Health and Nutrition of Primrose, AK Residents

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Forty one percent of Primrose 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 two 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 one 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 two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 40.8%
  • County 49.1%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 16.5
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.6
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 2.3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.5
  • State 3.9

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

  • Primrose 1.0
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.8
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Primrose 2.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.9
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Primrose 2.2
  • County 3.6
  • Alaska 3.6

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

The average Primrose resident last visited a dentist one years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Thirty two percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Fifteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Primrose residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 47 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 26 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.9
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Primrose 32.5%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 14.8%
  • County 22.9%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 47.3%
  • County 46.6%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Primrose 2.3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.9
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.8
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Primrose 25.9
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.5
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Primrose residents 16 years and older is 64 inches. The average weight is 161 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty six percent of people living here are obese. Fifty seven percent have ever been obese. Forty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 64.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 67.2
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Primrose 161.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 184.1
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 28.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 29.1
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Primrose 45.8%
  • County 38.1%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Primrose 56.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 51.2%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Primrose 43.9%
  • County 37.2%
  • Alaska 37.9%

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

Seventy six percent of Primrose residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Nineteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Fourteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Twelve percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 76.3%
  • County 65.7%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Primrose 18.6%
  • County 27.0%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Primrose 14.1%
  • County 25.4%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.0%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 14.5%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Primrose have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty six percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Primrose 10.9%
  • County 8.9%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 56.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 46.3%
  • State 45.1%

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

Primrose 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

  • Primrose 0.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.0
  • State 1.0

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

Eleven percent of Primrose residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Three percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Fifty six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Seventeen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Sixteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Sixty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 12.1%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Primrose 3.2%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Here 55.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 68.2%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Primrose 16.9%
  • County 27.9%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Primrose 15.6%
  • County 19.0%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Here 15.6%
  • County 24.8%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Here 59.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 42.3%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Primrose 89.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 73.5%
  • Alaska 73.6%

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

Seven percent of people living in Primrose 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. Fifty six percent of people in Primrose frequently check their blood cholesterol. Six 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 7.0%
  • County 19.5%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Primrose 25.2%
  • County 24.3%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 56.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 42.0%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Primrose 5.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.2%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Forty percent of people living in Primrose use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Primrose 39.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 39.9%
  • State 38.8%

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

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 40.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.9%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 40.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 28.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 69.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 44.9%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 56.2%
  • County 53.3%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Primrose 39.5%
  • County 27.4%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Primrose 41.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 22.0%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 27.2%
  • County 20.6%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 14.9%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

Primrose residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.0
  • Alaska 1.7

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

Sixty eight percent of people living in Primrose have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fifteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 2.4 days per month on average. They have 2.2 drinks per week.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 68.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 83.0%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Primrose 15.4%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Primrose 2.4
  • County 5.3
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Primrose 2.2
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.3
  • Alaska 6.1

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

Hundred percent of Primrose residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Hundred percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Fifty three percent have ever had anal sex. Sixteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Primrose were 18 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. People living here were on average 24 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in Primrose were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. The average person in Primrose has vaginal or anal sex 38 times a year. Seventy two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Primrose 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.2 female sex partners in their lifetimes.

Summary

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

  • Primrose 100.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Primrose 100.0%
  • County 98.2%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Here 88.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 90.6%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Primrose 52.9%
  • County 43.7%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Here 15.6%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Primrose 17.7
  • County 16.8
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 24.3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 21.2
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 19.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 18.6
  • Alaska 18.8

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

  • Primrose 3.0
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.7
  • State 3.7

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

  • Here 38.1
  • County 62.5
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 72.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 60.7%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Here 7.9
  • County 10.5
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 7.8
  • County 9.6
  • Alaska 9.0

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

  • Here 0.2
  • County 0.5
  • Alaska 0.5

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • County 9.9%
  • Alaska 9.6%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 7.0
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 40.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 32.1%
  • Alaska 30.9%

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

Fifty four percent of Primrose residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Primrose 53.8%
  • County 51.8%
  • State 51.0%

Eight percent of Primrose 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 two 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. Twenty nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty six 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 seven 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 seven 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 1.6 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.8%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Primrose 32.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 41.4%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 29.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 28.3%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Primrose 25.6%
  • County 20.1%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Primrose 47.0%
  • County 46.8%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Primrose 6.7
  • County 6.1
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.6
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.3
  • Alaska 1.4

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

Eighteen percent of Primrose residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". 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 two percent are overweight. Twenty one percent of people living in Primrose have ever received a blood transfusion. Forty two percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Primrose 18.1%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 2.5%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 32.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 35.8%
  • State 33.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Primrose 20.7%
  • County 10.5%
  • Alaska 8.6%

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

  • Here 42.4%
  • County 19.0%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Primrose 34.2%
  • County 24.6%
  • State 20.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Primrose 3.8%
  • County 3.2%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.8%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Primrose 3.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 7.2%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 3.6%
  • Alaska 2.8%

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

Sixty nine percent of births in Primrose were vaginal deliveries. Thirty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty five percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Fifteen percent of women in Primrose have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eight percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Ninety three percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirty percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty five 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 69.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 63.7%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Primrose 30.8%
  • County 36.3%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Primrose 100.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 99.4%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Primrose 65.4%
  • County 59.0%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 59.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 62.9%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 14.8%
  • County 21.7%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 11.4%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Primrose 93.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 80.1%
  • Alaska 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 8.4%
  • Alaska 9.5%

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

  • Primrose 30.3%
  • County 17.5%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 19.1%
  • State 14.6%

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

People living in Primrose report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Nine percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Primrose residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Primrose are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Primrose 54.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 57.1%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Primrose 9.1%
  • County 4.7%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 42.4%
  • County 41.0%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • County 9.1%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in Primrose spend $404 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 43 percent of their income. The average family in Primrose spends $140 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $99 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is four percent of their income. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $404
  • County $362
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Here 43.0%
  • County 23.7%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $140
  • County $75
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.6%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $99
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $134
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Primrose 3.5%
  • County 7.0%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.2%
  • State 1.4%

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

People living in Primrose report their general condition of hearing on average at 91 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. Hundred percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eleven percent of Primrose population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Eight percent of people in Primrose had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 90.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 79.3%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Primrose 83.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 78.9%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Primrose 100.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 94.6%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 22.2%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Primrose 40.4%
  • County 47.6%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Primrose 7.6%
  • County 16.9%
  • State 16.2%

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

Twenty one percent of Primrose 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 21.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.8%
  • State 22.5%

Thirty one percent of Primrose 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. Thirty eight percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Four percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Four percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 31.0%
  • County 17.6%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Here 38.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.8%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • 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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