Health and Nutrition of Fort Yukon, AK Residents

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Forty five percent of Fort Yukon residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 15 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 (%)

  • Here 45.0%
  • County 46.6%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 15.5
  • County 17.7
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.1
  • County 3.6
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Fort Yukon 1.6
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Fort Yukon 2.4
  • County 2.1
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.3
  • County 3.6
  • Alaska 3.6

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

The average Fort Yukon 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 four 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). Fort Yukon residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 43 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 two 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

  • Fort Yukon 2.0
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.1
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • County 19.8%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 42.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 43.4%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.3
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.5
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.0
  • County 3.0
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.6
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 22.6
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Fort Yukon residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty three percent have ever been obese. Thirty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.3
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 66.7
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 178.3
  • County 179.0
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 29.5
  • County 29.4
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Fort Yukon 37.7%
  • County 39.6%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 52.7%
  • County 53.2%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Fort Yukon 34.2%
  • County 35.5%
  • State 37.9%

Seventy two percent of Fort Yukon 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. One percent have ever used heroin. Twenty four percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Fort Yukon 71.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 69.0%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 31.8%
  • County 29.9%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Fort Yukon 31.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 28.4%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Fort Yukon 1.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.9%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Fort Yukon 24.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 20.4%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 14.1%
  • County 12.7%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 42.1%
  • County 45.7%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.9%
  • Alaska 2.5%

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

Fort Yukon 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

  • Fort Yukon 1.2
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.2
  • State 1.0

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

Fourteen percent of Fort Yukon 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 nine percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eleven percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 11.4%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.2%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Here 58.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 60.6%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Fort Yukon 13.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 20.1%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Fort Yukon 11.4%
  • County 15.1%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Here 17.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 19.1%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Fort Yukon 35.0%
  • County 38.8%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

Sixty three percent of people living in Fort Yukon are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Fort Yukon 63.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 69.3%
  • Alaska 73.6%

Fourteen percent of people living in Fort Yukon have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty three percent of people in Fort Yukon frequently check their blood cholesterol. Nineteen 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 13.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 17.4%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Fort Yukon 22.0%
  • County 22.8%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 33.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 36.3%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Fort Yukon 18.8%
  • County 19.9%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Twenty seven percent of people living in Fort Yukon use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 26.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 29.0%
  • State 38.8%

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

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

  • Fort Yukon 34.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 31.3%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Fort Yukon 35.2%
  • County 34.1%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 47.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 46.6%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 61.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 58.0%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 38.8%
  • County 35.6%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Fort Yukon 24.9%
  • County 24.4%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 26.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 25.4%
  • Alaska 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 27.4%
  • County 24.8%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Fort Yukon 5.6%
  • County 5.8%
  • Alaska 4.2%

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

Fort Yukon residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Fort Yukon 1.5
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.7

Eighty three percent of people living in Fort Yukon have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.5 days per month on average. They have 8.0 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 (%)

  • Here 82.9%
  • County 82.0%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 10.8%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 3.5
  • County 4.2
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Fort Yukon 8.0
  • County 7.5
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Fort Yukon 26.2
  • County 27.3
  • Alaska 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Fort Yukon residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety seven percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty six percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Fort Yukon 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. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty four percent have ever had anal sex. Nineteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Fort Yukon 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 40 women. He has vaginal sex with 29 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 seven women. People in Fort Yukon were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on one men in their lifetime. Fourteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Fort Yukon has vaginal or anal sex 65 times a year. Forty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Fort Yukon 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 99.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 98.9%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 97.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 96.6%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Fort Yukon 85.3%
  • County 83.9%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Here 46.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 46.0%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 99.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 98.7%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Fort Yukon 89.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 88.5%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Fort Yukon 34.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 35.4%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Fort Yukon 18.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 14.9%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 15.8
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 16.1
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 40.5
  • County 34.1
  • State 26.3

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

  • Fort Yukon 28.8
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 26.0
  • State 21.6

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

  • Fort Yukon 20.4
  • County 20.7
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Here 7.0
  • County 6.2
  • State 5.7

