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Oregon Age-Adjusted Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors by County

Selected Topics by County 2002-2005

Age-adjusted Prevalence of Selected Chronic Diseases and Related Risk Factors Among Adults by County, Oregon 2002-2005

Tables were created using combined BRFSS survey results from 2002 through 2005. Two numbers are provided for each condition or disease: an unadjusted rate and an age-adjusted rate. Unadjusted rates, provided in separate tables, give a description of the absolute burden of a disease or risk factor for an individual county. Age-adjusted rates supplied in this table allow you to compare rates for a county to the State's rate. They adjust for differences that could result from a county’s population being, on average, older or younger than the State's. When comparing counties with Oregon or with each other, use these age-adjusted rates.

Data are adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Census Population.
County Arthritis
OREGON 26.9%
Baker 37.0%
Benton 23.9%
Clackamas 25.2%
Clatsop 29.3%
Columbia 26.4%
Coos 26.4%
Crook 24.9%
Curry 26.2%
Deschutes 27.2%
Douglas 32.1%**
Grant 39.2%†
Harney 31.9%†
Hood River 19.7%
Jackson 29.2%
Jefferson 30.1%
Josephine 29.2%
Klamath 30.9%
Lake 37.0%†
Lane 30.1%**
Lincoln 26.7%
Linn 33.2%**
Malheur 26.0%
Marion 25.6%
Morrow 30.5%
Multnomah 25.4%
Polk 24.8%
Tillamook 27.4%
Umatilla 29.4%
Union 26.5%
Wallowa 12.2%†
Washington 24.3%
Yamhill 29.0%
Gilliam/Wheeler 22.3%†
Sherman/Wasco 25.8%
Rate based on less than 50 respondents overall or fewer than 12 persons in one age group; may not accurately reflect behavior of entire county and results should be interpreted with caution. Estimates based on 10 or fewer respondents are not reported.
** Statistically significant difference compared to Oregon.
Three age groups were used for age adjusting: 18-34yrs., 35-54yrs, and 55+yrs.
Sources: BRFSS 2002-2005