Health and Nutrition of Bedford, IA Residents

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Forty nine percent of Bedford 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 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 (%)

  • Here 49.1%
  • Taylor County 48.3%
  • State 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.7
  • County 22.7
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Bedford 2.8
  • Taylor County 3.0
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Bedford 1.5
  • Taylor County 1.6
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.5
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Bedford 3.2
  • Taylor County 3.5
  • Iowa 3.9

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

The average Bedford 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). Sixteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Bedford 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 three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 20 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.3
  • Iowa 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Bedford 16.0%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 21.7%
  • State 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 44.5%
  • Taylor County 43.3%
  • State 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Bedford 2.6
  • County 2.5
  • Iowa 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Bedford 20.1
  • County 19.9
  • Iowa 21.7

The average height of Bedford residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Bedford 66.3
  • Taylor County 66.5
  • Iowa 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 179.5
  • County 179.9
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Here 29.0
  • Taylor County 28.8
  • Iowa 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Bedford 38.4%
  • County 38.4%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 51.5%
  • Taylor County 51.7%
  • Iowa 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Bedford 31.6%
  • Taylor County 31.1%
  • State 33.4%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Bedford 66.0%
  • County 66.8%
  • State 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Bedford 25.4%
  • County 26.5%
  • State 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Bedford 22.6%
  • County 23.4%
  • State 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

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

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Bedford 14.0%
  • County 14.7%
  • State 14.5%

Twelve percent of people living in Bedford have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty seven 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 (%)

  • Bedford 12.5%
  • County 13.0%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Bedford 47.5%
  • Taylor County 47.7%
  • State 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Bedford 3.6%
  • Taylor County 3.8%
  • Iowa 3.2%

Bedford 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

  • Bedford 1.2
  • County 1.3
  • Iowa 1.2

Fifteen percent of Bedford 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 three percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty two percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty two percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 14.8%
  • County 13.9%
  • Iowa 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • Taylor County 6.5%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 72.7%
  • County 72.0%
  • Iowa 70.1%

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

  • Bedford 31.9%
  • Taylor County 30.4%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Bedford 15.4%
  • Taylor County 15.9%
  • Iowa 16.9%

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

  • Bedford 21.5%
  • Taylor County 23.0%
  • State 23.6%

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

  • Here 40.1%
  • County 40.5%
  • State 42.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 77.1%
  • Taylor County 75.1%
  • State 74.1%

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

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Here 29.6%
  • Taylor County 29.2%
  • Iowa 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Bedford 30.0%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Bedford 49.4%
  • County 47.3%
  • State 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Bedford 25.1%
  • County 25.3%
  • State 20.7%

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

Thirty five percent of people living in Bedford use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • County 32.6%
  • State 34.8%

Twenty eight percent of Bedford residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Nineteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Sixteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Five percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Bedford 27.9%
  • Taylor County 27.6%
  • Iowa 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 30.1%
  • County 29.6%
  • Iowa 27.8%

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

  • Here 43.4%
  • County 43.0%
  • Iowa 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Bedford 53.2%
  • Taylor County 52.6%
  • State 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Bedford 27.2%
  • Taylor County 28.6%
  • State 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 22.1%
  • County 23.3%
  • Iowa 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • Taylor County 19.5%
  • Iowa 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 15.9%
  • Taylor County 15.9%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Bedford 5.3%
  • County 5.2%
  • Iowa 4.5%

Bedford residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Bedford 2.6
  • Taylor County 2.6
  • Iowa 2.3

Seventy five percent of people living in Bedford have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fourteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.5 days per month on average. They have 5.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 24 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Bedford 75.4%
  • Taylor County 77.8%
  • Iowa 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Bedford 13.7%
  • County 12.3%
  • State 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.5
  • Taylor County 4.7
  • Iowa 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.8
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 24.0
  • County 25.3
  • State 24.7

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

Ninety seven percent of Bedford residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in Bedford have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Bedford were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 24 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. People in Bedford were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on 16 men in their lifetime. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Bedford has vaginal or anal sex 64 times a year. Fifty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Bedford 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 13 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Bedford 97.1%
  • Taylor County 97.1%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.6%
  • County 95.3%
  • Iowa 94.5%

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

  • Here 88.1%
  • County 88.1%
  • Iowa 87.9%

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

  • Here 48.6%
  • County 48.6%
  • State 50.0%

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

  • Bedford 7.7%
  • Taylor County 6.5%
  • Iowa 5.5%

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

  • Bedford 97.4%
  • County 97.2%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 82.5%
  • County 81.0%
  • State 85.7%

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

  • Bedford 38.2%
  • Taylor County 38.0%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Bedford 12.2%
  • Taylor County 12.5%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.7
  • County 16.6
  • Iowa 16.6

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

  • Bedford 24.1
  • County 27.4
  • State 26.9

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

  • Bedford 21.3
  • Taylor County 21.6
  • Iowa 21.3

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

  • Bedford 21.0
  • Taylor County 21.2
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 5.0
  • County 5.6
  • Iowa 5.6

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

  • Here 18.2
  • Taylor County 19.6
  • State 20.3

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

  • Bedford 15.6
  • County 10.5
  • Iowa 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Bedford 6.1%
  • County 7.2%
  • State 8.3%

