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Wayne County Health Department Behavior Risk Survey, 2008. Would you say that in general, your health is: Excellent 83 Very Good 230 Good 231 Fair 51 Poor 10 Total 605. Is there a doctor’s office or clinic you regularly go to for medical care? Yes 518

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Wayne County Health Department Behavior Risk Survey, 2008

  • Would you say that in general, your health is:
  • Excellent 83
  • Very Good 230
  • Good 231
  • Fair 51
  • Poor 10
  • Total 605
  • Is there a doctor’s office or clinic you regularly go to for medical care?
  • Yes 518
  • No 85
  • Total 603
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About how long has it been since you last visited a doctor for a routine check up?

  • 1-12 months ago 479
  • 1-2 years ago 64
  • 2-5 years ago 30
  • 5 or more years ago 23
  • Never been to a dr. 1
  • Don’t know/not sure 5
  • Total 602
  • Is your regular doctor in Wayne County or outside the County?
  • In Wayne County 509
  • Outside Wayne County 80
  • Total 589
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(Sub-question of #4.)

Surrounding Counties:

Wilson 6

Lenoir 9

Johnston 8

Greene 8

Duplin 8

Sampson 2

Wake 3

Pitt 10

Other Counties:

Nash 2

Cumberland 5

Durham 2

New Hanover 3

Craven 1

Total 67

  • In the past 2 years, have you been a patient in a hospital?
  • Yes 173
  • No 427
  • Total 600
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(Sub-question of #5.)

Wayne Memorial 113

Pitt County Memorial 22

Wake Med 11

Other Hospitals 23

Total 169

  • How are most of your healthcare expenses paid? Is it through a traditional health insurance plan, a government plan such as Medicare or Medicaid, or do you pay for it yourself?
  • Traditional Insurance 268
  • HMO/PSO/PPO 166
  • Medicare 48
  • Medicaid 23
  • CHAMPUS/Veteran’s benefits 30
  • Self-payment/no insurance 55
  • Don’t know/Not sure 10
  • Total 600
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7. About how long has it been since you last visited a dentist for a routine checkup?

1-12 months ago 405

1-2 years ago 78

2-5 years ago 61

5 or more years ago 51

Never been to a dentist 2

Don’t know/Not sure 6

Total 603

  • When you need to go to the doctor, a clinic, or pharmacy, do you usually…?
  • Drive yourself 560
  • Have friends or relatives drive you 35
  • Walk 2
  • Take a taxi 0
  • Ride a bus 5
  • Other 1
  • Total 603
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During the past five years, have you been tested for any of the following?

  • Cholesterol 507
  • Blood Pressure 548
  • Diabetes 474
  • Heart problems 385
  • STDs 312
  • HIV/AIDS 310
  • Lung cancer 252
  • Tuberculosis 309
  • Alcoholism 232
  • Cervical cancer 365
  • Total 577

This chart elaborates on the above testing question to show the number of “problems” that were discovered from testing.

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10. If your blood pressure if high, what measure are you currently taking to lower your blood pressure?

Medication 166

Diet changes 78

Exercise 91

None 152

Total 353

11. If you cholesterol is high, what measures are you currently taking to lower your blood cholesterol?

Medication 115

Diet changes 106

Exercise 93

None 170

Total 366

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How often do you use seat belts when you drive or ride in a motor vehicle?

  • Always 556
  • Nearly always 32
  • Sometimes 10
  • Seldom 5
  • Never 5
  • Total 608
  • WOMEN ONLY: A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast to look for cancer. How long has it been since you had your last mammogram?
  • 1-12 months ago 184
  • 1-2 years ago 45
  • 2-3 years ago 25
  • 3-5 yeas ago 15
  • 5 or more years ago 25
  • Never had a mammogram 134
  • Total 428
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Has a member of your household ever become pregnant or fathered a baby before they were 18 years old?

  • Yes 81
  • No 505
  • Total 586
  • If you had a teenager who was sexually active, would you encourage him or her to use a condom?
  • Yes 532
  • No 26
  • Total 558
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Overall, when you think about the foods you eat, would you say your diet is high, medium, or low in fat?

