Health and Nutrition of Goodnews Bay, AK Residents

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Forty five percent of Goodnews Bay 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 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 45.1%
  • County 47.0%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Goodnews Bay 16.3
  • County 17.2
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.5
  • Bethel Census Area 3.8
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Goodnews Bay 1.6
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.3
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.3
  • Bethel Census Area 3.8
  • State 3.6

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

The average Goodnews Bay 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. Seventeen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Goodnews Bay residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 42 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Goodnews Bay 2.2
  • Bethel Census Area 1.9
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 24.5%
  • Bethel Census Area 20.8%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 17.2%
  • County 17.6%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 41.6%
  • County 45.7%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.2
  • Bethel Census Area 2.6
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.3
  • Bethel Census Area 3.1
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Goodnews Bay 21.9
  • County 24.2
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of Goodnews Bay residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 172 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty three percent have ever been obese. Twenty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Goodnews Bay 66.0
  • Bethel Census Area 66.6
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 172.3
  • Bethel Census Area 176.6
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Goodnews Bay 29.0
  • County 29.0
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 40.0%
  • County 39.3%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 52.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 51.0%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 29.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 35.9%
  • Alaska 37.9%

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

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 72.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 69.2%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 37.5%
  • Bethel Census Area 31.4%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 35.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 29.6%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 30.4%
  • Bethel Census Area 22.4%
  • State 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 14.7%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 43.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 45.0%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 1.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 1.6%
  • Alaska 2.5%

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

Goodnews Bay 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

  • Goodnews Bay 1.2
  • Bethel Census Area 1.1
  • Alaska 1.0

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

Eight percent of Goodnews Bay 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 six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirteen 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 four percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 8.4%
  • Bethel Census Area 10.3%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 3.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 3.1%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Goodnews Bay 56.2%
  • County 57.0%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Goodnews Bay 12.6%
  • Bethel Census Area 17.4%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Goodnews Bay 9.6%
  • Bethel Census Area 12.9%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Here 12.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 16.7%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Here 34.0%
  • County 38.6%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

Sixty eight percent of people living in Goodnews Bay are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 68.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 70.6%
  • State 73.6%

Fifteen percent of people living in Goodnews Bay 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 one percent of people in Goodnews Bay frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty two 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 15.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 12.8%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 22.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 19.6%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 31.4%
  • County 33.3%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 21.6%
  • County 15.8%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Twenty one percent of people living in Goodnews Bay use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • Bethel Census Area 29.5%
  • State 38.8%

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

Thirty four percent of Goodnews Bay residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Forty percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty four percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Sixty four percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Forty five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Thirty percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Thirty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirty nine 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. Eight percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 33.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 30.9%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 40.2%
  • County 33.6%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 44.4%
  • County 45.1%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 64.2%
  • County 60.4%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 45.3%
  • County 37.6%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 30.2%
  • County 24.9%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 29.9%
  • County 25.2%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 39.2%
  • County 26.3%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Goodnews Bay 7.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 5.3%
  • State 4.2%

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

Goodnews Bay residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Goodnews Bay 1.5
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.7

Eighty nine percent of people living in Goodnews Bay have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Seven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.8 days per month on average. They have 8.4 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 25 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 89.0%
  • County 85.1%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 9.6%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Goodnews Bay 3.8
  • County 4.4
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Goodnews Bay 8.4
  • Bethel Census Area 7.7
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 25.0
  • County 26.2
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Goodnews Bay 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 percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Twenty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Twenty percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Goodnews Bay 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 32 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 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 six women. People in Goodnews Bay 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. Twenty one percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Goodnews Bay has vaginal or anal sex 63 times a year. Thirty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Goodnews Bay 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Goodnews Bay 99.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 98.8%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 97.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 96.3%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 79.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 83.3%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Goodnews Bay 40.3%
  • County 46.2%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Here 99.3%
  • County 98.5%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Goodnews Bay 93.1%
  • County 90.9%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Goodnews Bay 29.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 34.3%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Here 19.7%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Goodnews Bay 15.7
  • County 16.3
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Goodnews Bay 31.7
  • County 31.5
  • State 26.3

