Health and Nutrition of Talkeetna, AK Residents

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Forty three percent of Talkeetna residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 23 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 three 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 five frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 43.0%
  • County 49.8%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Talkeetna 23.5
  • County 20.4
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Talkeetna 3.6
  • County 3.9
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Talkeetna 2.5
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Talkeetna 2.0
  • County 2.0
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Talkeetna 5.2
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.6

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

The average Talkeetna resident last visited a dentist three 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. Twenty nine percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Talkeetna residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 33 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average two days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 19 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.7
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.9
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Talkeetna 22.3%
  • County 16.0%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Talkeetna 28.7%
  • County 21.4%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 48.0%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 1.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.9
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Talkeetna 2.9
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Talkeetna 18.9
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 23.9
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of Talkeetna residents 16 years and older is 70 inches. The average weight is 191 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty four percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Twenty percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 69.7
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 67.4
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 191.3
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 183.7
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 28.1
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 28.9
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 33.6%
  • County 37.2%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 51.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 49.5%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Talkeetna 20.2%
  • County 38.4%
  • State 37.9%

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

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 70.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 65.9%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 31.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 26.6%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Talkeetna 29.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 24.8%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Talkeetna 21.3%
  • County 15.3%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Talkeetna have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty three 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 10.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 8.5%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Talkeetna 43.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 46.9%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Talkeetna 3.4%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 2.5%

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

Talkeetna 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

  • Talkeetna 1.4
  • County 1.0
  • State 1.0

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

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 11.0%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 5.1%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Talkeetna 60.6%
  • County 67.9%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Talkeetna 24.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 28.8%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Here 24.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 18.7%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Here 34.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 24.7%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Talkeetna 33.3%
  • County 44.6%
  • State 42.6%

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

Sixty seven percent of people living in Talkeetna are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 67.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 74.3%
  • Alaska 73.6%

Twenty three percent of people living in Talkeetna 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. Thirty five percent of people in Talkeetna frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty three 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 (%)

  • Talkeetna 22.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 19.0%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Talkeetna 26.4%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Talkeetna 34.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 40.4%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Talkeetna 23.2%
  • County 16.2%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Sixteen percent of people living in Talkeetna use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 16.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 41.0%
  • State 38.8%

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

Thirty two percent of Talkeetna 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. Forty nine percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty one 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. Eighteen 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. Four 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 (%)

  • Talkeetna 31.7%
  • County 26.1%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 30.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 26.8%
  • Alaska 27.3%

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

  • Talkeetna 46.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 43.5%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 48.7%
  • County 53.2%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Talkeetna 27.0%
  • County 27.2%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.9%
  • County 21.8%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 21.0%
  • County 20.0%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Talkeetna 18.2%
  • County 13.5%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Here 4.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 4.2%
  • State 4.2%

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

Talkeetna residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • County 1.9
  • Alaska 1.7

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

Ninety percent of people living in Talkeetna have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Six percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.5 days per month on average. They have 8.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 39 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Talkeetna 90.0%
  • County 83.9%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 8.4%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.5
  • County 5.4
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 8.5
  • County 5.9
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Talkeetna 39.4
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 24.5
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Talkeetna residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Talkeetna 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. Sixty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty four percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Talkeetna were 15 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 25 women. People living here were on average 18 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on 12 women. People in Talkeetna were 28 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 Talkeetna has vaginal or anal sex 68 times a year. Forty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Talkeetna 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with seven men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Talkeetna 98.5%
  • County 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 96.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 95.0%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 89.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 89.9%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Talkeetna 54.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 49.0%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Talkeetna 3.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6.3%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 98.5%
  • County 98.1%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Here 64.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 90.8%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Talkeetna 43.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 43.3%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Here 8.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 11.7%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Talkeetna 15.5
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 16.8
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Talkeetna 30.6
  • County 26.8
  • State 26.3

