Health and Nutrition of Calmar, IA Residents

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Forty six percent of Calmar residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 24 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 five frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Calmar 46.4%
  • County 51.7%
  • State 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Calmar 23.7
  • County 21.6
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Calmar 3.3
  • County 3.8
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Here 2.1
  • County 1.8
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.9
  • County 1.8
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 5.0
  • County 3.8
  • Iowa 3.9

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

The average Calmar 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). Nineteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty three percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Calmar residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 40 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 two days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 20 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.3
  • Winneshiek County 1.8
  • Iowa 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • County 13.9%
  • State 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Calmar 23.3%
  • County 20.3%
  • State 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 40.5%
  • Winneshiek County 50.2%
  • Iowa 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.4
  • Winneshiek County 3.0
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Calmar 2.9
  • Winneshiek County 2.6
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Here 20.3
  • County 23.4
  • State 21.7

The average height of Calmar residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty four percent of people living here are obese. Forty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Calmar 67.2
  • County 67.2
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 178.2
  • County 179.6
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Calmar 28.1
  • Winneshiek County 28.3
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 34.1%
  • Winneshiek County 35.2%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 47.8%
  • Winneshiek County 46.7%
  • Iowa 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Calmar 30.0%
  • Winneshiek County 36.2%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Seventy percent of Calmar residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty seven percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty five percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Five percent have ever used heroin. Seventeen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 70.2%
  • Winneshiek County 64.8%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Calmar 27.5%
  • County 23.3%
  • Iowa 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Calmar 24.7%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Calmar 4.7%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Calmar 17.2%
  • County 12.6%
  • State 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • County 8.9%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Calmar 47.0%
  • County 47.4%
  • Iowa 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 2.9%
  • Iowa 3.2%

Calmar 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

  • Calmar 1.2
  • Winneshiek County 1.0
  • State 1.2

Eleven percent of Calmar 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 percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nineteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty five 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 (%)

  • Calmar 10.6%
  • Winneshiek County 11.6%
  • State 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Calmar 70.0%
  • County 71.5%
  • State 70.1%

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

  • Calmar 30.6%
  • Winneshiek County 34.8%
  • Iowa 30.5%

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

  • Here 18.9%
  • County 18.1%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Calmar 24.5%
  • Winneshiek County 23.0%
  • Iowa 23.6%

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

  • Calmar 40.4%
  • County 45.4%
  • Iowa 42.9%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 72.4%
  • Winneshiek County 78.2%
  • State 74.1%

Twenty six percent of people living in Calmar have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty nine percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty one percent of people in Calmar 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 (%)

  • Here 25.7%
  • Winneshiek County 22.6%
  • Iowa 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Calmar 29.4%
  • Winneshiek County 25.4%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Calmar 40.6%
  • Winneshiek County 42.3%
  • State 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 22.4%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 20.7%

Thirty percent of people living in Calmar use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 30.3%
  • County 42.1%
  • Iowa 34.8%

Twenty eight percent of Calmar residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty five 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. Twenty nine percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Nineteen 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. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Here 27.6%
  • County 24.6%
  • Iowa 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.4%
  • County 25.7%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Here 42.1%
  • Winneshiek County 42.2%
  • Iowa 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.3%
  • Winneshiek County 52.2%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 29.4%
  • Winneshiek County 25.8%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • Winneshiek County 20.8%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Calmar 19.1%
  • Winneshiek County 18.9%
  • State 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 14.7%
  • County 12.3%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Here 3.9%
  • Winneshiek County 3.9%
  • Iowa 4.5%

Calmar residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Calmar 2.5
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.3

Eighty two percent of people living in Calmar have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.6 days per month on average. They have 5.4 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 (%)

  • Calmar 81.8%
  • County 82.0%
  • Iowa 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Winneshiek County 10.0%
  • State 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.6
  • County 5.6
  • Iowa 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Calmar 5.4
  • County 5.7
  • State 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Calmar 23.2
  • Winneshiek County 22.7
  • Iowa 24.7

Ninety eight percent of Calmar residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty six percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in Calmar 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 five percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Calmar 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 28 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 women. People living here were on average 20 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on six women. People in Calmar were 23 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 Calmar has vaginal or anal sex 64 times a year. Fifty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Calmar 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 98.5%
  • Winneshiek County 96.3%
  • Iowa 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.8%
  • Winneshiek County 93.6%
  • Iowa 94.5%

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

  • Here 87.9%
  • County 88.3%
  • State 87.9%

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

  • Calmar 55.9%
  • Winneshiek County 47.5%
  • Iowa 50.0%

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

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 6.3%
  • Iowa 5.5%

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

  • Calmar 97.9%
  • Winneshiek County 96.5%
  • Iowa 97.3%

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

  • Here 89.0%
  • County 88.6%
  • State 85.7%

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

  • Here 44.9%
  • Winneshiek County 38.0%
  • Iowa 39.4%

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

  • Here 12.4%
  • County 9.8%
  • Iowa 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Calmar 15.9
  • Winneshiek County 16.9
  • State 16.6

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

  • Here 27.8
  • Winneshiek County 26.1
  • State 26.9

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

  • Calmar 21.5
  • Winneshiek County 19.0
  • Iowa 21.3

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

  • Here 20.4
  • Winneshiek County 21.1
  • Iowa 21.2

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

  • Calmar 5.9
  • Winneshiek County 5.5
  • Iowa 5.6

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

  • Here 22.6
  • County 19.0
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 3.0
  • County 5.4
  • Iowa 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Calmar 9.5%
  • Winneshiek County 7.3%
  • State 8.3%

