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Selected BRFS Data 2005-2006 By County and City of Wilmington


Delaware Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) data were aggregated from calendar years 2005 and 2006 to provide a sample for the City of Wilmington large enough to be valid. The BRFS is a random-sample telephone survey conducted throughout the year, and data are normally reported on a calendar-year basis. County estimates may vary from annual prevalence estimates because of the two-year aggregation.

Overall Quality of Health: Respondents Who Report "Fair or Poor" Health Status
Statewide Wilmington Suburban N.C. Kent Sussex
12.9% 14.4% 11.3% 14.1% 15.4%

Adult Smoking Prevalence
  Statewide Wilmington Suburban NC Kent Sussex
Smoke Every Day 17.0% 18.1% 15.5% 18.1% 19.3%
Smoke Some Days 5.3% 8.6% 5.0% 5.4% 4.7%
Former Smoker 26.5% 21.0% 26.6% 25.1% 29.4%

Adults With No Leisure Time Physical Activity
Statewide Wilmington Suburban N.C. Kent Sussex
22.1% 27.3% 19.7% 25.1% 24.3%

Weight

Weight is measured by Body Mass Index (BMI), determined from self-reported height and weight. Estimates are conservative; actual levels of overweight and obesity may be as much as 3–5 percentage points higher. Overweight is defined as a BMI between 25 and 29.9; obesity is a BMI >30.

Graph: Comparing obesity prevalence

Adult Overweight and Obesity
  Statewide Wilmington Suburban NC Kent Sussex
Overweight 37.3% 37.9% 37.3% 35.0% 38.6%
Obese 22.7% 29.1% 19.7% 26.0% 25.6%

Acute or "Binge" Drinking [5+ Drinks at One Occasion]
Statewide Wilmington Suburban N.C. Kent Sussex
17.2% 18.7% 18.5% 14.7% 15.4%

Current Asthma Among Adults
Statewide Wilmington Suburban N.C. Kent Sussex
9.3% 12.8% 9.0% 9.3% 9.1%

Flu Shots [Adults 65 and Older Who Received Flu Shot in Past Year]
Statewide Wilmington Suburban N.C. Kent Sussex
66.0% 61.9% 67.8% 67.3% 63.4%

Colorectal Cancer Screening [Age 50+ Who Ever Had Colonoscopy or Sigmoidoscopy]
Statewide Wilmington Suburban N.C. Kent Sussex
65.9% 66.8% 65.4% 65.3% 66.9%

Respondents < Age 65 Who Have Ever Had an AIDS Test
Statewide Wilmington Suburban N.C. Kent Sussex
45.5% 55.9% 42.9% 50.6% 44.7%


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