As each new health care need arises, an individual's first point of contact with the health care system is typically his or
her personal doctor. In most cases a personal doctor can effectively and efficiently manage a patient's medical care because
they understand that person's medical history and social background. Having a regular source of health care is also an indicator
of overall access to care.
At Least One Primary Provider by Local Health District, Utah, 2011
Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population. The 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.
U.S. Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Division of Behavioral Surveillance, CDC Office of Surveillance,
Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services.
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