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Indicator Report - Cost as a Barrier to Health Care

Why Is This Important?

Access to health care is still a problem for many Utahns. Individuals who cannot obtain needed health care tend to have higher rates of death and disability from chronic disease. Cost is the most commonly reported barrier to getting needed health care.

Adults Reporting Cost as a Barrier to Care in Past Year by Ethnicity, Utah, 2013

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Data Notes

Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

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

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Definition

Percentage of adults aged 18 years and older who reported they were unable to receive needed health care in the past year due to cost.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of survey respondents who reported they were unable to receive needed health care in the past year due to cost.
Denominator: Total number of survey respondents excluding those with missing, "Don't know/Not sure" and "Refused" answers.

Page Content Updated On 11/13/2014, Published on 12/10/2014
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Content updated: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:44:39 MST