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2004 BRFSS Results
 ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

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  • Respondents who reported drinking any alcohol 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: Adults who had five or more drinks on one occasion in the past 30 days.
  • Heavy drinking: Adult men having more than two drinks per day and adult women having more than one drink per day in the past 30 days.
  • During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had perhaps too much to drink?

 

ANTIBIOTICS

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  • In the past 4 weeks, have you taken any antibiotics?
  • 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?
  • What kind of health dangers to yourself or other people do you think are 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 of your usual activities because of arthritis or 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?

 

ASTHMA

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

 

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 AWARENESS

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  • 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?

 

COLORECTAL SCREENING

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  • Have you had a blood stool test using a home kit?
  • How long has it been since you had a blood stool test using a home kit?
  • Have you ever had a Sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy exam?
  • When did you have your last Sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy?
  • At risk for colorectal cancer: Those respondents 50 and older who have not had a blood stool test in two years.
  • At risk for colorectal cancer: Those respondents 50 and older who have never had a Sigmoidscopy or colonoscopy in two years.

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

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  • What county do you live in?
  • Are you Hispanic or Latino?
  • 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 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?
  • What is your annual household income from all sources?
  • Do you have more than one telephone number in your household?
  • 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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  • Do you have a parent, brother or sister related by blood, who has or has had diabetes?
  • During the past 12 months, did a doctor, nurse, or other health professional talk with you about diabetes?
  • Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes?
  • Are you now taking pills to treat your diabetes? These are pills that help lower blood sugar.
  • Are you now taking insulin?
  • About often do you check your blood for glucose or sugar? [Include times when checked by a family member or friend, but do not include times when checked by a health professional.]
  • About often do you check your feet for any sores or irritations? [Include times when checked by a family member or friend, but do not include times when checked by a health professional.]
  • Have you ever had any sore or irritations on your feet that took more than four weeks to heal?
  • About how many times in the last year have you seen a doctor, nurse, or other health professional for your diabetes?
  • About how many times in the past 12 months has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional tested you for glycosylated hemoglobin or hemoglobin "A one C" in the past year.
  • 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 legs by touching you with something and asking if you could feel it?
  • 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 classes or one-on-one training with a diabetes educator?
  • When was the last time you had this formal diabetes session?
  • Are you taking aspirin daily or every other day in order to reduce your risk of heart disease or other diseases?
  • Was there a time during the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor for your diabetes or to get your medicine and supplies but could not because of cost?

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

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Indoor Air Quality

  • In the past 12 months have you had an illness or symptom (but not about an illness that you catch from other people) that you think was caused by something in the air inside a home, office, or other building?

Outdoor Air Quality

  • In the past 12 months have you had an illness or symptom that you think was caused by something in the air you encountered (i.e., things that can cause outdoor air pollution, such as smog, automobile exhaust, and chemicals)?

Home Environment

  • What is the main source of your home water supply?
  • Which of the following best describes the water that you drink at home most often?
  • During the past 12 months, on how many days were pesticides, sprays, or chemicals applied INSIDE your home to kill bugs, mice, or other pests?
  • During the past 12 months, on how many days were pesticides or chemicals applied in your yard or garden to kill plant, animal, or insect pests, including applications by lawn care services?

Environmental Support for Physical Activity

  • Does your neighborhood have any sidewalks?
  • For walking at night, does your neighborhood have adequate street lighting?
  • For physical activity, do you use any private or membership only recreational facilities?
  • Do you use walking trails, parks, playgrounds, or sport fields for physical activity?
  • Do you use shopping malls for physical activity and/or walking programs?

 

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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  • During the past 30 days, 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 activity?

When you are at work, which of the following best describes what you do:

  • Do you do MODERATE activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as brisk walking, bicycling, vacuuming, gardening, or anything else that causes small increases in breathing or heart rate?
  • Do you do VIGOROUS activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as running, aerobics, heavy yard work, or anything else that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate?

