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Complete Health Indicator Report of Diabetes Prevalence

Definition

Percentage of Utah adults (18+) diagnosed with diabetes.

Numerator

Number of Utah adults who reported being told by a healthcare professional that they have diabetes (excludes women who were told they had diabetes only during pregnancy or those who reported they had "borderline" or prediabetes).

Denominator

Utah adults 18 and over.

Data Interpretation Issues

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the primary source for estimating diabetes prevalence for Utah. The BRFSS is a telephone survey (with interviews using both landline and cell phones) that includes only adults 18 and over.

Why Is This Important?

More than 185,000 Utah adults have been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that can have devastating consequences. It is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower-extremity amputation and kidney failure. It is also the leading cause of blindness among adults younger than 75. It is one of the leading causes of heart disease. Diabetes places an enormous burden on healthcare resources. Nationally, approximately $245 billion is spent annually: $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in indirect medical costs (disability, work loss, and premature death; see [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23468086/ Economic costs of diabetes in the U.S. in 2012]. In Utah, more than a billion dollars each year is spent on direct and indirect medical costs of diabetes. Currently, about 80 million Americans aged 20 and older have prediabetes, a condition that puts them at high risk for developing diabetes. For many individuals, taking small steps, such as losing 5-7% of their weight or increasing physical activity, can help them delay or prevent developing diabetes.

Healthy People Objective D-1:

Reduce the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population
U.S. Target: 7.2 new cases per 1,000 population aged 18 to 84 years
State Target: 7.2 new cases per 1,000 population aged 18 to 84 years

Other Objectives

Healthy People 2030 (HP 2030) emphasizes reducing the incidence of diabetes. HP 2030 Objective D-01 is "Reduce the number of diabetes cases diagnosed yearly."

How Are We Doing?

The rising prevalence of diabetes in Utah appears to be slowing. However, many Utah adults are overweight or obese, and/or lead sedentary lifestyles, adding to the number of people at risk for developing diabetes. Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar rates are elevated but not yet high enough to reach the clinical threshold of a diabetes diagnosis. An estimated 86 million Americans age 20 and older have prediabetes. Unless those individuals take steps to reduce their risk of diabetes, such as increasing physical activity, eating a more nutritious diet, or losing weight, the majority will have diabetes within 10 years.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

According to the 2020 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Utah's age-adjusted rate of diabetes is 8.6% of adults, compared to the U.S. age-adjusted rate of 10.0%. (Note: An age-adjusted rate is an artificial rate that "adjusts" for differences in age distributions between populations).

What Is Being Done?

The Healthy Environments Active Living (HEAL) program encourages people with diabetes to enroll in a Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) class. These classes have been shown to help individuals develop the skills they need to manage their diabetes and are usually taught by registered dietitians, registered nurses, or pharmacists, who may also hold the status of Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES). CDCES have considerable expertise in diabetes management and understand what the individual with diabetes is going through. The Utah Arthritis Program supports Chronic Disease Self-Management programs and Diabetes Self-Management programs throughout the state, this program is also called the Living Well with Chronic Conditions program. This 6-week program is available throughout the state at no cost and taught by community members. Information is available from Nichole Shepard, 801-538-6259, nshepard@utah.gov. More information is available on the [https://livingwell.utah.gov/ Living Well Utah website]. The HEAL program is working statewide to increase the number of locations that offer DSMES and also promote DSMES to eligible participants. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is an evidence-based program to prevent type 2 diabetes. The HEAL program works with statewide partners to promote the National DPP to eligible Utahns and also is working to expand National DPP sites across the state.

Evidence-based Practices

Diabetes Self-Management classes have been shown to improve blood sugar control among participants. In Utah, programs are available that are recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) or certified by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES). Information on classes in Utah is available on the [https://heal.health.utah.gov/dsmes-programs/ HEAL website].