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

  • Here 18.1
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 19.8
  • State 18.8

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

  • Fort Yukon 1.3
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.2
  • State 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Fort Yukon 14.1%
  • County 13.9%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Here 64.7
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 65.0
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 41.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 44.4%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Fort Yukon 8.8
  • County 9.2
  • State 9.8

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

  • Fort Yukon 7.9
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 8.1
  • Alaska 9.0

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

  • Here 0.4
  • County 0.4
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Fort Yukon 69.5%
  • County 74.4%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Fort Yukon 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 (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 11.4%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Fort Yukon 5.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 5.4%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.5
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 6.7
  • Alaska 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Fort Yukon 30.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 31.4%
  • State 30.9%

Fifty five percent of Fort Yukon residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 54.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 55.4%
  • State 51.0%

Nineteen percent of Fort Yukon 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. Thirty eight percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty three percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty two percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend 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 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Fort Yukon 19.2%
  • County 21.0%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 35.1%
  • County 36.8%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 38.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 35.6%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 21.0%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Fort Yukon 42.4%
  • County 43.0%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Fort Yukon 5.5
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 5.6
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Fort Yukon 2.6
  • County 2.6
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Fort Yukon 1.5
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.4
  • Alaska 1.4

Ten percent of Fort Yukon residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Two percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty one percent are overweight. Twenty one 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. Eleven percent of people living in Fort Yukon have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. One 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. Three percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Fort Yukon 3.1%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Fort Yukon 1.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.6%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 31.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 36.4%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Fort Yukon 20.9%
  • County 17.5%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 10.1%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 31.3%
  • County 26.9%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Fort Yukon 23.6%
  • County 24.6%
  • State 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Fort Yukon 1.7%
  • County 2.3%
  • Alaska 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Fort Yukon 1.5%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.3%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Fort Yukon 1.0%
  • County 1.1%
  • State 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Fort Yukon 4.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.8%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 3.5%
  • State 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • County 2.4%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Fort Yukon 4.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 5.8%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.7%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 2.4%
  • Alaska 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Fort Yukon 3.4%
  • County 5.1%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Seventy one percent of births in Fort Yukon were vaginal deliveries. Twenty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty five percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Nine percent of women in Fort Yukon 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). Seventy percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twenty five 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 (%)

  • Here 71.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 70.5%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Fort Yukon 28.5%
  • County 29.5%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 99.7%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Fort Yukon 54.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 56.5%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Fort Yukon 61.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 61.0%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 13.9%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Fort Yukon 4.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 7.3%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Fort Yukon 70.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 70.1%
  • Alaska 77.2%

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

  • Fort Yukon 24.9%
  • County 21.7%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • County 11.9%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

People living in Fort Yukon report their general health condition on average at 52 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Fort Yukon residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Six percent of people living in Fort Yukon are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 52.3%
  • County 52.9%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.0%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 36.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 36.9%
  • Alaska 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 6.4%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Fort Yukon spend $368 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 Fort Yukon spends $105 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $116 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $84 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Fort Yukon $368
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area $376
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Fort Yukon 24.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 24.2%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $105
  • County $96
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Fort Yukon 5.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.7%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Fort Yukon $116
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area $118
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Fort Yukon 7.1%
  • County 6.9%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Fort Yukon $84
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area $65
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 0.9%
  • County 1.2%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

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

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Fort Yukon 80.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 79.6%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Fort Yukon 82.4%
  • County 80.8%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 94.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 94.9%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 24.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 25.5%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 52.3%
  • County 52.4%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 15.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 16.6%
  • Alaska 16.2%

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

Thirty one percent of Fort Yukon 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 (%)

  • Fort Yukon 31.1%
  • County 29.5%
  • Alaska 22.5%

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Nineteen percent of Fort Yukon 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. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Thirteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Four 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 (%)

  • Fort Yukon 19.4%
  • County 20.2%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Fort Yukon 23.6%
  • County 25.4%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Fort Yukon 7.6%
  • County 8.0%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 13.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 12.3%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 5.5%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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