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1999 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1999

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
How important is following your self-management recommendations
such as diet, exercise, and glucose testing for controlling your diabetes?

(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Not at all difficult 59.1 68.9 35.7 29.9 52.5 48.1 78.3
Slightly difficult 14.6 31.1 33.0 28.5 6.7 12.7 11.7
Somewhat difficult 12.7
19.7 26.2 18.5 16.6 4.2
Very difficult 8.3
9.4 14.0 13.3 15.3 1.3
Don't know/Not sure 3.7
2.2 1.3 7.3 4.8 2.8
Refused 1.6


1.6 2.5 1.7
Male Not at all difficult 63.3 100.0 35.7 19.6 54.1 57.1 84.4
Slightly difficult 12.0
28.6 25.5 4.9 10.7 9.2
Somewhat difficult 13.3
28.6 35.3 20.5 14.3 2.9
Very difficult 7.8
7.1 19.6 11.7 14.3
Don't know/Not sure 3.5


8.8 3.6 3.5
Female Not at all difficult 55.9 50.0 35.7 38.1 51.6 40.5 73.6
Slightly difficult 16.6 50.0 35.7 31.0 7.7 14.5 13.6
Somewhat difficult 12.3
14.3 19.0 17.4 18.5 5.3
Very difficult 8.6
10.7 9.5 14.2 16.2 2.3
Don't know/Not sure 3.8
3.6 2.4 6.5 5.8 2.3
Refused 2.7


2.6 4.6 3.0
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who were told by their doctors that they had diabetes.

How important is following your self-management recommendations
such as diet, exercise, and glucose testing for controlling your diabetes?

(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 349 3 21 37 64 85 139
Not at all difficult 198 2 9 11 32 40 104
Slightly difficult 51 1 4 10 7 11 18
Somewhat difficult 49
4 8 13 16 8
Very difficult 31
3 7 8 11 2
Don't know/Not sure 15
1 1 3 5 5
Refused 5


1 2 2
Male Total 135 1 8 15 25 32 54
Not at all difficult 85 1 3 3 14 19 45
Slightly difficult 16
2 4 2 3 5
Somewhat difficult 19
2 5 5 5 2
Very difficult 10
1 3 2 4
Don't know/Not sure 5


2 1 2
Female Total 214 2 13 22 39 53 85
Not at all difficult 113 1 6 8 18 21 59
Slightly difficult 35 1 2 6 5 8 13
Somewhat difficult 30
2 3 8 11 6
Very difficult 21
2 4 6 7 2
Don't know/Not sure 10
1 1 1 4 3
Refused 5


1 2 2
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who were told by their doctors that they had diabetes.