Health and Nutrition of Wainwright, AK Residents

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Forty five percent of Wainwright 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 five frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 45.4%
  • County 47.2%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 16.2
  • County 17.5
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.7
  • North Slope Borough 3.6
  • State 3.9

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

  • Wainwright 1.8
  • North Slope Borough 1.8
  • Alaska 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Wainwright 2.2
  • County 2.2
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Wainwright 4.8
  • County 3.8
  • State 3.6

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

The average Wainwright 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 four 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). Wainwright residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 43 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

  • Wainwright 2.1
  • County 2.0
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Wainwright 23.5%
  • County 20.5%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Wainwright 15.6%
  • County 19.3%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Wainwright 42.6%
  • North Slope Borough 44.3%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Wainwright 2.4
  • North Slope Borough 2.7
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Wainwright 3.4
  • County 3.2
  • Alaska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Wainwright 23.1
  • North Slope Borough 23.9
  • State 24.4

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

The average height of Wainwright residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 176 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Wainwright 66.4
  • County 66.5
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Wainwright 176.3
  • County 176.2
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Wainwright 29.1
  • County 29.0
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 36.6%
  • North Slope Borough 38.1%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 50.4%
  • North Slope Borough 50.4%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 33.9%
  • County 35.9%
  • State 37.9%

Seventy two percent of Wainwright residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty five percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirty four 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 (%)

  • Here 71.9%
  • North Slope Borough 65.3%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Wainwright 35.4%
  • North Slope Borough 29.4%
  • Alaska 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 34.1%
  • County 27.6%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Wainwright 26.3%
  • County 21.0%
  • Alaska 14.5%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Wainwright 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 (%)

  • Wainwright 11.3%
  • North Slope Borough 10.2%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Wainwright 45.4%
  • North Slope Borough 44.5%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Wainwright 1.2%
  • North Slope Borough 1.8%
  • Alaska 2.5%

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

Wainwright 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

  • Wainwright 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • Alaska 1.0

Ten percent of Wainwright 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 eight percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Seventeen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twelve 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 six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Wainwright 10.1%
  • North Slope Borough 10.6%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Wainwright 2.9%
  • North Slope Borough 2.8%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Here 57.6%
  • North Slope Borough 57.2%
  • Alaska 65.4%

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

  • Here 17.0%
  • North Slope Borough 18.5%
  • State 26.2%

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

  • Here 11.5%
  • North Slope Borough 13.4%
  • Alaska 17.0%

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

  • Wainwright 14.9%
  • County 17.2%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Here 36.0%
  • North Slope Borough 37.7%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Wainwright 68.3%
  • County 69.5%
  • Alaska 73.6%

Fourteen percent of people living in Wainwright have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Seventeen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty one percent of people in Wainwright frequently check their blood cholesterol. Nineteen percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 13.3%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 17.4%
  • North Slope Borough 18.7%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Wainwright 30.9%
  • County 32.7%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Wainwright 18.8%
  • County 15.5%
  • State 15.1%

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

Twenty four percent of people living in Wainwright use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Wainwright 23.7%
  • North Slope Borough 29.5%
  • State 38.8%

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

Thirty five percent of Wainwright residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Fifty 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. Forty three percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Thirty percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty nine percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirty four 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. Eight 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 (%)

  • Wainwright 34.7%
  • County 32.2%
  • Alaska 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Wainwright 38.5%
  • County 34.5%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Wainwright 50.8%
  • County 46.6%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 63.1%
  • North Slope Borough 58.5%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 42.8%
  • County 36.9%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Wainwright 29.7%
  • North Slope Borough 25.6%
  • Alaska 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 28.9%
  • North Slope Borough 26.0%
  • State 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Wainwright 34.2%
  • County 25.3%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Wainwright 8.3%
  • County 6.5%
  • State 4.2%

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

Wainwright residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.4
  • Alaska 1.7

Eighty five percent of people living in Wainwright have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.0 days per month on average. They have 8.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 28 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 85.4%
  • North Slope Borough 81.3%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 11.7%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.0
  • North Slope Borough 4.2
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 8.3
  • County 7.2
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Wainwright 28.0
  • North Slope Borough 26.0
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Wainwright 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 two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty six percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Wainwright 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 one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Twenty four percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Wainwright 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 36 women. He has vaginal sex with 27 women. 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 six women. People in Wainwright 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. Sixteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Wainwright has vaginal or anal sex 76 times a year. Thirty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Wainwright 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Wainwright 99.3%
  • North Slope Borough 97.6%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 96.6%
  • County 95.6%
  • Alaska 94.5%

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

  • Wainwright 81.6%
  • North Slope Borough 82.8%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Wainwright 46.3%
  • North Slope Borough 46.0%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Here 5.0%
  • North Slope Borough 4.7%
  • Alaska 6.1%

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

  • Wainwright 99.2%
  • North Slope Borough 96.7%
  • Alaska 97.1%

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

  • Wainwright 91.3%
  • County 86.6%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Here 36.5%
  • County 35.6%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Wainwright 23.7%
  • North Slope Borough 17.9%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 15.8
  • County 16.5
  • Alaska 16.9

