Health and Nutrition of Pocahontas, IA Residents

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Forty six percent of Pocahontas residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 24 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 two 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 one "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 45.8%
  • Pocahontas County 50.5%
  • Iowa 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Pocahontas 23.8
  • County 22.5
  • Iowa 22.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Pocahontas 2.1
  • Pocahontas County 3.2
  • State 3.4

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

  • Pocahontas 1.2
  • County 1.6
  • Iowa 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 0.8
  • County 1.5
  • Iowa 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.1
  • Pocahontas County 3.4
  • State 3.9

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

The average Pocahontas resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Twenty four percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Pocahontas residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 41 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average two days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 17 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Pocahontas 2.5
  • Pocahontas County 2.1
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • County 15.7%
  • Iowa 17.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Pocahontas 21.8%
  • County 21.2%
  • State 21.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Pocahontas 40.8%
  • County 46.3%
  • State 44.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Pocahontas 2.2
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.8
  • Pocahontas County 2.6
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Pocahontas 16.7
  • County 20.6
  • Iowa 21.7

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

The average height of Pocahontas residents 16 years and older is 63 inches. The average weight is 164 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty three percent of people living here are obese. Fifty six percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Pocahontas 63.5
  • County 66.8
  • Iowa 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 164.5
  • County 180.1
  • State 179.8

Average BMI

  • Here 29.1
  • Pocahontas County 28.8
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Pocahontas 43.3%
  • Pocahontas County 37.4%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 55.5%
  • Pocahontas County 50.4%
  • Iowa 49.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 32.2%
  • County 33.1%
  • State 33.4%

Sixty nine percent of Pocahontas residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Eighteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 69.1%
  • County 65.4%
  • State 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Pocahontas 25.0%
  • Pocahontas County 25.2%
  • State 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Pocahontas 18.2%
  • County 22.9%
  • State 23.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Pocahontas 3.1%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Pocahontas 13.9%
  • County 13.9%
  • Iowa 14.5%

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

Seventeen percent of people living in Pocahontas 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. Five percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 17.4%
  • County 12.4%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 51.9%
  • Pocahontas County 49.3%
  • State 46.5%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Pocahontas 4.6%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.2%

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

Pocahontas residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate two 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

  • Pocahontas 1.6
  • Pocahontas County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Fifteen percent of Pocahontas residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Eight percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nine percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Seventeen 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 (%)

  • Pocahontas 14.8%
  • County 12.7%
  • Iowa 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Pocahontas 7.9%
  • Pocahontas County 6.2%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Pocahontas 76.2%
  • County 71.0%
  • State 70.1%

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

  • Here 24.8%
  • County 33.2%
  • State 30.5%

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

  • Pocahontas 9.2%
  • Pocahontas County 16.6%
  • Iowa 16.9%

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

  • Here 17.1%
  • County 23.2%
  • State 23.6%

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

  • Here 43.1%
  • Pocahontas County 42.9%
  • Iowa 42.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Pocahontas 73.5%
  • County 78.1%
  • State 74.1%

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

  • Pocahontas 37.8%
  • County 29.5%
  • State 24.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Pocahontas 32.1%
  • County 29.0%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • County 49.6%
  • Iowa 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Pocahontas 28.9%
  • County 25.7%
  • State 20.7%

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

Thirty four percent of people living in Pocahontas use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 33.6%
  • County 36.5%
  • Iowa 34.8%

Thirty one percent of Pocahontas residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty four percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty seven percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Sixty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Thirty 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. Nineteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. 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 (%)

  • Pocahontas 31.1%
  • County 26.4%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 33.7%
  • Pocahontas County 28.3%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Here 46.6%
  • Pocahontas County 42.0%
  • State 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Pocahontas 60.8%
  • County 51.5%
  • State 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Pocahontas 38.3%
  • County 26.4%
  • Iowa 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 31.6%
  • County 21.3%
  • Iowa 22.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.2%
  • Pocahontas County 18.8%
  • Iowa 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • County 14.0%
  • Iowa 14.6%

