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

  • Here 74.4%
  • Fayette County 97.6%
  • Iowa 97.2%

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

  • Arlington 72.2%
  • County 98.4%
  • Iowa 97.3%

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

  • Arlington 63.6%
  • County 87.0%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Here 21.6%
  • County 37.3%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Arlington 6.3%
  • County 9.5%
  • Iowa 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 18.4
  • County 16.6
  • Iowa 16.6

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

  • Arlington 17.1
  • County 20.8
  • State 21.2

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

  • Arlington 18.9
  • County 19.7
  • State 20.3

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

  • Arlington 44.0
  • Fayette County 68.2
  • State 64.1

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

  • Arlington 0.8
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

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

Two percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Arlington 2.3%
  • Fayette County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Arlington 6.9
  • Fayette County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • Fayette County 34.2%
  • State 32.9%

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

Eighty eight percent of Arlington residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Arlington 87.5%
  • County 52.9%
  • State 53.4%

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

Nine percent of Arlington 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. Twenty eight 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. Forty percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Forty eight 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. Forty nine 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 eight 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 two 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 2.8 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 8.8%
  • Fayette County 25.2%
  • Iowa 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Arlington 28.4%
  • Fayette County 39.6%
  • Iowa 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Arlington 39.8%
  • Fayette County 23.3%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 47.8%
  • County 14.7%
  • State 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Arlington 48.6%
  • Fayette County 38.3%
  • State 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 8.1
  • Fayette County 5.9
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Arlington 2.0
  • Fayette County 3.0
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Arlington 2.8
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.2

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

Eight percent of Arlington 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". Thirteen percent are overweight. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Arlington 8.0%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Fayette County 2.9%
  • State 3.3%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • Fayette County 35.3%
  • Iowa 33.5%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Arlington 6.2%
  • Fayette County 8.8%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Arlington 1.8%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 4.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Arlington 4.4%
  • County 10.4%
  • Iowa 9.8%

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

Fifty eight percent of births in Arlington were vaginal deliveries. Forty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Hundred percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Fourteen percent of women are currently taking birth control pills.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Arlington 57.7%
  • Fayette County 67.1%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 42.3%
  • County 32.9%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • Fayette County 99.5%
  • Iowa 99.5%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Arlington 100.0%
  • County 46.4%
  • Iowa 52.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Arlington 38.1%
  • Fayette County 72.6%
  • Iowa 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Arlington 13.6%
  • County 7.9%
  • Iowa 8.0%

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

People living in Arlington report their general health condition on average at 62 percent. Eleven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Arlington residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Six percent of people living in Arlington are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Arlington 62.2%
  • County 54.5%
  • Iowa 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • County 4.0%
  • Iowa 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Arlington 36.1%
  • Fayette County 32.6%
  • State 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • County 8.2%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

People in Arlington spend $305 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 17 percent of their income. The average family in Arlington spends $48 on food at other stores monthly. This is six percent of their income. They spend $191 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is 13 percent of their income. They also spend $20 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 $305
  • Fayette County $347
  • State $358

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

  • Here 17.4%
  • County 23.3%
  • Iowa 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $48
  • County $68
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Arlington 6.4%
  • County 4.2%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Arlington $191
  • County $121
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Arlington 12.5%
  • County 5.8%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $20
  • Fayette County $21
  • Iowa $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Arlington 0.9%
  • County 1.1%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Arlington report their general condition of hearing on average at 88 percent. Ninety four 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. Hundred percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 87.8%
  • Fayette County 75.4%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Arlington 93.8%
  • Fayette County 74.1%
  • Iowa 76.1%

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

  • Arlington 100.0%
  • Fayette County 93.7%
  • State 94.3%

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

Four percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Four 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 that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Arlington 4.4%
  • Fayette County 10.6%
  • State 10.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 9.3%
  • Iowa 8.6%

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

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