 

FAMILY PLANNING

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  • Have you/your spouse/partner been pregnant in the last five years?
  • Thinking back to just before you/your spouse/partner got pregnant with your/her current pregnancy, how did you feel your/her about becoming pregnant?
  • Thinking back to the most recent pregnancy, just before you/she got pregnant, how did you/she feel about becoming pregnant?
  • Are you/your spouse/partner doing anything now to keep from getting pregnant?
  • What are you/your spouse/partner doing now to keep from getting pregnant?
  • When you have intercourse, how often do you/your spouse/partner use a method to prevent pregnancy?
  • What is your/your spouse’s/partner’s main reason for not doing anything to keep you/her from getting pregnant?
  • How do you feel about having a child now or sometime in the future?
  • How soon would you want to have a child?
  • 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/your spouse/partner getting your birth control method(s)?
  • 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?
  • During the last year, have you 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, or motor vehicle)
  • Are any of these firearms now loaded?
  • Are any of these firearms also unlocked? (By unlocked, we mean you do not need a key or combination to get the gun or to fire it. We don´t count a safety as a lock)
  • 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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  • Oregon women under age 45 who reported current use of multivitamin or other supplement containing folic acid.

  • How often (women under age 45) 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?
  • Do you have one person who you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?
  • Was there a time in the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor but could not because of the cost?
  • Does your health insurance help pay for prescriptions?
  • In the past 12 months, have you been enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, which is the State´s Medicaid program?
  • Are you currently enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, which is the State´s Medicaid program?

 

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 fair or 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.
  • 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?
  • What type of clinic did you go to for your last HIV test?
  • Was this test done by a nurse or other health worker, or with a home testing kit?
  • In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional talked to you about preventing sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, or genital herpes) 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, never true for you in the last 12 months?
  • The second statement is, "We couldn't afford balanced meals." Was that often, sometimes, 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 or your meals or skip meals because there wasn't enough money for food?
  • How often did this happen?

  • 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?
  • Oregon adults living in food insecure households.                        
  • Oregon adults living in households that experienced hunger at times. 


 

HYPERTENSION AWARENESS

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  • Have you ever been told by a health professional that you had high blood pressure?
  • At your last visit, did your doctor, nurse, or other health professional tell you that your blood pressure was high?
  • Has doctor, nurse, or other health professional advised that you do any of the following to lower your blood pressure, such as lose weight or change your eating habits?
  • Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advised that you do any of the following to lower your blood pressure, such as cut down on salt or sodium in your diet?
  • Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advised that you do any of the following to lower your blood pressure, such as reduce alcohol consumption?
  • Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advised that you do any of the following to lower your blood pressure, such as exercise on a regular basis?
  • Are you currently taking any medicine prescribed by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional, for your high blood pressure?

 

IMMUNIZATION AGAINST INFLUENZA & PNEUMONIA

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  • During the past 12 months, have you had a flu shot?
  • During the past 12 months, have you had a flu vaccine sprayed in your nose?
  • 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.
  • At what kind of place did you get your last flu shot/flu vaccine spray?
  • What type of health professional gave you your last flu shot/flu vaccine spray?

 

INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE

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  • Since 1999, have you had any injuries (such bruises, cuts, a black eye, broken bones, etc.) as a result of being hit, slapped, punched, shoved, kicked, or otherwise physically hurt by an intimate partner?
  • Did (this incident)/(any of these incidents) occur in the last year?
  • Since 1999, 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 1999, 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 last visited a dentist or a dental clinic for any reason?

    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 had your teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist?
  • Respondents who reported having visited or having had a teeth cleaning appointment with a dentist, dental hygienist or dental clinic.
  • Have had no permanent teeth removed.

