Health and Nutrition of Chelsea, IA Residents

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Forty six percent of Chelsea 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 45.9%
  • County 48.1%
  • Iowa 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Chelsea 21.8
  • Tama County 22.2
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Chelsea 3.4
  • County 3.2
  • State 3.4

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

  • Chelsea 1.9
  • Tama County 1.7
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Chelsea 1.9
  • Tama County 1.6
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.8
  • Tama County 3.7
  • Iowa 3.9

The average Chelsea 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). Chelsea 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 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 21 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.2
  • Tama County 2.2
  • Iowa 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Chelsea 18.9%
  • County 18.1%
  • State 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 22.6%
  • Tama County 21.9%
  • State 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Chelsea 41.1%
  • County 43.5%
  • State 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Chelsea 2.3
  • Tama County 2.6
  • Iowa 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Chelsea 2.7
  • Tama County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Here 21.2
  • County 20.7
  • Iowa 21.7

The average height of Chelsea residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Thirty percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Chelsea 66.3
  • County 66.8
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 180.3
  • County 180.4
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Chelsea 28.8
  • County 28.8
  • Iowa 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 38.5%
  • Tama County 38.7%
  • Iowa 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 52.1%
  • Tama County 51.9%
  • Iowa 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Chelsea 30.2%
  • Tama County 32.5%
  • State 33.4%

Sixty seven percent of Chelsea residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty eight percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Four percent have ever used heroin. Nineteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Chelsea 66.6%
  • County 67.0%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Chelsea 30.1%
  • Tama County 27.6%
  • State 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Chelsea 27.6%
  • Tama County 24.6%
  • Iowa 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 3.5%
  • Iowa 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Chelsea 19.2%
  • County 16.2%
  • State 14.5%

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

Twelve percent of people living in Chelsea 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 (%)

  • Chelsea 11.9%
  • County 12.2%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 46.9%
  • Tama County 48.1%
  • Iowa 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Chelsea 3.1%
  • Tama County 3.5%
  • State 3.2%

Chelsea 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

  • Chelsea 1.3
  • Tama County 1.2
  • State 1.2

Twelve percent of Chelsea residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Six percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty four 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. Thirty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • Tama County 12.5%
  • Iowa 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Chelsea 6.3%
  • Tama County 6.1%
  • Iowa 6.1%

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

  • Chelsea 65.6%
  • Tama County 70.9%
  • State 70.1%

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

  • Here 23.6%
  • Tama County 30.6%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Here 16.2%
  • County 17.4%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Chelsea 24.2%
  • County 23.2%
  • Iowa 23.6%

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

  • Chelsea 36.7%
  • Tama County 42.3%
  • Iowa 42.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Chelsea 65.4%
  • Tama County 74.1%
  • State 74.1%

Twenty three percent of people living in Chelsea have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty four percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty nine percent of people in Chelsea frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty one 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 23.0%
  • County 27.1%
  • Iowa 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • Tama County 27.6%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Chelsea 38.9%
  • Tama County 44.3%
  • Iowa 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • Tama County 23.8%
  • Iowa 20.7%

Twenty seven percent of people living in Chelsea use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • County 33.0%
  • State 34.8%

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

Twenty eight percent of Chelsea 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 four 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 one 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. Twenty one percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • Chelsea 27.9%
  • County 27.2%
  • Iowa 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Chelsea 28.8%
  • County 29.1%
  • Iowa 27.8%

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

  • Here 44.1%
  • Tama County 43.5%
  • State 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Chelsea 52.5%
  • County 52.7%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 31.2%
  • County 29.4%
  • State 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 23.1%
  • Tama County 22.7%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • County 20.0%
  • State 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Chelsea 18.5%
  • Tama County 15.2%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Chelsea 5.4%
  • Tama County 4.8%
  • Iowa 4.5%

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

Chelsea residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Chelsea 2.1
  • County 2.5
  • Iowa 2.3

Eighty one percent of people living in Chelsea have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten 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 7.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 32 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 81.3%
  • County 79.8%
  • State 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Chelsea 10.1%
  • Tama County 11.1%
  • State 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.5
  • County 4.9
  • Iowa 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 7.0
  • County 6.2
  • Iowa 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 31.6
  • Tama County 26.1
  • Iowa 24.7

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

Ninety eight percent of Chelsea 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 five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Chelsea 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 three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex. Fourteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Chelsea 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 40 women. He has vaginal sex with 31 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 eight women. People in Chelsea were 21 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. Eleven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Chelsea has vaginal or anal sex 65 times a year. Fifty percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Chelsea 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. Seventy two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.8%
  • Tama County 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.5%
  • Tama County 95.5%
  • Iowa 94.5%

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

  • Chelsea 87.9%
  • Tama County 88.1%
  • Iowa 87.9%

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

  • Here 55.2%
  • Tama County 51.1%
  • State 50.0%

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

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Here 97.7%
  • Tama County 97.8%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 83.1%
  • County 85.0%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Chelsea 40.8%
  • Tama County 38.9%
  • Iowa 39.4%

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

  • Here 13.7%
  • Tama County 11.6%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Chelsea 15.9
  • County 16.4
  • State 16.6

