Health and Nutrition of Tok, AK Residents

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Forty six percent of Tok residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Tok 45.6%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 48.7%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Tok 20.9
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 20.0
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Tok 3.5
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 3.7
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Here 1.9
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 1.8
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Tok 1.7
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 1.8
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Tok 3.8
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.6

The average Tok 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 three percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty three percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Tok residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 41 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.2
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 2.0
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Tok 22.7%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 18.4%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 23.0%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 21.9%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 41.5%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 45.6%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.3
  • County 2.9
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Tok 2.9
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 2.7
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Tok 22.1
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 23.3
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Tok residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 187 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty five percent of people living here are obese. Fifty seven percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.0
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 67.1
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Tok 187.3
  • County 183.8
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Tok 29.7
  • County 29.4
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 44.6%
  • County 39.7%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 57.1%
  • County 52.0%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Tok 34.6%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 38.1%
  • State 37.9%

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

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 70.4%
  • County 64.7%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Tok 32.9%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 27.3%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 28.7%
  • County 25.3%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Tok 3.5%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 18.7%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 15.8%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Tok 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. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Tok 46.3%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 45.4%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Tok 3.4%
  • County 3.0%
  • Alaska 2.5%

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

Tok 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

  • Tok 1.1
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 1.1
  • State 1.0

Thirteen percent of Tok residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy three percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty five percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty four percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 12.5%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 3.8%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Tok 72.6%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 67.8%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Tok 25.4%
  • County 30.0%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Tok 18.3%
  • County 17.8%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Tok 24.7%
  • County 23.2%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Tok 43.8%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 47.0%
  • State 42.6%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 67.1%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 72.7%
  • State 73.6%

Twenty two percent of people living in Tok have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty four percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty seven percent of people in Tok frequently check their blood cholesterol. Nineteen 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 21.8%
  • County 19.7%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 21.9%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 36.6%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 40.5%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • County 19.0%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Thirty four percent of people living in Tok use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Tok 33.8%
  • County 36.9%
  • State 38.8%

Thirty percent of Tok residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty eight 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. Thirty 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. Seventeen 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 (%)

  • Tok 30.1%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 28.1%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Tok 31.6%
  • County 30.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Tok 48.2%
  • County 44.6%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 58.1%
  • County 54.2%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 34.6%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 29.9%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Tok 30.2%
  • County 23.2%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 24.8%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 21.9%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 17.4%
  • County 16.1%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Tok 6.2%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 5.4%
  • Alaska 4.2%

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

Tok residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Tok 2.2
  • County 2.0
  • State 1.7

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

Eighty three percent of people living in Tok have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.1 days per month on average. They have 6.7 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 30 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 83.1%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 80.1%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • County 11.1%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.1
  • County 5.0
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.7
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 6.5
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Tok 30.1
  • County 27.4
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety seven percent of Tok 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. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Tok 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 two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex. Fifteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Tok 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 35 women. He has vaginal sex with 26 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 eight women. People in Tok were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Tok has vaginal or anal sex 59 times a year. Fifty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Tok 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 17 men on average. They have had 15 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Tok 97.5%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 97.7%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.7%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 95.2%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 90.9%
  • County 88.6%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Here 52.3%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 47.6%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Tok 6.5%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 6.8%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Tok 98.0%
  • County 98.2%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Tok 81.5%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 87.9%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Here 40.9%
  • County 38.8%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Tok 15.2%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 11.9%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Tok 16.4
  • County 16.7
  • State 16.9

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

  • Tok 34.8
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 29.2
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Here 26.2
  • County 23.3
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Here 21.4
  • County 21.1
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 7.9
  • County 6.3
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Here 17.9
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 18.5
  • Alaska 18.8

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

  • Here 4.7
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 5.1
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Tok 8.1%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Tok 58.7
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 66.1
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Tok 58.9%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 56.5%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Tok 16.7
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 10.7
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 14.7
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 9.9
  • State 9.0

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

  • Here 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Tok 86.3%
  • County 83.2%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Tok 11.9%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 9.2%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Tok 5.5%
  • County 4.7%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Tok 6.7
  • County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Tok 37.9%
  • County 34.5%
  • Alaska 30.9%

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

Sixty percent of Tok residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 59.6%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 55.0%
  • Alaska 51.0%

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

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Tok 22.4%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 25.0%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Tok 41.5%
  • County 42.3%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Tok 33.2%
  • County 29.0%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Tok 15.6%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 20.4%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Tok 43.8%
  • County 43.9%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Tok 6.0
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 5.9
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Tok 2.9
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 2.7
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Tok 1.4
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 1.3
  • Alaska 1.4

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

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

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Tok 13.9%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 10.1%
  • Alaska 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Tok 3.7%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Tok 3.4%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 3.9%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Tok 38.6%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 36.2%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Tok 30.5%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • County 9.8%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Tok 25.9%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 20.1%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Tok 27.4%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 25.1%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 3.3%
  • Alaska 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Tok 2.6%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 2.5%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Tok 3.1%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • County 2.0%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 3.4%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Tok 3.9%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 3.3%
  • State 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Tok 2.9%
  • County 2.1%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Tok 7.1%
  • County 7.1%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 3.6%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Tok 4.7%
  • County 2.2%
  • Alaska 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 7.5%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Seventy percent of births in Tok were vaginal deliveries. Thirty percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty five percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty percent of women in Tok have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eleven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Four percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen 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 (%)

  • Tok 70.4%
  • County 64.9%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 29.6%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 35.1%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 99.3%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 65.3%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 59.5%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Tok 43.2%
  • County 53.2%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 20.5%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • County 10.8%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Tok 70.9%
  • County 77.9%
  • State 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Tok 4.5%
  • County 8.3%
  • Alaska 9.5%

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

  • Here 16.8%
  • County 18.4%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 16.2%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

People living in Tok report their general health condition on average at 52 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Tok residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Tok are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 52.3%
  • County 55.5%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 5.5%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 42.0%
  • County 39.2%
  • Alaska 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Tok 9.4%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 8.7%
  • Alaska 8.4%

People in Tok spend $355 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 Tok spends $71 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $118 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $45 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $355
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area $359
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Here 26.6%
  • County 22.8%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Tok $71
  • County $82
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Tok 4.4%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $118
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area $139
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Tok 7.4%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 7.2%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $45
  • County $34
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Tok 1.6%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 1.4%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

People living in Tok report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 percent. Seventy four percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety two percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty nine percent of Tok 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. Nineteen percent of people in Tok had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 78.0%
  • County 78.6%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Tok 74.2%
  • County 75.6%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Tok 92.3%
  • County 93.7%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Tok 29.0%
  • County 22.2%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 51.0%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 47.2%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Tok 18.9%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 16.0%
  • Alaska 16.2%

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Twenty percent of Tok residents 40 and older take a low-dose aspirin each day to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cancer.

Summary

Adults 40+ taking low-dose aspirin (%)

  • Here 20.3%
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 24.8%
  • Alaska 22.5%

Twenty seven percent of Tok 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 two percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eleven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Fourteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eight 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 (%)

  • Here 27.3%
  • County 17.6%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Tok 32.3%
  • County 23.5%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • County 7.3%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Tok 14.1%
  • County 9.6%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Tok 7.9%
  • County 5.4%
  • State 4.9%

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