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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 met CDC recommendations for physical activity
OREGON 54.7%
Baker 50.8%
Benton 58.2%
Clackamas 54.6%
Clatsop 57.3%
Columbia 56.5%
Coos 60.4%
Crook 55.5%
Curry 67.9%**†
Deschutes 57.5%
Douglas 52.1%
Grant 72.9%†
Harney 56.0%†
Hood River 44.7%†
Jackson 58.0%
Jefferson 53.9%
Josephine 56.1%
Klamath 54.1%
Lake 63.3%†
Lane 58.8%
Lincoln 50.1%
Linn 54.9%
Malheur 47.1%
Marion 49.6%**
Morrow 40.4%
Multnomah 56.0%
Polk 57.9%
Tillamook 52.5%
Umatilla 37.4%**
Union 61.8%
Wallowa 51.8%†
Washington 51.3%
Yamhill 55.5%
Gilliam/Wheeler 64.9%†
Sherman/Wasco 64.5%
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