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2000 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2000

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
Who would you call to arrange short or long-term care
in the home for an elderly relative or friend
who was no longer able to care for themselves?

(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Relative or friend 22.7 34.6 29.5 25.7 15.4 14.5 18.2
Would provide care myself 14.9 9.9 18.3 16.5 13.6 18.4 11.9
Nursing home 3.5 5.3 2.5 4.2 2.9 2.8 3.8
Home health service 6.9 3.3 3.3 8.2 10.0 8.2 7.0
Personal physician 3.6 1.3 3.3 2.3 4.7 4.8 4.9
Area Agency on Aging 2.9 .4 2.0 2.9 3.3 4.8 3.8
Hospice 3.7 3.1 3.2 3.9 3.9 4.4 3.7
Hospital Nurse 1.0 .9 1.5 .4 1.1 .6 1.3
Minister/priest/rabbi 1.0 1.2 .7 .8 1.5 .3 1.5
Other 5.8 1.7 5.5 4.1 6.5 8.2 8.1
Don't know/Not sure 33.9 38.4 30.1 30.8 37.0 33.2 35.7
Male Relative or friend 24.9 38.4 32.5 30.5 15.2 16.2 16.6
Would provide care myself 11.7 6.0 14.4 11.0 11.2 16.7 10.8
Nursing home 4.6 6.5 3.8 5.6 3.4 3.1 5.2
Home health service 5.0 1.5 2.1 5.9 9.3 4.7 4.4
Personal physician 3.3 .8 3.0 1.7 4.7 5.0 4.7
Area Agency on Aging 1.9
1.8 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.8
Hospice 3.1 1.8 2.6 4.2 3.0 3.0 3.2
Hospital Nurse 1.0 1.3 2.5 .2 .2 .6 1.7
Minister/priest/rabbi 1.1 1.3 .7 .9 1.4 .3 2.0
Other 5.0 2.8 6.4 3.4 3.4 8.0 7.1
Don't know/Not sure 38.4 39.7 30.2 34.7 45.8 40.0 41.4
Female Relative or friend 20.6 30.6 26.4 21.1 15.6 12.8 19.3
Would provide care myself 17.9 13.9 22.2 21.8 16.0 20.1 12.7
Nursing home 2.6 4.0 1.2 2.9 2.4 2.4 2.8
Home health service 8.7 5.1 4.5 10.6 10.6 11.4 8.9
Personal physician 3.9 1.9 3.7 2.9 4.8 4.5 5.1
Area Agency on Aging 3.9 .8 2.2 3.8 4.4 7.1 4.5
Hospice 4.3 4.6 3.9 3.6 4.8 5.6 4.1
Hospital Nurse 1.0 .5 .6 .7 2.1 .6 1.0
Minister/priest/rabbi 1.0 1.1 .6 .8 1.7 .2 1.2
Other 6.4 .5 4.6 4.8 9.6 8.4 8.8
Don't know/Not sure 29.7 37.0 30.0 27.1 28.1 26.7 31.6
Denominator is:
All survey respondents.

Who would you call to arrange short or long-term care
in the home for an elderly relative or friend
who was no longer able to care for themselves?

(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 3,727 335 721 758 736 512 665
Relative or friend 820 115 207 173 125 74 126
Would provide care myself 549 35 130 122 98 88 76
Nursing home 126 16 20 31 22 14 23
Home health service 269 9 28 68 70 45 49
Personal physician 142 6 25 19 33 25 34
Area Agency on Aging 123 1 13 26 29 29 25
Hospice 140 9 24 30 29 21 27
Hospital Nurse 36 4 9 4 8 3 8
Minister/priest/rabbi 34 4 4 6 12 2 6
Other 221 10 34 29 51 45 52
Don't know/Not sure 1,230 124 221 245 253 160 227
Refused 37 2 6 5 6 6 12
Male Total 1,492 158 315 301 286 197 235
Relative or friend 368 60 104 80 50 31 43
Would provide care myself 161 9 40 30 29 30 23
Nursing home 67 9 14 17 10 7 10
Home health service 73 2 7 20 24 9 11
Personal physician 50 2 8 6 12 10 12
Area Agency on Aging 28
6 4 6 6 6
Hospice 47 3 9 13 8 6 8
Hospital Nurse 16 3 6 1 1 1 4
Minister/priest/rabbi 15 2 2 3 4 1 3
Other 85 9 20 9 13 18 16
Don't know/Not sure 565 58 95 115 126 76 95
Refused 17 1 4 3 3 2 4
Female Total 2,235 177 406 457 450 315 430
Relative or friend 452 55 103 93 75 43 83
Would provide care myself 388 26 90 92 69 58 53
Nursing home 59 7 6 14 12 7 13
Home health service 196 7 21 48 46 36 38
Personal physician 92 4 17 13 21 15 22
Area Agency on Aging 95 1 7 22 23 23 19
Hospice 93 6 15 17 21 15 19
Hospital Nurse 20 1 3 3 7 2 4
Minister/priest/rabbi 19 2 2 3 8 1 3
Other 136 1 14 20 38 27 36
Don't know/Not sure 665 66 126 130 127 84 132
Refused 20 1 2 2 3 4 8
Denominator is:
All survey respondents.