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2006-07 Adult Health Survey (BRFSS)

RESPONDENT SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
Gender Male 51298 48.5%
Female 54519 51.5%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Age group 18-34 32283 30.7%
35-64 51449 49.0%
65+ 21336 20.3%
TOTAL 105068 100.0%
Race White, non-Hispanic 97814 93.1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1012 1.0%
Other, non-Hispanic 3751 3.6%
Hispanic 2492 2.4%
TOTAL 105069 100.0%
Marital status Married 60494 57.2%
Divorced 7598 7.2%
Widowed 6985 6.6%
Separated 2160 2.0%
Never married 23128 21.9%
A member of an unmarried couple 5108 4.8%
Refused 344 .3%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Education Less than high school 9903 9.4%
High school 35794 34.0%
More than high school 59630 56.6%
TOTAL 105327 100.0%
Education Grades 1 through 8 (Elementary) 2821 2.7%
Grades 9 through 11 (Some high school) 7082 6.7%
Grade 12 or GED (High school graduate) 35794 33.8%
College 1 year to 3 years (Some college or technical school) 32525 30.7%
College 4 years or more (College graduate) 27105 25.6%
Refused 490 .5%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Employment Employed for wages 57756 54.6%
Self-employed 9762 9.2%
Out of work for more than 1 year 1762 1.7%
Out of work for less than 1 year 1795 1.7%
A Homemaker 7172 6.8%
A Student 3458 3.3%
Retired 18625 17.6%
Unable to work 5222 4.9%
Refused 265 .3%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Annual Household Income - All Sources Less than $10,000 3965 3.7%
Less than $15,000 ($10,000 to less than $15,000) 5056 4.8%
Less than $20,000 ($15,000 to less than $20,000) 7152 6.8%
Less than $25,000 ($20,000 to less than $25,000) 9604 9.1%
Less than $35,000 ($25,000 to less than $35,000) 12393 11.7%
than $50,000 ($35,000 to less than $50,000) 20289 19.2%
Less than $75,000 ($50,000 to less than $75,000) 15811 14.9%
$75,000 or more 17998 17.0%
Don't know/not sure 8033 7.6%
Refused 5515 5.2%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Number children in household 1 18366 17.4%
2 13529 12.8%
3 5207 4.9%
4 1130 1.1%
5 197 .2%
6 807 .8%
No Children 66292 62.8%
TOTAL 105529 100.0%
Are you pregnant? Yes 867 3.7%
No 22638 95.4%
Refused 224 .9%
TOTAL 23729 100.0%



HEALTH STATUS


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
Health Status Excellent 20278 19.2%
Very good 36971 34.9%
Good 33118 31.3%
Fair 11758 11.1%
Poor 3539 3.3%
Don't know or not sure 153 .1%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%



HEALTHY DAYS - HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
Days physical health not good 1.00 5300 5.0%
2.00 6222 5.9%
3.00 3460 3.3%
4.00 2142 2.0%
5.00 3761 3.6%
6.00 527 .5%
7.00 1091 1.0%
8.00 197 .2%
9.00 79 .1%
10.00 2243 2.1%
12.00 389 .4%
13.00 171 .2%
14.00 519 .5%
15.00 1105 1.0%
16.00 53 .0%
18.00 300 .3%
20.00 743 .7%
21.00 179 .2%
23.00 42 .0%
24.00 89 .1%
25.00 464 .4%
28.00 79 .1%
29.00 26 .0%
30.00 6606 6.2%
Don't know or not sure 1475 1.4%
None 67919 64.2%
Refused 635 .6%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Days mental health not good 1.00 2595 2.5%
2.00 8483 8.0%
3.00 4360 4.1%
4.00 1295 1.2%
5.00 3798 3.6%
6.00 263 .2%
7.00 509 .5%
8.00 134 .1%
10.00 2534 2.4%
12.00 30 .0%
14.00 597 .6%
15.00 2355 2.2%
20.00 1242 1.2%
21.00 79 .1%
25.00 480 .5%
26.00 192 .2%
28.00 141 .1%
30.00 4786 4.5%
Don't know or not sure 914 .9%
None 70399 66.5%
Refused 632 .6%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%



