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Utah - 2011

Overall
Ranking

5

  • Outcomes Rank 6
  • Determinants Rank 6
  • Overall Rank 5
  • Diabetes Rank 3
  • Smoking Rank 1
  • Obesity Rank 2
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 rate of cancer deaths
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • Lower prevalences of smoking, binge drinking and obesity than other states

 

Challenges:

  • Limited availability of primary care physicians
  • Low immunization coverage

 

Highlights:

  • In the past five years, diabetes increased from 5.5 percent to 6.5 percent of adults. Now 184,000 Utah adults have diabetes.
  • In the past ten years, obesity increased from 19.1 percent to 23.0 percent of adults, with 651,000 obese adults in the state.
  • In the past year, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 39.9 to 36.7 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • While smoking decreased from 12.9 percent to 9.1 percent of adults in the last ten years, 258,000 adults still smoke in Utah.

 

Disparities:

  • In Utah, smoking is more prevalent among Hispanics at 12.2 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 9.1 percent. Obesity is more prevalent among Hispanics at 27.4 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 23.0 percent.

 

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

Utah - 2011

Overall
Ranking

5

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