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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1998

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1998

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies

In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional given
you advice about your weight?

(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Yes, lose weight 9.6 1.8 7.4 8.0 14.1 15.9 9.9
Yes, gain weight 1.7 2.0 3.0 1.2 1.4 .5 1.9
Yes, maintain current weight 2.1 1.9 1.5 1.5 2.6 1.8 3.3
No 86.6 94.2 88.2 89.3 81.8 81.8 84.9
Male Yes, lose weight 10.3 2.4 6.4 8.6 16.1 19.4 9.9
Yes, gain weight 1.4 1.2 2.7 .8 1.0 .5 2.2
Yes, maintain current weight 1.8
1.4 1.6 1.0 1.6 5.0
No 86.4 96.4 89.5 88.9 81.9 78.5 82.9
Female Yes, lose weight 8.8 1.2 8.3 7.3 12.1 12.5 9.9
Yes, gain weight 2.0 2.9 3.2 1.6 1.9 .4 1.7
Yes, maintain current weight 2.4 3.9 1.6 1.4 4.3 2.1 2.1
No 86.8 91.9 86.8 89.7 81.7 85.0 86.3
Denominator is:
All survey respondents
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In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional given
you advice about your weight?

(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 1815 155 350 381 372 254 303
Yes, lose weight 179 4 27 33 52 37 26
Yes, gain weight 34 4 11 6 6 2 5
Yes, maintain current weight 36 1 5 7 8 5 10
No 1565 146 307 335 306 209 262
Don't know/Not sure 1



1
Male Total 741 62 158 142 164 111 104
Yes, lose weight 77 2 10 12 24 20 9
Yes, gain weight 12 1 4 2 2 1 2
Yes, maintain current weight 13
2 3 1 2 5
No 639 59 142 125 137 88 88
Female Total 1074 93 192 239 208 143 199
Yes, lose weight 102 2 17 21 28 17 17
Yes, gain weight 22 3 7 4 4 1 3
Yes, maintain current weight 23 1 3 4 7 3 5
No 926 87 165 210 169 121 174
Don't know/Not sure 1



1
Denominator is:
All survey respondents