Health and Nutrition of Koyuk, AK Residents

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Forty six percent of Koyuk residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 16 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 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 (%)

  • Koyuk 46.3%
  • Nome Census Area 47.1%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Koyuk 16.1
  • Nome Census Area 17.9
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Koyuk 3.4
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.9

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

  • Koyuk 1.6
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.2
  • Nome Census Area 2.1
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Koyuk 3.8
  • Nome Census Area 3.9
  • Alaska 3.6

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

The average Koyuk 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 four percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Koyuk residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 43 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 1.9
  • Nome Census Area 2.0
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 23.5%
  • Nome Census Area 20.6%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 18.9%
  • County 18.9%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Koyuk 42.5%
  • Nome Census Area 44.7%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Koyuk 2.6
  • Nome Census Area 2.6
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Koyuk 3.3
  • County 3.1
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Koyuk 24.1
  • Nome Census Area 23.6
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of Koyuk residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty four percent of people living here are obese. Fifty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.8
  • Nome Census Area 66.8
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 178.7
  • Nome Census Area 177.7
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Koyuk 29.9
  • Nome Census Area 29.2
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 44.3%
  • Nome Census Area 40.0%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 58.0%
  • Nome Census Area 51.9%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 34.4%
  • Nome Census Area 35.1%
  • State 37.9%

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

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 70.8%
  • Nome Census Area 69.2%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 36.3%
  • County 30.2%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 33.5%
  • County 28.3%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Koyuk 0.9%
  • County 1.5%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 27.9%
  • County 20.8%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

Twelve percent of people living in Koyuk have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty four percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • Nome Census Area 11.0%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 44.4%
  • County 44.8%
  • Alaska 45.1%

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

Koyuk 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

  • Koyuk 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.0

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

Eleven percent of Koyuk residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Three percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Fifty four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twelve 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. Thirty two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Koyuk 10.8%
  • Nome Census Area 10.8%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Here 54.2%
  • Nome Census Area 58.1%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Koyuk 12.9%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Koyuk 11.5%
  • County 13.3%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Koyuk 15.3%
  • County 18.4%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Here 31.9%
  • County 37.7%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 64.9%
  • Nome Census Area 69.8%
  • State 73.6%

Thirteen percent of people living in Koyuk have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Eighteen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty one percent of people in Koyuk 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 (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Nome Census Area 14.5%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Koyuk 18.1%
  • County 21.0%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Koyuk 31.0%
  • Nome Census Area 34.2%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Koyuk 17.0%
  • County 16.7%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Twenty four percent of people living in Koyuk use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 28.3%
  • Alaska 38.8%

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

Thirty two percent of Koyuk residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty four percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty nine percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Forty three 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 seven percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirty two 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 32.4%
  • County 30.0%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 35.5%
  • County 32.6%
  • Alaska 27.3%

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

  • Here 43.8%
  • Nome Census Area 44.4%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Koyuk 58.6%
  • County 58.2%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 42.7%
  • Nome Census Area 35.3%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Koyuk 23.5%
  • County 23.4%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 26.6%
  • Nome Census Area 24.0%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Koyuk 31.8%
  • Nome Census Area 24.7%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Koyuk 4.7%
  • Nome Census Area 4.8%
  • Alaska 4.2%

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

Koyuk residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.3
  • Nome Census Area 1.5
  • Alaska 1.7

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

Eighty five percent of people living in Koyuk 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 3.9 days per month on average. They have 8.4 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 30 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 85.2%
  • Nome Census Area 84.3%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Koyuk 9.6%
  • Nome Census Area 10.0%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Koyuk 3.9
  • Nome Census Area 4.4
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Koyuk 8.4
  • Nome Census Area 7.6
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 30.3
  • County 27.5
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Koyuk 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 eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Koyuk have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Hundred percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty four percent have ever had anal sex. Twenty percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Koyuk were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 35 women. He has vaginal sex with 26 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 six women. People in Koyuk were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Nineteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Koyuk has vaginal or anal sex 70 times a year. Thirty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Koyuk 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight 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) (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • Nome Census Area 98.7%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 96.1%
  • County 96.4%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Koyuk 77.8%
  • Nome Census Area 83.3%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Here 40.6%
  • County 46.2%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Koyuk 5.5%
  • County 4.7%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Koyuk 99.5%
  • Nome Census Area 98.2%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Koyuk 89.3%
  • County 89.6%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Koyuk 34.5%
  • County 33.8%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Koyuk 19.9%
  • Nome Census Area 16.3%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 15.7
  • Nome Census Area 16.2
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Koyuk 35.2
  • Nome Census Area 31.9
  • State 26.3

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

  • Koyuk 26.5
  • Nome Census Area 25.0
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Koyuk 20.7
  • Nome Census Area 20.9
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Koyuk 6.1
  • Nome Census Area 6.0
  • State 5.7