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

  • Pocahontas 5.5%
  • Pocahontas County 4.7%
  • State 4.5%

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

Pocahontas residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Pocahontas 3.4
  • Pocahontas County 2.7
  • State 2.3

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

Sixty eight percent of people living in Pocahontas have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Sixteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 2.6 days per month on average. They have 4.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 22 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Pocahontas 68.1%
  • Pocahontas County 79.1%
  • Iowa 80.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • Pocahontas County 11.2%
  • Iowa 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Pocahontas 2.6
  • County 5.2
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Pocahontas 4.0
  • Pocahontas County 5.8
  • State 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Pocahontas 21.8
  • Pocahontas County 23.5
  • Iowa 24.7

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

Ninety six percent of Pocahontas residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety seven percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Pocahontas have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety six percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty four percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Pocahontas were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 25 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 women. People living here were on average 25 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in Pocahontas were 20 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. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Pocahontas has vaginal or anal sex 49 times a year. Fifty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Pocahontas 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 16 men on average. They have had 14 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Pocahontas 95.9%
  • Pocahontas County 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 97.0%
  • Pocahontas County 95.7%
  • Iowa 94.5%

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

  • Pocahontas 85.7%
  • Pocahontas County 88.9%
  • State 87.9%

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

  • Pocahontas 47.8%
  • County 48.0%
  • Iowa 50.0%

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

  • Here 5.7%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Pocahontas 95.9%
  • County 97.8%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Pocahontas 73.8%
  • Pocahontas County 85.0%
  • Iowa 85.7%

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

  • Pocahontas 34.4%
  • County 37.9%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Pocahontas 12.5%
  • Pocahontas County 10.1%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Pocahontas 16.3
  • County 16.8
  • Iowa 16.6

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

  • Here 25.0
  • Pocahontas County 27.4
  • State 26.9

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

  • Pocahontas 20.6
  • County 21.7
  • State 21.3

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

  • Pocahontas 24.8
  • County 21.5
  • Iowa 21.2

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

  • Pocahontas 19.6
  • County 20.3
  • Iowa 20.3

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

  • Here 8.5
  • County 8.7
  • Iowa 5.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • Pocahontas County 6.0%
  • Iowa 8.3%

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

  • Pocahontas 48.8
  • County 57.8
  • State 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Pocahontas 58.7%
  • Pocahontas County 54.8%
  • Iowa 55.7%

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

  • Pocahontas 15.7
  • County 11.7
  • State 11.9

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

  • Here 13.5
  • Pocahontas County 10.2
  • Iowa 10.6

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

  • Pocahontas 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • Iowa 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Pocahontas 69.6%
  • County 85.4%
  • State 83.7%

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

Thirteen percent of households in Pocahontas 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 (%)

  • Pocahontas 12.5%
  • Pocahontas County 10.0%
  • Iowa 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.4%

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

Pocahontas 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

  • Pocahontas 7.0
  • County 6.9
  • Iowa 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Pocahontas 40.5%
  • County 33.9%
  • Iowa 32.9%

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

Fifty five percent of Pocahontas residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Pocahontas 54.9%
  • Pocahontas County 48.2%
  • State 53.4%

Nine percent of Pocahontas 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. Twenty seven 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. Thirty six 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 (%)

  • Pocahontas 9.3%
  • County 21.6%
  • State 22.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 26.8%
  • Pocahontas County 36.8%
  • State 38.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Pocahontas 24.5%
  • County 25.3%
  • Iowa 29.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Pocahontas 35.8%
  • Pocahontas County 39.3%
  • State 40.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Pocahontas 6.0
  • Pocahontas County 6.1
  • Iowa 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Pocahontas 3.3
  • Pocahontas County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Pocahontas 1.1
  • Pocahontas County 1.1
  • State 1.2

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

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

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 18.4%
  • Pocahontas County 10.7%
  • State 11.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • Pocahontas County 3.3%
  • State 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Pocahontas 3.1%
  • Pocahontas County 4.4%
  • State 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 38.9%
  • County 35.6%
  • Iowa 33.5%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Pocahontas 41.1%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • County 14.7%
  • Iowa 12.3%

