Health and Nutrition of Ridgeway, AK Residents

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Forty seven percent of Ridgeway 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 47.3%
  • County 49.1%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.6
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.6
  • County 3.5
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Ridgeway 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.9
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Ridgeway 3.5
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.6
  • State 3.6

The average Ridgeway 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 one percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty three percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Ridgeway residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 43 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Ridgeway 2.1
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Ridgeway 21.0%
  • County 15.4%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 22.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 22.9%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Ridgeway 43.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 46.6%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.6
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.9
  • Alaska 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

  • Ridgeway 22.3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.5
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of Ridgeway residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 185 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty three percent of people living here are obese. Fifty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Ridgeway 67.0
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 67.2
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Ridgeway 184.9
  • County 184.1
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 29.5
  • County 29.1
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Ridgeway 43.5%
  • County 38.1%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 55.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 51.2%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 36.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 37.2%
  • Alaska 37.9%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 68.8%
  • County 65.7%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 30.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.0%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 26.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 25.4%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

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

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Ridgeway 16.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 15.6%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • County 8.9%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 47.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 46.3%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Ridgeway 3.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.0%
  • State 2.5%

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

Ridgeway residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate one time at night (from time they go to bed at night until the time they get up in the morning).

Summary

Avg. # of times urinating at night

  • Here 1.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.0
  • State 1.0

Thirteen percent of Ridgeway 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. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty eight percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty five 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 13.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 12.1%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.9%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Here 71.3%
  • County 68.2%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Ridgeway 28.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.9%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Ridgeway 18.0%
  • County 19.0%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Ridgeway 25.0%
  • County 24.8%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Ridgeway 45.6%
  • County 42.3%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 70.3%
  • County 73.5%
  • Alaska 73.6%

Twenty three percent of people living in Ridgeway 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 percent of people in Ridgeway frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Ridgeway 22.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 19.5%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.8%
  • County 24.3%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Ridgeway 39.6%
  • County 42.0%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.2%
  • State 15.1%

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

Thirty five percent of people living in Ridgeway use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 39.9%
  • Alaska 38.8%

Twenty eight percent of Ridgeway residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty six 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. Thirty two percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty seven percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty three percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fifteen 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. Five 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 (%)

  • Ridgeway 28.3%
  • County 27.9%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Ridgeway 30.5%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 45.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 44.9%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Ridgeway 56.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 53.3%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 31.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.4%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Ridgeway 27.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 22.0%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Ridgeway 22.8%
  • County 20.6%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Ridgeway 15.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 14.9%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 4.9%
  • Alaska 4.2%

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

Ridgeway residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Ridgeway 2.2
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.0
  • Alaska 1.7

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

Eighty two percent of people living in Ridgeway 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 5.2 days per month on average. They have 6.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 28 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 81.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 83.0%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Ridgeway 9.8%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Ridgeway 5.2
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 5.3
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.3
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 27.6
  • County 26.5
  • State 24.4

Ninety eight percent of Ridgeway residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Ridgeway have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Ridgeway 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 31 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 seven women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 0.7 men on average. People in Ridgeway were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Ridgeway has vaginal or anal sex 60 times a year. Fifty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Ridgeway 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 14 men on average. They have had 13 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 97.7%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 95.7%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Ridgeway 90.1%
  • County 88.9%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Here 48.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 50.8%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Ridgeway 6.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.4%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Ridgeway 98.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 98.2%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Ridgeway 83.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 90.6%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Here 39.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 43.7%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Here 13.0%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Ridgeway 16.7
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 16.8
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Ridgeway 31.0
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 29.0
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Ridgeway 23.2
  • County 25.0
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Here 21.7
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 21.2
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Ridgeway 7.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.4
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Ridgeway 0.7
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.3
  • Alaska 1.8

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

  • Here 18.6
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 18.6
  • State 18.8

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

  • Ridgeway 4.1
  • County 6.7
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Here 59.8
  • County 62.5
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 59.4%
  • County 60.7%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 14.2
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 10.5
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Ridgeway 12.7
  • County 9.6
  • State 9.0

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

  • Ridgeway 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 86.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 83.5%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.9%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 5.2%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • County 6.8
  • Alaska 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 38.1%
  • County 32.1%
  • State 30.9%

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

Fifty seven percent of Ridgeway residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 57.3%
  • County 51.8%
  • State 51.0%

Twenty three percent of Ridgeway 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 one 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. Seventeen 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 four percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Ridgeway 23.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.8%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 40.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 41.4%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Ridgeway 31.2%
  • County 28.3%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Ridgeway 17.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.1%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 43.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 46.8%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Ridgeway 6.0
  • County 6.1
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Ridgeway 1.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.3
  • State 1.4

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

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

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.0%
  • Alaska 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Ridgeway 3.2%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.5%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 38.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 35.8%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Ridgeway 25.3%
  • County 17.9%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Ridgeway 11.0%
  • County 10.5%
  • Alaska 8.6%

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

  • Here 23.2%
  • County 19.0%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Ridgeway 27.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.6%
  • State 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.3%
  • State 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.3%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Ridgeway 2.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.2%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.9%
  • State 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Ridgeway 3.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.5%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Ridgeway 4.0%
  • County 2.8%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.3%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • County 7.2%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Ridgeway 4.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.6%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Ridgeway 4.0%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 7.5%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

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

  • Ridgeway 68.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 63.7%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 32.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 36.3%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Ridgeway 99.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 99.4%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 63.9%
  • County 59.0%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Ridgeway 45.1%
  • County 62.9%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Ridgeway 21.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 21.7%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 11.4%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Ridgeway 73.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 80.1%
  • State 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Ridgeway 6.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 8.4%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • Ridgeway 16.0%
  • County 17.5%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Ridgeway 14.7%
  • County 19.1%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

People living in Ridgeway report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 41 percent of Ridgeway residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Ridgeway are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 57.1%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.7%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 40.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 41.0%
  • Alaska 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Ridgeway 8.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.1%
  • Alaska 8.4%

People in Ridgeway spend $361 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 25 percent of their income. The average family in Ridgeway spends $76 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $134 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $34 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Ridgeway $361
  • County $362
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Ridgeway 25.2%
  • County 23.7%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $76
  • County $75
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Ridgeway 4.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.6%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Ridgeway $134
  • County $134
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 7.0%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $34
  • County $29
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.2%
  • State 1.4%

People living in Ridgeway report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 percent. Seventy four 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 three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty five percent of Ridgeway population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty eight percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Seventeen percent of people in Ridgeway had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Ridgeway 77.7%
  • County 79.3%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Here 73.6%
  • County 78.9%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 92.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 94.6%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 25.4%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 47.7%
  • County 47.6%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Ridgeway 17.3%
  • County 16.9%
  • Alaska 16.2%

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

Twenty two percent of Ridgeway 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 22.2%
  • County 23.8%
  • Alaska 22.5%

Twenty four percent of Ridgeway 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 percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Ten 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. Seven percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Ridgeway 24.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.6%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Here 29.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.8%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Ridgeway 9.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 8.3%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Ridgeway 11.7%
  • County 9.0%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Ridgeway 7.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.6%
  • State 4.9%

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

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