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1999 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1999

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
Are you concerned that you wouldn't earn enough money to make up for the
disability-related benefits that you would lose by becoming employed?

(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Major barrier 33.1 33.4 40.4 33.3 29.2 34.7
Minor barrier 11.9

12.4 11.7 22.7
No barrier 22.4
49.1 14.7 22.5 20.9
Not applicable 32.6 66.6 10.5 39.6 36.6 21.8
Male Major barrier 21.1
66.7 20.0 8.7 33.3
Minor barrier 13.1


17.4 33.3
No barrier 20.8
33.3 20.0 26.1 11.1
Not applicable 45.0 100.0
60.0 47.8 22.2
Female Major barrier 44.2 100.0 25.0 43.2 55.6 35.7
Minor barrier 10.9

21.6 4.4 14.3
No barrier 23.9
58.3 10.8 17.8 28.6
Not applicable 21.1
16.7 24.3 22.2 21.4
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who are limited in any activities because of impairment or health problem, are unable to work, are out of work, are less than 65 years old, and are not limited in the amount of work they can do because of any impairment or a health problem.

Are you concerned that you wouldn't earn enough money to make up for the
disability-related benefits that you would lose by becoming employed?

(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 74 2 10 18 29 15
Major barrier 27 1 4 7 10 5
Minor barrier 8

2 3 3
No barrier 18
5 3 6 4
Not applicable 21 1 1 6 10 3
Male Total 31 1 3 6 15 6
Major barrier 8
2 2 2 2
Minor barrier 4


2 2
No barrier 6
1 1 3 1
Not applicable 13 1
3 8 1
Female Total 43 1 7 12 14 9
Major barrier 19 1 2 5 8 3
Minor barrier 4

2 1 1
No barrier 12
4 2 3 3
Not applicable 8
1 3 2 2
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who are limited in any activities because of impairment or health problem, are unable to work, are out of work, are less than 65 years old, and are not limited in the amount of work they can do because of any impairment or a health problem.