Health and Nutrition of Gambell, AK Residents

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Forty six percent of Gambell 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 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 (%)

  • Gambell 46.0%
  • County 47.1%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 16.2
  • County 17.9
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.7
  • Nome Census Area 3.6
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.7
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.1
  • Nome Census Area 2.1
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Gambell 3.3
  • County 3.9
  • Alaska 3.6

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

The average Gambell 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 three percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Gambell 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.0
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • Nome Census Area 20.6%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Nome Census Area 18.9%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Gambell 43.3%
  • Nome Census Area 44.7%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Gambell 2.4
  • Nome Census Area 2.6
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.5
  • Nome Census Area 3.1
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.5
  • Nome Census Area 23.6
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of Gambell residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 173 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Thirty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Gambell 66.8
  • Nome Census Area 66.8
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Gambell 173.2
  • Nome Census Area 177.7
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Gambell 28.8
  • Nome Census Area 29.2
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Gambell 38.8%
  • Nome Census Area 40.0%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 50.8%
  • County 51.9%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 33.9%
  • County 35.1%
  • State 37.9%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Gambell 70.0%
  • County 69.2%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Gambell 30.8%
  • Nome Census Area 30.2%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 28.2%
  • Nome Census Area 28.3%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • Nome Census Area 20.8%
  • State 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 11.0%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Gambell 47.9%
  • County 44.8%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Gambell 1.1%
  • County 1.8%
  • Alaska 2.5%

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

Gambell 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

  • Gambell 1.1
  • Nome Census Area 1.1
  • Alaska 1.0

Nine percent of Gambell 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. Fifty three percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Fifteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Ten 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 five percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Gambell 8.9%
  • Nome Census Area 10.8%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Gambell 3.6%
  • Nome Census Area 3.8%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Here 53.4%
  • County 58.1%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Gambell 14.6%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 10.1%
  • Nome Census Area 13.3%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 18.4%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Gambell 34.6%
  • County 37.7%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 69.5%
  • Nome Census Area 69.8%
  • Alaska 73.6%

Thirteen percent of people living in Gambell have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty three percent of people in Gambell frequently check their blood cholesterol. Sixteen 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 12.6%
  • Nome Census Area 14.5%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 19.9%
  • Nome Census Area 21.0%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Gambell 32.8%
  • Nome Census Area 34.2%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Gambell 16.0%
  • County 16.7%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Twenty two percent of people living in Gambell use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • Nome Census Area 28.3%
  • State 38.8%

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

Thirty three percent of Gambell residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty six percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Sixty three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Forty one percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty six 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. Thirty one 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 (%)

  • Gambell 33.5%
  • County 30.0%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 38.4%
  • Nome Census Area 32.6%
  • Alaska 27.3%

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

  • Gambell 46.2%
  • County 44.4%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 63.3%
  • Nome Census Area 58.2%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 40.6%
  • County 35.3%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Gambell 25.6%
  • Nome Census Area 23.4%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 27.1%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Gambell 30.5%
  • County 24.7%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Here 5.8%
  • County 4.8%
  • Alaska 4.2%

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

Gambell residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Gambell 1.4
  • Nome Census Area 1.5
  • State 1.7

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

Eighty seven percent of people living in Gambell have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eight percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.0 days per month on average. They have 7.6 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 (%)

  • Here 86.8%
  • County 84.3%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Gambell 7.8%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.0
  • County 4.4
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Gambell 7.6
  • County 7.6
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Gambell 25.8
  • Nome Census Area 27.5
  • Alaska 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Gambell 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. Seventy eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty seven percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in Gambell 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 four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex. Twenty percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Gambell 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 26 women. He has vaginal sex with 19 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 five women. People in Gambell were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Twenty percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Gambell has vaginal or anal sex 72 times a year. Thirty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Gambell 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 99.1%
  • County 98.7%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 97.0%
  • Nome Census Area 96.4%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Here 77.9%
  • County 83.3%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Gambell 37.3%
  • Nome Census Area 46.2%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 4.7%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Gambell 99.0%
  • County 98.2%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Here 94.1%
  • County 89.6%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Here 32.8%
  • County 33.8%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Here 20.3%
  • Nome Census Area 16.3%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Gambell 16.0
  • County 16.2
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Gambell 26.2
  • Nome Census Area 31.9
  • State 26.3

