Health and Nutrition of Burlington, IA Residents

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Forty nine percent of Burlington residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 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 (%)

  • Here 48.9%
  • County 50.1%
  • Iowa 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.0
  • County 21.8
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.4
  • Des Moines County 3.6
  • State 3.4

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

  • Burlington 1.9
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.8
  • Des Moines County 1.8
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.9
  • Des Moines County 3.8
  • Iowa 3.9

The average Burlington 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). Seventeen 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). Burlington 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Burlington 2.1
  • Des Moines County 2.0
  • Iowa 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 16.9%
  • Des Moines County 16.1%
  • Iowa 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 22.1%
  • County 21.3%
  • State 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 44.6%
  • County 46.7%
  • State 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Burlington 2.8
  • County 2.9
  • Iowa 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.8
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Burlington 21.6
  • County 21.9
  • State 21.7

The average height of Burlington residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Burlington 66.9
  • Des Moines County 67.0
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Burlington 180.2
  • County 180.3
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Burlington 28.8
  • Des Moines County 28.7
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Burlington 37.5%
  • County 36.9%
  • Iowa 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Burlington 50.0%
  • County 49.3%
  • State 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Burlington 34.6%
  • County 36.0%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Sixty five percent of Burlington 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. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Burlington 65.1%
  • Des Moines County 64.9%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Burlington 25.7%
  • County 24.9%
  • Iowa 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • Des Moines County 23.0%
  • Iowa 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Des Moines County 3.3%
  • Iowa 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 15.1%
  • County 14.1%
  • State 14.5%

Eleven percent of people living in Burlington 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 (%)

  • Burlington 10.8%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 48.2%
  • County 49.1%
  • Iowa 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Des Moines County 3.4%
  • State 3.2%

Burlington 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

  • Burlington 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • Iowa 1.2

Eleven percent of Burlington 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 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 four percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • Des Moines County 6.2%
  • Iowa 6.1%

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

  • Here 70.0%
  • County 69.9%
  • Iowa 70.1%

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

  • Burlington 33.0%
  • County 34.2%
  • Iowa 30.5%

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

  • Here 18.4%
  • Des Moines County 18.0%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Here 22.8%
  • Des Moines County 23.0%
  • Iowa 23.6%

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

  • Here 43.8%
  • County 45.0%
  • State 42.9%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Burlington 75.2%
  • Des Moines County 76.9%
  • State 74.1%

Twenty six percent of people living in Burlington have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty seven percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty four percent of people in Burlington frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty two 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 (%)

  • Burlington 25.8%
  • County 26.0%
  • State 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Burlington 27.4%
  • Des Moines County 27.0%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 43.5%
  • County 45.4%
  • Iowa 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Burlington 22.2%
  • Des Moines County 22.3%
  • Iowa 20.7%

Thirty five percent of people living in Burlington use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 34.8%
  • Des Moines County 37.2%
  • Iowa 34.8%

Twenty seven percent of Burlington 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 eight 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. Thirteen 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. Four 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 (%)

  • Burlington 26.5%
  • County 25.7%
  • Iowa 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Burlington 27.5%
  • Des Moines County 27.0%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Burlington 42.7%
  • Des Moines County 42.2%
  • Iowa 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.6%
  • County 51.3%
  • State 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Burlington 28.3%
  • Des Moines County 27.2%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Burlington 20.2%
  • Des Moines County 20.0%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Burlington 19.2%
  • County 18.7%
  • Iowa 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Des Moines County 12.7%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.5%

Burlington residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.4
  • Des Moines County 2.4
  • Iowa 2.3

Eighty percent of people living in Burlington 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 5.0 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 (%)

  • Here 79.5%
  • Des Moines County 80.1%
  • Iowa 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 10.5%
  • Iowa 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Burlington 5.0
  • Des Moines County 5.2
  • Iowa 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.8
  • Des Moines County 5.6
  • Iowa 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Burlington 24.2
  • Des Moines County 22.9
  • Iowa 24.7

Ninety eight percent of Burlington residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Burlington 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 nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Burlington 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 30 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 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 six women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.6 men on average. They have had 0.9 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Burlington were 21 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Burlington has vaginal or anal sex 61 times a year. Fifty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Burlington 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 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 four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Burlington 97.8%
  • Des Moines County 97.8%
  • Iowa 97.2%

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

  • Burlington 94.8%
  • Des Moines County 94.6%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Burlington 87.8%
  • Des Moines County 88.2%
  • State 87.9%

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

  • Here 51.9%
  • County 48.6%
  • Iowa 50.0%

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

  • Here 4.6%
  • Des Moines County 5.4%
  • Iowa 5.5%

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

  • Burlington 98.0%
  • Des Moines County 98.1%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 89.1%
  • Des Moines County 89.3%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Here 41.0%
  • Des Moines County 41.1%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Burlington 10.3%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.5
  • Des Moines County 16.7
  • State 16.6

