Health and Nutrition of Kaltag, AK Residents

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Forty six percent of Kaltag residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 17 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of three meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get one of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Kaltag 46.2%
  • County 46.6%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 17.3
  • County 17.7
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Kaltag 3.1
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.9

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

  • Kaltag 1.4
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.7
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.3
  • County 2.1
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 2.8
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 3.6
  • State 3.6

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

The average Kaltag 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 one 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). Kaltag residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 45 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 2.1
  • County 2.1
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 21.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 21.9%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 19.8%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Kaltag 45.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 43.4%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.6
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.5
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.4
  • County 3.0
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Kaltag 23.7
  • County 22.6
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of Kaltag residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 172 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty six percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.5
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 66.7
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Kaltag 171.7
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 179.0
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Kaltag 29.7
  • County 29.4
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Kaltag 45.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 39.6%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 54.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 53.2%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Kaltag 39.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 35.5%
  • State 37.9%

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

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Kaltag 70.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 69.0%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 28.9%
  • County 29.9%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 25.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 28.4%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Kaltag 19.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 20.4%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Kaltag 12.5%
  • County 12.7%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 46.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 45.7%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • County 1.9%
  • State 2.5%

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

Kaltag 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

  • Kaltag 1.1
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.2
  • Alaska 1.0

Seven percent of Kaltag 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 two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Eleven percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eleven percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twelve percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Kaltag 6.8%
  • County 11.4%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.2%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Here 51.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 60.6%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Here 11.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 20.1%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Here 10.6%
  • County 15.1%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Kaltag 12.1%
  • County 19.1%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Kaltag 36.1%
  • County 38.8%
  • State 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Kaltag 71.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 69.3%
  • State 73.6%

Thirteen percent of people living in Kaltag have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty four percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty four percent of people in Kaltag 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 13.0%
  • County 17.4%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.5%
  • County 22.8%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 34.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 36.3%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 19.9%
  • State 15.1%

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

Twenty one percent of people living in Kaltag use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 20.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 29.0%
  • Alaska 38.8%

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

Twenty eight percent of Kaltag residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty three percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Sixty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Nineteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty three percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twenty six percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Kaltag 27.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 31.3%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Kaltag 32.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 34.1%
  • Alaska 27.3%

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

  • Here 40.7%
  • County 46.6%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Kaltag 61.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 58.0%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 37.7%
  • County 35.6%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Kaltag 19.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 24.4%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 25.4%
  • Alaska 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Kaltag 25.5%
  • County 24.8%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

Kaltag residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Kaltag 1.5
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.8
  • Alaska 1.7

Eighty two percent of people living in Kaltag have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven 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 7.3 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 82.1%
  • County 82.0%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 10.8%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Kaltag 3.8
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.2
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 7.3
  • County 7.5
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 26.0
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 27.3
  • Alaska 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Kaltag 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. Seventy six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in Kaltag 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 two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Twenty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Fourteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Kaltag 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 22 women. He has vaginal sex with 16 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 three women. People in Kaltag were 19 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 five percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Kaltag has vaginal or anal sex 71 times a year. Thirty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Kaltag 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with seven men on average. They have had five male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.2 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Kaltag 99.4%
  • County 98.9%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 97.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 96.6%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Here 76.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 83.9%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Here 35.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 46.0%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Kaltag 2.6%
  • County 4.4%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Kaltag 99.0%
  • County 98.7%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Here 92.2%
  • County 88.5%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Kaltag 28.6%
  • County 35.4%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Here 13.8%
  • County 14.9%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.3
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 16.1
  • State 16.9

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

  • Here 22.5
  • County 34.1
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Here 16.0
  • County 26.0
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Kaltag 20.7
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 20.7
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Kaltag 3.2
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 6.2
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Kaltag 18.6
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 19.8
  • Alaska 18.8

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

  • Kaltag 1.4
  • County 2.2
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 13.9%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Kaltag 71.0
  • County 65.0
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 37.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 44.4%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Here 7.0
  • County 9.2
  • State 9.8

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

  • Kaltag 5.3
  • County 8.1
  • State 9.0

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

  • Kaltag 0.2
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 74.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 74.4%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

Twelve percent of households in Kaltag 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 12.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 11.4%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 5.4%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Kaltag 6.8
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 27.2%
  • County 31.4%
  • Alaska 30.9%

Fifty three percent of Kaltag residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Kaltag 53.3%
  • County 55.4%
  • State 51.0%

Eighteen percent of Kaltag 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 four 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 four percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Fifty four percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about two hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.7 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Kaltag 17.9%
  • County 21.0%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Kaltag 34.0%
  • County 36.8%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 40.9%
  • County 35.6%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Kaltag 24.4%
  • County 21.0%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Kaltag 54.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 43.0%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Kaltag 5.6
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 5.6
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Kaltag 2.4
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Kaltag 1.7
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.4
  • State 1.4

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

Fourteen percent of Kaltag 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". 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 nine percent are overweight. Thirteen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Six percent of people living in Kaltag have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty six percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Fifteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. One percent have ever had emphysema. Five percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. One 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 13.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 10.6%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Kaltag 2.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.8%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 2.6%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Kaltag 39.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 36.4%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Kaltag 13.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 17.5%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 10.1%
  • Alaska 8.6%

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

  • Kaltag 26.2%
  • County 26.9%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 15.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 24.6%
  • State 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.3%
  • State 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Kaltag 4.3%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Kaltag 4.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.8%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Kaltag 2.6%
  • County 3.5%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Kaltag 0.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.4%
  • Alaska 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 5.8%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.7%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 0.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.4%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 5.1%
  • State 6.5%

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

Sixty nine percent of births in Kaltag were vaginal deliveries. Thirty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy one percent of women breastfeed their children. Six percent of women in Kaltag have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Sixty six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Three percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirty one percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eight 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 68.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 70.5%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 31.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 29.5%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Kaltag 100.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 99.7%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 52.3%
  • County 56.5%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Kaltag 70.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 61.0%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • County 13.9%
  • Alaska 16.6%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 65.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 70.1%
  • Alaska 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Kaltag 3.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.0%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • Kaltag 30.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 21.7%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 11.9%
  • State 14.6%

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

People living in Kaltag report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 33 percent of Kaltag residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Kaltag 55.4%
  • County 52.9%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Kaltag 3.0%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 33.1%
  • County 36.9%
  • Alaska 41.2%

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

People in Kaltag spend $413 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 Kaltag spends $122 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $104 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $64 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $413
  • County $376
  • State $369

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

  • Here 23.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 24.2%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Kaltag $122
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area $96
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

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

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Kaltag $104
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area $118
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Kaltag 7.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 6.9%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Kaltag $64
  • County $65
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 1.2%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

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

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Kaltag 80.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 79.6%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Here 88.9%
  • County 80.8%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Kaltag 98.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 94.9%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Kaltag 21.2%
  • County 25.5%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 56.0%
  • County 52.4%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Kaltag 15.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 16.6%
  • State 16.2%

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Thirty percent of Kaltag 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 30.2%
  • County 29.5%
  • State 22.5%

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Sixteen percent of Kaltag 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 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. Seven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven 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 (%)

  • Kaltag 16.1%
  • County 20.2%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Here 20.1%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Kaltag 8.1%
  • County 8.0%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Kaltag 7.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 12.3%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Kaltag 6.6%
  • County 5.5%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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