Health and Nutrition of McGrath, AK Residents

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Fifty two percent of McGrath residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 18 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 one 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 (%)

  • Here 51.6%
  • County 46.6%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 17.7
  • County 17.7
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • McGrath 4.0
  • County 3.6
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • McGrath 1.5
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • McGrath 2.3
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.1
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 2.7
  • County 3.6
  • Alaska 3.6

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

The average McGrath 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). Seventeen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Sixteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). McGrath residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 52 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 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.7
  • County 2.1
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 17.2%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 19.8%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • McGrath 51.5%
  • County 43.4%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.1
  • County 2.5
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • McGrath 2.9
  • County 3.0
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.9
  • County 22.6
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of McGrath residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Forty eight percent have ever been obese. Forty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.0
  • County 66.7
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • McGrath 179.2
  • County 179.0
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 29.1
  • County 29.4
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 38.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 39.6%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • McGrath 48.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 53.2%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 42.3%
  • County 35.5%
  • Alaska 37.9%

Sixty seven percent of McGrath 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. One percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • McGrath 67.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 69.0%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 29.9%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • McGrath 24.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 28.4%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • McGrath 1.4%
  • County 1.9%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • McGrath 14.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 20.4%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

Ten percent of people living in McGrath have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty one percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Two percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • County 12.7%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 50.9%
  • County 45.7%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.9%
  • State 2.5%

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

McGrath 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

  • McGrath 1.0
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.2
  • State 1.0

Nine percent of McGrath 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. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty six percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fourteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty one 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 9.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 11.4%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.2%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • McGrath 60.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 60.6%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • McGrath 25.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 20.1%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 14.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 15.1%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Here 21.0%
  • County 19.1%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Here 44.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 38.8%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • McGrath 77.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 69.3%
  • State 73.6%

Seventeen percent of people living in McGrath have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty three percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty five percent of people in McGrath frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eighteen 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 17.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 17.4%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 22.8%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • McGrath 45.3%
  • County 36.3%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 17.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 19.9%
  • State 15.1%

Thirty eight percent of people living in McGrath use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 38.4%
  • County 29.0%
  • Alaska 38.8%

Twenty four percent of McGrath 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 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. Twenty nine 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. Nineteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Seventeen 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. Three 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 24.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 31.3%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 26.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 34.1%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 39.9%
  • County 46.6%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 55.8%
  • County 58.0%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • McGrath 28.6%
  • County 35.6%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 19.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 24.4%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • McGrath 19.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 25.4%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 17.1%
  • County 24.8%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • McGrath 2.8%
  • County 5.8%
  • Alaska 4.2%

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

McGrath residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • Alaska 1.7

Eighty four percent of people living in McGrath have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eight percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.9 days per month on average. They have 5.6 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 21 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • McGrath 84.1%
  • County 82.0%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.9
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.2
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.6
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 7.5
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 20.8
  • County 27.3
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of McGrath 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. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in McGrath 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 percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in McGrath 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 21 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 1.5 men on average. They have had 0.5 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in McGrath were 19 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. Thirteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in McGrath has vaginal or anal sex 59 times a year. Fifty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in McGrath 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. Eighty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • McGrath 98.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 98.9%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • McGrath 95.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 96.6%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Here 85.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 83.9%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Here 35.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 46.0%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • McGrath 7.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.4%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 99.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 98.7%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • McGrath 90.4%
  • County 88.5%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • McGrath 34.8%
  • County 35.4%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • McGrath 11.0%
  • County 14.9%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.2
  • County 16.1
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • McGrath 20.5
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 34.1
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • McGrath 15.3
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 26.0
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • McGrath 21.7
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 20.7
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Here 3.7
  • County 6.2
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • McGrath 1.5
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 0.9
  • Alaska 1.8

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

  • Here 0.5
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 0.5
  • Alaska 1.0

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

  • McGrath 18.9
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 19.8
  • State 18.8

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

  • Here 2.4
  • County 2.2
  • State 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 13.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 13.9%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • McGrath 58.8
  • County 65.0
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 51.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 44.4%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • McGrath 9.0
  • County 9.2
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • McGrath 7.8
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 8.1
  • Alaska 9.0

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

  • Here 0.4
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 0.4
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • McGrath 82.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 74.4%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

Eleven percent of households in McGrath 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 10.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 11.4%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 5.4%
  • State 4.5%

McGrath 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

  • McGrath 6.7
  • County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 31.7%
  • County 31.4%
  • State 30.9%

Forty five percent of McGrath residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 45.5%
  • County 55.4%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Eighteen percent of McGrath 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. Thirty seven percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty nine 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 five 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 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • McGrath 17.6%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 21.0%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • McGrath 35.7%
  • County 36.8%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • McGrath 37.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 35.6%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 29.3%
  • County 21.0%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • McGrath 55.0%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 43.0%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.3
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 5.6
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • McGrath 2.3
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.6
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • McGrath 1.5
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.4
  • Alaska 1.4

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

Ten percent of McGrath 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". Three 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. Eleven 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 McGrath have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty 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. Three percent have coronary heart disease. One 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. One percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two 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 (%)

  • McGrath 10.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 10.6%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • McGrath 2.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.8%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.6%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • McGrath 37.2%
  • County 36.4%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 17.5%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • County 10.1%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • McGrath 20.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 26.9%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • McGrath 22.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 24.6%
  • State 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.8%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.3%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 0.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.1%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.8%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • McGrath 2.2%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • McGrath 0.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 2.4%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • County 5.8%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 2.7%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • County 2.4%
  • Alaska 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 5.1%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

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

  • McGrath 66.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 70.5%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 33.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 29.5%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 99.7%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • McGrath 56.7%
  • County 56.5%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 64.9%
  • County 61.0%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 15.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 13.9%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 7.3%
  • State 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 76.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 70.1%
  • Alaska 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 4.0%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • McGrath 22.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 21.7%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • McGrath 13.1%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 11.9%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

People living in McGrath report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 41 percent of McGrath residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Six percent of people living in McGrath are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 59.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 52.9%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 4.0%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 40.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 36.9%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • McGrath 6.0%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in McGrath spend $403 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 McGrath spends $106 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $176 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $61 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • McGrath $403
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area $376
  • State $369

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

  • McGrath 21.7%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 24.2%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • McGrath $106
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area $96
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • McGrath 4.3%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • McGrath $176
  • County $118
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • County 6.9%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $61
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area $65
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1.2%
  • State 1.4%

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People living in McGrath 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 seven percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty two percent of McGrath population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty one percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Fifteen percent of people in McGrath had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 81.6%
  • County 79.6%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Here 84.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 80.8%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • McGrath 97.3%
  • County 94.9%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 21.7%
  • County 25.5%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 41.3%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 52.4%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.6%
  • County 16.6%
  • Alaska 16.2%

Twenty seven percent of McGrath 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 (%)

  • McGrath 26.9%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 29.5%
  • State 22.5%

Thirteen percent of McGrath 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. Eighteen 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. Five 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 (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • County 20.2%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Here 17.8%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 25.4%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 8.0%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 12.3%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • McGrath 4.2%
  • County 5.5%
  • State 4.9%

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