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Complete Health Indicator Report of Overweight or Obese

Definition

The proportion of persons age 18 years and older who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25.0 kg/m^2^ calculated from self-reported weight and height.

Numerator

The number of respondents age 18 years and older who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25.0 kg/m^2^ calculated from self-reported weight and height.

Denominator

The number of respondents age 18 years and older for whom BMI can be calculated from their self-reported weight and height (excludes unknowns or refusals for weight and height).

Data Interpretation Issues

Respondents tend to overestimate their height and underestimate their weight leading to underestimation of BMI and the prevalence of obesity. To reduce bias and more accurately represent population data, the BRFSS has changed survey methodology. In 2010, it began conducting surveys by cellular phone in addition to landline phones. It also adopted "iterative proportional fitting" (raking) as its weighting method. More details about these changes can be found at: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/opha/resource/brfss/RakingImpact2011.pdf].

Why Is This Important?

Being overweight increases the risk of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, and some cancers. Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Utahns have been gaining weight so rapidly that in 2016 almost two-thirds (61.6%) of all adults were overweight or obese (age-adjusted rate). The obesity epidemic among Utahns threatens to reverse the decades-long progress made in reducing death from chronic disease.

Healthy People Objective NWS-8:

Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight
U.S. Target: 33.9 percent

Other Objectives

Utah's 42 Community Health Indicators [[br]] CSTE Chronic Disease Indicators

How Are We Doing?

The percentage of adults who were overweight or obese increased steadily in Utah and the U.S. in the last decade. In Utah, the percentage of overweight or obese individuals increased from 39.3% in 1989 to 61.6% in 2016. While the sampling method changed for 2011 data, this change was still similarly pronounced in the years immediately prior.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The percentage of overweight or obese Utahns is approaching the percentage of overweight or obese U.S. adults (2016: Utah, 61.6%; U.S., 64.6%).

What Is Being Done?

In 2013, through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Healthy Living through Environment, Policy, and Improved Clinical Care Program (EPICC) was established. EPICC works on Environmental Approaches that Promote Health. EPICC works: In Schools:[[br]] 1) Schools are encouraged to adopt the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program. This framework encourages students to be physically active for 60 minutes a day through school, home and community activities.[[br]] 2) Height and weight trends are being tracked in a sample of elementary students to monitor Utah students.[[br]] 3) Action for Healthy Kids brings partners together to improve nutrition and physical activity environments in Utah's schools by implementing the school-based state plan strategies, working with local school boards to improve or develop policies for nutritious foods in schools. This includes recommendations for healthy vending options. In Worksites:[[br]] 1) The Utah Council for Worksite Health Promotion recognizes businesses that offer employee fitness and health promotion programs.[[br]] 2) EPICC partners with local health departments to encourage worksites to complete the CDC Scorecard and participate in yearly health risk assessment for their employees. EPICC provides toolkits and other resources for employers interested in implementing wellness programs through the [http://choosehealth.utah.gov choosehealth.utah.gov] website: [http://choosehealth.utah.gov/worksites/why-worksite-wellness.php] -- In Communities:[[br]] 1) Local health departments (LHDs) receive federal funding to partner with schools, worksites, and other community based organizations to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables through farmers markets and retail stores. LHDs also work with cities within their jurisdictions to create a built environment that encourages physical activity. In Healthcare:[[br]] 1) EPICC works with health care systems to establish community clinical linkages to support individuals at risk for or diagnosed with diabetes or hypertension to engage in lifestyle change programs such as chronic disease self-management and diabetes prevention programs. In Childcare:[[br]] 1) Nine local health departments statewide have implemented the TOP Star program, which aims to improve the nutrition and physical activity environments and achieve best practice in child care centers and homes.[[br]] 2) EPICC works with state and local partners through the Childcare Obesity Prevention workgroup to implement policy and systems changes in early care and education across agencies statewide.

Evidence-based Practices

The EPICC program promotes evidence based practices collected by the Center TRT. The Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT) bridges the gap between research and practice and supports the efforts of public health practitioners working in nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention by: *Reviewing evidence of public health impact and disseminating population-level interventions *Designing and providing practice-relevant training both in-person and web-based *Addressing social determinants of health and health equity through training and translation efforts *Providing guidance on evaluating policies and programs aimed at impacting healthy eating and physical activity[[br]][[br]] Appropriate evidence based interventions can be found at:[[br]] [http://www.centertrt.org/?p=interventions_interventions_overview]

Available Services

The Utah Department of Health EPICC program's website located at [http://www.choosehealth.utah.gov] Healthier US Schools Challenge--for more information, visit[[br]] [http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/healthierUS/application.html] Action for Healthy Kids Program - for more information, visit [http://www.actionforhealthykids.org] Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice, The Utah Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan 2010-2020. [http://www.choosehealth.utah.gov/documents/pdfs/U-PAN_State_Plan.pdf] NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative at [https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/org/oei] The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight & Obesity at [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44206/]


Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

More Utah men than women were overweight or obese, and this trend was seen across all age groups.

