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2006 BRFSS Results
ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTION

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  • In the past 14 days, have you had a fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit?
  • In the past 14 days, did you have a sore throat?
  • In the past 14 days, did you have a cough?
  • In the past 14 days, did you have sputum or phlegm production?
  • In the past 14 days, did you miss work or school?
  • In the past 14 days, did you seek medical care?

 

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

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  • Adults who have had at least one drink of alcohol within 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: Adult males: 2+ alcoholic drinks per day in the past 30 days.

  • Heavy drinking: Adult females: 1+ alcoholic drink per day 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?

 

ANTIBIOTICS

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  • Antibiotics are drugs like penicillin that are used to fight or prevent bacterial infection. In the last 4 weeks, have you been to the doctor for a cough, cold, or the flu?  In the past 4 weeks, have you been to the doctor for a cough, cold, or the flu?

  • Did you get a prescription for antibiotics from the doctor?
  • How much do you agree/disagree with the following statement?: I will be sick for a longer time if I don't receive an antibiotic for cough, cold, or flu symptoms.

  • How much do you agree/disagree with the following statement?: By the time I am sick enough to talk to or visit a doctor because of a cold, I usually expect a prescription for antibiotics.

  • Think back in the past year. Which of the following statements is closest to what you did with your most recent antibiotic prescription?

  • In the past year, did you take any antibiotics that were prescribed for a previous illness, prescribed for someone else, or obtained without a prescription?
  • Are you aware of any health dangers to yourself or other people associated with taking antibiotics?
  • What kind of health dangers to yourself or other people do you think are associated with taking antibiotics?

 

ASTHMA

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  • Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse or other health care professional that you had asthma?
  • Current asthma prevalence.

 

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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  • 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

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  • Have you had a blood stool test using a home kit?

    How long has it been since you had your last blood stool test using a home kit?
  • Have you ever had a Sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy exam?

  • When did you have your last Sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy?

  • At risk for colorectal cancer: Those respondents 50 and older who have not had a blood stool test in two years.

  • At risk for colorectal cancer: Respondents aged 50 and older that have never had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

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  • Are you Hispanic or Latino?
  • What county do you live in?
  • Which one or more of the following would you say is your race? (Mark all that apply)

  • Which one or more of the following would you say is your race? (Mutually exclusive race/ethnicity categories)

  • 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 (more than one year), out of work (less than one 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.

 

DEPRESSION

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  • Major depression among Oregon Residents.
  • Over the last two weeks, how many days have you had little interest or pleasure in doing things?
  • Over the last two weeks, how many days have you felt down, depressed, or hopeless?
  • Over the last two weeks, how many days have you had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep or sleeping too much?
  • Over the last two weeks, how many days have you felt tired or had little energy?
  • Over the last two weeks, how many days have you had a poor appetite or eaten too much?
  • Over the last two weeks, how many days have you felt bad about yourself or that you are a failure or had let yourself or your family down?
  • Over the last two weeks, how many days have you had trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching T.V.?

  • Over the last two weeks, how many days have you moved or spoken so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that you were moving around a lot more than usual?

  • Has a doctor or other healthcare provider ever told you that you had an anxiety disorder (including acute stress disorder, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobia, posttraumatic stress disorder, or social anxiety disorder?
  • Has a doctor or other healthcare provider ever told you that you have a depressive disorder (including depression, major depression, dysthymia, or minor depression)?
  • In the last two weeks, how many days have you had thoughts that you would be better off dead or hurting yourself in some way?
  • In the past two years, have you felt depressed or sad most days, even if you felt okay sometimes?
  • How difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home or get along with other people?

  • Have you ever received treatment for depression from a counselor, therapist, or doctor for depression?

  • When did you begin to receive treatment for your most recent episode of depression?
  • Are you still receiving treatment from a counselor, therapist, or doctor for depression?
  • Are you currently taking medication prescribed by a doctor or health provider for your depression?

