Health and Nutrition of Pitkas Point, AK Residents

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Forty five percent of Pitkas Point residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 17 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of three meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Pitkas Point 44.6%
  • County 44.5%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Pitkas Point 16.9
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 17.1
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Pitkas Point 3.5
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 3.6
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Here 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.4
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 2.2
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Pitkas Point 3.4
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 4.2
  • State 3.6

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

The average Pitkas Point resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Twenty four percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Pitkas Point 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 three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.1
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 23.4%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 18.9%
  • County 18.4%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Pitkas Point 40.9%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 42.4%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Pitkas Point 2.4
  • County 2.4
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Pitkas Point 3.5
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 3.4
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Pitkas Point 23.9
  • County 23.2
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Pitkas Point residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Thirty three percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Pitkas Point 66.2
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 66.4
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Pitkas Point 177.1
  • County 175.9
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Pitkas Point 29.4
  • County 29.3
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 39.8%
  • County 40.7%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Pitkas Point 53.6%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 52.7%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 33.5%
  • County 34.6%
  • Alaska 37.9%

Sixty eight percent of Pitkas Point residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty five percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirty three percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Twenty seven percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 68.2%
  • County 70.7%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 33.1%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Pitkas Point 32.8%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 30.8%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 1.0%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Pitkas Point 26.6%
  • County 24.5%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 11.3%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Pitkas Point 43.0%
  • County 45.7%
  • State 45.1%

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

Pitkas Point 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
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 1.1
  • Alaska 1.0

Nine percent of Pitkas Point 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. Fifty four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twelve 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 (%)

  • Pitkas Point 9.5%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 9.9%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 3.5%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Here 54.3%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 55.5%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Here 11.9%
  • County 16.0%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 12.0%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Pitkas Point 15.5%
  • County 15.5%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Here 37.0%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 37.2%
  • State 42.6%

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

Sixty four percent of people living in Pitkas Point are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Pitkas Point 63.7%
  • County 69.7%
  • State 73.6%

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

  • Pitkas Point 12.6%
  • County 13.4%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 20.3%
  • County 19.4%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Pitkas Point 30.8%
  • County 31.9%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • County 16.7%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Twenty five percent of people living in Pitkas Point use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Pitkas Point 25.3%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 23.8%
  • Alaska 38.8%

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

Thirty five percent of Pitkas Point residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty seven percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Sixty percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Forty three percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Thirty 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 two percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Seven 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 (%)

  • Pitkas Point 34.9%
  • County 34.2%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Pitkas Point 38.3%
  • County 37.9%
  • Alaska 27.3%

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

  • Pitkas Point 46.6%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 47.7%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 60.4%
  • County 62.1%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Pitkas Point 43.1%
  • County 41.6%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 29.6%
  • County 27.1%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Pitkas Point 29.6%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 27.6%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 31.8%
  • County 30.9%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Pitkas Point 7.1%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 6.5%
  • Alaska 4.2%

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

Pitkas Point residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Pitkas Point 1.4
  • County 1.5
  • Alaska 1.7

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

Eighty three percent of people living in Pitkas Point 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 3.5 days per month on average. They have 7.6 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 82.9%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 84.4%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 10.5%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 10.4%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Pitkas Point 3.5
  • County 4.0
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Pitkas Point 7.6
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 7.9
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 23.4
  • County 27.0
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Pitkas Point 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 percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty four percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in Pitkas Point 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. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty two percent have ever had anal sex. Twenty percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Pitkas Point 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 31 women. He has vaginal sex with 25 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on six women. People in Pitkas Point 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 Pitkas Point has vaginal or anal sex 72 times a year. Thirty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Pitkas Point 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Pitkas Point 99.3%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 99.3%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 96.5%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 96.6%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 80.4%
  • County 81.6%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Pitkas Point 44.4%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 45.9%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Pitkas Point 99.3%
  • County 99.1%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Pitkas Point 89.2%
  • County 90.8%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Pitkas Point 32.0%
  • County 37.1%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Here 19.5%
  • County 21.9%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Pitkas Point 16.0
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 15.9
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 30.6
  • County 31.4
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Pitkas Point 24.9
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 24.2
  • State 21.6