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Health Care System Factors

Health care system factors relate primarily to access to provider care and low reported rates of counseling by health care providers.

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Risk Factors

Genetic or familial factors may increase the risk for being overweight or obese for some people, but anyone whose calorie intake exceeds the number of calories they burn is at risk. Physical activity and a healthy diet are both important for maintaining a healthy weight.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Health Status Outcomes

Utahns have been gaining weight so rapidly that in 2016 almost two-thirds (61.6%) of all adults were overweight or obese (age-adjusted rate). The obesity epidemic among Utahns threatens to reverse the decades-long progress made in reducing death from chronic disease.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Overweight or Obese by Year, Utah and U.S., 1989-2016

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The obesity rate for Utah has been steadily increasing. In 2016, Utah's overweight or obesity rate continued to be lower than the U.S. rate (61.6% vs 64.6%).
BRFSS Utah vs. U.S.YearAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 58
UT Old Methodology198939.3%36.6%41.9%
UT Old Methodology199044.3%41.8%46.8%
UT Old Methodology199143.5%40.9%46.0%
UT Old Methodology199246.2%43.7%48.7%
UT Old Methodology199346.7%44.1%49.4%
UT Old Methodology199447.6%45.0%50.2%
UT Old Methodology199550.3%48.0%52.6%
UT Old Methodology199649.0%46.7%51.4%
UT Old Methodology199749.4%47.1%51.6%
UT Old Methodology199850.2%47.7%52.7%
UT Old Methodology199952.1%49.8%54.5%
UT Old Methodology200054.9%52.5%57.2%
UT Old Methodology200155.4%53.3%57.4%
UT Old Methodology200256.3%54.3%58.3%
UT Old Methodology200356.4%54.4%58.4%
UT Old Methodology200458.4%56.8%60.1%
UT Old Methodology200558.2%56.5%59.8%
UT Old Methodology200657.4%55.7%59.0%
UT Old Methodology200759.5%57.7%61.3%
UT Old Methodology200860.1%58.4%61.8%
UT Old Methodology200959.5%58.2%60.8%
UT Old Methodology201059.7%58.4%60.9%
US Old Methodology198943.7%43.1%44.3%
US Old Methodology199045.4%44.9%46.0%
US Old Methodology199146.8%46.3%47.3%
US Old Methodology199248.4%48.0%48.9%
US Old Methodology199349.3%48.9%49.8%
US Old Methodology199450.6%50.1%51.1%
US Old Methodology199551.6%51.1%52.1%
US Old Methodology199651.9%51.5%52.4%
US Old Methodology199753.1%52.7%53.5%
US Old Methodology199854.4%54.0%54.8%
US Old Methodology199955.8%55.4%56.3%
US Old Methodology200057.0%56.6%57.4%
US Old Methodology200158.2%57.8%58.6%
US Old Methodology200258.5%58.2%58.9%
US Old Methodology200359.1%58.8%59.5%
US Old Methodology200460.1%59.7%60.4%
US Old Methodology200561.1%60.7%61.4%
US Old Methodology200661.1%60.7%61.4%
US Old Methodology200762.1%61.8%62.5%
US Old Methodology200862.7%62.4%63.0%
US Old Methodology200963.1%62.8%63.4%
US Old Methodology201063.0%62.7%63.3%
UT New Methodology200960.3%59.1%61.5%
UT New Methodology201061.4%60.3%62.5%
UT New Methodology201160.6%59.5%61.7%
UT New Methodology201259.4%58.2%60.5%
UT New Methodology201360.8%59.7%61.9%
UT New Methodology201460.9%59.9%61.8%
UT New Methodology201561.0%59.8%62.1%
UT New Methodology201661.6%60.3%62.9%
US New Methodology201163.0%62.7%63.3%
US New Methodology201263.3%63.0%63.6%
US New Methodology201363.7%63.4%64.0%
US New Methodology201464.0%63.7%64.3%
US New Methodology201564.4%64.1%64.7%
US New Methodology201664.6%64.3%64.9%

