Health and Nutrition of Two Rivers, AK Residents

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Forty eight percent of Two Rivers 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 one of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat four "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Two Rivers 48.4%
  • County 50.2%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 16.8
  • County 19.9
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Two Rivers 3.4
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 4.3
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Here 1.4
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 2.0
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Two Rivers 3.7
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 2.1
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Two Rivers 3.4
  • County 3.8
  • State 3.6

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

The average Two Rivers 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). Sixteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Seven percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Two Rivers residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 52 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of one days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 27 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.8
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 1.8
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Two Rivers 16.0%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 15.2%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Two Rivers 7.0%
  • County 20.3%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 51.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 50.1%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.7
  • County 3.0
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Two Rivers 1.5
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 2.7
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 27.5
  • County 25.2
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of Two Rivers residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 189 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 31. Fifty percent of people living here are obese. Sixty nine percent have ever been obese. Twenty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Two Rivers 66.8
  • County 67.4
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 189.3
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 181.9
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 30.7
  • County 28.5
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 35.6%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Two Rivers 68.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 46.6%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Two Rivers 28.9%
  • County 38.3%
  • State 37.9%

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

Eighty percent of Two Rivers residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty eight percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirty seven percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Thirty five percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 80.2%
  • County 64.6%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Two Rivers 37.8%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 24.2%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Two Rivers 37.4%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 22.6%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 34.9%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 13.4%
  • State 14.5%

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

Six percent of people living in Two Rivers have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Thirty three percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Two Rivers 5.9%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 7.0%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 32.8%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 44.3%
  • State 45.1%

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

Two Rivers 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

  • Two Rivers 1.3
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 0.9
  • State 1.0

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

Seventeen percent of Two Rivers 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. Forty two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Seventeen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twenty two 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 16.7%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 11.1%

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

  • Here 42.1%
  • County 67.0%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Here 17.4%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 27.4%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Two Rivers 21.5%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 23.1%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Two Rivers 33.0%
  • County 44.1%
  • State 42.6%

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

Forty eight percent of people living in Two Rivers are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Two Rivers 48.1%
  • County 74.3%
  • Alaska 73.6%

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

Seven percent of people living in Two Rivers have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Thirty three percent of people in Two Rivers frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twelve 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 (%)

  • Two Rivers 7.4%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 15.1%
  • State 16.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Two Rivers 33.2%
  • County 35.7%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Two Rivers 11.6%
  • County 12.6%
  • State 15.1%

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

Thirty percent of people living in Two Rivers use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 29.5%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 41.1%
  • State 38.8%

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

Nine percent of Two Rivers residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Forty one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Sixty three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty one percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Fourteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Nine 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.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • County 25.1%
  • State 26.3%

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

  • Here 40.8%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 42.9%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Two Rivers 62.8%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 53.1%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 31.0%
  • County 26.8%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Two Rivers 14.2%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 21.6%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 20.2%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 17.3%
  • County 13.0%
  • State 14.6%

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

Two Rivers residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Two Rivers 0.8
  • County 1.6
  • Alaska 1.7

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

Eighty six percent of people living in Two Rivers have at least one alcoholic drink per month. People living here drink alcohol 4.4 days per month on average. They have 12.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 57 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 86.4%
  • County 84.0%
  • Alaska 82.2%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Two Rivers 4.4
  • County 5.4
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Two Rivers 12.5
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 5.9
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Two Rivers 56.5
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 24.2
  • Alaska 24.4

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

Hundred percent of Two Rivers residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Hundred percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Hundred percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Eighty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Thirteen percent of males in Two Rivers have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Hundred percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. People in Two Rivers were 15 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. People living here were on average 20 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on 14 women. People in Two Rivers 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. Eighteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Two Rivers has vaginal or anal sex 85 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Two Rivers 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with four men on average. They have had four male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Two Rivers 100.0%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 96.4%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 93.2%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 99.7%
  • County 87.7%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Two Rivers 81.2%
  • County 48.7%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Two Rivers 13.0%
  • County 6.3%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Two Rivers 100.0%
  • County 96.6%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Two Rivers 96.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 89.3%
  • Alaska 88.3%

