"Don't know" and "Refused" responses were eliminated from the denominator. Rates are age-adjusted using 8 age groups.
Note: At the time of this update, the BRFSS U.S. dataset did not include an age variable but did include five age categories
up to age 80+ (vs. the typical weighting scheme that includes 85+). Comparisons with both weighting schemes were compared
using Utah data, and the difference was about 1/100 of a percentage point.
Beginning in 2011, U.S. BRFSS data include both landline and cell phone respondent data along with a new weighting methodology
called iterative proportional fitting, or raking. Utah changed to the new methodology in 2009. Utah rates using both old and
new methodology are shown for 2009 and 2010. This new 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. 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.
Percentage of Utah adults (18+) diagnosed with diabetes.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of Utah adults who reported being told by a health care professional that they have diabetes (excludes women who were
told they had diabetes only during pregnancy or those who reported they had "borderline" or pre-diabetes).
Utah adults 18 and over.
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 10/27/2014
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