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

  • Pitkas Point 20.7
  • County 20.6
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Pitkas Point 6.1
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 5.3
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Pitkas Point 18.0
  • County 18.8
  • Alaska 18.8

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

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.6
  • State 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Pitkas Point 14.1%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 16.7%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Pitkas Point 71.7
  • County 75.4
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Pitkas Point 39.2%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 39.6%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Here 9.3
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 9.9
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 7.9
  • County 8.5
  • State 9.0

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

  • Pitkas Point 0.4
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 0.5
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 71.9%
  • County 74.9%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Pitkas Point 10.6%
  • County 11.1%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Pitkas Point 5.6%
  • County 7.2%
  • State 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.6
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 6.6
  • Alaska 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Pitkas Point 28.6%
  • County 29.5%
  • State 30.9%

Sixty one percent of Pitkas Point residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Pitkas Point 60.5%
  • County 59.9%
  • State 51.0%

Twenty one percent of Pitkas Point 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 seven 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 two 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 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 five hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Pitkas Point 20.5%
  • County 19.4%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Pitkas Point 37.0%
  • County 33.8%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 41.6%
  • County 39.3%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 45.1%
  • County 46.8%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.1
  • County 5.4
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Pitkas Point 2.6
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 1.5
  • State 1.4

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

Eleven percent of Pitkas Point residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". One percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty four 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. Eight percent of people living in Pitkas Point have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty one percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. One percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. 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. One percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Two percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Pitkas Point 11.4%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 10.1%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Pitkas Point 3.3%
  • County 3.8%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • County 1.8%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.5%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 35.4%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Pitkas Point 15.3%
  • County 20.4%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Pitkas Point 7.9%
  • County 8.7%
  • Alaska 8.6%

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

  • Pitkas Point 30.3%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 29.2%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • County 19.2%
  • State 20.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • County 2.3%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 3.8%
  • State 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Pitkas Point 3.5%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 4.2%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Pitkas Point 2.5%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Pitkas Point 0.6%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 1.6%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 5.6%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Pitkas Point 2.2%
  • County 1.8%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Pitkas Point 2.8%
  • County 2.1%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 3.9%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Seventy two percent of births in Pitkas Point were vaginal deliveries. Twenty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Nine percent of women in Pitkas Point 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 five 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. Seven percent have ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, including any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch and injections, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 72.4%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 74.2%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 27.6%
  • County 25.8%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 99.9%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Pitkas Point 54.3%
  • County 53.3%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Pitkas Point 58.0%
  • County 57.7%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 8.5%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 5.1%
  • State 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 65.4%
  • County 60.4%
  • State 77.2%

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

  • Here 23.6%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 26.6%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • County 6.9%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

People living in Pitkas Point report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Pitkas Point residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Six percent of people living in Pitkas Point are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Pitkas Point 52.7%
  • County 51.6%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 3.8%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 36.5%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 38.0%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 5.3%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in Pitkas Point spend $381 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Pitkas Point spends $103 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $105 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $66 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 $381
  • County $387
  • State $369

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

  • Pitkas Point 23.9%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 23.7%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Pitkas Point $103
  • County $101
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Pitkas Point 5.2%
  • County 5.0%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $105
  • County $108
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Pitkas Point 7.0%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 6.9%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $66
  • County $54
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • County 1.2%
  • State 1.4%

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

People living in Pitkas Point report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 percent. Eighty three 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 Pitkas Point population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty 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. Fourteen percent of people in Pitkas Point had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 81.7%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 80.0%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Here 83.1%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 83.2%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 96.5%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 95.9%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 24.4%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 24.8%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 50.8%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 51.8%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Pitkas Point 13.9%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 16.2%

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Thirty percent of Pitkas Point 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 30.4%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 29.4%
  • Alaska 22.5%

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Seventeen percent of Pitkas Point 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 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. Twelve percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Three 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 (%)

  • Pitkas Point 16.7%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 17.8%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Pitkas Point 20.2%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 22.2%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • Wade Hampton Census Area 6.6%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 11.9%
  • County 13.3%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 4.4%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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