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1993 Marion County Behavioral Prevalences

Compared to 1988 Marion 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 58.7 61.8 57.7 7.0 33
Obesity 27.0 31.3 30.3 3.2 30
Hypertension 23.7 20.6 21.5 -4.1 32
Seatbelt Nonuse 55.2 31.9 * 17.8 79.5 * 8
Cigarette Smoking 21.9 23.9 22.1 8.2 23
Smokeless Tobacco Use 9.0 8.6 2.8 206.9 * 22
Binge Drinking 10.3 8.4 14.8 -43.3 * 14
No Health Insurance, Ages 18-64 N.A. 19.0 N.A. 16.3 16.7 27
Difficulty Seeing Dr. Because of Cost N.A. 16.2 N.A. 13.2 22.4 20


* 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.