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

  • Chelsea 40.0
  • Tama County 31.4
  • Iowa 26.9

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

  • Here 31.5
  • County 23.3
  • Iowa 21.3

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

  • Here 20.3
  • County 21.1
  • Iowa 21.2

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

  • Here 8.0
  • County 6.2
  • State 5.6

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

  • Chelsea 21.3
  • County 20.3
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 2.3
  • County 5.7
  • Iowa 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • Tama County 8.2%
  • State 8.3%

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

  • Chelsea 65.1
  • Tama County 60.4
  • Iowa 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 49.7%
  • County 53.8%
  • Iowa 55.7%

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

  • Chelsea 11.0
  • County 11.7
  • Iowa 11.9

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

  • Here 9.8
  • County 10.3
  • Iowa 10.6

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

  • Here 0.6
  • Tama County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Chelsea 72.0%
  • Tama County 83.2%
  • Iowa 83.7%

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

Eleven percent of households in Chelsea 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 11.0%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Tama County 4.5%
  • Iowa 4.4%

Chelsea residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Twenty nine percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Tama County 6.8
  • Iowa 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Chelsea 29.1%
  • Tama County 34.2%
  • State 32.9%

Fifty six percent of Chelsea residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Chelsea 56.0%
  • County 52.7%
  • Iowa 53.4%

Twenty six percent of Chelsea 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 eight 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. Fifteen 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 five 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 (%)

  • Chelsea 26.3%
  • County 22.7%
  • State 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 37.8%
  • County 39.0%
  • Iowa 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Chelsea 31.2%
  • County 27.9%
  • State 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 15.3%
  • Tama County 13.9%
  • State 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 34.6%
  • Tama County 38.3%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.7
  • Tama County 6.0
  • Iowa 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Chelsea 3.0
  • Tama County 3.0
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.2

Eleven percent of Chelsea 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 one percent are overweight. Twenty six percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Thirteen percent of people living in Chelsea have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty three percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty eight percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Five 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. Five percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four 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%
  • Tama County 11.4%
  • Iowa 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Chelsea 3.9%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Tama County 4.1%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 31.4%
  • Tama County 35.0%
  • State 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Chelsea 26.0%
  • Tama County 23.3%
  • Iowa 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Chelsea 12.9%
  • County 13.9%
  • Iowa 12.3%

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

  • Chelsea 23.2%
  • Tama County 21.9%
  • Iowa 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 28.0%
  • County 31.5%
  • Iowa 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Tama County 4.5%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Tama County 5.1%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Tama County 4.5%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Chelsea 2.3%
  • Tama County 3.0%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Chelsea 5.2%
  • Tama County 5.3%
  • State 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Chelsea 4.7%
  • Tama County 5.1%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Chelsea 6.7%
  • County 8.5%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Tama County 4.6%
  • Iowa 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Chelsea 4.4%
  • Tama County 3.9%
  • State 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 9.8%

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

Seventy percent of births in Chelsea were vaginal deliveries. Thirty percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty four percent of women in Chelsea have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Thirteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Seventeen 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 (%)

  • Chelsea 69.7%
  • Tama County 69.5%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 30.3%
  • County 30.5%
  • State 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Chelsea 99.2%
  • County 99.5%
  • Iowa 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Chelsea 61.8%
  • Tama County 61.6%
  • Iowa 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 52.3%
  • Tama County 50.7%
  • Iowa 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Chelsea 23.8%
  • County 26.7%
  • State 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Chelsea 12.7%
  • County 14.4%
  • Iowa 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Chelsea 68.0%
  • County 71.9%
  • State 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Tama County 6.2%
  • State 8.0%

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

  • Here 18.6%
  • Tama County 14.7%
  • State 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Chelsea 17.0%
  • County 21.6%
  • Iowa 19.4%

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

People living in Chelsea report their general health condition on average at 51 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Chelsea residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Chelsea are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Chelsea 51.0%
  • County 53.3%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 4.0%
  • Iowa 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Chelsea 39.3%
  • County 35.9%
  • State 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Chelsea 8.0%
  • County 8.2%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

People in Chelsea spend $367 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 26 percent of their income. The average family in Chelsea spends $68 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $117 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $23 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Chelsea $367
  • Tama County $351
  • State $358

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

  • Chelsea 26.2%
  • County 24.1%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $68
  • County $66
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Chelsea 4.4%
  • Tama County 4.0%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $117
  • Tama County $120
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • County 6.3%
  • Iowa 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Chelsea $23
  • Tama County $23
  • State $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Chelsea 1.1%
  • County 1.2%
  • Iowa 1.2%

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

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 77.0%
  • County 75.6%
  • Iowa 77.3%

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

  • Here 75.4%
  • County 75.1%
  • Iowa 76.1%

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

  • Chelsea 94.0%
  • County 93.8%
  • Iowa 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • Tama County 24.0%
  • Iowa 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Chelsea 53.3%
  • Tama County 49.4%
  • Iowa 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 18.0%
  • County 16.7%
  • Iowa 16.1%

Twenty five percent of Chelsea 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 25.4%
  • Tama County 28.5%
  • Iowa 26.7%

Twenty three percent of Chelsea residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty eight percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eleven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Thirteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Nine percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 23.1%
  • County 23.4%
  • State 20.8%

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

  • Chelsea 28.3%
  • Tama County 30.4%
  • State 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Chelsea 10.6%
  • Tama County 11.6%
  • State 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Chelsea 13.0%
  • County 12.3%
  • State 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • County 10.1%
  • State 8.6%
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