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Utah - 2013

Overall
Ranking

6

  • Outcomes Rank 3
  • Determinants Rank 6
  • Overall Rank 6
  • Diabetes Rank 2
  • Smoking Rank 1
  • Obesity Rank 6
UT Obesity (1990-2013) see more
  • Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
  • Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)

Strengths:

  • Low prevalences of smoking & binge drinking
  • Low prevalences of physical inactivity, obesity, & diabetes
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations

 

Challenges:

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • High incidence of pertussis infections
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians

 

Highlights:

  • Utah has the lowest smoking rate in the nation at 10.6 percent of the adult population; however, more than 190,000 adults still smoke.
  • In the past year, the rate of drug deaths decreased 16 percent from 21.4 to 18.4 deaths per 100,000.
  • Utah has one of the lowest rates of physical inactivity in the nation at 16.5 percent of the adult population; however, more than 300,000 adults are still physically inactive.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations by decreased 29 percent from 47.8 to 37.2 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of diabetes increased from 6.7 percent to 7.2 percent of the adult population; more than 130,000 adults in Utah have diabetes.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths dropped by 27.5 percent from 267.6 to 209.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In Utah, 56.7 percent of adults aged 25 years and older with at least a high school education report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 22.6 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 34.1 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.health.utah.gov

Utah - 2013

Overall
Ranking

6

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