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Statistics on behavioural risk factors

The Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is set up by the Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch, Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health. It contains information on health-related behaviours of the Hong Kong adult population collected through a series of telephone surveys conducted systematically and periodically. It is envisaged that the information will be useful for monitoring the trend of health-related behaviours, which is important for identifying emerging health issues and for planning, supporting and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programmes.

One to two surveys will be conducted each year under the BRFSS. In each survey, at least 2 000 randomly selected land-based, non-institutionalized persons aged 18 to 64 years are sampled. The eligible respondents are telephone-interviewed for about 15 minutes on their health-related lifestyle and behaviours. Each survey includes a core set of questions and other questions on specific topics of interest. During analysis, weighting is applied to age and gender in order to make the findings more representative of the general population.

The first survey was conducted in October 2004.
 

Statistics

Health Status
    Body Mass Index (BMI) distribution (adult Europeans) : 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2011(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)
    Body Mass Index (BMI) distribution (Chinese adults in Hong Kong) : 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2011(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)

Weight Control
    Weight control: 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2012(Apr)

Physical Activity
    Vigorous Physical activity: 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)
    Moderate Physical activity: 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)
    Walking: 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)
    Level of physical activity: 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)
    Level of physical activity by WHO recommendations: 2010(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)
    Leisure-time exercise: 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2011(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)

Eating Habits
    Fruit consumption: 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)
    Vegetable consumption: 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)
    Consumption of five servings of fruit and vegetables per day: 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)
    Consumption of grains or cereals: 2007(Apr) 2013(Apr)
    Consumption of meat: 2007(Apr) 2009(Apr)
    Consumption of processed meat: 2009(Apr)
    Consumption of eggs: 2007(Apr) 2013(Apr) 
    Consumption of dairy products: 2007(Apr) 2013(Apr)
    Consumption of soybean curb or soybean milk: 2007(Apr)
    Intake of fluids: 2007(Apr)
    Eating out for breakfast: 2005(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2015(Apr) 
    Eating out for lunch: 2005(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2015(Apr)
    Eating out for dinner: 2005(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2015(Apr)

Drinking Pattern
    Alcohol consumption: 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2011(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)

    Binge drinking: 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2011(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)

Smoking Pattern
    Cigarette smoking: 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2011(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)

Preventive Services Practices
    Cervical screening: 2004(Oct) 2005(Apr) 2005(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2007(Apr) 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2010(Apr) 2012(Apr) 2014(Apr)
    Influenza vaccination: 2005(Apr) 2007(Apr)

Food Handling Practices
    Food washing: 2004(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2015(Apr)
    Raw and cooked food storage: 2004(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2015(Apr) 
    Cooking/reheating food: 2004(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2015(Apr)
    Hand washing: 2004(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2015(Apr)


Oral Health Practices
    Teeth-brushing habit: 2004(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2010(Apr)
    Use of dental floss: 2004(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2010(Apr)
    Dental checkup: 2006(Apr) 2010(Apr)

Road Safety Practices
    Speed driving: 2004(Oct) 2005(Oct)
    Drink driving: 2004(Oct) 2005(Oct)
    Use of seatbelt: 2004(Oct) 2005(Oct)
    Jay-walking: 2004(Oct) 2005(Oct) 2013(Apr)

Stress Management
    Stress coping method: 2004(Oct) 2006(Apr) 2011(Apr) 2014(Apr)

Mask Wearing Habit
    Mask wearing: 2005(Apr)

Leisure-time Activity
    Television watching (weekdays): 2008(Apr)
    Television watching (weekends): 2008(Apr)
    Internet surfing (weekdays): 2008(Apr)
    Internet surfing (weekends): 2008(Apr) 

Sleeping Habit
    Sleeping hours: 2008(Apr) 2009(Apr) 2011(Apr)

 

 

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