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2016 BRFSS Report

 

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The Mississippi Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFSS) is a random telephone survey of Mississippi adults that gathers details on health and the behaviors that can affect it. The resulting reports form an overview of the state's health and the factors that shape its wellness, economic potential, and disease outlook.

Full 2016 BRFSS Reports

Summary

Note: All percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.

Alcohol Consumption

12% report that they are at risk from binge drinking

5% report that they are at risk from chronic drinking

5% of those who drink report that they have driven a vehicle after having too much to drink in the past 30 days

Arthritis

31% report that they have been diagnosed with arthritis

Asthma

13% report that they have ever had asthma

8% Report that they presently have asthma

Body Weight

71% report that they are overweight ( BMI >= 25)

37% report that they are obese ( BMI >= 30)

27% report that they have a healthy weight

Breast Cancer Screening

68% of women age 40 and older have had a screening mammogram within the past two years

66% of women age 50 and older have had a screening mammogram within the past two years

Cancer

6% report that they have been diagnosed with skin cancer

6% report that they have been diagnosed with some other cancer

Cardiovascular Disease

6% report they had been told that they have had a myocardial infarction

5% report they had been told that they have coronary artery disease

6% report they had been told that they have had a stroke

Cervical Cancer Screening

91% of women age 18 and older have had a Pap smear during their lifetime

83% of women age 18 and older have had a Pap smear within the past three years

Cigarette Smoking

23% report that they are current cigarette smokers (have ever smoked 100 cigarettes and now smoke every day or some days)

23% report that they have ever smoked an e-cigarette

21% report that they currently smoke e-cigarettes

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

8% report that they have been diagnosed with COPD

Colorectal Cancer Screening

36% age 50 and older report that they have never had a sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy

91% age 50 and older report that they have not had a blood stool test in the past year

Dental Health

43% report that it has been more than one year since they have seen a dentist

57% report that they have had at least one of their permanent teeth extracted

Diabetes

14% report that they have been diagnosed with diabetes

Disability

35% report that they have some type of disability

Exercise

30% report no leisure time physical activity in the past 30 days

Falls and Injuries from Falls

29% age 45 and older report that they have experienced a fall in the past twelve months

43% of those with a fall in the past twelve months reported suffering an injury from the fall

Health Status

23% report that their general health is fair or poor

43% report that their general health is very good or excellent

Health Care Coverage

20% from age 18 to 64 report that they have no kind of health care coverage

19% report that they could not see a doctor in the past twelve months because of cost

Healthy Days

20% report seven or more days of poor physical health during the past month

20% report seven or more days of poor mental health during the past month

HIV/AIDS

41% from age 18 to 64, report that they have been tested for HIV other than through a blood donation

Immunization

37% report that they have had a flu vaccination in the past twelve months

31% report that they have ever had a pneumonia vaccination

Kidney Disease

4% report that they have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease

Mental Health

19% report that they have been diagnosed with a depressive disorder

Prostate Cancer Screening

57% of men age 40 and older report that they have ever had a PSA test

56% of men age 40 and older who have had a PSA test report that it has been more than two years since the last test

Seat Belt Usage

92% report that they always or nearly always wear seat belts

Sleep

38% report inadequate sleep


Report prepared October 27, 2017

Last reviewed on Nov 13, 2018
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