The results from the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) have been added to Hawaii-IBIS. The BRFSS is an annual land line and cell phone telephone survey of Hawaii adults which is weighted to represent the resident population.
In addition to our existing indicators, we have expanded the number of indicators available under Care-Giving, Prescription Medication, Cognitive Decline and Disability. Plus, we have a whole new section on Demographics. Here are some highlights. Use the hyperlinks to create your own queries for each indicator!
- 8.6% of adults, aged 45+, report experiencing increased confusion or memory loss in the past 12 months, but only 33.0% have discussed the issue with a health care professional.
- In the past 30 days, 17.3% of adults (19.9% of women and 14.8% of men), report providing regular care or assistance to a friend or family member who has a health problem or disability. Parents and parents-in-law were the most frequent recipients of care, 42.0%. While 56.8% of caregivers reported providing care for up to 8 hours per week, 27.3% had been providing care for more than 5 years.
- 54.6% of adults are currently taking at least one prescription medication and 11.7% are taking 5 or more prescription medications. Women were significantly more likely to report prescription medication use than men (60.5% vs 48.8%)
- 21.6% of adults reported having at least one disability with higher prevalence among those 75+ years (48.4%), 65-74 years (30.1%) and Native Hawaiians (31.0%).
Use Hawaii-IBIS to explore more of the results. You can filter by year, geography, age, sex, and 10 other demographic characteristics and display and group results by two different dimensions.