Health and Nutrition of Cambridge, IA Residents

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Forty seven percent of Cambridge 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 47.0%
  • County 50.4%
  • Iowa 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Cambridge 22.0
  • Story County 21.3
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.3
  • Story County 4.2
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Here 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.9
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.9
  • County 4.3
  • State 3.9

The average Cambridge 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). Twenty percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty four percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Cambridge residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 41 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

  • Cambridge 2.1
  • County 1.8
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • Story County 15.6%
  • Iowa 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Cambridge 24.0%
  • County 20.7%
  • Iowa 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Cambridge 41.2%
  • County 49.2%
  • State 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • Story County 2.9
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Cambridge 2.6
  • Story County 2.6
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Cambridge 22.0
  • County 24.5
  • State 21.7

The average height of Cambridge residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 182 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.8
  • County 67.2
  • Iowa 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Cambridge 181.7
  • Story County 177.8
  • State 179.8

Average BMI

  • Here 29.3
  • Story County 28.0
  • Iowa 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 39.9%
  • County 33.0%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 52.0%
  • County 43.7%
  • State 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 34.8%
  • County 36.8%
  • State 33.4%

Sixty three percent of Cambridge 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. Four percent have ever used heroin. Sixteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Cambridge 62.8%
  • Story County 63.7%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Cambridge 27.0%
  • Story County 21.4%
  • State 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Cambridge 24.5%
  • County 19.4%
  • Iowa 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Story County 2.4%
  • State 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Cambridge 16.4%
  • Story County 10.6%
  • State 14.5%

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

Ten percent of people living in Cambridge have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty three 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 (%)

  • Cambridge 10.4%
  • County 7.5%
  • Iowa 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Cambridge 42.6%
  • Story County 43.0%
  • State 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Cambridge 3.2%
  • Story County 2.5%
  • State 3.2%

Cambridge 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

  • Cambridge 1.1
  • Story County 0.9
  • State 1.2

Thirteen percent of Cambridge 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. Four percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty eight percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty four percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Cambridge 12.9%
  • County 12.1%
  • Iowa 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 68.1%
  • County 70.2%
  • Iowa 70.1%

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

  • Here 32.5%
  • Story County 32.1%
  • Iowa 30.5%

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

  • Cambridge 17.3%
  • County 16.5%
  • Iowa 16.9%

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

  • Here 23.6%
  • County 22.9%
  • Iowa 23.6%

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

  • Cambridge 48.3%
  • Story County 45.1%
  • State 42.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 71.3%
  • County 75.8%
  • Iowa 74.1%

Twenty percent of people living in Cambridge have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty eight percent of people in Cambridge frequently check their blood cholesterol. Nineteen 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 20.2%
  • County 16.5%
  • Iowa 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 38.5%
  • Story County 35.7%
  • State 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • County 13.7%
  • State 20.7%

Thirty two percent of people living in Cambridge use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 32.5%
  • Story County 39.2%
  • State 34.8%

Twenty seven percent of Cambridge residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty five percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty one 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. Five percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 27.4%
  • County 23.4%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Cambridge 31.8%
  • County 25.2%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Here 45.0%
  • County 42.2%
  • Iowa 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Cambridge 52.8%
  • County 52.0%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Cambridge 29.7%
  • County 26.7%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • Story County 20.5%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Cambridge 21.0%
  • Story County 19.1%
  • Iowa 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Cambridge 15.9%
  • Story County 13.5%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Cambridge 5.3%
  • County 3.7%
  • Iowa 4.5%

Cambridge residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • Story County 1.7
  • State 2.3

Seventy seven percent of people living in Cambridge have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirteen 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 6.4 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 30 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 77.1%
  • County 80.7%
  • State 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 12.9%
  • Story County 11.4%
  • Iowa 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.6
  • County 4.9
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Cambridge 6.4
  • Story County 5.2
  • Iowa 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Cambridge 29.7
  • Story County 21.9
  • State 24.7

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

Ninety eight percent of Cambridge 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 nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Cambridge have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Cambridge 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 25 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 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. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 3.6 men on average. They have had 2.2 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Cambridge were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on six men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Cambridge has vaginal or anal sex 81 times a year. Fifty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Cambridge 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty three percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.9%
  • Story County 94.2%
  • Iowa 97.2%

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

  • Cambridge 94.9%
  • County 88.6%
  • Iowa 94.5%

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

  • Cambridge 88.9%
  • Story County 84.0%
  • Iowa 87.9%

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

  • Here 54.6%
  • Story County 42.0%
  • State 50.0%

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

  • Cambridge 6.2%
  • Story County 6.6%
  • Iowa 5.5%

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

  • Here 98.5%
  • Story County 96.1%
  • Iowa 97.3%

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

  • Cambridge 88.1%
  • County 87.2%
  • State 85.7%

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

  • Cambridge 38.8%
  • County 40.0%
  • Iowa 39.4%

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

  • Cambridge 10.2%
  • County 12.9%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.3
  • County 17.0
  • State 16.6

