Health and Nutrition of Badger, IA Residents

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Forty six percent of Badger residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 23 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 four 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 two "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 46.0%
  • Webster County 48.4%
  • Iowa 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.6
  • Webster County 22.1
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.6
  • County 3.4
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Badger 2.0
  • Webster County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.5
  • Webster County 1.7
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Badger 3.9
  • County 3.9
  • Iowa 3.9

The average Badger 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 percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Badger residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 41 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Badger 2.3
  • Webster County 2.1
  • Iowa 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 20.3%
  • Webster County 17.5%
  • Iowa 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Badger 21.8%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 41.3%
  • County 44.3%
  • Iowa 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.2
  • Webster 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

  • Badger 21.6
  • County 21.6
  • Iowa 21.7

The average height of Badger residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 184 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty two percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Badger 66.9
  • County 67.0
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 184.1
  • Webster County 181.3
  • State 179.8

Average BMI

  • Badger 29.0
  • Webster County 28.7
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Badger 42.3%
  • Webster County 38.0%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Badger 53.9%
  • County 50.8%
  • Iowa 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 31.6%
  • Webster County 33.4%
  • State 33.4%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 72.3%
  • Webster County 67.1%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Badger 31.9%
  • Webster County 26.4%
  • State 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • Webster County 23.8%
  • Iowa 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Webster County 3.4%
  • State 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Badger 16.6%
  • Webster County 15.2%
  • Iowa 14.5%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Badger have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty six 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 (%)

  • Badger 11.0%
  • Webster County 11.0%
  • Iowa 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Badger 46.2%
  • Webster County 47.6%
  • Iowa 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 3.2%

Badger 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

  • Badger 1.1
  • Webster County 1.2
  • Iowa 1.2

Thirteen percent of Badger 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. Six percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty seven percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty five percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty three percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Webster County 11.8%
  • Iowa 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Badger 6.3%
  • County 6.0%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Badger 74.2%
  • County 71.5%
  • State 70.1%

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

  • Here 27.3%
  • County 31.7%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Badger 17.2%
  • County 18.2%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Here 24.8%
  • Webster County 23.1%
  • State 23.6%

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

  • Badger 42.5%
  • County 43.0%
  • State 42.9%

Sixty eight percent of people living in Badger are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 68.3%
  • County 73.9%
  • Iowa 74.1%

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

  • Badger 25.6%
  • County 25.6%
  • State 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 26.2%
  • Webster County 27.3%
  • Iowa 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Badger 37.1%
  • County 42.4%
  • Iowa 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • County 21.7%
  • State 20.7%

Thirty three percent of people living in Badger use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • County 34.1%
  • State 34.8%

Twenty seven percent of Badger residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty nine 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 four percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty two percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty seven percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty three 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 (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • Webster County 26.7%
  • Iowa 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.6%
  • County 27.6%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Badger 44.7%
  • Webster County 43.0%
  • Iowa 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 54.3%
  • County 52.1%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Badger 31.8%
  • Webster County 28.8%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 27.2%
  • Webster County 21.8%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Badger 22.7%
  • Webster County 19.9%
  • State 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • County 14.0%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Here 5.4%
  • Webster County 4.4%
  • Iowa 4.5%

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

Badger residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Badger 2.3
  • County 2.4
  • Iowa 2.3

Eighty two percent of people living in Badger have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.8 days per month on average. They have 5.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 27 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Badger 82.1%
  • Webster County 80.2%
  • Iowa 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Badger 10.0%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.8
  • Webster County 5.0
  • Iowa 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.9
  • Webster County 5.9
  • Iowa 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Badger 27.0
  • Webster County 25.1
  • Iowa 24.7

Ninety seven percent of Badger 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. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Badger have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty two percent have ever had anal sex. Sixteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Badger 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 32 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 seven women. People in Badger were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Badger has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Sixty percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Badger 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 14 men on average. They have had 12 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.8 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.0%
  • Webster County 97.4%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.2%
  • Webster County 94.5%
  • Iowa 94.5%

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

  • Badger 91.2%
  • Webster County 87.7%
  • Iowa 87.9%

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

  • Here 52.1%
  • Webster County 50.5%
  • State 50.0%

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

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 5.0%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Badger 97.8%
  • Webster County 97.8%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Badger 83.0%
  • County 87.1%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Badger 42.1%
  • Webster County 41.1%
  • Iowa 39.4%

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

  • Here 16.2%
  • Webster County 11.4%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.4
  • County 16.4
  • Iowa 16.6

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

  • Badger 32.3
  • County 29.9
  • Iowa 26.9

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

  • Badger 21.0
  • County 21.7
  • State 21.3

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

  • Badger 21.2
  • Webster County 20.8
  • Iowa 21.2

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

  • Badger 7.0
  • Webster County 6.1
  • State 5.6

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

  • Badger 18.1
  • Webster County 20.0
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 4.1
  • Webster County 4.5
  • State 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • Webster County 8.7%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

