Health and Nutrition of Pelican, AK Residents

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Fifty four percent of Pelican 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 (%)

  • Pelican 53.5%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Pelican 20.6
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.9
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Here 1.7
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.9
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Pelican 2.6
  • State 3.6

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

The average Pelican resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Fourteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Pelican 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 two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Pelican 1.7
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Pelican 13.7%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Pelican 51.5%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Pelican 3.1
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.5
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.8
  • Alaska 24.4

The average height of Pelican residents 16 years and older is 68 inches. The average weight is 185 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Pelican 67.7
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 184.9
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Pelican 28.5
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Pelican 37.5%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 49.9%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Pelican 37.3%
  • State 37.9%

Sixty nine percent of Pelican residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty six percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty five percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Pelican 68.8%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Pelican 26.1%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Pelican 24.8%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Pelican 3.0%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • State 14.5%

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Pelican 48.8%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • State 2.5%

Pelican 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 1.0
  • State 1.0

Twelve percent of Pelican 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 percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty 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 six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.9%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Pelican 4.3%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Pelican 69.9%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Here 29.9%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 19.0%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Pelican 23.1%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Here 46.5%
  • State 42.6%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Pelican 79.0%
  • Alaska 73.6%

Twenty percent of people living in Pelican have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty four percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty four percent of people in Pelican frequently check their blood cholesterol. Sixteen 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 20.4%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.9%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Pelican 43.6%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Pelican 16.0%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Forty four percent of people living in Pelican use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 44.5%
  • State 38.8%

Twenty five percent of Pelican residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three 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 five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty four 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. Nine 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 (%)

  • Pelican 25.5%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.7%
  • Alaska 27.3%

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

  • Here 42.7%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.7%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Pelican 25.0%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Pelican 24.0%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.9%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Pelican 9.4%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Here 3.4%
  • Alaska 4.2%

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

Pelican residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.0
  • State 1.7

Eighty six percent of people living in Pelican 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 6.7 days per month on average. They have 6.6 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 (%)

  • Here 86.0%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 6.7
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Pelican 6.6
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 24.8
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety eight percent of Pelican 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. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Pelican 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 eight percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Pelican 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 30 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 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. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.0 men on average. They have had 0.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Pelican 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 Pelican has vaginal or anal sex 49 times a year. Sixty percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Pelican 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 eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Pelican 97.7%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Pelican 95.7%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 90.9%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Here 53.2%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Pelican 6.0%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Pelican 98.5%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Here 90.1%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Here 38.3%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Here 11.2%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Pelican 17.3
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 30.4
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Pelican 22.7
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 22.3
  • State 21.3

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

  • Pelican 8.6
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Here 1.0
  • Alaska 1.8

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

  • Pelican 0.4
  • State 1.0

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

  • Here 18.3
  • Alaska 18.8

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

  • Here 2.0
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Pelican 49.2
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Pelican 59.8%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 8.8
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 8.0
  • State 9.0

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

  • Here 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 87.5%
  • State 81.4%

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

Eleven percent of households in Pelican 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 (%)

  • Pelican 11.3%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • State 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.9
  • Alaska 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 34.9%
  • Alaska 30.9%

Forty one percent of Pelican residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Pelican 40.9%
  • Alaska 51.0%

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

Twenty two percent of Pelican 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 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. Fifty two 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 21.6%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 44.4%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 30.9%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 51.8%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Pelican 6.3
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.5
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • State 1.4

Ten percent of Pelican 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". 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. Fifteen 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 Pelican have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four 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. Four 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. 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. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Pelican 9.5%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Pelican 36.0%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Pelican 15.2%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Pelican 9.6%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Pelican 17.8%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Pelican 4.4%
  • Alaska 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Pelican 1.8%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Pelican 3.4%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Pelican 1.1%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Pelican 3.5%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Pelican 2.3%
  • State 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Pelican 1.6%
  • Alaska 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Pelican 8.6%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Pelican 2.2%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Pelican 3.0%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 10.5%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Sixty two percent of births in Pelican were vaginal deliveries. Thirty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy two percent of women breastfeed their children. Nineteen percent of women in Pelican 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 percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eleven percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty one 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 (%)

  • Pelican 61.8%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 38.2%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Pelican 99.2%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 58.2%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 72.2%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Pelican 19.2%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Pelican 12.3%
  • State 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Pelican 80.2%
  • State 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • Alaska 9.5%

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

  • Here 11.3%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Pelican 21.5%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

People living in Pelican report their general health condition on average at 60 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 41 percent of Pelican residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Ten percent of people living in Pelican are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Pelican 60.3%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 41.2%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Pelican 10.2%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in Pelican spend $365 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 Pelican spends $93 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $169 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $45 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $365
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Pelican 17.0%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Pelican $93
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Pelican $169
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Pelican 6.6%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Pelican $45
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Pelican 1.7%
  • State 1.4%

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

People living in Pelican report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty two 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 percent of Pelican 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. Eighteen percent of people in Pelican had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Pelican 80.3%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Here 82.3%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 95.7%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Pelican 20.5%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 47.7%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Pelican 17.9%
  • State 16.2%

Twenty two percent of Pelican 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 21.7%
  • Alaska 22.5%

Seventeen percent of Pelican 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. Seven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Six 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 16.9%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Here 22.3%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Pelican 6.8%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Pelican 7.8%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • State 4.9%
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