Health and Nutrition of Fort Kent, ME Residents

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Fifty one percent of Fort Kent residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 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 five 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 (%)

  • Here 50.7%
  • County 50.9%
  • Maine 51.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.2
  • County 21.9
  • Maine 21.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.9
  • Aroostook County 3.4
  • State 3.7

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

  • Fort Kent 2.3
  • Aroostook County 1.7
  • State 1.7

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.0
  • Aroostook County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Fort Kent 3.5
  • County 3.5
  • Maine 3.6

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

The average Fort Kent 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). Fifteen 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). Fort Kent residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 48 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 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • County 1.9
  • Maine 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 14.9%
  • County 14.8%
  • Maine 14.5%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Fort Kent 19.8%
  • Aroostook County 21.9%
  • State 20.4%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 47.9%
  • County 47.5%
  • State 49.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.5
  • Aroostook County 3.0
  • Maine 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Fort Kent 2.6
  • County 2.6
  • Maine 2.6

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.0
  • Aroostook County 22.1
  • State 23.0

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

The average height of Fort Kent residents 16 years and older is 70 inches. The average weight is 198 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Twenty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 69.9
  • County 67.0
  • State 67.2

Average weight (pounds)

  • Fort Kent 198.4
  • Aroostook County 180.5
  • State 180.3

Average BMI

  • Here 28.4
  • County 28.7
  • Maine 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 37.6%
  • Aroostook County 36.6%
  • Maine 35.7%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 51.0%
  • County 49.2%
  • Maine 47.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 28.0%
  • County 35.6%
  • State 36.8%

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

Seventy one percent of Fort Kent residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty eight percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty seven percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Four percent have ever used heroin. Sixteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 71.3%
  • County 64.4%
  • State 65.9%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 28.2%
  • Aroostook County 24.7%
  • State 24.1%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Fort Kent 26.9%
  • County 23.1%
  • Maine 22.1%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Aroostook County 3.2%
  • State 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 15.6%
  • Aroostook County 13.9%
  • Maine 13.1%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • Aroostook County 10.3%
  • Maine 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 45.8%
  • Aroostook County 48.0%
  • State 48.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Fort Kent 4.0%
  • Aroostook County 3.2%
  • State 3.0%

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

Fort Kent 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

  • Here 0.9
  • Aroostook County 1.1
  • Maine 1.1

Twelve percent of Fort Kent 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. Seventy four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twenty seven percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Thirty percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • Aroostook County 12.3%
  • Maine 11.5%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Fort Kent 4.4%
  • Aroostook County 5.5%
  • Maine 5.8%

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

  • Fort Kent 74.4%
  • County 70.4%
  • Maine 70.5%

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

  • Fort Kent 34.6%
  • County 34.0%
  • Maine 33.2%

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

  • Here 26.9%
  • Aroostook County 18.2%
  • Maine 17.7%

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

  • Fort Kent 30.4%
  • County 23.5%
  • State 23.7%

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

  • Fort Kent 39.7%
  • Aroostook County 44.5%
  • Maine 45.1%

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

Seventy six percent of people living in Fort Kent are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 75.9%
  • Aroostook County 77.9%
  • State 77.9%

Twenty three percent of people living in Fort Kent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty five percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty seven percent of people in Fort Kent 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 (%)

  • Fort Kent 23.1%
  • County 25.0%
  • State 23.6%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Aroostook County 26.8%
  • Maine 25.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 37.3%
  • County 46.0%
  • State 44.6%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 18.9%
  • Aroostook County 22.3%
  • Maine 19.7%

Thirty six percent of people living in Fort Kent use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 36.0%
  • Aroostook County 39.6%
  • State 42.2%

Twenty four percent of Fort Kent residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty seven percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty two 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 one percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Eleven 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 (%)

  • Fort Kent 23.7%
  • Aroostook County 26.4%
  • State 24.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 22.0%
  • County 28.1%
  • Maine 25.6%

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

  • Fort Kent 40.6%
  • County 42.9%
  • Maine 42.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 47.4%
  • County 51.8%
  • State 51.6%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • County 26.1%
  • State 25.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 20.5%
  • Maine 20.8%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 21.0%
  • Aroostook County 19.3%
  • State 18.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • Aroostook County 13.4%
  • Maine 12.1%

