Health and Nutrition of Bancroft, IA Residents

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Forty seven percent of Bancroft 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 two 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 (%)

  • Here 47.3%
  • County 52.1%
  • State 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 23.5
  • Kossuth County 22.0
  • Iowa 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 2.4
  • Kossuth County 3.5
  • State 3.4

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

  • Bancroft 1.3
  • Kossuth County 1.5
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Bancroft 1.0
  • County 1.6
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.3
  • Kossuth County 3.3
  • State 3.9

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

The average Bancroft 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. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Bancroft residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 43 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 three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 19 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.2
  • Kossuth County 1.9
  • Iowa 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Bancroft 21.2%
  • County 15.3%
  • Iowa 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Bancroft 19.7%
  • Kossuth County 19.6%
  • State 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Bancroft 42.9%
  • Kossuth County 49.4%
  • State 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Bancroft 2.7
  • Kossuth County 2.8
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.6
  • Kossuth County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Here 18.9
  • County 21.6
  • Iowa 21.7

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

The average height of Bancroft residents 16 years and older is 64 inches. The average weight is 166 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty three percent of people living here are obese. Fifty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Bancroft 63.7
  • County 66.9
  • Iowa 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 166.0
  • County 180.5
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Here 29.4
  • Kossuth County 28.7
  • Iowa 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 42.9%
  • Kossuth County 37.0%
  • Iowa 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 54.9%
  • County 48.9%
  • Iowa 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Bancroft 38.5%
  • County 35.7%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Sixty three percent of Bancroft residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty four percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • Bancroft 62.7%
  • County 67.5%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Bancroft 24.1%
  • Kossuth County 23.9%
  • Iowa 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Bancroft 17.7%
  • County 21.0%
  • State 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Bancroft 3.6%
  • Kossuth County 2.7%
  • State 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • Kossuth County 11.9%
  • State 14.5%

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

Fifteen percent of people living in Bancroft 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 (%)

  • Bancroft 15.3%
  • County 12.1%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 52.2%
  • Kossuth County 50.7%
  • State 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Bancroft 4.0%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.2%

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

Bancroft 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

  • Bancroft 1.4
  • Kossuth County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Thirteen percent of Bancroft 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. Seven 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. Thirty two percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Ten percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Fifteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty nine percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Bancroft 12.9%
  • Kossuth County 12.6%
  • State 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 6.6%
  • Iowa 6.1%

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

  • Bancroft 74.1%
  • County 71.6%
  • Iowa 70.1%

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

  • Bancroft 32.5%
  • Kossuth County 33.8%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Bancroft 9.8%
  • County 15.5%
  • Iowa 16.9%

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

  • Here 14.6%
  • County 23.3%
  • State 23.6%

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

  • Bancroft 48.8%
  • County 43.6%
  • Iowa 42.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Bancroft 75.6%
  • County 79.0%
  • Iowa 74.1%

Thirty five percent of people living in Bancroft have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty nine percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty nine percent of people in Bancroft 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 (%)

  • Bancroft 35.0%
  • County 28.7%
  • State 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Bancroft 29.5%
  • County 28.2%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 49.2%
  • County 50.8%
  • State 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Bancroft 26.6%
  • County 23.4%
  • State 20.7%

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

Thirty six percent of people living in Bancroft use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Bancroft 36.4%
  • County 40.6%
  • Iowa 34.8%

Twenty seven percent of Bancroft 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 seven percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty six 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 percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Seventeen 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. Six 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 (%)

  • Bancroft 27.2%
  • Kossuth County 24.7%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Bancroft 33.0%
  • Kossuth County 26.0%
  • Iowa 27.8%

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

  • Here 44.6%
  • Kossuth County 41.0%
  • State 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Bancroft 57.2%
  • Kossuth County 51.5%
  • State 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Bancroft 36.0%
  • County 25.9%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Bancroft 27.2%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Bancroft 20.4%
  • County 17.7%
  • Iowa 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Bancroft 16.8%
  • County 12.7%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Here 5.7%
  • Kossuth County 4.0%
  • State 4.5%

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

Bancroft residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 3.0
  • County 2.6
  • Iowa 2.3

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

Sixty six percent of people living in Bancroft have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nineteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 2.8 days per month on average. They have 3.7 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 17 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 66.2%
  • Kossuth County 80.5%
  • Iowa 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Bancroft 18.9%
  • County 9.7%
  • Iowa 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Bancroft 2.8
  • Kossuth County 5.4
  • Iowa 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 3.7
  • Kossuth County 5.2
  • Iowa 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Bancroft 17.2
  • County 20.4
  • State 24.7

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

Ninety seven percent of Bancroft residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Bancroft were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. People living here were on average 23 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in Bancroft were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on six men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Bancroft has vaginal or anal sex 61 times a year. Fifty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Bancroft 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes.

