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1999 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1999

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
Have you ever been told by a health professional
that your blood cholesterol is high?

(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Yes 29.6 8.1 13.7 22.8 30.9 44.2 39.2
No 70.4 91.9 86.3 77.2 69.1 55.8 60.8
Male Yes 30.0 14.0 13.7 25.5 34.4 41.7 35.5
No 70.0 86.0 86.3 74.5 65.6 58.3 64.5
Female Yes 29.3 2.6 13.7 20.4 27.6 46.5 41.8
No 70.7 97.4 86.3 79.6 72.4 53.5 58.2
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who have ever had their blood cholesterol checked.

Have you ever been told by a health professional
that your blood cholesterol is high?

(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 2,627 121 359 531 645 391 580
Yes 777 9 50 115 193 177 233
No 1,840 112 307 415 451 214 341
Don't know/Not sure 8
2 1 1
4
Refused 2




2
Male Total 1,039 51 143 226 261 154 204
Yes 309 6 20 56 90 67 70
No 726 45 122 169 171 87 132
Don't know/Not sure 2
1 1


Refused 2




2
Female Total 1,588 70 216 305 384 237 376
Yes 468 3 30 59 103 110 163
No 1,114 67 185 246 280 127 209
Don't know/Not sure 6
1
1
4
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who have ever had their blood cholesterol checked.