Health and Nutrition of Bigfork, MT Residents

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Fifty two percent of Bigfork 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 one of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Bigfork 51.8%
  • County 50.2%
  • State 50.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Bigfork 22.3
  • County 21.4
  • State 21.2

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Bigfork 2.9
  • County 3.6
  • Montana 3.7

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

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.7

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.8
  • Montana 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.0
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.6

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

The average Bigfork 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). Thirteen 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). Bigfork residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 48 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average 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

  • Bigfork 1.9
  • Flathead County 1.9
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Bigfork 13.4%
  • County 16.4%
  • State 15.5%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Bigfork 21.2%
  • Flathead County 21.2%
  • Montana 21.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 47.6%
  • Flathead County 47.2%
  • Montana 48.0%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Bigfork 3.0
  • County 2.9
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Bigfork 2.7
  • Flathead County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Here 20.7
  • Flathead County 22.5
  • State 23.0

The average height of Bigfork residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Bigfork 66.5
  • County 67.1
  • Montana 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Bigfork 180.0
  • County 181.8
  • State 181.5

Average BMI

  • Bigfork 29.0
  • County 28.9
  • State 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Bigfork 37.3%
  • Flathead County 37.8%
  • Montana 37.3%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Bigfork 50.2%
  • County 50.1%
  • State 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 35.5%
  • County 37.3%
  • Montana 36.9%

Sixty three percent of Bigfork residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty four percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty three percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Thirteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Bigfork 62.6%
  • County 65.5%
  • State 65.7%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 23.9%
  • Flathead County 26.1%
  • Montana 25.5%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 22.5%
  • Flathead County 24.1%
  • Montana 23.7%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 3.2%
  • Montana 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Bigfork 12.8%
  • Flathead County 14.8%
  • Montana 14.2%

Twelve percent of people living in Bigfork have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty one 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 (%)

  • Here 12.3%
  • Flathead County 10.4%
  • Montana 9.8%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 50.8%
  • Flathead County 48.6%
  • State 47.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.0%

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

Bigfork 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

  • Bigfork 1.2
  • Flathead County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Fifteen percent of Bigfork 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. Six 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 eight percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty one percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 14.7%
  • Flathead County 11.3%
  • Montana 12.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 5.6%
  • State 5.3%

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

  • Bigfork 72.4%
  • Flathead County 70.1%
  • State 70.3%

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

  • Bigfork 38.0%
  • Flathead County 33.5%
  • State 32.5%

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

  • Here 17.2%
  • County 18.7%
  • State 18.3%

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

  • Bigfork 21.5%
  • Flathead County 23.7%
  • Montana 23.3%

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

  • Bigfork 41.3%
  • County 46.4%
  • State 44.7%

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

Eighty two percent of people living in Bigfork are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 81.7%
  • Flathead County 76.2%
  • State 76.2%

Thirty one percent of people living in Bigfork 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 five percent of people in Bigfork frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty 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 31.2%
  • County 24.3%
  • Montana 22.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 31.8%
  • Flathead County 25.5%
  • State 25.2%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 54.5%
  • County 43.9%
  • Montana 43.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 28.1%
  • Flathead County 21.0%
  • State 19.7%

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

Forty one percent of people living in Bigfork use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Bigfork 40.8%
  • County 39.4%
  • State 40.2%

Twenty eight percent of Bigfork residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty 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 three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Nineteen 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. 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 (%)

  • Bigfork 27.9%
  • County 26.0%
  • State 26.0%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Bigfork 29.5%
  • County 27.6%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Bigfork 42.1%
  • County 43.1%
  • Montana 43.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Bigfork 52.8%
  • County 52.3%
  • Montana 52.7%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • Flathead County 27.5%
  • State 27.1%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Bigfork 18.9%
  • County 21.4%
  • State 21.4%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • County 19.6%
  • Montana 19.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Bigfork 13.0%
  • Flathead County 12.8%
  • Montana 13.3%

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

  • Here 4.9%
  • Flathead County 4.2%
  • State 4.3%

Bigfork residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.7
  • Flathead County 2.3
  • Montana 2.2

