Health and Nutrition of Northwood, IA Residents

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Fifty percent of Northwood residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 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 (%)

  • Here 49.7%
  • Worth County 51.6%
  • State 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.4
  • Worth County 21.8
  • State 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Northwood 3.4
  • Worth County 3.5
  • Iowa 3.4

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

  • Northwood 1.7
  • Worth County 1.7
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.7
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Northwood 3.5
  • County 3.3
  • State 3.9

The average Northwood 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). Seventeen 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). Northwood residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 45 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 21 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Northwood 2.1
  • Worth County 1.9
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Northwood 17.3%
  • Worth County 13.9%
  • State 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.9%
  • County 20.9%
  • Iowa 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Northwood 44.9%
  • Worth County 48.8%
  • State 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Northwood 2.7
  • Worth County 3.0
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Northwood 2.5
  • County 2.7
  • Iowa 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Here 21.1
  • County 22.6
  • Iowa 21.7

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

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.7
  • County 67.1
  • Iowa 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Northwood 181.7
  • Worth County 181.7
  • Iowa 179.8

Average BMI

  • Here 29.2
  • County 28.6
  • Iowa 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 41.0%
  • County 37.2%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 53.1%
  • Worth County 49.5%
  • State 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Northwood 35.4%
  • County 34.9%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Sixty four percent of Northwood residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty seven 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. Four percent have ever used heroin. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 64.2%
  • County 66.7%
  • Iowa 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 26.9%
  • Worth County 25.3%
  • Iowa 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 24.8%
  • County 23.4%
  • State 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Northwood 4.0%
  • County 3.0%
  • Iowa 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • County 14.0%
  • State 14.5%

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Northwood 13.2%
  • County 9.9%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Northwood 49.1%
  • County 48.9%
  • Iowa 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Northwood 3.8%
  • Worth County 3.1%
  • State 3.2%

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

Northwood 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

  • Northwood 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • Iowa 1.2

Eleven percent of Northwood 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 two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty seven percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty two percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Northwood 11.4%
  • County 12.3%
  • State 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 5.3%
  • Iowa 6.1%

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

  • Northwood 71.7%
  • Worth County 72.4%
  • State 70.1%

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

  • Here 36.8%
  • Worth County 33.2%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Northwood 17.7%
  • Worth County 18.6%
  • Iowa 16.9%

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

  • Here 21.8%
  • County 23.3%
  • State 23.6%

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

  • Northwood 47.4%
  • Worth County 43.4%
  • Iowa 42.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Northwood 76.5%
  • Worth County 77.7%
  • Iowa 74.1%

Twenty nine percent of people living in Northwood 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 Northwood frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty five 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 29.4%
  • Worth County 25.6%
  • State 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Northwood 26.2%
  • County 27.5%
  • Iowa 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Northwood 45.3%
  • County 45.6%
  • State 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • Worth County 21.3%
  • Iowa 20.7%

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

Thirty four percent of people living in Northwood use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 34.3%
  • Worth County 41.5%
  • State 34.8%

Twenty five percent of Northwood residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty nine percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty two percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty nine percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty one 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. Thirteen 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 (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Worth County 25.9%
  • Iowa 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Northwood 28.8%
  • Worth County 26.6%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Northwood 42.4%
  • County 42.7%
  • Iowa 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.6%
  • Worth County 52.2%
  • Iowa 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Northwood 28.8%
  • Worth County 25.8%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Northwood 21.5%
  • County 21.6%
  • State 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Northwood 19.7%
  • Worth County 19.3%
  • State 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Worth County 12.4%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 4.3%
  • Iowa 4.5%

Northwood residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.3
  • Iowa 2.3

Seventy six percent of people living in Northwood have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fourteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.2 days per month on average. They have 6.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 25 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Northwood 76.2%
  • Worth County 82.5%
  • Iowa 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Northwood 13.9%
  • County 9.5%
  • State 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Northwood 5.2
  • Worth County 5.8
  • Iowa 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Northwood 6.2
  • Worth County 6.0
  • Iowa 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Northwood 25.3
  • Worth County 24.4
  • State 24.7

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

Ninety eight percent of Northwood 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 nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Northwood 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. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty seven percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Northwood 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 33 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 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 Northwood were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Northwood has vaginal or anal sex 61 times a year. Fifty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Northwood 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.8%
  • Worth County 97.3%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.2%
  • Worth County 95.5%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 89.4%
  • County 89.5%
  • State 87.9%

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

  • Here 51.8%
  • County 50.4%
  • Iowa 50.0%

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

  • Here 5.0%
  • Worth County 6.3%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Northwood 98.7%
  • County 97.7%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Northwood 88.2%
  • County 88.0%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Here 36.7%
  • County 39.1%
  • Iowa 39.4%

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

  • Northwood 8.6%
  • County 9.9%
  • Iowa 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Northwood 16.5
  • County 16.9
  • State 16.6

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

  • Here 33.1
  • Worth County 30.5
  • Iowa 26.9

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

  • Northwood 22.0
  • County 22.3
  • Iowa 21.3

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

  • Northwood 20.9
  • Worth County 21.5
  • State 21.2

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

  • Northwood 6.7
  • Worth County 6.4
  • Iowa 5.6

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

  • Here 20.2
  • County 18.7
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 2.6
  • Worth County 7.0
  • Iowa 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • County 6.4%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

