Health and Nutrition of Butte, AK Residents

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Fifty one percent of Butte residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 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 four 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 50.6%
  • County 49.8%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.0
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 20.4
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.9
  • County 3.9
  • State 3.9

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

  • Here 1.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Butte 1.9
  • County 2.0
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Butte 3.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 3.7
  • State 3.6

The average Butte 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). Fifteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Butte residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 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 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Butte 1.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.9
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 15.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 16.0%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • County 21.4%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 49.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 48.0%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Butte 2.9
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.9
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Butte 2.6
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.7
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 23.9
  • State 24.4

The average height of Butte residents 16 years and older is 68 inches. The average weight is 183 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty six percent of people living here are obese. Forty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Butte 67.5
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 67.4
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 182.9
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 183.7
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Butte 28.6
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 28.9
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 36.1%
  • County 37.2%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Butte 48.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 49.5%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Butte 37.2%
  • County 38.4%
  • Alaska 37.9%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 66.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 65.9%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 26.6%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Butte 23.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 24.8%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Butte 3.0%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Butte 14.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 15.3%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 47.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 46.9%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.9%
  • State 2.5%

Butte 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 1.0
  • County 1.0
  • Alaska 1.0

Eleven percent of Butte 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. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty nine percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nineteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty five percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty five percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Butte 11.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 11.0%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 5.1%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Butte 69.2%
  • County 67.9%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Butte 30.0%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 19.1%
  • County 18.7%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Here 24.7%
  • County 24.7%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Butte 45.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 44.6%
  • State 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 76.0%
  • County 74.3%
  • State 73.6%

Twenty one percent of people living in Butte have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty four percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty one percent of people in Butte frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eighteen 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 20.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 19.0%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.8%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Butte 40.6%
  • County 40.4%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Butte 17.6%
  • County 16.2%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Forty two percent of people living in Butte use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 42.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 41.0%
  • State 38.8%

Twenty six percent of Butte residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty four 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 six percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twelve 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 (%)

  • Butte 25.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 26.1%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Butte 26.2%
  • County 26.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Butte 43.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 43.5%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 53.2%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 26.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 27.2%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 22.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 21.8%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Butte 19.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 20.0%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 13.5%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Here 4.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 4.2%
  • Alaska 4.2%

Butte residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.0
  • County 1.9
  • Alaska 1.7

Eighty five percent of people living in Butte have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eight percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.8 days per month on average. They have 6.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 25 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Butte 85.0%
  • County 83.9%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 8.4%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 5.4
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Butte 6.2
  • County 5.9
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Butte 25.4
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 24.5
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety seven percent of Butte residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Butte have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Butte 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 30 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 seven women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.6 men on average. They have had 0.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Butte were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Butte has vaginal or anal sex 57 times a year. Fifty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Butte 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.2%
  • County 95.0%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Butte 90.2%
  • County 89.9%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Butte 49.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 49.0%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Here 5.7%
  • County 6.3%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Here 97.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 98.1%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Butte 90.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 90.8%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Here 40.6%
  • County 43.3%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Butte 10.4%
  • County 11.7%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.9
  • County 16.8
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 30.0
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 26.8
  • State 26.3

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

  • Here 23.0
  • County 21.8
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Here 21.7
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 21.2
  • State 21.3

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

  • Butte 6.7
  • County 6.2
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Here 1.6
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.1
  • State 1.8

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

  • Here 0.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.1
  • Alaska 1.0

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

  • Here 19.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 19.3
  • Alaska 18.8

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

  • Butte 3.7
  • County 4.2
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Butte 6.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6.9%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Butte 57.3
  • County 62.1
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 58.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 60.0%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Butte 10.3
  • County 10.6
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Here 9.4
  • County 9.8
  • Alaska 9.0

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

  • Butte 0.4
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 85.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 85.3%
  • State 81.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Butte 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 (%)

  • Butte 10.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.8%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 4.5%
  • State 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Butte 33.4%
  • County 33.2%
  • Alaska 30.9%

Forty nine percent of Butte residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 48.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 51.2%
  • State 51.0%

Twenty three percent of Butte 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. Forty 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. Thirty one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty two 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 seven 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 23.1%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Butte 41.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 40.9%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Butte 31.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 31.0%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Butte 22.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 22.6%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Butte 46.7%
  • County 47.7%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Butte 6.3
  • County 6.2
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Butte 2.6
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.6
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.3
  • Alaska 1.4

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

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Butte 10.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.8%
  • Alaska 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Butte 2.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.5%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 4.4%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Butte 35.2%
  • County 35.5%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Butte 16.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 16.8%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.7%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 17.5%
  • County 17.9%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 25.0%
  • County 23.7%
  • State 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 3.8%
  • State 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 2.4%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Butte 2.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.6%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.7%
  • State 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Butte 3.2%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Butte 2.9%
  • County 2.6%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.5%
  • Alaska 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6.8%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Butte 3.2%
  • County 3.3%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Butte 8.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 7.7%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Sixty one percent of births in Butte were vaginal deliveries. Thirty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty percent of women in Butte have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eleven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eleven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fifteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Butte 61.0%
  • County 62.4%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Butte 39.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 37.6%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

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

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 56.6%
  • County 58.8%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Butte 63.8%
  • County 62.0%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • County 20.2%
  • Alaska 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 10.6%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 82.3%
  • County 80.8%
  • State 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Butte 10.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.2%
  • Alaska 9.5%

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

  • Here 14.8%
  • County 19.1%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Butte 19.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 17.0%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

People living in Butte report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Butte residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Butte are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Butte 58.0%
  • County 57.5%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 5.4%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 42.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 42.8%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Butte 9.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.1%
  • State 8.4%

People in Butte spend $366 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 Butte spends $77 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $162 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $31 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 $366
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough $372
  • State $369

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

  • Butte 20.9%
  • County 22.4%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $77
  • County $79
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 4.4%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $162
  • County $159
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Butte 7.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 7.7%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $31
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough $32
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Butte 1.3%
  • County 1.3%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People living in Butte report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Seventy 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty one percent of Butte 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. Seventeen percent of people in Butte had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 79.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 80.1%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Here 77.7%
  • County 78.8%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Butte 94.5%
  • County 95.2%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 20.6%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Butte 45.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 45.0%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Butte 17.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 17.1%
  • Alaska 16.2%

Twenty three percent of Butte 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 (%)

  • Butte 22.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 22.1%
  • State 22.5%

Seventeen percent of Butte 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 four 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. Nine 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 (%)

  • Butte 17.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 16.2%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Here 23.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 22.4%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 7.0%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Butte 8.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 8.2%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Butte 6.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 5.5%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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