 

DIABETES

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  • Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes?
  • Are you now taking insulin?
  • Are you now taking pills to treat your diabetes? These are pills that help lower blood sugar.

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.)
  • Have you ever had any sore or irritations on your feet that took more than four weeks to heal?
  • 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 attended any formal diabetes education programs, such as a class or one-on-one training with a diabetes educator?

 

EPILEPSY

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  • Epilepsy status.
  • Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have seizure disorder or epilepsy?
  • Are you currently taking any medicine to control your seizure disorder or epilepsy?
  • How many seizures of any type have you had in the last three months?
  • In the past year, have you seen a neurologist or epilepsy specialist for your epilepsy or seizure disorder?
  • During the past month, to what extent has epilepsy or its treatment interfered with your normal activities like working, school, or socializing with family or friends?

 

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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  • During the past 30 days, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercise such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?
  • At risk for no leisure time physical activity.

 

FAMILY PLANNING

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  • 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?
  • In the last year, have you/your spouse/partner used emergency birth control pills?

  • How do you feel about having a child now or sometime in the future?
  • How soon would you want to have a child?

 

FOLIC ACID AND VITAMIN/SUPPLEMENTS

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  • Current use of a multivitamin or other supplement containing folic acid: Women under age 45.
  • Weekly intake of folic acid: Women under age 45.
  • Some health experts recommend that women take 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid for which of the following reasons?

 

GENETICS

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  • How likely do you think it is that you will get diabetes in the future?
  • How worried are you that you will get diabetes in the future?
  • Has a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider asked you about your family history of illnesses or health problems?
  • Has a health care provider ever asked you about your family history of diabetes, specifically?
  • Has a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider ever discussed the chance of you getting diabetes?
  • Have you ever had your blood glucose or sugar checked by a health care provider to see if you have diabetes?
  • When was the last time your blood glucose sugar level was measured by a health care provider?
  • Has a health care provider ever recommended changes in diet or exercise to reduce your chances of getting diabetes or other illnesses like heart disease, stroke, or cancer?
  • Do you have a parent, brother or sister, or child related by blood, who has been diagnosed with diabetes by a health care provider?

  • Have you made changes in your diet or exercise, to reduce your chances of getting diabetes or other diseases like heart disease, stroke, or cancer?

  • Do you think that most cases of diabetes are caused by....
  • Some companies are offering genetic tests of your DNA that are advertised to improve your health and prevent disease. Have you heard about these tests?
  • Have you ever used any of these tests?

 

HEALTH CARE COVERAGE & SOURCE

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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?

  • 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?
  • In the past 12 months, have you been enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, which is the State's Medicaid program?
  • Are you currently enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, which is the State's Medicaid program?
  • During the past twelve months, was there a time that you did not have any health insurance or coverage?
  • During the past twelve months, about how many months would you say you have been without health insurance or coverage?
  • Was there a time during the last twelve months when you needed to see a dentist, but could not because of the cost?

 

HEALTH STATUS

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  • How is your general 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?
  • At risk: Adult respondents who are in fair or poor health.

 

HIV/AIDS

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  • Have you ever been tested for HIV?
  • Where did you have your last HIV test?
  • Was it a rapid test where you could get your results within a couple of hours?

 

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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Adult Immunization

  • During the past 12 months, have you had a flu shot?
  • During the past 12 months, have you had a flu vaccine sprayed in your nose?
  • 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.
  • Have you EVER received the hepatitis B vaccine?
  • Tell me if ANY of these statements is true for you:

    You have hemophilia and have received clotting factor concentrate; you are a man who has had sex with othe men, even just one time; you have taken drugs by needle, even just one time; you traded sex for money or drugs, even just one time; you have tested positive for HIV; you have had sex (even just one time) with someone who would answer "yes" to any of these statements; you had more than two sexual partners in the past year. What type of health professional gave you your last flu shot/flu vaccine spray?

  • The flu season in Oregon usually runs between September and March of each year. During the last flu season, were flu shots offered at your workplace?
  • In the last year, were you hospitalized for more than one night?
  • Were you hospitalized during the flu season?

