Health and Nutrition of Covenant Life, AK Residents

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Seventy five percent of Covenant Life residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal nine 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 two 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. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Covenant Life 75.0%
  • County 51.2%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Covenant Life 9.0
  • Haines Borough 20.7
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Covenant Life 2.0
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Covenant Life 2.0
  • Haines Borough 1.8
  • Alaska 2.0

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

The average Covenant Life resident last visited a dentist three years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Twenty five percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Fifty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Covenant Life residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 50 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 five days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of one days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 3.1
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 25.0%
  • County 17.4%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Haines Borough 19.7%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Haines Borough 48.0%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Covenant Life 5.0
  • Haines Borough 3.0
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 1.0
  • County 2.6
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Covenant Life 23.0
  • County 22.6
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Covenant Life residents 16 years and older is 70 inches. The average weight is 187 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 26. Fifty percent have ever been obese.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Covenant Life 70.0
  • County 67.0
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 187.0
  • Haines Borough 180.0
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 25.5
  • County 28.9
  • State 28.7

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 48.8%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Hundred percent of Covenant Life residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Fifty percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Fifty percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • Haines Borough 63.8%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Haines Borough 24.1%
  • Alaska 23.5%

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

Covenant Life 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

  • Covenant Life 0.5
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.0

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

Fifty percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Fifty percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

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

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 65.9%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Covenant Life 50.0%
  • County 31.5%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 48.2%
  • State 42.6%

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

Hundred percent of people living in Covenant Life are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • Haines Borough 77.3%
  • State 73.6%

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

Fifty percent of people living in Covenant Life have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Fifty percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Hundred percent of people in Covenant Life frequently check their blood cholesterol.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Haines Borough 22.4%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 23.4%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • Haines Borough 45.6%
  • Alaska 38.1%

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

Twenty five percent of people living in Covenant Life use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Covenant Life 25.0%
  • Haines Borough 38.0%
  • State 38.8%

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

Fifty percent of Covenant Life residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Fifty percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Fifty percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Fifty percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Covenant Life 50.0%
  • County 24.8%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Haines Borough 27.6%
  • Alaska 27.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 52.6%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Covenant Life 50.0%
  • Haines Borough 20.7%
  • Alaska 21.6%

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

Covenant Life residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Covenant Life 3.0
  • Haines Borough 2.2
  • Alaska 1.7

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Fifty percent of people living in Covenant Life have at least one alcoholic drink per month.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Covenant Life 50.0%
  • County 82.0%
  • State 82.2%

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Hundred percent of Covenant Life residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Hundred percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Hundred percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. People in Covenant Life were 20 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. People living here were on average 29 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on four women. People in Covenant Life were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. Fifty percent have sex without using a condom. Hundred percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Covenant Life 100.0%
  • County 98.2%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 95.5%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 89.5%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Covenant Life 50.0%
  • Haines Borough 45.7%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 20.0
  • County 16.9
  • State 16.9

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

  • Covenant Life 29.0
  • Haines Borough 22.0
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 4.0
  • County 5.2
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Covenant Life 19.1
  • County 20.7
  • State 18.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Covenant Life 6.9%
  • Haines Borough 8.6%
  • Alaska 8.7%

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Covenant Life 50.0%
  • County 53.7%
  • Alaska 55.7%

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • Haines Borough 84.7%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 7.0
  • County 6.8
  • Alaska 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Covenant Life 50.0%
  • County 34.1%
  • Alaska 30.9%

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

Fifty percent of Covenant Life residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Fifty percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Hundred percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend five hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 0.8 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Covenant Life 50.0%
  • Haines Borough 22.6%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Covenant Life 50.0%
  • Haines Borough 37.7%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Covenant Life 100.0%
  • County 44.8%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Covenant Life 5.0
  • County 6.1
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Covenant Life 2.5
  • Haines Borough 2.6
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Covenant Life 0.8
  • Haines Borough 1.2
  • State 1.4

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

Fifty percent are overweight. Fifty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses.

Summary

People with overweight (%)

  • Covenant Life 50.0%
  • County 35.2%
  • Alaska 33.9%

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

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 19.0%
  • State 18.2%

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

People living in Covenant Life report their general health condition on average at 50 percent. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 50 percent of Covenant Life residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Haines Borough 56.6%
  • State 57.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 38.1%
  • State 41.2%

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

People in Covenant Life spend $420 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. The average family in Covenant Life spends $100 on food at other stores monthly. This is two percent of their income. They spend $286 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Covenant Life $420
  • Haines Borough $383
  • Alaska $369

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $100
  • Haines Borough $83
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 3.7%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Covenant Life $286
  • County $166
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Covenant Life 4.6%
  • County 6.8%
  • State 7.6%

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

People living in Covenant Life report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Hundred percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Hundred percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Hundred 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.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.0%
  • County 78.2%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • Haines Borough 75.3%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 94.7%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 43.1%
  • Alaska 43.9%

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

Fifty percent of Covenant Life 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 (%)

  • Covenant Life 50.0%
  • County 26.3%
  • State 22.5%

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

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