Health and Nutrition of Dickens, IA Residents

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Fifty percent of Dickens residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of three meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Dickens 50.1%
  • County 47.9%
  • State 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.0
  • Clay County 22.8
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Dickens 3.2
  • Clay County 3.2
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Dickens 1.6
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.7
  • Clay County 1.6
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Dickens 3.4
  • County 4.0
  • Iowa 3.9

The average Dickens 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). Fourteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty four percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Dickens residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 46 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Dickens 14.0%
  • County 18.6%
  • State 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Dickens 24.1%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 46.5%
  • County 42.6%
  • Iowa 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Dickens 3.0
  • County 2.5
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.9
  • Clay County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Here 22.7
  • Clay County 20.3
  • Iowa 21.7

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

The average height of Dickens residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 185 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty six percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.4
  • County 66.8
  • Iowa 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 184.9
  • County 179.4
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Here 29.0
  • Clay County 28.7
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 36.1%
  • Clay County 37.5%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Dickens 50.4%
  • Clay County 50.5%
  • Iowa 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 37.3%
  • County 31.9%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Sixty five percent of Dickens residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty six 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. Three percent have ever used heroin. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Dickens 65.2%
  • County 66.7%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Dickens 26.4%
  • Clay County 26.6%
  • State 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 25.3%
  • County 23.6%
  • State 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Clay County 3.8%
  • State 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Dickens 14.8%
  • County 15.2%
  • Iowa 14.5%

Nine percent of people living in Dickens have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty six 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 (%)

  • Dickens 9.4%
  • County 12.0%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 46.4%
  • County 46.9%
  • State 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.2%

Dickens 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 1.0
  • Clay County 1.2
  • Iowa 1.2

Twelve percent of Dickens 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. Seventy two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty two percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twenty 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. Forty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • County 12.4%
  • State 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Dickens 5.5%
  • County 6.5%
  • Iowa 6.1%

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

  • Here 71.7%
  • Clay County 70.2%
  • Iowa 70.1%

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

  • Dickens 32.4%
  • Clay County 30.6%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Here 20.0%
  • County 16.1%
  • Iowa 16.9%

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

  • Dickens 24.9%
  • Clay County 23.8%
  • Iowa 23.6%

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

  • Dickens 40.5%
  • County 43.0%
  • Iowa 42.9%

Seventy six percent of people living in Dickens are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 76.0%
  • Clay County 73.8%
  • State 74.1%

Twenty two percent of people living in Dickens have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty seven percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty seven percent of people in Dickens frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty 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 22.3%
  • County 26.8%
  • Iowa 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 27.4%
  • Clay County 27.5%
  • Iowa 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Dickens 47.1%
  • County 43.9%
  • State 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • Clay County 23.5%
  • State 20.7%

Forty two percent of people living in Dickens use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Dickens 42.5%
  • County 31.8%
  • Iowa 34.8%

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

Twenty eight percent of Dickens residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty five 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. Twenty five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty 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. Fourteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. 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 (%)

  • Dickens 28.5%
  • Clay County 26.8%
  • Iowa 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Dickens 28.5%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Dickens 44.8%
  • County 42.7%
  • State 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Dickens 52.7%
  • County 51.7%
  • State 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Dickens 25.2%
  • Clay County 28.9%
  • State 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.1%
  • County 22.1%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Dickens 19.4%
  • Clay County 19.6%
  • Iowa 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 13.7%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Here 5.2%
  • Clay County 4.7%
  • State 4.5%

Dickens residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Dickens 2.2
  • County 2.5
  • Iowa 2.3

Eighty three percent of people living in Dickens have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.4 days per month on average. They have 5.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 24 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 82.8%
  • Clay County 78.7%
  • State 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 11.7%
  • State 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Dickens 5.4
  • County 4.7
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.9
  • Clay County 5.7
  • Iowa 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Dickens 24.4
  • Clay County 24.6
  • Iowa 24.7

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

Ninety eight percent of Dickens 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. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Dickens have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Dickens were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 25 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 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 Dickens were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on 14 men in their lifetime. Four percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Dickens has vaginal or anal sex 61 times a year. Sixty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Dickens 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.8%
  • County 97.6%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.5%
  • County 94.8%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 88.5%
  • Clay County 88.1%
  • State 87.9%

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

  • Dickens 49.3%
  • Clay County 49.9%
  • State 50.0%

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

  • Dickens 7.4%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Here 98.9%
  • Clay County 97.7%
  • Iowa 97.3%

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

  • Dickens 93.7%
  • County 84.5%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Dickens 48.5%
  • County 39.1%
  • Iowa 39.4%

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

  • Dickens 11.0%
  • Clay County 12.1%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Dickens 16.8
  • County 16.4
  • Iowa 16.6

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

  • Dickens 25.5
  • Clay County 26.1
  • State 26.9

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

  • Dickens 22.9
  • County 21.1
  • State 21.3

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

  • Dickens 21.2
  • County 21.1
  • State 21.2

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

  • Dickens 5.7
  • County 5.4
  • Iowa 5.6

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

  • Dickens 18.1
  • County 21.1
  • Iowa 20.3

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

  • Dickens 14.2
  • County 6.6
  • Iowa 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Dickens 3.5%
  • Clay County 8.1%
  • State 8.3%

