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Indicator Report - Routine Medical Care Visits

Why Is This Important?

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

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Data Notes

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.

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 Utah adults who reported a routine check-up in the past year.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of survey respondents who reported a routine check-up in the past year.
Denominator: Total number of survey respondents excluding those with missing, 'Don't know/Not sure,' and 'Refused' responses.

Page Content Updated On 04/05/2013, Published on 05/02/2013
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Content updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:09:23 MST