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Oregon Age-Adjusted Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors by County

Selected Topics by County 2002-2005

Age-adjusted Prevalence of Selected Chronic Diseases and Related Risk Factors Among Adults by County, Oregon 2002-2005

Tables were created using combined BRFSS survey results from 2002 through 2005. Two numbers are provided for each condition or disease: an unadjusted rate and an age-adjusted rate. Unadjusted rates, provided in separate tables, give a description of the absolute burden of a disease or risk factor for an individual county. Age-adjusted rates supplied in this table allow you to compare rates for a county to the State's rate. They adjust for differences that could result from a county’s population being, on average, older or younger than the State's. When comparing counties with Oregon or with each other, use these age-adjusted rates.

Data are adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Census Population.

County % who are overweight (body mass index 2529.9 kg/m2)
OREGON 37.0%
Baker 37.4%
Benton 37.5%
Clackamas 38.1%
Clatsop 33.9%
Columbia 35.6%
Coos 37.3%
Crook 44.8%
Curry 39.1%
Deschutes 38.8%
Douglas 36.9%
Grant 42.4%
Harney 49.4%**
Hood River 39.2%
Jackson 36.2%
Jefferson 42.7%
Josephine 33.2%
Klamath 39.2%
Lake 37.3%
Lane 35.7%
Lincoln 37.8%
Linn 35.0%
Malheur 40.1%
Marion 39.4%
Morrow 46.2%
Multnomah 34.8%**
Polk 37.0%
Tillamook 38.8%
Umatilla 40.4%
Union 40.0%
Wallowa 37.1%
Washington 37.1%
Yamhill 36.8%
Gilliam/Wheeler 24.0%†
Sherman/Wasco 34.9%
Rate based on less than 50 respondents overall or fewer than 12 persons in one age group; may not accurately reflect behavior of entire county and results should be interpreted with caution. Estimates based on 10 or fewer respondents are not reported.
** Statistically significant difference compared to Oregon.
Three age groups were used for age adjusting: 18-34yrs., 35-54yrs, and 55+yrs.
Sources: BRFSS 2002-2005