Health and Nutrition of Knik River, AK Residents

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Forty eight percent of Knik River 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Knik River 48.4%
  • County 49.8%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Knik River 20.2
  • County 20.4
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Knik River 3.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 3.9
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Here 1.9
  • County 1.8
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.0
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.0
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Knik River 3.3
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 3.7
  • Alaska 3.6

The average Knik River 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). Nineteen 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). Knik River residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 46 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

  • Knik River 1.9
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.9
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Knik River 18.5%
  • County 16.0%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 21.4%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 46.0%
  • County 48.0%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Knik River 2.9
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.9
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Knik River 2.5
  • County 2.7
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Knik River 24.3
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 23.9
  • Alaska 24.4

The average height of Knik River residents 16 years and older is 68 inches. The average weight is 189 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty two percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Thirty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Knik River 67.6
  • County 67.4
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 188.7
  • County 183.7
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Knik River 29.5
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 28.9
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 41.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 37.2%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 54.2%
  • County 49.5%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 37.7%
  • County 38.4%
  • Alaska 37.9%

Sixty six percent of Knik River residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty one percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty eight percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Nineteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 66.1%
  • County 65.9%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Knik River 30.9%
  • County 26.6%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Knik River 28.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 24.8%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Knik River 19.4%
  • County 15.3%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

Nine percent of people living in Knik River have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty five 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 (%)

  • Knik River 9.2%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 44.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 46.9%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Knik River 3.4%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 2.5%

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

Knik River 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

  • Knik River 1.0
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.0
  • Alaska 1.0

Eleven percent of Knik River 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. Seventy percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty nine percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twenty 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 nine percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Knik River 10.9%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 5.1%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Here 70.2%
  • County 67.9%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Knik River 28.9%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 19.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 18.7%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Knik River 23.3%
  • County 24.7%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Here 49.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 44.6%
  • State 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 71.3%
  • County 74.3%
  • State 73.6%

Eighteen percent of people living in Knik River 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 seven percent of people in Knik River 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 17.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 19.0%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Knik River 21.9%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Knik River 37.0%
  • County 40.4%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Knik River 16.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 16.2%
  • State 15.1%

Forty percent of people living in Knik River use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Knik River 40.4%
  • County 41.0%
  • State 38.8%

Twenty six percent of Knik River 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 five percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty six percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty one percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty five 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. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Knik River 26.4%
  • County 26.1%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 27.5%
  • County 26.8%
  • Alaska 27.3%

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

  • Here 44.6%
  • County 43.5%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Knik River 56.5%
  • County 53.2%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 30.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 27.2%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 25.0%
  • County 21.8%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Knik River 21.2%
  • County 20.0%
  • Alaska 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 13.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 13.5%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Here 4.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 4.2%
  • Alaska 4.2%

Knik River residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.9
  • State 1.7

Eighty four percent of people living in Knik River have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.6 days per month on average. They have 6.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 29 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Knik River 83.9%
  • County 83.9%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 8.4%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.6
  • County 5.4
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.9
  • County 5.9
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Knik River 29.2
  • County 24.5
  • Alaska 24.4

Ninety eight percent of Knik River 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. Ninety two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Knik River 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 one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Knik River 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 31 women. He has vaginal sex with 24 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 nine women. People in Knik River were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Knik River has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Sixty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Knik River 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 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Knik River 97.6%
  • County 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.7%
  • County 95.0%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Knik River 91.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 89.9%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Here 55.1%
  • County 49.0%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 98.8%
  • County 98.1%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Knik River 91.4%
  • County 90.8%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Here 39.8%
  • County 43.3%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Knik River 10.9%
  • County 11.7%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.7
  • County 16.8
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 31.0
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 26.8
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Knik River 24.2
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 21.8
  • State 21.6

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

  • Knik River 20.8
  • County 21.2
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Knik River 8.5
  • County 6.2
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Here 17.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 19.3
  • Alaska 18.8

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

  • Knik River 2.4
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 4.2
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 6.9%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Knik River 61.5
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 62.1
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Knik River 60.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 60.0%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Knik River 10.0
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 10.6
  • State 9.8

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

  • Knik River 9.5
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.8
  • State 9.0

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

  • Here 0.5
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 0.5
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Knik River 86.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 85.3%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Knik River 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 9.8%
  • County 9.8%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 4.5%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Knik River 6.7
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 36.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 33.2%
  • State 30.9%

Fifty four percent of Knik River residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Knik River 53.9%
  • County 51.2%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Twenty seven percent of Knik River 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. Fifty 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 two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Nineteen 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 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 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Knik River 27.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 23.1%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 49.7%
  • County 40.9%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Knik River 31.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 31.0%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Knik River 19.3%
  • County 22.6%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 46.8%
  • County 47.7%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Knik River 6.0
  • County 6.2
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Knik River 2.6
  • County 2.6
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Knik River 1.3
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.3
  • State 1.4

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

Ten percent of Knik River 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". 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 seven percent are overweight. Fourteen 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 Knik River have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty three 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. Two 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. Three 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 (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 9.8%
  • Alaska 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Knik River 4.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 4.4%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Knik River 37.4%
  • County 35.5%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 16.8%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • County 9.7%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 19.0%
  • County 17.9%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 23.7%
  • State 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Knik River 3.5%
  • County 3.8%
  • Alaska 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.4%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Knik River 1.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.6%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Knik River 2.0%
  • County 1.7%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 3.1%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Knik River 2.1%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Knik River 7.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6.8%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 3.3%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Knik River 3.0%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Knik River 7.6%
  • County 7.7%
  • State 6.5%

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

Sixty one percent of births in Knik River were vaginal deliveries. Thirty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty nine percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty one percent of women breastfeed their children. Nineteen percent of women in Knik River 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). Eighty three percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty three 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 (%)

  • Here 61.0%
  • County 62.4%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Knik River 39.0%
  • County 37.6%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • County 99.4%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Knik River 58.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 58.8%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 60.9%
  • County 62.0%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Knik River 18.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 20.2%
  • Alaska 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Knik River 9.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 10.6%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Knik River 83.2%
  • County 80.8%
  • Alaska 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Knik River 9.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.2%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • Here 22.7%
  • County 19.1%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 17.0%
  • State 14.6%

People living in Knik River report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Knik River residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eleven percent of people living in Knik River are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Knik River 56.1%
  • County 57.5%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Knik River 7.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 5.4%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 41.9%
  • County 42.8%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.1%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in Knik River spend $361 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 Knik River spends $85 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $139 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $28 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 $361
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough $372
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Knik River 20.8%
  • County 22.4%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $85
  • County $79
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 4.4%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $139
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough $159
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Knik River 7.1%
  • County 7.7%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Knik River $28
  • County $32
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Knik River 1.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.3%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

People living in Knik River report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Seventy six percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty one percent of Knik River population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty two 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. Nineteen percent of people in Knik River had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 79.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 80.1%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Knik River 75.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 78.8%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 94.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 95.2%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Knik River 20.5%
  • County 20.6%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 45.0%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Knik River 19.0%
  • County 17.1%
  • Alaska 16.2%

Eighteen percent of Knik River 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 (%)

  • Knik River 17.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 22.1%
  • Alaska 22.5%

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

Eighteen percent of Knik River 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. 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. Four 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 (%)

  • Knik River 17.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 16.2%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Here 23.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 22.4%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Knik River 5.7%
  • County 7.0%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 8.2%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Knik River 4.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 5.5%
  • Alaska 4.9%
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