Health and Nutrition of Blairstown, IA Residents

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Forty nine percent of Blairstown 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 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 (%)

  • Blairstown 48.9%
  • County 50.8%
  • Iowa 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Blairstown 22.8
  • County 22.1
  • Iowa 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Blairstown 3.0
  • Benton County 3.5
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Blairstown 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.6
  • Benton County 1.7
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Blairstown 3.8
  • Benton County 3.7
  • State 3.9

The average Blairstown 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 two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Blairstown residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 44 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

  • Blairstown 2.2
  • County 1.9
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Blairstown 16.0%
  • Benton County 14.8%
  • Iowa 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Blairstown 21.9%
  • County 21.2%
  • State 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 44.1%
  • County 47.9%
  • State 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Blairstown 2.6
  • County 2.8
  • Iowa 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • Benton County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Here 20.3
  • Benton County 22.2
  • Iowa 21.7

The average height of Blairstown residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty six percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Blairstown 66.8
  • Benton County 67.2
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Blairstown 179.3
  • Benton County 180.1
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Here 28.7
  • County 28.4
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 36.4%
  • Benton County 35.1%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 49.7%
  • County 47.6%
  • State 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Blairstown 31.8%
  • County 33.7%
  • State 33.4%

Sixty seven percent of Blairstown residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty six percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty four percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Four percent have ever used heroin. Sixteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Blairstown 67.1%
  • County 66.7%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 26.4%
  • County 25.1%
  • Iowa 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.6%
  • Benton County 22.8%
  • Iowa 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Benton County 3.4%
  • Iowa 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • Benton County 14.4%
  • Iowa 14.5%

Eleven percent of people living in Blairstown have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty eight percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 9.3%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Blairstown 48.4%
  • Benton County 47.9%
  • State 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Benton County 2.9%
  • Iowa 3.2%

Blairstown 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

  • Blairstown 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.2

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.9%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Blairstown 6.8%
  • County 6.1%
  • Iowa 6.1%

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

  • Blairstown 71.7%
  • Benton County 70.5%
  • Iowa 70.1%

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

  • Here 32.6%
  • Benton County 31.4%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Blairstown 17.7%
  • Benton County 17.8%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Blairstown 22.9%
  • County 24.2%
  • State 23.6%

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

  • Here 40.6%
  • County 42.6%
  • Iowa 42.9%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 75.9%
  • County 76.6%
  • State 74.1%

Twenty eight percent of people living in Blairstown have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Thirty one percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty seven percent of people in Blairstown frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty four 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 28.2%
  • Benton County 24.1%
  • State 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 30.7%
  • Benton County 27.0%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 46.6%
  • County 43.9%
  • Iowa 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 23.8%
  • Benton County 20.2%
  • Iowa 20.7%

Thirty five percent of people living in Blairstown use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • County 39.9%
  • Iowa 34.8%

Twenty seven percent of Blairstown residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight 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 two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty 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. Fourteen 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 26.8%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 27.7%
  • Benton County 25.7%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Here 43.1%
  • County 42.1%
  • Iowa 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Blairstown 52.0%
  • Benton County 51.3%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Blairstown 27.2%
  • County 25.6%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.2%
  • Benton County 20.7%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Blairstown 19.5%
  • Benton County 18.8%
  • State 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Blairstown 14.0%
  • County 12.7%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Here 4.7%
  • Benton County 4.2%
  • State 4.5%

Blairstown residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Blairstown 2.6
  • Benton County 2.3
  • Iowa 2.3

Seventy nine percent of people living in Blairstown have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.7 days per month on average. They have 5.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 23 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Blairstown 79.1%
  • Benton County 83.4%
  • Iowa 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 8.7%
  • Iowa 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Blairstown 4.7
  • Benton County 5.5
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.5
  • County 5.7
  • State 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 22.9
  • County 23.5
  • Iowa 24.7

Ninety eight percent of Blairstown 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 nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Blairstown 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 eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty two percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Blairstown 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 27 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 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. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 5.6 men on average. They have had 3.3 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Blairstown were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on eight men in their lifetime. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Blairstown has vaginal or anal sex 64 times a year. Fifty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Blairstown 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Blairstown 97.9%
  • Benton County 97.5%
  • Iowa 97.2%

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

  • Blairstown 95.6%
  • County 95.3%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Blairstown 88.7%
  • Benton County 89.3%
  • State 87.9%

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

  • Here 52.8%
  • Benton County 50.3%
  • State 50.0%

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

  • Here 5.5%
  • County 5.7%
  • Iowa 5.5%

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

  • Here 97.9%
  • County 97.6%
  • Iowa 97.3%

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

  • Blairstown 88.2%
  • County 88.4%
  • State 85.7%

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

  • Here 42.3%
  • County 40.2%
  • Iowa 39.4%

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

  • Blairstown 11.5%
  • County 10.6%
  • Iowa 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.4
  • Benton County 16.7
  • State 16.6

