Health and Nutrition of Deering, AK Residents

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Forty five percent of Deering residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 16 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of three meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get one of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Deering 45.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 45.5%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Deering 15.9
  • County 17.4
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.2
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 3.7
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Here 1.4
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Deering 2.1
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.5
  • County 3.8
  • State 3.6

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

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

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.8
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 2.0
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 24.5%
  • County 21.8%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • County 20.1%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Deering 43.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 43.6%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Deering 2.5
  • County 2.5
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.9
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 3.2
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.8
  • County 23.9
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of Deering residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 176 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty five percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Deering 65.9
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 66.7
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 176.1
  • County 177.2
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 30.0
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 29.2
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 44.8%
  • County 39.9%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Deering 52.5%
  • County 52.1%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 39.1%
  • County 35.0%
  • Alaska 37.9%

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

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 70.4%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 70.1%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Deering 31.7%
  • County 31.8%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Deering 30.7%
  • County 29.8%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Deering 20.6%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 22.9%
  • State 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 16.8%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 44.7%
  • County 44.6%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Deering 2.1%
  • County 1.4%
  • Alaska 2.5%

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

Deering 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
  • State 1.0

Nine percent of Deering 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. Three percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Fifty one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Eleven percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nine 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 eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Deering 9.3%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 10.6%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Deering 2.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 3.3%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Here 51.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 56.9%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Deering 11.2%
  • County 17.1%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 13.2%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Deering 13.4%
  • County 17.7%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Deering 38.3%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 36.6%
  • State 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 72.0%
  • County 69.2%
  • State 73.6%

Thirteen percent of people living in Deering have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty six percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty percent of people in Deering frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty 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 (%)

  • Deering 13.0%
  • County 13.1%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Deering 26.4%
  • County 19.6%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Deering 39.6%
  • County 32.2%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Deering 19.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 15.1%
  • State 15.1%

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

Twenty five percent of people living in Deering use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • County 27.0%
  • State 38.8%

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

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

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 24.9%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 32.6%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 30.4%
  • County 35.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Deering 34.6%
  • County 46.1%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Deering 57.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 60.2%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Deering 31.9%
  • County 38.1%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Deering 18.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 25.1%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Deering 19.9%
  • County 25.8%
  • Alaska 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 26.8%
  • State 14.6%

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

Deering residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Deering 1.5
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 1.4
  • State 1.7

Eighty two percent of people living in Deering have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.9 days per month on average. They have 8.6 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 26 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Deering 81.5%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 84.4%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Deering 12.7%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Deering 3.9
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 4.3
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Deering 8.6
  • County 7.9
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 26.4
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 27.4
  • Alaska 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Deering 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. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in Deering have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Twenty seven percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Deering 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 33 women. He has vaginal sex with 24 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 five women. People in Deering were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. Twenty one percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Deering has vaginal or anal sex 59 times a year. Thirty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Deering 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with seven men on average. They have had five male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy three percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 99.3%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 98.8%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Deering 97.5%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 96.5%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Here 84.6%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 83.1%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Here 52.0%
  • County 46.9%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Deering 2.6%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 3.9%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Here 99.2%
  • County 98.7%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Deering 90.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 90.7%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Here 27.3%
  • County 35.4%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Here 11.9%
  • County 18.3%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Deering 16.1
  • County 16.1
  • State 16.9

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

  • Deering 32.6
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 30.7
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Here 24.2
  • County 23.9
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 21.0
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 20.6
  • State 21.3

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

  • Deering 5.3
  • County 6.1
  • State 5.7

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

  • Here 18.6
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 18.6
  • Alaska 18.8

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

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.7
  • State 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Deering 21.1%
  • County 15.5%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Here 59.3
  • County 71.3
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Deering 38.8%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 43.8%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 7.2
  • County 9.0
  • State 9.8

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

  • Deering 4.9
  • County 7.7
  • State 9.0

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 73.0%
  • County 76.3%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Deering 12.6%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 11.0%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 6.0%
  • State 4.5%

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

Deering 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
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 6.6
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • County 29.0%
  • Alaska 30.9%

Forty seven percent of Deering residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Deering 47.4%
  • County 56.5%
  • State 51.0%

Seventeen percent of Deering 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 five 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 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. Fifty six 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 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 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 20.8%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Deering 35.4%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 35.4%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 40.2%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 38.0%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Deering 22.3%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 23.2%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 56.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 47.4%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.5
  • County 5.5
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Deering 2.4
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 2.5
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.5
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 1.5
  • Alaska 1.4

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

Nine percent of Deering 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". Thirty five percent are overweight. Thirteen 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 Deering have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty five percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Seventeen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Five 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. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. One percent have ever had emphysema. Three percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 9.5%
  • Alaska 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Deering 2.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 3.2%
  • State 2.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.9%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 34.8%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 13.5%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 17.8%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 8.4%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 24.5%
  • County 27.2%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Deering 16.8%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 18.4%
  • State 20.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 1.9%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Deering 5.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 3.3%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 0.6%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 0.7%
  • State 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Deering 3.6%
  • County 3.6%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 2.5%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 0.8%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 1.1%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 5.3%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Deering 1.7%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 1.8%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Deering 2.2%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 2.3%
  • Alaska 2.2%

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

Sixty nine percent of births in Deering were vaginal deliveries. Thirty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy two percent of women breastfeed their children. Six percent of women in Deering have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Sixty three percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twenty eight percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Nine 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 (%)

  • Deering 69.2%
  • County 70.3%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Deering 30.8%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 29.7%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 99.8%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Deering 53.2%
  • County 53.0%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 71.7%
  • County 62.1%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 9.3%
  • State 16.6%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 63.3%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 65.0%
  • Alaska 77.2%

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

  • Deering 28.4%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 25.6%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 8.1%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

People living in Deering report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 35 percent of Deering residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Three percent of people living in Deering are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.0%
  • County 53.7%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 4.4%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Deering 35.0%
  • County 37.9%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 5.6%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Deering spend $394 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 Deering spends $113 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $100 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 one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $394
  • Northwest Arctic Borough $383
  • State $369

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

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 23.0%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $113
  • County $99
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Deering 4.5%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 4.9%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Deering $100
  • Northwest Arctic Borough $118
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 7.2%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Deering $62
  • Northwest Arctic Borough $54
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Deering 1.0%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 1.3%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

People living in Deering report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 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 two percent of Deering population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Fourteen percent of people in Deering had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Deering 80.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 80.4%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Deering 87.9%
  • County 83.7%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Deering 97.6%
  • County 95.6%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Deering 21.6%
  • County 23.2%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Deering 49.1%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 51.5%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.2%
  • County 15.5%
  • State 16.2%

Twenty nine percent of Deering 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 28.7%
  • County 27.4%
  • State 22.5%

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

Fourteen percent of Deering 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. Eighteen 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. 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 (%)

  • Deering 14.5%
  • County 16.6%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Deering 18.4%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 20.9%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 5.7%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 11.9%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Northwest Arctic Borough 3.9%
  • State 4.9%
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