Health and Nutrition of Center Junction, IA Residents

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Thirty nine percent of Center Junction 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 four "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Center Junction 39.3%
  • Jones County 49.5%
  • State 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.6
  • County 21.5
  • Iowa 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 2.8
  • Jones County 3.4
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Center Junction 1.3
  • Jones County 1.8
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 4.0
  • Jones County 1.8
  • State 1.7

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

The average Center Junction 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). Eleven percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twelve percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Center Junction residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 44 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 2.0
  • County 2.0
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Center Junction 10.8%
  • Jones County 14.9%
  • State 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 22.8%
  • Iowa 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Center Junction 43.7%
  • County 46.2%
  • Iowa 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • Jones County 2.9
  • Iowa 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Center Junction 3.0
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Center Junction 29.3
  • Jones County 22.5
  • Iowa 21.7

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

The average height of Center Junction residents 16 years and older is 55 inches. The average weight is 153 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty three percent have ever been obese. Fifty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 54.8
  • Jones County 67.3
  • Iowa 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 153.4
  • Jones County 183.6
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Center Junction 29.8
  • County 28.9
  • Iowa 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Center Junction 49.2%
  • Jones County 37.2%
  • Iowa 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Center Junction 53.1%
  • County 50.4%
  • State 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 59.0%
  • Jones County 35.1%
  • State 33.4%

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

Forty two percent of Center Junction residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twelve percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twelve percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Twelve percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 42.3%
  • Jones County 66.1%
  • State 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Center Junction 12.1%
  • County 26.0%
  • Iowa 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • Jones County 24.4%
  • Iowa 23.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • Jones County 15.0%
  • State 14.5%

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

Forty six 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 45.8%
  • Jones County 46.9%
  • State 46.5%

Center Junction 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

  • Center Junction 1.0
  • Jones County 1.1
  • State 1.2

Fifty percent of people living in Center Junction are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 49.8%
  • Jones County 75.3%
  • State 74.1%

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

Twenty four percent of people in Center Junction frequently check their blood cholesterol.

Summary

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Center Junction 23.9%
  • County 44.2%
  • Iowa 41.8%

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

Fifty percent of people living in Center Junction use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Center Junction 50.2%
  • County 38.1%
  • State 34.8%

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

Seventeen percent of Center Junction residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty nine percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty seven percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty eight 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. Fourteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Center Junction 17.1%
  • Jones County 26.9%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Center Junction 28.6%
  • County 27.7%
  • Iowa 27.8%

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

  • Center Junction 38.7%
  • Jones County 43.6%
  • Iowa 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 46.9%
  • Jones County 51.8%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Center Junction 27.9%
  • County 26.3%
  • State 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Center Junction 33.2%
  • County 20.1%
  • Iowa 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Center Junction 14.5%
  • Jones County 19.5%
  • Iowa 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • Jones County 13.3%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Here 7.9%
  • Jones County 4.5%
  • Iowa 4.5%

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

Sixty percent of people living in Center Junction have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twenty one percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. They have 2.3 drinks per week.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Center Junction 60.0%
  • County 81.7%
  • Iowa 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Center Junction 21.3%
  • Jones County 9.7%
  • Iowa 10.7%

Average drinks/week

  • Center Junction 2.3
  • Jones County 6.1
  • State 5.8

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

Hundred percent of Center Junction 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. Forty six percent have ever had anal sex. People in Center Junction were 18 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. People living here were on average 19 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in Center Junction were 20 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. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Center Junction has vaginal or anal sex 121 times a year. Fifty four percent have sex without using a condom.

Summary

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • Jones County 97.7%
  • Iowa 97.2%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • Jones County 98.6%
  • Iowa 97.3%

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

  • Center Junction 83.0%
  • County 92.1%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Here 46.5%
  • Jones County 44.0%
  • Iowa 39.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Center Junction 17.6
  • Jones County 16.6
  • State 16.6

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

  • Center Junction 18.6
  • Jones County 20.7
  • Iowa 21.2

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

  • Here 19.6
  • County 19.1
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 4.3
  • County 7.6
  • State 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • Jones County 6.5%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

  • Here 120.9
  • County 61.8
  • Iowa 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Center Junction 54.4%
  • County 57.8%
  • State 55.7%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Center Junction 12.1%
  • Jones County 9.6%
  • State 10.1%

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

Center Junction residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Center Junction 7.4
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

Fifty seven percent of Center Junction residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Center Junction 56.6%
  • Jones County 51.1%
  • State 53.4%

Nine percent of Center Junction 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 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. Thirty six percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty four 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 one 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 vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • Jones County 24.8%
  • Iowa 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 32.9%
  • County 42.7%
  • State 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 36.2%
  • County 26.8%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 23.9%
  • Jones County 17.7%
  • Iowa 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 31.4%
  • County 42.4%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Center Junction 5.2
  • Jones County 6.1
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Center Junction 2.4
  • Jones County 2.8
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • County 1.2
  • Iowa 1.2

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

Fifteen percent of Center Junction residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Thirty seven percent are overweight. Thirteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Four percent have another thyroid problem.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • County 8.9%
  • State 11.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 36.7%
  • Jones County 35.0%
  • State 33.5%

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

  • Center Junction 12.7%
  • Jones County 18.2%
  • State 19.8%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 8.4%
  • State 8.0%

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

Seventy percent of births in Center Junction were vaginal deliveries. Thirty percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Eighty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Fifty five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirty four percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 70.2%
  • Jones County 66.2%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 29.8%
  • County 33.8%
  • State 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Center Junction 98.5%
  • County 99.4%
  • Iowa 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Center Junction 57.9%
  • County 60.5%
  • State 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Center Junction 84.2%
  • County 59.8%
  • State 52.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Center Junction 54.8%
  • Jones County 78.5%
  • Iowa 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Center Junction 7.1%
  • County 7.8%
  • Iowa 8.0%

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

  • Here 34.1%
  • County 15.2%
  • Iowa 15.1%

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

People living in Center Junction report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 46 percent of Center Junction residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eleven percent of people living in Center Junction are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 54.7%
  • County 56.6%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Center Junction 5.6%
  • Jones County 4.5%
  • State 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Center Junction 46.2%
  • Jones County 37.9%
  • State 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Center Junction 10.6%
  • Jones County 9.2%
  • State 8.3%

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

People in Center Junction spend $431 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 Center Junction spends $133 on food at other stores monthly. This is 10 percent of their income. They spend $158 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $61 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Center Junction $431
  • County $348
  • Iowa $358

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

  • Here 25.1%
  • Jones County 22.9%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Center Junction $133
  • County $69
  • Iowa $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • Jones County 4.6%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $158
  • Jones County $130
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • County 7.2%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Center Junction $61
  • Jones County $21
  • State $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Center Junction 2.5%
  • County 1.2%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Center Junction report their general condition of hearing on average at 88 percent. Ninety 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. Hundred percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty two 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 (%)

  • Center Junction 88.3%
  • Jones County 77.5%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Here 95.8%
  • County 78.2%
  • State 76.1%

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

  • Center Junction 100.0%
  • Jones County 94.7%
  • State 94.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • County 49.7%
  • State 46.1%

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

Eight percent of Center Junction 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.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • Jones County 18.0%
  • State 20.8%

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

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