Oregon Disability Health Data and Statistics

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The Oregon Office on Disability and Health (OODH) analyzes data relating to adult Oregonian with disabilities in order to identify the trends and disparities among this demographic.

OODH utilizes the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System  (BRFSS), which was established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1984. The BRFSS collects information on health conditions, health risks and behaviors and preventive care services among adult residents of the United States. This telephone based survey is conducted at state and local levels by Random Digit Dialing (RDD) of landlines and cell phones. This questionnaire consists of three sections: a core module that is common among all states, state added modules that are specific to states and optional modules.

OODH analyzes BRFSS data (both national and state-specific) each year and organizes it into an Annual Report on the Health of Oregonians with Disabilities [see below]. The annual report compares the data on questions included in the BRFSS questionnaire's core module to reflect the state of health among people with and without disabilities in Oregon in comparison to people with and without disabilities in the United States. Furthermore, data on optional and state modules is compared across years (if the data is available) to understand trends in health among people with and without disabilities.

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