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Days of Good Health & Activity Limitations

TABLE 2. PHYSICAL HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, ACTIVITY LIMITAIONS, AND PAIN BY DEMOGRAPHIC AND BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS, OREGON BRFSS, 1996


                               NUMBER OF DAYS IN       NUMBER OF DAYS IN
                               THE LAST 30 THAT        LAST 30 THAT MENTAL
                               HEALTH WAS NOT GOOD     HEALTH WAS NOT GOOD
CHARACTER-                    =====================   =====================  
ISTICS                   UN-   0       1-9     10      0       1-9     10
                    WEIGHTED  -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----
                       COUNT  Row %   Row %   Row %   Row %   Row %   Row %
==================  ========  =====   =====   =====   =====   =====   =====
TOTAL                  2899    67.2    22.4    10.4    61.2    27.8    11.1
GENDER
Male                   1222    72.4    20.6     7.0    66.4    24.0     9.6
Female                 1677    62.2    24.1    13.6    56.2    31.4    12.4
AGE GROUPS
18-24                   256    59.5    33.1     7.3    43.6    41.2    15.3
25-34                   529    65.0    29.6     5.4    50.3    35.1    14.6
35-44                   696    65.2    26.3     8.5    54.7    34.8    10.5
45-54                   543    68.7    21.2    10.1    63.1    26.2    10.7
55-64                   323    69.8    12.1    18.0    74.5    14.3    11.1
65-74                   328    75.6    10.1    14.2    77.7    15.9     6.5
75+                     208    68.8    12.8    18.4    85.4     9.2     5.4
MARITAL STATUS
Married                1585    68.4    21.4    10.2    65.7    25.5     8.8
Divorced/separated      509    64.7    23.3    12.0    54.7    28.6    16.7
Widowed                 262    73.4    12.5    14.1    70.2    21.5     8.3
Never married           534    62.7    28.7     8.5    47.3    36.9    15.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
 (AGES 25-64)
< High shool graduate   132    60.8    19.6    19.7    49.8    25.5    24.7
High school graduate    615    67.2    21.3    11.5    62.6    26.2    11.2
Some college            662    65.9    24.2     9.9    56.8    31.5    11.6
College graduate (4 yr) 681    68.5    26.4     5.0    58.6    31.7     9.7
EMPLOYMENT
Wages                  1461    68.2    26.2     5.6    58.3    31.4    10.3
Self                    343    70.9    23.6     5.6    62.2    29.0     8.8
Out-of-work             133    62.8    21.8    15.4    41.7    35.1    23.2
Homemaker               203    66.3    23.7    10.0    58.7    29.5    11.8
Student                 108    62.5    29.3     8.2    46.7    42.6    10.7
Retired                 559    72.1    10.7    17.2    79.8    13.5     6.6
Disabled                 89    15.8    20.8    63.4    37.3    19.9    42.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
<$10,000                219    48.3    21.8    29.9    47.9    27.3    24.8
$10-19,999              500    63.7    21.1    15.2    59.7    24.4    15.9
$20-34,999              771    65.3    25.2     9.5    58.8    30.7    10.6
$35-49,999              548    73.6    20.2     6.2    61.5    29.3     9.3
$50,000+                604    72.4    21.9     5.6    64.6    28.7     6.6
GEOGRAPHIC REGION
Clackamas               231    65.3    24.3    10.4    58.0    28.7    13.3
Lane                    329    67.1    24.9     8.0    60.9    27.8    11.3
Marion                  205    61.0    23.4    15.6    62.7    27.0    10.2
Multnomah               544    65.2    25.0     9.9    58.6    29.0    12.3
Washington              283    69.7    23.4     6.9    61.5    29.5     9.0
Coast                   211    64.3    19.2    16.6    61.3    26.5    12.2
Other Western           630    68.3    19.8    11.9    61.8    27.9    10.3
E of Cascades           457    71.1    21.3     7.6    64.4    25.1    10.5
UNABLE TO
 OBTAIN MEDICAL
 CARE BECAUSE
 OF COSTS
Yes                     330    44.5    36.3    19.2    40.1    39.0    20.9
No                     2563    70.1    20.7     9.2    63.8    26.4     9.8
SMOKING STATUS
 AND THE PRESENCE
 OF ETS*
Nonsmoker, no ETS      1982    69.3    22.0     8.6    62.9    28.5     8.7
Nonsmoker, ETS          353    62.4    26.1    11.5    56.7    29.2    14.1
Smoker, <20 cigs/day    245    62.0    25.1    12.9    49.5    31.5    19.0
