Health and Nutrition of Brunsville, IA Residents

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Forty percent of Brunsville 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 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 three "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 40.4%
  • County 46.3%
  • Iowa 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Brunsville 21.4
  • Plymouth County 23.2
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Brunsville 2.7
  • County 3.2
  • State 3.4

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

  • Brunsville 1.4
  • County 1.8
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 3.1
  • County 1.5
  • Iowa 1.7

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

The average Brunsville 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). Ten percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Fourteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Brunsville 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 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 29 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.8
  • County 2.3
  • Iowa 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Brunsville 10.2%
  • Plymouth County 20.3%
  • Iowa 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Brunsville 14.0%
  • County 23.0%
  • Iowa 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 45.7%
  • Plymouth County 40.6%
  • Iowa 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Brunsville 2.8
  • Plymouth County 2.3
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.0
  • County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Here 29.3
  • Plymouth County 19.6
  • State 21.7

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

The average height of Brunsville residents 16 years and older is 55 inches. The average weight is 154 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Fifty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Sixty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 54.7
  • County 66.8
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 154.1
  • Plymouth County 180.1
  • State 179.8

Average BMI

  • Brunsville 29.7
  • Plymouth County 28.7
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Plymouth County 38.2%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Brunsville 54.0%
  • County 51.7%
  • State 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Brunsville 68.1%
  • County 29.8%
  • Iowa 33.4%

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

Thirty nine percent of Brunsville residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Eleven percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Ten percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Ten percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Brunsville 38.9%
  • County 68.8%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Brunsville 11.5%
  • County 28.4%
  • Iowa 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Brunsville 9.6%
  • Plymouth County 24.6%
  • Iowa 23.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 16.6%
  • State 14.5%

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

Fifty percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years.

Summary

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 47.0%
  • State 46.5%

Brunsville 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 1.1
  • County 1.3
  • Iowa 1.2

Forty nine percent of people living in Brunsville are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Brunsville 48.8%
  • Plymouth County 71.5%
  • Iowa 74.1%

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

Twenty one percent of people in Brunsville frequently check their blood cholesterol.

Summary

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Brunsville 20.9%
  • County 42.4%
  • State 41.8%

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

Forty seven percent of people living in Brunsville use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Brunsville 46.7%
  • Plymouth County 29.2%
  • Iowa 34.8%

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

Twenty five percent of Brunsville residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty two percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty nine 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. 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. Eight 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 24.9%
  • Plymouth County 27.8%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 30.1%
  • County 29.1%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Here 41.6%
  • Plymouth County 43.6%
  • State 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.1%
  • County 52.5%
  • State 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Brunsville 38.7%
  • Plymouth County 30.4%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Brunsville 32.9%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 16.6%
  • County 20.3%
  • Iowa 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 15.9%
  • Plymouth County 16.4%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Brunsville 8.1%
  • County 4.8%
  • Iowa 4.5%

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

Sixty one percent of people living in Brunsville have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twenty one percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. They have 2.1 drinks per week.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 60.7%
  • County 80.3%
  • Iowa 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 20.9%
  • Plymouth County 10.7%
  • Iowa 10.7%

Average drinks/week

  • Here 2.1
  • County 5.9
  • Iowa 5.8

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

Hundred percent of Brunsville 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. Eighty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex. People in Brunsville were 18 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 Brunsville were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Brunsville has vaginal or anal sex 106 times a year. Forty five percent have sex without using a condom.

Summary

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

  • Brunsville 100.0%
  • Plymouth County 97.6%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 97.4%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 83.3%
  • County 82.0%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Here 50.4%
  • Plymouth County 39.6%
  • State 39.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Brunsville 17.9
  • Plymouth County 16.2
  • Iowa 16.6

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

  • Here 22.2
  • County 21.2
  • Iowa 21.2

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

  • Brunsville 19.9
  • Plymouth County 21.7
  • Iowa 20.3

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

  • Brunsville 3.3
  • Plymouth County 5.7
  • Iowa 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • County 8.3%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

  • Here 106.4
  • Plymouth County 63.5
  • State 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Brunsville 44.7%
  • County 55.5%
  • State 55.7%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • Plymouth County 11.0%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Brunsville 1.9%
  • Plymouth County 4.6%
  • Iowa 4.4%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Brunsville 7.2
  • Plymouth County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 12.9%
  • County 34.8%
  • Iowa 32.9%

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

Fifty seven percent of Brunsville residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Brunsville 56.7%
  • County 58.4%
  • Iowa 53.4%

Twenty 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. Thirty seven percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty three 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 two 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 five 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 two 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 moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 26.6%
  • County 36.1%
  • State 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Brunsville 37.0%
  • Plymouth County 29.7%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 22.6%
  • County 11.6%
  • Iowa 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Brunsville 31.9%
  • County 35.7%
  • State 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.3
  • County 5.9
  • Iowa 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Brunsville 2.4
  • County 3.1
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Brunsville 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.2

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

Fourteen percent of Brunsville residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Forty four percent are overweight. Nine percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Four percent have another thyroid problem.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Brunsville 13.7%
  • Plymouth County 13.5%
  • State 11.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Brunsville 44.1%
  • County 34.1%
  • Iowa 33.5%

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

  • Brunsville 9.5%
  • Plymouth County 23.4%
  • Iowa 19.8%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 7.9%
  • State 8.0%

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

Fifty eight percent of births in Brunsville were vaginal deliveries. Forty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Ninety one percent of women breastfeed their children. Sixty one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirty three percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 58.4%
  • Plymouth County 70.3%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Brunsville 41.6%
  • Plymouth County 29.7%
  • State 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 98.4%
  • Plymouth County 99.5%
  • State 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Brunsville 60.7%
  • County 64.0%
  • Iowa 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 90.8%
  • Plymouth County 44.5%
  • Iowa 52.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 61.0%
  • Plymouth County 70.0%
  • State 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Brunsville 8.6%
  • County 5.6%
  • State 8.0%

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

  • Here 33.1%
  • Plymouth County 15.0%
  • Iowa 15.1%

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

People living in Brunsville report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 50 percent of Brunsville residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Thirteen percent of people living in Brunsville are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 54.9%
  • County 51.5%
  • Iowa 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Plymouth County 2.7%
  • Iowa 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 50.4%
  • Plymouth County 37.6%
  • Iowa 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 8.2%
  • State 8.3%

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

People in Brunsville spend $422 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 22 percent of their income. The average family in Brunsville spends $153 on food at other stores monthly. This is 10 percent of their income. They spend $155 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $43 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Brunsville $422
  • Plymouth County $364
  • State $358

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

  • Here 22.4%
  • Plymouth County 27.5%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Brunsville $153
  • County $58
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Brunsville 9.6%
  • Plymouth County 3.5%
  • State 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Brunsville $155
  • County $119
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • Plymouth County 5.9%
  • Iowa 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $43
  • Plymouth County $20
  • Iowa $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Brunsville 1.8%
  • County 1.1%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Brunsville report their general condition of hearing on average at 87 percent. Ninety four 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 eight percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty four 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.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 87.4%
  • County 75.3%
  • Iowa 77.3%

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

  • Here 94.1%
  • County 72.4%
  • State 76.1%

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

  • Brunsville 98.3%
  • County 93.6%
  • Iowa 94.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Brunsville 24.4%
  • Plymouth County 49.0%
  • Iowa 46.1%

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

Ten percent of Brunsville 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. Ten percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 27.1%
  • State 20.8%

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

  • Brunsville 9.7%
  • Plymouth County 33.4%
  • State 27.3%

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

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