Child Immunization

  • Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever said that he/she has any of the following health problems?
  • Does he/she still have this/any of these problems?
  • During the past 12 months, has the child had an influenza vaccine sprayed in his/her nose?
  • What is the MAIN reason he/she has not received a flu vaccination for this current flu season? (September 2005-March 2006)?

 

INJURY PREVENTION ISSUES

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  • In the past 3 months, how many times have you fallen?
  • How many of these falls caused an injury?
  • How often do you use seat belts when you drive or ride in a car?
  • Risk Factor: Always or nearly always use a seatbelt when riding in or driving a car.
  • Risk Factor: Always use a seatbelt when riding in or driving a car.

 

INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE

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  • In the past 12 months, has anyone touched sexual parts of your body after you said or showed that you didn't want them to, or without your consent (for example, being groped or fondled)?
  • In the past 12 months, has anyone exposed you to unwanted sexual situations that did not involve physical touching?
  • Has anyone ever had sex with you after you said or showed that you didn't want them to or without your consent?
  • Has this happened in the past 12 months?
  • Has anyone ever attempted to have sex with you after you said or showed that you didn't want to or without your consent, but sex did NOT occur?
  • Has this happened in the past 12 months?
  • What was that person's relationship to you?
  • Was the person who did this male or female?
  • Has an intimate partner ever threatened you with physical violence?
  • Has an intimate partner ever attempted physical violence against you?
  • Has an intimate partner ever hit, slapped, pushed, kicked, or physically hurt you in any way?
  • Have you ever experienced any unwanted sex by a current or former intimate partner?
  • In the past 12 months, have you experienced any physical violence or had unwanted sex with an intimate partner?
  • In the past 12 months, have you had any injuries as a result of this physical violence or unwanted sex?
  • At the time of the most recent incident, what was your relationship to the intimate partner who was physically violent or had unwanted sex with you?
  • Has anyone ever had sex with you against your will or without your consent?
  • Has anyone ever tried to have sex with you against your will or without your consent, but intercourse or penetration did not occur?
  • Did this incident/any of these incidents occur in the past year?
  • Have you ever had any injuries as a result of being hit, slapped, punched, shoved, kicked, or otherwise physically hurt by an intimate partner?
  • Did this incident/any of these incidents occur in the past year?

 

NUTRITION

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  • During the past 7 days, how many times did you drink soft drinks such as Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, or Mountain Dew?

 

ORAL HEALTH

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  • How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease?
  • How long has it been since you last visited a dentist or a dental clinic for any reason?
  • How long has it been since you had your teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist?
  • Respondents who reported having visited dentist, dental hygienist, or dental clinic in the past year for any reason.

  • Respondents who have had no permanent teeth removed.

  • How would you describe the health of your teeth and gums? 

  • Do you have any kind of dental care coverage, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicare?
  • In the past year, did you have a toothache or pain when chewing or biting?
  • Does your oldest child under age 18 who is still living with you have any kind of dental care coverage, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicare?
  • How long has it been since this child visited a dentist or a dental clinic for any reason?

Fluoride

  • Does the tap water in your home come from a city or community water system?
  • To the best of your knowledge, is the water supply in your community fluoridated?
  • Do you think that the water system that supplies your home should be fluoridated?

 

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

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  • 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?
  • A digital rectal exam is one in which a doctor, nurse, or other health professional places a gloved finger into the rectum to feel the size, shape, or hardness of the prostate gland.  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 had prostate cancer?
  • At risk for not having had a PSA test within the past two years.

 

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?
  • Because of any impairment or health problem, do you have any trouble learning, remembering, or concentrating?
  • How long have you had this condition?
  • Disability: No limitations vs. limitations.

  • What is the nature of this health condition?

  • In general, how satisfied are you with your life?
  • How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?

