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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 % who have high blood pressure
OREGON 24.2%
Baker 46.8%**
Benton 20.2%
Clackamas 22.3%
Clatsop 21.6%
Columbia 30.9%**
Coos 27.0%
Crook 21.3%
Curry 27.2%
Deschutes 22.1%
Douglas 29.5%**
Grant 33.6%†
Harney 28.0%†
Hood River 26.5%
Jackson 24.1%
Jefferson 30.2%
Josephine 22.6%
Klamath 23.0%
Lake 37.1%†
Lane 24.9%
Lincoln 25.3%
Linn 27.5%
Malheur 28.9%
Marion 24.2%
Morrow 33.1%
Multnomah 23.0%
Polk 22.2%
Tillamook 18.9%
Umatilla 28.9%**
Union 22.5%
Wallowa 24.8%†
Washington 24.1%
Yamhill 22.6%
Gilliam/Wheeler 28.7%†
Sherman/Wasco 26.2%
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