Average age people first had sex

  • Two Rivers 15.5
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 16.9
  • State 16.9

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

  • Two Rivers 20.0
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 21.0
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 13.9
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 5.9
  • State 5.7

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

  • Here 18.3
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 18.5
  • State 18.8

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

  • Two Rivers 1.4
  • County 3.2
  • State 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 17.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 8.2%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Two Rivers 85.2
  • County 63.3
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 52.7%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 57.0%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 4.4
  • County 9.9
  • State 9.8

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

  • Two Rivers 3.9
  • County 9.1
  • State 9.0

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 75.1%
  • County 84.0%
  • State 81.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Two Rivers use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Two Rivers 9.9%
  • County 9.5%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Two Rivers residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.6
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 6.8
  • Alaska 6.8

Sixty seven percent of Two Rivers residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Two Rivers 66.8%
  • County 50.6%
  • State 51.0%

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

Twenty nine percent of Two Rivers 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 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. Forty two 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 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 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 1.7 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Two Rivers 29.4%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 23.3%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 38.6%
  • County 41.4%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Two Rivers 42.3%
  • County 33.8%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Two Rivers 20.8%
  • County 27.7%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 44.0%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 49.9%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Two Rivers 5.2
  • County 6.3
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Two Rivers 2.8
  • County 2.5
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.7
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 1.5
  • Alaska 1.4

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

Three percent of Two Rivers 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". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Twenty five percent are overweight. Twenty seven percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Sixteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Six percent have coronary heart disease. Six percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. One percent of people had any kind of liver condition.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 9.6%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Two Rivers 3.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 2.6%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Two Rivers 4.4%
  • County 3.8%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 25.3%
  • County 32.9%
  • Alaska 33.9%

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

  • Here 27.1%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Two Rivers 15.7%
  • County 18.6%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Two Rivers 6.3%
  • County 1.8%
  • State 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Two Rivers 5.8%
  • County 2.1%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 0.9%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 2.2%
  • Alaska 2.2%

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

Seventy eight percent of births in Two Rivers were vaginal deliveries. Twenty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty percent of women breastfeed their children. Seventy seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Sixteen percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Forty percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 77.7%
  • County 59.3%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Two Rivers 22.3%
  • County 40.7%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 99.5%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Two Rivers 59.7%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 55.4%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Two Rivers 60.4%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 64.2%
  • State 62.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 77.2%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 79.3%
  • State 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 15.6%
  • County 11.7%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • Two Rivers 40.1%
  • County 19.0%
  • State 19.1%

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

People living in Two Rivers report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Eight percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 46 percent of Two Rivers residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Thirteen percent of people living in Two Rivers are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.3%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 59.2%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Two Rivers 7.8%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 46.3%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 43.0%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 13.4%
  • County 8.9%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Two Rivers spend $462 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 18 percent of their income. The average family in Two Rivers spends $102 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $143 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $17 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 $462
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough $359
  • State $369

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

  • Here 18.1%
  • County 21.2%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Two Rivers $102
  • County $82
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Two Rivers $143
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough $162
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 8.8%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $17
  • County $33
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Two Rivers 0.6%
  • County 1.7%
  • State 1.4%

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

People living in Two Rivers report their general condition of hearing on average at 86 percent. Seventy nine 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 nine percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fifteen percent of Two Rivers population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Sixty 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 five percent of people in Two Rivers had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Two Rivers 86.2%
  • County 82.0%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Here 79.1%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 82.2%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Two Rivers 99.3%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 95.7%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Two Rivers 14.8%
  • County 18.0%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Two Rivers 60.4%
  • County 42.6%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Two Rivers 25.1%
  • County 16.8%
  • Alaska 16.2%

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

Twenty five percent of Two Rivers 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 25.4%
  • County 20.8%
  • State 22.5%

Eleven percent of Two Rivers 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. Eleven percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Two Rivers 11.1%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 13.6%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Here 10.7%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough 18.8%
  • Alaska 20.4%

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

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