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Oregon 2002 -2005 BRFSS Data - Behavior Risk Survey Topics 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 Asthma
OREGON 9.3%
Baker 9.6%
Benton 8.7%
Clackamas 9.6%
Clatsop 9.5%
Columbia 9.7%
Coos 8.4%
Crook 9.2%
Curry 7.8%
Deschutes 8.9%
Douglas 11.8%
Grant 10.3%
Harney 5.5%
Hood River 3.6%**
Jackson 8.3%
Jefferson 5.8%
Josephine 11.2%
Klamath 10.7%
Lake 13.6%
Lane 10.5%
Lincoln 9.1%
Linn 12.0%**
Malheur 5.7%
Marion 8.9%
Morrow 10.5%
Multnomah 8.9%
Polk 6.9%
Tillamook 9.4%
Umatilla 7.1%
Union 11.0%
Wallowa 6.9%
Washington 9.1%
Yamhill 10.7%
Gilliam/Wheeler 2.7%†
Sherman/Wasco 9.8%
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