Health and Nutrition of Kodiak, AK Residents

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Fifty two percent of Kodiak residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 (%)

  • Kodiak 52.3%
  • County 49.5%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Kodiak 18.8
  • County 19.5
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.8
  • County 3.8
  • State 3.9

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

  • Kodiak 1.6
  • Kodiak Island Borough 1.9
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.9
  • County 2.1
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Kodiak 3.0
  • Kodiak Island Borough 3.5
  • Alaska 3.6

The average Kodiak 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). Fourteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Kodiak residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.9
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 15.7%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Kodiak 19.7%
  • County 21.2%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Kodiak 48.7%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 46.8%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Kodiak 3.0
  • County 2.8
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.9
  • Kodiak Island Borough 2.8
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Kodiak 24.3
  • County 24.3
  • State 24.4

The average height of Kodiak residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 169 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 27. Twenty eight percent of people living here are obese. Thirty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.4
  • Kodiak Island Borough 66.9
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Kodiak 169.2
  • County 176.5
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 27.2
  • County 28.0
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 27.9%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 33.4%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 38.2%
  • County 44.6%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 34.2%
  • Alaska 37.9%

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

Fifty three percent of Kodiak residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Eighteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Ten percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 52.8%
  • County 60.3%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Kodiak 19.7%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 24.3%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Kodiak 18.0%
  • County 22.2%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 2.7%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • County 14.6%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

Nine percent of people living in Kodiak 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 (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • County 8.5%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 45.1%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 43.8%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Kodiak 2.8%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 2.5%
  • State 2.5%

Kodiak 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

  • Kodiak 1.0
  • County 1.0
  • Alaska 1.0

Nine percent of Kodiak 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. Fifty eight percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Nineteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twelve percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Seventeen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Kodiak 9.2%
  • County 10.0%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Here 58.0%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 62.7%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Here 19.4%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 20.6%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Kodiak 12.3%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 15.7%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Kodiak 16.9%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 20.0%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Kodiak 31.7%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 35.8%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Kodiak 72.9%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 70.1%
  • Alaska 73.6%

Sixteen percent of people living in Kodiak have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty one percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty eight percent of people in Kodiak frequently check their blood cholesterol. Seventeen 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 (%)

  • Kodiak 15.6%
  • County 15.2%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Kodiak 21.1%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 21.3%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 34.1%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Kodiak 16.6%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 14.5%
  • Alaska 15.1%

Thirty seven percent of people living in Kodiak use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Kodiak 36.6%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 37.4%
  • Alaska 38.8%

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

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 24.8%
  • County 26.6%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 24.0%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 36.3%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 41.0%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Kodiak 48.2%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 51.2%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 27.0%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 19.8%
  • County 21.4%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 17.9%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 20.2%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Kodiak 12.6%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 13.6%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Here 3.7%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 3.7%
  • Alaska 4.2%

Kodiak residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Kodiak 1.5
  • Kodiak Island Borough 1.6
  • Alaska 1.7

Seventy six percent of people living in Kodiak have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.4 days per month on average. They have 4.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 17 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Kodiak 76.0%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 79.9%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Kodiak 13.1%
  • County 11.5%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.4
  • County 4.7
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.8
  • Kodiak Island Borough 5.8
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Kodiak 16.5
  • County 22.7
  • Alaska 24.4

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

Ninety three percent of Kodiak residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety one percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Seventy seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Kodiak have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety one percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Kodiak were 18 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 18 women. He has vaginal sex with 15 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 four women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 0.9 men on average. They have had 0.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Kodiak were 20 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 Kodiak has vaginal or anal sex 56 times a year. Forty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Kodiak 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Kodiak 93.4%
  • County 95.5%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Kodiak 91.5%
  • County 93.5%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 77.3%
  • County 83.0%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Kodiak 38.4%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 47.7%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Kodiak 4.6%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 4.6%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Here 90.6%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 94.3%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Here 76.4%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 83.3%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Here 32.7%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 37.1%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Kodiak 9.4%
  • County 11.1%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 18.0
  • County 17.1
  • State 16.9

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

  • Here 18.3
  • Kodiak Island Borough 25.5
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Here 14.8
  • County 21.0
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Here 22.1
  • Kodiak Island Borough 21.4
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Kodiak 4.1
  • County 6.1
  • State 5.7

