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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1996

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1996

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
A breast self-exam is when a woman feels her own breasts for lumps. How often do you do a breast self-exam?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Female Once/week 14.5 15.0 9.8 9.9 16.9 16.8 20.5
2-3 weeks 5.0 4.3 2.9 4.7 6.0 5.8 6.2
Monthly 34.1 24.3 33.9 36.9 38.7 35.6 30.6
2-3 months 13.3 12.1 15.0 16.6 12.0 12.0 10.4
1-3 times/year 10.3 10.7 10.4 12.6 9.5 8.4 9.0
Rarely 6.2 6.4 7.8 6.4 4.6 6.3 5.6
Never 1.2
1.0 .5 .7 2.1 2.8
Don't know/not sure 14.6 26.4 17.6 11.9 11.3 12.0 14.3
Refused .8 .7 1.6 .5 .4 1.0 .6
Denominator is: All female survey respondents



A breast self-exam is when a woman feels her own breasts for lumps. How often do you do a breast self-exam?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Female Total 1682 140 307 404 284 191 356
Once/week 244 21 30 40 48 32 73
2-3 weeks 84 6 9 19 17 11 22
Monthly 574 34 104 149 110 68 109
2-3 months 224 17 46 67 34 23 37
1-3 times/year 173 15 32 51 27 16 32
Rarely 104 9 24 26 13 12 20
Never 21
3 2 2 4 10
Don't know/not sure 245 37 54 48 32 23 51
Refused 13 1 5 2 1 2 2
Denominator is: All female survey respondents
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