Health and Nutrition of Ninilchik, AK Residents

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Fifty four percent of Ninilchik residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 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 (%)

  • Ninilchik 53.9%
  • County 49.1%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.6
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Ninilchik 3.9
  • County 3.5
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.8
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Ninilchik 2.1
  • County 1.9
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Ninilchik 3.0
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.6

The average Ninilchik 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). Thirteen 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). Ninilchik residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 53 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 1.6
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.9
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 12.7%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Ninilchik 18.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 22.9%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 52.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 46.6%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Ninilchik 3.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.9
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Ninilchik 2.5
  • County 2.8
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.4
  • County 23.5
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Ninilchik residents 16 years and older is 68 inches. The average weight is 182 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.5
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 67.2
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Ninilchik 182.3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 184.1
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Ninilchik 28.3
  • County 29.1
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Ninilchik 36.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 38.1%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Ninilchik 48.9%
  • County 51.2%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Ninilchik 36.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 37.2%
  • Alaska 37.9%

Sixty nine percent of Ninilchik residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five 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. Two percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Ninilchik 68.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 65.7%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 24.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.0%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 25.4%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.0%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Ninilchik 14.3%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 14.5%

Nine percent of people living in Ninilchik 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. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Ninilchik 9.0%
  • County 8.9%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Ninilchik 50.5%
  • County 46.3%
  • Alaska 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Ninilchik 2.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.0%
  • State 2.5%

Ninilchik 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
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.0
  • Alaska 1.0

Eleven percent of Ninilchik 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. Seventy one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nineteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty three percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty four percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Ninilchik 11.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 12.1%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.9%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Ninilchik 70.9%
  • County 68.2%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Here 33.1%
  • County 27.9%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Ninilchik 19.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 19.0%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Ninilchik 22.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.8%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Ninilchik 44.4%
  • County 42.3%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Ninilchik 78.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 73.5%
  • State 73.6%

Twenty three percent of people living in Ninilchik have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty five percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty four percent of people in Ninilchik frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty 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 23.3%
  • County 19.5%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • County 24.3%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 43.8%
  • County 42.0%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 19.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.2%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Forty five percent of people living in Ninilchik use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 45.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 39.9%
  • Alaska 38.8%

Twenty five percent of Ninilchik residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty five 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 three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty six percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Ten 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 (%)

  • Ninilchik 25.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.9%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 24.9%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 43.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 44.9%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Ninilchik 52.9%
  • County 53.3%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Ninilchik 25.6%
  • County 27.4%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Ninilchik 22.5%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.6%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Ninilchik 10.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 14.9%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Ninilchik 3.7%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.2%

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

Ninilchik residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.0
  • State 1.7

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

Eighty seven percent of people living in Ninilchik have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Seven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 6.7 days per month on average. They have 6.7 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 25 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Ninilchik 87.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 83.0%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Ninilchik 7.3%
  • County 9.2%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 6.7
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 5.3
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.7
  • County 6.3
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Ninilchik 24.9
  • County 26.5
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety eight percent of Ninilchik 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. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Ninilchik have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Ninilchik 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 39 women. He has vaginal sex with 25 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 nine women. People in Ninilchik were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Ninilchik has vaginal or anal sex 47 times a year. Fifty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Ninilchik 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 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Ninilchik 97.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 96.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 95.7%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Here 90.7%
  • County 88.9%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Here 48.8%
  • County 50.8%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Here 5.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.4%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Ninilchik 97.3%
  • County 98.2%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Here 90.1%
  • County 90.6%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Ninilchik 38.0%
  • County 43.7%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Here 9.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 11.3%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 16.8
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Ninilchik 39.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 29.0
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Here 25.3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 25.0
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Here 22.2
  • County 21.2
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 8.5
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.4
  • State 5.7

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

  • Here 18.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 18.6
  • State 18.8

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

  • Ninilchik 2.0
  • County 6.7
  • State 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Ninilchik 7.3%
  • County 6.3%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Here 47.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 62.5
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 56.2%
  • County 60.7%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 8.7
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 10.5
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 7.6
  • County 9.6
  • Alaska 9.0

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

  • Here 0.3
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 84.7%
  • County 83.5%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.9%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Ninilchik 4.7%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.9
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 33.5%
  • County 32.1%
  • State 30.9%

Forty one percent of Ninilchik residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Ninilchik 40.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 51.8%
  • Alaska 51.0%

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

Twenty one percent of Ninilchik 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. Forty four 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 one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty three 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 nine percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • County 23.8%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Ninilchik 43.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 41.4%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Ninilchik 30.5%
  • County 28.3%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 20.1%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Ninilchik 49.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 46.8%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Ninilchik 6.4
  • County 6.1
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.5
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.6
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Ninilchik 1.3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.3
  • State 1.4

Nine percent of Ninilchik 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". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty six percent are overweight. Fourteen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Eleven percent of people living in Ninilchik have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty seven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four 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. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twelve percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Ninilchik 8.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.0%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Ninilchik 2.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.5%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.5%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Ninilchik 35.6%
  • County 35.8%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.9%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 10.5%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 18.0%
  • County 19.0%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Ninilchik 27.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.6%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.3%
  • State 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Ninilchik 2.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.3%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Ninilchik 2.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.9%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.5%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.8%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.3%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 7.2%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.6%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.2%
  • Alaska 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Ninilchik 11.9%
  • County 7.5%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Sixty one percent of births in Ninilchik were vaginal deliveries. Thirty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty five percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty percent of women in Ninilchik have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eleven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twelve percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty two 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 (%)

  • Ninilchik 61.2%
  • County 63.7%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Ninilchik 38.8%
  • County 36.3%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Ninilchik 99.4%
  • County 99.4%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 54.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 59.0%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Ninilchik 69.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 62.9%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Ninilchik 19.7%
  • County 21.7%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Ninilchik 12.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 11.4%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 80.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 80.1%
  • State 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 8.4%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • Ninilchik 11.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.5%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Ninilchik 22.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 19.1%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

People living in Ninilchik report their general health condition on average at 60 percent. Eight percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of Ninilchik residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Ten percent of people living in Ninilchik are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 59.9%
  • County 57.1%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Ninilchik 7.5%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 40.2%
  • County 41.0%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Ninilchik 9.9%
  • County 9.1%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Ninilchik spend $355 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 17 percent of their income. The average family in Ninilchik spends $85 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $158 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $28 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Ninilchik $355
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $362
  • State $369

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

  • Ninilchik 17.1%
  • County 23.7%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $85
  • County $75
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 4.6%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Ninilchik $158
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $134
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • County 7.0%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $28
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $29
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • County 1.2%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

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

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 78.9%
  • County 79.3%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Ninilchik 80.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 78.9%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Ninilchik 94.2%
  • County 94.6%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 21.0%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 48.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 47.6%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Ninilchik 17.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 16.9%
  • State 16.2%

Twenty six percent of Ninilchik 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 (%)

  • Ninilchik 25.7%
  • County 23.8%
  • Alaska 22.5%

Eighteen percent of Ninilchik 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 five percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Nine percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven 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 (%)

  • Ninilchik 18.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.6%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Ninilchik 24.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.8%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Ninilchik 7.6%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Ninilchik 8.7%
  • County 9.0%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.6%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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