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1999 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1999

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
What is the farthest distance you can walk by yourself,
without any special equipment or help from others?

(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Not any distance .8 .4 .2 .2 .9 .6 2.1
Across a small room .7
.3 .2 .4 .9 2.0
About the length of typical house 1.4 .6 .4 .4 1.0 2.6 3.9
About one or two city blocks 5.5 .5 1.9 2.6 4.3 7.9 15.4
About one mile 6.7 1.4 2.8 4.3 5.7 9.1 16.0
More than one mile 84.9 97.2 94.4 92.3 87.7 78.9 60.7
Male Not any distance .8 .6 .4 .1 .8 .9 2.2
Across a small room .4
.3 .4 .2
1.4
About the length of typical house .8 .8 .8
.8 1.4 1.4
About one or two city blocks 3.8
1.8 1.2 3.5 7.7 10.3
About one mile 4.0 .2 1.9 3.1 3.7 3.6 10.9
More than one mile 90.2 98.4 94.8 95.2 91.0 86.4 73.8
Female Not any distance .8 .2 .1 .4 1.0 .3 2.1
Across a small room .9
.3 .1 .6 1.8 2.4
About the length of typical house 2.0 .3
.7 1.3 3.7 5.6
About one or two city blocks 7.2 1.0 1.9 3.9 5.1 8.2 19.2
About one mile 9.2 2.6 3.6 5.4 7.7 14.2 19.7
More than one mile 79.9 95.8 94.1 89.5 84.3 71.8 51.0
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who are limited in any activities because of impairment or a health problem and use special equipment or help from others.

What is the farthest distance you can walk by yourself,
without any special equipment or help from others?

(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 5,346 478 1,039 1,075 1,134 639 981
Not any distance 46 3 4 4 9 5 21
Across a small room 36
3 3 5 6 19
About the length of typical house 75 2 2 6 11 16 38
About one or two city blocks 319 2 17 28 49 51 172
About one mile 375 9 27 47 64 58 170
More than one mile 4,463 461 984 986 989 499 544
Don't know/Not sure 25
2 1 6 4 12
Refused 7 1

1
5
Male Total 2,273 223 469 474 500 272 335
Not any distance 20 2 3 1 3 3 8
Across a small room 8
1 2 1
4
About the length of typical house 17 1 2
4 5 5
About one or two city blocks 91
8 7 16 20 40
About one mile 90 1 7 16 18 11 37
More than one mile 2,040 218 447 448 457 232 238
Don't know/Not sure 3
1
1 1
Refused 4 1



3
Female Total 3,073 255 570 601 634 367 646
Not any distance 26 1 1 3 6 2 13
Across a small room 28
2 1 4 6 15
About the length of typical house 58 1
6 7 11 33
About one or two city blocks 228 2 9 21 33 31 132
About one mile 285 8 20 31 46 47 133
More than one mile 2,423 243 537 538 532 267 306
Don't know/Not sure 22
1 1 5 3 12
Refused 3


1
2
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who are limited in any activities because of impairment or a health problem and use special equipment or help from others.