Data Notes

Overweight or obese is defined as a BMI of 25 or more. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]] [[br]] In 2011, the BRFSS changed its methodology from a landline only sample and weighting based on post-stratification to a landline/cell phone sample and raking as the weighting methodology. Raking accounts for variables such as income, education, marital status, and home ownership during weighting and has the potential to more accurately reflect the population distribution. [[br]] [[br]] Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population. [[br]] [[br]] Note: At the time of this update, the BRFSS U.S. dataset did not include an age variable but did include five age categories up to age 80+ (vs. the typical weighting scheme that includes 85+). Comparisons with both weighting schemes were compared using Utah data, and the difference was about 1/100 of a percentage point.

Data Sources

  • Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health
  • U.S. Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Division of Behavioral Surveillance, CDC Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services


Overweight or Obese by Age and Sex, Utah, 2016

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Males have higher rates of overweight/obesity across every age group.
Males vs. FemalesAge GroupPercentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 12
Male18-3454.2%50.6%57.7%
Male35-4975.1%71.6%78.3%
Male50-6476.9%73.5%79.9%
Male65+74.0%70.8%76.9%
Female18-3441.6%37.8%45.5%
Female35-4956.5%52.9%60.0%
Female50-6462.3%58.8%65.6%
Female65+58.7%55.3%61.9%
Total18-3448.4%45.8%51.0%
Total35-4966.3%63.8%68.7%
Total50-6469.8%67.4%72.1%
Total65+66.1%63.7%68.3%

Data Notes

Overweight or obese is defined as a BMI of 25 or more. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]] [[br]] This graph uses "crude" rates, i.e., these values are not age-adjusted.

Data Source

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health


Overweight or Obese by Ethnicity, Utah, 2016

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Hispanics have higher rates of overweight or obesity than Non-Hispanics.
Hispanic EthnicityAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 3
Hispanic69.4%64.4%73.9%
Non-Hispanic60.6%59.2%61.9%
All Utahns61.6%60.3%62.9%

Data Notes

Overweight or obese is defined as a BMI of 25 or more. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]] [[br]] Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Source

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health


Overweight or Obese by Local Health District, Utah, 2016

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San Juan LHD, TriCounty LHD, and Weber-Morgan LHD have significantly higher rates of overweight/obesity compared to the state total. The lowest rate of overweight/obesity is observed for Summit LHD, with an estimate of 51.6% (43.8%- 59.4%), statistically significantly lower than the state rate.
Local Health DistrictAge-adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 18+Lower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 14
Bear River65.6%61.1%69.9%
Central66.4%61.3%71.3%
Davis County60.3%56.7%63.8%
Salt Lake County61.1%58.8%63.5%
San Juan73.3%62.2%82.0%
Southeast60.9%54.6%66.8%
Southwest59.5%54.8%64.0%
Summit51.6%43.8%59.4%
Tooele64.7%58.1%70.8%
TriCounty66.9%61.9%71.6%
Utah County60.0%56.9%62.9%
Wasatch50.1%47.1%64.7%
Weber-Morgan67.8%64.1%71.4%
State of Utah61.6%60.3%62.9%

Data Notes

Overweight or obese is defined as a BMI of 25 or more. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]] [[br]] Percentages have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Source

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health


Overweight or Obese by Race, Utah, 2015-2016

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American Indian/Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders have the highest rates of obesity/overweight compared to the state total. Asians have the lowest rate of obesity/overweight compared to the state total.
Race/EthnicityAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 7
American Indian, Alaskan Native75.2%68.1%81.2%
Asian40.9%32.9%49.4%
Black, African American63.7%53.5%72.7%
Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander81.9%74.3%87.5%
White60.7%59.8%61.6%
Other66.6%62.1%70.8%
All Races/Ethnicities61.1%60.2%62.0%

Data Notes

Overweight or obese is defined as a BMI of 25 or more. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]] [[br]] Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population based on 3 age groups: 18-34, 35-49, and 50+.

