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Community Health Survey 2009

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General Physical and Mental Health
Self-reported health status
Serious psychological distress
Mental health counseling or treatment

History of depression
First diagnosis of depression

Access to Health Care
Health insurance type
Health insurance coverage
Personal doctor
Insured all year
Did not get needed medical care

Weight, Exercise, Nutrition
Overweight and obesity
Exercise in last 30 days
Walk/bike for transportation
Rode bicycle in past year
Average sugary drink consumption
Fruit/vegetable consumption
Water consumption
Chronic Conditions
High blood pressure ever
Blood pressure medication ever
Current blood pressure medication
Diabetes ever

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
Time until first cigarette after waking up
Age began smoking
Alcohol drinker
Heavy drinking
Binge drinking
Asthma ever
Current asthma
Emergency department visits due to asthma

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
Condom use frequency (anal sex)

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

Influenza (flu) vaccination

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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