Health and Nutrition of Toksook Bay, AK Residents

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Forty four percent of Toksook Bay residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 16 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 (%)

  • Toksook Bay 44.5%
  • County 47.0%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 16.3
  • County 17.2
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.7
  • Bethel Census Area 3.8
  • State 3.9

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

  • Here 1.8
  • Bethel Census Area 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Toksook Bay 2.3
  • County 2.3
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 4.2
  • County 3.8
  • Alaska 3.6

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

The average Toksook Bay 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. Eighteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Toksook Bay 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 three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Toksook Bay 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Toksook Bay 22.7%
  • County 20.8%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Toksook Bay 18.4%
  • Bethel Census Area 17.6%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 42.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 45.7%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Toksook Bay 2.3
  • County 2.6
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.3
  • County 3.1
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.0
  • County 24.2
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Toksook Bay residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.6
  • Bethel Census Area 66.6
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Toksook Bay 177.5
  • County 176.6
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 29.0
  • County 29.0
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Toksook Bay 38.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 39.3%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Toksook Bay 51.4%
  • Bethel Census Area 51.0%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Toksook Bay 32.3%
  • County 35.9%
  • State 37.9%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Toksook Bay 70.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 69.2%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 31.4%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 32.5%
  • Bethel Census Area 29.6%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Toksook Bay 25.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 22.4%
  • State 14.5%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Toksook Bay 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.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Toksook Bay 10.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 10.7%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 43.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 45.0%
  • Alaska 45.1%

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

Toksook Bay 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

  • Toksook Bay 1.1
  • Bethel Census Area 1.1
  • Alaska 1.0

Nine percent of Toksook Bay 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. Fifty six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Fifteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Ten percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Fourteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Toksook Bay 9.4%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Bethel Census Area 3.1%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Toksook Bay 56.3%
  • County 57.0%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Here 14.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 17.4%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Toksook Bay 9.9%
  • County 12.9%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Toksook Bay 14.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 16.7%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Toksook Bay 37.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 38.6%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

Sixty five percent of people living in Toksook Bay are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 65.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 70.6%
  • State 73.6%

Twelve percent of people living in Toksook Bay have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Nineteen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty three percent of people in Toksook Bay frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eighteen 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 11.8%
  • County 12.8%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 19.3%
  • County 19.6%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Toksook Bay 32.9%
  • County 33.3%
  • State 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • Bethel Census Area 15.8%
  • State 15.1%

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

Twenty five percent of people living in Toksook Bay use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Toksook Bay 24.8%
  • County 29.5%
  • State 38.8%

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

Thirty two percent of Toksook Bay residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty six 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 nine percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Forty percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty six percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty six percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twenty eight 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 (%)

  • Toksook Bay 32.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 30.9%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 36.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 33.6%
  • Alaska 27.3%

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

  • Toksook Bay 44.4%
  • County 45.1%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Toksook Bay 59.3%
  • County 60.4%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 40.3%
  • County 37.6%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • County 24.9%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 26.1%
  • County 25.2%
  • Alaska 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 28.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 26.3%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Toksook Bay 5.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 5.3%
  • Alaska 4.2%

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

Toksook Bay residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Toksook Bay 1.3
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.7

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

Eighty six percent of people living in Toksook Bay 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 3.9 days per month on average. They have 8.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 26 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Toksook Bay 86.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 85.1%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 9.6%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 3.9
  • County 4.4
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Toksook Bay 8.3
  • County 7.7
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Toksook Bay 26.0
  • Bethel Census Area 26.2
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Toksook Bay 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 one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Toksook Bay have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty seven percent have ever had anal sex. Twenty two percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Toksook Bay 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 33 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 seven women. People in Toksook Bay were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on one men in their lifetime. Fourteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Toksook Bay has vaginal or anal sex 73 times a year. Forty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Toksook Bay 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Toksook Bay 99.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 98.8%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Toksook Bay 95.8%
  • County 96.3%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Here 81.4%
  • Bethel Census Area 83.3%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Here 47.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 46.2%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Toksook Bay 4.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 4.5%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Here 98.8%
  • County 98.5%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Here 91.8%
  • County 90.9%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Toksook Bay 36.6%
  • County 34.3%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Here 21.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 17.7%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 15.9
  • County 16.3
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 32.6
  • Bethel Census Area 31.5
  • State 26.3

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

  • Toksook Bay 25.7
  • Bethel Census Area 24.2
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 20.6
  • County 20.9
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 6.8
  • County 5.9
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Here 17.9
  • Bethel Census Area 18.1
  • State 18.8

