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Healthy People 2000 Behavioral and Screening Objectives:

Summary of North Carolina BRFSS 1 Data

Healthy People 2000 Objective 2 Yr. 2000 Target (%) Baseline 1990
(%)
Current 1996
(%)
Direction
Overweight (Objective #1.2)
Ages 18 and older 20 or less 24.2 29.1 Increased
Black women ages 18 and older 30 or less 39.4 44.1 Increased
Regular and Sustained Physical Activity (Objective #1.3)
Ages 18 and older 30+ 16.9 13.6 Decreased
Regular and Vigorous Physical Activity (Objective #1.4)
Ages 18 and older 20+ 13.1 9.1 Decreased
No Leisure-time Physical Activity (Objective #1.5)
Ages 18 and older 15 or less 34.2 40.7 Increased
Ages 65 and older 22 or less 48.3 51.3 Increased
Cigarette Smoking 4(Objective #3.4)
Ages 18 and older 15 or less 26.3 25.6 Decreased
Blacks, ages 18 and older 18 or less 27.2 27.6 Increased
Attempts to Quit Smoking (Objective 3.6)
Ages 18 and older 50+ 50.0 5 48.4 Decreased
Safety Belt Use (Objective #9.12)
Ages 18 and older 85+ 73.95 85.99 Objective Met
Had Blood Pressure Taken/Measured (within last 2 years) (Objective 15.3)
Ages 18 and older 90+ 96.05 92.89 Objective Met
but Decreased
Cholesterol Screening (within past five years) (Objective #15.14)
Ages 18 or older 75+ 66.35 65.19 Decreased
Five or More Fruit/Vegetables Eaten Daily (Objective #16.8)
Ages 18 or older 100 18.93 16.5 Decreased
Clinical Breast Exam and Mammogram (ever) (Objective #16.11)
Women ages 40 and older 80+ 62.1 79.2 Increased
Women ages 70 and older 80+ 56.3 73.7 Increased
Black women ages 40 and older 80+ 53.8 75.0 Increased
Low-income6 women ages 40 and older 80+ 50.8 61.8 Increased
Clinical Breast Exam and Mammogram (within past two years) (Objective #16.11)
Women ages 50 and older 60+ 54.8 67.9 Objective Met
Women ages 70 and older 60+ 49.8 59.7 Increased
Black women ages 50 and older 60+ 44.9 68.1 Objective Met
Low-income6 women ages 50 and older 60+ 43.0 50.2 Increased
Pap Smear (ever) (Objective #16.12)
Women ages 18+ with intact uterine cervix 95 94.8 94.3 Decreased
Women ages 70+ with intact uterine cervix 95 81.7 85.2 Increased
Low-income6 women ages 18+ with intact uterine cervix 95 89.4 94.8 Increased
Pap Smear (within past three years) (Objective #16.12)
Women ages 18+ with intact uterine cervix 85+ 86.97 86.0 Objective Met but Decreased
Women ages 70+ with intact uterine cervix 70+ 63.07 66.9 Increased
Low-income6 women ages 18+ with intact uterine cervix 80+ 77.47 78.4 Increased
Proctoscopy (ever) (Objective #16.13)
Ages 50 and older 40 33.88 33.09 Decreased
Influenza Immunization (within past year) (Objective #20.11)
Ages 65 and older 60 50.98 52.29 Increased
Pneumococcal Pneumonia Immunization (ever) (Objective #20.11)
Ages 65 and older 60 26.38 30.79 Increased

  1. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Epidemiology, North Carolina Division of Health Promotion, 6/97

  2. Public Health Service. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objective-full report with commentary. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1991. (Please note that, in some cases, BRFSS definitions of objectives differ slightly from those in Healthy People 2000. See Healthy People 2000 objective definitions below.)

  3. 1994 NC BRFSS data

  4. Respondents reporting ever smoking 100 cigarettes and currently smoking (regularly or irregularly)

  5. 1991 NC BRFSS data

  6. Annual household income < $10,000.

  7. 1993 NC BRFSS data

  8. 1992 NC BRFSS data

  9. 1995 NC BRFSS data

Appendix: Definitions of Selected Healthy People 2000 Objectives

1.2 Reduce overweight to a prevalence of no more than 20 percent among people aged 20 and older and no more than 15 percent among adolescents aged 12 through 19.
1.3 Increase to at least 30 percent the proportion of people aged 6 and older who engage regularly, preferable daily, in light to moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day.
1.4 Increase to at least 20 percent the proportion of people aged 18 and older and to at least 75 percent the proportion of children and adolescents aged 6 through 17 who engaged in vigorous physical activity that promotes the development and maintenance of cardiorespiratory fitness 3 or more days per week for 20 or more minutes per occasion.
1.5 Reduce to no more than 15 percent the proportion of people aged 6 and older who engage in no leisure-time physical activity.
3.4 Reduce cigarette smoking to a prevalence of no more than 15 percent among people aged 20 and older.
3.6 Increase to at least 50% the proportion of cigarette smokers aged 18 and older who stopped smoking cigarettes for at least one day during the preceding year.
9.12 Increase use of occupant protection systems, such as safety belts, inflatable safety restraints, and child safety seats, to at least 85 percent of motor vehicle occupants.
15.13 Increase to at least 90% the proportion of adults who have had their blood pressure measured within the preceeding 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high.
15.14 Increase to at least 75 percent the proportion of adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years.
16.8 Increase complex carbohydrate and fiber-containing foods in the diets of adults to 5 or more daily servings for vegetables (including legumes) and fruits, and to 6 or more daily servings for grain products.
16.11 Increase to at least 80 percent the proportion of women aged 40 and older who have ever received a clinical breast examination and a mammogram, and to at least 60 percent those aged 50 and older who have received them within the preceding 1 to 2 years.
16.12 Increase to at least 95 percent the proportion of women aged 18 and older with uterine cervix who have ever received a Pap test, and to at least 85 percent those who receive a Pap test within the preceding 1 to 3 years.
16.13 Increase to at least 50 percent the proportion of people aged 50 and older who have received fecal occult blood testing within the preceding 1 to 2 years, and to at least 40 percent those who have ever received proctosigmoidoscopy.
20.11 Increase immunization levels as follows: Pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza immunization among uninstitutionalized, high-risk populations, as defined by the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee: at least 60 percent.