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

  • Here 32.9%
  • Pocahontas County 20.7%
  • State 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Pocahontas 41.3%
  • Pocahontas County 33.2%
  • State 27.9%

People with gout (%)

  • Pocahontas 6.1%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • Pocahontas County 5.0%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Pocahontas County 4.9%
  • State 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Pocahontas 6.8%
  • County 5.7%
  • Iowa 4.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 5.4%
  • State 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 4.7%
  • Iowa 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 9.2%
  • Iowa 8.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Pocahontas 8.4%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Pocahontas 6.8%
  • Pocahontas County 3.4%
  • Iowa 3.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Pocahontas 13.6%
  • Pocahontas County 12.3%
  • State 9.8%

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

Seventy five percent of births in Pocahontas were vaginal deliveries. Twenty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Thirty nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty four percent of women in Pocahontas have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eighteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Four percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Ten 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 (%)

  • Pocahontas 75.1%
  • Pocahontas County 68.5%
  • Iowa 66.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 24.9%
  • Pocahontas County 31.5%
  • State 33.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.6%
  • County 99.5%
  • State 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 64.0%
  • Pocahontas County 61.3%
  • Iowa 60.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 38.6%
  • County 49.2%
  • Iowa 52.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 33.9%
  • County 29.8%
  • State 23.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • County 16.4%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Pocahontas 66.4%
  • Pocahontas County 71.9%
  • Iowa 73.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Pocahontas 3.7%
  • County 6.5%
  • Iowa 8.0%

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

  • Pocahontas 10.3%
  • County 12.1%
  • Iowa 15.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 20.2%
  • Pocahontas County 24.1%
  • State 19.4%

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

People living in Pocahontas report their general health condition on average at 47 percent. One percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 34 percent of Pocahontas residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Pocahontas are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Pocahontas 47.0%
  • County 54.8%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Pocahontas 1.5%
  • Pocahontas County 3.9%
  • Iowa 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Pocahontas 34.3%
  • Pocahontas County 34.6%
  • Iowa 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Pocahontas 6.5%
  • Pocahontas County 8.4%
  • State 8.3%

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

People in Pocahontas spend $338 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 30 percent of their income. The average family in Pocahontas spends $45 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $80 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $12 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Pocahontas $338
  • Pocahontas County $352
  • State $358

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

  • Here 30.3%
  • County 22.7%
  • State 24.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Pocahontas $45
  • Pocahontas County $63
  • State $67

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Pocahontas 3.4%
  • County 3.6%
  • Iowa 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $80
  • County $131
  • Iowa $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Pocahontas County 6.0%
  • Iowa 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Pocahontas $12
  • County $21
  • Iowa $22

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Pocahontas 1.0%
  • Pocahontas County 1.0%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Pocahontas report their general condition of hearing on average at 73 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 two percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Thirty four percent of Pocahontas population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Twenty 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. Eight percent of people in Pocahontas had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 72.6%
  • County 75.0%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Here 74.1%
  • Pocahontas County 75.6%
  • State 76.1%

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

  • Here 92.3%
  • Pocahontas County 93.8%
  • Iowa 94.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 33.7%
  • Pocahontas County 23.9%
  • State 21.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 28.4%
  • County 46.2%
  • Iowa 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 15.3%
  • Iowa 16.1%

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

Twenty seven percent of Pocahontas 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 (%)

  • Pocahontas 26.6%
  • County 29.8%
  • Iowa 26.7%

Thirty eight percent of Pocahontas 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. Forty three percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Twenty percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Nineteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eighteen 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 38.0%
  • County 21.8%
  • Iowa 20.8%

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

  • Here 43.2%
  • Pocahontas County 29.2%
  • State 27.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Pocahontas 20.3%
  • Pocahontas County 12.0%
  • State 10.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Pocahontas 18.8%
  • Pocahontas County 11.7%
  • State 11.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 8.6%

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

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