Available Services

The American Diabetes Association is an excellent resource for all types of information on diabetes. Call 1-800-DIABETES or visit the [https://diabetes.org/ website]. [https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/community-health-outreach/information-clearinghouses?dkrd=hisce0003 The National Diabetes Education Program] has resources for diabetes management for professionals, businesses, and patients. Most materials are available upon request at no charge. [https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html The National Diabetes Prevention Program] has resources for diabetes prevention for employers, insurers, health care professionals, program providers, and individuals. [https://dhhs.utah.gov/ The Utah Department of Health and Human Services] has a Health Resource hotline: 1-888- 222-2542. Please call this number or 211 for information about self-management programs in Utah. [https://www.diabeteseducator.org/ Association of Diabetes Care and Educational Specialists] 800-338-3633 [https://www.heart.org/ American Heart Association] 1937 S. 300 W. #120 Salt Lake City, UT 84115 (801) 484-3838 or 1-800-242-8721

Health Program Information

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services Resource hotline can provide information about enrolling in diabetes self-management classes. Call 1-888-222-2542 or 211 for more information. The Utah Department of Health and Human Services, Healthy Environments Active Living program plays a key role in improving the health of residents in the state of Utah. The program was formed in July 2013 (as EPICC), through a new funding opportunity from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that allowed for the merging of three previously existing programs: the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, and the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Program, as well as the addition of a school health program. The Healthy Environments Active Living Program (HEAL) was recently restructured as part of this strategic planning process and the new program model focuses on working together with staff and partners to address the social determinants of health while advancing health equity and increasing policy, systems and environment changes. HEAL champions public health initiatives and addresses the challenges of making health awareness and access truly universal and equitable in eight key areas: nutrition, heart health, diabetes, physical activity, schools, child care, community health workers, and worksites. Visit [ https://heal.health.utah.gov/ HEAL?s website] for more information.


Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

Anyone can develop diabetes, but the risk for developing type 2 diabetes is greater for those who are older, overweight or obese, physically inactive, and/or a member of a minority racial or ethnic group. As the Utah population ages, and as the proportion of high-risk minority ethnic and racial groups in the population increases, a greater percentage of Utahns will be at risk for developing diabetes. There is considerable variation in prevalence by race and ethnicity. According to a CDC report on diabetes in the U.S., 7.4% of non-Hispanic White persons aged 18 or older have diabetes (age-adjusted prevalence). Members of the American Indian/Alaskan Native population are more than twice as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic White persons; 15.1% of people in this group have been diagnosed. High prevalence is also seen in the non-Hispanic Black population, where the percentage diagnosed is 12.7% among adults aged 18 and over. High prevalence is also seen in the non-Hispanic Black population, where 12.1% of Hispanics aged 18 and older have diagnosed diabetes. Among non-Hispanic Asians aged 18 and older the age-adjusted rate of diagnosed diabetes is 8.0%. (See [https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf ''National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020'']).

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Health Care System Factors

Screening for diabetes is generally recommended for people aged 45 and over, although those with a high risk of developing diabetes (e.g., overweight, member of minority racial or ethnic group) may wish to consider screening by age 30, or even earlier. Testing for diabetes is generally covered by insurance. For those without insurance, the American Diabetes Association may be contacted about the availability of low-cost or free screening (801-363-3024). In 2012, the estimated total cost for diabetes in the U.S. was $245 billion. Even undiagnosed diabetes can burden the healthcare system. Undiagnosed diabetes costs the nation about $18 billion a year. Prediabetes is estimated to cost $25 billion (See [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23468086/ ''Economic costs of diabetes in the U.S. in 2012'']).

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Risk Factors

Being overweight or obese is a major risk factor for developing diabetes. The risk of developing diabetes can be substantially reduced through weight loss and regular physical activity. The Diabetes Primary Prevention Study showed that weight loss and participation in regular physical activity can significantly decrease the risk. The clinical trial included over 3,000 people who had impaired fasting glucose and were at an increased risk for developing diabetes. Participants who engaged in moderately intense physical activity for 30 minutes per day and lost 5 to 7 percent of their body weight decreased their risk of diabetes dramatically. This behavioral activity was effective for all participants in the study, regardless of age or ethnic group (see [https://www.niddk.nih.gov/about-niddk/research-areas/diabetes/diabetes-prevention-program-dpp?dkrd=prspt1922 Diabetes Prevention Program, NIH]). Some risk factors cannot be modified, such as older age or membership in a minority racial or ethnic group. Nevertheless, risk can be substantially reduced through adhering to a nutritious diet and participating in regular physical activity.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Health Status Outcomes

Diabetes can have serious consequences. It is the leading cause of non- traumatic lower extremity amputations, and is also the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults. It is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and end-stage renal disease.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Adults With Diabetes, Age-adjusted Rates by Year, Utah and U.S., 2000-2021

