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Chronic Disease Data

Tracking Chronic Disease in Oregon

The Oregon Public Health Division reports chronic disease information to help guide Oregon’s efforts to control or prevent chronic diseases and reduce disparities among populations most affected by these diseases.

Chronic disease data listed below include the most recent information available for the focus area or topic.

  • Any of these documents can be provided upon request in an alternate format for individuals with disabilities or in a language other than English for people with limited English skills. To request a publication in another format or language, contact Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention at 971-673-0984, 971-673-0372 for TTY, or email at hpcdp.surveillance@state.or.us.

The Public Health Division works to prevent chronic disease with a comprehensive, community-wide approach to help people eat better, move more, live tobacco free, and take care of themselves. This means achieving better health, better care, and lower health care costs for all Oregonians.

The publications found here highlight chronic disease prevention efforts across Oregon.


5-Year Strategic Plan: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, 2012-2017 (pdf)
The 5-year strategic plan tackles chronic disease prevention with a comprehensive, community-wide approach to help people eat better, move more, live tobacco free, and take care of themselves. This means achieving better health, better care, and lower health care costs for all Oregonians.


Healthy Places, Healthy People: A Framework for Oregon (pdf)
HPCDP's 2020 vision, mission, and framework focus on best practices for promoting and supporting optimal health for all Oregonians.


HPCDP Framework and Best Practices Report, December 2008 (pdf)
A companion document to the Healthy Places, Healthy People visual framework, this report is intended to further define the one page depiction of the framework. This report can help communities, organizations, state agencies, advocates and leaders see where and how they fit and contribute to the larger vision of a healthy Oregon.


Healthy Communities: Building Capacity Based on Local Tobacco Control Efforts, 2008-2011 (pdf)
This report describes the process for developing the Healthy Communities: Building Capacity program conducted in Oregon from 2008 through 2011, and the results of the capacity-building phase


Healthy Communities Success Stories (video)
In this collection of short interviews, county and tribal program managers from across Oregon share success stories about creating healthier communities.


HB3486 Diabetes Strategic Plan (pdf)
Strategic plan to slow the rate of diabetes in Oregon. A report to the 2009 Oregon Legislature from the HB 3486 Advisory Committee.


Healthy Aging in Oregon Counties
This 2009 report provides an overview of issues impacting the health of older Oregonians, and to help aging, public health, and other community organizations develop effective strategies to help older Oregonians age safely, remaining healthy and independent as long as possible.

There are 36 counties in Oregon that comprise 34 local public health authorities. The community-wide work of these authorities spans the state’s more than 98,000 square miles to affect the health of nearly 4 million Oregonians. Together with the state public health division and regional partners, the goal of these authorities is to reduce the burden of chronic disease by making it easier for all Oregonians to eat better, move more and live tobacco free wherever the live, work, play and learn.


Adults by County, 2012-2015

A new statistical method was used to produce estimates of adult health in Oregon counties starting with the 2010-2013 county dataset. Because of this change, please do not compare any county BRFSS information you have from prior to the 2010-2013 adult county data to newer. More information on this change can be found here.

Chronic diseases: Includes arthritis, asthma, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, depression, diabetes, cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Percent of adults with chronic diseases

Number of adults with chronic diseases

Health risk and protective factors: Includes obesity, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, reducing salt intake, fruit and vegetable consumption, and physical activity

Percent of adults with health risk and protective factors

Number of adults with health risk and protective factors

Health screenings: Includes blood sugar test, cholesterol checks, Pap tests, mammograms, and colorectal cancer screenings.

Percent of adults with health screenings

Number of adults with health screenings

Tobacco use and related topics: Includes cigarette smoking, smokeless tobacco use, quit attempts, and smoking rules in the home and family car.

Percent of adults who use tobacco and other tobacco related topics

Number of adults who use tobacco and other tobacco related topics


Youth by County, 2017

Alcohol: Includes general alcohol use, other substances, preferred type, retail environment and sources of alcohol.