 

SMOKE EXPOSURE

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  • In a typical week, how many hours are you in the same room where others are smoking?
  • On how many of the past 30 days has someone, including yourself, smoked cigarettes, cigars, or pipes anywhere inside your home?
  • Which of the following statements best describes the rules about smoking inside your home?
  • What are the rules about smoking in your family's cars?
  • Agree or disagree: People should be protected from secondhand smoke?

  • Agree or disagree: Smoking should not be allowed in indoor work areas?

  • Agree or disagree: Smoking should not be allowed in restaurants?

  • Agree or disagree: Smoking should not be allowed anywhere in bar-restaurant combinations?

  • Would you favor or oppose a ban on smoking in Oregon that would make it illegal to smoke in all workplaces, restaurants, and bars?

 

SMOKELESS TOBACCO USE

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  • Do you currently use any smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and snuff?
  • Are you seriously considering stopping the use of smokeless tobacco within the next 6 months?
  • Have you smoked a cigar in the last month?

 

TOBACCO USE

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Current Cigarette Consumption

  • Current smoking status.
  • Do you now smoke every day, some days, or not at all?
  • On the average, about how many cigarettes a day do you now smoke?
  • On the average, when you smoked during the past 30 days, about how many cigarettes did you smoke a day?
  • At what age did you start smoking regularly?
  • Since you were 18, have you tried smoking flavored cigarettes(made to taste like chocolate, candy, cloves, etc.)?

  • Since you were 18, have you tried smoking cigarillos or little cigars, even one or two puffs?

Current Smoker Quit Patterns

  • The last time you tried to quit smoking, did you use the nicotine patch, nicotine gum, or any other medication to help you quit?
  • The last time you tried to quit smoking, did you use any other assistance such as counseling or classes?

  • Agree or disagree: People close to me are upset at my smoking?

Current Smokers Cessation and Health Insurance Coverage

  • If you were trying to quit smoking, how helpful do you think it would be to have assistance such as a nicotine patch or gum, or a smoking cessation program?
  • Are you seriously considering stopping smoking within the next 6 months?
  • Does your health insurance coverage pay for the cost of any smoking cessation assistance, such as nicotine replacement or a smoking cessation program?

Former Smoker Quit Patterns

  • When you quit smoking the last time, did you use the nicotine patch, nicotine gum, nasal spray, or any other medication to help you quit?
  • When you quit smoking, did you use any other assistance such as counseling or classes?

Health Advice and Tobacco Cessation

  • At your last visit to your health care provider, did someone ask you if you smoked, either by questionnaire or by person?
  • At your last visit to your health care provider, were you advised to quit smoking?
  • At your last visit to your health care provider, were you offered recommendations or assistance on how to quit smoking?

Purchase of cigarettes

  • In what type of store do you usually buy cigarettes?
  • In the past year, have you bought cigarettes over the Internet, or using a mail-order source?

 

VETERANS STATUS

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  • Have you ever served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces, either in the regular military or in

    a National Guard or military reserve unit?

 

WEIGHT

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  • 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.

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH

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  • To your knowledge, are you now pregnant?
  • Have you EVER had a mammogram?
  • How long has it been since you had your last mammogram?
  • At risk: Women ages 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past 2 years.
  • A clinical breast exam is when a doctor, nurse, or other health professional feels the breast for lumps. Have you ever had a clinical breast exam?
  • How long has it been since your last breast exam?
  • A Pap smear is a test for cancer of the cervix. Have you ever had a Pap test?
  • How long has it been since you had your last Pap test?
  • Have you had a hysterectomy? A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus.
  • At risk: Women ages 18 and older, with an intact cervix, who have not had a Pap smear within the past 3 years.

 

WORKSITE

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  • In the past 12 months, has your employer offered health promotion or wellness programs, services, or classes?
  • Does your employer encourage nutritious foods to be available at meetings, in a cafeteria, or through vending machines?
  • Which one of these categories would you say best represents your occupation?
  • Does your employer offer classes to help you recognize and know what to do when a person is having a heart attack or stroke?