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

  • Here 3.9%
  • Aroostook County 4.7%
  • State 4.0%

Fort Kent residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.0
  • Aroostook County 2.4
  • Maine 2.2

Ninety percent of people living in Fort Kent have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Seven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 7.3 days per month on average. They have 8.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 34 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 89.9%
  • Aroostook County 80.9%
  • State 82.8%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • County 10.5%
  • Maine 9.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 7.3
  • Aroostook County 5.4
  • Maine 5.6

Average drinks/week

  • Fort Kent 8.2
  • Aroostook County 6.0
  • State 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 34.0
  • Aroostook County 24.4
  • Maine 22.3

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

Ninety five percent of Fort Kent residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Fort Kent have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Eighty six percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Sixty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Fort Kent 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 33 women. He has vaginal sex with 19 women. People living here were on average 18 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on 12 women. People in Fort Kent were 17 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Fort Kent has vaginal or anal sex 49 times a year. Fifty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Fort Kent 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with five men on average. They have had five male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Ninety percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Fort Kent 95.4%
  • County 97.6%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • Fort Kent 94.0%
  • Aroostook County 95.4%
  • Maine 94.6%

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

  • Here 89.9%
  • Aroostook County 88.4%
  • Maine 89.0%

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

  • Fort Kent 47.8%
  • Aroostook County 49.7%
  • Maine 46.9%

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

  • Fort Kent 5.1%
  • Aroostook County 6.1%
  • State 6.4%

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

  • Here 86.0%
  • Aroostook County 98.1%
  • Maine 97.7%

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

  • Here 68.7%
  • Aroostook County 89.6%
  • Maine 88.9%

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

  • Here 34.9%
  • County 39.3%
  • Maine 40.2%

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

  • Fort Kent 8.6%
  • County 9.3%
  • State 10.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.7
  • County 16.8
  • Maine 17.0

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

  • Here 33.2
  • County 28.0
  • State 25.3

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

  • Fort Kent 19.4
  • County 22.5
  • State 19.2

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

  • Here 18.1
  • Aroostook County 21.5
  • State 21.7

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

  • Here 12.4
  • County 5.7
  • State 5.3

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

  • Fort Kent 17.1
  • County 19.9
  • Maine 19.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Fort Kent 9.1%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 6.2%

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

  • Here 49.1
  • County 60.1
  • State 58.5

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Fort Kent 50.9%
  • County 55.6%
  • State 57.7%

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

  • Here 5.5
  • County 9.8
  • State 10.6

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

  • Fort Kent 5.0
  • County 8.8
  • State 9.5

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

  • Here 0.3
  • County 0.4
  • Maine 0.4

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Fort Kent 89.7%
  • County 84.7%
  • State 86.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Fort Kent 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 (%)

  • Fort Kent 10.3%
  • Aroostook County 9.3%
  • State 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Aroostook County 4.7%
  • Maine 4.5%

Fort Kent 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

  • Fort Kent 6.8
  • Aroostook County 6.9
  • State 6.9

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Fort Kent 30.9%
  • County 33.0%
  • State 33.0%

Forty nine percent of Fort Kent residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 48.8%
  • County 48.2%
  • Maine 46.6%

Thirty two percent of Fort Kent 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. Fifty 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 five percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty seven 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 six 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 (%)

  • Fort Kent 32.2%
  • County 23.5%
  • State 21.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 55.6%
  • County 40.1%
  • State 38.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 35.1%
  • Aroostook County 26.3%
  • State 29.4%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Fort Kent 26.8%
  • County 17.4%
  • State 21.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 45.8%
  • County 42.4%
  • Maine 46.3%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Fort Kent 6.2
  • Aroostook County 6.1
  • State 6.3

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.8
  • County 2.8
  • Maine 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Fort Kent 1.5
  • Aroostook County 1.1
  • Maine 1.2

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

Eight percent of Fort Kent 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". 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 two percent are overweight. Eighteen 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 Fort Kent have ever received a blood transfusion. Sixteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Six percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Five percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four 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. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Five percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eleven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Aroostook County 9.7%
  • State 10.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 2.9%
  • Maine 3.0%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Aroostook County 4.7%
  • Maine 4.3%

