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

[see definition]

PERCENTAGE reporting HIGH CHOLESTEROL
by race/ethnicity, gender & age,
Oregon BRFSS, 1989-1993

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                       HIGH CHOLESTEROL****  TOTAL
                         wgt percent      Respondents
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ALL RACES/ETHNIC GROUPS
  Total                     28%              10093
  Male                      28%               4052
  Female                    28%               6041
  18-34 years               15%               1981
  35-64 years               30%               5573
Race/Ethnicity
WHITE***
  Total                     28%               9570
  Male                      28%               3834
  Female                    28%               5736
  18-34 years               15%               1814
  35-64 years               30%               5276
ASIAN***
  Total                     29%                 91
  Male                    **39%                 39
  Female                    22%                 52
  18-34 years             **14%                 33
  35-64 years             **38%                 49
AFRICAN AMERICAN***
  Total                     39%                 87
  Male                    **34%                 40
  Female                  **46%                 47
  18-34 years             **24%                 26
  35-64 years             **47%                 49
AMERICAN INDIAN***
  Total                     22%                117
  Male                    **29%                 46
  Female                    17%                 71
  18-34 years             **11%                 32
  35-64 years               30%                 71
HISPANIC***
  Total                     28%                228
  Male                      26%                 93
  Female                    30%                135
  18-34 years               16%                 76
  35-64 years               38%                128
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   * Estimate may be unreliable: <5 resp. with condition.
  ** Estimate may be unreliable: <50 respondents.
 *** Hispanics include all races; other groups
     are non-Hispanic only.
**** Respondents reported that their blood cholesterol
     level was 200mg/dl or higher.