Health and Nutrition of St. George, AK Residents

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Forty four percent of St. George 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 three 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 43.7%
  • County 49.0%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 16.7
  • Aleutians West Census Area 18.2
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • St. George 3.2
  • Aleutians West Census Area 3.8
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Here 1.7
  • Aleutians West Census Area 1.8
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.3
  • Aleutians West Census Area 2.1
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.8
  • County 3.2
  • State 3.6

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

The average St. George 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 five percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Sixteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). St. George residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 42 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 four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • St. George 2.4
  • Aleutians West Census Area 1.9
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 15.0%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • St. George 16.1%
  • County 22.0%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 42.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 44.9%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • St. George 2.3
  • Aleutians West Census Area 2.8
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • St. George 4.0
  • Aleutians West Census Area 3.0
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • St. George 21.5
  • County 25.1
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of St. George residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 172 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • St. George 66.4
  • County 67.1
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • St. George 172.3
  • County 176.6
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 29.4
  • Aleutians West Census Area 28.0
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • St. George 39.9%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 32.7%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 55.4%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 44.5%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • St. George 34.3%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 31.7%
  • State 37.9%

Seventy one percent of St. George residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty nine 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. Twenty two percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • St. George 71.2%
  • County 58.2%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 28.5%
  • County 23.9%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • St. George 26.1%
  • County 22.1%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • County 15.0%
  • State 14.5%

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

Nine percent of people living in St. George have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty nine percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • County 8.3%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • St. George 49.4%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 40.5%
  • State 45.1%

St. George 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

Six percent of St. George 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. Two percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Fifty two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Ten percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twelve percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty five percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • St. George 6.3%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • St. George 1.9%
  • County 3.2%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Here 52.2%
  • County 54.2%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • St. George 21.4%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 15.8%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Here 10.3%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 13.0%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 18.3%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Here 35.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 28.5%
  • State 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 75.2%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 64.0%
  • Alaska 73.6%

Fifteen percent of people living in St. George have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Eighteen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Twenty nine percent of people in St. George frequently check their blood cholesterol. Seventeen 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 (%)

  • St. George 15.2%
  • County 11.7%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 17.5%
  • County 18.8%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 29.4%
  • County 31.6%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • St. George 17.0%
  • County 13.2%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Twenty four percent of people living in St. George use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • St. George 24.0%
  • County 30.2%
  • State 38.8%

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

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

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • St. George 41.9%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 27.1%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 26.3%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • St. George 60.3%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 39.3%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 66.8%
  • County 48.6%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 48.6%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 26.4%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 39.9%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 19.9%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 38.3%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 19.2%
  • Alaska 20.5%

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

St. George residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • St. George 1.5
  • County 1.2
  • Alaska 1.7

Eighty seven percent of people living in St. George 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 3.6 days per month on average. They have 6.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 23 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • St. George 86.8%
  • County 78.9%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • St. George 9.7%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 11.4%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • St. George 3.6
  • County 4.2
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.9
  • County 6.6
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • St. George 23.2
  • Aleutians West Census Area 24.6
  • Alaska 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of St. George residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety eight percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in St. George 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 nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Twenty three percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in St. George 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 32 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on four women. People in St. George were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. Twenty percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in St. George has vaginal or anal sex 80 times a year. Thirty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in St. George 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • St. George 99.2%
  • County 95.4%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • St. George 98.2%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 93.6%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • St. George 82.2%
  • County 79.8%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • St. George 40.6%
  • County 45.9%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • St. George 3.5%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 4.5%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 98.5%
  • County 92.1%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Here 88.8%
  • County 79.0%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Here 34.7%
  • County 34.2%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Here 23.4%
  • County 10.8%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 15.9
  • Aleutians West Census Area 17.2
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 31.8
  • County 26.0
  • State 26.3

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

  • St. George 23.3
  • County 22.3
  • State 21.6

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

  • St. George 21.1
  • Aleutians West Census Area 21.1
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • St. George 4.1
  • Aleutians West Census Area 6.9
  • State 5.7

