Demographics

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Demographics describe different qualities, real or socially constructed, of people and places. They help us to understand population patterns based on groupings of people by a common characteristic.

Other Interesting Measures

GENDER

  • Male, female, transgender, other. Source: Adaptation of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health data standards, 100MLives Well-being Assessment.

DISABILITY

  • Yes/no to following questions (Source: HHS Office of Minority Health data standards): Are you deaf or do you have serious difficulty hearing?
    • Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses?
    • Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions? (5 years old or older)
    • Do you have serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs? (5 years old or older)
    • Do you have difficulty dressing or bathing? (5 years old or older)
    • Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping? (15 years old or older).

SEXUAL IDENTITY

  • Which of the following best describes you? heterosexual (straight)
    • gay or lesbian
    • bisexual
    • not sure.