Health and Nutrition of Bristow, IA Residents

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Forty two percent of Bristow residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 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 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 two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 41.7%
  • Butler County 49.2%
  • Iowa 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.7
  • County 22.2
  • Iowa 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 2.0
  • County 3.2
  • State 3.4

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

  • Here 1.7
  • Butler County 1.7
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Bristow 2.0
  • County 1.6
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Bristow 2.2
  • Butler County 3.5
  • Iowa 3.9

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

The average Bristow resident last visited a dentist three years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Fifty percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Seventeen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Bristow residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 46 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 five days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of five days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 27 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Bristow 2.6
  • Butler County 2.1
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Bristow 50.0%
  • Butler County 16.7%
  • State 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Bristow 16.7%
  • County 21.9%
  • Iowa 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 45.8%
  • County 44.8%
  • Iowa 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 4.8
  • County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Bristow 4.5
  • County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Here 26.7
  • Butler County 21.1
  • State 21.7

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

The average height of Bristow residents 16 years and older is 64 inches. The average weight is 162 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 34. Fifty percent of people living here are obese. Sixty seven percent have ever been obese. Sixty percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 63.8
  • County 66.9
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Bristow 162.0
  • County 182.2
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Here 34.0
  • Butler County 29.0
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Bristow 50.0%
  • County 39.1%
  • Iowa 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Bristow 66.7%
  • County 52.2%
  • Iowa 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Bristow 60.0%
  • County 33.9%
  • State 33.4%

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

Fifty percent of Bristow residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty three percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirty three percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Seventeen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 66.7%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • Butler County 27.3%
  • Iowa 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • County 24.7%
  • State 23.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • County 15.5%
  • State 14.5%

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

Seventeen percent of people living in Bristow have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Twenty percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • County 11.7%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • County 48.7%
  • Iowa 46.5%

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

Bristow 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

  • Here 1.0
  • Butler County 1.2
  • State 1.2

Twenty percent of Bristow 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. Forty percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Forty percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Forty 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 20.0%
  • Butler County 12.8%
  • State 12.2%

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

  • Bristow 40.0%
  • Butler County 72.4%
  • State 70.1%

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

  • Here 40.0%
  • Butler County 18.3%
  • Iowa 16.9%

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

  • Bristow 40.0%
  • County 23.4%
  • Iowa 23.6%

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

  • Bristow 40.0%
  • County 43.2%
  • State 42.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 66.7%
  • Butler County 75.7%
  • State 74.1%

Seventeen percent of people living in Bristow have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Seventeen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Seventeen percent of people in Bristow frequently check their blood cholesterol.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • County 27.8%
  • Iowa 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • County 28.6%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Bristow 16.7%
  • Butler County 46.4%
  • Iowa 41.8%

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

Forty two percent of people living in Bristow use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 41.7%
  • Butler County 36.5%
  • State 34.8%

Thirty three percent of Bristow residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty three percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Fifty percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Seventeen percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Thirty three percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Seventeen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • County 27.2%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Bristow 33.3%
  • County 29.0%
  • Iowa 27.8%

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

  • Bristow 50.0%
  • County 43.8%
  • State 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Bristow 50.0%
  • Butler County 53.0%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • County 28.1%
  • State 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • Butler County 22.3%
  • Iowa 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • Butler County 20.0%
  • State 19.6%

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

Bristow residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Bristow 1.2
  • County 2.5
  • State 2.3

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

Sixty seven percent of people living in Bristow have at least one alcoholic drink per month. They have 4.2 drinks per week.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 66.7%
  • County 79.5%
  • State 80.5%

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.2
  • Butler County 6.0
  • Iowa 5.8

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

Hundred percent of Bristow residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Hundred percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Fifty percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex. People in Bristow were 19 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. People living here were on average 22 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in Bristow were 17 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. The average person in Bristow has vaginal or anal sex 42 times a year. Thirty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Bristow 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes.

