Annual Report Text 1
Who are our patients?
We are proud to serve a wide variety people within Fairbanks, Alaska, and beyond. As part of our extensive research to understand our patients, we have dedicated hundreds of hours to collecting analyzing data throughout the year. Because of this, we have created a quantifiable perspective of who walks through our doors on a macro level.
In the year 2016 we saw more women than men. In fact, 65.5% of our patients were women compared to 34.5% who were men. Regarding ages, we attracted people of all stages of life. Ages 25-34, 35-44, 45-55, and 55-64 were fairly even when it came to their share of our patient load. All of which constituted 17.5-20%.
Where our patients reside is another relevant characteristic we deem important to understand. To measure this, we tally zip codes. According to our data, 50% live within Fairbanks city limits. The other half claim North Pole (19.5%), Farmers Loop/Fox (16%), and surrounding small communities as their homes.
While there are many different industries people choose to work within, we did see some types of work more represented than other. In particular, education and health care. 15.5% of our patients were people who worked within the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, and other education institutions. 13% of patients work in healthcare (Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Tanana Valley Clinic, and various small clinics). Other industries represented include: construction/labor unions, government, and retail.