Health and Nutrition of Juneau, AK Residents

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Fifty percent of Juneau residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Juneau 50.5%
  • County 50.5%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.0
  • Juneau City and Borough 20.0
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Juneau 3.9
  • Juneau City and Borough 3.9
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Juneau 1.8
  • Juneau City and Borough 1.8
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Juneau 2.1
  • County 2.1
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Juneau 3.5
  • Juneau City and Borough 3.5
  • Alaska 3.6

The average Juneau 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). Sixteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Juneau residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 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
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Juneau 16.2%
  • Juneau City and Borough 16.2%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • County 20.5%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Juneau 48.7%
  • County 48.7%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.0
  • County 3.0
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Juneau 2.6
  • Juneau City and Borough 2.6
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Juneau 24.4
  • County 24.4
  • State 24.4

The average height of Juneau residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 181 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.2
  • Juneau City and Borough 67.2
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 180.7
  • County 180.7
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 28.7
  • Juneau City and Borough 28.7
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Juneau 37.1%
  • County 37.1%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Juneau 48.5%
  • County 48.5%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 39.0%
  • County 39.0%
  • State 37.9%

Sixty four percent of Juneau residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty six percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty four percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Juneau 63.8%
  • County 63.8%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Juneau 25.6%
  • County 25.6%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • County 23.7%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Juneau 2.7%
  • County 2.7%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Juneau 14.4%
  • Juneau City and Borough 14.4%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 8.9%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 45.6%
  • Juneau City and Borough 45.6%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.5%

Juneau 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

  • Juneau 1.0
  • County 1.0
  • Alaska 1.0

Twelve percent of Juneau 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. Sixty seven percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty nine percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty three percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty five percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Juneau 11.5%
  • Juneau City and Borough 11.5%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Juneau City and Borough 4.0%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Here 67.0%
  • Juneau City and Borough 67.0%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Here 28.6%
  • County 28.6%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 17.4%
  • County 17.4%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Here 22.6%
  • County 22.6%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Juneau 45.5%
  • County 45.5%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Juneau 74.3%
  • County 74.3%
  • State 73.6%

Seventeen percent of people living in Juneau have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty one percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty eight percent of people in Juneau 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 17.5%
  • Juneau City and Borough 17.5%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 21.0%
  • County 21.0%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Juneau 38.5%
  • County 38.5%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Juneau 15.8%
  • Juneau City and Borough 15.8%
  • State 15.1%

Forty one percent of people living in Juneau use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 40.9%
  • County 40.9%
  • Alaska 38.8%

Twenty six percent of Juneau residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty seven percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two 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. Thirteen 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. Four 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 25.6%
  • Juneau City and Borough 25.6%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Juneau 26.8%
  • Juneau City and Borough 26.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 43.5%
  • Juneau City and Borough 43.5%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Juneau 53.2%
  • Juneau City and Borough 53.2%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Juneau 27.4%
  • County 27.4%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 22.1%
  • Juneau City and Borough 22.1%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • County 20.5%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 12.6%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Here 4.0%
  • Juneau City and Borough 4.0%
  • Alaska 4.2%

Juneau residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Juneau 1.8
  • Juneau City and Borough 1.8
  • Alaska 1.7

Eighty one percent of people living in Juneau 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 5.3 days per month on average. They have 6.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 24 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 81.5%
  • Juneau City and Borough 81.5%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • Juneau City and Borough 10.4%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.3
  • County 5.3
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Juneau 6.0
  • Juneau City and Borough 6.0
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Juneau 24.2
  • County 24.2
  • Alaska 24.4

Ninety seven percent of Juneau residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Juneau have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Juneau were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 27 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 women. People living here were on average 22 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on six women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.2 men on average. They have had 0.6 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Juneau were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Juneau has vaginal or anal sex 63 times a year. Fifty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Juneau 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty three percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Juneau 97.2%
  • Juneau City and Borough 97.2%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.5%
  • Juneau City and Borough 94.5%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Juneau 88.4%
  • County 88.4%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Juneau 49.2%
  • County 49.2%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Juneau 6.2%
  • Juneau City and Borough 6.2%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Juneau 97.0%
  • Juneau City and Borough 97.0%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Juneau 88.0%
  • County 88.0%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Here 38.8%
  • Juneau City and Borough 38.8%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Juneau 10.9%
  • County 10.9%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Juneau 17.1
  • County 17.1
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 27.0
  • Juneau City and Borough 27.0
  • State 26.3

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

  • Juneau 21.9
  • Juneau City and Borough 21.9
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 21.6
  • Juneau City and Borough 21.6
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Juneau 6.3
  • Juneau City and Borough 6.3
  • State 5.7