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

  • Koyuk 17.7
  • Nome Census Area 19.2
  • State 18.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Koyuk 19.1%
  • County 15.2%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Koyuk 70.5
  • Nome Census Area 69.9
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 36.3%
  • County 44.3%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Koyuk 9.3
  • County 9.4
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Koyuk 7.7
  • County 7.9
  • State 9.0

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

  • Koyuk 0.4
  • County 0.4
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Koyuk 70.1%
  • Nome Census Area 75.7%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 12.8%
  • County 11.2%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • Nome Census Area 5.7%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Koyuk 6.6
  • Nome Census Area 6.7
  • Alaska 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Koyuk 25.4%
  • Nome Census Area 29.0%
  • Alaska 30.9%

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

Fifty eight percent of Koyuk residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Koyuk 57.9%
  • Nome Census Area 55.2%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Twenty two percent of Koyuk 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 six percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty four percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty eight 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Koyuk 22.4%
  • Nome Census Area 20.9%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 36.2%
  • Nome Census Area 35.8%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 41.0%
  • Nome Census Area 37.9%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Koyuk 23.8%
  • Nome Census Area 23.2%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Koyuk 48.0%
  • County 47.7%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Koyuk 5.2
  • Nome Census Area 5.6
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Koyuk 2.5
  • Nome Census Area 2.5
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Koyuk 1.4
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.4

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

Ten percent of Koyuk 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". One percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty six percent are overweight. Twelve 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 Koyuk have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. One percent have ever had emphysema. Five percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Koyuk 9.8%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Nome Census Area 3.2%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Koyuk 1.2%
  • Nome Census Area 2.3%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Koyuk 35.7%
  • County 34.9%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Koyuk 12.5%
  • Nome Census Area 16.9%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Koyuk 8.6%
  • County 8.4%
  • Alaska 8.6%

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

  • Here 31.2%
  • County 25.6%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • County 19.5%
  • State 20.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Koyuk 2.3%
  • County 2.4%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Nome Census Area 3.7%
  • State 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Nome Census Area 4.1%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Nome Census Area 2.9%
  • State 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Koyuk 0.9%
  • Nome Census Area 1.8%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Koyuk 5.1%
  • Nome Census Area 5.3%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Koyuk 2.0%
  • Nome Census Area 2.0%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Nome Census Area 2.3%
  • Alaska 2.2%

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

Seventy eight percent of births in Koyuk were vaginal deliveries. Twenty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Eight percent of women in Koyuk have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Four percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Thirty four percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Seven 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 (%)

  • Koyuk 77.5%
  • County 68.5%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Koyuk 22.5%
  • County 31.5%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Koyuk 100.0%
  • County 99.8%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Koyuk 52.0%
  • Nome Census Area 53.6%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Koyuk 62.6%
  • County 63.0%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Koyuk 7.6%
  • County 9.5%
  • Alaska 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 5.3%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 62.5%
  • County 66.9%
  • State 77.2%

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

  • Here 33.9%
  • County 23.9%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Koyuk 7.5%
  • Nome Census Area 8.9%
  • State 14.6%

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

People living in Koyuk report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Koyuk residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Five percent of people living in Koyuk are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Koyuk 52.9%
  • Nome Census Area 54.5%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Koyuk 3.9%
  • Nome Census Area 4.3%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • County 38.1%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • Nome Census Area 6.1%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in Koyuk spend $392 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Koyuk spends $103 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $93 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $72 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 $392
  • Nome Census Area $386
  • State $369

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

  • Koyuk 24.5%
  • County 23.2%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Koyuk $103
  • Nome Census Area $98
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • Nome Census Area 4.6%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $93
  • Nome Census Area $121
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Koyuk 6.6%
  • County 6.8%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $72
  • Nome Census Area $53
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Koyuk 1.0%
  • County 1.2%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

People living in Koyuk report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 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. Twenty four percent of Koyuk population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty 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. Seventeen percent of people in Koyuk had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 81.3%
  • County 80.6%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Koyuk 83.8%
  • Nome Census Area 83.1%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Koyuk 95.6%
  • Nome Census Area 96.0%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Koyuk 24.1%
  • County 23.2%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Koyuk 54.5%
  • Nome Census Area 51.2%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Koyuk 16.8%
  • Nome Census Area 16.4%
  • State 16.2%

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Thirty three percent of Koyuk residents 40 and older take a low-dose aspirin each day to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cancer.

Summary

Adults 40+ taking low-dose aspirin (%)

  • Here 32.7%
  • Nome Census Area 27.9%
  • State 22.5%

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Seventeen percent of Koyuk 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 one 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. Eleven 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 (%)

  • Koyuk 17.0%
  • Nome Census Area 17.5%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Koyuk 20.7%
  • Nome Census Area 22.0%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Koyuk 6.6%
  • Nome Census Area 6.9%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Koyuk 10.7%
  • Nome Census Area 11.2%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Koyuk 3.5%
  • Nome Census Area 4.7%
  • State 4.9%

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

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