Summary

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

  • Bancroft 97.3%
  • County 97.4%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 97.3%
  • Kossuth County 97.6%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Bancroft 81.0%
  • Kossuth County 83.3%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Bancroft 36.4%
  • County 39.4%
  • Iowa 39.4%

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

  • Bancroft 12.0%
  • Kossuth County 11.5%
  • Iowa 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.6
  • Kossuth County 17.1
  • State 16.6

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

  • Bancroft 23.2
  • Kossuth County 21.7
  • Iowa 21.2

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

  • Here 19.4
  • Kossuth County 19.2
  • Iowa 20.3

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

  • Bancroft 6.3
  • County 7.4
  • State 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • County 5.4%
  • State 8.3%

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

  • Here 61.4
  • Kossuth County 54.6
  • State 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 56.3%
  • County 57.5%
  • Iowa 55.7%

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

  • Bancroft 12.5
  • Kossuth County 12.9
  • State 11.9

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

  • Here 10.8
  • Kossuth County 11.3
  • Iowa 10.6

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

  • Bancroft 0.5
  • Kossuth County 0.5
  • Iowa 0.5

Eleven percent of households in Bancroft 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 (%)

  • Bancroft 10.7%
  • County 10.1%
  • Iowa 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Kossuth County 4.6%
  • Iowa 4.4%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Bancroft 6.9
  • Kossuth County 6.9
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 41.8%
  • County 34.5%
  • State 32.9%

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

Fifty two percent of Bancroft residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Bancroft 52.3%
  • County 45.4%
  • State 53.4%

Twelve percent of Bancroft 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 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 one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Seven 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 seven 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 (%)

  • Bancroft 12.1%
  • County 18.2%
  • State 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 30.3%
  • Kossuth County 34.4%
  • Iowa 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Bancroft 21.2%
  • Kossuth County 27.7%
  • State 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • Kossuth County 19.2%
  • State 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 36.8%
  • Kossuth County 45.5%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Bancroft 5.9
  • County 6.4
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Bancroft 3.3
  • County 2.8
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Sixteen percent of Bancroft residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Six 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 nine 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 Bancroft have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty six percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Forty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five 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. Six 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. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Thirteen percent have another thyroid problem. Seven percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Five 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 (%)

  • Bancroft 16.4%
  • Kossuth County 11.5%
  • State 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Bancroft 6.0%
  • Kossuth County 3.4%
  • State 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Kossuth County 3.9%
  • State 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 39.0%
  • Kossuth County 35.6%
  • State 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 28.8%
  • Kossuth County 23.1%
  • State 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Bancroft 18.3%
  • County 15.2%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Bancroft 25.8%
  • Kossuth County 20.1%
  • State 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 39.5%
  • County 31.1%
  • Iowa 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Kossuth County 5.8%
  • State 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Bancroft 6.0%
  • Kossuth County 3.9%
  • State 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Bancroft 3.5%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Kossuth County 3.2%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • County 5.0%
  • State 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Bancroft 6.9%
  • County 4.8%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 3.5%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 13.4%
  • Kossuth County 8.7%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Bancroft 6.9%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Bancroft 4.6%
  • Kossuth County 3.4%
  • State 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • Kossuth County 12.6%
  • Iowa 9.8%

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

Seventy four percent of births in Bancroft were vaginal deliveries. Twenty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty percent of women in Bancroft 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). Sixty nine percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirteen 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 (%)

  • Bancroft 73.5%
  • County 71.0%
  • State 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Bancroft 26.5%
  • County 29.0%
  • State 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Bancroft 99.6%
  • Kossuth County 99.5%
  • Iowa 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 63.5%
  • County 63.0%
  • State 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 44.3%
  • Kossuth County 47.6%
  • State 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 30.1%
  • Kossuth County 29.5%
  • Iowa 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Bancroft 16.4%
  • Kossuth County 15.6%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Bancroft 68.5%
  • Kossuth County 71.4%
  • State 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • County 5.4%
  • Iowa 8.0%

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

  • Bancroft 13.4%
  • County 13.5%
  • State 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Bancroft 22.4%
  • Kossuth County 22.5%
  • Iowa 19.4%

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

People living in Bancroft report their general health condition on average at 50 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 31 percent of Bancroft residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Six percent of people living in Bancroft are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Bancroft 49.7%
  • Kossuth County 56.8%
  • Iowa 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Bancroft 3.0%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 30.9%
  • Kossuth County 37.6%
  • State 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Bancroft 6.0%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 8.3%

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

People in Bancroft spend $338 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 27 percent of their income. The average family in Bancroft spends $57 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $92 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $16 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 $338
  • Kossuth County $360
  • Iowa $358

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

  • Bancroft 26.8%
  • Kossuth County 22.5%
  • Iowa 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $57
  • County $65
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Kossuth County 3.5%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $92
  • Kossuth County $157
  • Iowa $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 7.1%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Bancroft $16
  • County $24
  • Iowa $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • County 1.1%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Bancroft report their general condition of hearing on average at 75 percent. Seventy five 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 six percent of Bancroft population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Twenty eight 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 Bancroft had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Bancroft 75.0%
  • County 76.6%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Bancroft 74.9%
  • County 78.2%
  • Iowa 76.1%

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

  • Here 93.6%
  • County 94.4%
  • State 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Bancroft 25.6%
  • County 24.1%
  • State 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Bancroft 28.4%
  • County 39.1%
  • State 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • Kossuth County 14.2%
  • Iowa 16.1%

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

Thirty percent of Bancroft 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 30.4%
  • County 29.4%
  • Iowa 26.7%

Twenty eight percent of Bancroft 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 five 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. Fifteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Bancroft 28.2%
  • County 20.1%
  • State 20.8%

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

  • Bancroft 35.1%
  • County 27.0%
  • State 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Bancroft 16.0%
  • County 11.5%
  • Iowa 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 14.8%
  • Kossuth County 10.4%
  • State 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 8.6%

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

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