Health and Nutrition of Nightmute, AK Residents

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Forty four percent of Nightmute 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 four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 43.8%
  • County 47.0%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Nightmute 16.1
  • Bethel Census Area 17.2
  • 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)

  • Here 1.9
  • Bethel Census Area 1.7
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.3
  • County 2.3
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.8
  • County 3.8
  • State 3.6

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

The average Nightmute 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 five 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). Nightmute residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 41 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 two days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • Bethel Census Area 1.9
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • County 20.8%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Nightmute 18.6%
  • Bethel Census Area 17.6%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 41.5%
  • County 45.7%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Nightmute 2.5
  • County 2.6
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.5
  • Bethel Census Area 3.1
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.4
  • County 24.2
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Nightmute residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 173 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty six percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Nightmute 66.0
  • Bethel Census Area 66.6
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 172.7
  • Bethel Census Area 176.6
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Nightmute 28.8
  • Bethel Census Area 29.0
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 36.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 39.3%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Nightmute 49.0%
  • County 51.0%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Nightmute 33.5%
  • County 35.9%
  • Alaska 37.9%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Nightmute 70.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 69.2%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 33.5%
  • County 31.4%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 31.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 29.6%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 26.8%
  • County 22.4%
  • State 14.5%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Nightmute have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty six percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. One percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Nightmute 10.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 10.7%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Nightmute 45.6%
  • County 45.0%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Nightmute 1.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 1.6%
  • State 2.5%

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

Nightmute 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

  • Here 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • Alaska 1.0

Ten percent of Nightmute 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 six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Fifteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Thirteen 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 seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Nightmute 10.1%
  • County 10.3%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 3.1%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Nightmute 56.0%
  • County 57.0%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Here 15.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 17.4%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 12.9%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Nightmute 14.9%
  • County 16.7%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Here 37.4%
  • County 38.6%
  • State 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 69.6%
  • County 70.6%
  • State 73.6%

Twelve percent of people living in Nightmute have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Nineteen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty percent of people in Nightmute frequently check their blood cholesterol. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Nightmute 12.4%
  • County 12.8%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 18.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 19.6%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Nightmute 30.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 33.3%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Nightmute 15.1%
  • County 15.8%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Twenty five percent of people living in Nightmute use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Nightmute 25.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 29.5%
  • Alaska 38.8%

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

Thirty nine percent of Nightmute residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Forty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Fifty two percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Sixty seven percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Forty five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Thirty two percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Thirty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirty three 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. Nine 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 (%)

  • Nightmute 39.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 30.9%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 42.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 33.6%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 52.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 45.1%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Nightmute 66.5%
  • County 60.4%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 45.2%
  • County 37.6%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 31.7%
  • County 24.9%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Nightmute 30.5%
  • County 25.2%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Nightmute 33.4%
  • Bethel Census Area 26.3%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Nightmute 9.1%
  • County 5.3%
  • Alaska 4.2%

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

Nightmute residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Nightmute 1.4
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.7

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

Eighty five percent of people living in Nightmute 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 3.7 days per month on average. They have 7.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 23 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 84.8%
  • County 85.1%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Nightmute 10.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 9.6%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 3.7
  • Bethel Census Area 4.4
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 7.9
  • Bethel Census Area 7.7
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Nightmute 22.7
  • Bethel Census Area 26.2
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Nightmute residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety seven percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty six percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Two percent of males in Nightmute 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. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Twenty four percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Nightmute 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 29 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 women. People living here were on average 20 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 Nightmute were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on one men in their lifetime. Fourteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Nightmute has vaginal or anal sex 75 times a year. Forty percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Nightmute 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 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 99.2%
  • County 98.8%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 97.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 96.3%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Nightmute 82.2%
  • County 83.3%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Nightmute 46.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 46.2%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Nightmute 2.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 4.5%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Nightmute 99.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 98.5%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Nightmute 91.1%
  • County 90.9%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Here 37.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 34.3%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Nightmute 24.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 17.7%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Nightmute 15.9
  • Bethel Census Area 16.3
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Nightmute 29.0
  • Bethel Census Area 31.5
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Here 22.1
  • County 24.2
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Nightmute 20.4
  • Bethel Census Area 20.9
  • State 21.3