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

  • Dickens 60.6
  • Clay County 65.2
  • Iowa 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 63.0%
  • County 55.1%
  • Iowa 55.7%

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

  • Here 9.5
  • Clay County 13.0
  • State 11.9

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

  • Dickens 8.8
  • Clay County 11.5
  • Iowa 10.6

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

  • Here 0.4
  • County 0.6
  • Iowa 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Dickens 84.8%
  • Clay County 84.4%
  • State 83.7%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Dickens 5.4%
  • Clay County 4.4%
  • Iowa 4.4%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Dickens 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • Iowa 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Dickens 31.7%
  • Clay County 34.4%
  • State 32.9%

Fifty percent of Dickens residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 50.3%
  • Clay County 55.4%
  • State 53.4%

Twenty four percent of Dickens 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 two 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 four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Seventeen 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. Forty seven 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 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Dickens 23.8%
  • County 22.9%
  • Iowa 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 41.9%
  • County 36.7%
  • Iowa 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • Clay County 27.8%
  • State 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • Clay County 13.5%
  • Iowa 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Dickens 46.9%
  • County 37.0%
  • State 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Dickens 6.1
  • Clay County 5.9
  • Iowa 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.8
  • Clay County 3.0
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.2

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

Eight percent of Dickens residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Two percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Five percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty six percent are overweight. Eighteen 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 Dickens have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty eight percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Nine percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • County 12.3%
  • State 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Dickens 2.1%
  • Clay County 3.5%
  • Iowa 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Dickens 5.2%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 36.3%
  • County 34.1%
  • Iowa 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Dickens 17.7%
  • County 24.4%
  • Iowa 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Dickens 13.3%
  • Clay County 13.7%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Here 18.4%
  • County 21.5%
  • Iowa 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Dickens 27.8%
  • County 31.1%
  • Iowa 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Dickens 3.8%
  • Clay County 4.4%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Clay County 5.1%
  • State 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Dickens 2.9%
  • County 2.9%
  • Iowa 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Dickens 4.7%
  • County 5.2%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Dickens 2.5%
  • County 5.2%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Dickens 8.0%
  • Clay County 8.3%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Clay County 5.1%
  • Iowa 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Dickens 1.6%
  • Clay County 4.1%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 8.8%
  • Clay County 10.5%
  • State 9.8%

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

Sixty five percent of births in Dickens were vaginal deliveries. Thirty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty nine percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in Dickens 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). Eighty one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eighteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty five 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 (%)

  • Dickens 65.3%
  • County 69.3%
  • State 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • County 30.7%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.3%
  • Clay County 99.5%
  • Iowa 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Dickens 59.4%
  • Clay County 62.9%
  • State 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Dickens 64.4%
  • Clay County 46.4%
  • Iowa 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 26.0%
  • County 27.2%
  • Iowa 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Dickens 13.5%
  • County 14.7%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Dickens 80.7%
  • Clay County 71.3%
  • Iowa 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Dickens 6.3%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 8.0%

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

  • Here 17.9%
  • County 14.6%
  • Iowa 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Dickens 25.3%
  • Clay County 20.3%
  • State 19.4%

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

People living in Dickens report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Dickens residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Dickens are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 57.5%
  • Clay County 53.0%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Dickens 3.8%
  • Clay County 3.2%
  • Iowa 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Dickens 39.0%
  • Clay County 35.7%
  • Iowa 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Dickens 9.0%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 8.3%

People in Dickens spend $352 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Dickens spends $68 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $122 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $18 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Dickens $352
  • Clay County $360
  • Iowa $358

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

  • Here 23.3%
  • Clay County 25.6%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $68
  • County $62
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Dickens 4.8%
  • County 3.7%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Dickens $122
  • County $126
  • Iowa $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Dickens 6.5%
  • Clay County 5.9%
  • Iowa 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $18
  • Clay County $21
  • State $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Dickens 1.0%
  • County 1.1%
  • Iowa 1.2%

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

People living in Dickens report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 percent. Seventy eight 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 three percent of Dickens population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty eight 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 Dickens had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Dickens 77.6%
  • County 75.6%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Dickens 78.0%
  • County 73.6%
  • State 76.1%

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

  • Dickens 93.7%
  • County 94.1%
  • State 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Dickens 22.9%
  • Clay County 23.6%
  • Iowa 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Dickens 48.4%
  • Clay County 47.4%
  • State 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • County 15.9%
  • Iowa 16.1%

Twenty seven percent of Dickens 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 27.4%
  • County 27.9%
  • Iowa 26.7%

Seventeen percent of Dickens 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 six percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Ten percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Nine percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eight 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 17.0%
  • County 23.3%
  • Iowa 20.8%

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

  • Dickens 26.1%
  • Clay County 30.0%
  • State 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • Clay County 12.0%
  • State 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Dickens 8.6%
  • County 12.6%
  • Iowa 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Dickens 8.2%
  • Clay County 9.9%
  • Iowa 8.6%

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

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