Health and Nutrition of Tyonek, AK Residents

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Forty nine percent of Tyonek 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 two "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 (%)

  • Here 49.5%
  • County 49.1%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 17.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.6
  • Alaska 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 2.6
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.9

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

  • Tyonek 1.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.8
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Tyonek 2.5
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.9
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Tyonek 3.0
  • County 3.6
  • Alaska 3.6

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

The average Tyonek 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 percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Sixteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Tyonek residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 46 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 three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.9
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Tyonek 20.5%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Tyonek 15.6%
  • County 22.9%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 45.9%
  • County 46.6%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.9
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.8
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Tyonek 23.6
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.5
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of Tyonek residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 31. Fifty percent of people living here are obese. Sixty percent have ever been obese. Forty percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.8
  • County 67.2
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 180.0
  • County 184.1
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 30.8
  • County 29.1
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Tyonek 50.4%
  • County 38.1%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 60.3%
  • County 51.2%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 40.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 37.2%
  • State 37.9%

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

Sixty six percent of Tyonek residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty two percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Seventeen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Tyonek 65.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 65.7%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Tyonek 25.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.0%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 25.4%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Tyonek 1.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.0%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 17.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 15.6%
  • State 14.5%

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

Thirteen percent of people living in Tyonek have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty five percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. One percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Tyonek 12.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 8.9%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Tyonek 44.8%
  • County 46.3%
  • Alaska 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 3.0%
  • Alaska 2.5%

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

Tyonek 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

  • Tyonek 1.2
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.0
  • State 1.0

Nine percent of Tyonek 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. Fifty four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twelve percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Tyonek 8.9%
  • County 12.1%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Tyonek 5.0%
  • County 4.9%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Tyonek 53.7%
  • County 68.2%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Here 11.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.9%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Tyonek 15.7%
  • County 19.0%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Here 15.0%
  • County 24.8%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Here 33.3%
  • County 42.3%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

Seventy one percent of people living in Tyonek are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 70.5%
  • County 73.5%
  • Alaska 73.6%

Eighteen percent of people living in Tyonek have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty three percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty seven percent of people in Tyonek 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 17.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 19.5%
  • Alaska 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Tyonek 23.1%
  • County 24.3%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 36.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 42.0%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 18.4%
  • County 17.2%
  • Alaska 15.1%

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

Twenty eight percent of people living in Tyonek use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Tyonek 28.3%
  • County 39.9%
  • Alaska 38.8%

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

Thirty one percent of Tyonek residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty one 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 five percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty five 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 three percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twenty five 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. Two 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 (%)

  • Tyonek 30.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.9%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 31.3%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 44.3%
  • County 44.9%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Tyonek 55.1%
  • County 53.3%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Tyonek 35.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.4%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.6%
  • County 22.0%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Tyonek 23.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.6%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 24.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 14.9%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Tyonek 2.1%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.2%

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

Tyonek residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.0
  • State 1.7

Seventy eight percent of people living in Tyonek have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fourteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.4 days per month on average. They have 6.6 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 22 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Tyonek 77.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 83.0%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 14.4%
  • County 9.2%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Tyonek 3.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 5.3
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.6
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.3
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 22.0
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 26.5
  • State 24.4

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

Hundred percent of Tyonek residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety eight percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Seventy three percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Tyonek 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. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty four percent have ever had anal sex. Seventeen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Tyonek 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 26 women. He has vaginal sex with 20 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 three women. People in Tyonek 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 Tyonek has vaginal or anal sex 80 times a year. Thirty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Tyonek 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.2 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Tyonek 99.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 97.6%
  • County 95.7%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Tyonek 72.5%
  • County 88.9%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Here 35.2%
  • County 50.8%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Here 4.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.4%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Here 99.8%
  • County 98.2%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Tyonek 86.4%
  • County 90.6%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Tyonek 34.5%
  • County 43.7%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Here 16.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 11.3%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Tyonek 16.2
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 16.8
  • State 16.9

