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State Summary: Utah, 2015 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Utah, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low rate of cancer deaths
  • Low prevalence of diabetes
  • Low immunization coverage among adolescents
  • High rate of drug deaths
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 18% from 20.6% to 16.8% of adults.
  • In the past year, children in poverty increased 30% from 9.2% to 12.0% of children.
  • In the past 2 years, drug deaths increased 19% from 18.4 to 21.9 per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 2 years, disparity in health status by education level decreased 16% from 34.1% to 28.7%.
  • In the past 20 years, low birthweight increased 25% from 5.6% to 7.0% of live births.
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*Negative value denotes below US average; positive value denotes above US average. **Difference in the percentage of adults aged 25 and older with vs. without a high school education who report their health is very good or excellent.

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