Health and Nutrition of Dexter, MN Residents

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Forty three percent of Dexter residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 23 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 (%)

  • Dexter 43.3%
  • County 47.8%
  • State 49.3%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Dexter 23.4
  • Mower County 22.8
  • Minnesota 21.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Dexter 3.0
  • County 3.2
  • State 3.6

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

  • Dexter 2.0
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Dexter 1.6
  • County 1.6
  • Minnesota 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 4.4
  • Mower County 3.8
  • State 3.9

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

The average Dexter 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 four percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty six percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Dexter residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 35 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

  • Here 2.5
  • County 2.3
  • Minnesota 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Dexter 23.9%
  • Mower County 18.8%
  • Minnesota 16.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 25.9%
  • County 21.9%
  • Minnesota 21.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 35.4%
  • Mower County 42.5%
  • State 46.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Dexter 1.8
  • County 2.5
  • Minnesota 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Dexter 18.2
  • Mower County 20.2
  • State 22.5

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

The average height of Dexter residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 181 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty three percent have ever been obese. Twenty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Dexter 66.8
  • Mower County 66.7
  • Minnesota 67.0

Average weight (pounds)

  • Dexter 180.6
  • Mower County 178.9
  • State 179.8

Average BMI

  • Here 28.7
  • Mower County 28.6
  • Minnesota 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 40.1%
  • Mower County 37.7%
  • Minnesota 36.1%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Dexter 53.4%
  • Mower County 50.7%
  • Minnesota 48.0%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Dexter 26.1%
  • Mower County 31.1%
  • Minnesota 34.4%

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

Seventy percent of Dexter residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty one percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty six percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Five percent have ever used heroin. Twenty percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 70.4%
  • County 66.2%
  • State 65.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 31.0%
  • County 26.8%
  • Minnesota 25.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 26.2%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 22.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Dexter 4.7%
  • County 3.8%
  • Minnesota 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • County 15.7%
  • State 14.2%

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

Thirteen percent of people living in Dexter 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. Four percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Dexter 13.1%
  • Mower County 12.6%
  • State 9.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Dexter 46.7%
  • Mower County 47.6%
  • State 45.9%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Dexter 4.0%
  • County 3.6%
  • Minnesota 2.9%

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

Dexter 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

  • Dexter 1.4
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.1

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

Thirteen percent of Dexter 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 two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty five percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty nine percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.8%
  • Mower County 12.0%
  • Minnesota 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • County 6.5%
  • Minnesota 5.8%

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

  • Dexter 71.6%
  • County 70.1%
  • Minnesota 69.1%

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

  • Dexter 24.7%
  • Mower County 30.7%
  • Minnesota 29.8%

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

  • Dexter 15.6%
  • County 16.5%
  • State 16.8%

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

  • Dexter 25.4%
  • County 23.2%
  • State 23.5%

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

  • Here 39.4%
  • Mower County 42.5%
  • State 43.1%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 67.4%
  • County 73.5%
  • State 74.1%

Twenty eight percent of people living in Dexter have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty nine percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty one percent of people in Dexter frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty four 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 (%)

  • Dexter 27.6%
  • County 27.9%
  • Minnesota 21.9%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 29.2%
  • County 27.5%
  • Minnesota 24.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Dexter 40.8%
  • County 43.6%
  • Minnesota 40.7%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • Mower County 24.5%
  • State 18.7%

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

Twenty five percent of people living in Dexter use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Mower County 30.4%
  • State 36.5%

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

Thirty two percent of Dexter residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty six percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty four percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty four percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty seven 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. Nineteen 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. Six 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 32.1%
  • County 26.6%
  • State 26.0%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Dexter 32.2%
  • County 28.5%
  • State 27.0%

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

  • Here 46.1%
  • Mower County 42.5%
  • Minnesota 42.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Dexter 53.8%
  • Mower County 51.4%
  • Minnesota 51.7%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 33.5%
  • Mower County 29.2%
  • State 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 26.5%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 21.5%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.8%
  • Mower County 19.5%
  • Minnesota 19.4%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • County 15.1%
  • State 13.8%

