Health and Nutrition of Hudson, IA Residents

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Fifty one percent of Hudson 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 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 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 (%)

  • Hudson 50.7%
  • Black Hawk County 50.2%
  • Iowa 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.1
  • County 21.9
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Hudson 3.6
  • Black Hawk County 3.7
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Hudson 1.6
  • Black Hawk County 1.9
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Hudson 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.4
  • Black Hawk County 4.1
  • State 3.9

The average Hudson 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). Fifteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Hudson residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 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 1.9
  • County 2.0
  • Iowa 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • Black Hawk County 15.9%
  • State 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • County 20.8%
  • State 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 48.8%
  • County 47.0%
  • State 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Hudson 2.9
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Hudson 2.8
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Hudson 22.6
  • Black Hawk County 22.6
  • State 21.7

The average height of Hudson residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 182 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.0
  • County 66.9
  • Iowa 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Hudson 182.3
  • County 177.6
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Hudson 28.9
  • County 28.4
  • Iowa 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 37.4%
  • Black Hawk County 35.3%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Hudson 49.5%
  • County 46.6%
  • Iowa 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Hudson 37.8%
  • Black Hawk County 35.5%
  • State 33.4%

Sixty seven percent of Hudson residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five 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. Three percent have ever used heroin. Thirteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 66.9%
  • County 63.8%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • County 22.6%
  • State 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 22.5%
  • County 20.8%
  • Iowa 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Black Hawk County 3.3%
  • Iowa 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • County 12.0%
  • Iowa 14.5%

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

Ten percent of people living in Hudson have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty nine 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 (%)

  • Hudson 10.3%
  • Black Hawk County 9.7%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 49.2%
  • County 46.5%
  • Iowa 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Hudson 3.5%
  • Black Hawk County 2.9%
  • Iowa 3.2%

Hudson 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 1.1
  • Black Hawk County 1.1
  • State 1.2

Thirteen percent of Hudson 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 one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen 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 three percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • Black Hawk County 5.9%
  • Iowa 6.1%

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

  • Here 71.2%
  • County 68.2%
  • State 70.1%

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

  • Here 30.8%
  • County 32.9%
  • Iowa 30.5%

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

  • Here 16.5%
  • County 16.0%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Hudson 24.8%
  • Black Hawk County 22.3%
  • Iowa 23.6%

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

  • Here 42.8%
  • Black Hawk County 45.0%
  • Iowa 42.9%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Hudson 76.7%
  • County 76.6%
  • Iowa 74.1%

Twenty four percent of people living in Hudson 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 eight percent of people in Hudson 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 23.9%
  • County 22.6%
  • Iowa 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 26.6%
  • Black Hawk County 23.8%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 48.1%
  • County 41.2%
  • State 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Hudson 20.0%
  • Black Hawk County 19.8%
  • Iowa 20.7%

Forty three percent of people living in Hudson use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 42.6%
  • Black Hawk County 35.6%
  • State 34.8%

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

Twenty six percent of Hudson residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty seven percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty six percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two 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. Four 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 26.5%
  • Black Hawk County 24.8%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Hudson 27.4%
  • Black Hawk County 26.6%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Hudson 43.1%
  • County 41.3%
  • State 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Hudson 53.2%
  • Black Hawk County 51.5%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Hudson 26.5%
  • Black Hawk County 27.6%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • Black Hawk County 20.2%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • County 18.3%
  • State 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Hudson 13.7%
  • County 13.7%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Here 4.4%
  • Black Hawk County 4.0%
  • Iowa 4.5%

Hudson residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Hudson 2.3
  • County 2.1
  • State 2.3

Eighty three percent of people living in Hudson have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eight percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.3 days per month on average. They have 5.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 21 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Hudson 82.8%
  • Black Hawk County 79.1%
  • Iowa 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Hudson 8.3%
  • Black Hawk County 11.8%
  • State 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.3
  • Black Hawk County 5.1
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.2
  • County 5.6
  • Iowa 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 21.4
  • County 23.1
  • Iowa 24.7

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

Ninety eight percent of Hudson 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. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in Hudson 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 seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty four percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Hudson 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 21 women. He has vaginal sex with 17 women. People living here were on average 22 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on four women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 6.6 men on average. They have had 3.6 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Hudson were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on nine men in their lifetime. Four percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Hudson has vaginal or anal sex 58 times a year. Sixty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Hudson 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 13 men on average. They have had 12 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Hudson 97.7%
  • Black Hawk County 96.7%
  • Iowa 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.1%
  • Black Hawk County 93.5%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 89.6%
  • County 86.3%
  • State 87.9%

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

  • Here 42.9%
  • County 47.5%
  • Iowa 50.0%

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

  • Hudson 7.9%
  • Black Hawk County 5.4%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Hudson 98.1%
  • Black Hawk County 96.7%
  • Iowa 97.3%

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

  • Hudson 87.4%
  • Black Hawk County 85.8%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Hudson 44.4%
  • County 36.0%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 10.7%
  • Iowa 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Hudson 17.1
  • County 16.7
  • State 16.6

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

  • Hudson 20.7
  • Black Hawk County 24.6
  • State 26.9

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

  • Hudson 17.5
  • County 19.7
  • Iowa 21.3

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

  • Hudson 21.9
  • Black Hawk County 21.2
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 4.3
  • Black Hawk County 4.7
  • Iowa 5.6