  • High 71
  • Medium 402
  • Low 122
  • Total 595
  • Have you had two or more years in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days, even if you felt okay sometimes?
  • Yes 198
  • No 394
  • Total 592
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18. On a typical day, would you say your stress level is:

High 89

Moderate 356

Low 149

Total 594

  • Are you now trying to lose weight?
  • Yes 365
  • No 222
  • Total 587
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On a scale of 1 to 10, how good of an education do you believe your children are receiving? (please circle a number with 1 being the highest and 10 being the lowest)

  • 57
  • 48
  • 46
  • 24
  • 56
  • 37
  • 46
  • 54
  • 42
  • 10 34
  • Total 444
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, how safe do you believe your children are at school? (please circle a number with 1 being the highest and 10 being the lowest)
  • 1 35
  • 2 44
  • 46
  • 36
  • 69
  • 39
  • 54
  • 66
  • 19
  • 10 31
  • Total 439
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22. Do you believe there are enough parks and recreational facilities in Wayne County?

Yes 194

No 382

Total 576

  • About how long has it been since YOUR CHILD visited a dentist for a routine check up?
  • 1-6 months ago 204
  • 7-12 months ago 46
  • 1-2 years ago 33
  • 2-5 years ago 13
  • 5 or more years ago 7
  • Never been to a dentist 32
  • Total 335
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About how long has it been since YOUR CHILD last visited a doctor for a routine check up?

  • 1-6 months ago 184
  • 7-12 months ago 79
  • 1-2 years ago 47
  • 2-5 years ago 12
  • 5 or more years ago 4
  • Never been to a doctor 4
  • Total 330
  • How often does YOUR CHILD wear a child restraint or seat belt when riding in a car?
  • Always 300
  • Nearly always 19
  • Sometimes 3
  • Seldom 0
  • Never 4
  • Total 326
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On most days, how many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat?

  • Zero 16
  • One 122
  • Two 176
  • Three to Five 226
  • Six or more 27
  • Total 564
  • Generally speaking, do you read food labels to help you make decisions about what foods to buy?
  • Yes 379
  • No 211
  • Total 590
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28. In the past week, approximately how many times did you eat “fast food” (McDonald’s Taco Bell, Hardees, etc.)?

Zero 128

One to two times 288

Three to five times 241

Six or more times 26

Total 594

  • During the past month, on how many days did you drink alcoholic beverages such as beer wine, wine coolers, or liquor?
  • Zero 381
  • One to five 141
  • Six to Ten 35
  • Eleven to Twenty 12
  • Twenty-one or more 10
  • Total 579
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30. On days you drink alcoholic beverages, how many do you usually drink?

One to two 186

Three to four 39

Five to six 13

Seven to Ten 3

I do not drink 310

Total 554

31. After how many drinks do you not drive a motor vehicle?

None 201

One to two 161

Three to five 13

Six or more 1

Total 376

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32. Do you currently…?

Smoke cigarettes 114

Use smokeless tobacco 6

Smoke cigars 7

Smoke a pipe 0

I do not smoke 466

Total 587

33. Would you like to quit smoking?

Yes 96

No 38

Total 134

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Do you other members of your household smoke?

  • Yes 141
  • No 398
  • Total 539

35. How many times a week do you usually exercise (brisk walking, jogging, biking, tennis, etc.) for at least 20 minutes?

Zero 131

One to two 143

Three to five 208

Six or more 63

Total 545

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What is the main reason why you or someone in your household cannot get or follow the medical care you need?

  • No new patients 28Trouble knowing where to go 31
  • Don’t accept my insurance 31 Finding available parking 21
  • Don’t accept Medicaid 19 Understanding what Dr. says 22
  • Don’t accept Medicare 15 Wait too long to book appt. 24
  • My age 20 Too busy 23
  • It was too expensive 93 Lack of respect for my culture 19
  • Lack of transportation 22 No one to come with me 20
  • No child care while getting care 18 Too far away 20
  • Cannot get time off work 26 Hours not convenient 26
  • Feel ashamed about health problem 21 Can’t find a Doctor I like 27
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In the past 5 years, have you or anyone in your household ever witnessed or known of any kind of physical or sexual abuse within your home?