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

  • Nightmute 5.7
  • Bethel Census Area 5.9
  • State 5.7

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

  • Nightmute 17.9
  • Bethel Census Area 18.1
  • State 18.8

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

  • Nightmute 1.3
  • Bethel Census Area 1.6
  • State 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • County 15.5%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Here 75.1
  • Bethel Census Area 68.4
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 40.1%
  • County 43.0%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 9.8
  • Bethel Census Area 8.8
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 8.8
  • Bethel Census Area 7.5
  • State 9.0

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

  • Nightmute 0.6
  • Bethel Census Area 0.4
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 74.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 75.6%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Nightmute 7.6%
  • County 6.1%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Nightmute 6.6
  • Bethel Census Area 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Nightmute 30.8%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 30.9%

Fifty nine percent of Nightmute residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 59.2%
  • County 53.4%
  • State 51.0%

Eighteen percent of Nightmute 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 one 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 two 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 four 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 19.5%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 31.0%
  • County 35.3%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Nightmute 40.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 39.3%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 22.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 24.5%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 43.8%
  • County 49.4%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.5
  • County 5.7
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Nightmute 2.5
  • County 2.4
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Nightmute 1.4
  • Bethel Census Area 1.5
  • Alaska 1.4

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

Nine percent of Nightmute residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Two percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty three percent are overweight. Twenty 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. Ten percent of people living in Nightmute have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirty three percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Eighteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Nightmute 8.8%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Nightmute 4.4%
  • Bethel Census Area 3.2%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 2.1%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Nightmute 33.0%
  • County 33.9%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Nightmute 20.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 16.4%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Nightmute 10.3%
  • County 8.2%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 32.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 26.4%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Nightmute 17.6%
  • County 18.1%
  • State 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • Bethel Census Area 1.8%
  • State 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • County 1.9%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Bethel Census Area 3.5%
  • State 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 3.5%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Nightmute 3.0%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Nightmute 6.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 5.5%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Nightmute 1.6%
  • County 1.5%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Nightmute 2.8%
  • County 2.1%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Nightmute 3.6%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 6.5%

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

Seventy four percent of births in Nightmute were vaginal deliveries. Twenty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty five percent of women breastfeed their children. Nine percent of women in Nightmute have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Five 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. Twenty four percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Six 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 74.4%
  • Bethel Census Area 70.2%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Nightmute 25.6%
  • Bethel Census Area 29.8%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Nightmute 100.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 99.9%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 54.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 52.5%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Nightmute 55.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 63.1%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 8.5%
  • Alaska 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Nightmute 5.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 4.9%
  • State 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Nightmute 60.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 66.1%
  • Alaska 77.2%

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

  • Nightmute 23.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 25.0%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 14.6%

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

People living in Nightmute report their general health condition on average at 51 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Nightmute residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Six percent of people living in Nightmute are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 50.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 54.6%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 4.8%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Nightmute 36.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 38.3%
  • Alaska 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • County 6.0%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Nightmute spend $376 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Nightmute spends $104 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $120 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $67 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 $376
  • Bethel Census Area $385
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Nightmute 23.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 21.9%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $104
  • Bethel Census Area $102
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • County 4.8%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Nightmute $120
  • County $125
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Nightmute 7.4%
  • County 7.2%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Nightmute $67
  • Bethel Census Area $56
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 1.3%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

People living in Nightmute report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 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 Nightmute population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty 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 Nightmute had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Nightmute 80.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 81.0%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Nightmute 84.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 84.6%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Here 95.6%
  • County 96.1%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Nightmute 24.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 22.4%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Nightmute 49.7%
  • County 49.7%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Nightmute 12.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 15.3%
  • Alaska 16.2%

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

Twenty nine percent of Nightmute 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 (%)

  • Nightmute 28.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 26.9%
  • Alaska 22.5%

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

Seventeen percent of Nightmute residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty two percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Six percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Nightmute 16.8%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Nightmute 22.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 19.9%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Nightmute 5.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 5.7%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • County 11.0%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Nightmute 3.6%
  • Bethel Census Area 4.0%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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