Health and Nutrition of Kenai, AK Residents

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Fifty percent of Kenai 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 (%)

  • Kenai 50.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 49.1%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.6
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Kenai 3.8
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.9

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

  • Kenai 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Kenai 1.9
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.9
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Kenai 3.6
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.6
  • Alaska 3.6

The average Kenai 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 one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Kenai 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
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.9
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • County 15.4%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Kenai 20.8%
  • County 22.9%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Kenai 48.7%
  • County 46.6%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Kenai 3.0
  • County 2.9
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Kenai 2.7
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.5
  • Alaska 24.4

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

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.0
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 67.2
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Kenai 181.4
  • County 184.1
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 28.8
  • County 29.1
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Kenai 37.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 38.1%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 49.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 51.2%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 37.2%
  • State 37.9%

Sixty five percent of Kenai 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. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 64.8%
  • County 65.7%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.9%
  • County 27.0%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Kenai 23.9%
  • County 25.4%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Kenai 2.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.0%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Kenai 14.7%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 14.5%

Eight percent of people living in Kenai 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 8.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 8.9%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Kenai 45.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 46.3%
  • Alaska 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Kenai 2.7%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 2.5%

Kenai 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

  • Kenai 1.0
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.0
  • Alaska 1.0

Twelve percent of Kenai 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 eight percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty seven 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 four percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • County 12.1%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Kenai 4.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.9%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Kenai 67.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 68.2%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Here 27.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.9%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Kenai 17.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 19.0%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Kenai 23.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.8%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Here 44.3%
  • County 42.3%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 74.8%
  • County 73.5%
  • State 73.6%

Eighteen percent of people living in Kenai 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 nine percent of people in Kenai 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 (%)

  • Kenai 17.8%
  • County 19.5%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 22.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.3%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Kenai 39.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 42.0%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 15.6%
  • County 17.2%
  • Alaska 15.1%

Forty one percent of people living in Kenai use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Kenai 40.8%
  • County 39.9%
  • Alaska 38.8%

Twenty six percent of Kenai 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 four percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty three percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty one 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 (%)

  • Kenai 25.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.9%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 27.3%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Kenai 43.1%
  • County 44.9%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Kenai 54.0%
  • County 53.3%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Kenai 27.8%
  • County 27.4%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 23.0%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • County 20.6%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 14.6%
  • County 14.9%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Kenai 4.6%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.2%

Kenai residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.8
  • County 2.0
  • Alaska 1.7

Eighty three percent of people living in Kenai 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 25 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 83.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 83.0%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.2%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Kenai 5.3
  • County 5.3
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Kenai 6.0
  • County 6.3
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Kenai 24.8
  • County 26.5
  • Alaska 24.4

Ninety seven percent of Kenai 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 nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Kenai 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. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Kenai 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 2.8 men on average. They have had 1.6 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Kenai were 18 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. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Kenai has vaginal or anal sex 64 times a year. Fifty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Kenai 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 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Kenai 97.1%
  • County 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Kenai 94.8%
  • County 95.7%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Kenai 89.0%
  • County 88.9%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Kenai 49.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 50.8%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Kenai 6.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.4%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Kenai 97.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 98.2%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Kenai 88.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 90.6%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Here 39.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 43.7%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Kenai 11.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 11.3%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.9
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 16.8
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 27.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 29.0
  • State 26.3

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

  • Kenai 22.2
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 25.0
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 21.5
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 21.2
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 5.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.4
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Here 2.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.3
  • State 1.8

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

  • Here 1.6
  • County 2.5
  • State 1.0

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

  • Here 18.3
  • County 18.6
  • State 18.8

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

  • Kenai 5.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.7
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Kenai 8.0%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Kenai 63.6
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 62.5
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 57.8%
  • County 60.7%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Here 10.9
  • County 10.5
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Here 9.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.6
  • Alaska 9.0

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

  • Here 0.5
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 0.5
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Kenai 84.2%
  • County 83.5%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Kenai 9.6%
  • County 9.9%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Kenai 4.9%
  • County 5.2%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Kenai 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Kenai 32.0%
  • County 32.1%
  • State 30.9%

Fifty percent of Kenai residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Kenai 49.8%
  • County 51.8%
  • State 51.0%

Twenty two percent of Kenai 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 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 three percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Fifty 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 (%)

  • Here 22.4%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 40.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 41.4%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 30.9%
  • County 28.3%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Kenai 23.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.1%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 49.5%
  • County 46.8%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.1
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Kenai 2.6
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Kenai 1.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.3
  • Alaska 1.4

Ten percent of Kenai 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 four percent are overweight. Eighteen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Nine percent of people living in Kenai 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. Three 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. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Kenai 9.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.0%
  • Alaska 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.5%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Kenai 3.8%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 35.8%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.9%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Kenai 9.2%
  • County 10.5%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 18.4%
  • County 19.0%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Kenai 21.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.6%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.3%
  • State 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.3%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Kenai 1.6%
  • County 1.9%
  • State 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Kenai 2.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.5%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 2.8%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Kenai 1.7%
  • County 2.3%
  • Alaska 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 7.2%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.6%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Kenai 2.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.2%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Kenai 7.6%
  • County 7.5%
  • Alaska 6.5%

Sixty two percent of births in Kenai were vaginal deliveries. Thirty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty one percent of women breastfeed their children. Seventeen percent of women in Kenai 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 eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Ten percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Kenai 62.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 63.7%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 37.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 36.3%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Kenai 99.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 99.4%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Kenai 57.2%
  • County 59.0%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 60.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 62.9%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Kenai 17.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 21.7%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Kenai 9.6%
  • County 11.4%
  • State 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 77.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 80.1%
  • State 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Kenai 9.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 8.4%
  • Alaska 9.5%

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

  • Kenai 17.5%
  • County 17.5%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 19.1%
  • State 14.6%

People living in Kenai 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 Kenai residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Kenai are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Kenai 58.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 57.1%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.7%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Kenai 41.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 41.0%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • County 9.1%
  • State 8.4%

People in Kenai spend $367 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 22 percent of their income. The average family in Kenai spends $81 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $149 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $33 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $367
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $362
  • State $369

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

  • Kenai 22.2%
  • County 23.7%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Kenai $81
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $75
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.6%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Kenai $149
  • County $134
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Kenai 7.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 7.0%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $33
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $29
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.2%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People living in Kenai report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 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. Twenty percent of Kenai 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 Kenai had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 79.3%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Here 79.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 78.9%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Here 95.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 94.6%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Kenai 20.4%
  • County 22.2%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

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

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Kenai 16.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 16.9%
  • State 16.2%

Twenty two percent of Kenai 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 (%)

  • Kenai 22.1%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 22.5%

Sixteen percent of Kenai 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 two percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Seven 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. 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 (%)

  • Kenai 16.2%
  • County 17.6%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Here 21.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.8%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Kenai 7.0%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • County 9.0%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Kenai 5.5%
  • County 6.6%
  • Alaska 4.9%
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