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

  • Toksook Bay 1.4
  • County 1.6
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Toksook Bay 14.3%
  • County 15.5%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Toksook Bay 72.7
  • Bethel Census Area 68.4
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Toksook Bay 40.8%
  • County 43.0%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Here 9.0
  • County 8.8
  • Alaska 9.8

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

  • Here 7.4
  • Bethel Census Area 7.5
  • State 9.0

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

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.4
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Toksook Bay 74.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 75.6%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Toksook Bay 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 (%)

  • Toksook Bay 10.2%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 6.1%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

Toksook Bay residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Twenty seven percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.6
  • County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 27.4%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 30.9%

Fifty nine percent of Toksook Bay residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Toksook Bay 58.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 53.4%
  • State 51.0%

Twenty one percent of Toksook Bay 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. Thirty 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 nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty four 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 seven 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 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 (%)

  • Toksook Bay 21.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 19.5%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Toksook Bay 37.0%
  • County 35.3%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 39.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 39.3%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Toksook Bay 24.3%
  • County 24.5%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 47.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 49.4%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Toksook Bay 5.3
  • Bethel Census Area 5.7
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.5
  • Bethel Census Area 2.4
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • Bethel Census Area 1.5
  • Alaska 1.4

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

Nine percent of Toksook Bay 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". Thirty three percent are overweight. Seventeen 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. Eight percent of people living in Toksook Bay have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty seven percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Eighteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. One 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. Three percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Toksook Bay 3.5%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 2.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 32.6%
  • Bethel Census Area 33.9%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Toksook Bay 16.9%
  • County 16.4%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Toksook Bay 8.1%
  • Bethel Census Area 8.2%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 26.9%
  • County 26.4%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Toksook Bay 17.6%
  • County 18.1%
  • State 20.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 1.9%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Toksook Bay 3.4%
  • County 3.5%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Toksook Bay 2.8%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Toksook Bay 1.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 1.0%
  • Alaska 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • County 5.5%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • Bethel Census Area 1.5%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 2.1%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Toksook Bay 2.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 4.1%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Seventy three percent of births in Toksook Bay were vaginal deliveries. Twenty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty percent of women breastfeed their children. Seven percent of women in Toksook Bay have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Five percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Fifty nine percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twenty five percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Seven 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 (%)

  • Toksook Bay 73.2%
  • County 70.2%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Toksook Bay 26.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 29.8%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 99.9%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Toksook Bay 51.3%
  • County 52.5%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Toksook Bay 60.1%
  • County 63.1%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Toksook Bay 7.3%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Toksook Bay 4.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 4.9%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 58.5%
  • County 66.1%
  • State 77.2%

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

  • Toksook Bay 25.2%
  • County 25.0%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Toksook Bay 6.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 8.1%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

People living in Toksook Bay report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Toksook Bay residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Six percent of people living in Toksook Bay are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 54.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 54.6%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 4.8%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 39.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 38.3%
  • Alaska 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Toksook Bay 6.0%
  • County 6.0%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Toksook Bay spend $373 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 21 percent of their income. The average family in Toksook Bay spends $97 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $111 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $35 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Toksook Bay $373
  • Bethel Census Area $385
  • State $369

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

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Toksook Bay $97
  • County $102
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 4.8%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Toksook Bay $111
  • Bethel Census Area $125
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Toksook Bay 7.3%
  • Bethel Census Area 7.2%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Toksook Bay $35
  • Bethel Census Area $56
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Toksook Bay 1.1%
  • County 1.3%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

People living in Toksook Bay 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty three percent of Toksook Bay population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty 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. Fifteen percent of people in Toksook Bay had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Toksook Bay 80.4%
  • County 81.0%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Here 83.3%
  • County 84.6%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Here 96.1%
  • County 96.1%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 22.7%
  • Bethel Census Area 22.4%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Bethel Census Area 49.7%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Toksook Bay 15.0%
  • County 15.3%
  • Alaska 16.2%

Thirty three percent of Toksook Bay 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 32.7%
  • County 26.9%
  • State 22.5%

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

Fifteen percent of Toksook Bay 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. Nineteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Six percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven 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 (%)

  • Toksook Bay 14.8%
  • Bethel Census Area 15.6%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Toksook Bay 18.8%
  • County 19.9%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • County 5.7%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • Bethel Census Area 11.0%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Bethel Census Area 4.0%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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