Health and Nutrition of Charter Oak, IA Residents

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Forty six percent of Charter Oak 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 46.4%
  • County 45.7%
  • State 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Charter Oak 24.1
  • Crawford County 22.7
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 2.9
  • County 3.2
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Charter Oak 1.8
  • Crawford County 1.9
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.5
  • County 1.6
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 4.0
  • Crawford County 3.9
  • State 3.9

The average Charter Oak 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 three percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Charter Oak residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 39 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 18 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Charter Oak 2.5
  • County 2.4
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Charter Oak 20.1%
  • Crawford County 20.1%
  • Iowa 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Charter Oak 22.7%
  • Crawford County 23.4%
  • State 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Charter Oak 39.3%
  • County 40.3%
  • Iowa 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Charter Oak 17.8
  • Crawford County 19.7
  • State 21.7

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

The average height of Charter Oak residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Twenty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Charter Oak 66.6
  • County 66.6
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 177.6
  • Crawford County 178.8
  • State 179.8

Average BMI

  • Here 28.5
  • County 28.6
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Charter Oak 37.5%
  • County 37.6%
  • Iowa 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Charter Oak 51.5%
  • County 51.3%
  • State 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 27.4%
  • Crawford County 28.9%
  • Iowa 33.4%

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

Sixty seven percent of Charter Oak residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty eight 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. Seventeen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Charter Oak 66.9%
  • Crawford County 67.9%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 28.0%
  • County 28.4%
  • Iowa 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Charter Oak 24.8%
  • County 25.1%
  • State 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 3.7%
  • Iowa 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 17.2%
  • County 17.2%
  • State 14.5%

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

Fourteen percent of people living in Charter Oak 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. Four percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • County 12.4%
  • Iowa 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Charter Oak 48.2%
  • Crawford County 46.5%
  • State 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 3.5%
  • Iowa 3.2%

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

Charter Oak residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate one time at night (from time they go to bed at night until the time they get up in the morning).

Summary

Avg. # of times urinating at night

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.3
  • Iowa 1.2

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

Twelve percent of Charter Oak 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. Eight percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty nine percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen 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 one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Charter Oak 12.4%
  • County 12.6%
  • Iowa 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Charter Oak 7.9%
  • Crawford County 7.2%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 70.7%
  • Crawford County 70.2%
  • Iowa 70.1%

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

  • Here 29.1%
  • Crawford County 27.1%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Here 16.3%
  • Crawford County 16.7%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Charter Oak 24.0%
  • County 24.8%
  • Iowa 23.6%

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

  • Here 41.4%
  • County 39.9%
  • Iowa 42.9%

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

Seventy three percent of people living in Charter Oak are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Charter Oak 73.2%
  • Crawford County 70.3%
  • State 74.1%

Thirty two percent of people living in Charter Oak have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Thirty one percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty five percent of people in Charter Oak frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty eight 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 32.0%
  • County 26.8%
  • State 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Charter Oak 30.5%
  • Crawford County 27.3%
  • Iowa 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Charter Oak 45.3%
  • Crawford County 41.5%
  • Iowa 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 28.5%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 20.7%

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

Twenty five percent of people living in Charter Oak use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Crawford County 27.2%
  • State 34.8%

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

Twenty seven percent of Charter Oak residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty nine 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 percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty three 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. 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 27.3%
  • County 28.5%
  • Iowa 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 29.1%
  • Crawford County 29.9%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Here 43.0%
  • County 43.8%
  • State 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 50.2%
  • Crawford County 52.3%
  • State 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 29.9%
  • County 30.9%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Charter Oak 22.6%
  • County 24.0%
  • Iowa 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Crawford County 20.2%
  • Iowa 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Charter Oak 16.3%
  • County 17.0%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 5.2%
  • Iowa 4.5%

Charter Oak residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.9
  • Crawford County 2.5
  • Iowa 2.3

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

Seventy six percent of people living in Charter Oak have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fourteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.5 days per month on average. They have 6.1 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 27 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Charter Oak 76.3%
  • County 80.2%
  • State 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 13.7%
  • Crawford County 10.7%
  • State 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Charter Oak 4.5
  • County 4.5
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Charter Oak 6.1
  • Crawford County 6.3
  • State 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 27.3
  • Crawford County 27.5
  • State 24.7

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

Ninety eight percent of Charter Oak 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 seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in Charter Oak 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 two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Charter Oak 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 24 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. People in Charter Oak were 23 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. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Charter Oak has vaginal or anal sex 65 times a year. Fifty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Charter Oak 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 14 men on average. They have had 12 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) (%)

  • Charter Oak 97.9%
  • Crawford County 97.5%
  • Iowa 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.7%
  • Crawford County 94.8%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 86.5%
  • County 87.2%
  • Iowa 87.9%

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

  • Charter Oak 52.8%
  • County 52.9%
  • Iowa 50.0%

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

  • Charter Oak 2.8%
  • County 4.2%
  • Iowa 5.5%

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

  • Here 97.6%
  • County 97.1%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Charter Oak 82.3%
  • County 81.4%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Here 37.9%
  • County 39.6%
  • Iowa 39.4%

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

  • Charter Oak 12.2%
  • Crawford County 13.7%
  • Iowa 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 15.9
  • County 16.1
  • Iowa 16.6

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

  • Here 30.4
  • Crawford County 30.9
  • Iowa 26.9

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

  • Here 23.9
  • County 24.6
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 20.9
  • Crawford County 20.9
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 6.2
  • Crawford County 6.5
  • Iowa 5.6