  • Northwood 60.8
  • County 55.4
  • State 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 51.0%
  • Worth County 56.7%
  • Iowa 55.7%

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

  • Here 10.4
  • Worth County 10.4
  • State 11.9

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

  • Northwood 9.3
  • Worth County 9.1
  • State 10.6

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

  • Here 0.5
  • Worth County 0.4
  • Iowa 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Northwood 86.0%
  • County 85.8%
  • Iowa 83.7%

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

Ten percent of households in Northwood 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 9.8%
  • County 9.9%
  • Iowa 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Northwood 4.1%
  • Worth County 4.8%
  • State 4.4%

Northwood 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

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.9
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Northwood 36.8%
  • Worth County 32.9%
  • Iowa 32.9%

Fifty one percent of Northwood residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Northwood 50.7%
  • Worth County 45.7%
  • State 53.4%

Twenty five percent of Northwood 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 three 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 five percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Fourteen 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 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 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Northwood 25.3%
  • County 22.2%
  • Iowa 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Northwood 42.7%
  • County 41.2%
  • State 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 25.3%
  • County 27.5%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 14.2%
  • County 18.1%
  • Iowa 16.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Northwood 36.6%
  • Worth County 44.9%
  • Iowa 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Northwood 5.9
  • Worth County 6.2
  • Iowa 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Northwood 3.1
  • Worth County 2.8
  • Iowa 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Northwood 1.1
  • Worth County 1.2
  • State 1.2

Eleven percent of Northwood 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 seven 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 Northwood have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Six percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Four percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Ten percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twelve percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • Worth County 9.6%
  • State 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Worth County 3.1%
  • State 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.3%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Northwood 36.8%
  • County 35.2%
  • Iowa 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Northwood 18.0%
  • Worth County 18.8%
  • Iowa 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Northwood 13.3%
  • County 13.0%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Here 19.5%
  • County 18.4%
  • State 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Northwood 34.0%
  • Worth County 29.1%
  • Iowa 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Northwood 4.6%
  • Worth County 4.3%
  • Iowa 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Northwood 6.2%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Worth County 4.0%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Worth County 2.7%
  • Iowa 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 4.5%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Northwood 5.1%
  • Worth County 4.1%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Worth County 3.1%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 9.3%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

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

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Northwood 3.0%
  • Worth County 2.8%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • Worth County 11.8%
  • State 9.8%

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

Sixty seven percent of births in Northwood were vaginal deliveries. Thirty three percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty percent of women in Northwood have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seventeen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twelve percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty four 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 (%)

  • Here 67.3%
  • County 64.3%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 32.7%
  • County 35.7%
  • Iowa 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Northwood 99.4%
  • Worth County 99.4%
  • Iowa 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 61.9%
  • County 58.6%
  • State 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 44.3%
  • County 59.2%
  • Iowa 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Northwood 29.5%
  • County 25.9%
  • Iowa 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Northwood 17.1%
  • Worth County 14.5%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 70.8%
  • County 76.5%
  • Iowa 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Worth County 8.5%
  • State 8.0%

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

  • Northwood 11.8%
  • Worth County 12.4%
  • State 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Northwood 24.0%
  • County 24.1%
  • State 19.4%

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

People living in Northwood report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 32 percent of Northwood residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Northwood are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 54.0%
  • Worth County 57.6%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Northwood 5.4%
  • Worth County 5.3%
  • State 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Northwood 31.7%
  • Worth County 37.4%
  • Iowa 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • County 9.1%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

People in Northwood spend $336 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 20 percent of their income. The average family in Northwood spends $75 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $126 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $22 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $336
  • County $347
  • Iowa $358

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

  • Northwood 20.5%
  • Worth County 21.3%
  • Iowa 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Northwood $75
  • County $69
  • Iowa $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Worth County 4.2%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Northwood $126
  • County $138
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Northwood 6.5%
  • County 7.1%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

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

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Northwood 1.5%
  • County 1.3%
  • State 1.2%

People living in Northwood report their general condition of hearing on average at 75 percent. Seventy four 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 two percent of Northwood population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty two 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. Sixteen percent of people in Northwood had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Northwood 74.9%
  • County 77.3%
  • Iowa 77.3%

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

  • Northwood 74.2%
  • County 78.7%
  • Iowa 76.1%

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

  • Northwood 93.7%
  • Worth County 94.1%
  • State 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 21.8%
  • Worth County 22.1%
  • State 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Northwood 52.1%
  • Worth County 46.8%
  • Iowa 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • County 16.9%
  • State 16.1%

Thirty one percent of Northwood 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 31.2%
  • Worth County 27.6%
  • Iowa 26.7%

Twenty percent of Northwood 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 eight percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eleven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Ten 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 20.5%
  • Worth County 19.2%
  • State 20.8%

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

  • Here 28.0%
  • County 26.7%
  • Iowa 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • Worth County 10.0%
  • State 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • Worth County 10.0%
  • State 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Northwood 9.8%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 8.6%
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