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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1996

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1996

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional given you advice about your weight?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Yes, lose 9.5 3.5 6.8 9.6 13.0 14.1 8.6
Yes, gain 1.5 3.9 .9 1.4 1.1 .6 2.0
Yes, maintain 1.5 1.9 2.1 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.4
No 87.3 90.7 89.8 87.8 84.4 83.8 87.6
Don't know/Not sure .1
.4 .1

.2
Refused .0




.2
Male Yes, lose 7.8 3.4 3.6 8.5 8.0 14.0 9.5
Yes, gain .9 3.4
1.0 .8 .7 .5
Yes, maintain 1.0
.5 1.0 1.9 .7 1.0
No 90.3 93.2 95.9 89.5 89.3 84.6 88.6
Refused .1




.5
Female Yes, lose 10.8 3.6 9.1 10.4 17.6 14.1 8.1
Yes, gain 2.0 4.3 1.6 1.7 1.4 .5 2.8
Yes, maintain 1.9 3.6 3.3 1.0 1.1 2.1 1.7
No 85.1 88.6 85.3 86.6 79.9 83.2 87.1
Don't know/Not sure .2
.7 .2

.3
Denominator is: All survey respondents who reported trying to lose weight or maintain weight



In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional given you advice about your weight?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 2915 258 529 698 546 327 557
Yes, lose 277 9 36 67 71 46 48
Yes, gain 44 10 5 10 6 2 11
Yes, maintain 44 5 11 7 8 5 8
No 2545 234 475 613 461 274 488
Don't know/Not sure 4
2 1

1
Refused 1




1
Male Total 1233 118 222 294 262 136 201
Yes, lose 96 4 8 25 21 19 19
Yes, gain 11 4
3 2 1 1
Yes, maintain 12
1 3 5 1 2
No 1113 110 213 263 234 115 178
Refused 1




1
Female Total 1682 140 307 404 284 191 356
Yes, lose 181 5 28 42 50 27 29
Yes, gain 33 6 5 7 4 1 10
Yes, maintain 32 5 10 4 3 4 6
No 1432 124 262 350 227 159 310
Don't know/Not sure 4
2 1

1
Denominator is: All survey respondents who reported trying to lose weight or maintain weight
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