HEALTH CARE ACCESS


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
Health care coverage Yes 91648 86.6%
No 13887 13.1%
Don't know or not sure 110 .1%
Refused 172 .2%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Type of Health Care Coverage Your employer 35874 39.1%
Someone else's employer 20464 22.3%
A plan that you or someone else buys on your own 6493 7.1%
Medicare 15176 16.6%
Medicaid or Medical Assistance 6367 6.9%
Family Health Plus (State Sponsored Program) 1520 1.7%
The military, CHAMPUS, TriCare, or the VA (or CHAMP_VA) 1757 1.9%
The Indian Health Services (or the Alaska Native Health Serv 38 .0%
Some other source 3080 3.4%
Don't know or not sure 783 .9%
Refused 97 .1%
TOTAL 91648 100.0%
Do you have a personal doctor or health care provider? Yes, only one 84690 80.0%
More than one 6966 6.6%
No 14024 13.3%
Don't know or not sure 84 .1%
Refused 53 .0%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Could not see a doctor because of cost in past 12 months Yes 9037 8.5%
No 96728 91.4%
Don't know or not sure 53 .0%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Last time you had a routine checkup Within past year (anytime less than 12 months ago) 77109 72.9%
Within past 2 years (1 year but less than 2 years ago) 11001 10.4%
Within past 5 years (2 years but less than 5 years ago) 8202 7.8%
5 or more years ago 8871 8.4%
Don't know or not sure 323 .3%
Never 245 .2%
Refused 65 .1%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%



SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
Hours per day watching TV 1.00 16270 15.4%
2.00 30385 28.7%
3.00 17583 16.6%
4.00 11460 10.8%
5.00 8988 8.5%
6.00 3466 3.3%
7.00 242 .2%
8.00 2103 2.0%
9.00 26 .0%
10.00 1831 1.7%
12.00 773 .7%
14.00 13 .0%
15.00 467 .4%
16.00 72 .1%
18.00 141 .1%
20.00 269 .3%
24.00 57 .1%
Less than daily 4359 4.1%
Don't know or not sure 1893 1.8%
Do not usually watch TV 5332 5.0%
Refused 86 .1%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Hours per day watching TV Watch less than daily 9690 9.3%
1 hour 16270 15.7%
2 hours 30385 29.3%
3 or more hours 47492 45.7%
TOTAL 103838 100.0%



TOBACCO


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
TOTAL 105371 100.0%
Smoking status Current 25487 24.2%
Former 25691 24.4%
Never 54193 51.4%
Smoking status Current smoker 25487 24.2%
Not current smoker 79884 75.8%
TOTAL 105371 100.0%
Smoked 100 cigarettes Yes 51213 48.4%
No 54193 51.2%
Don't know or not sure 411 .4%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Smoke every day, some days, or none Everyday 20538 40.1%
Some days 4949 9.7%
Not at all 25691 50.2%
Don't know or not sure 35 .1%
TOTAL 51213 100.0%
Stopped smoking for at least 1 day Yes 12877 50.5%
No 12484 49.0%
Refused 126 .5%
TOTAL 25487 100.0%



ASTHMA


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Ever had asthma Yes 16730 15.8%
No 88995 84.1%
Don't know or not sure 92 .1%
Still have asthma Yes 11132 66.5%
No 5030 30.1%
Don't know or not sure 569 3.4%
TOTAL 16730 100.0%
Asthma attack in past 12 months Yes 5227 47.0%
No 5904 53.0%
TOTAL 11132 100.0%
Emergency room or urgent care visits 1 636 5.7%
2 212 1.9%
3 85 .8%
4 211 1.9%
8 44 .4%
None 9943 89.3%
TOTAL 11132 100.0%
PCP for urgent treatment of symptoms 1 1051 9.4%
2 1252 11.2%
3 540 4.9%
4 412 3.7%
5 53 .5%
10 59 .5%
12 133 1.2%
None 7546 67.8%
Refused 86 .8%
TOTAL 11132 100.0%
Routine checkups for asthma in past 12 months 1.00 3093 27.8%
2.00 1228 11.0%
3.00 934 8.4%
4.00 723 6.5%
5.00 298 2.7%
6.00 129 1.2%
9.00 33 .3%
12.00 123 1.1%
77.00 44 .4%
Not at any time 4211 37.8%
Don't know or not sure 230 2.1%
Refused 86 .8%
TOTAL 11132 100.0%
Current asthma Yes 11132 10.6%
No 94025 89.4%
TOTAL 105156 100.0%
Emergency room or urgent care visits 1 or more 1188 10.7%
None 9943 89.3%
TOTAL 11132 100.0%
Times saw provider for urgent treatment of symptoms 1 or more 3500 31.7%
None 7546 68.3%
TOTAL 11046 100.0%





