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

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Title Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System : Local Health District Report, 1995-1998
Creator Utah. Division of Community and Family Health Services; Utah. Bureau of Health Education; Utah. Bureau of Chronic Disease; Utah. Center for Health Data; Utah. Office of Public Health Assessment
Subject Drinking of alcoholic beverages; Community health services; Diet; Epidemiology; Food habits; Fruit; Health behavior; Health education; Health planning; Medical policy; Health promotion; Health status indicators; Lifestyles; Medical screening; Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Obesity; Preventive health services; Medicine, Preventive; Public health; Smoking; Statistics; Vegetables; Activities of Daily Living; Alcohol Drinking; Body Mass Index; Community Health Planning; Community Health Services; Diet; Epidemiology; 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; Preventive Health Services; Preventive Medicine; Public Health; Risk Factors; Risk Reduction Behavior; Small-Area Analysis; Smoking; Statistics; Utah; 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 1999-12
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications 467,744 bytes
Resource Identifier brfsslhd.html
Source http://health.utah.gov/opha/publications/brfss/LHD98/brfsslhd.html
Language eng
Relation EHSL Bib# 102916
Coverage 1995-1998
Rights Management Utah Dept. of Health
Contributing Institution Utah Department of Health
Publication Type report
Metadata Cataloger rah
ARK ark:/87278/s6b56k5w
Setname ehsl_ophl
Date Created 2006-07-20
Date Modified 2006-07-20
ID 188418
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b56k5w
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