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1999 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1999

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
What was the main reason that you never had a mammogram?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Doctor never said it was necessary/never suggested 14.9 11.4 17.4 16.0 11.0 2.3 13.6
Doctor told me it was not necessary 3.5 4.4 3.1 4.0 .6 4.7 1.4
Not needed / don't have a breast problem 11.5 13.2 7.1 11.1 12.2 23.3 36.1
Cost/not covered by insurance 5.5 4.2 2.8 9.8 10.4 16.3 4.1
Too young 46.7 54.7 59.9 36.8


Too old .8 .9 1.0 .5


Haven't had the time 4.6 2.0 2.3 9.2 13.5 14.0 2.7
Embarrassing to get .3
.2
2.4
2.7
Too uncomfortable or painful 1.5
.5 1.9 8.6 4.7 8.2
Radiation exposure/fear of/reduce risk from exposure .7 .7 .2 .7 3.7
2.7
Afraid of what they might find 1.1
.2 1.9 6.1 7.0 2.7
Some other reason 9.1 8.4 5.0 8.2 31.4 27.9 25.9
Female Doctor never said it was necessary/never suggested 14.9 11.4 17.4 16.0 11.0 2.3 13.6
Doctor told me it was not necessary 3.5 4.4 3.1 4.0 .6 4.7 1.4
Not needed / don't have a breast problem 11.5 13.2 7.1 11.1 12.2 23.3 36.1
Cost/not covered by insurance 5.5 4.2 2.8 9.8 10.4 16.3 4.1
Too young 46.7 54.7 59.9 36.8


Too old .8 .9 1.0 .5


Haven't had the time 4.6 2.0 2.3 9.2 13.5 14.0 2.7
Embarrassing to get .3
.2
2.4
2.7
Too uncomfortable or painful 1.5
.5 1.9 8.6 4.7 8.2
Radiation exposure/fear of/reduce risk from exposure .7 .7 .2 .7 3.7
2.7
Afraid of what they might find 1.1
.2 1.9 6.1 7.0 2.7
Some other reason 9.1 8.4 5.0 8.2 31.4 27.9 25.9
Denominator is:
All female survey respondents who have ever had a mammogram.

What was the main reason that you never had a mammogram?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 1,098 230 487 257 49 24 51
Doctor never said it was necessary/never suggested 152 29 74 37 4 1 7
Doctor told me it was not necessary 38 9 14 12 1 1 1
Not needed / don't have a breast problem 116 25 32 30 6 4 19
Cost/not covered by insurance 59 7 17 23 4 5 3
Too young 502 119 293 90


Too old 9 2 6 1


Haven't had the time 50 4 9 25 8 3 1
Embarrassing to get 3
1
1
1
Too uncomfortable or painful 16
2 6 4 2 2
Radiation exposure/fear of/reduce risk from exposure 9 1 2 2 2
2
Afraid of what they might find 11
1 4 2 2 2
Some other reason 85 14 21 17 15 5 13
Don't know 48 20 15 10 2 1
Female Total 1,098 230 487 257 49 24 51
Doctor never said it was necessary/never suggested 152 29 74 37 4 1 7
Doctor told me it was not necessary 38 9 14 12 1 1 1
Not needed / don't have a breast problem 116 25 32 30 6 4 19
Cost/not covered by insurance 59 7 17 23 4 5 3
Too young 502 119 293 90


Too old 9 2 6 1


Haven't had the time 50 4 9 25 8 3 1
Embarrassing to get 3
1
1
1
Too uncomfortable or painful 16
2 6 4 2 2
Radiation exposure/fear of/reduce risk from exposure 9 1 2 2 2
2
Afraid of what they might find 11
1 4 2 2 2
Some other reason 85 14 21 17 15 5 13
Don't know 48 20 15 10 2 1
Denominator is:
All female survey respondents who have ever had a mammogram.