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Hot off the press! The BRFSS 2016 data are on Hawaii-IBIS!

Check out most recent data from the Hawaii Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).  Learn the latest about health-related behaviors, conditions, and the use of preventive services among Hawaii’s adults on the Hawaii Indicator-Based Information System (Hawaii-IBIS), the data tool that puts the power in your hands!

Here are some of the latest findings from the 2016 BRFSS:

Almost 80% of women aged 50 years or older had a mammogram in the previous two years.  Mammograms are important for the early detection of breast cancer.  Recommendations for the age to start getting mammograms vary, but women aged 50 years and older should be getting one every two years.

The proportion of adults who smoke cigarettes continues to decline, from almost 17% in 2011 to 13% in 2016.  This is more than a 20% decrease in five years!  However, certain subsets of the population continue to smoke at high rates.  Almost 19% of Native Hawaiian males are current cigarette smokers.

Almost 10% of the population on the neighbor islands reported that, in the past year, they did not go to a doctor when they needed to because of the cost.  Access to affordable health care is essential for maintaining good health and preventing disease.

Adults living on Oahu are less likely to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night compared to residents of the neighbor islands.  Getting adequate sleep is an essential component of good health.

Check out Hawaii-IBIS for more results.  For those of you who were used to using the PDF reports on HHDW.org, don’t despair!  In addition to the brief tutorial on the Hawaii-IBIS home page, we offer trainings to learn about the IBIS system and how to use it to find the data you need.  You can request a demonstration here.  Be sure to check out the latest data on our sister site, Hawaii Health Matters!