DIABETES


2007 TOTAL
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0% 105817 100.0%
Have diabetes Yes 10411 9.8% 10411 9.8%
Yes, but female told only during pregnancy 1290 1.2% 1290 1.2%
No 92501 87.4% 92501 87.4%
No, pre-diabetes or borderline diabetes 1616 1.5% 1616 1.5%
TOTAL 105817 100.0% 105817 100.0%
Last time you had dilated eye exam Within the past month (anytime less than 1 month ago) 1743 16.7% 1743 16.7%
Within the past year (1 month but less than 12 months ago) 5478 52.6% 5478 52.6%
Within the past 2 years (1 year but less than 2 years ago) 1676 16.1% 1676 16.1%
2 or more years ago 1143 11.0% 1143 11.0%
Don't know or not sure 79 .8% 79 .8%
Never 291 2.8% 291 2.8%
TOTAL 10411 100.0% 10411 100.0%
Times saw provider for diabetes in past 12 months 1.00 700 6.7% 700 6.7%
2.00 2232 21.4% 2232 21.4%
3.00 1246 12.0% 1246 12.0%
4.00 3264 31.4% 3264 31.4%
5.00 459 4.4% 459 4.4%
6.00 527 5.1% 527 5.1%
8.00 215 2.1% 215 2.1%
12.00 517 5.0% 517 5.0%
15.00 42 .4% 42 .4%
20.00 19 .2% 19 .2%
Don't know or not sure 215 2.1% 215 2.1%
None 974 9.4% 974 9.4%
TOTAL 10411 100.0% 10411 100.0%
How often do you check blood glucose? Daily 6015 58.1% 6015 58.1%
Weekly 2173 21.0% 2173 21.0%
Monthly 461 4.5% 461 4.5%
Yearly 190 1.8% 190 1.8%
Never 1520 14.7% 1520 14.7%
TOTAL 10359 100.0% 10359 100.0%
How often do you check your feet? Daily 5819 56.5% 5819 56.5%
Weekly 2102 20.4% 2102 20.4%
Monthly 485 4.7% 485 4.7%
Yearly 243 2.4% 243 2.4%
Never 1644 16.0% 1644 16.0%
TOTAL 10293 100.0% 10293 100.0%
A1C checked at least twice in past year Yes 6806 72.9% 6806 72.9%
No 2533 27.1% 2533 27.1%
TOTAL 9339 100.0% 9339 100.0%
Times health professional checked feet in past year 1 or more 7840 75.5% 7840 75.5%
None 2542 24.5% 2542 24.5%
TOTAL 10382 100.0% 10382 100.0%



FRUITS AND VEGETABLES


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables Less than 5 servings 76911 72.7%
5 or more servings 28906 27.3%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Servings of Fruit Less than 1 serving 4794 4.5%
1-2 servings 36536 34.5%
3-4 servings 35581 33.6%
5 or more servings 28906 27.3%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%





WALKING


2007 TOTAL
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0% 105817 100.0%
Walk 5 or more days per week 1.00 66776 75.7% 66776 75.7%
2.00 21412 24.3% 21412 24.3%
TOTAL 88188 100.0% 88188 100.0%
Walk 30 or more minutes at a time 1.00 70194 79.6% 70194 79.6%
2.00 17994 20.4% 17994 20.4%
TOTAL 88188 100.0% 88188 100.0%
Walk 5 or more days per week for at least 30 minutes 1.00 54532 51.7% 54532 51.7%
2.00 51032 48.3% 51032 48.3%
TOTAL 105564 100.0% 105564 100.0%



PHYSICAL ACTIVITY


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
Usual work activity Mostly sitting or standing 44300 41.9%
Mostly walking 20966 19.8%
Mostly heavy labor or physically demanding work 12833 12.1%
Don't know or not sure 1582 1.5%
Do not work 25934 24.5%
Refused 202 .2%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Moderate PA how many times per week? 0 507 .5%
1 1906 1.8%
2 3697 3.5%
3 29092 27.5%
4 13983 13.2%
5 or more 52329 49.5%
Don't know or not sure 4138 3.9%
Refused 145 .1%
TOTAL 105796 100.0%
Vigorous PA how many times per week? 0 3366 3.2%
1 2659 2.5%
2 11505 10.9%
3 48521 45.9%
4 12056 11.4%
5 or more 18678 17.7%
Don't know or not sure 8656 8.2%
Refused 354 .3%
TOTAL 105796 100.0%
Moderate PA, 5 or more days per week Yes 55151 60.2%
No 36481 39.8%
TOTAL 91631 100.0%
Moderate PA, 30 or more minutes at a time Yes 73168 80.5%
No 17681 19.5%
TOTAL 90849 100.0%
Moderate PA, 5 or more days per week for at least 30 minutes Yes 46874 45.0%
No 57353 55.0%
TOTAL 104227 100.0%
Vigorous PA, 3 or more days per week Yes 35320 65.4%
No 18653 34.6%
TOTAL 53973 100.0%
Vigorous PA, 20 or more minutes at a time Yes 49871 93.5%
No 3485 6.5%
TOTAL 53356 100.0%
Vigorous PA, 3 or more days per week for at least 20 minutes Yes 32518 31.0%
No 72212 69.0%
TOTAL 104730 100.0%
Meets both moderate and vigorous recommendations Yes 22170 21.4%
No 81378 78.6%
TOTAL 103548 100.0%



