Health and Nutrition of Saxman, AK Residents

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Forty eight percent of Saxman residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 18 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Saxman 48.0%
  • County 52.2%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 18.1
  • County 20.2
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.7
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 3.9
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Saxman 1.8
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 1.7
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Saxman 2.2
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 2.0
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.2
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 3.4
  • State 3.6

The average Saxman 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 two 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). Saxman 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Saxman 2.1
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 1.7
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Saxman 22.3%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 14.5%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Saxman 19.4%
  • County 19.3%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Saxman 43.1%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 50.9%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Saxman 2.7
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 3.1
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.0
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Saxman 23.0
  • County 24.2
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Saxman residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty three percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.7
  • County 67.2
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 179.2
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 179.4
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Saxman 29.4
  • County 28.5
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 39.2%
  • County 35.5%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 52.8%
  • County 46.6%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Saxman 36.2%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 38.6%
  • Alaska 37.9%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Saxman 66.5%
  • County 63.8%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Saxman 27.6%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 23.6%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Saxman 25.6%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 22.1%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Saxman 2.4%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 2.4%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Saxman 16.3%
  • County 12.9%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Saxman 12.3%
  • County 8.9%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Saxman 45.9%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 47.5%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 2.6%
  • State 2.5%

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

Saxman 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

  • Saxman 1.1
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 1.0
  • State 1.0

Twelve percent of Saxman 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. Sixty three percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty two percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Eighteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Saxman 12.4%
  • County 10.8%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Saxman 3.7%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 5.1%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Saxman 62.6%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 65.7%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Here 21.7%
  • County 28.6%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Here 15.4%
  • County 16.9%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Here 18.3%
  • County 22.8%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Here 41.6%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 44.0%
  • State 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Saxman 70.1%
  • County 77.1%
  • Alaska 73.6%

Seventeen percent of people living in Saxman have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty seven percent of people in Saxman 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 (%)

  • Saxman 17.2%
  • County 19.3%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Saxman 22.1%
  • County 22.7%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 37.1%
  • County 42.1%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Saxman 19.8%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 17.4%
  • State 15.1%

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

Thirty one percent of people living in Saxman use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Saxman 31.1%
  • County 42.1%
  • Alaska 38.8%

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

Thirty percent of Saxman residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty three percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty seven percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty eight percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty four percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty five percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twenty 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. Six 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 29.6%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 24.7%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 32.6%
  • County 25.5%
  • Alaska 27.3%

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

  • Here 46.9%
  • County 41.1%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 57.5%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 51.6%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Saxman 35.1%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 25.5%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Saxman 23.6%
  • County 20.4%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • County 19.1%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 13.0%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Saxman 6.0%
  • County 3.7%
  • Alaska 4.2%

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

Saxman residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Saxman 1.8
  • County 1.9
  • Alaska 1.7

Seventy nine percent of people living in Saxman have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.0 days per month on average. They have 6.4 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 24 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Saxman 78.9%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 82.3%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.7%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 9.6%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.0
  • County 5.4
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Saxman 6.4
  • County 5.6
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 24.1
  • County 21.6
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety eight percent of Saxman residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Saxman 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 seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex. Fourteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Saxman 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 28 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 women. People living here were on average 20 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.7 men on average. They have had 0.9 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Saxman were 18 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. Thirteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Saxman has vaginal or anal sex 70 times a year. Forty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Saxman 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 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 eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 98.2%
  • County 97.4%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.4%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 94.8%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Saxman 81.7%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 87.2%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Saxman 42.9%
  • County 44.2%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Here 5.8%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 6.2%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 98.8%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 97.3%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Here 87.2%
  • County 88.5%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Here 33.2%
  • County 38.2%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Saxman 13.9%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Saxman 16.4
  • County 17.2
  • State 16.9

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

  • Saxman 28.0
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 23.7
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Here 21.3
  • County 19.1
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 20.4
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 21.7
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Saxman 5.1
  • County 5.1
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Saxman 1.7
  • County 1.7
  • Alaska 1.8

