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Subjective Health Status
Based on BRFSS indicators (baseline data from 1989-94)
[see definition]

SUBJECTIVE HEALTH STATUS
by race/ethnicity, gender & age,
Oregon BRFSS, 1993-1994

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                             Health status****
                      ---------------------------
                          (weighted percents)
                                                    TOTAL
                      Excellent/          Fair      unwgt
                      very good   Good   or poor      N
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ALL RACES/ETHNIC GROUPS
  Total                   64%      25%     11%       5753
  Male                    64%      25%     11%       2552
  Female                  64%      25%     11%       3201
  18-34 years             72%      22%      7%       1696
  35-64 years             66%      24%     10%       2864
Race/Ethnicity
WHITE***
  Total                   64%      25%     11%       5318
  Male                    63%      25%     12%       2358
  Female                  64%      24%     11%       2960
  18-34 years             72%      21%      6%       1482
  35-64 years             67%      23%     10%       2672
ASIAN***
  Total                   68%      27%      5%        103
  Male                    71%      27%     *3%       **49
  Female                  64%      28%      8%         54
  18-34 years             67%      27%     *6%         54
  35-64 years             73%      24%     *3%       **43
AFRICAN AMERICAN***
  Total                   56%      29%     15%         79
  Male                    53%      37%    *10%       **32
  Female                  59%      20%     21%       **47
  18-34 years             64%      21%     14%       **38
  35-64 years             49%      40%    *10%       **35
AMERICAN INDIAN***
  Total                   55%      22%     23%         70
  Male                    65%      18%     17%       **39
  Female                  43%      27%     30%       **31
  18-34 years             55%      23%     22%       **36
  35-64 years             53%      23%     24%       **30
HISPANIC***
  Total                   65%      26%     10%        183
  Male                    71%      21%      8%         74
  Female                  57%      31%     12%        109
  18-34 years             73%      23%     *3%         86
  35-64 years             52%      27%     21%         84
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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' judgement regarding their general health
    status.