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2002 BRFSS Results
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

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  • Respondents who reported having any drinks in the past 30 days.
  • On the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?
  • Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past month did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?
  • Binge drinking: Respondents reporting having had five or more alcoholic drinks on one or more occasions in the past 30 days.
  • Heavy drinking: Male Respondents who reported drinking more than two alcoholic drinks per day on average.
  • Heavy drinking: Female Respondents who reported drinking more than one alcoholic drink per day on average.
  • Drinking and driving risk factor: Respondents reporting driving after drinking, past 30 days.

 

ANTIBIOTICS

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  • In the past 4 weeks, have you taken any antibiotic medicine?
  • How much do you agree/disagree with the following statement?: I will be sick for a longer time if I don’t receive an antibiotic for cough, cold, or flu symptoms.
  • How much do you agree/disagree with the following statement?: By the time I am sick enough to talk to or visit a doctor because of a cold, I usually expect a prescription for antibiotics.

  • How often are antibiotics needed for a sore throat?
  • How often are antibiotics needed for a cold?
  • How often are antibiotics needed for a cough without fever?
  • How often are antibiotics needed for a runny nose with yellow or green mucous?
  • Are you aware of any health dangers to yourself or other people associated with taking antibiotics?
  • Could you tell me what you mean (i.e., by health dangers to yourself or other people associated with taking antibiotics)?

 

ARTHRITIS

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  • During the past 30 days, have you had pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint?
  • Did your joint symptoms first begin 3 months ago?
  • Have you seen a doctor, nurse, or other health professional for these joint symptoms?
  • Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?

  • Are you now limited in any way in any activities because of joint symptoms?
  • Do arthritis or joint symptoms now affect whether you work, the type of work you do, or the amount of work you do?
  • CDC definition of arthritis: doctor diagnosis and/or symptoms occcuring for over three months.

 

ASTHMA

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  • Current Asthma prevalence.
  • Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse or other health care professional that you had asthma?

 

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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  • Has a doctor, nurse or other health professional ever told you that you had a heart attack or myocardial infarction?
  • Has a doctor, nurse or other health professional ever told you that you had angina or coronary heart disease?
  • Has a doctor, nurse or other health professional ever told you that you had a stroke?

 

CHOLESTEROL

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  • Blood cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood. Have you ever had your blood cholesterol checked?
  • About how long has it been since you had your blood cholesterol checked?
  • Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that your blood cholesterol is high?

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

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  • What county do you live in?
  • What is your race? (A single race or combination with primary race reported)
  • What is your race? (A single race from multiple races and a primary race is reported)
  • Are you of Spanish or Hispanic origin?

  • Are you married, divorced, widowed, separated, never been married, a member of an unmarried couple?
  • How many children live in your household who are less than 18 years old?
  • What is the highest grade or year of school you completed?
  • Are you currently employed for wages, self-employed, out of work for more than one year, out of work for less than 1 year, homemaker, student, retired, unable to work? [refused]
  • What is your annual household income from all sources?
  • Do you have more than one telephone number in your household?
  • Do you regularly speak a language other than English at home? 

  • Now I am going to ask you about your sexual orientation. Do you consider yourself to be:?
  • Overweight and obesity prevalence among adults?
  • At risk for chronic disease based on Body Mass Index (BMI) being 25.0 or higher?

 

DIABETES

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  • Have you ever been told that you have diabetes?
  • This question asks about your family members who are related to you by blood (do not include diabetes during pregnancy). Do you have a parent, brother or sister related by blood, who has or has had diabetes?
  • How worried are you that in the next 10 years you will get diabetes?
  • Checks blood for glucose or sugar at least once a day. (Includes times when checked by a family member of friend, but does not include times when checked by a health professional).

  • Do you currently have a personal target for your fasting blood glucose level?

  • Checks feet for any sores or irritations at least once a day. (Includes time when checked by a family member or friend but does not include times when checked by a health professional).

  • About how often do you check your feet for any sores or irritations?

  • In the past 12 months, has doctor, nurse or other health professional explained to you the importance of testing your blood glucose?
  • In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse or other health professional explained to you how and when to test your blood glucose?
  • When was the last time you had an eye exam in which the pupils were dilated? This would have made you temporarily sensitive to bright light?
  • Have you ever attended any formal diabetes education programs, such as a class or one-on-one training with a diabetes educator?
  • When was the last time you had this formal diabetes session?

  • About how many times in the last year have you seen a doctor, nurse, or other health professional for your diabetes?
  • Was there a time during the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor for your diabetes but could not because of cost?
  • Have you ever heard of glycosylated hemoglobin or hemoglobin "A one C "?

  • Percentage with diabetes who knew that they had been tested for glycosylated hemoglobin or hemoglobin "A one C" in the past year.