Data Source

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health


Overweight or Obese by Sex and Year, Utah, 1989-2016

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Males have higher rates of overweight/obesity historically.
Males vs. Females (BRFSS Old vs. New Methodology)YearAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 60
Males (Old Methodology)198947.7%43.9%51.5%
Males (Old Methodology)199052.8%49.1%56.4%
Males (Old Methodology)199150.7%47.0%54.4%
Males (Old Methodology)199255.9%52.0%59.7%
Males (Old Methodology)199355.8%52.1%59.6%
Males (Old Methodology)199453.5%49.8%57.2%
Males (Old Methodology)199557.5%54.0%60.9%
Males (Old Methodology)199657.7%54.4%60.9%
Males (Old Methodology)199761.2%58.0%64.5%
Males (Old Methodology)199857.6%53.9%61.2%
Males (Old Methodology)199960.1%56.6%63.5%
Males (Old Methodology)200062.5%59.2%65.7%
Males (Old Methodology)200161.9%59.0%64.9%
Males (Old Methodology)200266.7%64.0%69.5%
Males (Old Methodology)200365.4%62.5%68.3%
Males (Old Methodology)200467.0%64.8%69.3%
Males (Old Methodology)200565.9%63.4%68.2%
Males (Old Methodology)200665.8%63.4%68.2%
Males (Old Methodology)200768.0%65.4%70.5%
Males (Old Methodology)200867.5%65.2%69.7%
Males (Old Methodology)200967.0%65.2%68.8%
Males (Old Methodology)201068.7%66.8%70.4%
Females (Old Methodology)198931.6%28.4%34.7%
Females (Old Methodology)199035.4%32.2%38.7%
Females (Old Methodology)199136.1%32.8%39.4%
Females (Old Methodology)199237.5%34.2%40.8%
Females (Old Methodology)199337.3%33.9%40.7%
Females (Old Methodology)199441.4%38.0%44.8%
Females (Old Methodology)199543.2%40.2%46.2%
Females (Old Methodology)199639.7%36.6%42.7%
Females (Old Methodology)199737.8%34.7%41.0%
Females (Old Methodology)199842.9%39.7%46.1%
Females (Old Methodology)199944.1%40.9%47.2%
Females (Old Methodology)200046.9%43.7%50.1%
Females (Old Methodology)200148.6%45.7%51.4%
Females (Old Methodology)200245.4%42.8%48.1%
Females (Old Methodology)200347.3%44.6%50.0%
Females (Old Methodology)200449.5%47.2%51.9%
Females (Old Methodology)200550.0%47.9%52.2%
Females (Old Methodology)200648.4%46.2%50.7%
Females (Old Methodology)200750.8%48.4%53.1%
Females (Old Methodology)200852.4%50.0%54.8%
Females (Old Methodology)200951.5%49.7%53.3%
Females (Old Methodology)201050.1%48.4%51.8%
Males (New Methodology)200967.9%66.2%69.6%
Males (New Methodology)201069.7%68.2%71.1%
Males (New Methodology)201168.8%67.3%70.4%
Males (New Methodology)201267.0%65.4%68.5%
Males (New Methodology)201368.2%66.7%69.6%
Males (New Methodology)201467.7%66.4%68.9%
Males (New Methodology)201568.9%67.4%70.4%
Males (New Methodology)201668.9%67.2%70.6%
Females (New Methodology)200952.1%50.4%53.8%
Females (New Methodology)201052.4%50.9%53.9%
Females (New Methodology)201151.6%50.1%53.2%
Females (New Methodology)201251.3%49.7%52.8%
Females (New Methodology)201353.0%51.4%54.5%
Females (New Methodology)201453.6%52.2%55.0%
Females (New Methodology)201552.5%50.8%54.1%
Females (New Methodology)201653.6%51.7%55.5%

Data Notes

Overweight or obese is defined as a BMI of 25 or more. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]] [[br]] Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population.

Data Source

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health


Overweight or Obese by Education, Utah Adults 25+, 2016

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The overweight/obesity rates for each education group were comparable to the state rate.
Education LevelAge-adjusted Percentage of Adults 25+Lower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 5
Less Than High School66.2%59.5%72.3%
H.S. Grad or G.E.D.67.7%65.0%70.3%
Some Post High School65.6%63.3%67.8%
College Graduate62.8%60.8%64.8%
Total65.2%63.9%66.5%

Data Notes

Overweight or obese is defined as a BMI of 25 or more. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]] [[br]] Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Source

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health


Overweight or Obese by Income, Utah, 2016

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The overweight/obesity rates for each income group were comparable to the state rate.
Income CategoryAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 5
<$25,00060.3%56.4%64.0%
$25,000-$49,99964.0%61.0%67.0%
$50,000-$74,99964.3%61.2%67.3%
$75,000+58.8%56.6%61.1%
Total61.6%60.3%62.9%