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

  • Here 17.8
  • County 20.1
  • State 18.8

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

  • Here 1.5
  • County 1.5
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 19.8%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • St. George 79.6
  • County 66.9
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 31.7%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 47.2%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Here 11.0
  • Aleutians West Census Area 8.1
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Here 9.3
  • County 7.2
  • State 9.0

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

  • Here 0.6
  • Aleutians West Census Area 0.4
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 76.2%
  • County 68.6%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 14.4%
  • County 9.4%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 11.9%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 4.5%

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

St. George residents 16 years and older usually get six hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Thirty four percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • St. George 6.5
  • Aleutians West Census Area 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • St. George 34.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 24.5%
  • Alaska 30.9%

Sixty three percent of St. George residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • St. George 62.9%
  • County 52.0%
  • State 51.0%

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

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

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 17.3%
  • County 24.3%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • St. George 29.3%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 38.5%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • St. George 38.4%
  • County 35.3%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • St. George 21.3%
  • County 24.7%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • St. George 41.5%
  • County 42.8%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • St. George 5.2
  • Aleutians West Census Area 5.6
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • St. George 2.4
  • Aleutians West Census Area 2.4
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • Aleutians West Census Area 1.4
  • Alaska 1.4

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

Eight percent of St. George 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". Forty four percent are overweight. Thirty 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 St. George have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirty six percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. One percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Two percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. One percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. One percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Five percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 7.7%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 2.1%
  • State 2.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 43.8%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 28.4%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • St. George 29.9%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 15.1%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 10.7%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 6.2%
  • Alaska 8.6%

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

  • St. George 36.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 18.9%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • St. George 24.4%
  • County 15.2%
  • State 20.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 1.3%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • St. George 2.4%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 1.9%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 2.4%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • St. George 1.6%
  • County 1.8%
  • State 2.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • St. George 8.8%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 4.3%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 1.8%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • St. George 1.0%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 6.5%

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

Seventy nine percent of births in St. George were vaginal deliveries. Twenty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.9 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty percent of women breastfeed their children. Fourteen percent of women in St. George have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Fifty five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eighteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 79.3%
  • County 64.3%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • St. George 20.7%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 35.7%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • St. George 99.9%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 99.5%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • St. George 55.9%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 57.1%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • St. George 40.4%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 65.8%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • St. George 14.0%
  • County 11.1%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 5.3%
  • State 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 54.8%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 63.9%
  • Alaska 77.2%

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

  • Here 18.3%
  • County 21.4%
  • State 19.1%

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

People living in St. George report their general health condition on average at 47 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 35 percent of St. George residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Four percent of people living in St. George are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 47.2%
  • County 55.8%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • St. George 2.5%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 35.4%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 36.9%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 7.2%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in St. George spend $383 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 22 percent of their income. The average family in St. George spends $109 on food at other stores monthly. This is six percent of their income. They spend $107 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $48 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 $383
  • Aleutians West Census Area $383
  • State $369

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

  • Here 22.5%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 22.5%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • St. George $109
  • Aleutians West Census Area $84
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • St. George 5.5%
  • County 4.2%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • St. George $107
  • County $137
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • St. George 6.0%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 6.7%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $48
  • Aleutians West Census Area $33
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 0.6%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 1.3%
  • State 1.4%

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

People living in St. George report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 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. Ninety three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Thirty four percent of St. George population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty three percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Ten percent of people in St. George had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.5%
  • County 82.2%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • St. George 83.3%
  • County 83.6%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Here 92.9%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 95.8%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • St. George 34.4%
  • County 17.4%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 52.8%
  • County 45.4%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 15.4%
  • State 16.2%

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

Twenty eight percent of St. George 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 (%)

  • St. George 27.7%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 22.5%

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

Twenty six percent of St. George 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 eight percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Five percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Twenty 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 (%)

  • St. George 25.6%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 14.9%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Here 28.1%
  • County 17.9%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 5.1%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 9.1%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • St. George 3.9%
  • Aleutians West Census Area 3.5%
  • State 4.9%

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

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