  • Do you know the results of your last glycosylated hemoglobin test?

  • Do you currently have a personal target for your fasting blood glucose level?
  • About how many times in the last year has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional tested you for glycosolated hemoglobin or hemoglobin "A one C"?
  • Do you know the results of your last glycosylated hemoglobin test?
  • During the past 12 months, did a doctor, nurse, or other health professional test the feeling in your feet or lower legs by touching you with something and asking if you could feel it?
  • In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional explained to you how to adjust your food choices to help you manage your blood glucose level?
  • In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional explained to you about getting exercise?

  • In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse or other health professional explained to you about the long-term consequences of diabetes, for example eye problems, foot ulcers or heart attack?
  • Are you taking aspirin daily or every other day in order to reduce your risk of heart disease or other disease?

 

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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  • During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercise such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?
  • At risk for no leisure time physical activity?

 

FAMILY PLANNING - Females

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  • Are you and your husband or partner doing anything now to keep from getting pregnant?

  • What are you or your husband or partner doing now to keep from getting pregnant?
  • What other method are you also using to prevent pregnancy?
  • What is your main reason for not doing anything to keep you from getting pregnant?
  • Have you been pregnant in the last five years?

  • Thinking back to just before you got pregnant with your current pregnancy, how did you feel about becoming pregnant?

  • Thinking back to the most recent pregnancy, just before you got pregnant, how did you feel about becoming pregnant?

  • Does your health insurance cover the cost of birth control?

  • Would you use a different birth control method if you had insurance that paid for it?

  • Did you know there is free or low cost birth control at health departments and Planned Parenthood clinics?

  • Where are you or your partner/husband getting your birth control method(s)? Would you say at...

  • When you have intercourse, how often do you and your husband or partner use a method to prevent pregnancy? Would you say...

  • From your understanding, how would you say the emergency birth control can be used...

  • During the past 5 years, have you used emergency birth control pills?

  • In the last year, have you used emergency birth control pills?

 

FAMILY PLANNING - Male

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  • Are you and your wife or partner doing anything now to keep from getting pregnant?
  • What are you or your wife or partner doing now to keep from getting pregnant?
  • What other method are you also using to prevent pregnancy?
  • What is your main reason for not doing anything to keep your wife or partner from getting pregnant?
  • Has a sex partner of yours been pregnant in the last five years?
  • Thinking back to just before your wife or partner got pregnant with her current pregnancy, how did you feel her about becoming pregnant?
  • Thinking back to the most recent pregnancy, just before she got pregnant, how did you feel about her becoming pregnant?
  • Does your health insurance cover the cost of birth control?
  • Would you use a different birth control method if you had insurance that paid for it?

  • Did you know there is free or low cost birth control at health departments and Planned Parenthood clinics?

  • Where are you or your husband/partner getting your birth control method(s)? Would you say at . . .

  • When you have intercourse, how often do you use a method to prevent pregnancy? Would you say . . .

  • From your understanding, how would you say the emergency birth control can be used:?

  • During the past 5 years, have has a wife/partner of yours used emergency birth control pills?

  • In the last year, has your wife/partner used emergency birth control pills?

 

FIREARMS

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  • Are any firearms now kept in or around your home? Include those kept in a garage, outdoor storage area, car, truck, or other motor vehicle?
  • What is the main reason that there are firearms in or around your home?
  • Health Risk Factor: Living in a home with a loaded firearm.
  • Health Risk Factor: Living in a home with a loaded and unlocked firearm.

 

FOLIC ACID AND VITAMIN/SUPPLEMENTS

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  • Currently Takes a Multivitamin or Other Supplement Containing Folic Acid?
  • How Often Took Folic Acid: Weekly?
  • Why is folic acid recommended?

 

HEALTH CARE COVERAGE & SOURCE

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  • Do you have any kind of health care coverage?
  • Are you currently enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, which is the state's Medicaid Program?

  • Do you have one person who you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?
  • When you are sick or need advice about your health, to which one of the following places do you usually go?
  • Was there a time in the past 12 months when you needed medical care, but could not get it?

  • What is the main reason that you did not get care?

  • About how long has it been since you last visited a doctor for a routine checkup?

 

HEALTH STATUS

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  • How is your general health?
  • For how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?
  • For how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?
  • During the past 30 days, how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?
  • At risk for poor health.

 

HIV/AIDS

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  • True or false: A pregnant woman with HIV can get treatment to help reduce the chances that she will pass the virus on to her baby?
  • True or false: There are medical treatments available that are intended to help a person who is infected with HIV to live longer?
  • How important do you think it is for people to know their HIV status by getting tested?
  • Have you ever been tested for HIV?