8th grade

11th grade

Marijuana: Includes general marijuana use, other drug use, method of use and advertisement exposure.

8th grade

11th grade

Nutrition, physical activity, and weight status: Includes consumption of daily breakfast, fruits and vegetables, milk, sodas, or other sugary drinks; physical activity and physical education; screen time, and weight status.

8th grade

11th grade

Tobacco use and related topics: Includes overall tobacco use, cigarette smoking, smokeless tobacco use, hookah smoking, quit attempts, sources of tobacco products, and asthma.

8th grade

11th grade


Cancer Registry Data, 2010-2014

Includes new cases and deaths among Oregonians from all cancers, colorectal cancer, female breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma of the skin cancer, and prostate cancer.

All cancers

Colorectal cancer

Female breast cancer

Lung cancer

Melanoma of the skin cancer

Prostate cancer


Hospitalizations by County 2016

Includes chronic disease hospitalization rates by county for the year 2016.

Chronic disease hospitalizations

There are over 3 million adults in Oregon, and a rapidly growing portion are over the age of 65, making chronic disease prevention a vital part of the Public Health Division's work. In addition to age, other factors interact in complicated ways to influence a population's health including race and ethnicity, education, and income. Oregon adults are predominantly non-Latino white, however that is rapidly changing. In addition, one out of five adults either live in poverty or have less than a high school education.

See Oregon County Data (above) for adult county level data.


Oregon Adults in 2016

Population characteristics
Includes selected demographic information such as education, employment status, household income, and health insurance coverage

Chronic diseases
Includes arthritis, asthma, cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and disability status

Health risk and protective factors
Includes health status, obesity, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, eating meals away from home, and influenza immunization

Health screenings
Includes blood sugar tests, Pap tests, clinical breast exams, mammograms, blood stool tests, and colorectal cancer screenings

Tobacco use and related topics
Includes overall tobacco use, cigarette smoking, smokeless tobacco use, hookah smoking, electronic cigarette use, quit attempts, secondhand smoke exposure, and health care provider advice


Oregon Adults Over Time 2010-2016

Population characteristics
Includes selected demographic information such as education, employment status, household income, and health insurance coverage

Chronic diseases
Includes arthritis, asthma, cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and disability status

Health risk and protective factors
Includes health status, obesity, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, eating meals away from home, and influenza immunization

Health screenings
Includes blood sugar tests, Pap tests, clinical breast exams, mammograms, blood stool tests, and colorectal cancer screenings

Tobacco use and related topics
Includes overall tobacco use, cigarette smoking, smokeless tobacco use, hookah smoking, quit attempts, secondhand smoke exposure, and health care provider advice


Oregon Adults by Race and Ethnicity 2010-2011

Population characteristics
Includes selected demographic information such as education, employment status, household income, and health insurance coverage

Chronic diseases
Includes arthritis, asthma, cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and disability status

Health risk and protective factors
Includes health status, obesity, physical activity, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, fruit and vegetable consumption, and influenza immunization

Health screenings
Includes cholesterol checks, Pap tests, mammograms, blood stool tests, and colorectal cancer screenings

Tobacco use and related topics
Includes cigarette smoking, smokeless tobacco use, quit attempts, secondhand smoke exposure, and health care provider advice

There are over 860,000 youth in Oregon, and the public health division is working to make communities a healthy and safe place in which to grow. Although most chronic diseases develop later in life, youth practice health behaviors that put them at increased risk for future chronic disease. Creating places that promote physical activity and healthy eating, limit access to unhealthy foods, and reduce exposure to tobacco use are the key to healthy and happy Oregon youth.

See Oregon County Data (above) for youth county level data.


Oregon Youths in 2017

Alcohol use and related topics
Includes general alcohol use, other substances, preferred type, retail environment and sources of alcohol.

Marijuana use and other drug use and related topics
Includes general marijuana use, other drug use, method of use and advertisement exposure

Nutrition, physical activity, and weight status
Includes consumption of daily breakfast, fruits and vegetables, milk, sodas, or other sugary drinks; physical activity and physical education; screen time, and weight status.

