Health and Nutrition of Buckland, AK Residents

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Forty five percent of Buckland residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 17 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of three meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 45.2%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 45.5%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Buckland 17.3
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 17.4
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Buckland 3.3
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 3.7
  • State 3.9

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

  • Buckland 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Buckland 2.2
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 2.2
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.6
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 3.8
  • Alaska 3.6

The average Buckland 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 two percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Buckland 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 four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.0
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Buckland 22.0%
  • County 21.8%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 20.1%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Buckland 44.2%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 43.6%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Buckland 2.7
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 2.5
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Buckland 3.5
  • County 3.2
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Buckland 24.1
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 23.9
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Buckland residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 172 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty six percent of people living here are obese. Fifty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Buckland 66.6
  • County 66.7
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 172.3
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 177.2
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Buckland 29.4
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 29.2
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 46.0%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 39.9%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Buckland 55.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 52.1%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 37.1%
  • County 35.0%
  • State 37.9%

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

Seventy two percent of Buckland residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty two percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty nine percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Twenty five percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Buckland 72.2%
  • County 70.1%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 32.2%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 31.8%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Buckland 29.0%
  • County 29.8%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 25.0%
  • County 22.9%
  • State 14.5%

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

Ten percent of people living in Buckland have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty seven percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. One percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Buckland 47.5%
  • County 44.6%
  • Alaska 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Buckland 1.3%
  • County 1.4%
  • Alaska 2.5%

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

Buckland 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

  • Here 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • Alaska 1.0

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Buckland 7.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 10.6%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Buckland 3.8%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Here 53.4%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 56.9%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Buckland 12.6%
  • County 17.1%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Buckland 11.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 13.2%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Buckland 12.9%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 17.7%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Buckland 31.3%
  • County 36.6%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Buckland 72.2%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 69.2%
  • State 73.6%

Twelve percent of people living in Buckland have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Seventeen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Twenty eight percent of people in Buckland frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twelve 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 11.7%
  • County 13.1%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Buckland 16.7%
  • County 19.6%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Buckland 27.7%
  • County 32.2%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Buckland 12.4%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 15.1%
  • State 15.1%

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

Twenty one percent of people living in Buckland use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Buckland 20.8%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 27.0%
  • Alaska 38.8%

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

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

  • Buckland 34.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 32.6%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Buckland 38.4%
  • County 35.8%
  • Alaska 27.3%

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

  • Buckland 46.3%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 46.1%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 64.6%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 60.2%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Buckland 43.3%
  • County 38.1%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 25.1%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Buckland 25.6%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 25.8%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Buckland 31.3%
  • County 26.8%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Buckland 4.2%
  • County 5.4%
  • State 4.2%

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

Buckland residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.7

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

Eighty five percent of people living in Buckland have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.2 days per month on average. They have 8.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 27 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 84.5%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 84.4%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Buckland 10.6%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.2
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 4.3
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Buckland 8.2
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 7.9
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Buckland 26.7
  • County 27.4
  • Alaska 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Buckland residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety eight percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Seventy six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Two percent of males in Buckland 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 two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Twenty one percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Buckland 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 21 women. He has vaginal sex with 15 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on three women. People in Buckland were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Twenty two percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Buckland has vaginal or anal sex 75 times a year. Thirty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Buckland 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 99.5%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 98.8%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 97.9%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 96.5%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 75.9%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 83.1%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Here 38.0%
  • County 46.9%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Here 2.0%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 3.9%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 99.4%
  • County 98.7%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Here 92.4%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 90.7%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Buckland 34.9%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 35.4%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Here 20.8%
  • County 18.3%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.1
  • County 16.1
  • State 16.9

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

  • Buckland 20.6
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 30.7
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Here 15.4
  • County 23.9
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Here 20.6
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 20.6
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Buckland 3.4
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 6.1
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Buckland 17.9
  • County 18.6
  • State 18.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Buckland 21.6%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 15.5%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Buckland 75.0
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 71.3
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Buckland 37.1%
  • County 43.8%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 8.7
  • County 9.0
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Buckland 7.4
  • County 7.7
  • State 9.0

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

  • Buckland 0.5
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 73.9%
  • County 76.3%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 11.0%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 6.0%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • County 6.6
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Buckland 27.5%
  • County 29.0%
  • State 30.9%

Fifty nine percent of Buckland residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Buckland 59.3%
  • County 56.5%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Nineteen percent of Buckland 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 one 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 two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty three 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. Fifty two 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 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 1.6 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 20.8%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 30.9%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 35.4%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Buckland 42.3%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 38.0%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 22.7%
  • County 23.2%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 51.5%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 47.4%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Buckland 5.5
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 5.5
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Buckland 2.4
  • County 2.5
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Buckland 1.6
  • County 1.5
  • Alaska 1.4

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

Eleven percent of Buckland 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". Two percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty seven percent are overweight. Fifteen 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. Seven percent of people living in Buckland have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Fourteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. One percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Two percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. One percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Three percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 9.5%
  • Alaska 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Buckland 3.4%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Buckland 1.9%
  • County 2.2%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 37.3%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 34.8%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Buckland 14.9%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 17.8%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Buckland 6.8%
  • County 8.4%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 30.4%
  • County 27.2%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Buckland 14.2%
  • County 18.4%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Buckland 1.5%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 1.6%
  • Alaska 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Buckland 2.8%
  • County 1.9%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Buckland 4.0%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 3.3%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Buckland 4.5%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 3.6%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 2.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Buckland 5.8%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 5.3%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Buckland 1.8%
  • County 1.8%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Buckland 1.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 2.3%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 3.5%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Seventy six percent of births in Buckland were vaginal deliveries. Twenty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.8 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Six percent of women in Buckland have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Sixty one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Three percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirty four percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Five percent have ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, including any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch and injections, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 76.0%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 70.3%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 24.0%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 29.7%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Buckland 99.8%
  • County 99.8%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 51.8%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 53.0%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 62.1%
  • County 62.1%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 9.3%
  • State 16.6%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Buckland 61.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 65.0%
  • Alaska 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Buckland 3.2%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • Here 34.4%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 25.6%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • County 8.1%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

People living in Buckland report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 34 percent of Buckland residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Three percent of people living in Buckland are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.0%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 53.7%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.4%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Buckland 34.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 37.9%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 5.6%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Buckland spend $417 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Buckland spends $112 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $110 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $62 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $417
  • County $383
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Buckland 23.6%
  • County 23.0%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $112
  • Northwest Arctic Borough $99
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 4.9%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Buckland $110
  • County $118
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Buckland 7.3%
  • County 7.2%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $62
  • County $54
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Buckland 1.6%
  • County 1.3%
  • State 1.4%

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

People living in Buckland report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 percent. Eighty eight 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 eight percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty one percent of Buckland population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty five 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 Buckland had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.5%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 80.4%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Here 88.0%
  • County 83.7%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 97.9%
  • County 95.6%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 20.9%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 23.2%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 54.6%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 51.5%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Buckland 15.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 15.5%
  • Alaska 16.2%

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Thirty one percent of Buckland 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 (%)

  • Buckland 30.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 27.4%
  • Alaska 22.5%

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Sixteen percent of Buckland 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 percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Seven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. 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 15.5%
  • County 16.6%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Buckland 19.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 20.9%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Buckland 6.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 5.7%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Buckland 10.9%
  • County 11.9%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Buckland 5.0%
  • County 3.9%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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