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

  • Calmar 64.1
  • County 60.5
  • State 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 55.8%
  • Winneshiek County 55.8%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Calmar 11.6
  • County 10.2
  • State 11.9

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

  • Calmar 10.3
  • Winneshiek County 9.2
  • State 10.6

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

  • Here 0.5
  • Winneshiek County 0.4
  • Iowa 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Calmar 85.6%
  • County 86.6%
  • Iowa 83.7%

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

Ten percent of households in Calmar 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 (%)

  • Calmar 10.3%
  • County 9.5%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.3%
  • Iowa 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Calmar 6.8
  • Winneshiek County 6.9
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 31.2%
  • Winneshiek County 31.7%
  • Iowa 32.9%

Fifty nine percent of Calmar residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Calmar 58.8%
  • County 46.9%
  • Iowa 53.4%

Twenty five percent of Calmar 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 nine 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 one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twelve percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty four 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 1.0 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Calmar 24.5%
  • Winneshiek County 23.5%
  • Iowa 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Calmar 38.7%
  • Winneshiek County 41.3%
  • Iowa 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Calmar 31.5%
  • Winneshiek County 29.3%
  • State 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Calmar 12.3%
  • Winneshiek County 22.2%
  • Iowa 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 34.2%
  • County 46.5%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.9
  • County 6.3
  • Iowa 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Calmar 3.0
  • Winneshiek County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Calmar 1.0
  • Winneshiek County 1.3
  • State 1.2

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

Thirteen percent of Calmar 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". 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 three percent are overweight. Twenty five 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. Fourteen percent of people living in Calmar have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty two percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Six percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five 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. Six percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Five 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 (%)

  • Here 12.7%
  • Winneshiek County 10.2%
  • Iowa 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Calmar 3.5%
  • Winneshiek County 2.7%
  • Iowa 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Calmar 4.5%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Calmar 32.9%
  • Winneshiek County 33.5%
  • Iowa 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Winneshiek County 16.8%
  • State 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 14.1%
  • Winneshiek County 11.3%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Calmar 21.0%
  • Winneshiek County 16.2%
  • Iowa 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Calmar 31.8%
  • Winneshiek County 26.1%
  • Iowa 27.9%

People with gout (%)

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

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Calmar 5.5%
  • Winneshiek County 3.3%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Calmar 4.0%
  • County 3.4%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • County 3.8%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Calmar 5.0%
  • Winneshiek County 3.6%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Calmar 6.3%
  • Winneshiek County 2.8%
  • State 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Winneshiek County 8.5%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 2.4%
  • State 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • Winneshiek County 10.5%
  • Iowa 9.8%

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

Sixty eight percent of births in Calmar were vaginal deliveries. Thirty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty seven percent of women in Calmar 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 four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen 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 68.4%
  • Winneshiek County 62.9%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 31.6%
  • County 37.1%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • County 99.5%
  • Iowa 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Calmar 62.3%
  • County 57.5%
  • Iowa 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 55.8%
  • County 58.9%
  • State 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 27.1%
  • Winneshiek County 22.5%
  • Iowa 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 13.7%
  • County 12.7%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Calmar 74.2%
  • County 77.6%
  • State 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Calmar 6.4%
  • County 11.8%
  • State 8.0%

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

  • Calmar 16.7%
  • Winneshiek County 13.9%
  • Iowa 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 22.8%
  • County 21.4%
  • State 19.4%

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

People living in Calmar report their general health condition on average at 52 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Calmar residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Calmar are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Calmar 52.2%
  • County 58.7%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Calmar 3.0%
  • Winneshiek County 5.9%
  • State 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Calmar 37.4%
  • County 37.0%
  • Iowa 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Calmar 7.8%
  • County 8.9%
  • State 8.3%

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

People in Calmar spend $370 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 27 percent of their income. The average family in Calmar spends $56 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $121 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $19 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Calmar $370
  • County $347
  • State $358

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

  • Calmar 27.1%
  • Winneshiek County 20.5%
  • Iowa 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Calmar $56
  • Winneshiek County $72
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Calmar 3.6%
  • Winneshiek County 4.3%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $121
  • County $153
  • Iowa $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Calmar 6.3%
  • Winneshiek County 8.3%
  • Iowa 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $19
  • Winneshiek County $24
  • State $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.0%
  • County 1.4%
  • Iowa 1.2%

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

People living in Calmar report their general condition of hearing on average at 76 percent. Seventy 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 five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty three percent of Calmar population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty 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. Eighteen percent of people in Calmar had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 76.1%
  • County 78.5%
  • Iowa 77.3%

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

  • Here 74.4%
  • Winneshiek County 79.2%
  • State 76.1%

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

  • Here 95.4%
  • Winneshiek County 94.7%
  • Iowa 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Calmar 23.1%
  • County 19.5%
  • Iowa 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 52.5%
  • County 43.5%
  • State 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 18.3%
  • Winneshiek County 15.8%
  • Iowa 16.1%

Twenty eight percent of Calmar 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 27.8%
  • County 27.7%
  • State 26.7%

Twenty three percent of Calmar 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. Twelve 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. Ten 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 (%)

  • Calmar 23.0%
  • County 16.1%
  • Iowa 20.8%

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

  • Calmar 30.7%
  • Winneshiek County 23.0%
  • State 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • Winneshiek County 8.3%
  • Iowa 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Calmar 12.1%
  • Winneshiek County 8.5%
  • State 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • Winneshiek County 7.6%
  • State 8.6%
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