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1993 Jackson County Behavioral Prevalences

Compared to 1988 Jackson 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 67.2 73.4 57.7 27.1 * 11
Obesity 31.4 40.9 30.3 34.9 * 6
Hypertension 29.2 30.1 21.5 39.9 * 3
Seatbelt Nonuse 48.6 34.3 17.8 92.4 * 4
Cigarette Smoking 29.6 23.1 22.1 4.4 26
Smokeless Tobacco Use 10.8 11.3 ** 2.8 ** ** 11
Binge Drinking 2.0 4.6 ** 14.8 ** ** 30
No Health Insurance, Ages 18-64 N.A. 29.9 N.A. 16.3 83.5 * 4
Difficulty Seeing Dr. Because of Cost N.A. 24.6 N.A. 13.2 86.4 * 2


* 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.
Note: Two or more counties were grouped together to obtain an appropriate sample size.

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


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Last updated 08/06/97.