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

  • Here 25.4
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 21.8
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 18.1
  • County 21.2
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Talkeetna 11.9
  • County 6.2
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Talkeetna 28.3
  • County 19.3
  • Alaska 18.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Talkeetna 11.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6.9%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Here 67.7
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 62.1
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Talkeetna 47.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 60.0%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 7.5
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 10.6
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Here 6.9
  • County 9.8
  • Alaska 9.0

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

  • Talkeetna 0.3
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Talkeetna 82.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 85.3%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Talkeetna 12.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.8%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Talkeetna 3.9%
  • County 4.5%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Talkeetna 6.7
  • County 6.8
  • Alaska 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 31.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 33.2%
  • Alaska 30.9%

Sixty eight percent of Talkeetna residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Talkeetna 68.0%
  • County 51.2%
  • Alaska 51.0%

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

Thirty six percent of Talkeetna 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 three 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. Thirteen 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. Twenty 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 0.9 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 36.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 23.1%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 42.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 40.9%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Talkeetna 33.7%
  • County 31.0%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Talkeetna 13.2%
  • County 22.6%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • County 47.7%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Talkeetna 5.7
  • County 6.2
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 3.0
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 0.9
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.3
  • State 1.4

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

Twelve percent of Talkeetna 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". Six percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty one percent are overweight. Twenty one 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. Ten percent of people living in Talkeetna have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty three percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Seven percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Six percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Talkeetna 11.9%
  • County 9.8%
  • Alaska 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Talkeetna 2.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.5%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 4.4%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Talkeetna 30.5%
  • County 35.5%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • County 16.8%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Talkeetna 10.2%
  • County 9.7%
  • Alaska 8.6%

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

  • Talkeetna 23.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 17.9%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Talkeetna 29.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 23.7%
  • State 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 3.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 2.6%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Talkeetna 1.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.7%
  • State 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 3.1%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.6%
  • State 2.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6.8%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Talkeetna 6.1%
  • County 2.7%
  • Alaska 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 7.7%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Sixty eight percent of births in Talkeetna were vaginal deliveries. Thirty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Fourteen percent of women in Talkeetna have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seventy seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twenty six 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 (%)

  • Talkeetna 67.9%
  • County 62.4%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Talkeetna 32.1%
  • County 37.6%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.3%
  • County 99.4%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Talkeetna 56.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 58.8%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Talkeetna 69.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 62.0%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Talkeetna 14.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 20.2%
  • Alaska 16.6%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 76.9%
  • County 80.8%
  • Alaska 77.2%

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

  • Talkeetna 25.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 19.1%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 17.0%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

People living in Talkeetna report their general health condition on average at 49 percent. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Talkeetna residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Ten percent of people living in Talkeetna are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 49.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 57.5%
  • State 57.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Talkeetna 37.2%
  • County 42.8%
  • Alaska 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • County 9.1%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Talkeetna spend $397 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 27 percent of their income. The average family in Talkeetna spends $62 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $135 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $49 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 $397
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough $372
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Talkeetna 27.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 22.4%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Talkeetna $62
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough $79
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Talkeetna 2.8%
  • County 4.4%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Talkeetna $135
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough $159
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Talkeetna 5.1%
  • County 7.7%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Talkeetna $49
  • County $32
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.3%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

People living in Talkeetna report their general condition of hearing on average at 74 percent. Sixty eight 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty seven percent of Talkeetna population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Seventy six 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 eight percent of people in Talkeetna had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 74.4%
  • County 80.1%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Here 68.0%
  • County 78.8%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 93.6%
  • County 95.2%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Talkeetna 26.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 20.6%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 75.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 45.0%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 27.8%
  • County 17.1%
  • Alaska 16.2%

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

Twenty six percent of Talkeetna 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 (%)

  • Talkeetna 25.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 22.1%
  • State 22.5%

Twenty nine percent of Talkeetna 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 five 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. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Talkeetna 29.0%
  • County 16.2%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Talkeetna 34.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 22.4%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Talkeetna 9.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 7.0%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 8.2%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Talkeetna 7.2%
  • County 5.5%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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