People with overweight (%)

  • Fort Kent 31.6%
  • County 35.4%
  • State 34.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Fort Kent 18.4%
  • Aroostook County 16.9%
  • Maine 18.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Fort Kent 10.5%
  • County 12.4%
  • Maine 11.9%

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

  • Here 15.7%
  • County 18.3%
  • Maine 17.3%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • County 29.6%
  • Maine 27.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • Aroostook County 4.0%
  • Maine 4.3%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Aroostook County 4.0%
  • State 3.3%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Aroostook County 4.0%
  • State 3.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Fort Kent 3.1%
  • Aroostook County 4.3%
  • State 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Fort Kent 2.6%
  • County 3.9%
  • Maine 3.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Aroostook County 9.0%
  • State 8.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Fort Kent 2.3%
  • Aroostook County 4.1%
  • State 3.7%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 10.7%

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

Sixty eight percent of births in Fort Kent were vaginal deliveries. Thirty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Eighty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Fifty four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Fort Kent 68.4%
  • County 64.0%
  • State 63.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 31.6%
  • Aroostook County 36.0%
  • Maine 36.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

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

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Fort Kent 54.4%
  • Aroostook County 58.5%
  • Maine 58.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 87.5%
  • Aroostook County 58.1%
  • Maine 59.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 53.7%
  • Aroostook County 78.3%
  • State 78.2%

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

  • Fort Kent 16.4%
  • County 13.1%
  • Maine 14.3%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Fort Kent 9.1%
  • County 24.2%
  • State 21.5%

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

People living in Fort Kent report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Nine percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Fort Kent residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eleven percent of people living in Fort Kent are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Fort Kent 58.9%
  • Aroostook County 56.8%
  • State 58.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Fort Kent 8.9%
  • County 4.6%
  • Maine 5.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Fort Kent 36.7%
  • County 36.2%
  • Maine 39.4%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Fort Kent 11.2%
  • Aroostook County 8.7%
  • Maine 8.7%

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

People in Fort Kent spend $311 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 17 percent of their income. The average family in Fort Kent spends $82 on food at other stores monthly. This is six percent of their income. They spend $153 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is 13 percent of their income. They also spend $26 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is three percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Fort Kent $311
  • Aroostook County $353
  • Maine $362

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

  • Fort Kent 17.5%
  • Aroostook County 21.8%
  • State 21.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Fort Kent $82
  • Aroostook County $70
  • State $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Fort Kent 5.7%
  • Aroostook County 4.2%
  • State 3.9%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $153
  • Aroostook County $137
  • State $159

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Fort Kent 13.1%
  • County 6.4%
  • Maine 7.2%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Fort Kent $26
  • County $24
  • Maine $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Aroostook County 1.1%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Fort Kent report their general condition of hearing on average at 76 percent. Eighty 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 three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty five percent of Fort Kent population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Sixty seven percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Twenty four percent of people in Fort Kent had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 76.1%
  • County 77.1%
  • State 78.7%

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

  • Here 79.9%
  • County 76.3%
  • Maine 78.5%

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

  • Here 92.9%
  • Aroostook County 94.1%
  • Maine 94.9%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Fort Kent 24.6%
  • County 21.3%
  • Maine 20.5%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Fort Kent 67.4%
  • Aroostook County 46.3%
  • State 41.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Fort Kent 24.1%
  • Aroostook County 16.0%
  • Maine 15.8%

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

Twenty nine percent of Fort Kent 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 (%)

  • Fort Kent 28.7%
  • County 28.7%
  • State 26.7%

Nineteen percent of Fort Kent 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. Seven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Ten percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven 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 (%)

  • Here 19.4%
  • Aroostook County 18.2%
  • State 17.2%

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

  • Fort Kent 25.1%
  • County 25.9%
  • Maine 24.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Fort Kent 7.0%
  • Aroostook County 9.4%
  • Maine 8.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Fort Kent 10.0%
  • Aroostook County 9.6%
  • State 8.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • County 8.4%
  • Maine 7.7%

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

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