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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1998

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1998

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 a week or more 14.7 9.4 14.2 13.0 15.1 21.9 15.1
Every 2 to 3 weeks 4.0 2.2 4.7 3.1 4.0 5.2 4.6
Monthly or about every 4 weeks 33.0 19.7 28.6 31.9 39.2 36.0 37.7
Every 2 to 3 months 16.0 19.9 17.3 18.2 16.1 16.0 10.8
Several times a year (1 to 3 times per year) 12.0 11.9 11.6 14.5 11.2 6.7 13.5
Rarely (less than once a year) 6.1 4.9 6.9 7.0 7.7 2.9 5.8
Never 14.1 32.1 16.7 12.3 6.6 11.4 12.4
Female Once a week or more 14.7 9.4 14.2 13.0 15.1 21.9 15.1
Every 2 to 3 weeks 4.0 2.2 4.7 3.1 4.0 5.2 4.6
Monthly or about every 4 weeks 33.0 19.7 28.6 31.9 39.2 36.0 37.7
Every 2 to 3 months 16.0 19.9 17.3 18.2 16.1 16.0 10.8
Several times a year (1 to 3 times per year) 12.0 11.9 11.6 14.5 11.2 6.7 13.5
Rarely (less than once a year) 6.1 4.9 6.9 7.0 7.7 2.9 5.8
Never 14.1 32.1 16.7 12.3 6.6 11.4 12.4
Denominator is:
All female survey respondents
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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 1033 90 181 244 202 125 191
Once a week or more 151 8 26 30 31 26 30
Every 2 to 3 weeks 44 2 8 9 10 6 9
Monthly or about every 4 weeks 343 18 51 86 81 43 64
Every 2 to 3 months 164 17 32 46 28 20 21
Several times a year (1 to 3 times per year) 119 13 20 29 22 9 26
Rarely (less than once a year) 64 5 11 17 15 3 13
Never 131 26 29 25 13 15 23
Don?t know/Not sure 12 1 2
1 3 5
Refused 5
2 2 1

Female Total 1033 90 181 244 202 125 191
Once a week or more 151 8 26 30 31 26 30
Every 2 to 3 weeks 44 2 8 9 10 6 9
Monthly or about every 4 weeks 343 18 51 86 81 43 64
Every 2 to 3 months 164 17 32 46 28 20 21
Several times a year (1 to 3 times per year) 119 13 20 29 22 9 26
Rarely (less than once a year) 64 5 11 17 15 3 13
Never 131 26 29 25 13 15 23
Don?t know/Not sure 12 1 2
1 3 5
Refused 5
2 2 1

Denominator is:
All female survey respondents