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2010 BRFSS Results

    New Methodology: Starting with the 2010 Oregon survey, to ensure that responses to the survey are representative of the Oregon adult population, the data will be weighted by a new technique called “raking.” Differences in estimates between years are to be expected when survey methods change. Public health prevention programs, policy makers, and other BRFSS data analysts need to determine the best way to describe these changes.

    (More information)

    Also See: CDC Surveillance Resource Center

     

    The 2010 tables labeled “Preliminary” are weighted using the previous “classic” methods. Tables labeled “Final” are weighted using the new “raking” methods and include cell phone respondents.

     

    ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

    Preliminary tables (pdf) | Final tables (pdf) | more program information

  • All Respondents who reported drinking any alcohol in the past 30 days.
  • On the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?
  • Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past month did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?
  • Binge drinking: Males who had five or more alcoholic drinks and females who had four or more alcoholic drinks on one or more occasions in the past 30 days.
  • Heavy drinking (Men): Male Respondents who reported drinking more than two alcoholic drinks per day on average in the past 30 days.
  • Heavy drinking (Women): Female Respondents who reported drinking more than one alcoholic drink per day on average in the past 30 days.
  • During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had perhaps too much to drink?.

 

ARTHRITIS

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ASTHMA

Preliminary tables (pdf) | Final tables (pdf)More program information

  • Do you still have asthma? (Current adult asthma prevalence)
  • Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse or other health care professional that you had asthma?

 

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVALENCE

Preliminary tables (pdf) | Final tables (pdf)more program information

  • Has a doctor, nurse or other health professional ever told you that you had a heart attack or myocardial infarction?
  • Has a doctor, nurse or other health professional ever told you that you had angina or coronary heart disease?
  • Has a doctor, nurse or other health professional ever told you that you had a stroke?

 

COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING

Preliminary tables (pdf) | Final tables (pdf) more program information

  • A blood stool test is a test that may use a special kit at home to determine whether the stool contains blood. Have you ever had this test using a home kit?
  • How long has it been since you had your last blood stool test using a home kit?
  • Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which a tube is inserted in the rectum to view the colon for signs of cancer or other health problems. Have you ever had a Sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy exam?
  • Was your most recent exam a Sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy?
  • How long has it been since you had your last Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?
  • At risk for colorectal cancer: Those respondents 50+ who have not had a blood stool test in two years.

  • At risk for colorectal cancer: Respondents aged 50+ who have never had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

 

    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Preliminary tables (pdf) | Final tables (pdf)

  • Are you Hispanic or Latino?
  • What county do you live in?
  • What is your race? (all races that apply)
  • What is your race? (all racial-ethnic groups that apply)
  • Which one of these groups would you say best represents your race?

  • Are you currently married, divorced, widowed, separated, never been married, or a member of an unmarried couple?
  • How many children live in your household who are less than 18 years old?
  • What is the highest grade or year of school you completed?
  • Are you currently employed for wages, self-employed, out of work for more than one year, out of work for less than 1 year, homemaker, student, retired, or unable to work?
  • What is your annual household income from all sources?
  • Do you have more than one telephone number in your household?
  • Do you consider yourself to be: Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or other?

  • Overweight and obesity prevalence among adults: (Body Mass Index)
  • Adults at risk for chronic disease based on Body Mass Index (BMI) being 25.0 or higher.

  • To your knowledge, are you now pregnant?

 

DIABETES

Preliminary tables (pdf) | Final tables (pdf)more program information

  • Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes?
  • Are you now taking insulin?

Services and Management

  • About how often do you check your blood for glucose or sugar? (Includes times when checked by a family member or friend, but does not include times when checked by a health professional.)
  • About how often do you check your feet for any sores or irritations? (Includes times when checked by a family member or friend but not times when checked by a health professional.)
  • About how many times in the last year have you seen a doctor, nurse, or other health professional for your diabetes?
  • About how many times in the past 12 months has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional tested you for glycosylated hemoglobin or hemoglobin "A one C"?
  • When was the last time you had an eye exam in which the pupils were dilated? This would have made you temporarily sensitive to bright light.
  • Has a doctor ever told you that diabetes has affected your eyes or that you had retinopathy?
  • Have you ever taken a course or class in how to manage your diabetes yourself?
  • Have you had a test for high blood sugar or diabetes within the past three years?

  • Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have pre-diabetes or borderline diabetes?

 

FAMILY PLANNING

Preliminary tables (pdf) Final tables (pdf) | more program information

  • Are you/your spouse/partner doing anything now to keep from getting pregnant?
  • What are you/your spouse/partner doing now to keep from getting pregnant?
  • When you have intercourse, how often do you/your spouse/partner use a method to prevent pregnancy?
  • What is your/your spouse's/partner's main reason for not doing anything to keep you/her from getting pregnant?
  • From your understanding, would you say emergency birth control pills can be used . . . ?
  • During the last year, have you/your partner used emergency birth control pills?
  • How do you feel about having a child now or sometime in the future?

