Health and Nutrition of Lawton, IA Residents

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Fifty percent of Lawton 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 one 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 (%)

  • Lawton 49.8%
  • Woodbury County 46.7%
  • State 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Lawton 20.8
  • County 22.2
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.0
  • Woodbury County 3.4
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Lawton 1.5
  • Woodbury County 1.9
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.6
  • Woodbury County 1.8
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Lawton 3.5
  • Woodbury County 4.1
  • State 3.9

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

The average Lawton 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). Eighteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Lawton residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 48 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 four 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 1.7
  • Woodbury County 2.2
  • Iowa 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Lawton 18.0%
  • County 19.2%
  • State 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.8%
  • County 22.5%
  • Iowa 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Lawton 47.8%
  • Woodbury County 41.9%
  • State 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Lawton 3.5
  • Woodbury County 2.5
  • Iowa 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Lawton 2.7
  • County 2.8
  • Iowa 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Lawton 22.7
  • Woodbury County 21.3
  • State 21.7

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

The average height of Lawton residents 16 years and older is 64 inches. The average weight is 169 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty one percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Forty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 64.5
  • Woodbury County 66.6
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 168.6
  • County 178.1
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Here 29.6
  • Woodbury County 28.5
  • Iowa 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Lawton 41.0%
  • Woodbury County 37.0%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 51.0%
  • County 49.4%
  • Iowa 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 48.1%
  • County 31.6%
  • Iowa 33.4%

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

Sixty percent of Lawton residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty four percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty one 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 (%)

  • Here 59.7%
  • County 66.4%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Lawton 24.3%
  • Woodbury County 26.7%
  • State 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 23.7%
  • State 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Lawton 2.6%
  • County 3.6%
  • Iowa 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 14.7%
  • County 15.8%
  • Iowa 14.5%

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

Ten percent of people living in Lawton 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 (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • Woodbury County 10.7%
  • Iowa 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 51.5%
  • County 45.4%
  • State 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Lawton 2.9%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.2%

Lawton 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

  • Lawton 1.1
  • Woodbury County 1.2
  • Iowa 1.2

Ten percent of Lawton 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. Seventy four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty eight percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Fifteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Fifty four percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • County 12.2%
  • Iowa 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Lawton 4.8%
  • County 6.3%
  • Iowa 6.1%

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

  • Lawton 74.2%
  • Woodbury County 68.7%
  • State 70.1%

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

  • Here 37.8%
  • County 27.5%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Here 14.6%
  • County 16.0%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Lawton 14.8%
  • County 23.5%
  • Iowa 23.6%

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

  • Lawton 53.9%
  • Woodbury County 41.0%
  • Iowa 42.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Lawton 76.6%
  • County 70.5%
  • Iowa 74.1%

Twenty four percent of people living in Lawton have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty six percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty five percent of people in Lawton frequently check their blood cholesterol. Nineteen 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 24.3%
  • County 23.1%
  • Iowa 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Lawton 25.5%
  • Woodbury County 25.0%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Lawton 44.7%
  • Woodbury County 38.5%
  • Iowa 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 18.9%
  • Woodbury County 20.4%
  • Iowa 20.7%

Forty eight percent of people living in Lawton use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 48.2%
  • Woodbury County 30.1%
  • State 34.8%

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

Twenty seven percent of Lawton residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty one 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 eight percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty three 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. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twelve 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 27.1%
  • County 27.6%
  • Iowa 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Lawton 31.0%
  • County 28.8%
  • Iowa 27.8%

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

  • Here 45.7%
  • Woodbury County 42.9%
  • Iowa 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 58.5%
  • County 51.9%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 33.4%
  • Woodbury County 30.5%
  • State 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Lawton 22.1%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Lawton 20.3%
  • Woodbury County 20.3%
  • State 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Lawton 12.2%
  • Woodbury County 16.5%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Lawton 4.4%
  • Woodbury County 4.7%
  • State 4.5%

Lawton residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Lawton 2.4
  • Woodbury County 2.2
  • State 2.3

Seventy two percent of people living in Lawton have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fifteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.6 days per month on average. They have 3.4 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 14 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Lawton 71.6%
  • County 79.7%
  • State 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Lawton 15.1%
  • Woodbury County 11.4%
  • Iowa 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Lawton 3.6
  • County 4.5
  • Iowa 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 3.4
  • Woodbury County 6.0
  • Iowa 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Lawton 14.3
  • Woodbury County 25.2
  • State 24.7

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

Ninety nine percent of Lawton residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty four percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Lawton were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. People living here were on average 23 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in Lawton were 19 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. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Lawton has vaginal or anal sex 66 times a year. Sixty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Lawton 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes.