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The 2021 age-adjusted rate of diabetes for Utah (8.4%) was lower than the rate for the U.S. (10.3%).
BRFSS Utah vs. U.S.YearAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 46
UT Old Methodology20005.8%4.6%7.0%
UT Old Methodology20014.6%3.7%5.5%
UT Old Methodology20025.2%4.3%6.1%
UT Old Methodology20036.5%5.5%7.5%
UT Old Methodology20045.9%5.2%6.7%
UT Old Methodology20056.5%5.7%7.3%
UT Old Methodology20066.9%6.1%7.8%
UT Old Methodology20076.7%6.0%7.5%
UT Old Methodology20087.0%6.3%7.7%
UT Old Methodology20096.9%6.4%7.4%
UT Old Methodology20107.2%6.7%7.8%
US Old Methodology20006.3%6.1%6.5%
US Old Methodology20016.5%6.3%6.7%
US Old Methodology20027.0%6.8%7.2%
US Old Methodology20037.3%7.1%7.5%
US Old Methodology20047.1%6.9%7.2%
US Old Methodology20057.5%7.4%7.7%
US Old Methodology20067.8%7.6%7.9%
US Old Methodology20078.2%8.0%8.3%
US Old Methodology20088.3%8.2%8.5%
US Old Methodology20098.4%8.4%8.7%
US Old Methodology20108.5%8.3%8.6%
UT New Methodology20117.5%7.0%8.0%
UT New Methodology20128.0%7.5%8.6%
UT New Methodology20137.8%7.3%8.4%
UT New Methodology20147.8%7.3%8.3%
UT New Methodology20157.7%7.1%8.2%
UT New Methodology20167.8%7.2%8.4%
UT New Methodology20177.5%6.9%8.1%
UT New Methodology20188.8%8.2%9.5%
UT New Methodology20198.5%7.9%9.1%
UT New Methodology20208.6%8.0%9.2%
UT New Methodology20218.4%7.8%9.0%
US New Methodology20119.2%9.1%9.4%
US New Methodology20129.5%9.4%9.7%
US New Methodology20139.5%9.4%9.7%
US New Methodology20149.7%9.6%9.9%
US New Methodology20159.6%9.5%9.8%
US New Methodology20169.9%9.7%10.0%
US New Methodology20179.9%9.7%10.1%
US New Methodology201810.4%10.2%10.6%
US New Methodology201910.0%9.8%10.2%
US New Methodology202010.0%9.8%10.2%
US New Methodology202110.3%10.1%10.5%

Data Notes

"Don't know" and "Refused" responses were eliminated from the denominator. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]] [[br]] Rates are age-adjusted using 5 age groups. 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. This new methodology utilizes additional demographic information (such as education, race, and marital status) in the weighting procedure. More details about these changes can be found at: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/opha/resource/brfss/RakingImpact2011.pdf].

Data Sources

  • The Utah Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Adults With Diabetes, Utah and U.S. Crude Rates by Year, 2000-2021

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Rates for diabetes prevalence among Utah adults have been fairly stable for years 2009-2017, and 2018-2021.
BRFSS Utah vs. U.S.YearCrude Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 44
UT Old Methodology20005.4%4.3%6.5%
UT Old Methodology20014.3%3.4%5.1%
UT Old Methodology20024.4%3.5%5.2%
UT Old Methodology20035.5%4.6%6.3%
UT Old Methodology20045.1%4.4%5.8%
UT Old Methodology20055.5%4.9%6.3%
UT Old Methodology20065.7%5.1%6.5%
UT Old Methodology20075.1%6.6%6.7%
UT Old Methodology20085.4%6.8%5.8%
UT Old Methodology20096.8%6.2%7.3%
UT Old Methodology20106.8%6.3%7.4%
US Old Methodology20007.9%7.8%7.9%
US Old Methodology20016.4%6.2%6.6%
US Old Methodology20026.7%6.5%6.9%
US Old Methodology20037.0%6.8%7.2%
US Old Methodology20047.5%7.3%7.6%
US Old Methodology20057.2%7.0%7.4%
US Old Methodology20068.0%7.6%7.9%
US Old Methodology20078.5%7.8%8.2%
US Old Methodology20088.7%8.4%8.7%
US Old Methodology20099.0%8.6%8.9%
US Old Methodology20109.2%8.9%9.2%
UT New Methodology20116.7%6.2%7.2%
UT New Methodology20127.2%6.7%7.7%
UT New Methodology20137.1%6.6%7.7%
UT New Methodology20147.1%6.7%7.6%
UT New Methodology20157.0%6.5%7.6%
UT New Methodology20167.2%6.7%7.8%
UT New Methodology20177.1%6.5%7.7%
UT New Methodology20188.4%7.8%9.0%
UT New Methodology20198.0%7.5%8.6%
UT New Methodology20208.5%8.1%8.9%
UT New Methodology20218.0%7.4%8.6%
US New Methodology20119.8%9.6%9.9%
US New Methodology201210.1%9.9%10.3%
US New Methodology201310.2%10.1%10.4%
US New Methodology201410.5%10.3%10.7%
US New Methodology201510.4%10.3%10.6%
US New Methodology201610.8%10.6%10.9%
US New Methodology201710.8%10.6%11.0%
US New Methodology201811.4%11.2%11.6%
US New Methodology201911.0%10.9%11.2%
US New Methodology202011.1%10.9%11.3%
US New Methodology202111.3%11.1%11.5%