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

  • Here 25.1
  • County 18.2
  • Iowa 26.9

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

  • Cambridge 22.6
  • County 14.4
  • Iowa 21.3

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

  • Cambridge 20.4
  • Story County 20.4
  • Iowa 21.2

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

  • Here 5.7
  • Story County 4.3
  • State 5.6

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

  • Cambridge 3.6
  • County 2.3
  • State 3.0

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

  • Cambridge 2.2
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.7

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

  • Here 19.9
  • Story County 18.5
  • State 20.3

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

  • Cambridge 6.2
  • County 4.9
  • Iowa 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • County 9.5%
  • State 8.3%

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

  • Here 81.3
  • County 69.1
  • State 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Cambridge 58.0%
  • Story County 56.2%
  • Iowa 55.7%

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

  • Here 11.0
  • County 11.6
  • Iowa 11.9

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

  • Here 10.4
  • County 10.7
  • State 10.6

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

  • Here 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • Iowa 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 83.3%
  • Story County 84.5%
  • State 83.7%

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

Eight percent of households in Cambridge 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 (%)

  • Cambridge 7.7%
  • Story County 9.8%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Cambridge 3.8%
  • County 3.6%
  • Iowa 4.4%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • County 6.9
  • Iowa 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Cambridge 35.0%
  • County 29.8%
  • Iowa 32.9%

Sixty percent of Cambridge residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 60.0%
  • County 54.0%
  • State 53.4%

Twenty nine percent of Cambridge 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 three 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 five 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 (%)

  • Here 29.1%
  • County 23.2%
  • Iowa 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Cambridge 43.4%
  • Story County 39.3%
  • Iowa 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Cambridge 24.5%
  • County 33.2%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 15.6%
  • Story County 28.2%
  • Iowa 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Cambridge 37.7%
  • Story County 49.3%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.6
  • Story County 6.3
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • County 1.5
  • Iowa 1.2

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

Eleven percent of Cambridge 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 five percent are overweight. Seventeen 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. Ten percent of people living in Cambridge have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty six percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four 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. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Cambridge 2.8%
  • County 2.5%
  • Iowa 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Cambridge 4.4%
  • Story County 3.5%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Cambridge 34.5%
  • Story County 29.8%
  • Iowa 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Cambridge 17.0%
  • County 19.6%
  • State 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Cambridge 9.9%
  • Story County 9.0%
  • Iowa 12.3%

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

  • Here 18.8%
  • Story County 14.9%
  • State 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Cambridge 26.1%
  • Story County 19.3%
  • State 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Cambridge 3.7%
  • Story County 2.3%
  • State 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Cambridge 2.7%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Cambridge 2.5%
  • Story County 1.8%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Cambridge 4.1%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 1.9%
  • State 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 6.6%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Cambridge 4.5%
  • County 3.2%
  • Iowa 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Cambridge 2.3%
  • Story County 2.2%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Cambridge 7.6%
  • Story County 7.3%
  • State 9.8%

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

Sixty five percent of births in Cambridge were vaginal deliveries. Thirty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty two percent of women in Cambridge have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy nine percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Ten percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eighteen 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 64.8%
  • County 65.2%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Cambridge 35.2%
  • Story County 34.8%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Cambridge 99.4%
  • County 99.6%
  • State 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 61.6%
  • Story County 59.2%
  • Iowa 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Cambridge 47.8%
  • County 55.9%
  • Iowa 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Cambridge 22.0%
  • County 17.9%
  • Iowa 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 11.9%
  • County 9.9%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 78.7%
  • Story County 74.3%
  • Iowa 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Cambridge 9.8%
  • County 12.0%
  • Iowa 8.0%

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

  • Here 16.6%
  • Story County 16.7%
  • Iowa 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Cambridge 18.0%
  • Story County 15.4%
  • State 19.4%

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

People living in Cambridge report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Cambridge residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Cambridge are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.9%
  • Story County 59.2%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Cambridge 4.1%
  • Story County 5.3%
  • State 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 35.5%
  • County 37.5%
  • Iowa 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • County 8.2%
  • State 8.3%

People in Cambridge spend $355 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 25 percent of their income. The average family in Cambridge spends $76 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $120 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six 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

  • Cambridge $355
  • County $346
  • Iowa $358

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

  • Here 25.0%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $76
  • Story County $72
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Cambridge 5.2%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $120
  • Story County $160
  • Iowa $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 9.7%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Cambridge $22
  • Story County $25
  • State $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • County 1.6%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Cambridge report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy two 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty one percent of Cambridge population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty one 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 Cambridge had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Cambridge 77.2%
  • County 80.7%
  • Iowa 77.3%

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

  • Here 72.2%
  • Story County 81.0%
  • Iowa 76.1%

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

  • Here 94.0%
  • County 95.1%
  • Iowa 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Cambridge 20.5%
  • County 17.6%
  • Iowa 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 51.3%
  • County 38.6%
  • Iowa 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • County 15.1%
  • State 16.1%

Twenty six percent of Cambridge 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 26.3%
  • County 25.7%
  • Iowa 26.7%

Nineteen percent of Cambridge 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 five percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Six percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 18.7%
  • County 13.8%
  • State 20.8%

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

  • Here 25.2%
  • County 19.7%
  • State 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • Story County 7.0%
  • State 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Cambridge 10.7%
  • Story County 7.5%
  • State 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • County 5.5%
  • Iowa 8.6%

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

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