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2000 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2000

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
In the past 12 months, how often did doctors or other health
providers explain things in a way that you could understand?

(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Never 2.1 4.7 2.8 1.7 .9 1.3 2.0
Sometimes 9.7 8.1 12.8 11.2 9.4 8.4 8.0
Usually 30.5 40.1 33.2 25.9 31.8 27.3 28.5
Always 57.7 47.2 51.2 61.3 57.9 63.0 61.5
Male Never 2.2 5.0 2.7 2.4 1.5 1.3 1.3
Sometimes 10.6 10.7 13.5 14.6 10.4 9.6 5.0
Usually 27.8 34.7 33.2 22.9 24.3 24.2 31.1
Always 59.4 49.5 50.6 60.1 63.9 64.8 62.7
Female Never 2.0 4.5 2.9 1.0 .3 1.2 2.6
Sometimes 9.0 6.2 12.2 8.3 8.5 7.4 10.4
Usually 32.7 43.8 33.3 28.4 38.4 30.1 26.5
Always 56.3 45.5 51.6 62.3 52.7 61.3 60.5
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who visited a doctor or health care provider during the past 12 months.

In the past 12 months, how often did doctors or other health
providers explain things in a way that you could understand?

(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 1,627 146 304 309 297 247 324
Never 32 5 7 6 3 3 8
Sometimes 156 14 38 29 26 25 24
Usually 477 51 101 78 93 66 88
Always 937 74 153 188 172 150 200
Don't know/Not sure 10
1 2 2 2 3
Refused 15 2 4 6 1 1 1
Male Total 602 56 118 114 114 91 109
Never 12 2 2 3 2 1 2
Sometimes 63 8 14 15 11 10 5
Usually 155 14 38 23 30 20 30
Always 362 31 61 71 70 58 71
Don't know/Not sure 5
1 1 1 2
Refused 5 1 2 1

1
Female Total 1,025 90 186 195 183 156 215
Never 20 3 5 3 1 2 6
Sometimes 93 6 24 14 15 15 19
Usually 322 37 63 55 63 46 58
Always 575 43 92 117 102 92 129
Don't know/Not sure 5

1 1
3
Refused 10 1 2 5 1 1
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who visited a doctor or health care provider during the past 12 months.