Smoker, 20+ cigs/day    300    61.6    19.5    18.9    62.6    20.1    17.3
PARTICIPATE IN
 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY?
Yes                    2301    68.0    23.9     8.1    60.7    29.6     9.7
No                      594    63.4    16.2    20.3    62.9    20.3    16.8
TRYING TO
 LOSE WEIGHT?
Yes                    1073    62.3    25.5    12.2    58.9    28.7    12.4
No                     1814    69.8    20.8     9.5    62.5    27.2    10.3
(continued)
                                                PAIN MADE
                                 LIMITED       ACTIVITIES
                                ACTIVITIES     HARD TO DO
                              =============   =============  
CHARACTER-                                    NO      1-30
ISTICS                  UN-    YES     NO     DAYS    DAYS    
                   WEIGHTED   -----   -----   -----   -----   
                      COUNT   Row %   Row %   Row %   Row %   
=================     =====   =====   =====   =====   =====   
TOTAL                  2899    21.5    78.5    86.4    13.6
GENDER
Male                   1222    21.5    78.5    87.1    12.9
Female                 1677    21.6    78.4    85.7    14.3
AGE GROUPS
18-24                   256    14.1    85.9    90.4     9.6
25-34                   529    11.7    88.3    92.9     7.1
35-44                   696    19.6    80.4    86.6    13.4
45-54                   543    20.9    79.1    84.4    15.6
55-64                   323    30.8    69.2    77.6    22.4
65-74                   328    31.9    68.1    84.6    15.4
75+                     208    37.1    62.9    80.4    19.6
MARITAL STATUS
Married                1585    19.8    80.2    86.9    13.1
Divorced/separated      509    24.3    75.7    82.8    17.2
Widowed                 262    40.3    59.7    79.5    20.5
Never married           534    18.6    81.4    89.1    10.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
 (AGES 25-64)
< High shool graduate   132    32.4    67.6    73.8    26.2
High school graduate    615    18.9    81.1    86.9    13.1
Some college            662    20.8    79.2    84.8    15.2
College graduate (4 yr) 681    16.1    83.9    90.4     9.6
EMPLOYMENT
Wages                  1461    15.1    84.9    90.1     9.9
Self                    343    14.5    85.5    92.6     7.4
Out-of-work             133    20.8    79.2    86.6    13.4
Homemaker               203    14.4    85.6    89.7    10.3
Student                 108    15.7    84.3    89.6    10.4
Retired                 559    36.1    63.9    80.3    19.7
Disabled                 89    90.3     9.7    12.0    88.0
INCOME
<$10,000                219    36.2    63.8    72.9    27.1
$10-19,999              500    30.4    69.6    78.8    21.2
$20-34,999              771    20.7    79.3    87.6    12.4
$35-49,999              548    16.9    83.1    89.2    10.8
$50,000+                604    15.5    84.5    91.9     8.1
GEOGRAPHIC REGION
Clackamas               231    19.3    80.7    87.3    12.7
Lane                    329    23.3    76.7    88.9    11.1
Marion                  205    22.9    77.1    85.6    14.4
Multnomah               544    22.9    77.1    86.3    13.7
Washington              283    15.6    84.4    90.4     9.6
Coast                   211    28.2    71.8    79.9    20.1
Other Western           630    20.9    79.1    85.8    14.2
E of Cascades           457    20.6    79.4    85.9    14.1
UNABLE TO
 OBTAIN MEDICAL
 CARE BECAUSE
 OF COSTS
Yes                     330    32.9    67.1    72.0    28.0
No                     2563    20.1    79.9    88.2    11.8
SMOKING STATUS
 AND THE PRESENCE
 OF ETS*
Nonsmoker, no ETS      1982    21.2    78.8    87.4    12.6
Nonsmoker, ETS          353    23.1    76.9    84.7    15.3
Smoker, <20 cigs/day    245    15.3    84.7    87.8    12.2
Smoker, 20+ cigs/day    300    27.3    72.7    80.0    20.0
PARTICIPATE IN
 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY?
Yes                    2301    18.7    81.3    88.9    11.1
No                      594    33.6    66.4    75.6    24.4
TRYING TO
 LOSE WEIGHT?
Yes                    1073    24.6    75.4    82.1    17.9
No                     1814    19.9    80.1    88.8    11.2
* ETS = environmental tobacco smoke exposure in the home.

Note: All measures of health were for the 30 days preceding the survey. Return to the top of the page.