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Days of Good Health & Activity Limitations - Table 1

TABLE 1. GENERAL HEALTH STATUS BY DEMOGRAPHIC AND BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS, OREGON BRFSS, 1996


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                                    Excel-   Very
                              Un-    lent    Good    Good    Fair    Poor
CHARACTERISTICS          weighted   ------   -----   -----   -----   ----- 
                            Count    Row %   Row %   Row %   Row %   Row %
=====================    ========   ======   =====   =====   =====   =====
TOTAL                        2929    23.4    36.8    27.6     8.7     3.5
GENDER
Male                         1234    23.1    39.0    26.8     7.7     3.4
Female                       1695    23.7    34.8    28.3     9.6     3.6
AGE GROUPS
18-24                         257    26.2    39.2    27.5     7.1      -
25-34                         529    28.5    43.6    21.0     5.1     1.9
35-44                         698    27.7    39.4    25.9     4.8     2.3
45-54                         546    24.2    37.8    27.2     7.9     2.9
55-64                         326    19.0    30.3    29.4    12.8     8.6
65-74                         337    15.2    33.3    32.0    14.8     4.6
75+                           219     8.7    21.9    41.5    18.7     9.2
MARITAL STATUS
Married                      1600    23.7    37.0    27.3     8.5     3.5
Divorced/separated            514    21.8    35.0    29.6     9.3     4.3
Widowed                       269    14.5    33.3    32.5    12.3     7.4
Never married                 537    26.6    38.8    25.5     7.7     1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
    (AGES 25-64)
< High shool graduate         281     8.6    24.2    36.9    17.9    12.5
High school graduate          903    17.7    36.3    32.6    10.3     3.1
Some college                  908    27.2    37.2    24.8     8.1     2.7
College graduate (4-yr)       834    31.1    41.7    21.5     4.2     1.4
EMPLOYMENT
Wages                        1465    26.8    41.1    25.9     5.4     0.8
Self                          344    31.5    41.4    21.7     4.1     1.4
Out-of-work                   135    20.8    37.5    25.2    16.0     0.6
Homemaker                     208    21.4    33.0    38.3     5.2     2.1
Student                       108    26.8    38.9    25.3     9.0      -
Retired                       576    13.3    28.9    33.8    17.7     6.4
Disabled                       90     6.7     4.8    18.0    18.0    52.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
<$10,000                      222    15.7    21.0    33.8    19.3    10.2
$10-19,999                    508    15.7    29.0    33.2    16.4     5.6
$20-34,999                    776    21.3    38.2    29.3     7.9     3.3
$35-49,999                    550    23.8    43.3    26.4     4.7     1.8
$50,000+                      608    34.4    42.7    18.2     4.0     0.7
GEOGRAPHIC REGION
Clackamas                     233    21.4    35.1    29.3    10.7     3.5
Lane                          334    24.2    39.3    28.6     5.6     2.3
Marion                        206    26.5    32.9    28.1     7.9     4.6
Multnomah                     549    24.6    38.3    24.2     9.5     3.3
Washington                    285    24.1    42.0    28.1     4.0     1.8
Coast                         213    23.2    31.4    24.0    15.1     6.3
Other Western                 637    20.9    36.9    28.9     9.6     3.6
E of Cascades                 463    24.6    35.7    28.8     7.4     3.6
UNABLE TO OBTAIN MEDICAL
 CARE BECAUSE OF COSTS
Yes                           334    15.7    30.1    34.4    14.2     5.6
No                           2589    24.4    37.7    26.8     7.9     3.2
SMOKING STATUS AND THE
 PRESENCE OF ETS*
Nonsmoker, no ETS            2005    25.4    37.0    27.1     7.6     2.9
Nonsmoker, ETS                355    24.5    37.9    23.1     9.9     4.6
Smoker, <20 cigs/day          246    17.7    38.8    29.9     9.9     3.7
Smoker, 20+  cigs/day         304    13.3    33.4    33.8    13.2     6.4
PARTICIPATE IN PHYSICAL
 ACTIVITY?
Yes                          2315    25.3    38.9    26.8     7.0     2.0
No                            610    16.0    28.1    30.8    15.7     9.5
TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT?
Yes                          1080    19.2    37.3    29.4    10.8     3.2
No                           1837    25.8    36.7    26.3     7.6     3.7
IMPAIRMENTS
None                         2306    26.9    40.1    25.8     6.2     1.0
Arthritis, rheumatism          84     6.9    19.7    39.7    23.1    10.5
Back, neck problems           137    13.6    21.3    44.2    13.1     7.8
Fractures                      63    19.6    30.3    33.8    12.3     4.0
Walking problems               52    11.6    28.0    32.7    18.7     9.0
Lung, breathing                46     3.0    16.2    24.0    25.4    31.5
Hearing                         7    32.2    15.6    29.4     7.3    15.4
Vision                         27     5.5    62.4    12.5    15.2     4.3
Heart, stroke, high bp         51     6.2     8.5    34.5    28.3    22.4
Diabetes                        6      -       -     25.9     9.6    64.5
Cancer                          9     6.4      -     26.8    20.4    46.5
Emotional                      17     3.6    14.9    27.7    41.2    12.6
Other                         118    11.4    25.4    34.2    16.1    12.9
Don't know                      6      -     49.4    10.9      -     39.7
* ETS = environmental tobacco smoke exposure in the home.
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