Clinical preventive services are important for maintaining good health. Early detection and treatment of disease improves
the chances of full recovery. Physician counseling can influence health behaviors and prevent disease entirely in many cases.
It is especially important for persons in poor health to have a primary physician who understands their medical history and
problems and can give them appropriate care that fits their medical and social context.
Routine Medical Check-up in the Past 12 Months by Race, Utah, 2010-2011
Age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population. The 2010-2011 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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