Summary

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

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

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

  • Here 98.4%
  • County 96.9%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Lawton 91.9%
  • County 83.4%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Here 43.8%
  • Woodbury County 39.6%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Here 11.4%
  • Woodbury County 13.6%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Lawton 16.7
  • Woodbury County 16.3
  • Iowa 16.6

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

  • Lawton 23.3
  • County 21.0
  • State 21.2

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

  • Lawton 19.0
  • Woodbury County 21.1
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 5.0
  • Woodbury County 4.4
  • State 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Lawton 6.2%
  • County 9.9%
  • State 8.3%

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

  • Lawton 66.1
  • Woodbury County 67.0
  • State 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Lawton 63.8%
  • County 53.3%
  • Iowa 55.7%

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

  • Here 10.4
  • Woodbury County 12.5
  • State 11.9

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

  • Here 9.7
  • County 11.1
  • Iowa 10.6

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

  • Lawton 0.5
  • County 0.6
  • Iowa 0.5

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 10.3%
  • Iowa 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.4%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • Iowa 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Lawton 40.1%
  • Woodbury County 32.4%
  • Iowa 32.9%

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

Fifty two percent of Lawton residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 51.8%
  • Woodbury County 56.8%
  • Iowa 53.4%

Sixteen percent of Lawton residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty eight percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Twenty three percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Fifteen percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty 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 six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • Woodbury County 23.0%
  • State 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Lawton 37.9%
  • County 36.8%
  • Iowa 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • Woodbury County 31.0%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 14.7%
  • Woodbury County 15.1%
  • State 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Lawton 44.3%
  • Woodbury County 37.5%
  • State 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.2
  • Woodbury County 5.8
  • Iowa 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Lawton 2.8
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • Woodbury County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Twelve percent of Lawton residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Five percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Forty two 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. Fourteen percent of people living in Lawton have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Twelve percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eleven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Lawton 12.3%
  • Woodbury County 12.2%
  • Iowa 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 3.7%
  • Iowa 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Lawton 4.9%
  • Woodbury County 3.7%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 41.9%
  • County 32.3%
  • Iowa 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Lawton 17.6%
  • Woodbury County 25.6%
  • Iowa 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Lawton 13.8%
  • Woodbury County 12.0%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Lawton 19.1%
  • Woodbury County 21.6%
  • State 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Lawton 32.8%
  • Woodbury County 27.1%
  • State 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Lawton 3.3%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Lawton 2.5%
  • Woodbury County 3.4%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Lawton 3.0%
  • Woodbury County 2.3%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 4.4%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • Woodbury County 4.6%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • County 7.5%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Lawton 5.1%
  • County 4.3%
  • Iowa 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Lawton 1.9%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 10.5%
  • Woodbury County 8.9%
  • State 9.8%

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

Sixty four percent of births in Lawton were vaginal deliveries. Thirty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty four percent of women in Lawton have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • Lawton 64.0%
  • County 68.2%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Lawton 36.0%
  • County 31.8%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • Woodbury County 99.5%
  • State 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Lawton 61.1%
  • County 61.6%
  • Iowa 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Lawton 56.3%
  • County 49.8%
  • State 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • Woodbury County 22.6%
  • State 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.5%
  • County 12.4%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Lawton 78.4%
  • Woodbury County 70.1%
  • Iowa 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Lawton 8.9%
  • County 6.9%
  • State 8.0%

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

  • Here 17.9%
  • Woodbury County 16.5%
  • State 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 20.2%
  • Woodbury County 16.8%
  • Iowa 19.4%

People living in Lawton report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Lawton residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Lawton are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 55.3%
  • County 52.9%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Lawton 4.6%
  • County 3.5%
  • Iowa 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 39.5%
  • Woodbury County 37.6%
  • Iowa 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Lawton 7.2%
  • County 7.8%
  • State 8.3%

People in Lawton spend $357 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 Lawton spends $76 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $135 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $20 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Lawton $357
  • County $365
  • State $358

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

  • Here 23.7%
  • County 26.3%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $76
  • Woodbury County $67
  • Iowa $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • Woodbury County 4.0%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Lawton $135
  • Woodbury County $125
  • Iowa $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $20
  • County $22
  • State $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • Woodbury County 1.2%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Lawton report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Seventy seven 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of Lawton population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Twenty seven 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. Ten percent of people in Lawton had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Lawton 79.6%
  • Woodbury County 77.2%
  • Iowa 77.3%

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

  • Lawton 77.2%
  • County 75.1%
  • State 76.1%

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

  • Here 95.6%
  • Woodbury County 94.3%
  • Iowa 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Lawton 17.6%
  • Woodbury County 21.9%
  • Iowa 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Lawton 27.2%
  • County 46.8%
  • State 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • County 15.9%
  • State 16.1%

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

Twenty six percent of Lawton residents 40 and older take a low-dose aspirin each day to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cancer.

Summary

Adults 40+ taking low-dose aspirin (%)

  • Here 25.8%
  • Woodbury County 25.6%
  • State 26.7%

Sixteen percent of Lawton 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 five 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. Eight 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 15.8%
  • Woodbury County 22.3%
  • Iowa 20.8%

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

  • Here 25.2%
  • Woodbury County 28.2%
  • State 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Lawton 10.2%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Lawton 7.8%
  • Woodbury County 12.5%
  • State 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Lawton 8.1%
  • Woodbury County 8.5%
  • State 8.6%

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

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