Wellness Survey Results

Surveys were distributed through church bulletins on 2 Sundays in March & April 2013.
People were asked to fill out surveys anonymously and return in collection baskets.

50 surveys were completed
Age of survey respondents:
18-39 years old: 6
40-59 years old: 17
60-79 years old: 24
80+ years old: 3

80% (40 of 50) of surveys completed by females
30% (15 of 50) of respondents identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered
50% (25 of 50) of respondents feel their health is good
14% (7 of 50) of respondents feel their health is excellent
5 respondents said they are providing care for another adult
18 respondents said they are taking care of children

Major health issues facing our congregation
46% (23 of 50) report high blood pressure
38% (19 of 50) report weight issues
32% (16 of 50) report depression
30% (15 of 50) report arthritis
14% (7 of 50) report cancer

Health topics of greatest interest for health ministry activities
38% are interested in healthy eating & nutrition
32% are interested in weight loss
30% are interested in CPR classes
28% are interested in topics related to aging
24% are interested in stress management
20% are interested in topics related to women’s health
20% are interested in Advanced Directives

Other notes about survey results:
• Health topics of interest by LGBT respondents matched exactly the topics indicated by those respondents presumed straight
• 9 respondents did not mark any health topics of interest
• Only 1 respondent felt their health was “poor” (options were: excellent, good, fair and poor)
• All 10 male respondents feel their health is good or excellent
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20% are interested in topics related to women’s health
20% are interested in Advanced Directives

Other notes about survey results:
• Health topics of interest by LGBT respondents matched exactly the topics indicated by those respondents presumed straight
• 9 respondents did not mark any health topics of interest
• Only 1 respondent felt their health was “poor” (options were: excellent, good, fair and poor)
• All 10 male respondents feel their health is good or excellent

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