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

  • Here 26.1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 29.0
  • State 26.3

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

  • Here 20.0
  • County 25.0
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Tyonek 21.3
  • County 21.2
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 3.4
  • County 6.4
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Tyonek 17.9
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 18.6
  • Alaska 18.8

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

  • Tyonek 1.2
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.7
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Tyonek 17.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.3%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Tyonek 79.6
  • County 62.5
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 38.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 60.7%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Here 8.5
  • County 10.5
  • State 9.8

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

  • Tyonek 7.4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.6
  • Alaska 9.0

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

  • Tyonek 0.2
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Tyonek 68.2%
  • County 83.5%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Tyonek 14.8%
  • County 9.9%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 5.2%
  • Alaska 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Tyonek 6.8
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 6.8
  • Alaska 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 29.0%
  • County 32.1%
  • Alaska 30.9%

Sixty three percent of Tyonek residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 63.3%
  • County 51.8%
  • Alaska 51.0%

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

Twenty one percent of Tyonek 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 eight 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. Fifty three 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 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 21.0%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Tyonek 37.3%
  • County 41.4%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 39.5%
  • County 28.3%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Tyonek 28.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 20.1%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 52.6%
  • County 46.8%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.6
  • County 6.1
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Tyonek 2.7
  • County 2.6
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.5
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.3
  • Alaska 1.4

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

Thirteen percent of Tyonek 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". Two percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Forty five percent are overweight. Eleven 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. Seven percent of people living in Tyonek have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty nine percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty one percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Seven percent have coronary heart disease. Seven 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. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Tyonek 12.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.0%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Tyonek 3.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.5%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Tyonek 1.7%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Tyonek 45.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 35.8%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 17.9%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • County 10.5%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Tyonek 28.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 19.0%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • County 24.6%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.3%
  • State 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Tyonek 4.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.3%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Tyonek 6.6%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.5%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.8%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Tyonek 1.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 2.3%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Tyonek 5.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 7.2%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Tyonek 3.3%
  • County 3.6%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 7.5%
  • Alaska 6.5%

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

Seventy three percent of births in Tyonek were vaginal deliveries. Twenty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy two percent of women breastfeed their children. Ten percent of women in Tyonek have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seventy two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Thirty two 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 (%)

  • Tyonek 72.8%
  • County 63.7%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Tyonek 27.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 36.3%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Tyonek 100.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 99.4%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 52.8%
  • County 59.0%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 71.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 62.9%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 21.7%
  • Alaska 16.6%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Tyonek 71.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 80.1%
  • Alaska 77.2%

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

  • Here 31.7%
  • County 17.5%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Tyonek 13.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 19.1%
  • State 14.6%

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

People living in Tyonek report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Tyonek residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Four percent of people living in Tyonek are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 54.7%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 57.1%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 4.7%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Tyonek 36.4%
  • County 41.0%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Tyonek 4.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 9.1%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in Tyonek spend $406 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 Tyonek spends $119 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $85 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $406
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $362
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Tyonek 27.1%
  • County 23.7%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Tyonek $119
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $75
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

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

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Tyonek $85
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough $134
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 7.0%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 1.2%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

People living in Tyonek report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 percent. Eighty seven 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. Twenty three percent of Tyonek population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty four 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 Tyonek had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 81.1%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 79.3%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Tyonek 87.2%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 78.9%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Here 99.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 94.6%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Tyonek 22.6%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 53.8%
  • County 47.6%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Tyonek 19.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 16.9%
  • Alaska 16.2%

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

Thirty three percent of Tyonek 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 33.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 23.8%
  • State 22.5%

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Twenty one percent of Tyonek residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty five 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. Nine 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 (%)

  • Tyonek 20.6%
  • County 17.6%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Here 25.3%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 24.8%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Tyonek 11.0%
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough 8.3%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 8.8%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 4.9%

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

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