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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1997

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1997

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
A breast self-exam is when a woman feels her own breasts for lumps. How often
do you do a breast self-exam?

(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Once/week 11.1 5.7 9.3 9.6 14.1 11.0 14.7
2-3 weeks 3.9 2.8 2.0 4.2 2.7 5.1 5.8
Monthly 33.8 29.3 32.0 36.3 41.0 33.2 29.5
2-3 months 16.2 16.2 16.1 21.8 16.9 14.3 10.7
1-3 times/year 11.3 5.3 17.6 11.1 9.2 9.5 12.0
Rarely 8.1 14.1 10.1 7.7 6.0 5.1 7.1
Never 1.3 2.1 1.6 .3 .3 1.0 2.8
Don't know/not sure 14.2 24.4 11.3 9.0 9.8 20.4 17.0
Refused .1



.3 .3
Female Once/week 11.1 5.7 9.3 9.6 14.1 11.0 14.7
2-3 weeks 3.9 2.8 2.0 4.2 2.7 5.1 5.8
Monthly 33.8 29.3 32.0 36.3 41.0 33.2 29.5
2-3 months 16.2 16.2 16.1 21.8 16.9 14.3 10.7
1-3 times/year 11.3 5.3 17.6 11.1 9.2 9.5 12.0
Rarely 8.1 14.1 10.1 7.7 6.0 5.1 7.1
Never 1.3 2.1 1.6 .3 .3 1.0 2.8
Don't know/not sure 14.2 24.4 11.3 9.0 9.8 20.4 17.0
Refused .1



.3 .3
Denominator is: All female survey respondents

A breast self-exam is when a woman feels her own breasts for lumps. How often
do you do a breast self-exam?

(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 1909 139 334 423 351 221 441
Once/week 215 9 22 39 47 25 73
2-3 weeks 73 4 7 19 11 12 20
Monthly 635 41 107 152 141 73 121
2-3 months 300 21 53 92 55 33 46
1-3 times/year 223 8 58 47 35 21 54
Rarely 151 16 33 32 22 14 34
Never 30 4 4 1 3 3 15
Don't know/not sure 280 36 50 41 37 39 77
Refused 2



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Female Total 1909 139 334 423 351 221 441
Once/week 215 9 22 39 47 25 73
2-3 weeks 73 4 7 19 11 12 20
Monthly 635 41 107 152 141 73 121
2-3 months 300 21 53 92 55 33 46
1-3 times/year 223 8 58 47 35 21 54
Rarely 151 16 33 32 22 14 34
Never 30 4 4 1 3 3 15
Don't know/not sure 280 36 50 41 37 39 77
Refused 2



1 1
Denominator is: All female survey respondents
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