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

  • Blairstown 26.6
  • County 26.9
  • Iowa 26.9

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

  • Blairstown 22.5
  • County 21.3
  • Iowa 21.3

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

  • Blairstown 20.7
  • County 21.5
  • State 21.2

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

  • Blairstown 5.4
  • Benton County 5.8
  • Iowa 5.6

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

  • Blairstown 5.6
  • Benton County 3.4
  • Iowa 3.0

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

  • Here 3.3
  • Benton County 1.9
  • Iowa 1.7

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

  • Blairstown 20.1
  • County 20.3
  • Iowa 20.3

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

  • Here 8.0
  • County 6.0
  • Iowa 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Blairstown 6.4%
  • County 6.2%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

  • Blairstown 63.8
  • Benton County 59.9
  • State 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 56.7%
  • County 57.5%
  • Iowa 55.7%

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

  • Here 10.5
  • Benton County 11.2
  • State 11.9

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

  • Here 9.3
  • County 9.9
  • Iowa 10.6

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

  • Blairstown 0.5
  • County 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 84.7%
  • Benton County 85.8%
  • Iowa 83.7%

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

Ten percent of households in Blairstown 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 (%)

  • Blairstown 10.3%
  • Benton County 9.9%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Blairstown 4.6%
  • Benton County 4.7%
  • State 4.4%

Blairstown 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

  • Blairstown 6.9
  • Benton County 6.9
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 33.1%
  • County 31.9%
  • State 32.9%

Fifty one percent of Blairstown residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Blairstown 51.0%
  • Benton County 48.2%
  • Iowa 53.4%

Twenty two percent of Blairstown 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 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. Twenty six percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirteen 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 eight 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 21.8%
  • Benton County 21.9%
  • Iowa 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Blairstown 38.2%
  • Benton County 38.0%
  • Iowa 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 25.6%
  • County 29.4%
  • State 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Blairstown 12.7%
  • Benton County 18.4%
  • State 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 37.7%
  • County 43.9%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Blairstown 6.1
  • Benton County 6.2
  • Iowa 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 3.0
  • Benton County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • County 1.2
  • Iowa 1.2

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

Eleven percent of Blairstown 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 three 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 Blairstown have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty one 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. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Six percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Five 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. Eleven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 3.2%
  • Iowa 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 4.4%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.6%
  • County 33.8%
  • State 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 23.1%
  • County 20.6%
  • State 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Blairstown 15.8%
  • Benton County 12.7%
  • Iowa 12.3%

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

  • Here 20.8%
  • Benton County 18.2%
  • Iowa 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Blairstown 33.2%
  • County 27.9%
  • State 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Blairstown 4.8%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Blairstown 5.4%
  • Benton County 3.8%
  • State 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • County 3.7%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 2.3%
  • Iowa 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Blairstown 5.9%
  • Benton County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Blairstown 5.4%
  • Benton County 4.1%
  • State 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • Benton County 4.1%
  • State 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Blairstown 9.2%
  • County 8.3%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Blairstown 3.2%
  • County 3.4%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • Benton County 10.7%
  • Iowa 9.8%

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

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

  • Blairstown 70.5%
  • County 63.9%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Blairstown 29.5%
  • Benton County 36.1%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Blairstown 99.6%
  • Benton County 99.5%
  • State 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 62.4%
  • Benton County 58.7%
  • Iowa 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Blairstown 54.5%
  • County 59.9%
  • Iowa 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 28.4%
  • County 23.6%
  • Iowa 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Blairstown 14.8%
  • Benton County 13.1%
  • Iowa 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Blairstown 72.8%
  • Benton County 77.7%
  • Iowa 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 8.0%

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

  • Here 15.2%
  • Benton County 14.1%
  • State 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 25.3%
  • Benton County 21.6%
  • State 19.4%

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

People living in Blairstown 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, 35 percent of Blairstown residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Blairstown are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.7%
  • Benton County 57.1%
  • Iowa 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 4.4%
  • Iowa 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • County 39.2%
  • State 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Blairstown 8.2%
  • County 8.7%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

People in Blairstown spend $349 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 Blairstown spends $60 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $116 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $17 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 $349
  • Benton County $364
  • Iowa $358

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

  • Blairstown 25.2%
  • Benton County 22.8%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Blairstown $60
  • Benton County $67
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Benton County 3.8%
  • State 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $116
  • Benton County $147
  • Iowa $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Blairstown 6.3%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $17
  • County $23
  • State $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Blairstown 1.0%
  • County 1.1%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Blairstown report their general condition of hearing on average at 75 percent. Seventy eight 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 five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty four percent of Blairstown population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Seventeen percent of people in Blairstown had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 75.2%
  • County 77.9%
  • Iowa 77.3%

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

  • Blairstown 77.8%
  • Benton County 77.9%
  • State 76.1%

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

  • Blairstown 94.9%
  • Benton County 94.8%
  • Iowa 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 23.6%
  • Benton County 21.5%
  • State 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 47.9%
  • Benton County 44.9%
  • State 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Blairstown 16.9%
  • County 16.6%
  • Iowa 16.1%

Thirty one percent of Blairstown 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 (%)

  • Blairstown 30.7%
  • Benton County 26.3%
  • Iowa 26.7%

Twenty two percent of Blairstown 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. Thirteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Twelve 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 22.3%
  • Benton County 19.3%
  • State 20.8%

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

  • Here 30.8%
  • County 26.2%
  • Iowa 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 12.9%
  • Benton County 9.9%
  • State 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • Benton County 10.2%
  • Iowa 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Blairstown 11.7%
  • County 8.6%
  • Iowa 8.6%

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

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