  • What was the main reason you had your last test for HIV?
  • Where did you have your last blood test for HIV?
  • Have you engaged in high risk activity/sex for money or drugs or contracted STD/VD or used IV drug use?

  • In the past 12 months, has doctor, nurse, or other health professional talked to you about preventing sexually transmitted diseases through condom use?

 

HUNGER

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  • The first statement is, "The food that we bought just didn’t last, and we didn’t have money to get more." Was that often, sometimes, or never true for you in the last 12 months?
  • The second statement is, "We couldn't afford balanced meals." Was that often, sometimes, or never true for you in the last 12 months?
  • In the last 12 months, did you or other adults in your household ever cut the size of your meals or skip meals because there wasn’t enough money for food?
  • In the last 12 months, how often did you cut the size of your meals or skip meals because there wasn’t enough money for food?
  • In the last 12 months, did you ever eat less than you felt you should because there wasn’t enough money to buy food?
  • In the last 12 months, were you ever hungry but didn’t eat because you couldn’t afford enough food?

 

IMMUNIZATION AGAINST INFLUENZA & PNEUMONIA

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  • During the past 12 months, have you had a flu shot?
  • At what kind of place did you get your last flu shot?
  • What is the most important reason you had for not getting a flu shot?

  • Have you ever had a pneumonia shot? This shot is usually given only once or twice in a person's lifetime and is different from the flu shot. It is also called the pneumococcal [new-mo-COCK-uhl] vaccine.

 

INJURY PREVENTION ISSUES

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  • How often do you use seatbelts when you drive or ride in a car?

 

INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE

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  • During the past 12 months, have you been subject to any physical violence?
  • During the past 12 months, on how many different occasions have you been subject to physical violence?
  • On the most recent occasion, who was the person who did this to you...?
  • On the most recent occasion, were you injured?
  • Since [month of interview] 1997, has anyone ever had sex with you against your will or without your consent? Specifically, we mean has anyone had vaginal, anal, or oral sex with you or inserted their fingers or any type of object into your body against your will or without your consent?

  • Since [month of interview] 1997, has anyone ever had sex with you against your will or without your consent, but intercourse or penetration did not occur?

  • Did this incident/any of these incidents occur in the past year?

 

NUTRITION

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  • Index of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. Current recommendation is to eat five or more servings per day, to reduce the risk of chronic disease, including some types of cancer, heart disease, and stroke?

 

ORAL HEALTH

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  • How long has it been since you had your teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist?
  • How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics.
  • How long has it been since you last visited a dentist or a dental clinic for any reason? Include visits to dental specialist, such as orthodontists.
  • At risk for not having visited a dentist or dental clinic for any reason? Include visits to dental specialists, such as orthodontists.

 

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

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  • A Prostate-Specific Antigen test, also called a PSA test, is a blood test used to check men for prostate cancer. Have you ever had a PSA test?
  • How long has it been since you had your last PSA test?
  • A digital rectal exam is an exam in which a doctor, nurse, or other health professional places a gloved finger into the rectum to feel the size, shape, and hardness of the prostate gland. Have you ever had a digital rectal exam?
  • How long has it been since your last digital rectal exam?
  • Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have prostate cancer?
  • At risk for not having had a PSA test within the past two years?

 

QUALITY OF LIFE

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  • Are you limited in any way, in any activities, because of physical, mental, or emotional problems?

  • Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

  • What is your major impairment or health problem?

  • Because of any impairment or a health problem, do you need the help of other persons with your PERSONAL care needs, such as eating, bathing, dressing, or getting around the house?

  • Because of any impairment or a health problem, do you need the help of other persons in handling your ROUTINE care needs, such as household chores, doing necessary business, shopping, or getting around for other purposes?

  • How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?

  • In general, how satisfied are you with your life? Would you say:?

  • Because of any impairment or health problem, do you have any trouble learning, remembering, or concentrating?

  • During the past two weeks, did you get together socially with friends, neighbors, or any relatives?

  • During the past two weeks, did you talk with friends, neighbors, or any relatives on the telephone?

  • During the past two weeks, did you go to a show or movie, sports event, club meeting, class, or other group event?

  • During the past two weeks, did you go out to eat at a restaurant?

  • How many days in the past two weeks did you leave your home for any reason?

  • Regarding your present social activities, do you feel that you are doing about enough, too much, or would you like to be doing more?

 

SMOKE EXPOSURE

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  • In a typical week, how many hours are you in the same room where others are smoking?
  • Which of these best describes the rules about smoking inside your home?

  • On how many of the past 30 days has someone, including yourself, smoked cigarettes, cigars, or pipes

    anywhere inside your home?

  • What are the rules about smoking your family's cars?

  • Current smokers: Is there an adult living in your household who does not smoke cigarettes, cigars, or pipes?

