Health and Nutrition of Kasilof, AK Residents

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Forty eight percent of Kasilof 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 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 one "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 48.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 49.1%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Kasilof 20.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.6
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 2.8
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.9

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

  • Kasilof 1.4
  • County 1.8
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Kasilof 1.3
  • County 1.9
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Kasilof 3.2
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.6
  • Alaska 3.6

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

The average Kasilof 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 two percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty three percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Kasilof residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 44 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 two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 21 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.9
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Kasilof 22.5%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 22.6%
  • County 22.9%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 44.2%
  • County 46.6%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.4
  • County 2.9
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Kasilof 2.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.8
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Kasilof 21.5
  • County 23.5
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of Kasilof residents 16 years and older is 64 inches. The average weight is 168 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty four percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Forty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Kasilof 64.2
  • County 67.2
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 167.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 184.1
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Kasilof 30.2
  • County 29.1
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 43.8%
  • County 38.1%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 53.6%
  • County 51.2%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Kasilof 47.3%
  • County 37.2%
  • Alaska 37.9%

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

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Kasilof 55.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 65.7%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Kasilof 24.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.0%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 21.2%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Kasilof 14.6%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 14.5%

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

Fourteen percent of people living in Kasilof 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 (%)

  • Kasilof 14.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 8.9%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 45.6%
  • County 46.3%
  • Alaska 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.0%
  • State 2.5%

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

Kasilof 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

  • Kasilof 1.3
  • County 1.0
  • Alaska 1.0

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

Thirteen percent of Kasilof 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. Two percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty seven percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eleven percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Fifteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Sixty two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Kasilof 12.6%
  • County 12.1%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Kasilof 2.3%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Kasilof 70.8%
  • County 68.2%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Here 37.0%
  • County 27.9%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Kasilof 11.5%
  • County 19.0%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Kasilof 14.5%
  • County 24.8%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Kasilof 62.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 42.3%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Kasilof 75.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 73.5%
  • State 73.6%

Twenty five percent of people living in Kasilof 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. Forty four percent of people in Kasilof frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty three 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 (%)

  • Kasilof 25.0%
  • County 19.5%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Kasilof 21.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.3%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 44.2%
  • County 42.0%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 22.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.2%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Forty one percent of people living in Kasilof use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 41.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 39.9%
  • State 38.8%

Twenty nine percent of Kasilof residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty seven percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty five percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty eight percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty four percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty four percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fifteen 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. Five 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 28.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.9%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 36.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 28.8%
  • Alaska 27.3%

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

  • Kasilof 44.8%
  • County 44.9%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 57.5%
  • County 53.3%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 35.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.4%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Kasilof 23.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.6%
  • Alaska 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Kasilof 15.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 14.9%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Here 5.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.9%
  • State 4.2%

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

Kasilof residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Kasilof 2.6
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.0
  • Alaska 1.7

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

Sixty seven percent of people living in Kasilof have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eighteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.1 days per month on average. They have 3.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 18 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 67.4%
  • County 83.0%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Kasilof 17.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.2%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Kasilof 3.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 5.3
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Kasilof 3.9
  • County 6.3
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 18.5
  • County 26.5
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Kasilof residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Seventy three percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Twenty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Kasilof have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Kasilof 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 15 women. He has vaginal sex with 10 women. People living here were on average 25 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 2.3 men on average. They have had 0.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Kasilof were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Kasilof has vaginal or anal sex 73 times a year. Fifty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Kasilof 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 98.7%
  • County 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 95.7%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Here 73.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 88.9%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Here 28.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 50.8%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Kasilof 4.7%
  • County 6.4%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Here 98.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 98.2%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Kasilof 89.4%
  • County 90.6%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Here 37.6%
  • County 43.7%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Kasilof 10.2%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.6
  • County 16.8
  • State 16.9

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

  • Kasilof 14.9
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 29.0
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Kasilof 10.0
  • County 25.0
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 24.9
  • County 21.2
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Here 2.3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.3
  • Alaska 1.8

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

  • Here 0.8
  • County 2.5
  • Alaska 1.0

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

  • Kasilof 19.9
  • County 18.6
  • State 18.8

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

  • Kasilof 5.3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.7
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Kasilof 8.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.3%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Here 73.5
  • County 62.5
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Kasilof 56.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 60.7%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 10.7
  • County 10.5
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 10.0
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.6
  • Alaska 9.0

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

  • Kasilof 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Kasilof 65.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 83.5%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Kasilof 7.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.9%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Kasilof 3.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 5.2%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 44.5%
  • County 32.1%
  • State 30.9%

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

Sixty percent of Kasilof residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 60.1%
  • County 51.8%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Twenty two percent of Kasilof 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 one 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. Twenty percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirteen 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. Thirty seven 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 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 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 22.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.8%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 40.8%
  • County 41.4%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Kasilof 19.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 28.3%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Kasilof 12.9%
  • County 20.1%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Kasilof 37.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 46.8%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.1
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.6
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.3
  • Alaska 1.4

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

Thirteen percent of Kasilof residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four 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. Forty two 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. Ten percent of people living in Kasilof have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty two percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Five percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Thirteen percent have another thyroid problem. Six percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 2.5%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.5%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Kasilof 42.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 35.8%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.3%
  • County 17.9%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Kasilof 10.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 10.5%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Kasilof 22.0%
  • County 19.0%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Kasilof 34.3%
  • County 24.6%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Kasilof 3.0%
  • County 3.3%
  • Alaska 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Kasilof 4.6%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Kasilof 1.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.2%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Kasilof 2.8%
  • County 1.9%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Kasilof 3.9%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • County 2.3%
  • Alaska 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 12.8%
  • County 7.2%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Kasilof 5.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.6%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.2%
  • Alaska 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Kasilof 10.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 7.5%
  • State 6.5%

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

Sixty three percent of births in Kasilof were vaginal deliveries. Thirty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.1 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty nine percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty five percent of women in Kasilof have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fourteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Ten percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Sixteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty 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 63.0%
  • County 63.7%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Kasilof 37.0%
  • County 36.3%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Kasilof 99.1%
  • County 99.4%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Kasilof 59.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 59.0%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 48.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 62.9%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Kasilof 25.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 21.7%
  • Alaska 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Kasilof 14.0%
  • County 11.4%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Kasilof 80.8%
  • County 80.1%
  • Alaska 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Kasilof 10.4%
  • County 8.4%
  • Alaska 9.5%

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

  • Here 16.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.5%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • County 19.1%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

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

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 52.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 57.1%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Kasilof 4.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.7%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Kasilof 34.0%
  • County 41.0%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 9.1%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in Kasilof spend $366 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Kasilof spends $93 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $134 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $24 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 $366
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $362
  • State $369

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

  • Here 23.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.7%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $93
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $75
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $134
  • County $134
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Kasilof 5.4%
  • County 7.0%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $24
  • County $29
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Kasilof 1.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.2%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

People living in Kasilof report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Sixty 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 three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of Kasilof population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty one 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. Seven percent of people in Kasilof had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Kasilof 77.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 79.3%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Kasilof 68.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 78.9%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 93.4%
  • County 94.6%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 22.2%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Kasilof 31.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 47.6%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 16.9%
  • State 16.2%

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

Twenty four percent of Kasilof 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 (%)

  • Kasilof 23.9%
  • County 23.8%
  • Alaska 22.5%

Eighteen percent of Kasilof residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty four percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Nine percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Six 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 (%)

  • Kasilof 18.3%
  • County 17.6%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Kasilof 24.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.8%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Kasilof 9.4%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 9.0%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Kasilof 5.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.6%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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