Data Notes

"Don't know" and "Refused" responses were eliminated from the denominator. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]] [[br]] This graph demonstrates the difference in prevalence using old and new methodologies. 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. The 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: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/opha/resource/brfss/RakingImpact2011.pdf].

Data Sources

  • The Utah Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Adults With diabetes by Local Health District, Utah, 2021

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Wasatch County and Southwest Local Health Districts had a lower rate than the state. San Juan Local Health District had a rate that was higher than the state. The overall age-adjusted rate for the state was 8.4%.
Local Health DistrictAge-adjusted percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 15
Bear River8.2%6.2%10.8%
Central6.8%4.6%9.8%
Davis County7.0%5.4%9.1%
Salt Lake County9.0%7.9%10.1%
San Juan19.2%13.0%27.4%
Southeast7.8%5.4%11.0%
Southwest5.6%4.2%7.5%
Summit5.9%3.4%10.0%
Tooele10.6%7.9%14.2%
TriCounty9.7%7.3%12.7%
Utah County9.4%8.1%10.9%
Wasatch4.9%3.0%7.9%
Weber-Morgan8.8%6.8%11.2%
State of Utah8.4%7.8%9.0%
U.S.10.3%10.1%10.5%

Data Notes

"Don't know" and "Refused" responses were eliminated from the denominator. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]] [[br]] Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

  • The Utah Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Adults With Diabetes by Utah Small Area, 2015-2021

