Health and Nutrition of Pleasant Valley, AK Residents

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Forty eight percent of Pleasant Valley residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 15 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 three "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 47.7%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 50.2%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 14.9
  • County 19.9
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Pleasant Valley 3.5
  • County 4.3
  • State 3.9

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 2.0
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.8
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 2.1
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Pleasant Valley 2.4
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 3.8
  • Alaska 3.6

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

The average Pleasant Valley 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. Pleasant Valley residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 48 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 28 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.7
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 1.8
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 24.0%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 15.2%
  • Alaska 15.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 48.3%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 50.1%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.4
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 3.0
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Pleasant Valley 2.4
  • County 2.7
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 27.6
  • County 25.2
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of Pleasant Valley residents 16 years and older is 65 inches. The average weight is 176 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty seven percent of people living here are obese. Fifty six percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Pleasant Valley 64.7
  • County 67.4
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Pleasant Valley 176.3
  • County 181.9
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Pleasant Valley 30.1
  • County 28.5
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 46.8%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 35.6%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 56.1%
  • County 46.6%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 39.3%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 38.3%
  • State 37.9%

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

Sixty five percent of Pleasant Valley residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty six percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirty six percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Thirty two percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 64.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 64.6%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 36.2%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 24.2%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 36.0%
  • County 22.6%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 2.5%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 31.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 13.4%
  • State 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 7.0%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 42.2%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 44.3%
  • State 45.1%

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

Pleasant Valley 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
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 0.9
  • State 1.0

Eleven percent of Pleasant Valley 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. Forty three percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twelve percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eight 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. Forty one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 10.6%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 11.1%

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

  • Pleasant Valley 42.7%
  • County 67.0%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Here 11.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 27.4%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 8.0%
  • County 18.0%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Pleasant Valley 14.7%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 23.1%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Here 41.4%
  • County 44.1%
  • State 42.6%

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

Sixty five percent of people living in Pleasant Valley are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 64.9%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 74.3%
  • State 73.6%

Seven percent of people living in Pleasant Valley have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Sixteen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty seven percent of people in Pleasant Valley frequently check their blood cholesterol. Ten 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 6.8%
  • County 15.1%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 15.9%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 20.4%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 36.5%
  • County 35.7%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 12.6%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Twenty four percent of people living in Pleasant Valley use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 24.4%
  • County 41.1%
  • Alaska 38.8%

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

Sixteen percent of Pleasant Valley residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Seventeen percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Twenty eight percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Sixty nine percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty seven percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Thirteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Ten percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twenty six 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. One percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • County 25.1%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 16.6%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 27.8%
  • County 42.9%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 68.6%
  • County 53.1%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 37.4%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 26.8%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 13.4%
  • County 21.6%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 10.2%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 20.2%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 25.5%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 13.0%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Pleasant Valley 1.5%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 4.0%
  • State 4.2%

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

Pleasant Valley residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 0.6
  • County 1.6
  • State 1.7

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

Ninety percent of people living in Pleasant Valley have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Five percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.1 days per month on average. They have 9.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 40 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 89.6%
  • County 84.0%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 9.0%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.1
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 5.4
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Pleasant Valley 9.0
  • County 5.9
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Pleasant Valley 39.8
  • County 24.2
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Pleasant Valley 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 three percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Sixty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Ten percent of males in Pleasant Valley have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Hundred percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Twenty four percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Pleasant Valley 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 59 women. He has vaginal sex with 49 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 Pleasant Valley 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. The average person in Pleasant Valley has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Forty percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Pleasant Valley 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with four men on average. They have had four male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Pleasant Valley 99.4%
  • County 96.4%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Pleasant Valley 97.5%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 93.2%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Here 92.8%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 87.7%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Pleasant Valley 60.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 48.7%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Here 10.1%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 6.3%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Here 99.5%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 96.6%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Pleasant Valley 95.3%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 89.3%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Pleasant Valley 24.0%
  • County 40.4%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 12.0%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.3
  • County 16.9
  • State 16.9

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

  • Here 58.5
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 24.9
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Here 49.3
  • County 20.4
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Pleasant Valley 20.8
  • County 21.0
  • State 21.3

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

  • Pleasant Valley 5.9
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.7

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

  • Here 18.3
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 18.5
  • State 18.8

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

  • Pleasant Valley 1.4
  • County 3.2
  • Alaska 3.7

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

  • Pleasant Valley 62.5
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 63.3
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 39.9%
  • County 57.0%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Pleasant Valley 4.3
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 9.9
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Here 3.6
  • County 9.1
  • 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+ (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 68.0%
  • County 84.0%
  • State 81.4%

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

Seven percent of households in Pleasant Valley use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • County 9.5%
  • State 9.6%

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

Pleasant Valley residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.6
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 6.8
  • State 6.8

Forty seven percent of Pleasant Valley residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 46.8%
  • County 50.6%
  • State 51.0%

Seventeen percent of Pleasant Valley 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 nine 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. Sixty one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Nineteen 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. Sixty one 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 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 1.6 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 16.7%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 23.3%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 39.0%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 41.4%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 60.9%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 33.8%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 18.9%
  • County 27.7%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 61.2%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 49.9%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.2
  • County 6.3
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.5
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.5
  • Alaska 1.4

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

Three percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Nineteen percent are overweight. Eight 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. Thirty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Eleven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. One percent have ever had emphysema.

Summary

People with anemia (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 2.7%
  • County 2.6%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 3.8%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • County 32.9%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 7.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 15.6%
  • State 15.9%

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

  • Here 30.4%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • County 18.6%
  • State 20.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 1.8%
  • State 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 3.4%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 2.1%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 0.8%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 1.5%
  • Alaska 1.7%

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

Sixty two percent of births in Pleasant Valley were vaginal deliveries. Thirty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Eighty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Seventy five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Forty three percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 61.9%
  • County 59.3%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 38.1%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 40.7%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 99.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 99.5%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 52.0%
  • County 55.4%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 81.8%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 64.2%
  • State 62.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 75.4%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 79.3%
  • State 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • County 11.7%
  • Alaska 9.5%

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

  • Here 43.4%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 19.0%
  • Alaska 19.1%

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

People living in Pleasant Valley report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Pleasant Valley residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Pleasant Valley are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 56.1%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 59.2%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 6.6%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 36.1%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 43.0%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 7.0%
  • County 8.9%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Pleasant Valley spend $470 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 21 percent of their income. The average family in Pleasant Valley spends $143 on food at other stores monthly. This is six percent of their income. They spend $123 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $12 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Pleasant Valley $470
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough $359
  • State $369

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

  • Here 20.8%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 21.2%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $143
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough $82
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 4.7%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Pleasant Valley $123
  • County $162
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $12
  • County $33
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 0.6%
  • County 1.7%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

People living in Pleasant Valley report their general condition of hearing on average at 84 percent. Eighty five 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 nine percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eight percent of Pleasant Valley population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty three 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. Nineteen percent of people in Pleasant Valley had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 83.8%
  • County 82.0%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Pleasant Valley 85.3%
  • County 82.2%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Pleasant Valley 99.4%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 95.7%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 18.0%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 52.7%
  • County 42.6%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 16.8%
  • Alaska 16.2%

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

Eighteen percent of Pleasant Valley 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 (%)

  • Pleasant Valley 17.8%
  • County 20.8%
  • Alaska 22.5%

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

Eight percent of Pleasant Valley 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. Ten percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 13.6%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Pleasant Valley 10.3%
  • County 18.8%
  • State 20.4%

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

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