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

  • Here 0.9
  • County 0.6
  • Alaska 1.8

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

  • Kodiak 0.4
  • Kodiak Island Borough 0.3
  • Alaska 1.0

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

  • Here 20.4
  • Kodiak Island Borough 19.9
  • State 18.8

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

  • Here 2.2
  • Kodiak Island Borough 2.4
  • State 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Kodiak 9.0%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 9.0%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Kodiak 56.1
  • County 61.1
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 45.6%
  • County 51.7%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Here 8.5
  • Kodiak Island Borough 9.6
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Kodiak 7.3
  • County 8.5
  • State 9.0

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

  • Here 0.4
  • County 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 70.4%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 76.1%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

Nine percent of households in Kodiak 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 (%)

  • Kodiak 8.7%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 9.6%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Kodiak 3.9%
  • County 4.0%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Kodiak Island Borough 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 28.2%
  • State 30.9%

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

Forty three percent of Kodiak residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 43.1%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 49.9%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Eighteen percent of Kodiak 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 three 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 six 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. Forty six 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • County 22.1%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Kodiak 32.6%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 38.9%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Kodiak 35.9%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 35.2%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • County 22.9%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Kodiak 46.4%
  • County 45.5%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Kodiak 6.0
  • County 5.9
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.4
  • County 2.5
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.4

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

Eight percent of Kodiak 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". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Twenty eight 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. Seven percent of people living in Kodiak have ever received a blood transfusion. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Seventeen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two 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. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • County 9.7%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 2.8%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Kodiak 3.1%
  • County 3.4%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 27.6%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 31.1%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Kodiak 17.9%
  • County 18.0%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 7.8%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 17.0%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 18.0%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 16.9%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 18.7%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Kodiak 3.7%
  • County 2.9%
  • Alaska 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • County 1.9%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 2.2%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Kodiak 1.0%
  • County 1.1%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Kodiak 2.2%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 2.5%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Kodiak 1.7%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 2.1%
  • Alaska 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Kodiak 5.7%
  • County 5.9%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 2.4%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Kodiak 2.7%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Kodiak 6.1%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 5.6%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Sixty five percent of births in Kodiak were vaginal deliveries. Thirty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirteen percent of women in Kodiak have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Sixteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Ten 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 (%)

  • Kodiak 65.1%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 62.8%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 34.9%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 37.2%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • County 99.5%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Kodiak 57.0%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 56.1%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Kodiak 63.5%
  • County 66.8%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Kodiak 13.1%
  • County 13.3%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Kodiak 6.7%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 6.8%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 61.2%
  • County 71.2%
  • State 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 8.7%
  • Alaska 9.5%

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

  • Here 16.0%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 18.0%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 11.7%
  • State 14.6%

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

People living in Kodiak report their general health condition on average at 57 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 35 percent of Kodiak residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Kodiak are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Kodiak 57.0%
  • County 56.7%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 4.8%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 34.6%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 38.8%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Kodiak 6.6%
  • County 7.9%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Kodiak spend $385 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 Kodiak spends $84 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $163 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $30 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 $385
  • Kodiak Island Borough $375
  • State $369

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

  • Here 20.5%
  • County 22.3%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $84
  • County $82
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 4.1%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Kodiak $163
  • Kodiak Island Borough $145
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • County 7.2%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Kodiak $30
  • County $37
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Kodiak 1.1%
  • County 1.4%
  • State 1.4%

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

People living in Kodiak report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 percent. Eighty four 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Sixteen percent of Kodiak population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty five 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. Thirteen percent of people in Kodiak had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Kodiak 81.5%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 81.5%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Kodiak 83.6%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 82.0%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Here 95.9%
  • County 95.7%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Kodiak 16.3%
  • County 18.6%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 35.2%
  • County 43.7%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Kodiak 12.9%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 16.2%

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

Twenty one percent of Kodiak 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 (%)

  • Kodiak 20.6%
  • County 19.4%
  • Alaska 22.5%

Thirteen percent of Kodiak 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. Seventeen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Six percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Five percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 15.8%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Here 16.9%
  • County 20.0%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Kodiak 5.8%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 8.9%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Kodiak 4.8%
  • Kodiak Island Borough 4.8%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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