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

  • Saxman 0.9
  • County 0.9
  • State 1.0

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

  • Here 18.5
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 19.6
  • State 18.8

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

  • Here 2.9
  • County 3.4
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Saxman 13.0%
  • County 7.6%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Here 69.9
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 61.4
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Saxman 45.2%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 56.0%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Saxman 9.6
  • County 9.4
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Saxman 8.4
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 8.6
  • State 9.0

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

  • Saxman 0.4
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 77.8%
  • County 83.0%
  • State 81.4%

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

Twelve percent of households in Saxman 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 (%)

  • Saxman 12.3%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 9.5%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 4.3%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Saxman 6.7
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 6.8
  • Alaska 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Saxman 32.6%
  • County 31.5%
  • State 30.9%

Fifty eight percent of Saxman residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 58.2%
  • County 46.3%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Twenty three percent of Saxman 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 four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty five 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 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 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Saxman 23.3%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 20.7%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 41.1%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 37.6%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Saxman 34.2%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 31.9%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 24.8%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 25.6%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Saxman 44.9%
  • County 49.3%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Saxman 5.6
  • County 6.3
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.5
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.5
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.4

Twelve percent of Saxman 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". Two 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. 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. Nine percent of people living in Saxman have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty five percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. One percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Saxman 12.1%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 9.9%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 2.7%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 38.2%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 34.6%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Saxman 15.3%
  • County 14.5%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 9.1%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Saxman 25.0%
  • County 17.1%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Saxman 24.0%
  • County 22.7%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 3.7%
  • State 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Saxman 2.8%
  • County 2.4%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 2.8%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 1.5%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Saxman 4.5%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 3.1%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 2.7%
  • State 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Saxman 1.6%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Saxman 6.6%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 7.0%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Saxman 1.3%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 2.2%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Saxman 4.5%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 8.1%
  • State 6.5%

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

Seventy two percent of births in Saxman were vaginal deliveries. Twenty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.8 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty nine percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Sixteen percent of women in Saxman 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). Seventy percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Four percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Sixteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Thirteen 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 71.7%
  • County 62.2%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 28.3%
  • County 37.8%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Saxman 99.8%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 99.4%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Saxman 58.7%
  • County 56.3%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Saxman 56.3%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 64.6%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 15.9%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 18.0%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Saxman 8.3%
  • County 9.7%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Saxman 70.4%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 77.9%
  • Alaska 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Saxman 4.1%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 9.6%
  • Alaska 9.5%

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

  • Saxman 16.3%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 16.8%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Saxman 13.4%
  • County 16.7%
  • State 14.6%

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

People living in Saxman report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Saxman residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Saxman are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.7%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 59.0%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Saxman 3.9%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 5.4%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Saxman 35.8%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 40.5%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 8.0%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Saxman spend $364 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 Saxman spends $107 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $131 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $54 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 $364
  • County $380
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Here 23.7%
  • County 20.7%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $107
  • County $84
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Saxman 5.3%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Saxman $131
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough $169
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 7.2%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $54
  • County $41
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Saxman 1.4%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 1.2%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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People living in Saxman report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty one 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 six percent of Saxman 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. Seventeen percent of people in Saxman had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.3%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 80.7%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Here 80.6%
  • County 80.8%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 95.8%
  • County 95.9%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 25.8%
  • County 19.1%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Saxman 51.2%
  • County 40.7%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Saxman 17.2%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 15.3%
  • State 16.2%

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Thirty percent of Saxman 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 (%)

  • Saxman 30.5%
  • County 24.5%
  • Alaska 22.5%

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Eighteen percent of Saxman 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 four percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Seven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Ten percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Five 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 (%)

  • Saxman 18.0%
  • County 14.2%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Saxman 24.2%
  • County 19.8%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 6.6%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Saxman 10.4%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 7.5%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough 5.4%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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