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

  • Here 36.2
  • North Slope Borough 30.9
  • Alaska 26.3

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

  • Here 26.9
  • County 24.6
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 20.3
  • County 20.9
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Here 5.7
  • North Slope Borough 5.9
  • Alaska 5.7

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

  • Wainwright 17.5
  • North Slope Borough 18.5
  • Alaska 18.8

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

  • Here 1.3
  • North Slope Borough 1.7
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Wainwright 15.9%
  • North Slope Borough 13.3%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Wainwright 76.2
  • North Slope Borough 71.2
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Wainwright 36.3%
  • North Slope Borough 43.9%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 9.8
  • North Slope Borough 9.4
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 8.4
  • North Slope Borough 8.3
  • Alaska 9.0

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

  • Wainwright 0.6
  • North Slope Borough 0.5
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 72.0%
  • County 74.2%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 9.8%
  • County 10.0%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 4.5%

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

Wainwright 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

  • Wainwright 6.6
  • County 6.6
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Wainwright 29.1%
  • North Slope Borough 29.3%
  • Alaska 30.9%

Sixty percent of Wainwright residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Wainwright 60.2%
  • North Slope Borough 56.1%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Twenty percent of Wainwright 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 three 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 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 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 (%)

  • Wainwright 19.7%
  • North Slope Borough 21.0%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 33.4%
  • North Slope Borough 36.2%
  • Alaska 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Wainwright 40.4%
  • County 37.0%
  • Alaska 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 20.6%
  • County 23.3%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Wainwright 43.6%
  • North Slope Borough 44.9%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.5
  • North Slope Borough 5.6
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Wainwright 2.6
  • County 2.5
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Wainwright 1.5
  • North Slope Borough 1.4
  • State 1.4

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

Nine percent of Wainwright residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Five 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. Thirty four percent are overweight. Twenty 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. Ten percent of people living in Wainwright have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five 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. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • North Slope Borough 9.3%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Wainwright 4.7%
  • North Slope Borough 3.2%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • North Slope Borough 2.4%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Wainwright 34.5%
  • North Slope Borough 34.2%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Wainwright 20.2%
  • County 16.0%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 9.8%
  • County 8.4%
  • Alaska 8.6%

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

  • Here 30.7%
  • County 25.9%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 19.6%
  • County 19.3%
  • State 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • North Slope Borough 1.9%
  • State 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • North Slope Borough 1.9%
  • Alaska 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • North Slope Borough 3.1%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Wainwright 0.7%
  • County 0.6%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Wainwright 4.8%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Wainwright 3.2%
  • North Slope Borough 2.6%
  • State 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Wainwright 1.7%
  • North Slope Borough 1.1%
  • Alaska 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • North Slope Borough 5.8%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • County 1.9%
  • Alaska 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 2.0%
  • Alaska 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • North Slope Borough 4.1%
  • State 6.5%

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

Seventy five percent of births in Wainwright were vaginal deliveries. Twenty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.9 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Eight percent of women in Wainwright have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Six percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Fifty seven 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.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Wainwright 75.1%
  • County 70.2%
  • Alaska 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Wainwright 24.9%
  • County 29.8%
  • State 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.9%
  • North Slope Borough 99.7%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 53.8%
  • County 54.9%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Wainwright 53.1%
  • County 59.0%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • North Slope Borough 10.7%
  • Alaska 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 5.7%
  • Alaska 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 57.5%
  • North Slope Borough 64.7%
  • Alaska 77.2%

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

  • Here 25.6%
  • North Slope Borough 22.3%
  • State 19.1%

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

People living in Wainwright report their general health condition on average at 50 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Wainwright residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Wainwright are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 50.5%
  • North Slope Borough 53.4%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Wainwright 4.3%
  • County 4.2%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Wainwright 38.2%
  • North Slope Borough 37.3%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • North Slope Borough 6.7%
  • Alaska 8.4%

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

People in Wainwright spend $370 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 22 percent of their income. The average family in Wainwright spends $99 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $108 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $54 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Wainwright $370
  • County $378
  • State $369

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

  • Here 22.1%
  • North Slope Borough 22.6%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Wainwright $99
  • North Slope Borough $97
  • State $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • North Slope Borough 5.0%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Wainwright $108
  • County $121
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • County 6.8%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $54
  • County $56
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Wainwright 1.1%
  • North Slope Borough 1.2%
  • State 1.4%

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

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

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.2%
  • North Slope Borough 81.0%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Here 82.3%
  • North Slope Borough 82.5%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 95.2%
  • County 95.5%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 25.6%
  • County 22.7%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 52.0%
  • County 48.8%
  • Alaska 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Wainwright 16.6%
  • North Slope Borough 15.0%
  • State 16.2%

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

Thirty three percent of Wainwright 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 (%)

  • Wainwright 33.1%
  • North Slope Borough 25.3%
  • State 22.5%

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

Seventeen percent of Wainwright 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 three percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Seven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Fourteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. 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 (%)

  • Wainwright 17.4%
  • County 16.7%
  • State 15.0%

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

  • Here 22.7%
  • North Slope Borough 21.1%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • North Slope Borough 5.8%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Wainwright 14.1%
  • North Slope Borough 11.6%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 3.7%
  • Alaska 4.9%

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

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