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

  • Juneau 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • Alaska 1.8

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

  • Here 0.6
  • County 0.6
  • State 1.0

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

  • Here 18.9
  • County 18.9
  • Alaska 18.8

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

  • Here 3.1
  • County 3.1
  • State 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • Juneau City and Borough 7.8%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Here 62.6
  • Juneau City and Borough 62.6
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 57.3%
  • Juneau City and Borough 57.3%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 9.9
  • County 9.9
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Here 9.1
  • Juneau City and Borough 9.1
  • State 9.0

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

  • Here 0.4
  • Juneau City and Borough 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Juneau 83.4%
  • County 83.4%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

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

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Juneau City and Borough 4.1%
  • State 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Juneau City and Borough 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 33.5%
  • County 33.5%
  • Alaska 30.9%

Fifty percent of Juneau residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Juneau 50.2%
  • County 50.2%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Twenty three percent of Juneau 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. Forty two 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 one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty five 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 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Juneau 23.1%
  • Juneau City and Borough 23.1%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 41.9%
  • County 41.9%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 31.1%
  • County 31.1%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Juneau 24.7%
  • County 24.7%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 47.8%
  • County 47.8%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.1
  • Juneau City and Borough 6.1
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Juneau 2.5
  • Juneau City and Borough 2.5
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • Juneau City and Borough 1.4
  • Alaska 1.4

Ten percent of Juneau 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". Four 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. Fifteen 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. Eight percent of people living in Juneau have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty two percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Seven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • County 9.9%
  • Alaska 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 2.6%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Juneau City and Borough 3.9%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.8%
  • Juneau City and Borough 34.8%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • County 15.0%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Juneau 17.9%
  • Juneau City and Borough 17.9%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Juneau 3.6%
  • County 3.6%
  • Alaska 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Juneau 2.1%
  • County 2.1%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Juneau 2.3%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Juneau 1.6%
  • County 1.6%
  • State 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Juneau 2.7%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Juneau 2.6%
  • Juneau City and Borough 2.6%
  • State 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Juneau 1.8%
  • Juneau City and Borough 1.8%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Juneau 7.2%
  • Juneau City and Borough 7.2%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 2.8%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • Juneau City and Borough 2.4%
  • Alaska 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • Juneau City and Borough 7.3%
  • Alaska 6.5%

Sixty three percent of births in Juneau were vaginal deliveries. Thirty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Eighteen percent of women in Juneau have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Ten percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy nine percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eleven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Sixteen 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 62.6%
  • County 62.6%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Juneau 37.4%
  • County 37.4%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Juneau 99.4%
  • County 99.4%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 56.9%
  • County 56.9%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Juneau 62.2%
  • County 62.2%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Juneau 17.8%
  • Juneau City and Borough 17.8%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Juneau 78.7%
  • County 78.7%
  • State 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 10.7%
  • County 10.7%
  • Alaska 9.5%

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

  • Here 17.4%
  • Juneau City and Borough 17.4%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • County 15.8%
  • State 14.6%

People living in Juneau report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 41 percent of Juneau residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Juneau are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 57.9%
  • County 57.9%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • Juneau City and Borough 6.2%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 40.7%
  • Juneau City and Borough 40.7%
  • Alaska 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.8%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 8.4%

People in Juneau spend $368 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 Juneau spends $87 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $159 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $38 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Juneau $368
  • County $368
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Juneau 20.9%
  • Juneau City and Borough 20.9%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Juneau $87
  • Juneau City and Borough $87
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Juneau $159
  • County $159
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Juneau 7.4%
  • Juneau City and Borough 7.4%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $38
  • Juneau City and Borough $38
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Juneau 1.5%
  • Juneau City and Borough 1.5%
  • State 1.4%

People living in Juneau report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 percent. Eighty 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 five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Nineteen percent of Juneau population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Sixteen percent of people in Juneau had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Juneau 80.6%
  • Juneau City and Borough 80.6%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Here 79.6%
  • Juneau City and Borough 79.6%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Juneau 95.3%
  • County 95.3%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Juneau 19.2%
  • Juneau City and Borough 19.2%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 43.5%
  • County 43.5%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.2%
  • County 16.2%
  • Alaska 16.2%

Twenty two percent of Juneau 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 21.6%
  • Juneau City and Borough 21.6%
  • Alaska 22.5%

Fifteen percent of Juneau 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. Eight 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 (%)

  • Here 15.5%
  • County 15.5%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Juneau 20.9%
  • Juneau City and Borough 20.9%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Juneau 6.3%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Juneau 7.8%
  • County 7.8%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Juneau 4.9%
  • Juneau City and Borough 4.9%
  • State 4.9%
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