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1993 Berkeley County Behavioral Prevalences

Compared to 1988 Berkeley County and Estimated 1993 U.S. Prevalences

Category 1988
County Percent
1993
County Percent
SI* 1993
Estimated
U.S. Percent
% Differnce
1993 County
From 1993 U.S
SI* County
Rank
Sedentary Lifestyle 68.6 73.7 57.7 27.6 * 9
Obesity 30.8 34.7 30.3 14.7 20
Hypertension 24.0 22.2 21.5 3.0 28
Seatbelt Nonuse 46.5 22.1 * 17.8 24.3 * 28
Cigarette Smoking 30.0 31.6 22.1 43.2 * 3
Smokeless Tobacco Use 3.2 3.6 ** 2.8 ** ** 34
Binge Drinking 9.3 8.5 14.8 -42.4 * 13
No Health Insurance, Ages 18-64 N.A. 13.9 N.A. 16.3 -14.8 34
Difficulty Seeing Dr. Because of Cost N.A. 15.5 N.A. 13.2 17.5 24


* An asterick (*) indicates a statistically significant difference from the U.S. rate.
** Number is too small for a valid comparison.
N.A. = Not Available.
Note: 1988 represents aggregated data from 1986-91;
1993 represents aggregated data from 1991-95.
Note: The U.S. percent for sedentary lifestyle is for 1992 due to lack of data for 1993.
Note: West Virginia's seatbelt use law went into effect on September 1, 1993.
Note: The range for county ranks in this column is 1 to 36.

Health Statistics Center
Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion
West Virginia Bureau for Public Health Comments


See Introduction for explanation of tables.

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Last updated 08/06/97.