Data Notes

Overweight or obese is defined as a BMI of 25 or more. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]] [[br]] Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Source

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health


Overweight or Obese by Utah Small Area, 2015-2016

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The highest rates for overweight/obesity in the state were in San Juan County (75.4%) followed by Ben Lomond (73.0%), both significantly higher that the state. There were 11 Small Areas that were significantly higher than the state rate.
Utah Small AreasAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 66
Brigham City60.2%51.9%67.9%
Box Elder Co (Other)62.8%54.8%70.1%
Logan63.7%58.7%68.4%
Cache Co (Oth)/Rich Co (All)70.3%64.3%75.7%
Ben Lomond73.0%67.6%77.8%
Morgan Co (All)/Weber Co (E)61.9%55.5%67.9%
Ogden (Downtown)65.5%58.0%72.2%
South Ogden64.8%57.1%71.8%
Roy/Hooper69.8%63.7%75.4%
Riverdale67.0%58.9%74.2%
Clearfield/Hill AFB69.0%63.0%74.4%
Layton64.3%59.0%69.3%
Syracuse/Kaysville62.9%57.2%68.2%
Farmington/Centerville53.2%46.4%59.9%
Woods Cross/North Salt Lake60.1%51.8%67.9%
Bountiful52.1%45.7%58.4%
SLC (Rose Park)62.5%53.3%70.8%
SLC (Avenues)51.7%41.3%62.0%
SLC (Foothill/U of U)44.9%36.5%53.7%
Magna60.6%51.0%69.3%
SLC (Glendale)71.1%61.4%79.1%
West Valley (West)67.3%61.9%72.2%
West Valley (East) V272.0%63.6%79.1%
SLC (Downtown)55.9%49.6%62.0%
South Salt Lake72.1%61.2%80.8%
Millcreek52.1%46.0%58.2%
Holladay59.0%51.1%66.4%
Cottonwood49.7%42.2%57.3%
Kearns V270.2%61.3%77.9%
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)65.4%57.1%72.8%
Taylorsville (West)63.5%55.5%70.8%
Murray65.2%57.2%72.4%
Midvale62.0%52.3%70.9%
West Jordan (NE) V259.6%50.7%67.9%
West Jordan (SE)69.9%61.5%77.1%
West Jordan (W)/Copperton62.1%53.9%69.6%
South Jordan54.9%48.6%61.2%
Sandy (Center)59.8%53.0%66.3%
Sandy (NE)45.7%36.2%55.6%
Sandy (SE)60.8%51.5%69.3%
Riverton/Draper60.5%55.8%65.0%
Tooele Co66.0%61.1%70.5%
Lehi/Cedar Valley64.3%58.8%69.4%
American Fork/Alpine52.3%46.1%58.4%
Pleasant Grove/Lindon59.2%52.2%65.8%
Orem (North)58.9%50.3%66.9%
Orem (West)68.4%61.1%74.9%
Orem (East)49.1%40.7%57.6%
Provo (North)/BYU58.3%50.1%66.0%
Provo (South)66.2%59.1%72.6%
Springville/Spanish Fork60.3%55.4%65.0%
Utah Co (South)66.1%58.5%73.0%
Summit Co47.1%41.2%53.0%
Wasatch Co54.2%46.7%61.4%
TriCounty LHD66.7%62.4%70.8%
Juab/Millard/Sanpete Co66.4%61.6%70.9%
Sevier/Piute/Wayne Co61.0%53.9%67.6%
Carbon/Emery Co60.2%54.6%65.5%
Grand County57.3%45.1%68.6%
San Juan County75.4%65.8%83.0%
St George56.6%51.5%61.6%
Washington Co (Other)60.9%54.1%67.4%
Cedar City59.8%53.1%66.2%
Southwest LHD (Other)60.0%50.9%68.4%
State61.3%60.4%62.1%

Data Notes

Overweight or obese is defined as a BMI of 25 or more. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]] [[br]] Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population. [[br]] [[br]] A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: [http://ibis.health.utah.gov/resource/Help.html].

Data Source

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health

References and Community Resources

__Resources:__[[br]] Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice, The Utah Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan 2010-2020. [http://choosehealth.utah.gov/documents/pdfs/U-PAN_State_Plan.pdf] The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion provides consumer information at [http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/] NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative at [https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/org/oei] The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight & Obesity at [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44206/] More information on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System may be found on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - [http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/]

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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