1995-1998 Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Local Health District Report

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Title 1995-1998 Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Local Health District Report
Creator Utah Office of Public Health Assessment; Utah Bureau of Health Education; Utah Bureau of Chronic Disease
Subject Lifestyle; Activities of Daily Living; Alcohol Drinking; Body Mass Index; Community Health Planning; Diet; Exercise; Food Habits; Fruit; Health Behavior; Health Education; Health Planning; Health Policy; Health Promotion; Health Status Indicators; Life Style; Mass Screening; Nutrition; Nutrition Policy; Obesity; Epidemiology; Preventive Health Services; Preventive Medicine; Public Health; Risk Factors; Risk Reduction Behavior; Small-Area Analysis; Smoking; Vegetables
Description Overall, the Utah population is relatively young and healthy. Its death rate is much lower than that for the U.S. (all cause deaths), and it has especially low rates of death for lung cancer and heart disease. These low rates are at least partially attributable to Utah's healthy lifestyles, such as low smoking rates and high rates of participation in physical activity. Utah is able to assess the prevalence of behavioral and lifestyle risk factors for disease using the CDC-sponsored Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) telephone survey. From this ongoing survey, we also know that Utahns have relatively good insurance coverage and low rates of obesity compared with other states in the U.S. There is room for improvement, however. Utahns report only average physical and mental health (# days health not good), average consumption of fruits and vegetables, and our utilization of mammography and pap smear is lower than the U.S. median. The BRFSS produces local health district estimates every 3 years for most survey items. All BRFSS data are collected from adults, and are weighted to be representative of the adult population in the state and in each of Utah's 12 local health districts.
Publisher University of Utah
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Resource Identifier Bib 102916
Source http://health.utah.gov/opha/publications/brfss/LHD98/brfsslhd.html
Language eng
Relation Online Public Health Library (OPHL)
Rights Management Utah Department of Health
Contributing Institution Utah Department of Health
Metadata Cataloger Valeri Craigle
ARK ark:/87278/s60g3kjp
Setname ehsl_ophl
ID 188116
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60g3kjp