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Indicator Report - Activity Limitation

Why Is This Important?

Persons whose activities are limited due to physical, mental, or emotional problems may need more specialized health care than persons without such limitation. Their medical costs are generally higher and they are more likely to miss days from school or work.

Percentage of Adults Aged 18 and Older Who Reported Activity Limitation by Ethnicity, Utah, 2010-2012

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Data Notes

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

The 2010-2012 BRFSS data in this graph include both landline and cell phone respondent interviews along with a new weighting methodology called iterative proportional fitting, or raking. This methodology utilizes additional demographic information (such as education, race, and marital status) in the weighting procedure. Both of these methodology changes were implemented to account for an increased number of U.S. households without landline phones and an under-representation of certain demographic groups that were not well-represented in the sample. This graph is based on the new methodology. More details about these changes can be found at: http://health.utah.gov/opha/publications/brfss/Raking/Raking%20impact%202011.pdf.

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 activity limitation.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of survey respondents who reported activity limitation.
Denominator: Total number of survey respondents excluding those with missing, 'Don't know/Not sure' and 'Refused' responses.

Page Content Updated On 06/23/2014, Published on 08/11/2014
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Content updated: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:50:17 MDT