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Seven years of data were combined to improve reliability of the estimates. However, some estimates still did not meet DHHS standards for reliability and should be interpreted with caution. Those particular estimates are indicated in the data table. Several Utah Small Areas had rates statistically significantly higher than the state rate: Ogden (Downtown), Roy/Hooper, Clearfield Area/Hooper, Salt Lake City (Glendale) V2, West Valley (Center), West Valley (East) V2, South Salt Lake, Kearns V2, Taylorsville (West), West Jordan (Southeast), Tooele County (Other), Tooele Valley, Daggett and Uintah County, and San Juan (Other). Utah Small Areas with statistically significantly lower rates than the state rate were: Weber County (East), Morgan County, Centerville, Salt Lake City (Avenues), Salt Lake City (Foothill/East Bench), Salt Lake City (Southeast Liberty), Millcreek (East), Sandy (Northeast), Sandy (Southeast), Draper, American Fork, Alpine, Mapleton, Park City, Wasatch County, and St. George.
Utah Small AreasAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 101
Brigham City8.8%6.9%11.2%
Box Elder Co (Other) V28.7%6.0%12.5%
Tremonton8.0%5.8%10.9%
Logan V27.0%5.6%8.7%
North Logan6.5%4.5%9.1%
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V27.6%5.7%10.0%
Hyrum12.5%7.3%20.7%
Smithfield6.2%4.0%9.4%
Ben Lomond9.3%7.7%11.2%
Weber County (East)5.3%4.1%6.8%
Morgan County3.6%1.9%6.6%Estimate may be unreliable.
Ogden (Downtown)10.4%8.2%13.0%
South Ogden8.3%6.4%10.6%
Roy/Hooper10.2%8.3%12.4%
Riverdale10.0%7.6%13.0%
Clearfield Area/Hooper10.4%8.7%12.5%
Layton/South Weber8.8%7.4%10.4%
Kaysville/Fruit Heights7.2%5.6%9.3%
Syracuse7.7%5.7%10.3%
Centerville5.0%3.1%8.0%
Farmington6.4%4.6%8.9%
North Salt Lake7.9%5.2%11.7%
Woods Cross/West Bountiful10.8%7.5%15.1%
Bountiful7.5%6.0%9.3%
SLC (Rose Park)8.4%6.0%11.5%
SLC (Avenues)4.5%2.9%6.9%
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)2.7%1.7%4.4%
Magna9.8%7.6%12.6%
SLC (Glendale) V212.8%9.2%17.6%
West Valley (Center)14.6%12.1%17.6%
West Valley (West) V210.2%7.7%13.4%
West Valley (East) V210.7%8.5%13.5%
SLC (Downtown) V28.4%6.0%11.8%
SLC (Southeast Liberty)3.6%2.1%6.2%
South Salt Lake11.7%8.8%15.5%
SLC (Sugar House)8.4%6.5%10.8%
Millcreek (South)6.8%4.9%9.6%
Millcreek (East)5.3%3.4%8.0%
Holladay V26.6%4.7%9.2%
Cottonwood7.1%5.5%9.2%
Kearns V213.0%10.2%16.4%
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)9.5%7.4%12.2%
Taylorsville (West)10.4%8.3%12.8%
Murray8.9%6.7%11.7%
Midvale9.1%6.8%12.1%
West Jordan (Northeast) V28.2%6.1%11.0%
West Jordan (Southeast)11.0%8.9%13.5%
West Jordan (W)/Copperton8.9%6.7%11.7%
South Jordan V27.3%5.8%9.0%
Daybreak6.8%4.7%9.7%
Sandy (West)8.2%6.1%10.8%
Sandy (Center) V29.5%7.1%12.6%
Sandy (Northeast)4.2%2.9%6.0%
Sandy (Southeast)4.7%3.5%6.4%
Draper5.5%4.0%7.5%
Riverton/Bluffdale7.5%5.8%9.6%
Herriman7.7%5.7%10.3%
Tooele County (Other)11.4%8.7%14.9%
Tooele Valley10.7%9.3%12.2%
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley9.9%6.9%14.0%
Lehi6.9%5.3%8.8%
Saratoga Springs8.9%6.1%12.7%
American Fork6.2%4.7%8.0%
Alpine4.5%2.7%7.5%
Pleasant Grove/Lindon6.9%5.6%8.5%
Orem (North)9.1%7.2%11.4%
Orem (West)8.3%6.5%10.4%
Orem (East)6.7%4.8%9.1%
Provo/BYU7.6%5.9%9.8%
Provo (West City Center)8.3%6.1%11.1%
Provo (East City Center)9.1%5.4%14.7%
Salem City6.0%3.8%9.2%
Spanish Fork8.9%7.0%11.3%
Springville7.9%6.1%10.4%
Mapleton4.4%2.6%7.3%
Utah County (South) V27.8%5.0%11.7%
Payson8.4%6.5%10.8%
Park City2.9%1.9%4.4%
Summit County (East)6.6%4.9%8.9%
Wasatch County5.2%4.0%6.6%
Daggett and Uintah County11.3%9.9%12.9%
Duchesne County8.6%7.2%10.3%
Nephi/Mona7.5%5.2%10.7%
Delta/Fillmore10.3%7.7%13.5%
Sanpete Valley8.3%6.3%10.7%
Central (Other)8.3%6.8%10.1%
Richfield/Monroe/Salina8.4%6.3%11.2%
Carbon County9.4%7.9%11.2%
Emery County9.8%7.9%12.2%
Grand County7.6%5.4%10.6%
Blanding/Monticello9.7%7.0%13.4%
San Juan County (Other)23.1%17.8%29.4%
St. George6.1%5.1%7.3%
Washington Co (Other) V25.7%3.5%9.1%
Washington City7.0%4.8%10.1%
Hurricane/La Verkin7.5%5.7%9.8%
Ivins/Santa Clara6.6%4.4%9.8%
Cedar City8.1%6.4%10.1%
Southwest LHD (Other)6.9%5.3%8.9%
State of Utah8.2%7.9%8.4%
U.S.10.3%10.1%10.5%

Data Notes

"Don't know" and "Refused" responses were eliminated from the denominator. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]][[br]]Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.[[br]] [[br]] A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on the Methodology and Guidelines page: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/resource/Guidelines.html].

