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2017 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 2017 BRFSS Reports

Summary

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

Alcohol Consumption

  • 13% report that they are at risk from binge drinking
  • 5% report that they are at risk from chronic drinking

Arthritis

  • 30% 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

  • 70% report that they are overweight ( BMI >= 25)
  • 38% report that they are obese ( BMI >= 30)
  • 28% report that they have a healthy weight

Cancer

  • 6% report that they have been diagnosed with skin cancer
  • 7% 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
  • 6% report they had been told that they have coronary artery disease
  • 5% report they had been told that they have had a stroke

Cholesterol awareness

  • 33% report they have been told their cholesterol was high
  • 85% report that they have had their cholesterol checked within the past five years

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • 8% report that they have been diagnosed with COPD

Cigarette Smoking

  • 22% 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

Depression

  • 21% report that they had have been diagnosed with depression

Diabetes

  • 14% report that they have been diagnosed with diabetes

Disability

  • 35% report that they have some type of disability

Health Status

  • 26% report that their general health is fair or poor
  • 43% report that their general health is very good or excellent

Health Care Coverage

  • 17% report that they have no kind of health care coverage
  • 18% 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 (Age 18-64)

  • 61% report that they have never been tested for HIV other than through a blood donation

Hypertension Awareness

  • 41% report that they have been told they have high blood pressure by a health care professional
  • 82% report they are taking medication for high blood pressure

Immunization

  • 35% report that they have had a flu vaccination in the past twelve months
  • 37% report that they have ever had a pneumonia vaccination

Kidney Disease

  • 3% report that they have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease

Physical Activity and Exercise

  • 56% report that they are not sufficiently active
  • 33%report that they had no exercise in the past 30 days

Seat Belt Use

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

Report prepared September 4, 2018

Last reviewed on Sep 19, 2018
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