   

GENETICS

 Preliminary tables (pdf) | Final tables (pdf)more program information

  • Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider, that you have colorectal cancer?
  • At what age were you told that you had cancer?
  • How likely do you think it is that you will get colorectal cancer in the future?
  • Has a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider ever asked you about your family history of illnesses or health problems?
  • Has a health care provider ever specifically asked you about your family history of colorectal cancer?
  • Has a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider ever discussed the chances of you getting colorectal cancer?
  • Has a health care provider ever recommended changes in eating habits or physical activity to reduce your chances of getting diseases like colorectal cancer?
  • Have you made changes in your eating habits or physical activity, to reduce your chances of getting diseases like colorectal cancer?
  • Thinking of your close BLOOD RELATIVES, DEAD OR ALIVE, that is, your parents, brothers, sisters, or children, how many of them have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer by a health care provider?
  • Which of your close blood relatives were diagnosed with colorectal cancer?
  • How many of your close blood relatives (dead or alive) were diagnosed with colorectal cancer before the age of 60?
  • How many of your close blood relatives (dead or alive) were diagnosed with colorectal cancer before the age of 50?
  • Have you EVER HEARD of genetic testing for colorectal cancer?
  • How interested are you in having a genetic test that could tell you about your chance of developing a disease?
  • How concerned are you that life insurance companies might use genetic test results to determine life insurance coverage and costs?
  • How important do you think it is to have laws that prevent genetic test results from being used to determine life insurance coverage and costs?
  • Have you heard about laws that prevent genetic test results from being used to determine health insurance coverage and costs?

 

HEALTH STATUS

Preliminary tables (pdf) | Final tables (pdf)

  • How is your general health?
  • At risk: Adult respondents who are in fair or poor health.
  • For how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?
  • For how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?
  • During the past 30 days, how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?

 

HEALTH CARE ACCESS

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  • Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicare?
  • Are you currently enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, which is the State's Medicaid program?   
  • Do you have one person who you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?
  • Was there a time in the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor but could not because of the cost?
  • About how long has it been since you last visited a doctor for a routine checkup (general physical exam)?

 

HIGH-RISK HEALTH CARE WORKER

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  • Do you currently volunteer or work in a hospital, medical clinic, doctor's office, nursing home or some other health-care facility?
  • Do you provide direct patient care as part of your routine work?

 

HIV/AIDS

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  • Have you ever been tested for HIV?
  • Where did you have your last blood test for HIV?
  • Was it a rapid test where you could get your results within a couple of hours?
  • Tell me if ANY of these situations are true for you: You used intravenous drugs in the past year; you have been treated for a sexually transmitted or venereal disease in the past year; you have given or received money or drugs in exchange for sex in the past year; you have had anal sex without a condom in the past year. Are any of these situations true for you?

 

HUNGER

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  • "The food that we bought just didn't last, and we didn't have money to get more." Was this statement often, sometimes, or never true for you in the last 12 months?
  • "We couldn't afford balanced meals." Was this statement often, sometimes, or never true for you in the last 12 months?
  • In the last 12 months, did you or other adults in your household ever cut the size or your meals or skip meals because there wasn't enough money for food?
  • How often did this happen?
  • In the last 12 months, did you ever eat less than you felt you should because there wasn't enough money to buy food?
  • In the last 12 months, were you ever hungry but didn't eat because you couldn't afford enough food?
  • Oregon adults living in food insecure households.
  • Oregon adults living in households that experienced hunger at times.

 

IMMUNIZATION

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  • During the past 12 months, have you had a (seasonal) flu shot?
  • During the past 12 months, have you had a flu vaccine sprayed in your nose?
  • There are two ways to get the H1N1 flu vaccination. One is a shot in the arm and the other is a spray, mist or drop in the nose. Since September, 2009, have you been vaccinated either way for the H1N1 flu?
  • Where did you go to get your most recent seasonal vaccination?
  • Have you ever had a pneumonia shot? This shot is usually given only once or twice in a person's lifetime and is different from the flu shot. It is also called the pneumococcal vaccine.

 

INJURY PREVENTION

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Falls

  • In the past three months, how many times have you fallen?
  • How many of these falls caused an injury?

Seatbelt Use

  • How often do you use seatbelts when you drive or ride in a car?
  • Risk Factor: Always use a seatbelt when riding in or driving a car.
  • Risk Factor: Always or nearly always use a seatbelt when riding in or driving a car.

 

ORAL HEALTH

Preliminary tables (pdf) | Final tables (pdf) | more program information 

  • Visited the dentist or dental clinic within the past year for any reason.

  • How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease?
  • How long has it been since you had your teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist?
  • Respondents who have had no permanent teeth removed.

  • In the past year, did you have a toothache or pain when chewing or biting?

 

    PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

    Preliminary tables (pdf) | Final tables (pdf) | more program information

  • A prostate-specific antigen test, also called a PSA test, is a blood test used to check men for prostate cancer. Have you ever had a PSA test?
  • How long has it been since you had your last PSA test?
  • Have you ever had a digital rectal exam?
  • How long has it been since your last digital rectal exam?
  • Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have prostate cancer?

 

QUALITY OF LIFE

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  • Are you limited in any way, in any activities, because of physical, mental, or emotional problems?
  • Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?
  • In general, how satisfied are you with your life?
  • How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?

 

SLEEP

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  • On average, how many hours of sleep do you get in a 24-hour period?
  • Do you snore?

  • During the past 30 days, for about how many days did you find yourself unintentionally falling asleep during the day?

  • During the past 30 days, have you ever nodded off or fallen asleep, even just for a brief moment while driving?
  • During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt you did not get enough rest or sleep?

 

TOBACCO USE

Preliminary tables (pdf) | Final tables (pdf) | more program information

Current Cigarette Consumption

  • Current smoker status.
  • Do you now smoke every day, some days, or not at all?