  •  Non smokers: Is there an adult living in your household who smokes cigarettes, cigars, or pipes?
  • In a typical week, about how many hours would you say you are exposed to secondhand smoke at work?

  • Are you exposed to secondhand smoke at work while you are indoors, outdoors, or both?

  • Secondhand smoke is smoke from someone else's cigarette, cigar, or pipe that you breathe.

    Would you say that breathing secondhand smoke is . . .

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: People should be protected from secondhand smoke?

  • Do you agree or disagree: Smoking should not be allowed in indoor work areas?

  • Do you agree or disagree: Smoking should not be allowed in restaurants?

  • The new state smoke-free workplace law bans smoking in some workplaces, including restaurants. The law allows smoking in the bar area of restaurants that is posted off limits to minors. Do you FAVOR or OPPOSE changing the state law to prohibit smoking in the bar area of restaurants?

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Store owners should be required to have a license to sell tobacco products, just like they are required to have a license to sell alcohol?

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Tobacco use by adults should not be allowed on school

    grounds or at any school events?

  • Which of the following statements best describes how you think the tobacco industry is being treated these days?

  • Do you think that the tobacco companies have been honest or dishonest with the public about the dangers of tobacco use?

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Cigarette companies deliberately advertise and promote cigarettes to encourage youth under 18 to smoke.

 

SMOKELESS TOBACCO USE

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  • Do you currently use any smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and snuff?
  • On how many of the past 30 days did you use smokeless tobacco products?
  • Are you seriously considering stopping the use of smokeless tobacco within the next 30 days or in the next 6 months?

 

TOBACCO USE

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  • Current smoking status.
  • Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes (5 packs = 100 cigarettes) in your entire life?
  • Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?
  •  Every-day smokers: On the average, about how many cigarettes a day do you now smoke (1 pack = 20 cigarettes)?
  • Some-day smokers: On the average, when you smoked during the last 30 days, about how many cigarettes did

    you smoke a day (1 pack = 20 cigarettes)?

  • How soon after you awaken in the morning do you smoke your first cigarette?

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: People close to me are upset at my smoking?

  • The last time you bought cigarettes, did you purchase them by the carton or the pack?

  • In the last year, have you bought cigarettes over the Internet, by mail-order, by catalog, or through a toll-free number?

  • During the past 12 months, have you quit smoking for one day or longer, because you were trying to quit smoking?

  • During the past 12 months, what was the longest period of time you did not smoke?

  • The last time you tried to quit smoking, did you use a nicotine patch, nicotine gum, or any other medication to help you quit?

  • The last time you tried to quit smoking, did you use any other assistance such as counseling or classes?

  • In your lifetime, have you ever quit smoking for one year or more?

  • Are you seriously considering stopping smoking within the next 6 months?

  • Are you seriously considering stopping smoking within the next 30 days?

  • Does your health insurance coverage pay for the cost of any smoking cessation assistance such as nicotine replacement or a smoking cessation program?

  • If you were trying to quit smoking, how helpful do you think it would be to have assistance such as a nicotine patch or nicotine gum or a smoking cessation program?

  • At your last visit to your health care provider, did someone ask you if you smoked?

  • At your last visit to your health care provider, were you advised to quit smoking?

  • When was the last time a health care professional advised you to quit smoking?

  • At your last visit to your health care provider, were you offered recommendations or assistance on how to quit smoking?

  • Current and former smokers: At what age did you start smoking regularly?

  • Former smokers: About how long has it been since you last smoked cigarettes regularly; i.e., daily?

  • Thinking of when you successfully quit smoking, please tell me the single most important reason you had for quitting?

  • When you quit smoking the last time, did you use a nicotine patch, nicotine gum, or any other medication to help you?

  • When you quit smoking, did you use any other assistance such as counseling or classes?

  • Have you smoked a cigar in the last month?

  • Do you currently smoke tobacco in a pipe?

 

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

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  • During the past 12 months, did you ever seriously consider attempting suicide?
  • During the past 12 months, how many times did you actually attempt suicide?

 

WEIGHT

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  • Overweight and obesity prevalence among adults?
  • At risk for chronic disease based on Body Mass Index (BMI) being 25.0 or higher?

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH

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  • At risk: Women ages 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past 2 years.
  • Have you ever had a mammogram?

  • How long has it been since you had your last mammogram?

  • A clinical breast exam is when a doctor, nurse, or other health professional feels the breast for lumps. Have you ever had a clinical breast exam?

  • How long has it been since your last breast exam?

  • At risk: Women ages 18 and older, with an intact cervix, who have not had a Pap smear within the past 3 years.

  • A Pap smear is a test for cancer of the cervix. Have you ever had a Pap smear?

  • How long has it been since you had your last Pap smear?

  • A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus. Have you had a hysterectomy?