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2009 BRFSS Results

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

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  • All 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: Males who had five or more alcoholic drinks and females who had four or more alcoholic drinks on one or more occasions in the past 30 days.
  • Heavy drinking (Men): Male Respondents who reported drinking more than two alcoholic drinks per day on average in the past 30 days.
  • Heavy drinking (Women): Female Respondents who reported drinking more than one alcoholic drink per day on average in the past 30 days.

 

ARTHRITIS

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  • 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?
  • During the past 30 days, to what extent has your arthritis or joint symptoms interfered with your normal social activities, such as going shopping, to the movies, or to religious or social gatherings.
  • During the past 30 days, how bad was your joint pain ON AVERAGE? Please answer on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is no pain or aching and 10 is pain or aching as bad as it can be.
  • Thinking about your arthritis or joint symptoms, which of the following best describes you today?
  • Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested losing weight to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?
  • Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested physical activity to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?
  • Have you EVER taken an educational course or class to teach you how to manage problems related to your arthritis or joint symptoms?
  • Are you aware of the benefits of exercise for people with arthritis?

 

ASTHMA

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  • Do you still have asthma? (Current adult asthma prevalence)
  • Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse or other health care professional that you had asthma?

 

CANCER

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  • Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you had cancer?

  • How many different types of cancer have you had?

  • What type of cancer was it?

 

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVALENCE

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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?

 

CAREGIVER STATUS

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  • During the past month, did you provide any such care or asistance to a friend or family member?

 

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?

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

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  • Are you Hispanic or Latino?
  • What county do you live in?
  • What is your race? (all races that apply)
  • What is your race? (all racial-ethnic groups that apply)
  • Which one of these groups would you say best represents your race?

  • Are you currently married, divorced, widowed, separated, never been married, or 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, or unable to work?
  • What is your annual household income from all sources?
  • Do you have more than one telephone number in your household?
  • Do you consider yourself to be: Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or other?

  • Overweight and obesity prevalence among adults: (Body Mass Index)
  • 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 by a doctor that you have diabetes?
  • Are you now taking insulin?

Services and Management

  • About how often do you check your blood for glucose or sugar? (Includes times 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? (Includes times when checked by a family member or friend but not times when checked by a health professional.)
  • 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"?
  • 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.
  • Has a doctor ever told you that diabetes has affected your eyes or that you had retinopathy?
  • Have you ever taken a course or class in how to manage your diabetes yourself?

 

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?

 

FAMILY PLANNING

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  • 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?
  • From your understanding, would you say emergency birth control pills can be used . . . ?
  • During the last year, have you/your partner used emergency birth control pills?

 

GENETICS

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  • How likely do you think it is that you will get breast cancer in the future?
  • Has a doctor, nurse or other health care provider EVER discussed the chances
    of you getting breast cancer?
  • Has a health care provider ever recommended changes in your eating habits,
    alcohol use, or physical activity to reduce your chances of getting diseases like
    breast cancer?
  • Have you made changes in your eating habits, alcohol use, or physical activity to
    reduce your chances of getting diseases like breast cancer?
  • Has a health care provider ever discussed screening for breast cancer with you?
    Tests for breast cancer include a mammogram or a clinical breast exam by a
    health care provider.
  • Have you ever had a mammogram?
  • How old were you when you had your first mammogram?
  • Thinking of your close blood relatives, (dead or alive), do you have a parent, brother, sister,
    or child who has been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer?
  • Which of your close blood relatives, (dead or alive) were diagnosed with breast cancer?
  • How many of your close blood relatives (dead or alive) were diagnosed with breat cancer
    before the age of 50?
  • Which of your close female blood relatives (your mother, sister, or daughter) were
    diagnosed with ovarian cancer?
  • Have you ever had genetic counseling for breast or ovarian cancer? This would include a
    conversation with a genetics expert about your risk for breast or ovarian cancer.
  • Have you EVER HEARD of a genetic test that determines if a person is at increased risk of
    developing breast or ovarian cancer?
  • Have you EVER HAD a genetic test to determine if you are at increased risk of developing
    breast or ovarian cancer?
  • Do you think that you should have a genetic test to determine if you are at increased risk of
    developing breast or ovarian cancer?
  • Several companies are advertising genetic tests that scan a person's entire genetic makeup
    for health risks. You can order these tests directly, without the involvement of a healthcare
    provider. Have you heard or read about these tests?
  • Where did you hear about these tests?
  • Have you ever used any of these tests?
  • Did you discuss the results with your health care provider?

 

HEALTH CARE COVERAGE

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  • 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?   
  • 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?
  • About how long has it been since you last visited a doctor for a routine checkup (general physical exam)?

 

HEALTH STATUS

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  • How is your general health?
  • At risk: Adult respondents who are in fair or poor 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?

 

HUNGER

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  • "The food that we bought just didn't last, and we didn't have money to get more." Was this statement often, sometimes, or never true for you in the last 12 months?
  • "We couldn't afford balanced meals." Was this statement 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 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.

 

HIV/AIDS

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  • Have you ever been tested for HIV?
  • Where did you have your last blood test for HIV?
  • Was it a rapid test where you could get your results within a couple of hours?
  • Tell me if ANY of these situations are true for you: You used intrvenous drugs in the past year; you have been treated for a sexually transmitted or venereal disease in the past year; you have given or received money or drugs in exchange for sex in the past year; you have had anal sex without a condom in the past year. Are any of these situations true for you?

 

HYPERTENSION AWARENESS

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  • Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure
  • Are you currently taking medicine for your high blood pressure?

 

IMMUNIZATION

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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.
  • Where did you go to get your most recent flu shot or vaccine that was sprayed in your nose?
  • Where did you go to get your most recent flu shot or flu vaccination sprayed in your nose?
  • There are two ways to get the H1N1 flu vaccination. One is a shot in the arm and the other is a spray, mist or drop in the nose. Since September, 2009, have you been vaccinated either way for the H1N1 flu?

 

NUTRITION

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  • Respondents who consume 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day. (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.)

 

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?
  • In general, how satisfied are you with your life?
  • How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?

 

SLEEP

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  • On average, how many hours of sleep do you get in a 24-hour period?
  • During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt you did not get enough rest or sleep?
  • During the past 12 months, how often have you driven a car or motor vehicle while feeling drowsy?
  • During the past 12 months, have you regularly had excessive sleepiness during the day?

 

SMOKE EXPOSURE

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  • Do you agree with the following statement: People should be protected from secondhand smoke.
  • Do you favor or oppose the ban on smoking in Oregon that would make it illegal to smoke in
    all workplaces, restaurants and bars?
  • 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?


 

SMOKELESS TOBACCO USE

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  • Do you use smokeless tobacco, such as chew, snuff or snus, in situations where
    you can't smoke, or, where you would prefer not to smoke?
  • Are you seriously considering stopping the use of smokeless tobacco within the next 6 months?

 

TOBACCO USE

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Current Cigarette Consumption

  • Current smoker 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? (Every day smokers)
  • On the average, when you smoked during the past 30 days, about how many cigarettes did you smoke a day? (Some day smokers)
  • At what age did you start smoking regularly?
  • Since you were 18, have you tried smoking flavored cigarettes (made to taste like chocolate,
    candy, cloves, etc.)?

  • Since you were 18, have you tried smoking cigarillos or little cigars, even one or two puffs?

 

Current Smokers Cessation

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

 

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?