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

  • Here 29.9
  • County 27.2
  • State 26.9

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

  • Burlington 23.2
  • Des Moines County 20.9
  • Iowa 21.3

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

  • Here 21.0
  • County 21.2
  • Iowa 21.2

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

  • Burlington 5.9
  • County 5.5
  • Iowa 5.6

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

  • Here 1.6
  • Des Moines County 1.9
  • Iowa 3.0

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

  • Here 0.9
  • Des Moines County 1.0
  • State 1.7

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

  • Here 20.9
  • County 20.7
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 3.9
  • Des Moines County 3.8
  • State 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Burlington 8.7%
  • County 7.7%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

  • Here 61.1
  • County 59.6
  • Iowa 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 54.0%
  • County 55.1%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 10.1
  • County 10.1
  • Iowa 11.9

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

  • Here 9.1
  • Des Moines County 9.1
  • State 10.6

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

  • Burlington 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 83.7%
  • Des Moines County 84.7%
  • Iowa 83.7%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Burlington 10.0%
  • County 9.8%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.4%

Burlington 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

  • Burlington 6.8
  • Des Moines County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 33.2%
  • County 33.7%
  • State 32.9%

Fifty two percent of Burlington residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Burlington 52.4%
  • Des Moines County 49.8%
  • State 53.4%

Twenty four percent of Burlington 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. Forty one 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 nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Burlington 23.7%
  • Des Moines County 22.6%
  • State 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Burlington 40.7%
  • Des Moines County 39.4%
  • Iowa 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Burlington 28.7%
  • Des Moines County 28.6%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Burlington 15.6%
  • County 17.6%
  • Iowa 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Burlington 38.0%
  • County 40.4%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.0
  • County 6.2
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • Des Moines County 1.1
  • Iowa 1.2

Eleven percent of Burlington residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Five percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty five percent are overweight. Nineteen 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. Thirteen percent of people living in Burlington have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty one percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Five percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four 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. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Burlington 10.7%
  • Des Moines County 10.6%
  • State 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Burlington 3.3%
  • Des Moines County 3.2%
  • State 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Burlington 4.5%
  • Des Moines County 4.5%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • County 35.4%
  • State 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • County 18.1%
  • Iowa 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • County 12.9%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Burlington 19.4%
  • County 18.7%
  • Iowa 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Burlington 30.8%
  • County 30.7%
  • Iowa 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Burlington 4.3%
  • Des Moines County 4.6%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 4.6%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Burlington 4.1%
  • Des Moines County 4.0%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 2.9%
  • Iowa 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Burlington 4.8%
  • County 4.7%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.2%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Burlington 4.6%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • County 8.6%
  • State 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Des Moines County 4.1%
  • State 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Des Moines County 3.1%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Burlington 10.2%
  • Des Moines County 10.7%
  • State 9.8%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Burlington were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in Burlington have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fourteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Here 65.7%
  • Des Moines County 65.9%
  • State 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Burlington 34.3%
  • Des Moines County 34.1%
  • State 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Burlington 99.4%
  • Des Moines County 99.3%
  • State 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Burlington 60.6%
  • Des Moines County 60.6%
  • State 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 55.7%
  • Des Moines County 55.5%
  • State 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 25.8%
  • County 26.2%
  • State 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • Des Moines County 14.2%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 75.9%
  • County 76.3%
  • State 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • County 8.2%
  • State 8.0%

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

  • Here 15.0%
  • Des Moines County 14.9%
  • State 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • County 23.5%
  • State 19.4%

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

People living in Burlington report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Burlington residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Burlington are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Burlington 54.7%
  • Des Moines County 55.8%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Burlington 4.4%
  • Des Moines County 4.7%
  • State 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Burlington 37.1%
  • County 37.6%
  • State 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Burlington 8.5%
  • County 8.5%
  • Iowa 8.3%

People in Burlington spend $351 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Burlington spends $69 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $130 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $22 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 $351
  • Des Moines County $356
  • Iowa $358

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

  • Burlington 23.0%
  • Des Moines County 22.0%
  • Iowa 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $69
  • Des Moines County $70
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Burlington 4.3%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Burlington $130
  • Des Moines County $145
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • Des Moines County 6.9%
  • Iowa 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Burlington $22
  • Des Moines County $24
  • Iowa $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Burlington 1.2%
  • Des Moines County 1.2%
  • Iowa 1.2%

People living in Burlington report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy six 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 one percent of Burlington 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 Burlington had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 76.9%
  • Des Moines County 77.2%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Here 76.1%
  • Des Moines County 76.6%
  • State 76.1%

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

  • Burlington 94.7%
  • Des Moines County 94.8%
  • Iowa 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Burlington 21.1%
  • County 20.8%
  • Iowa 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 48.1%
  • County 45.2%
  • Iowa 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Burlington 16.8%
  • Des Moines County 16.2%
  • Iowa 16.1%

Twenty eight percent of Burlington 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 28.5%
  • Des Moines County 28.8%
  • Iowa 26.7%

Twenty percent of Burlington 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. Twenty eight percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Ten percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Ten percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Nine 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 (%)

  • Burlington 19.9%
  • Des Moines County 18.7%
  • Iowa 20.8%

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

  • Here 27.7%
  • Des Moines County 26.3%
  • Iowa 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • County 9.8%
  • Iowa 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Burlington 10.5%
  • Des Moines County 9.7%
  • Iowa 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • County 8.6%
  • State 8.6%
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