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

  • Dexter 5.5%
  • Mower County 4.7%
  • State 4.3%

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

Dexter residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.6
  • Minnesota 2.1

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

Eighty one percent of people living in Dexter 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 4.3 days per month on average. They have 6.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 33 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Dexter 80.8%
  • County 78.4%
  • State 81.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • Mower County 12.0%
  • Minnesota 10.1%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.3
  • County 4.7
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Dexter 6.5
  • County 6.0
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Dexter 32.7
  • Mower County 25.2
  • State 24.0

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

Ninety seven percent of Dexter 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 eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty four percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Dexter have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex. Fifteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Dexter 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 25 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 seven women. People in Dexter were 23 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Dexter has vaginal or anal sex 65 times a year. Fifty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Dexter 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 18 men on average. They have had 16 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.7 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Dexter 97.4%
  • County 97.5%
  • Minnesota 97.2%

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

  • Dexter 94.7%
  • County 94.9%
  • Minnesota 94.3%

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

  • Dexter 88.4%
  • County 87.5%
  • State 87.8%

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

  • Here 53.9%
  • County 51.4%
  • State 49.2%

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

  • Dexter 3.5%
  • Mower County 4.5%
  • Minnesota 5.7%

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

  • Here 96.8%
  • County 97.3%
  • Minnesota 97.2%

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

  • Dexter 78.6%
  • Mower County 83.3%
  • Minnesota 86.6%

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

  • Here 42.8%
  • Mower County 37.6%
  • Minnesota 39.8%

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

  • Dexter 14.7%
  • County 11.6%
  • Minnesota 11.8%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 15.7
  • County 16.4
  • Minnesota 16.7

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

  • Here 30.1
  • County 29.5
  • Minnesota 25.7

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

  • Here 25.5
  • Mower County 22.2
  • State 20.8

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

  • Dexter 20.9
  • Mower County 20.9
  • Minnesota 21.3

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

  • Dexter 6.5
  • Mower County 6.0
  • Minnesota 5.5

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

  • Here 23.3
  • Mower County 21.5
  • State 20.2

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

  • Dexter 5.4
  • Mower County 4.2
  • State 5.1

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Dexter 9.3%
  • Mower County 9.1%
  • Minnesota 8.0%

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

  • Here 65.3
  • County 62.8
  • Minnesota 64.4

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 57.3%
  • County 52.2%
  • State 56.6%

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

  • Here 18.4
  • Mower County 12.3
  • State 11.6

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

  • Dexter 16.1
  • County 10.8
  • State 10.3

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

  • Dexter 0.7
  • Mower County 0.6
  • Minnesota 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 82.5%
  • Mower County 82.2%
  • State 83.3%

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

Twelve percent of households in Dexter 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 (%)

  • Dexter 12.1%
  • Mower County 10.4%
  • State 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Dexter 4.1%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.3%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Dexter 6.7
  • Mower County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Dexter 36.6%
  • County 34.1%
  • Minnesota 32.0%

Sixty four percent of Dexter residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 64.1%
  • County 54.3%
  • State 52.5%

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

Twenty four percent of Dexter 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 five 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 two 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. Thirty three 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 1.0 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Dexter 24.1%
  • County 23.2%
  • Minnesota 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Dexter 34.9%
  • County 37.4%
  • Minnesota 38.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Dexter 31.8%
  • Mower County 28.4%
  • Minnesota 30.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • County 12.9%
  • Minnesota 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 33.4%
  • Mower County 35.1%
  • State 42.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.8
  • Mower County 5.9
  • Minnesota 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Dexter 3.2
  • County 3.0
  • State 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Dexter 1.0
  • Mower County 1.1
  • State 1.2

