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2011 BRFSS Results
 
  • Adults who have had at least one drink of alcohol within the past 30 days.
  • On the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?
  • Heavy drinkers: (adult men having more than two drinks per day and adult women having more than one drink per day).
  • How many times during the past month did you have (4 or more drinks for women or 5 or more drinks for men) on an occasion?
  • Binge drinking: Males who had 5+ alcoholic drinks and females who had 4+ alcoholic drinks on at least one occasion in the past 30 days.
  • Has a doctor or other health professional ever talked with you about alcohol use?
 
 CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS
 Final Tables (pdf)  
  • Ever told you had skin cancer?
  • Ever told you had any other types of cancer?
  • Ever told you have a depressive disorder, including depression, major depression,
    dysthymia, or minor depression?
  • Ever told you have kidney disease?
  • Ever told you have vision or eye problems?
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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 

Final Tables (pdf)

  •  Ever told you had COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), empyhysema or chronic bronchitis?
  • Have you ever been given a breathing test to diagnose your COPD, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema?
  • Would you say that shortness of breath affects the quality of your life?
  • Other than a routine visit, have you had to see a doctor in the past 12 months for symptoms related to shortness of breath, bronchitis, or other COPD, or emphysema flare?
  • Did you have to visit an emergency room or be admitted to the hospital in the past 12 months because of your COPD, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema?
  • How many different medications do you currently take each day to help with your COPD, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema?

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

Final Tables (pdf) 

  • What is your age?
  • What county do you live in?
  • Are you Hispanic or Latino?
  • Which one or more of the following would you say is your race? (NOTE: Sum is greater than 100% since up to 7 responses can be recorded)
  • Which one or more of the following would you say is your race? (Mutually exclusive race/ethnicity categories)
  • Which one of these groups would you say best represents your race?
  • How many children live in your household who are under 18 years old?
  • What is the highest grade or year of school you completed?
  • Are you currently: Married, divorced, widowed, separated, never been married, or a member of an unmarried couple?
  • Are you currently: Employed for wages, self employed, out of work (more than one year), out of work (less than one year), homemaker, student, retired, or unable to work.
  • What is your annual household income from all sources?
  • Overweight and obesity prevalence among adults (Body Mass Index).
  • Adults at risk for chronic disease based on Body Mass Index (BMI) being 25.0 or higher.
  • To your knowledge, are you now pregnant?

 

  • Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicare?
  • Do you have one person who you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?
  • In the past 12 months, have you been enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, which is the State's Medicaid program?
  • Are you currently enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), which is the State's Medicaid program?
  • Was there a time in the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor but could not because of the cost?
  • About how long has it been since you last visited a doctor for a routine checkup?
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 HEALTH STATUS
 
  • Would you say that in general your health is...?
  • At risk for fair or poor health.
  • For how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?
  • For how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?
  • During the past 30 days, how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?
 
HIV
 
  • Have you ever been tested for HIV? (Includes testing fluid in mouth, but excludes blood donations.)
  • Do any of these situations apply to you:

 

IMMUNIZATION
 
  • During the past 12 months, have you had either a seasonal flu shot or seasonal flu vaccine that was sprayed in your nose?
  • At what kind of place did you get your last seasonal flu vaccine?
  • A pneumonia shot or pneumococcal vaccine is usually given only once or twice in a person's lifetime and is different from the flu shot. Have you ever had a pneumonia shot?

 

 
  • How often do you use seat belts when you drive or ride in a car?
  • Risk Factor: Always use seatbelts when driving or riding in a car?
  • Risk Factor: Always or nearly always use seatbelts when driving or riding in a car?

 

  • During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt you did not get enough sleep or rest?
  • On the average, how many hours of sleep do you get in a 24-hour period?
  • Do you snore?
  • During the past 30 days, for about how many days did you find yourself unintentionally falling asleep during the day?
  • During the past 30 days, have you ever nodded off or fallen asleep, even just for a brief moment while driving?