Health and Nutrition of Unalakleet, AK Residents

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Forty eight percent of Unalakleet 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 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 48.1%
  • Nome Census Area 47.1%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 16.2
  • Nome Census Area 17.9
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Unalakleet 3.2
  • Nome Census Area 3.6
  • State 3.9

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

  • Unalakleet 1.4
  • Nome Census Area 1.7
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.1
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Unalakleet 3.3
  • County 3.9
  • State 3.6

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

The average Unalakleet 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 two 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). Unalakleet residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 44 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Unalakleet 2.1
  • County 2.0
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Unalakleet 22.4%
  • County 20.6%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Unalakleet 16.5%
  • County 18.9%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Unalakleet 43.9%
  • Nome Census Area 44.7%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Unalakleet 2.4
  • County 2.6
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.0
  • Nome Census Area 3.1
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Unalakleet 22.5
  • Nome Census Area 23.6
  • Alaska 24.4

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

The average height of Unalakleet residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty four percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Unalakleet 66.5
  • County 66.8
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Unalakleet 177.2
  • Nome Census Area 177.7
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Unalakleet 30.0
  • County 29.2
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 43.8%
  • Nome Census Area 40.0%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Unalakleet 54.3%
  • County 51.9%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Unalakleet 39.0%
  • County 35.1%
  • State 37.9%

Sixty nine percent of Unalakleet residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty nine percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty eight percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Nineteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Unalakleet 69.2%
  • County 69.2%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 29.4%
  • County 30.2%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Unalakleet 27.9%
  • Nome Census Area 28.3%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Unalakleet 1.0%
  • Nome Census Area 1.5%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Unalakleet 18.5%
  • County 20.8%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 16.2%
  • County 11.0%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Unalakleet 47.5%
  • County 44.8%
  • Alaska 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 1.8%
  • State 2.5%

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

Unalakleet 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

  • Unalakleet 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.0

Ten percent of Unalakleet 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 five percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Fifteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eleven 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 four percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • County 10.8%
  • Alaska 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Unalakleet 3.2%
  • Nome Census Area 3.8%
  • Alaska 4.3%

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

  • Here 55.3%
  • Nome Census Area 58.1%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Unalakleet 14.8%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Unalakleet 10.6%
  • Nome Census Area 13.3%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Unalakleet 13.8%
  • Nome Census Area 18.4%
  • Alaska 22.3%

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

  • Unalakleet 34.3%
  • County 37.7%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Unalakleet 71.9%
  • Nome Census Area 69.8%
  • Alaska 73.6%

Seventeen percent of people living in Unalakleet 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 nine percent of people in Unalakleet frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty two 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 16.7%
  • Nome Census Area 14.5%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.4%
  • Nome Census Area 21.0%
  • State 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Unalakleet 39.3%
  • County 34.2%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Unalakleet 21.7%
  • County 16.7%
  • State 15.1%

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

Twenty five percent of people living in Unalakleet use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Unalakleet 25.2%
  • County 28.3%
  • State 38.8%

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

Twenty seven percent of Unalakleet 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 two 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 three percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two 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 six percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Four percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Unalakleet 26.7%
  • Nome Census Area 30.0%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 31.5%
  • Nome Census Area 32.6%
  • Alaska 27.3%

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

  • Unalakleet 42.1%
  • Nome Census Area 44.4%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Unalakleet 57.5%
  • Nome Census Area 58.2%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • Nome Census Area 35.3%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Unalakleet 21.6%
  • Nome Census Area 23.4%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Unalakleet 23.0%
  • Nome Census Area 24.0%
  • Alaska 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Unalakleet 26.3%
  • Nome Census Area 24.7%
  • State 14.6%

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

  • Unalakleet 3.5%
  • Nome Census Area 4.8%
  • State 4.2%

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

Unalakleet residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Unalakleet 1.7
  • County 1.5
  • State 1.7

Eighty one percent of people living in Unalakleet have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.8 days per month on average. They have 7.7 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 27 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Unalakleet 80.7%
  • County 84.3%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 12.3%
  • Nome Census Area 10.0%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Unalakleet 3.8
  • Nome Census Area 4.4
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Unalakleet 7.7
  • Nome Census Area 7.6
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 27.0
  • County 27.5
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Unalakleet residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety seven percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Unalakleet 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. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Twenty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Fourteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Unalakleet 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 25 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 five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 0.7 men on average. People in Unalakleet 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. Twenty one percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Unalakleet has vaginal or anal sex 66 times a year. Thirty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Unalakleet 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had six male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.2 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy one percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Unalakleet 99.4%
  • Nome Census Area 98.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Unalakleet 97.5%
  • County 96.4%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Here 79.6%
  • Nome Census Area 83.3%
  • Alaska 86.9%

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

  • Here 41.9%
  • Nome Census Area 46.2%
  • Alaska 48.0%

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

  • Unalakleet 5.1%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 98.9%
  • County 98.2%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Here 88.5%
  • County 89.6%
  • Alaska 88.3%

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

  • Here 29.3%
  • Nome Census Area 33.8%
  • Alaska 39.4%

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

  • Unalakleet 14.2%
  • County 16.3%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Unalakleet 16.2
  • County 16.2
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 33.1
  • County 31.9
  • State 26.3

