Health and Nutrition of Wasilla, AK Residents

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Fifty percent of Wasilla residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Wasilla 50.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 49.8%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.4
  • County 20.4
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Wasilla 4.1
  • County 3.9
  • Alaska 3.9

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

  • Here 1.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Wasilla 1.9
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.0
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Wasilla 3.7
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 3.7
  • State 3.6

The average Wasilla 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). Seventeen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Wasilla residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 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

  • Wasilla 1.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.9
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 17.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 16.0%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Wasilla 19.5%
  • County 21.4%
  • Alaska 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Wasilla 48.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 48.0%
  • Alaska 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.0
  • County 2.9
  • State 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Wasilla 24.3
  • County 23.9
  • Alaska 24.4

The average height of Wasilla residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 182 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.1
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 67.4
  • State 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Wasilla 182.0
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 183.7
  • State 180.9

Average BMI

  • Here 29.0
  • County 28.9
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Wasilla 38.3%
  • County 37.2%
  • Alaska 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Wasilla 48.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 49.5%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 39.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 38.4%
  • State 37.9%

Sixty four percent of Wasilla residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty three percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Wasilla 64.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 65.9%
  • Alaska 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Wasilla 25.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 26.6%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Wasilla 23.0%
  • County 24.8%
  • Alaska 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Wasilla 14.0%
  • County 15.3%
  • Alaska 14.5%

Nine percent of people living in Wasilla 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. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 8.5%
  • Alaska 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 45.3%
  • County 46.9%
  • Alaska 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.9%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Wasilla 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

  • Wasilla 1.0
  • County 1.0
  • State 1.0

Eleven percent of Wasilla 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. Four percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty eight percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty three percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Wasilla 11.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 11.0%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 5.1%
  • State 4.3%

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

  • Here 67.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 67.9%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Here 31.2%
  • County 28.8%
  • Alaska 26.2%

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

  • Here 16.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 18.7%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Here 22.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 24.7%
  • State 22.3%

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

  • Here 48.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 44.6%
  • Alaska 42.6%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 74.8%
  • County 74.3%
  • State 73.6%

Eighteen percent of people living in Wasilla have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty one percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty eight percent of people in Wasilla frequently check their blood cholesterol. Sixteen 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%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 19.0%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • County 23.1%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 38.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 40.4%
  • Alaska 38.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 15.9%
  • County 16.2%
  • State 15.1%

Forty percent of people living in Wasilla use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 40.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 41.0%
  • State 38.8%

Twenty four percent of Wasilla residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty seven 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 three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty eight 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 percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirteen 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 (%)

  • Here 24.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 26.1%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Wasilla 26.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 26.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 42.0%
  • County 43.5%
  • State 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Wasilla 53.0%
  • County 53.2%
  • State 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Wasilla 28.2%
  • County 27.2%
  • Alaska 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.8%
  • County 21.8%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 20.0%
  • Alaska 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 13.5%
  • Alaska 14.6%

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

  • Wasilla 3.7%
  • County 4.2%
  • Alaska 4.2%

Wasilla residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Wasilla 1.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.9
  • Alaska 1.7

Eighty one percent of people living in Wasilla have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.2 days per month on average. They have 5.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 24 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 80.7%
  • County 83.9%
  • State 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Wasilla 10.9%
  • County 8.4%
  • Alaska 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Wasilla 5.2
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 5.4
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 5.9
  • Alaska 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Wasilla 24.4
  • County 24.5
  • Alaska 24.4

Ninety seven percent of Wasilla residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty six percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Wasilla have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Wasilla were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 25 women. He has vaginal sex with 19 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 1.3 men on average. They have had 0.7 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Wasilla were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Wasilla has vaginal or anal sex 67 times a year. Fifty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Wasilla 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Wasilla 96.9%
  • County 97.7%
  • Alaska 97.2%

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

  • Here 93.3%
  • County 95.0%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 88.9%
  • County 89.9%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Wasilla 46.2%
  • County 49.0%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Wasilla 6.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6.3%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 97.8%
  • County 98.1%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Wasilla 88.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 90.8%
  • State 88.3%

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

  • Here 38.3%
  • County 43.3%
  • State 39.4%

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

  • Here 11.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 11.7%
  • Alaska 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.9
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 16.8
  • State 16.9

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

  • Wasilla 24.6
  • County 26.8
  • State 26.3

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

  • Here 18.8
  • County 21.8
  • Alaska 21.6

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

  • Wasilla 21.0
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 21.2
  • Alaska 21.3

