Health and Nutrition of Seldovia, AK Residents

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Fifty percent of Seldovia residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 (%)

  • Seldovia 49.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 49.1%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.4
  • County 20.6
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.5
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Seldovia 1.6
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.8
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Seldovia 2.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.9
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 2.9
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.6
  • Alaska 3.6

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

The average Seldovia 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). Nineteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Seldovia 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

  • Here 2.0
  • County 1.9
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Seldovia 19.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 15.4%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Seldovia 20.0%
  • County 22.9%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 43.4%
  • County 46.6%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Seldovia 2.5
  • County 2.9
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.8
  • County 2.8
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Seldovia 22.5
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.5
  • State 24.4

The average height of Seldovia residents 16 years and older is 68 inches. The average weight is 192 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Seldovia 68.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 67.2
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Seldovia 192.4
  • County 184.1
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 29.0
  • County 29.1
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Seldovia 39.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 38.1%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Seldovia 54.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 51.2%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 31.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 37.2%
  • Alaska 37.9%

Seventy four percent of Seldovia residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty two percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirty one percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Seventeen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Seldovia 73.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 65.7%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 32.1%
  • County 27.0%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 31.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 25.4%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Seldovia 2.6%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 16.6%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • County 8.9%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 49.7%
  • County 46.3%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Seldovia 3.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.0%
  • Alaska 2.5%

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

Seldovia 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
  • County 1.0
  • State 1.0

Twelve percent of Seldovia 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. Seventy percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty nine percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twenty three 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 percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.5%
  • County 12.1%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Here 69.8%
  • County 68.2%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Seldovia 29.3%
  • County 27.9%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Seldovia 22.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 19.0%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Seldovia 25.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.8%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Seldovia 39.6%
  • County 42.3%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 74.1%
  • County 73.5%
  • State 73.6%

Twenty six percent of people living in Seldovia have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty six percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty four percent of people in Seldovia frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty seven 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 25.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 19.5%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 26.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.3%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 44.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 42.0%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 27.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.2%
  • State 15.1%

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

Thirty one percent of people living in Seldovia use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Seldovia 31.3%
  • County 39.9%
  • State 38.8%

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

Twenty seven percent of Seldovia residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty four percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty five percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty one 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 (%)

  • Seldovia 27.2%
  • County 27.9%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 28.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 43.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 44.9%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Seldovia 53.1%
  • County 53.3%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 27.9%
  • County 27.4%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 22.0%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.6%
  • Alaska 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Seldovia 15.1%
  • County 14.9%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Seldovia 4.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.9%
  • State 4.2%

Seldovia residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.0
  • Alaska 1.7

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

Eighty eight percent of people living in Seldovia have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Seven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 6.9 days per month on average. They have 8.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 33 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 87.5%
  • County 83.0%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Seldovia 6.9
  • County 5.3
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 8.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.3
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 32.9
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 26.5
  • Alaska 24.4

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

Ninety eight percent of Seldovia residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety seven percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty four percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Seldovia have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Twenty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Seldovia 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 38 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 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 11 women. People in Seldovia were 17 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Twelve percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Seldovia has vaginal or anal sex 40 times a year. Forty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Seldovia 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had six male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty three percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 98.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 97.7%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Seldovia 96.8%
  • County 95.7%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 88.5%
  • County 88.9%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Seldovia 44.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 50.8%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Seldovia 6.0%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 97.3%
  • County 98.2%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Seldovia 82.4%
  • County 90.6%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Seldovia 28.7%
  • County 43.7%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Seldovia 16.9
  • County 16.8
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Seldovia 38.3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 29.0
  • State 26.3

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

  • Seldovia 23.4
  • County 25.0
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 19.7
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 21.2
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Here 11.2
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.4
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Here 17.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 18.6
  • State 18.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Seldovia 39.8
  • County 62.5
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Seldovia 47.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 60.7%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Seldovia 8.2
  • County 10.5
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 6.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.6
  • State 9.0

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Seldovia 83.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 83.5%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

Fourteen percent of households in Seldovia 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 13.7%
  • County 9.9%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Seldovia 4.6%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Seldovia 34.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 32.1%
  • Alaska 30.9%

Forty six percent of Seldovia residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Seldovia 46.3%
  • County 51.8%
  • State 51.0%

Twenty six percent of Seldovia 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 seven percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty five percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Sixteen 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 three 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Seldovia 26.0%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 47.4%
  • County 41.4%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 34.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 28.3%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • County 20.1%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 42.8%
  • County 46.8%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Seldovia 6.1
  • County 6.1
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Seldovia 2.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.6
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.4

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

Nine percent of Seldovia residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Two 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. Thirty five percent are overweight. Sixteen 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. Twelve percent of people living in Seldovia have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty three percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty eight percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Five percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five 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. Five percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.0%
  • Alaska 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Seldovia 2.3%
  • County 2.5%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Seldovia 34.6%
  • County 35.8%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.9%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Seldovia 12.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 10.5%
  • Alaska 8.6%

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

  • Here 23.0%
  • County 19.0%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 27.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.6%
  • State 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Seldovia 5.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.3%
  • Alaska 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.3%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.2%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.9%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Seldovia 5.1%
  • County 3.5%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.8%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Seldovia 3.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.3%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 7.2%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Seldovia 2.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.6%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.2%
  • Alaska 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Seldovia 9.6%
  • County 7.5%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Seventy four percent of births in Seldovia were vaginal deliveries. Twenty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.9 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Twelve percent of women in Seldovia have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Six percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twenty 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 (%)

  • Seldovia 74.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 63.7%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 25.9%
  • County 36.3%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 99.4%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Seldovia 60.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 59.0%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 62.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 62.9%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • County 21.7%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Seldovia 6.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 11.4%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 64.1%
  • County 80.1%
  • State 77.2%

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

  • Seldovia 20.5%
  • County 17.5%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 12.7%
  • 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 Seldovia report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Eight percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Seldovia residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Seldovia are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

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

Blood donors (%)

  • Seldovia 7.8%
  • County 4.7%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 41.0%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • County 9.1%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in Seldovia spend $347 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 20 percent of their income. The average family in Seldovia spends $90 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $132 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $39 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 $347
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $362
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Seldovia 20.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.7%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $90
  • County $75
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

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

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Seldovia $132
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $134
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Seldovia 7.0%
  • County 7.0%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Seldovia $39
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $29
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Seldovia 0.9%
  • County 1.2%
  • State 1.4%

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

People living in Seldovia report their general condition of hearing on average at 75 percent. Seventy 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 two percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty nine percent of Seldovia population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Sixty four 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. Twenty three percent of people in Seldovia had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 74.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 79.3%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Here 75.3%
  • County 78.9%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Seldovia 91.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 94.6%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Seldovia 29.0%
  • County 22.2%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 63.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 47.6%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Seldovia 23.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 16.9%
  • Alaska 16.2%

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Thirty one percent of Seldovia 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 (%)

  • Seldovia 31.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.8%
  • Alaska 22.5%

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Twenty three percent of Seldovia 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 one percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine 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. Nine 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 (%)

  • Seldovia 23.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.6%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Seldovia 30.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.8%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Seldovia 9.4%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Seldovia 11.5%
  • County 9.0%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 4.9%

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