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Profile - African Americans
Based on BRFSS indicators (baseline data from 1989-94)

GROUP HEALTH RISK PROFILE
Conditions or behaviors which elevate risk to health
among major racial and ethnic groups.
Oregon BRFSS, 1989-1994

AFRICAN AMERICANS
(Non-Hispanic)
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Inter-                        TOTAL Male Female 18-34 35-64 
view                            all ----------------------- 
years  HEALTH INDICATORS       ages   (weighted percents)   
----------------------------------- ----- -----  ----  ---- 
93-94  Fair or poor health      15  **10  **21  **14  **10 
89-93  Hypertension             21    17    25    12    23 
89-93  High cholesterol         39  **34  **46   *24  **47 
89-94  Diabetes                  5    *2     8    *2     7 
89-94  Overweight               26    26    25    25    23 
89-94  Current smokers          28    31    24    29    29 
89-94  Former smokers           17    16    18    15    16 
89-93  Acute alcohol users      21    30    10    34    13 
89-93  Chronic alcohol users     9    15    *1    16    *4 
89-93  Drinking & driving        5     8    *2    *9    *4 
91-93  Fail to use seatbelts    10  **13    *5  **16    *3  
89-94  Inactive lifestyle       49  **43    56    49    49 
91-94  No health insurance      24    29    19    22    29 
91-94  Unable to see doctor     19    20    19    19    20 
Number of actual interviews
upon which weighted estimates are based.
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HEALTH INDICATORS        TOTAL   Male  Female  18-34  35-64
------------------------ ------ ------ ------  ------ ------
Fair or poor health        79     32     47     38     35
Hypertension              131     61     70     52     67
High cholesterol           87     40     47     26     49
Diabetes                  159     71     88     69     77
Overweight                159     71     88     69     77
Current smokers           157     70     87     70     74
Former smokers            157     70     87     70     74
Acute alcohol users       129     61     68     52     65
Chronic alcohol users     130     61     69     52     66
Drinking & driving        131     61     70     52     67
Fail to use seatbelts      96     44     52     42     48
Inactive lifestyle        110     49     61     50     52
No health insurance       125     54     71     60     58
Unable to see doctor      125     54     71     60     58
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 *Estimate may be unreliable: <5 resp. with condition.
**Estimate may be unreliable: <50 respondents.