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

  • Charter Oak 23.3
  • County 22.0
  • State 20.3

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

  • Charter Oak 3.6
  • County 4.9
  • Iowa 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • Crawford County 9.0%
  • State 8.3%

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

  • Here 65.3
  • County 63.1
  • Iowa 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 51.1%
  • Crawford County 53.0%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 13.8
  • County 13.6
  • Iowa 11.9

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

  • Charter Oak 12.1
  • County 12.0
  • State 10.6

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

  • Charter Oak 0.6
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Charter Oak 83.1%
  • County 78.7%
  • State 83.7%

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

Twelve percent of households in Charter Oak 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 (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • Crawford County 10.9%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 4.4%

Charter Oak 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

  • Charter Oak 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Charter Oak 34.6%
  • County 33.0%
  • State 32.9%

Fifty seven percent of Charter Oak residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Charter Oak 57.0%
  • County 57.2%
  • Iowa 53.4%

Twenty four percent of Charter Oak 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 six 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. Seven 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. Twenty nine 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 0.9 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 23.8%
  • County 22.9%
  • State 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 35.5%
  • County 35.9%
  • Iowa 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 28.7%
  • Crawford County 29.6%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • Crawford County 11.4%
  • Iowa 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 28.7%
  • Crawford County 33.2%
  • State 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Charter Oak 5.8
  • County 5.8
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Charter Oak 3.2
  • Crawford County 3.0
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 0.9
  • County 1.1
  • Iowa 1.2

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

Thirteen percent of Charter Oak residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four 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 four percent are overweight. Twenty seven 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. Sixteen percent of people living in Charter Oak have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty three percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty six percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Eight percent have congestive heart failure. Six percent have coronary heart disease. Four percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Seven percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Seven percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Eight percent have ever had emphysema. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Six percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Five percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twelve percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Charter Oak 13.1%
  • County 12.5%
  • State 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Crawford County 4.0%
  • State 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Charter Oak 4.4%
  • Crawford County 3.9%
  • State 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Charter Oak 33.5%
  • Crawford County 33.2%
  • Iowa 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 27.2%
  • Crawford County 28.7%
  • Iowa 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 15.9%
  • County 14.1%
  • Iowa 12.3%

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

  • Charter Oak 23.5%
  • Crawford County 24.1%
  • Iowa 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Charter Oak 36.1%
  • County 31.0%
  • Iowa 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 4.3%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Crawford County 5.6%
  • State 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • Crawford County 4.4%
  • State 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Charter Oak 6.8%
  • County 5.5%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Charter Oak 6.7%
  • County 5.6%
  • State 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 6.1%
  • State 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • Crawford County 7.6%
  • State 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • Crawford County 5.1%
  • Iowa 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Charter Oak 5.3%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Charter Oak 12.2%
  • Crawford County 10.0%
  • Iowa 9.8%

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

Seventy one percent of births in Charter Oak were vaginal deliveries. Twenty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty one percent of women in Charter Oak have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seventeen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty one 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 71.3%
  • Crawford County 70.2%
  • State 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Charter Oak 28.7%
  • Crawford County 29.8%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Charter Oak 99.5%
  • Crawford County 99.5%
  • State 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 63.0%
  • County 62.9%
  • State 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 42.7%
  • County 46.0%
  • State 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 31.2%
  • Crawford County 26.6%
  • State 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 16.9%
  • County 14.2%
  • Iowa 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 66.2%
  • County 68.7%
  • State 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Charter Oak 5.7%
  • County 5.3%
  • Iowa 8.0%

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

  • Charter Oak 12.5%
  • Crawford County 14.9%
  • Iowa 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Charter Oak 20.9%
  • Crawford County 18.5%
  • Iowa 19.4%

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

People living in Charter Oak report their general health condition on average at 50 percent. Two percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 34 percent of Charter Oak residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Charter Oak are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 49.5%
  • County 50.9%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • Crawford County 2.8%
  • Iowa 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 34.3%
  • County 36.6%
  • State 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Charter Oak 7.7%
  • County 7.9%
  • State 8.3%

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

People in Charter Oak spend $354 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 Charter Oak spends $56 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $105 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $17 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Charter Oak $354
  • County $359
  • State $358

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

  • Charter Oak 26.6%
  • County 26.9%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Charter Oak $56
  • Crawford County $59
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $105
  • County $115
  • Iowa $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • Crawford County 6.0%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $17
  • County $19
  • State $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 0.9%
  • County 1.1%
  • Iowa 1.2%

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

People living in Charter Oak report their general condition of hearing on average at 73 percent. Seventy one 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 five percent of Charter Oak 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. Seventeen percent of people in Charter Oak had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Charter Oak 72.5%
  • County 75.0%
  • Iowa 77.3%

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

  • Charter Oak 70.6%
  • Crawford County 73.0%
  • Iowa 76.1%

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

  • Here 93.7%
  • County 93.6%
  • State 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • Crawford County 24.6%
  • Iowa 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 52.6%
  • Crawford County 49.8%
  • Iowa 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • Crawford County 16.5%
  • State 16.1%

Thirty percent of Charter Oak 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 30.0%
  • Crawford County 26.8%
  • Iowa 26.7%

Twenty eight percent of Charter Oak 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 five percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Fifteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Sixteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Thirteen 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 28.3%
  • Crawford County 26.5%
  • Iowa 20.8%

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

  • Charter Oak 35.4%
  • Crawford County 32.9%
  • State 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Charter Oak 14.9%
  • County 12.5%
  • Iowa 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • County 14.3%
  • Iowa 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 12.5%
  • Crawford County 10.4%
  • Iowa 8.6%

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

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