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

  • Here 24.8
  • Nome Census Area 25.0
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 21.0
  • Nome Census Area 20.9
  • State 21.3

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

  • Unalakleet 4.7
  • Nome Census Area 6.0
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Here 0.7
  • Nome Census Area 0.7
  • State 1.8

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

  • Here 18.2
  • Nome Census Area 19.2
  • State 18.8

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

  • Here 1.5
  • County 2.1
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Unalakleet 20.9%
  • Nome Census Area 15.2%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Unalakleet 65.7
  • Nome Census Area 69.9
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Unalakleet 36.7%
  • County 44.3%
  • Alaska 55.7%

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

  • Here 8.2
  • Nome Census Area 9.4
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 5.9
  • County 7.9
  • State 9.0

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

  • Unalakleet 0.2
  • Nome Census Area 0.4
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 71.0%
  • Nome Census Area 75.7%
  • Alaska 81.4%

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

Fifteen percent of households in Unalakleet 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 (%)

  • Here 15.3%
  • County 11.2%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Unalakleet 5.5%
  • County 5.7%
  • State 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Unalakleet 6.7
  • Nome Census Area 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Unalakleet 31.0%
  • County 29.0%
  • State 30.9%

Fifty three percent of Unalakleet residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 53.4%
  • Nome Census Area 55.2%
  • State 51.0%

Nineteen percent of Unalakleet 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 six 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 seven percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty three 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 one 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 (%)

  • Unalakleet 18.9%
  • County 20.9%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Unalakleet 36.2%
  • Nome Census Area 35.8%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Unalakleet 36.6%
  • Nome Census Area 37.9%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Unalakleet 23.1%
  • County 23.2%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 50.5%
  • Nome Census Area 47.7%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.6
  • Nome Census Area 5.6
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • Nome Census Area 2.5
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Unalakleet 1.5
  • Nome Census Area 1.4
  • State 1.4

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

Eleven percent of Unalakleet residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Two percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". One percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Forty one percent are overweight. Thirteen 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 Unalakleet have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty seven percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty two percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Six percent have coronary heart disease. Six 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Five percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Unalakleet 1.3%
  • County 2.3%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 41.0%
  • Nome Census Area 34.9%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • County 16.9%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • County 8.4%
  • Alaska 8.6%

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

  • Here 27.0%
  • County 25.6%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • Nome Census Area 19.5%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 1.9%
  • Alaska 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Unalakleet 3.4%
  • Nome Census Area 2.4%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • Nome Census Area 3.7%
  • State 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Unalakleet 6.0%
  • Nome Census Area 4.1%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Unalakleet 2.8%
  • Nome Census Area 2.9%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • County 1.8%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Nome Census Area 5.3%
  • State 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 2.0%
  • State 2.8%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 6.5%

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

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

  • Here 73.9%
  • Nome Census Area 68.5%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Unalakleet 26.1%
  • Nome Census Area 31.5%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 99.8%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 54.5%
  • County 53.6%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 65.3%
  • Nome Census Area 63.0%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • Nome Census Area 9.5%
  • State 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Nome Census Area 5.3%
  • State 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Unalakleet 60.4%
  • County 66.9%
  • State 77.2%

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

  • Here 26.4%
  • Nome Census Area 23.9%
  • State 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Unalakleet 8.9%
  • Nome Census Area 8.9%
  • State 14.6%

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

People living in Unalakleet report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Unalakleet residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Four percent of people living in Unalakleet are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Unalakleet 53.5%
  • County 54.5%
  • State 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Nome Census Area 4.3%
  • State 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Unalakleet 37.0%
  • County 38.1%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Nome Census Area 6.1%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in Unalakleet spend $395 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Unalakleet spends $118 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $114 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $62 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 $395
  • Nome Census Area $386
  • Alaska $369

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

  • Here 23.2%
  • County 23.2%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Unalakleet $118
  • Nome Census Area $98
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Unalakleet 4.5%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $114
  • Nome Census Area $121
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Unalakleet 6.3%
  • County 6.8%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $62
  • Nome Census Area $53
  • Alaska $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Unalakleet 1.1%
  • County 1.2%
  • Alaska 1.4%

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

People living in Unalakleet report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 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 eight percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty seven percent of Unalakleet population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty three 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. Eighteen percent of people in Unalakleet had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.4%
  • Nome Census Area 80.6%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Unalakleet 86.6%
  • Nome Census Area 83.1%
  • Alaska 81.0%

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

  • Here 97.5%
  • Nome Census Area 96.0%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Unalakleet 27.5%
  • Nome Census Area 23.2%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 53.1%
  • County 51.2%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Unalakleet 17.8%
  • County 16.4%
  • Alaska 16.2%

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Thirty four percent of Unalakleet 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 34.2%
  • County 27.9%
  • Alaska 22.5%

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Nineteen percent of Unalakleet 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 four percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine 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. Six 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 (%)

  • Unalakleet 18.7%
  • County 17.5%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Here 23.7%
  • Nome Census Area 22.0%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • Nome Census Area 6.9%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Unalakleet 9.4%
  • County 11.2%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • County 4.7%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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