Health and Nutrition of Cordova, AK Residents

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Fifty percent of Cordova 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 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Cordova 49.7%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 50.7%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.3
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 19.2
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Cordova 3.9
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 4.1
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Cordova 1.9
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1.8
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.2
  • County 3.4
  • Alaska 3.6

The average Cordova 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). Sixteen 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). Cordova residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 45 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

  • Cordova 2.1
  • County 1.8
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Cordova 16.2%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 15.1%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Cordova 20.6%
  • County 20.0%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Cordova 44.8%
  • County 50.1%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.6
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 3.0
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.8
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Cordova 23.6
  • County 24.6
  • State 24.4

The average height of Cordova residents 16 years and older is 68 inches. The average weight is 186 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty six percent of people living here are obese. Forty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 68.3
  • County 67.5
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Cordova 186.4
  • County 185.1
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 28.4
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 29.0
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 35.7%
  • County 37.5%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Cordova 47.9%
  • County 49.9%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 30.4%
  • County 40.9%
  • Alaska 37.9%

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

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 63.9%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 66.0%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Cordova 27.7%
  • County 26.6%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Cordova 26.2%
  • County 25.0%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 2.4%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Cordova 16.6%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 14.8%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Cordova have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty three 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 10.5%
  • County 9.1%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Cordova 42.7%
  • County 49.4%
  • Alaska 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Cordova 3.6%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 3.0%
  • Alaska 2.5%

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

Cordova 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
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1.0
  • State 1.0

Ten percent of Cordova 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. Sixty two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nineteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty four percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty five percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Cordova 10.2%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 10.2%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Here 61.9%
  • County 67.5%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Cordova 21.5%
  • County 28.2%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Cordova 19.3%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 19.4%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Here 24.1%
  • County 23.7%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Cordova 34.8%
  • County 43.2%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

Sixty nine percent of people living in Cordova are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 69.5%
  • County 74.0%
  • State 73.6%

Eighteen percent of people living in Cordova have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty three percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty six percent of people in Cordova 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 18.1%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 19.5%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 23.7%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 35.8%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 41.6%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Cordova 18.4%
  • County 16.4%
  • State 15.1%

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

Thirty percent of people living in Cordova use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 30.4%
  • County 43.7%
  • State 38.8%

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

Twenty six percent of Cordova residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty five percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty five 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. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Here 25.8%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 25.7%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 24.9%
  • County 25.1%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 41.2%
  • County 43.5%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 50.5%
  • County 53.1%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Cordova 25.3%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 26.7%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.7%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 21.2%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.6%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 19.7%
  • Alaska 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Cordova 14.8%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 12.1%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 4.2%

Cordova residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Cordova 1.7
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1.8
  • State 1.7

Eighty three percent of people living in Cordova have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.6 days per month on average. They have 7.6 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 (%)

  • Here 83.0%
  • County 83.6%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • County 8.3%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.6
  • County 5.4
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Cordova 7.6
  • County 5.8
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 30.9
  • County 22.9
  • Alaska 24.4

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

Ninety six percent of Cordova 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. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Cordova have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety two percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Twenty five percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Cordova 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 29 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 women. People living here were on average 20 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on 10 women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 0.7 men on average. People in Cordova were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Twelve percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Cordova has vaginal or anal sex 59 times a year. Forty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Cordova 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with six men on average. They have had five male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Cordova 96.0%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 97.7%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.7%
  • County 94.7%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Here 85.6%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 88.4%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Cordova 48.3%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 45.9%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Cordova 5.3%
  • County 6.5%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 91.6%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 98.3%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Cordova 73.5%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 90.7%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Here 24.7%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 45.9%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Cordova 8.3%
  • County 11.9%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.0
  • County 17.1
  • State 16.9

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

  • Here 28.6
  • County 27.8
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Cordova 22.8
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 21.5
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Cordova 19.7
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 21.2
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Here 10.1
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 6.6
  • State 5.7

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

  • Here 0.7
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 0.9
  • Alaska 1.8

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

  • Cordova 19.6
  • County 18.6
  • Alaska 18.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Cordova 12.0%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 6.7%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Cordova 59.2
  • County 55.7
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Cordova 47.8%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 59.7%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Cordova 5.8
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 9.8
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Cordova 4.5
  • County 9.1
  • Alaska 9.0

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

  • Cordova 0.3
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Cordova 80.2%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 84.1%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 10.6%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Cordova 4.3%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 4.2%
  • State 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Cordova 6.7
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Cordova 28.6%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 33.1%
  • State 30.9%

Fifty one percent of Cordova residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 51.3%
  • County 47.7%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Twenty eight percent of Cordova 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 six 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 seven 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 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 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 27.9%
  • County 20.8%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Cordova 45.6%
  • County 41.2%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Cordova 36.7%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 32.6%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Cordova 21.7%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 24.9%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Cordova 42.7%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 50.2%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.9
  • County 6.4
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 2.5
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1.4
  • State 1.4

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

Eight percent of Cordova residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Two 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 two 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. Seven percent of people living in Cordova have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. 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. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Four percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Cordova 8.5%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Cordova 1.9%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Cordova 3.6%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 4.1%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 31.5%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 37.7%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Cordova 15.6%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 15.1%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Cordova 7.1%
  • County 9.7%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 19.6%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 17.7%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Cordova 19.8%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 24.2%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Cordova 4.3%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 2.0%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 2.9%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Cordova 1.3%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1.7%
  • State 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Cordova 4.1%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 2.9%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 2.2%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Cordova 3.2%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1.9%
  • Alaska 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Cordova 4.1%
  • County 6.5%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Cordova 2.3%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 2.9%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 2.5%
  • Alaska 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 7.6%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Seventy one percent of births in Cordova were vaginal deliveries. Twenty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy percent of women breastfeed their children. Nine percent of women in Cordova have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Four percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Fifty five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Four percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty two percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Seven 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 70.7%
  • County 64.4%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 29.3%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 35.6%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Cordova 99.5%
  • County 99.4%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Cordova 56.1%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 58.8%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Cordova 70.5%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 66.7%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Cordova 8.9%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 21.1%
  • Alaska 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Cordova 4.0%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 10.4%
  • State 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 55.2%
  • County 79.9%
  • State 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Cordova 3.8%
  • County 7.4%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • Cordova 21.9%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 20.1%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Cordova 7.3%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 17.9%
  • State 14.6%

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

People living in Cordova report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Cordova residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Cordova are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Cordova 55.5%
  • County 57.9%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Cordova 5.5%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 6.1%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 36.4%
  • County 44.1%
  • Alaska 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Cordova 9.5%
  • County 9.2%
  • Alaska 8.4%

People in Cordova spend $368 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 Cordova spends $88 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $139 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $36 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 $368
  • County $370
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Here 20.7%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 21.3%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $88
  • County $83
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $139
  • County $165
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 8.5%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $36
  • County $44
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Cordova 1.6%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1.4%
  • State 1.4%

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

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Cordova 78.6%
  • County 80.8%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Cordova 80.0%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 81.8%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 94.8%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 95.7%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Cordova 22.2%
  • County 20.7%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 58.6%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 43.6%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • County 17.9%
  • State 16.2%

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

Twenty two percent of Cordova 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 (%)

  • Here 21.6%
  • County 22.5%
  • State 22.5%

Nineteen percent of Cordova 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. Ten 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 19.1%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 15.1%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Cordova 23.8%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Cordova 6.7%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 6.5%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Cordova 9.7%
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area 7.1%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Cordova 5.6%
  • County 5.3%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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