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

  • Hudson 6.6
  • County 2.4
  • State 3.0

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

  • Here 3.6
  • County 1.3
  • Iowa 1.7

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

  • Here 18.6
  • County 20.6
  • Iowa 20.3

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

  • Hudson 9.3
  • Black Hawk County 4.7
  • State 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Hudson 4.1%
  • County 10.1%
  • State 8.3%

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

  • Here 57.8
  • County 66.0
  • State 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Hudson 63.7%
  • Black Hawk County 53.0%
  • Iowa 55.7%

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

  • Here 13.4
  • Black Hawk County 11.5
  • Iowa 11.9

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

  • Hudson 11.9
  • Black Hawk County 10.3
  • State 10.6

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

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • Iowa 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 87.0%
  • Black Hawk County 83.6%
  • State 83.7%

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

Ten percent of households in Hudson 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 9.7%
  • County 9.3%
  • Iowa 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Hudson 5.4%
  • County 3.9%
  • Iowa 4.4%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Hudson 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Hudson 34.0%
  • Black Hawk County 31.2%
  • State 32.9%

Forty eight percent of Hudson residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Hudson 48.0%
  • Black Hawk County 52.4%
  • Iowa 53.4%

Nineteen percent of Hudson 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. Twenty eight percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty 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 nine percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Hudson 19.0%
  • County 23.5%
  • Iowa 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Hudson 35.4%
  • Black Hawk County 37.6%
  • Iowa 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Hudson 27.9%
  • County 29.6%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 19.8%
  • County 20.5%
  • State 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Hudson 48.6%
  • County 41.8%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Hudson 6.4
  • Black Hawk County 6.1
  • Iowa 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Hudson 2.7
  • County 2.8
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • Black Hawk County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Eleven percent of Hudson residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three 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 six percent are overweight. Twenty three 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 Hudson have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty seven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five 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. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four 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. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three 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 (%)

  • Hudson 10.9%
  • Black Hawk County 11.5%
  • State 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Hudson 2.8%
  • County 3.0%
  • Iowa 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Black Hawk County 4.1%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Hudson 36.5%
  • County 32.3%
  • Iowa 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 23.4%
  • County 17.2%
  • State 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 13.4%
  • Black Hawk County 10.6%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Here 19.3%
  • Black Hawk County 17.5%
  • State 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 27.4%
  • Black Hawk County 25.9%
  • Iowa 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Hudson 4.8%
  • Black Hawk County 3.7%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Black Hawk County 3.8%
  • State 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Hudson 3.7%
  • Black Hawk County 3.1%
  • State 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 2.4%
  • Iowa 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • Black Hawk County 4.1%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 3.8%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Hudson 7.7%
  • County 8.0%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Black Hawk County 3.7%
  • Iowa 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 2.7%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Hudson 10.2%
  • Black Hawk County 9.3%
  • Iowa 9.8%

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

Sixty eight percent of births in Hudson were vaginal deliveries. Thirty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in Hudson 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). Seventy six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fifteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty 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 (%)

  • Hudson 68.4%
  • County 63.4%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Hudson 31.6%
  • County 36.6%
  • State 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Hudson 99.4%
  • County 99.4%
  • Iowa 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Hudson 63.0%
  • County 57.9%
  • State 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Hudson 52.9%
  • County 53.6%
  • State 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Hudson 25.7%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Hudson 13.4%
  • Black Hawk County 12.3%
  • Iowa 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 76.0%
  • County 76.5%
  • State 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • Black Hawk County 12.1%
  • State 8.0%

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

  • Here 15.5%
  • County 14.3%
  • State 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Hudson 20.3%
  • County 18.7%
  • Iowa 19.4%

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

People living in Hudson 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, 41 percent of Hudson residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Hudson are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Hudson 57.6%
  • Black Hawk County 56.5%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Hudson 4.2%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 41.3%
  • Black Hawk County 36.9%
  • State 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Hudson 8.6%
  • County 8.3%
  • Iowa 8.3%

People in Hudson spend $370 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Hudson spends $67 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $154 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $24 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Hudson $370
  • County $357
  • Iowa $358

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

  • Hudson 24.1%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $67
  • Black Hawk County $72
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Black Hawk County 4.0%
  • State 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Hudson $154
  • County $146
  • Iowa $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • County 6.4%
  • Iowa 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $24
  • County $25
  • State $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

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

People living in Hudson 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 four percent of Hudson population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty nine 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. Fourteen percent of people in Hudson had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 78.4%
  • Black Hawk County 78.3%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Here 78.4%
  • Black Hawk County 76.4%
  • Iowa 76.1%

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

  • Here 94.2%
  • County 94.7%
  • State 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 23.8%
  • County 18.4%
  • Iowa 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 39.0%
  • County 43.1%
  • Iowa 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • County 15.0%
  • Iowa 16.1%

Twenty six percent of Hudson 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 (%)

  • Hudson 26.0%
  • Black Hawk County 28.3%
  • State 26.7%

Nineteen percent of Hudson 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. 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 18.8%
  • County 16.9%
  • Iowa 20.8%

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

  • Hudson 26.1%
  • Black Hawk County 23.2%
  • State 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • Black Hawk County 8.7%
  • Iowa 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Hudson 9.1%
  • Black Hawk County 9.3%
  • Iowa 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • Black Hawk County 7.3%
  • Iowa 8.6%

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

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