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

  • Here 22.9
  • Bethel Census Area 24.2
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Here 20.9
  • Bethel Census Area 20.9
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Here 6.2
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.7

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

  • Here 18.0
  • County 18.1
  • State 18.8

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

  • Goodnews Bay 1.3
  • Bethel Census Area 1.6
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 20.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 15.5%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Goodnews Bay 62.8
  • Bethel Census Area 68.4
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 32.5%
  • Bethel Census Area 43.0%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Goodnews Bay 9.8
  • County 8.8
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 7.7
  • County 7.5
  • State 9.0

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

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 66.7%
  • County 75.6%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 10.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 10.6%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 7.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 6.1%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

Goodnews Bay 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

  • Goodnews Bay 6.5
  • Bethel Census Area 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 29.5%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 30.9%

Fifty one percent of Goodnews Bay residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 51.1%
  • County 53.4%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Eighteen percent of Goodnews Bay 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. Twenty nine 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 two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Seventeen percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty three percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 18.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 19.5%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 28.7%
  • County 35.3%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 42.1%
  • County 39.3%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 17.4%
  • County 24.5%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 43.5%
  • Bethel Census Area 49.4%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Goodnews Bay 5.3
  • County 5.7
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Goodnews Bay 2.5
  • County 2.4
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • Bethel Census Area 1.5
  • State 1.4

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

Eight percent of Goodnews Bay 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 two 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 Goodnews Bay have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirty four percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Eighteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. One percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Five 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. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. One percent have ever had emphysema. Five percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 8.0%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 2.2%
  • County 3.2%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 32.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 33.9%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 16.4%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 11.0%
  • County 8.2%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 33.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 26.4%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 18.2%
  • County 18.1%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 1.8%
  • Alaska 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 2.9%
  • County 1.9%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 3.5%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 1.4%
  • Bethel Census Area 0.7%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 5.3%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 4.8%
  • County 2.6%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 0.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 1.0%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 5.4%
  • County 5.5%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 1.5%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 2.1%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 4.1%
  • State 6.5%

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

Seventy seven percent of births in Goodnews Bay were vaginal deliveries. Twenty three percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.9 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Eight percent of women in Goodnews Bay have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Six percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Fifty six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twenty nine percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 77.4%
  • County 70.2%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 22.6%
  • Bethel Census Area 29.8%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 99.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 99.9%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 54.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 52.5%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 52.1%
  • County 63.1%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 6.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 4.9%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 56.3%
  • County 66.1%
  • Alaska 77.2%

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

  • Here 28.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 25.0%
  • State 19.1%

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

People living in Goodnews Bay report their general health condition on average at 52 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 34 percent of Goodnews Bay residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Five percent of people living in Goodnews Bay are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 51.9%
  • County 54.6%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 4.8%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 34.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 38.3%
  • Alaska 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 6.0%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in Goodnews Bay spend $392 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 21 percent of their income. The average family in Goodnews Bay spends $111 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $107 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $36 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 $392
  • County $385
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Goodnews Bay 20.9%
  • County 21.9%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $111
  • Bethel Census Area $102
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $107
  • County $125
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 7.2%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Goodnews Bay $36
  • County $56
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 0.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 1.3%
  • State 1.4%

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

People living in Goodnews Bay report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 percent. Eighty four 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 Goodnews Bay population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty four 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. Thirteen percent of people in Goodnews Bay had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 78.5%
  • Bethel Census Area 81.0%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Goodnews Bay 83.6%
  • Bethel Census Area 84.6%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 93.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 96.1%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 24.9%
  • County 22.4%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 53.6%
  • Bethel Census Area 49.7%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 12.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 15.3%
  • State 16.2%

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

Thirty three percent of Goodnews Bay 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 26.9%
  • Alaska 22.5%

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Nineteen percent of Goodnews Bay 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 three 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. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 18.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 15.6%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Here 22.7%
  • County 19.9%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • County 5.7%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Goodnews Bay 14.5%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • County 4.0%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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