Data Sources

  • The Utah Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Adults With Diabetes, Crude Rates by Age and Sex, Utah, 2020

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For both males and females, the highest rates of diabetes were observed for adults aged 65 and over.
Males vs. FemalesAge GroupCrude Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 12
Male18-341.4%0.8%2.2%
Male35-495.9%4.5%7.6%
Male50-6416.5%14.0%19.3%
Male65+21.8%19.2%24.7%
Female18-341.9%1.1%3.2%
Female35-495.0%3.8%6.5%
Female50-6411.0%9.0%13.5%
Female65+16.7%14.5%19.0%
Total18-341.6%1.1%2.3%
Total35-495.4%4.5%6.5%
Total50-6413.7%12.1%15.6%
Total65+19.1%17.4%20.9%

Data Notes

"Don't know" and "Refused" responses were eliminated from the denominator. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.

Data Source

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Adults With Diabetes by Education, Utah, 2021

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The overall percentage for adults with diabetes for all education levels was 8.4%. Adults with a college graduate degree had the lowest rate of diabetes, 6.5%, which was statistically significant.
Education LevelAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 5
Less Than High School11.1%8.3%14.6%
H.S. Grad or G.E.D.9.4%8.2%10.7%
Some Post High School9.3%8.2%10.4%
College Graduate6.1%5.4%6.9%
Total8.4%7.8%9.0%

Data Notes

"Don't know" and "Refused" responses were eliminated from the denominator. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]][[br]]Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Source

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Adults With Diabetes by Income, Utah, 2020

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The age-adjusted diabetes rate for adults with incomes between $25,000-$49,999 was higher than the state rate of 8.6%.
Income CategoryAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 5
<$25,00010.7%8.4%13.4%
$25,000-$49,99911.5%9.8%13.4%
$50,000-$74,9998.3%6.9%10.0%
$75,000+7.2%6.3%8.1%
Total8.4%7.8%9.0%

Data Notes

"Don't know" and "Refused" responses were eliminated from the denominator. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]][[br]]Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Source

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Adults With Diabetes by Ethnicity, Utah, 2021

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In 2021, there was no significant difference in diabetes rates among Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino. This is different from findings in national data.
Hispanic EthnicityAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 3
Hispanic/Latino10.6%8.5%13.3%
Non-Hispanic/Latino8.0%7.4%8.6%
All Ethnicities8.4%7.8%9.0%

Data Notes

"Don't know" and "Refused" responses were eliminated from the denominator. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]][[br]]Rates are age-adjusted and standardized to the U.S. 2000 population.

Data Source

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Adults With Diabetes by Race, Utah, 2020-2021

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Two years of data (2020-2021) were combined to obtain reliable estimates. Prevalence of diabetes is especially high for people who identify as American Indian/Native Alaska, Black, and Pacific Islander. It is important to note that these rates are age-adjusted, meaning that rates are artificially compared as though the age distribution for all populations were the same.
RaceAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 6
American Indian/Alaska Native18.9%14.2%24.8%
Asian6.9%4.2%11.0%
Black, African American13.6%8.9%20.1%
Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander16.9%9.8%27.7%
White7.8%7.4%8.2%
All Races8.3%7.9%8.7%

Data Notes

"Don't know" and "Refused" responses were eliminated from the denominator. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]][[br]]Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population based on 3 age groups: 18-34, 35-49, and 50+.

Data Source

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Adults With Diabetes by Disability, Utah, 2021

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In 2021, there were no significant differences of diabetes percentages by type of disability.
Disability TypeAge-adjusted Percentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 6
Cognitive disability13.2%11.0%15.7%
Mobility disability18.8%15.7%22.4%
Self-care disability21.8%15.0%30.6%
Independent living disability17.1%13.9%20.9%
Difficulty seeing or blind16.1%12.1%21.0%
Difficulty hearing or deaf13.5%9.8%18.3%

Data Notes

"Don't know" and "Refused" responses were eliminated from the denominator. In 2016, Utah BRFSS modified its methodology for age adjustment for increased precision. With this change Utah is consistent with both the U.S. and other states using IBIS. Data has been updated from 2011 onward in all chart views to reflect this change.   [[br]][[br]]Rates are age-adjusted and standardized to the U.S. 2000 population.

Data Source

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

References and Community Resources

[http://www.diabetes.org American Diabetes Association] Much of the information for this indicator was taken from the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Prevention Program [https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes?dkrd=lgdmn0026 National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse] [http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] [http://www.diabeteseducator.org American Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists] Information on registering for self-management prediabetes and diabetes programs can be found [http://livingwell.utah.gov/index.php here].

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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