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

  • Here 19.3
  • Nome Census Area 25.0
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Here 20.4
  • Nome Census Area 20.9
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 5.0
  • County 6.0
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Here 18.3
  • Nome Census Area 19.2
  • State 18.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 19.8%
  • County 15.2%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Gambell 72.4
  • Nome Census Area 69.9
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 37.2%
  • County 44.3%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Here 8.7
  • Nome Census Area 9.4
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 7.0
  • Nome Census Area 7.9
  • State 9.0

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

  • Gambell 0.5
  • Nome Census Area 0.4
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Gambell 71.7%
  • County 75.7%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Gambell 12.0%
  • Nome Census Area 11.2%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Gambell 6.7%
  • County 5.7%
  • State 4.5%

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

Gambell 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

  • Here 6.6
  • County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 29.1%
  • Nome Census Area 29.0%
  • Alaska 30.9%

Fifty seven percent of Gambell residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Gambell 56.6%
  • Nome Census Area 55.2%
  • State 51.0%

Twenty percent of Gambell 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 three 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 one 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 eight 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 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 19.8%
  • County 20.9%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Gambell 33.2%
  • County 35.8%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Gambell 40.8%
  • Nome Census Area 37.9%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 22.8%
  • Nome Census Area 23.2%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Gambell 48.3%
  • County 47.7%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.5
  • County 5.6
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Gambell 2.4
  • Nome Census Area 2.5
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.5
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.4

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

Ten percent of Gambell 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". One percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty five percent are overweight. Seventeen 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. Nine percent of people living in Gambell have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty nine percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Seventeen 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. Zero percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five 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. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two 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 (%)

  • Gambell 9.7%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • Nome Census Area 2.3%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Gambell 35.0%
  • Nome Census Area 34.9%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • Nome Census Area 16.9%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • Nome Census Area 8.4%
  • Alaska 8.6%

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

  • Gambell 29.4%
  • Nome Census Area 25.6%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • Nome Census Area 19.5%
  • State 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Gambell 1.5%
  • County 1.9%
  • Alaska 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 2.4%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Gambell 3.6%
  • County 3.7%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Gambell 0.5%
  • County 0.7%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Gambell 4.9%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Gambell 2.5%
  • Nome Census Area 2.9%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Nome Census Area 2.0%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Nome Census Area 2.3%
  • Alaska 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Nome Census Area 4.3%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Seventy two percent of births in Gambell were vaginal deliveries. Twenty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Six percent of women in Gambell have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Five percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Fifty eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twenty six percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 71.8%
  • County 68.5%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 28.2%
  • Nome Census Area 31.5%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Gambell 100.0%
  • Nome Census Area 99.8%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 51.4%
  • Nome Census Area 53.6%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Gambell 57.4%
  • Nome Census Area 63.0%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • Nome Census Area 9.5%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Gambell 4.6%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Gambell 58.0%
  • County 66.9%
  • State 77.2%

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

  • Here 26.4%
  • Nome Census Area 23.9%
  • State 19.1%

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

People living in Gambell report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 35 percent of Gambell residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Four percent of people living in Gambell are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.3%
  • County 54.5%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Gambell 3.7%
  • Nome Census Area 4.3%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 35.4%
  • County 38.1%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Gambell 4.3%
  • Nome Census Area 6.1%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Gambell spend $387 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 20 percent of their income. The average family in Gambell spends $111 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $121 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $33 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 $387
  • County $386
  • State $369

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

  • Here 20.5%
  • Nome Census Area 23.2%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $111
  • County $98
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 4.6%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Gambell $121
  • County $121
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • County 6.8%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $33
  • County $53
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • County 1.2%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

People living in Gambell report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty five 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty four percent of Gambell population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty three 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. Fifteen percent of people in Gambell had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 79.8%
  • County 80.6%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Here 84.6%
  • Nome Census Area 83.1%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Here 95.7%
  • County 96.0%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Gambell 24.2%
  • Nome Census Area 23.2%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Gambell 53.0%
  • Nome Census Area 51.2%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Gambell 15.0%
  • Nome Census Area 16.4%
  • State 16.2%

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Thirty three percent of Gambell 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 32.8%
  • County 27.9%
  • State 22.5%

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Eighteen percent of Gambell 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 one percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Six 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 (%)

  • Gambell 17.6%
  • County 17.5%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Here 21.5%
  • Nome Census Area 22.0%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • Nome Census Area 6.9%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Gambell 12.5%
  • County 11.2%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Gambell 4.0%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.9%

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