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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.

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County % who are obese (body mass index >30 kg/m2)
OREGON 22.1%
Baker 18.0%
Benton 16.4%
Clackamas 21.1%
Clatsop 25.7%
Columbia 30.9%**
Coos 23.1%
Crook 23.8%
Curry 15.2%**
Deschutes 18.3%**
Douglas 27.0%**
Grant 22.9%
Harney 26.2%
Hood River 19.8%
Jackson 20.9%
Jefferson 28.7%
Josephine 23.3%
Klamath 23.2%
Lake 24.1%
Lane 23.0%
Lincoln 28.0%**
Linn 30.5%**
Malheur 30.1%**
Marion 25.1%**
Morrow 29.3%
Multnomah 19.9%**
Polk 21.0%
Tillamook 20.7%
Umatilla 26.1%
Union 20.7%
Wallowa 9.9%**
Washington 20.4%
Yamhill 25.9%
Gilliam/Wheeler 43.1%†
Sherman/Wasco 23.4%
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