  • Yes 17
  • No 581
  • Total 598
  • After 5 pm, where do you usually receive non-urgent medical care?
  • The emergency room 170
  • Urgent care center 184
  • Doctor’s office 18
  • Usually wait until morning 194
  • Other 12
  • Total 578
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In meeting your basic housing, nutrition, and healthcare needs are you…? (check all that apply)

  • Comfortable in meeting these needs 396
  • Always struggling to meet these needs 118
  • Choosing between filling on of those needs and not others 78
  • Using credit to meet these needs 37
  • Total 583
  • Sexuality education for high school students in the public schools should include…(check all that apply)
  • Skills for dating 371
  • Expected body changes 445
  • Birth Control 455
  • STDs & HIV/AIDS 504
  • Abstinence 516
  • Skills for refusing sex 497
  • Pregnancy 443
  • Total 567
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At what grade level do you think children should begin receiving education about HIV and AIDS?

  • K-4th 79
  • 5th-8th 296
  • High school 68
  • None 3
  • After high school 1
  • Total 447
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Demographics of Survey Respondents

  • What is your age?
  • 18 and under 15
  • 19-24 34
  • 25-34 105
  • 35-44 111
  • 45-54 148
  • 55-64 112
  • 65 and older 43
  • Total 568
  • What is your gender?
  • Male 172
  • Female 416
  • Total 588
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What is your marital status?

  • Married 378
  • Divorced 73
  • Widowed 15
  • Separated 26
  • Never been married 90
  • A member of an unmarried couple 14
  • Total 592
  • How many people are in your household?
  • One 65
  • Two 215
  • Three to Five 271
  • Six or more 14
  • Total 580
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What is your race/ethnic group?

  • White Caucasian 413
  • Black/African American 136
  • Hispanic 28
  • Native American 4
  • Asian American 2
  • Other 6
  • Total 589
  • What is the highest grade or year of school you have completed?
  • None/K5 1
  • 1st-8th 8
  • 9th-11th 24
  • 12th or GED 114
  • Tech./business 71
  • Some college 181
  • College graduate 134
  • Postgraduate degree 56
  • Total 589
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49. Do you receive assistance from…?

Food stamps 27

WIC 14

Medicaid 44

SSI 10

Rental Asst./Section 8 1

Prescription Drug assistance 6

Other 8

Total 72

  • What is your current employment status?
  • Employed for wages 442
  • Self-employed 26
  • Out of work for > 1 year 10
  • Out of work for < 1 year 4
  • Homemaker 25
  • Student 21
  • Retired 66
  • Unable to work 18
  • Total 584
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In the past year, approximately how many days have you missed work due to personal illness?

  • Zero 165
  • One to five 250
  • Six to ten 40
  • Eleven to fifteen 9
  • Sixteen or more 20
  • Total 484
  • What is your annual household income level?
  • Under $15,000 54
  • $15,000-$24,999 48
  • $25,000-$39,999 124
  • $40,000-$59,999 125
  • $60,000-$74,999 76
  • $75,000-$89,999 48
  • Over $90,000 68
  • Total 543
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Community

Opinion

Survey

Health Concerns of Wayne County

53. Listed below are health concerns that can affect many communities. Please check those that you are MOST concerned about in Wayne County.

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Listed below are some behaviors that may cause poor health. Please check the TOP THREE BEHAVIORS that you think keep people in Wayne County from being healthy.

  • #1- Alcohol Abuse 234
  • #2 Lack of exercise 233
  • #3 Poor eating habits 221
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What specific things do you think can be done to improve health in Wayne County?

  • More places to walk or exercise 305
  • Being able to see a doctor 222
  • Increasing public transportation 144
  • More education regarding how to be healthy 278
  • More affordable medicines 360
  • Other 77
  • Total 511
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What is your zip code?

  • 191
  • 27534 107
  • 39
  • 46
  • 28365 39
  • 12
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 28501 2

28504 2

Other 16

Total 440