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

  • Here 63.5
  • County 60.6
  • Iowa 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Bedford 56.2%
  • Taylor County 55.1%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Bedford 12.9
  • Taylor County 13.6
  • Iowa 11.9

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

  • Bedford 11.1
  • County 11.8
  • State 10.6

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

  • Bedford 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • Iowa 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Bedford 84.4%
  • Taylor County 83.4%
  • State 83.7%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Bedford 9.9%
  • Taylor County 10.5%
  • Iowa 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Taylor County 4.7%
  • State 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Bedford 6.9
  • County 6.9
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Bedford 33.4%
  • Taylor County 33.9%
  • Iowa 32.9%

Fifty percent of Bedford residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 51.9%
  • State 53.4%

Twenty one percent of Bedford 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. Twenty two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twelve 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 percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 20.9%
  • Taylor County 21.3%
  • State 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Bedford 37.0%
  • County 36.5%
  • State 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 22.4%
  • County 25.7%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Bedford 12.1%
  • Taylor County 12.5%
  • Iowa 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 39.8%
  • County 38.0%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.9
  • Taylor County 6.0
  • Iowa 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Bedford 3.1
  • Taylor County 3.1
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Bedford 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • Iowa 1.2

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

Ten percent of Bedford 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". 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 four percent are overweight. Twenty four 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. Sixteen percent of people living in Bedford have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty three percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Five percent have congestive heart failure. Five percent have coronary heart disease. Four percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Six percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Six percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three 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 (%)

  • Bedford 10.4%
  • Taylor County 11.5%
  • State 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Bedford 3.8%
  • Taylor County 3.7%
  • State 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 3.9%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.1%
  • County 34.2%
  • State 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 23.8%
  • County 25.8%
  • Iowa 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Bedford 16.3%
  • Taylor County 15.3%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Here 22.6%
  • Taylor County 23.1%
  • Iowa 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Bedford 32.5%
  • County 32.2%
  • State 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Bedford 4.6%
  • Taylor County 4.8%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Taylor County 5.1%
  • State 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Bedford 5.2%
  • Taylor County 5.0%
  • State 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Bedford 3.7%
  • Taylor County 3.4%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Bedford 6.2%
  • County 5.9%
  • State 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • County 5.9%
  • State 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Taylor County 4.5%
  • State 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • Taylor County 8.7%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Bedford 5.4%
  • Taylor County 5.2%
  • State 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 11.7%
  • Taylor County 11.6%
  • State 9.8%

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

Seventy two percent of births in Bedford were vaginal deliveries. Twenty eight 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. Thirty two percent of women in Bedford have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seventeen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty eight 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 three 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 (%)

  • Bedford 72.2%
  • County 71.7%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 27.8%
  • County 28.3%
  • State 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.6%
  • Taylor County 99.5%
  • State 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Bedford 62.7%
  • County 63.1%
  • State 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 46.5%
  • County 44.5%
  • Iowa 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Bedford 31.8%
  • Taylor County 29.8%
  • State 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Bedford 16.8%
  • Taylor County 15.9%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 67.6%
  • Taylor County 68.0%
  • Iowa 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 5.2%
  • Iowa 8.0%

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

  • Here 13.1%
  • Taylor County 13.4%
  • State 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Bedford 23.4%
  • Taylor County 20.8%
  • Iowa 19.4%

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

People living in Bedford report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 32 percent of Bedford residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Bedford are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.6%
  • County 52.7%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 32.3%
  • County 34.2%
  • Iowa 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Bedford 8.2%
  • County 8.2%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

People in Bedford spend $337 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 25 percent of their income. The average family in Bedford spends $59 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $101 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six 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

  • Bedford $337
  • Taylor County $347
  • State $358

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

  • Here 25.2%
  • Taylor County 25.2%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $59
  • County $60
  • Iowa $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Bedford 4.2%
  • Taylor County 3.8%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Bedford $101
  • County $112
  • Iowa $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • County 5.9%
  • Iowa 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $16
  • Taylor County $18
  • 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 Bedford report their general condition of hearing on average at 74 percent. Seventy seven percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty five percent of Bedford population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty seven 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. Fifteen percent of people in Bedford had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 73.9%
  • County 74.2%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Bedford 77.0%
  • Taylor County 75.1%
  • State 76.1%

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

  • Bedford 93.6%
  • Taylor County 93.3%
  • State 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 25.3%
  • Taylor County 25.6%
  • State 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 46.9%
  • Taylor County 47.7%
  • State 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Bedford 15.4%
  • Taylor County 15.6%
  • State 16.1%

Thirty one percent of Bedford 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 31.2%
  • County 29.6%
  • State 26.7%

Twenty three percent of Bedford 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 one percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Fourteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Thirteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Twelve 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 22.9%
  • County 24.6%
  • State 20.8%

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

  • Here 30.7%
  • County 31.6%
  • Iowa 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Bedford 13.6%
  • County 13.2%
  • Iowa 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • County 13.5%
  • State 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Bedford 12.5%
  • Taylor County 11.8%
  • Iowa 8.6%

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

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