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

Seventy seven percent of people living in Bigfork have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.3 days per month on average. They have 5.8 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 (%)

  • Here 77.2%
  • Flathead County 81.4%
  • Montana 81.8%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Bigfork 12.3%
  • County 9.9%
  • Montana 9.9%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Bigfork 5.3
  • County 5.4
  • State 5.4

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.8
  • Flathead County 5.9
  • Montana 5.9

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 21.8
  • County 24.1
  • Montana 24.0

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

Ninety eight percent of Bigfork residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in Bigfork 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. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty two percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Bigfork 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 27 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 women. People living here were on average 22 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. People in Bigfork were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Four percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Bigfork has vaginal or anal sex 52 times a year. Fifty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Bigfork 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Bigfork 98.0%
  • County 97.8%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 96.2%
  • Flathead County 95.0%
  • Montana 94.6%

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

  • Bigfork 87.5%
  • County 89.3%
  • Montana 88.6%

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

  • Bigfork 43.1%
  • County 48.5%
  • State 48.4%

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

  • Bigfork 7.7%
  • Flathead County 5.8%
  • Montana 6.4%

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

  • Here 98.7%
  • Flathead County 98.2%
  • State 97.7%

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

  • Bigfork 90.8%
  • County 90.1%
  • Montana 89.2%

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

  • Bigfork 42.3%
  • County 41.3%
  • State 40.6%

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

  • Here 7.9%
  • Flathead County 10.1%
  • State 10.7%

Average age people first had sex

  • Bigfork 17.1
  • Flathead County 16.8
  • Montana 16.8

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

  • Here 26.8
  • Flathead County 28.4
  • Montana 28.0

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

  • Here 23.1
  • County 21.3
  • State 21.3

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

  • Bigfork 21.6
  • Flathead County 21.3
  • Montana 21.3

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

  • Bigfork 5.2
  • County 6.1
  • Montana 5.9

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

  • Bigfork 19.0
  • County 20.1
  • Montana 19.1

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Flathead County 7.2%
  • State 7.1%

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

  • Here 52.3
  • Flathead County 59.5
  • State 60.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 55.4%
  • Flathead County 57.1%
  • State 56.8%

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

  • Bigfork 9.3
  • County 10.4
  • Montana 10.3

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

  • Bigfork 8.3
  • Flathead County 9.5
  • Montana 9.4

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

  • Bigfork 0.4
  • Flathead County 0.5
  • State 0.4

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 84.3%
  • Flathead County 86.0%
  • State 85.2%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Bigfork 8.7%
  • County 9.8%
  • Montana 9.8%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.9
  • Flathead County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Bigfork 33.6%
  • County 35.0%
  • Montana 33.2%

Forty two percent of Bigfork residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Bigfork 42.4%
  • County 50.4%
  • Montana 49.2%

Twenty percent of Bigfork 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 nine 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 two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirteen percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty one 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 (%)

  • Bigfork 20.4%
  • Flathead County 23.3%
  • State 22.8%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 38.8%
  • Flathead County 41.2%
  • State 40.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Bigfork 21.7%
  • Flathead County 28.9%
  • State 29.0%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Bigfork 13.2%
  • Flathead County 18.6%
  • Montana 20.3%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Bigfork 40.7%
  • County 42.8%
  • State 45.3%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Bigfork 6.2
  • County 6.2
  • State 6.2

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Bigfork 3.0
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Bigfork 1.1
  • County 1.2
  • Montana 1.3

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

Nine percent of Bigfork 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". Five percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty six 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. Sixteen percent of people living in Bigfork have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty six percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Five percent have congestive heart failure. Six percent have coronary heart disease. Four percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Seven percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Six percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Eleven percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Thirteen percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • County 10.4%
  • Montana 10.0%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Flathead County 2.9%
  • State 2.9%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Bigfork 4.6%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.2%

People with overweight (%)

  • Bigfork 36.5%
  • Flathead County 36.4%
  • Montana 35.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Bigfork 17.6%
  • Flathead County 17.4%
  • State 17.8%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Bigfork 16.3%
  • Flathead County 11.8%
  • Montana 11.6%