  • Badger 62.5
  • County 59.7
  • State 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Badger 60.2%
  • Webster County 54.7%
  • Iowa 55.7%

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

  • Here 14.1
  • Webster County 11.4
  • Iowa 11.9

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

  • Here 12.5
  • County 10.1
  • Iowa 10.6

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

  • Badger 0.8
  • Webster County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Badger 89.3%
  • County 83.9%
  • State 83.7%

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

Twelve percent of households in Badger 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 11.6%
  • County 10.4%
  • Iowa 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Badger 4.4%
  • County 4.3%
  • Iowa 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 38.7%
  • Webster County 33.4%
  • Iowa 32.9%

Fifty eight percent of Badger residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Badger 58.0%
  • County 53.4%
  • Iowa 53.4%

Twenty one percent of Badger 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. Forty 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. Thirty percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Fifteen 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 three 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Badger 21.3%
  • Webster County 23.4%
  • Iowa 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Badger 40.1%
  • Webster County 41.0%
  • Iowa 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Badger 30.1%
  • County 29.4%
  • State 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 15.3%
  • County 16.0%
  • State 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Badger 42.8%
  • County 39.3%
  • State 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Badger 6.0
  • County 6.0
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Badger 3.0
  • Webster County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 13.4%
  • Webster County 11.2%
  • State 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 3.3%
  • Iowa 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Badger 3.3%
  • County 4.2%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.7%
  • Webster County 34.7%
  • Iowa 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 31.0%
  • Webster County 22.1%
  • Iowa 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • County 13.3%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 20.2%
  • State 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 28.9%
  • Webster County 30.0%
  • Iowa 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Badger 4.4%
  • County 4.4%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • Webster County 4.7%
  • State 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Webster County 4.1%
  • State 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Badger 2.6%
  • County 2.8%
  • Iowa 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 4.7%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Badger 4.4%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 4.2%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • Webster County 8.3%
  • State 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Badger 4.9%
  • Webster County 4.3%
  • Iowa 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Badger 4.7%
  • Webster County 3.5%
  • State 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Badger 10.5%
  • Webster County 10.3%
  • Iowa 9.8%

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

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

  • Badger 74.3%
  • County 68.2%
  • State 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Badger 25.7%
  • County 31.8%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Badger 99.7%
  • County 99.4%
  • Iowa 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Badger 65.4%
  • Webster County 62.0%
  • State 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Badger 46.7%
  • County 52.6%
  • Iowa 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Badger 24.5%
  • County 26.7%
  • Iowa 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 13.7%
  • Webster County 14.2%
  • Iowa 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Badger 66.2%
  • Webster County 73.6%
  • State 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Badger 3.1%
  • County 7.0%
  • Iowa 8.0%

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

  • Badger 18.3%
  • County 15.1%
  • Iowa 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Badger 16.8%
  • Webster County 22.2%
  • State 19.4%

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

People living in Badger 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, 39 percent of Badger residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Badger are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.0%
  • Webster County 54.4%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • County 4.6%
  • Iowa 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Badger 39.4%
  • Webster County 37.1%
  • Iowa 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Badger 8.9%
  • Webster County 8.6%
  • State 8.3%

People in Badger spend $343 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 Badger spends $63 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $115 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is nine percent of their income. They also spend $19 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $343
  • Webster County $348
  • Iowa $358

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

  • Badger 27.9%
  • Webster County 24.3%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Badger $63
  • County $66
  • Iowa $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.3%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Badger $115
  • County $127
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Badger 8.8%
  • Webster County 7.4%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Badger $19
  • Webster County $21
  • State $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Badger 2.2%
  • County 1.4%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Badger report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy six 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 three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty six percent of Badger population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty 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. Nineteen percent of people in Badger had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Badger 77.0%
  • County 76.7%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Badger 75.6%
  • Webster County 76.6%
  • Iowa 76.1%

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

  • Badger 92.5%
  • Webster County 94.3%
  • Iowa 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 25.9%
  • County 22.5%
  • State 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Badger 49.9%
  • Webster County 48.8%
  • Iowa 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Webster County 17.1%
  • State 16.1%

Twenty four percent of Badger 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 (%)

  • Here 24.0%
  • Webster County 27.7%
  • State 26.7%

Twenty seven percent of Badger 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 three percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Thirteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Fourteen 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 27.1%
  • Webster County 21.5%
  • Iowa 20.8%

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

  • Here 32.5%
  • Webster County 28.8%
  • Iowa 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • Webster County 10.7%
  • Iowa 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • County 11.2%
  • Iowa 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • County 9.4%
  • Iowa 8.6%

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

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