Health and Nutrition of Alatna, AK Residents

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Forty nine percent of Alatna residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 12 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 one "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Alatna 49.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 46.6%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Alatna 11.7
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 17.7
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.1
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 3.6
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.1
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.1
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Alatna 2.4
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 3.6
  • State 3.6

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

The average Alatna 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 seven percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Eleven percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Alatna residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 47 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 four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 26 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Alatna 1.7
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.1
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Alatna 27.3%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Alatna 10.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 19.8%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 47.1%
  • County 43.4%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Alatna 3.9
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.5
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Alatna 4.0
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 3.0
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 25.8
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 22.6
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Alatna residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 169 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty four percent of people living here are obese. Forty six percent have ever been obese. Forty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Alatna 66.1
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 66.7
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Alatna 169.3
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 179.0
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Alatna 29.1
  • County 29.4
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Alatna 44.2%
  • County 39.6%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Alatna 45.8%
  • County 53.2%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Alatna 48.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 35.5%
  • Alaska 37.9%

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

Fifty seven percent of Alatna residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Eighteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Fifteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Alatna 56.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 69.0%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Alatna 17.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 29.9%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Alatna 15.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 28.4%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 20.4%
  • State 14.5%

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

Five percent of people living in Alatna have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty nine percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 12.7%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 59.2%
  • County 45.7%
  • Alaska 45.1%

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

Alatna 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

  • Alatna 0.9
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.0

Eleven percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Fifty one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Nine percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twelve percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Nine percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • County 4.2%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Here 50.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 60.6%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Alatna 9.0%
  • County 20.1%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Alatna 12.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 15.1%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Here 9.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 19.1%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Alatna 45.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 38.8%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Alatna 76.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 69.3%
  • State 73.6%

Thirteen percent of people living in Alatna have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty three percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty eight percent of people in Alatna frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eight 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 13.3%
  • County 17.4%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 22.8%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Alatna 38.3%
  • County 36.3%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • County 19.9%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Sixteen percent of people living in Alatna use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Alatna 15.8%
  • County 29.0%
  • State 38.8%

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

Twenty nine percent of Alatna residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Sixty nine percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty six percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Eleven percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Thirteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Eighteen 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.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Alatna 29.2%
  • County 31.3%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Alatna 31.7%
  • County 34.1%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 30.8%
  • County 46.6%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 69.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 58.0%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Alatna 35.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 35.6%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • County 24.4%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Alatna 12.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 25.4%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 17.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 24.8%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

Alatna residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.1
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.8
  • Alaska 1.7

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

Eighty eight percent of people living in Alatna have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Five percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.4 days per month on average. They have 7.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 29 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Alatna 87.5%
  • County 82.0%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 10.8%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Alatna 4.4
  • County 4.2
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Alatna 7.9
  • County 7.5
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Alatna 28.8
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 27.3
  • State 24.4

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

Hundred percent of Alatna residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Hundred percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Fifty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Twenty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Hundred percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Hundred percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty percent have ever had anal sex. Fifteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Alatna were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in Alatna were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. The average person in Alatna has vaginal or anal sex 70 times a year. Thirty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Alatna 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with four men on average. They have had three male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Fifty eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Alatna 100.0%
  • County 98.9%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Alatna 100.0%
  • County 96.6%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Alatna 53.3%
  • County 83.9%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Here 25.0%
  • County 46.0%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 98.7%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 88.5%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Here 30.0%
  • County 35.4%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Here 15.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 14.9%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Alatna 16.6
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 16.1
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 20.7
  • County 20.7
  • State 21.3

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

  • Alatna 19.2
  • County 19.8
  • State 18.8

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

  • Here 70.1
  • County 65.0
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Alatna 34.0%
  • County 44.4%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Alatna 4.1
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 9.2
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Alatna 3.3
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 8.1
  • Alaska 9.0

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Alatna 58.3%
  • County 74.4%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Alatna 5.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 11.4%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 5.4%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.6
  • County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Alatna 13.3%
  • County 31.4%
  • Alaska 30.9%

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

Fifty eight percent of Alatna residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Alatna 57.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 55.4%
  • State 51.0%

Eighteen percent of Alatna 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 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. Fifty eight percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Sixteen 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. Sixty 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 two 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 1.8 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Alatna 18.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 21.0%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Alatna 36.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 36.8%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 58.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 35.6%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 21.0%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Alatna 60.0%
  • County 43.0%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Alatna 6.0
  • County 5.6
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.4
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Alatna 1.8
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.4
  • State 1.4

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

Thirteen percent of Alatna 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". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Twenty four percent are overweight. Five percent of people living in Alatna have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty three percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Eight percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have congestive heart failure. Five percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • County 10.6%
  • Alaska 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Alatna 2.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.8%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 2.6%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • County 36.4%
  • Alaska 33.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Alatna 5.0%
  • County 10.1%
  • Alaska 8.6%

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

  • Alatna 23.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 26.9%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Alatna 8.3%
  • County 24.6%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.8%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Alatna 5.0%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 2.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 5.8%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Alatna 5.0%
  • County 2.7%
  • Alaska 2.8%

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

Fifty five percent of births in Alatna were vaginal deliveries. Forty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Forty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Eighty percent of women breastfeed their children. Sixty three percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirty five percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 55.0%
  • County 70.5%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 45.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 29.5%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 99.7%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 40.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 56.5%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 80.0%
  • County 61.0%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Alatna 63.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 70.1%
  • Alaska 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Alatna 6.7%
  • County 4.0%
  • Alaska 9.5%

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

  • Here 35.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 21.7%
  • State 19.1%

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

People living in Alatna report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 31 percent of Alatna residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 58.5%
  • County 52.9%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 4.0%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 30.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 36.9%
  • State 41.2%

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

People in Alatna spend $427 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 19 percent of their income. The average family in Alatna spends $141 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $106 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $16 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Alatna $427
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area $376
  • State $369

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

  • Alatna 19.1%
  • County 24.2%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Alatna $141
  • County $96
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $106
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area $118
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 6.9%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Alatna $16
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area $65
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Alatna 2.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.2%
  • State 1.4%

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

People living in Alatna report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Eighty five 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. Hundred percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Nine percent of Alatna population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty 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. Twenty six percent of people in Alatna had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Alatna 79.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 79.6%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Alatna 85.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 80.8%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Alatna 100.0%
  • County 94.9%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Alatna 9.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 25.5%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 52.4%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Alatna 25.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 16.6%
  • Alaska 16.2%

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

Forty five percent of Alatna 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 (%)

  • Alatna 44.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 29.5%
  • Alaska 22.5%

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

Nineteen percent of Alatna 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. Nineteen 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. Five percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Five 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 19.2%
  • County 20.2%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Here 19.2%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 8.0%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Alatna 5.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 12.3%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 5.5%
  • State 4.9%

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

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