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Community Health Survey 2008

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General Physical and Mental Health
Self-reported health status
Frequent mental distress
Serious psychological distress

History of depression
First diagnosis of depression
Treatment for depression

Access to Health Care
Health insurance type
Health insurance coverage
Personal doctor
Saw personal doctor in past year

Weight, Exercise, Nutrition
Overweight and obesity
Exercise in last 30 days
Stair use
Average sugary drink consumption
Water consumption
Fruit/vegetable consumption
Distance to fresh fruits/vegetables
Chronic Conditions
High blood pressure ever
High cholesterol ever
Current cholesterol medication
Regular aspirin use for heart
Diabetes ever

Cancer Screening
Colon cancer screening (colonoscopy)
Breast cancer screening (mammography)
Cervical cancer screening (Pap test)

Cigarette Smoking and Alcohol
Smoking status
Type of smoker
Smoke-free home policy (nonsmokers)
Smoke-free home policy (smokers)
Second-hand smoke at home
Quit attempts
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) use
Prescription anti-smoking medication use
Place of cigarette purchase
Alcohol drinker
Heavy drinking
Binge drinking
Asthma ever
Current asthma

Domestic Violence
Fear of intimate partner
Forced sex ever
Provider asked about relationship conflict

HIV Testing, Sexual Orientation and Behavior
HIV testing
Sexual identity
Number of sex partners
Men who had sex with men
Women who had sex with women
Condom use at last sex

Influenza (flu) vaccination
Pneumonia vaccination

Number of cats
Number of dogs

The Community Health Survey (CHS) includes self-reported data from adults, ages 18 and older.
CHS has included adults with landline phones since 2002 and, starting in 2009, also has included adults who can be reached by cell-phone.
Starting in 2011, CHS weighting methods were updated to use Census 2010 and additional demographic characteristics (methodology report [PDF]).

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†Adjusted to the year 2000 U.S. Standard Population

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