Health and Nutrition of Attu Station, AK Residents

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Forty six percent of Attu Station residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 five 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 three "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 45.9%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 49.0%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Attu Station 18.8
  • County 18.2
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Attu Station 4.7
  • Aleutians West Census Area 3.8
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Attu Station 2.4
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Attu Station 3.2
  • County 2.1
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Attu Station 2.7
  • Aleutians West Census Area 3.2
  • Alaska 3.6

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

The average Attu Station 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. Thirty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Attu Station residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 44 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 28 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.2
  • County 1.9
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Attu Station 18.3%
  • County 15.0%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 29.6%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Attu Station 44.1%
  • County 44.9%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.8
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.9
  • Aleutians West Census Area 3.0
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Attu Station 27.6
  • County 25.1
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Attu Station residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 182 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.2
  • Aleutians West Census Area 67.1
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Attu Station 182.1
  • Aleutians West Census Area 176.6
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 28.1
  • Aleutians West Census Area 28.0
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Attu Station 37.1%
  • County 32.7%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 48.7%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 44.5%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 37.3%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 31.7%
  • State 37.9%

Sixty three percent of Attu Station residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Seven percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 62.8%
  • County 58.2%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • County 23.9%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 20.3%
  • County 22.1%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Attu Station 2.1%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 2.3%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Attu Station 7.4%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 15.0%
  • State 14.5%

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

Eight percent of people living in Attu Station have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Thirty one percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • County 8.3%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Attu Station 31.2%
  • County 40.5%
  • State 45.1%

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

Attu Station 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

  • Attu Station 0.7
  • County 1.0
  • Alaska 1.0

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

Eleven percent of Attu Station 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. Fifty seven percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Nineteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twenty four 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.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Attu Station 11.0%
  • County 9.6%
  • Alaska 11.1%

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

  • Attu Station 57.1%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 54.2%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Here 19.0%
  • County 15.8%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Attu Station 23.9%
  • County 13.0%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Attu Station 17.2%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 18.3%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

Forty four percent of people living in Attu Station are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 44.3%
  • County 64.0%
  • State 73.6%

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

Eight percent of people living in Attu Station have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Fifteen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Twenty four percent of people in Attu Station 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 8.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 11.7%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 15.1%
  • County 18.8%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 23.6%
  • County 31.6%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 13.2%
  • State 15.1%

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

Seventeen percent of people living in Attu Station use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Attu Station 17.1%
  • County 30.2%
  • Alaska 38.8%

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

Twenty three percent of Attu Station 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 one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Thirty seven percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty three percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Thirty percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Nineteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Eleven 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. Six 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 (%)

  • Attu Station 23.1%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 27.1%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Attu Station 28.6%
  • County 26.3%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Attu Station 40.6%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 39.3%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Attu Station 36.6%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 48.6%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 26.4%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Attu Station 30.5%
  • County 19.9%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Attu Station 19.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 19.2%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 15.1%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Here 6.5%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 3.5%
  • State 4.2%

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

Attu Station residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Attu Station 0.7
  • Aleutians West Census Area 1.2
  • State 1.7

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

Eighty eight percent of people living in Attu Station 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 3.3 days per month on average. They have 6.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 31 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Attu Station 87.7%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 78.9%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • County 11.4%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 3.3
  • Aleutians West Census Area 4.2
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.0
  • Aleutians West Census Area 6.6
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Attu Station 31.1
  • Aleutians West Census Area 24.6
  • Alaska 24.4

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

Ninety six percent of Attu Station residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty four percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Attu Station have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. People in Attu Station 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 16 women. He has vaginal sex with 17 women. People living here were on average 19 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. They have had 0.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Attu Station were 21 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Fifteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Attu Station has vaginal or anal sex 57 times a year. Forty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Forty four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Attu Station 95.8%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 95.4%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 92.6%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 93.6%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Here 81.4%
  • County 79.8%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Attu Station 53.8%
  • County 45.9%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Attu Station 5.7%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 6.1%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.0
  • County 17.2
  • State 16.9

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

  • Here 15.5
  • County 26.0
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Attu Station 16.6
  • County 22.3
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Here 19.1
  • County 21.1
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 4.9
  • County 6.9
  • State 5.7

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

  • Attu Station 0.4
  • County 0.3
  • Alaska 1.0

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

  • Attu Station 21.4
  • County 20.1
  • Alaska 18.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Attu Station 15.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 10.7%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Attu Station 57.2
  • Aleutians West Census Area 66.9
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Attu Station 46.9%
  • County 47.2%
  • State 55.7%

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 43.7%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 68.6%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

Twelve percent of households in Attu Station use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Two percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • County 9.4%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 16.1%
  • County 24.5%
  • Alaska 30.9%

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

Sixty one percent of Attu Station residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 60.7%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 52.0%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Forty two percent of Attu Station 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. Fifty 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. Forty one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirty seven 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 three 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 five hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 42.2%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 24.3%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 50.1%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 38.5%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Attu Station 40.9%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 35.3%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Attu Station 36.6%
  • County 24.7%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Attu Station 32.9%
  • County 42.8%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 4.8
  • County 5.6
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Attu Station 2.5
  • County 2.4
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.4

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

Four percent of Attu Station residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. 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 two percent are overweight. Seven percent of people living in Attu Station have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty eight percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Ten percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Attu Station 3.7%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 7.7%
  • State 9.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 3.1%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Attu Station 22.1%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 28.4%
  • Alaska 33.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 6.2%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 27.7%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 15.2%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 1.8%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 2.8%
  • Alaska 2.2%

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

People living in Attu Station report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Attu Station residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Attu Station are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.3%
  • County 55.8%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 3.8%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 38.1%
  • County 36.9%
  • Alaska 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Attu Station 7.4%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 7.2%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in Attu Station spend $415 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 27 percent of their income. The average family in Attu Station spends $94 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $162 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight 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

  • Attu Station $415
  • Aleutians West Census Area $383
  • State $369

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

  • Attu Station 26.8%
  • County 22.5%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Attu Station $94
  • Aleutians West Census Area $84
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Attu Station 4.7%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 4.2%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $162
  • Aleutians West Census Area $137
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 6.7%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Attu Station $22
  • Aleutians West Census Area $33
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.0%
  • County 1.3%
  • State 1.4%

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

People living in Attu Station report their general condition of hearing on average at 85 percent. Ninety three 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 Attu Station population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty four 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 two percent of people in Attu Station had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 85.4%
  • County 82.2%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Attu Station 93.4%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 83.6%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Attu Station 100.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 95.8%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 17.4%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Attu Station 53.9%
  • County 45.4%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 22.1%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 16.2%

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

Nineteen percent of Attu Station 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 (%)

  • Attu Station 19.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 17.7%
  • State 22.5%

Nine percent of Attu Station 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. Twelve percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Five 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. Six 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 8.6%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 14.9%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Here 12.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 17.9%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Attu Station 4.7%
  • County 5.1%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Attu Station 5.2%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 9.1%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Attu Station 6.1%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 3.5%
  • State 4.9%

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

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