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

Seventeen percent of Dexter residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Five 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. Thirty nine 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. Fifteen percent of people living in Dexter have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty seven percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Six percent have congestive heart failure. Five percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Six 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. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Six percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Seven percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Dexter 16.6%
  • County 12.2%
  • Minnesota 11.1%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.2%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Dexter 4.1%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.1%
  • Mower County 34.0%
  • State 33.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 39.2%
  • County 24.2%
  • Minnesota 21.1%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Dexter 14.7%
  • Mower County 13.8%
  • State 11.3%

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

  • Dexter 26.8%
  • Mower County 21.8%
  • State 18.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Dexter 32.8%
  • County 32.0%
  • Minnesota 25.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Dexter 4.6%
  • County 4.6%
  • Minnesota 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • County 5.7%
  • State 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Dexter 4.6%
  • County 4.4%
  • Minnesota 3.1%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Mower County 3.1%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Dexter 6.3%
  • County 5.4%
  • State 3.8%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • County 5.4%
  • State 3.8%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Mower County 5.5%
  • State 3.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 8.4%
  • Minnesota 7.6%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • County 4.9%
  • Minnesota 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Dexter 7.3%
  • Mower County 4.4%
  • State 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 9.1%

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

Seventy two percent of births in Dexter were vaginal deliveries. Twenty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in Dexter have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fourteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Dexter 72.2%
  • Mower County 69.1%
  • State 64.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Dexter 27.8%
  • Mower County 30.9%
  • State 35.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Dexter 99.5%
  • County 99.5%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 66.0%
  • County 62.3%
  • State 59.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 40.0%
  • County 46.9%
  • Minnesota 55.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 26.0%
  • County 27.5%
  • State 21.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Dexter 14.1%
  • Mower County 15.0%
  • Minnesota 11.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Dexter 69.8%
  • County 70.0%
  • State 75.4%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 8.9%

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

  • Dexter 16.7%
  • County 14.2%
  • State 16.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 15.5%
  • County 20.7%
  • State 18.1%

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

People living in Dexter report their general health condition on average at 49 percent. Two percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Dexter residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Dexter are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Dexter 48.9%
  • County 52.3%
  • Minnesota 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • County 3.6%
  • Minnesota 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Dexter 41.9%
  • Mower County 34.9%
  • State 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • County 7.9%
  • Minnesota 8.5%

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

People in Dexter spend $366 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 31 percent of their income. The average family in Dexter spends $52 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $101 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

  • Dexter $366
  • County $355
  • Minnesota $363

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

  • Here 31.0%
  • County 24.7%
  • Minnesota 23.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Dexter $52
  • County $64
  • State $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Dexter 3.3%
  • County 3.7%
  • Minnesota 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $101
  • County $123
  • Minnesota $143

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 5.9%
  • State 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Dexter $17
  • County $21
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Dexter 1.0%
  • County 1.2%
  • Minnesota 1.3%

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

People living in Dexter report their general condition of hearing on average at 74 percent. Sixty nine 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 three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty nine percent of Dexter population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty one percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Eighteen percent of people in Dexter had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Dexter 73.9%
  • Mower County 75.1%
  • Minnesota 78.6%

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

  • Here 68.5%
  • Mower County 73.8%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Here 92.7%
  • County 94.0%
  • Minnesota 94.8%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Dexter 29.4%
  • Mower County 23.2%
  • State 20.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Dexter 51.4%
  • County 48.7%
  • Minnesota 44.2%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 18.1%
  • County 16.1%
  • Minnesota 16.0%

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Twenty four percent of Dexter 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 23.8%
  • Mower County 28.5%
  • Minnesota 25.2%

Thirty four percent of Dexter 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 nine percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Sixteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eighteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Twelve 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 (%)

  • Dexter 33.8%
  • Mower County 24.0%
  • State 18.8%

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

  • Here 38.6%
  • County 30.6%
  • Minnesota 25.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Dexter 16.2%
  • County 12.0%
  • State 9.1%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Dexter 18.4%
  • Mower County 13.1%
  • Minnesota 10.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Dexter 12.0%
  • Mower County 10.3%
  • State 7.5%

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

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