Perceived harm and disapproval of substance use and ease of access
Includes perceived risk of harm for substances, parental and peer disapproval and ease of access for substances

Tobacco use and related topics
Includes overall tobacco use, cigarette smoking, smokeless tobacco use, hookah smoking, quit attempts, sources of tobacco products, and asthma.


Oregon Youths by Race and Ethnicity 2017

Alcohol use and related topics
Includes general alcohol use, other substances, preferred type, retail environment and sources of alcohol.

Marijuana use and other drug use and related topics
Includes general marijuana use, other drug use, method of use and advertisement exposure

Nutrition, physical activity, and weight status
Includes consumption of daily breakfast, fruits and vegetables, milk, sodas, or other sugary drinks; physical activity and physical education; screen time, and weight status.

Tobacco use and related topics
Includes overall tobacco use, cigarette smoking, smokeless tobacco use, hookah smoking, quit attempts, sources of tobacco products, and asthma.

Cancer is a common disease that has no single cause or simple cure. The lifetime risk of developing or dying from cancer is one out of three in the United States. In Oregon, approximately 20,000 people are newly diagnosed annually with an invasive cancer. As a state, Oregon address cancer through a variety of approaches that include cancer prevention, early detection and survivorship.

Counts reported in the below tables include a "total" that may not add up to the male and female combined counts as there are other gender categories included. In addition, all the cancer sites reported include cancers that have spread beyond the layer of tissue of origin (i.e., invasive cancers) except for the urinary bladder, which includes both cancers confined to the original site (in situ) and those that spread beyond (invasive).

See Oregon County Data (above) for county level data.


Annual Diagnoses and Deaths 2010-2014

New cancer diagnoses
Includes new cancer diagnosis rates and counts for the most common cancers, screenable cancers, and selected rare cancers with environmental concerns. This includes breast, lung and bronchus, prostate, colorectal, melanoma of the skin and other cancers.

Cancer deaths
Includes the death rates and counts for the most common cancers, screenable cancers, and selected rare cancers with environmental concerns.


New Diagnoses and Deaths by Race and Ethnicity 2010-2014

New cancer diagnoses and deaths by race
Includes new cancer diagnosis rates and counts for the most common cancers. This includes breast, lung and bronchus, prostate, colorectal and melanoma of the skin.

New cancer diagnoses and deaths by ethnicity
Includes the death rates and counts for the most common cancers.

Annually, there are over 350,000 hospitalizations in Oregon for health issues ranging from injuries to complications from chronic diseases. Hospitalizations are traumatic for the hospitalized individual, expensive, and often, avoidable.

See Oregon County Data (above) for county level hospitalization data.


Hospitalizations

Chronic disease hospitalizations 2016
Includes chronic disease hospitalization rates, numbers of hospitalizations, and numbers of Oregonians hospitalized

Chronic disease hospitalizations by race and ethnicity 2016
Includes chronic disease hospitalization rates and the number of Oregonians hospitalized by race and ethnicity

Cost of Hospitalizations in 2016

Annually, there are over 350,000 hospitalizations in Oregon for health issues ranging from injuries to complications from chronic diseases. Hospitalizations are traumatic for the hospitalized individual, expensive, and often, avoidable. 
 

Cost of Hospitalizations


Overall Cost of Chronic Diseases in 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided the Chronic Disease Cost Calculator (version 2) to states to estimate medical costs of treatment for chronic diseases.

See Oregon cost estimates for 2010

DISCLAIMER The Overall Cost of Chronic Diseases estimates are projections based on information from 2008. Changes in Oregon’s health care system are not reflected. Estimates may account for more than one disease and payer type, and therefore, cannot be summed. Hypertension and diabetes are risk factors for other diseases included in the table; therefore, medical treatment cost estimates for hypertension and diabetes are likely underestimated. For more information about the CDC Chronic Disease Cost Calculator see https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/calculator.

 

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