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

  • Here 5.5
  • County 6.2
  • State 5.7

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

  • Here 1.3
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.1
  • State 1.8

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

  • Here 0.7
  • County 1.1
  • Alaska 1.0

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

  • Here 18.7
  • County 19.3
  • State 18.8

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

  • Wasilla 3.5
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 4.2
  • Alaska 3.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Wasilla 9.0%
  • County 6.9%
  • Alaska 8.7%

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

  • Here 66.8
  • County 62.1
  • State 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 56.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 60.0%
  • State 55.7%

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

  • Here 11.0
  • County 10.6
  • State 9.8

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

  • Wasilla 10.1
  • County 9.8
  • State 9.0

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

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 86.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 85.3%
  • State 81.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Wasilla 8.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.8%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Wasilla 3.8%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Wasilla 34.2%
  • County 33.2%
  • State 30.9%

Fifty two percent of Wasilla residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 51.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 51.2%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Twenty four percent of Wasilla 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. Forty two 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 two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty five 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 eight 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Wasilla 23.8%
  • County 23.1%
  • Alaska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 42.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 40.9%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Wasilla 31.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 31.0%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Wasilla 25.0%
  • County 22.6%
  • State 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Wasilla 48.3%
  • County 47.7%
  • Alaska 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.1
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6.2
  • Alaska 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.6
  • Alaska 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Wasilla 1.4
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.4

Eleven percent of Wasilla residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three 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. Thirty five percent are overweight. Sixteen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Eight percent of people living in Wasilla have ever received a blood transfusion. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty two percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three 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. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.7%
  • County 9.8%
  • State 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Wasilla 2.6%
  • County 2.5%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 35.5%
  • Alaska 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Wasilla 15.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 16.8%
  • State 15.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.7%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Wasilla 17.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 17.9%
  • Alaska 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 22.0%
  • County 23.7%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 3.8%
  • State 3.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 2.4%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Wasilla 2.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.6%
  • State 2.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Wasilla 1.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.7%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Wasilla 2.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 3.1%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.6%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Wasilla 7.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6.8%
  • Alaska 6.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Wasilla 3.1%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Wasilla 2.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 2.7%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Wasilla 7.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 7.7%
  • State 6.5%

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

Sixty three percent of births in Wasilla were vaginal deliveries. Thirty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty nine percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Eighteen percent of women in Wasilla have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Ten percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Ten percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Wasilla 63.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 62.4%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Wasilla 37.0%
  • County 37.6%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Wasilla 99.4%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 99.4%
  • Alaska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Wasilla 59.3%
  • County 58.8%
  • Alaska 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Wasilla 55.9%
  • County 62.0%
  • State 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 18.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 20.2%
  • Alaska 16.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 9.8%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 8.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 78.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 80.8%
  • State 77.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.2%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • Here 19.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 19.1%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Wasilla 15.3%
  • County 17.0%
  • Alaska 14.6%

People living in Wasilla report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of Wasilla residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Wasilla are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 58.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 57.5%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • County 5.4%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Wasilla 39.9%
  • County 42.8%
  • Alaska 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Wasilla 8.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 9.1%
  • Alaska 8.4%

People in Wasilla spend $362 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 21 percent of their income. The average family in Wasilla spends $84 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $162 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $32 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $362
  • County $372
  • State $369

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

  • Wasilla 21.0%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 22.4%
  • Alaska 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $84
  • County $79
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • County 4.4%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $162
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough $159
  • Alaska $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Wasilla 8.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 7.7%
  • Alaska 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Wasilla $32
  • County $32
  • State $36

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Wasilla 1.6%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1.3%
  • Alaska 1.4%

People living in Wasilla report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Seventy eight 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. Nineteen percent of Wasilla population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Sixteen percent of people in Wasilla had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Wasilla 80.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 80.1%
  • Alaska 80.9%

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

  • Wasilla 77.8%
  • County 78.8%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Wasilla 95.0%
  • County 95.2%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 18.8%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 20.6%
  • Alaska 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Wasilla 42.3%
  • County 45.0%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Wasilla 15.9%
  • County 17.1%
  • State 16.2%

Twenty three percent of Wasilla 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 22.6%
  • County 22.1%
  • State 22.5%

Fifteen percent of Wasilla 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 percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Six percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Five 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 (%)

  • Wasilla 14.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 16.2%
  • Alaska 15.0%

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

  • Here 20.0%
  • County 22.4%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 7.0%
  • State 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Wasilla 7.6%
  • County 8.2%
  • Alaska 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Wasilla 4.7%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough 5.5%
  • State 4.9%
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