OBESITY


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
TOTAL 101879 100.0%
BMI category Neither overweight or obese 36252 35.6%
Overweight 39675 38.9%
Obese 25953 25.5%
Overweight or obese Yes 65627 64.4%
No 36252 35.6%
TOTAL 101879 100.0%



KNOWLEDGE


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Per Week? None 464 .4%
1-2 servings 18227 17.2%
3-4 servings 43249 40.9%
5 or more servings 39773 37.6%
Don't know or not sure 3940 3.7%
Refused 144 .1%
TOTAL 105796 100.0%
Moderate PA how many times per week? 0 507 .5%
1 1906 1.8%
2 3697 3.5%
3 29092 27.5%
4 13983 13.2%
5 or more 52329 49.5%
Don't know or not sure 4138 3.9%
Refused 145 .1%
TOTAL 105796 100.0%
Knowledge of moderate PA days per week Less than 5 days 53323 50.5%
5 or more days 52329 49.5%
TOTAL 105651 100.0%
Knowledge of vigorous PA days per week Less than 3 days 26186 24.8%
3 or more days 79255 75.2%
TOTAL 105441 100.0%



PERCEPTION OF COMMUNITY AND SUPPORTIVENESS FOR STEPS-RELATED CHANGE


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Heard of Steps to a HealthierNY Yes 51151 48.3%
No 51949 49.1%
Don't know or not sure 2717 2.6%
Participated in Steps program or event Yes 8405 16.4%
No 41397 80.9%
Don't know or not sure 1349 2.6%
TOTAL 51151 100.0%





SOCIAL NORMS


2007 TOTAL
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0% 105817 100.0%
See others in neighborhood exercising Strongly Agree 11184 10.6% 11184 10.6%
Agree 57162 54.0% 57162 54.0%
Disagree 28797 27.2% 28797 27.2%
Strobgly Disagree 6353 6.0% 6353 6.0%
Don't know or not sure 2281 2.2% 2281 2.2%
Refused 40 .0% 40 .0%
TOTAL 105817 100.0% 105817 100.0%
See others in community eating healthy Strongly Agree 2694 2.5% 2694 2.5%
Agree 42494 40.2% 42494 40.2%
Disagree 46129 43.6% 46129 43.6%
Strobgly Disagree 6374 6.0% 6374 6.0%
Don't know or not sure 7838 7.4% 7838 7.4%
Refused 288 .3% 288 .3%
TOTAL 105817 100.0% 105817 100.0%



SCREENING


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
Saw a doctor in past 12 months Yes 79778 75.4%
No 25784 24.4%
Don't know or not sure 184 .2%
Refused 72 .1%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Told at risk for diabetes in past 12 months Yes 6305 9.0%
No 63930 91.0%
TOTAL 70235 100.0%
Told had pre-diabetes in past 12 months Yes 3031 4.3%
No 67028 95.4%
Don't know or not sure 177 .3%
TOTAL 70235 100.0%
Health professional asked about smoking in past 12 months Yes 55505 69.6%
No 24045 30.1%
Don't know or not sure 201 .3%
Refused 26 .0%
TOTAL 79778 100.0%
Number visits advised to quit smoking in past 12 months 1.00 3829 21.3%
2.00 2768 15.4%
3.00 1693 9.4%
4.00 2163 12.0%
5.00 914 5.1%
6.00 537 3.0%
7.00 85 .5%
8.00 192 1.1%
10.00 265 1.5%
12.00 207 1.2%
15.00 42 .2%
20.00 431 2.4%
24.00 53 .3%
26.00 19 .1%
28.00 162 .9%
30.00 131 .7%
Don't know or not sure 713 4.0%
None 3760 20.9%
TOTAL 17963 100.0%



CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY QUESTIONS


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
Community made changes to increase exercise? Yes 17163 16.2%
No 82140 77.6%
Don't know or not sure 6460 6.1%
Refused 55 .1%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Take advantage of exercise activities at worksite Yes 14345 24.8%
No 41190 71.3%
Don't know or not sure 1956 3.4%
Refused 266 .5%
TOTAL 57756 100.0%
Reason for not exercising at worksite Health and fitness related activities are not available at y 25742 69.7%
Too busy during workday to exercise 3050 8.3%
Not interested in exercising 357 1.0%
Lack of a suitable place to freshen up afterwards 101 .3%
The activities that are offered are not appealing to you 184 .5%
You work out/exercise on your own 3817 10.3%
Your work is already physically demanding 3440 9.3%
Don't know/not sure 229 .6%
TOTAL 36919 100.0%
Main source of health information Family 12055 11.4%
Friend 3359 3.2%
Doctor 39064 37.1%
Nurse 1427 1.4%
Newspaper 6386 6.1%
Internet 12965 12.3%
TV 6999 6.6%
Other 20877 19.8%
Don't know/not sure 1764 1.7%
Refused 413 .4%
TOTAL 105310 100.0%
Main radio station for health information WJTN (1240 AM) 92 18.1%
WWSE (93.3 FM) 79 15.6%
WQFX-FM (103.1 FM) 108 21.3%
Other 228 45.0%
TOTAL 507 100.0%
Main newspaper for health information Jamestown Post Journal 2675 41.9%
Penny Saver 65 1.0%
Dunkirk Observer 511 8.0%
Other 3136 49.1%
TOTAL 6386 100.0%



NEW CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY QUESTIONS


2007
2006-2007 RESPONDENTS 105817 100.0%
Better street lighting Strongly Agree 9803 9.3%
Agree 45873 43.4%
Disagree 39141 37.0%
Strongly Disagree 4314 4.1%
No Opinion 5244 5.0%
Don't know or not sure 997 .9%
Refused 444 .4%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Sidewalks available in neighborhood Strongly Agree 13031 12.3%
Agree 43026 40.7%
Disagree 37431 35.4%
Strongly Disagree 4204 4.0%
No Opinion 6963 6.6%
Don't know or not sure 692 .7%
Refused 470 .4%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Sidewalks in neighborhood maintained Strongly Agree 18642 17.6%
Agree 52378 49.5%
Disagree 23286 22.0%
Strongly Disagree 3023 2.9%
No Opinion 6486 6.1%
Don't know or not sure 1239 1.2%
Refused 762 .7%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
More spaces for outdoor recreation Strongly Agree 20743 19.6%
Agree 52365 49.5%
Disagree 26444 25.0%
Strongly Disagree 2530 2.4%
No Opinion 2852 2.7%
Don't know or not sure 552 .5%
Refused 332 .3%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Provide exercise facilities at worksite Strongly Agree 9540 16.5%
Agree 27195 47.1%
Disagree 16932 29.3%
Strongly Disagree 1931 3.3%
No Opinion 1840 3.2%
Don't know or not sure 217 .4%
Refused 100 .2%
TOTAL 57756 100.0%
Organized group exercise activities at worksite Strongly Agree 6684 11.6%
Agree 25572 44.3%
Disagree 21026 36.4%
Strongly Disagree 2253 3.9%
No Opinion 1984 3.4%
Don't know or not sure 136 .2%
Refused 100 .2%
TOTAL 57756 100.0%
Release time from work for exercise Strongly Agree 11281 19.5%
Agree 27416 47.5%
Disagree 16012 27.7%
Strongly Disagree 1357 2.4%
No Opinion 1409 2.4%
Don't know or not sure 136 .2%
Refused 145 .3%
TOTAL 57756 100.0%
Control crime Strongly Agree 12395 11.7%
Agree 40305 38.1%
Disagree 41712 39.4%
Strongly Disagree 4071 3.8%
No Opinion 6093 5.8%
Don't know or not sure 712 .7%
Refused 529 .5%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%
Improve access to schools Strongly Agree 9202 8.7%
Agree 47272 44.7%
Disagree 36486 34.5%
Strongly Disagree 3167 3.0%
No Opinion 7359 7.0%
Don't know or not sure 1861 1.8%
Refused 470 .4%
TOTAL 105817 100.0%

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