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

  • Bigfork 20.9%
  • County 18.6%
  • State 18.4%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Bigfork 35.8%
  • Flathead County 29.1%
  • Montana 27.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Bigfork 4.9%
  • County 4.4%
  • Montana 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Bigfork 4.8%
  • County 4.0%
  • Montana 3.3%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Bigfork 6.2%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Bigfork 4.2%
  • Flathead County 2.6%
  • State 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • Flathead County 4.2%
  • State 4.0%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Bigfork 5.9%
  • Flathead County 3.8%
  • State 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Bigfork 3.7%
  • Flathead County 3.7%
  • State 2.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 10.5%
  • County 8.4%
  • State 8.2%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 3.9%
  • Montana 3.6%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • County 3.0%
  • Montana 2.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • County 10.3%
  • Montana 9.8%

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

Seventy one percent of births in Bigfork were vaginal deliveries. Twenty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty one percent of women in Bigfork 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 four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eleven percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Thirty one 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 (%)

  • Bigfork 70.9%
  • Flathead County 64.6%
  • State 64.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Bigfork 29.1%
  • County 35.4%
  • Montana 35.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.3%
  • County 99.3%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Bigfork 60.8%
  • County 59.9%
  • State 59.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Bigfork 56.3%
  • County 56.9%
  • State 58.6%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Bigfork 31.3%
  • Flathead County 24.8%
  • State 23.2%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Bigfork 16.9%
  • County 13.4%
  • State 12.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Bigfork 73.8%
  • Flathead County 78.6%
  • Montana 77.5%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Bigfork 6.8%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 9.0%

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

  • Here 10.8%
  • Flathead County 15.6%
  • Montana 15.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 30.8%
  • County 21.7%
  • Montana 21.1%

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

People living in Bigfork report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 30 percent of Bigfork residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Bigfork are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Bigfork 56.2%
  • Flathead County 56.3%
  • State 57.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 5.3%
  • Montana 5.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Bigfork 30.4%
  • Flathead County 38.7%
  • Montana 38.4%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Bigfork 8.5%
  • Flathead County 8.9%
  • State 8.8%

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

People in Bigfork spend $335 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 21 percent of their income. The average family in Bigfork spends $61 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $115 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $17 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 $335
  • County $359
  • State $355

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

  • Here 21.2%
  • Flathead County 21.6%
  • State 21.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $61
  • Flathead County $74
  • State $74

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Bigfork 4.1%
  • Flathead County 4.2%
  • Montana 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $115
  • Flathead County $149
  • Montana $145

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Bigfork 5.9%
  • Flathead County 7.2%
  • Montana 7.5%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $17
  • Flathead County $26
  • Montana $28

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Bigfork 0.9%
  • Flathead County 1.3%
  • Montana 1.3%

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

People living in Bigfork report their general condition of hearing on average at 74 percent. Seventy seven percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty three percent of Bigfork population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty six 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. Fifteen percent of people in Bigfork had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Bigfork 74.1%
  • County 77.6%
  • State 78.3%

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

  • Here 77.2%
  • Flathead County 76.1%
  • Montana 78.3%

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

  • Here 93.0%
  • Flathead County 94.4%
  • State 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Bigfork 23.3%
  • County 21.1%
  • Montana 21.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 46.0%
  • County 45.9%
  • State 45.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 15.3%
  • Flathead County 16.6%
  • Montana 16.4%

Thirty five percent of Bigfork 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 (%)

  • Bigfork 34.6%
  • Flathead County 26.5%
  • State 26.9%

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

Nineteen percent of Bigfork 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 nine percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Twelve percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Ten percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Twelve 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 (%)

  • Bigfork 18.8%
  • County 18.5%
  • State 17.6%

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

  • Bigfork 28.9%
  • Flathead County 25.6%
  • Montana 24.6%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • Flathead County 8.8%
  • Montana 8.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • Flathead County 9.4%
  • Montana 9.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • County 7.5%
  • Montana 7.5%

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

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