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Profile - Asians (Incl. Pacific Islanders)
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

ASIANS
(Incl. Pacific Islanders)
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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       5    **3     8     6   **3 
89-93  Hypertension             14     18    12    *4    24 
89-93  High cholesterol         29   **39    22  **14  **38 
89-94  Diabetes                  2     *3    *2    *0    *4 
89-94  Overweight               17     16    18    15    20 
89-94  Current smokers          13     16     9    16    10 
89-94  Former smokers           20     26    14     9    29 
89-93  Acute alcohol users       9     19    *2    11     8 
89-93  Chronic alcohol users     4     10    *0    *6    *3 
89-93  Drinking & driving       *1     *2    *0    *0    *1 
91-93  Fail to use seatbelts    *0     *0    *0    *0    *0 
89-94  Inactive lifestyle       57     53    60    54    60 
91-94  No health insurance      20     26    14    19    22 
91-94  Unable to see doctor     12     *6    18    11    12 
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        103     49     54     54     43
Hypertension               187     82    105    101     76
High cholesterol            91     39     52     33     49
Diabetes                   247    110    137    132    101
Overweight                 235    104    131    123     98
Current smokers            247    110    137    132    101
Former smokers             247    110    137    132    101
Acute alcohol users        190     84    106    104     76
Chronic alcohol users      190     83    107    104     76
Drinking & driving         191     84    107    104     77
Fail to use seatbelts      136     62     74     69     61 
Inactive lifestyle         200     86    114    104     84
No health insurance        190     86    104     94     86
Unable to see doctor       191     86    105     96     85
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 *Estimate may be unreliable: <5 resp. with condition.
**Estimate may be unreliable: <50 respondents.