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2002 BRFSS Survey Results

Alphabetical Topics:  A, C, D, E, F, H, T, W



Please click on one of the two categories below to view the results for each question.

Alcohol Consumption 



Colorectal Cancer Screening


(Due to small sample size ADD data are not listed for the remaining diabetes questions)



Family Planning


  • Are you or your [if female, insert husband/partner; if male, insert wife/partner] doing anything now to keep [if female, insert 'you'; insert 'her' if male] from getting pregnant?  Some things people do to keep from getting pregnant include not having sex at certain times, using birth control methods such as the pill, Norplant, shots or Depo-provera, condoms, diaphragm, foam, IUD, having their tubes tied, or having a vasectomy.
    Statewide Demographic Groups
    Area Development District






Intro:  The next questions are about firearms.  We are asking these in a health survey because of our interest in firearm-related injuries.  Please include weapons such as pistols, shotguns, and rifles; but not BB guns, starter pistols, or guns that cannot fire.  Include those kept in a garage, outdoor storage area, or motor vehicle.




Folic Acid





Fruits and Vegetables



Health Care Access



Health Status


Heart Attack and Stroke


Intro: Now I would like to ask you about your knowledge of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and stroke.  Which of the following do you think is a symptom of a heart attack?  For each, tell me yes, no, or you’re not sure.



Intro: Which of the following do you think is a symptom of a stroke?  For each, tell me yes, no or you’re not sure.













Oral Health




Overweight and Obesity






Physical Activity




Prostate Cancer Screening

  • A digital rectal exam is an exam in which a doctor, nurse, or other health professional places a gloved finger into the rectum to feel the size, shape, and hardness of the prostate gland.  Have you ever had a digital rectal exam?
    Statewide Demographic Groups
    Area Development Districts



Quality of Life - Activity Limitation

  • Because of any impairment or health problem, do you need the help of other persons in handling your routine needs, such as everyday household chores, doing necessary business, shopping, or getting around for other purposes?
    Statewide Demographic Groups
    Area Development Districts 





Tobacco Use




Women’s Health





The Kentucky Department for Public Health wishes to thank Ziya Gizlice, Ph,D. from the North Carolina Division of Public Health, State Center for Health Statistics for providing the programming used to generate the web tables.


Last Updated 8/24/2006