Summary

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • Butler County 97.6%
  • Iowa 97.2%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 98.1%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Bristow 50.0%
  • County 87.1%
  • State 85.7%

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

  • Bristow 50.0%
  • County 41.0%
  • Iowa 39.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Bristow 19.2
  • Butler County 16.6
  • State 16.6

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

  • Bristow 21.7
  • Butler County 21.1
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 17.3
  • Butler County 19.1
  • State 20.3

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

  • Bristow 2.0
  • County 7.9
  • Iowa 5.7

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

  • Here 42.0
  • Butler County 58.5
  • State 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Bristow 37.5%
  • Butler County 56.7%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 8.2
  • County 11.4
  • State 11.9

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

  • Bristow 8.0
  • County 10.1
  • Iowa 10.6

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

Seventeen percent of households in Bristow use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Bristow 16.7%
  • Butler County 10.2%
  • State 10.1%

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

Bristow 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

  • Here 7.2
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Bristow 33.3%
  • County 34.9%
  • State 32.9%

Fifty percent of Bristow residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 50.9%
  • State 53.4%

Seventeen 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 three percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Fifty 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. Sixty 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 seven 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 four 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 1.7 hours per day.

Summary

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Bristow 16.7%
  • County 40.9%
  • State 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Bristow 33.3%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 14.1%
  • State 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Bristow 66.7%
  • County 40.0%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Bristow 6.8
  • County 6.1
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Bristow 3.7
  • Butler County 3.0
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Seventeen percent of Bristow residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Thirty three percent are overweight. Seventeen percent of people living in Bristow have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • Butler County 10.4%
  • Iowa 11.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • Butler County 35.8%
  • State 33.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Bristow 16.7%
  • County 14.5%
  • Iowa 12.3%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Bristow 33.3%
  • Butler County 32.1%
  • Iowa 27.9%

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

Sixty nine percent of births in Bristow were vaginal deliveries. Thirty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty percent of women breastfeed their children. Seventeen percent of women in Bristow have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eighty three percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Thirty three 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 (%)

  • Here 69.4%
  • Butler County 69.6%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Bristow 30.6%
  • Butler County 30.4%
  • State 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Bristow 100.0%
  • County 99.4%
  • State 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Bristow 51.7%
  • Butler County 62.2%
  • State 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 60.0%
  • County 51.1%
  • State 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Bristow 16.7%
  • Butler County 29.0%
  • State 23.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 83.3%
  • Butler County 73.2%
  • State 73.7%

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

  • Bristow 33.3%
  • County 13.8%
  • State 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Bristow 16.7%
  • County 24.0%
  • Iowa 19.4%

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

People living in Bristow report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 50 percent of Bristow residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 58.3%
  • Butler County 54.5%
  • State 54.9%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Bristow 50.0%
  • Butler County 35.4%
  • State 37.6%

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

People in Bristow spend $394 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. The average family in Bristow spends $73 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. This is five percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $394
  • County $342
  • State $358

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Bristow $73
  • Butler County $65
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.0%

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • Butler County 6.7%
  • State 6.6%

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

People living in Bristow report their general condition of hearing on average at 87 percent. Hundred percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Hundred percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Thirty three percent of Bristow population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty three 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. Thirty three percent of people in Bristow had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 86.7%
  • Butler County 75.5%
  • Iowa 77.3%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 76.2%
  • State 76.1%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 93.6%
  • State 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • County 24.2%
  • Iowa 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • Butler County 49.5%
  • State 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Bristow 33.3%
  • Butler County 16.9%
  • Iowa 16.1%

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

Twenty percent of Bristow 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 20.0%
  • County 28.9%
  • State 26.7%

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

Thirty three percent of Bristow 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. Seventeen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Seventeen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seventeen 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 (%)

  • Bristow 33.3%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 20.8%

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

  • Here 33.3%
  • Butler County 30.1%
  • State 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • County 11.6%
  • Iowa 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Bristow 16.7%
  • County 10.5%
  • Iowa 8.6%

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

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