Health and Nutrition of Cushing, IA Residents

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Forty three percent of Cushing residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 four 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 three "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Cushing 43.4%
  • County 46.7%
  • Iowa 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.4
  • County 22.2
  • Iowa 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Cushing 3.7
  • Woodbury County 3.4
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Here 2.3
  • County 1.9
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Cushing 2.5
  • County 1.8
  • Iowa 1.7

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

The average Cushing 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 eight percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Cushing residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 45 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 28 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • Woodbury County 2.2
  • Iowa 2.1

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 28.5%
  • County 22.5%
  • State 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Cushing 45.2%
  • County 41.9%
  • Iowa 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Cushing 3.4
  • Woodbury County 2.5
  • Iowa 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.3
  • Woodbury County 2.8
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Cushing 28.0
  • Woodbury County 21.3
  • Iowa 21.7

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

The average height of Cushing residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 189 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty four percent of people living here are obese. Sixty two percent have ever been obese. Thirty one percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Cushing 66.2
  • County 66.6
  • Iowa 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Cushing 189.3
  • County 178.1
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Cushing 29.2
  • County 28.5
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 44.3%
  • County 37.0%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Cushing 62.1%
  • County 49.4%
  • Iowa 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 30.6%
  • County 31.6%
  • Iowa 33.4%

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

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Cushing 39.6%
  • County 66.4%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Cushing 22.6%
  • County 26.7%
  • Iowa 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Cushing 22.3%
  • Woodbury County 23.7%
  • Iowa 23.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Cushing 9.4%
  • Woodbury County 15.8%
  • Iowa 14.5%

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

Four percent of people living in Cushing have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty two 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 (%)

  • Cushing 4.4%
  • Woodbury County 10.7%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 51.7%
  • Woodbury County 45.4%
  • State 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Cushing 3.1%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.2%

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

Cushing 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 0.9
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Ten percent of Cushing 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. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Forty five percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Fourteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty nine percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Nineteen percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Cushing 10.0%
  • County 12.2%
  • State 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Cushing 5.1%
  • Woodbury County 6.3%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 44.7%
  • County 68.7%
  • Iowa 70.1%

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

  • Cushing 13.6%
  • County 27.5%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Cushing 17.5%
  • County 16.0%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Here 28.9%
  • Woodbury County 23.5%
  • State 23.6%

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

  • Cushing 19.0%
  • County 41.0%
  • Iowa 42.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 53.0%
  • Woodbury County 70.5%
  • Iowa 74.1%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Cushing have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twelve percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Twenty seven percent of people in Cushing frequently check their blood cholesterol. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Cushing 10.8%
  • Woodbury County 23.1%
  • State 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • County 25.0%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Cushing 27.5%
  • Woodbury County 38.5%
  • State 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • Woodbury County 20.4%
  • State 20.7%

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

Twenty eight percent of people living in Cushing use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Cushing 28.0%
  • County 30.1%
  • State 34.8%

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

Twenty two percent of Cushing residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Seventeen percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Sixteen percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Fifteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fifteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Three 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 (%)

  • Cushing 21.6%
  • County 27.6%
  • Iowa 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 17.0%
  • County 28.8%
  • Iowa 27.8%

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

  • Cushing 32.9%
  • Woodbury County 42.9%
  • Iowa 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Cushing 41.7%
  • County 51.9%
  • State 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 16.5%
  • County 30.5%
  • State 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Cushing 14.8%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • County 20.3%
  • State 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Cushing 15.4%
  • County 16.5%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.5%

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

Cushing residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 0.8
  • Woodbury County 2.2
  • Iowa 2.3

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

Ninety five percent of people living in Cushing have at least one alcoholic drink per month. People living here drink alcohol 3.5 days per month on average. They have 3.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 18 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 95.5%
  • Woodbury County 79.7%
  • State 80.5%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 3.5
  • Woodbury County 4.5
  • Iowa 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 3.8
  • County 6.0
  • State 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 17.7
  • Woodbury County 25.2
  • Iowa 24.7