 

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

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  • A Prostate-Specific Antigen test, also called a PSA test, is a blood test used to test 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 one in which a doctor, nurse, or other health professional places a gloved finger into the rectum to feel the size, shape, or 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?
  • Are you limited in the kind or amount of work you can do because of any impairment or health problem?
  • Because of any impairment or health problem, do you have any trouble learning, remembering, or concentrating?
  • A disability can be physical, mental, emotional, or communication related. Do you consider yourself to have a disability?
  • For how many days in the past 30 have you not been able to do what you wanted because of physical barriers in your environment, such as buildings that are too hard to get around in?
  • For how many days in the past 30 have you not been able to do what you wanted because of other people´s attitudes toward you?
  • For how many days in the past 30 have you not been able to do what you wanted because of government or business policies or rules?

 

SMOKE EXPOSURE

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  • In a typical week, how many hours are you in the same room where others are smoking?
  • 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 in your family´s cars?
  • In a typical week, about how many hours would would you say you are exposed to secondhand smoke at work?
  • Agree or disagree: People should be protected from secondhand smoke?

  • Agree or disagree: Smoking should not be allowed in indoor work areas?

  • Agree or disagree: Smoking should not be allowed in restaurants?

  • Agree or disagree: Smoking should not be allowed in bars?

  • Agree or disagree: Tobacco use by adults should not be allowed on school grounds?

 

SMOKELESS TOBACCO USE

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  • Do you  currently use any smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and snuff?
  • Are you seriously considering stopping the use of smokeless tobacco within the next 30 days?
  • Have you smoked a cigar in the last month?

 

SUN EXPOSURE/SUNBURN HISTORY

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  • Have you had a sunburn within the last 12 months? (e.g., anytime when even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours)
  • Including times when even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours, how many sunburns have you had within the past 12 months?

 

TOBACCO USE

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Current Cigarette Consumption

  • Current smoking status.
  • Do you now smoke every day, some days, or not at all?
  • On the average, about how many cigarettes a day do you now smoke?
  • On the average, when you smoked during the last 30 days, about how many cigarettes a day did you smoke?
  • At what age did you start smoking regularly? 

Current Smoker Quit Patterns

  • The last time you tried to quit smoking, did you use the 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 classes or counseling?
  • Agree or disagree: People close to me are upset at my smoking?

Current Smokers Cessation and Health Insurance Coverage

  • If you were trying to quit smoking, how helpful do you think it would be to have assistance such as a nicotine patch or gum, or a smoking cessation program?
  • Are you seriously considering stopping smoking within the next 6 months?
  • Does your health insurance coverage pay for the cost of any smoking cessation assistance, such as nicotine replacement or a smoking cessation program? 

Former Smoker Quit Patterns

  • 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?

Health Advice and Tobacco Cessation

  • At your last visit to your health care provider, did someone ask you if you smoked?
  • Has a doctor or other 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?

Purchase of cigarettes

  •  In what type of store do you usually buy cigarettes?
  •  In the past year, have you bought cigarettes over the Internet, or using a mail-order source?

 

VETERANS STATUS

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  • Have you ever served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces?
  • Which of the following best describes your military status?
  • In the last 12 months, have you received some or all or your health care from VA facilities?

 

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

 

WEST NILE VIRUS

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  • In the past 6 months, where did you get information on the West Nile Virus?
  • In the past 6 months, have you heard about or seen any materials on "Fight the Bite Oregon," a West Nile Virus prevention education campaign?
  • In the past 6 months, have you visited the website for West Nile Virus information?
  • How useful was the information on the website?
  • Were you aware of the toll-free Oregon West Nile Virus hotline?
  • During the past summer, how often did you use mosquito repellents containing DEET when outdoors?
  • What was the main reason you did not use repellent containing DEET?
  • To protect against West Nile Virus, when is it recommended that you use mosquito repellents containing DEET?
  • In the past 6 months, were there any animals or humans infected with West Nile Virus in your area?
  • Would you support this type of mosquito control program in your community if it required a $1 to $5 monthly fee per household?
  • If testing showed there were lots of West Nile Virus infected mosquitoes in your community, would you support spraying to reduce the number of mosquitoes?
  • What is the main reason you would not support mosquito spraying in your community?

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH

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

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

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