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 Race, Utah, 2009-2011
Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.
The 2009-2011 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.
Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.
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