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

Ninety nine percent of Cushing residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety nine percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Sixty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Cushing have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. People in Cushing 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 74 women. People living here were on average 20 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in Cushing were 23 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Cushing has vaginal or anal sex 80 times a year. Forty percent have sex without using a condom. Thirty nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Cushing 98.7%
  • Woodbury County 97.3%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 98.7%
  • Woodbury County 94.2%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Cushing 95.9%
  • County 86.7%
  • Iowa 87.9%

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

  • Here 61.8%
  • County 51.4%
  • Iowa 50.0%

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

  • Cushing 4.0%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 5.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Cushing 16.3
  • Woodbury County 16.3
  • Iowa 16.6

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

  • Cushing 74.4
  • County 28.1
  • Iowa 26.9

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

  • Here 20.2
  • Woodbury County 21.0
  • Iowa 21.2

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

  • Cushing 22.9
  • County 21.1
  • State 20.3

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • Woodbury County 9.9%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

  • Here 80.5
  • Woodbury County 67.0
  • Iowa 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 40.3%
  • Woodbury County 53.3%
  • Iowa 55.7%

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Cushing 39.3%
  • Woodbury County 79.8%
  • Iowa 83.7%

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

Eleven percent of households in Cushing use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Three percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Cushing 10.7%
  • Woodbury County 10.3%
  • Iowa 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Woodbury County 4.4%
  • State 4.4%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.9
  • County 6.8
  • Iowa 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • Woodbury County 32.4%
  • State 32.9%

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

Twenty seven percent of Cushing residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Cushing 27.4%
  • County 56.8%
  • State 53.4%

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

Thirty seven percent of Cushing 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 four 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. Nineteen percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirty 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. Fifty four percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend 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 1.0 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Cushing 37.0%
  • County 23.0%
  • State 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 43.7%
  • County 36.8%
  • State 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • County 31.0%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 34.0%
  • Woodbury County 15.1%
  • Iowa 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 53.7%
  • Woodbury County 37.5%
  • State 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Cushing 4.8
  • Woodbury County 5.8
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 1.9
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.0
  • Woodbury County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Four percent of Cushing residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Twenty nine percent are overweight. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Six percent of people had any kind of liver condition.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Woodbury County 12.2%
  • State 11.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Cushing 3.5%
  • Woodbury County 3.7%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Cushing 28.5%
  • Woodbury County 32.3%
  • State 33.5%

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

  • Here 17.3%
  • Woodbury County 21.6%
  • State 19.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Cushing 1.9%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 3.6%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Cushing 2.5%
  • County 4.4%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • County 4.3%
  • Iowa 3.6%

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

People living in Cushing report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Cushing residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Six percent of people living in Cushing are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Cushing 56.4%
  • County 52.9%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 42.2%
  • Woodbury County 37.6%
  • Iowa 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • County 7.8%
  • State 8.3%

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

People in Cushing spend $441 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 18 percent of their income. The average family in Cushing spends $124 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $209 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is 10 percent of their income. They also spend $32 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $441
  • County $365
  • State $358

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

  • Cushing 17.7%
  • County 26.3%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Cushing $124
  • County $67
  • Iowa $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • Woodbury County 4.0%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Cushing $209
  • Woodbury County $125
  • Iowa $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Cushing 10.3%
  • Woodbury County 6.3%
  • Iowa 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $32
  • County $22
  • Iowa $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • Woodbury County 1.2%
  • Iowa 1.2%

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

People living in Cushing report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 percent. Eighty three percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twelve percent of Cushing population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Sixty 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. Twelve percent of people in Cushing had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 82.7%
  • Woodbury County 77.2%
  • Iowa 77.3%

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

  • Cushing 83.2%
  • County 75.1%
  • Iowa 76.1%

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

  • Cushing 95.3%
  • County 94.3%
  • Iowa 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Cushing 12.3%
  • Woodbury County 21.9%
  • Iowa 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 63.3%
  • Woodbury County 46.8%
  • State 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 11.7%
  • County 15.9%
  • State 16.1%

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

Eight percent of Cushing 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. Five percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Six percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Cushing 8.1%
  • County 22.3%
  • Iowa 20.8%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Cushing 5.8%
  • County 12.5%
  • State 11.1%

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

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