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Complete Health Indicator Report of Refugee Arrivals

Definition

Number of refugee arrivals. Arrival numbers include all populations supported by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Numerator

Number of refugee arrivals.

Denominator

Not applicable.

Why Is This Important?

A refugee is any person who is unable or unwilling to return to their country because of fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Refugees often flee their homes with very few possessions and may spend years in refugee camps living under very difficult conditions prior to being resettled in the U.S. It is important to understand newly-settled populations and the health problems common to the areas they have arrived from to identify conditions of public health significance and other chronic health conditions that may adversely affect resettlement.

Other Objectives

The Refugee Federal Act of 1980 entitles each newly arriving refugee to a complete health screening within the first 30 days after arriving in the U.S. The health screening focuses on the following categories of risk assessment and health promotion: [[br]] *tuberculosis *hepatitis B *parasites *HIV/AIDS *STDs *anemia *diabetes *hypertension *cardiovascular disease *lead screening *immunizations *pregnancy *hearing acuity *visual acuity *mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder *any infectious disease that may be present in the country arriving from

How Are We Doing?

Health Screening Compliance and Tuberculosis (TB) Screen Follow-up: [[br]] *Refugees receive a health screening within 30 days of arrival *All refugees are screened for TB *All those with positive TB screen receive a chest X-ray and full TB evaluation

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

More than two million refugees have arrived in the U.S. since the Federal Refugee Act of 1980 was established. These arrivals were primarily from Southeast Asia and the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s during the Cold War period, followed by Europe in the 1990s during the Balkans period, and now a growing number from Africa in the 2000s during the civil conflict and from the Middle East as a result of the current conflict. Utah has resettled over 15,000 refugee cases since 1995 and ranks 24th in refugee arrivals.

What Is Being Done?

The primary goal of the Utah Department of Health Refugee Health Program is to offer health screening related services to all newly arriving refugees in Utah. This is accomplished by working closely with the refugee resettlement agencies and with the health screening clinics and providers.

Evidence-based Practices

The refugee health screening process of newly arriving refugees to Utah is conducted in accordance with the [https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/guidelines/domestic/domestic-guidelines.html CDC Guidelines for the U.S. Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees] and [http://health.utah.gov/epi/healthypeople/refugee/providers/provider_resource_guide.pdf Utah Refugee Health Screening Provider Resource Guide]

Available Services

Catholic Community Services - Utah[[br]] 745 E. 300 S.[[br]] Salt Lake City, UT 84102[[br]] Phone: (801) 977-9119[[br]] Fax: (801) 977-9224[[br]] [[br]] International Rescue Committee[[br]] 221 South 400 West[[br]] Salt Lake City, UT 84101[[br]] Phone: (801) 328-1091[[br]] Fax: (801) 328-1094[[br]] [[br]] Refugee & Immigrant Center - Asian Association of Utah[[br]] 155 South 300 West[[br]] Salt Lake City, UT 84101[[br]] Phone: (801) 467-6060[[br]] Fax: (801) 486-3007[[br]] [[br]] Refugee Services Office[[br]] Utah Department of Workforce Services[[br]] 140 E 300 South[[br]] Salt Lake City, UT 84111[[br]] Phone: (801) 526-9483[[br]] Fax: (801) 526-9239

Health Program Information

More information on the conditions identified at the health screening are available on the Bureau of Epidemiology website: [http://health.utah.gov/epi/healthypeople/refugee/]


Graphical Data Views

Number of Refugee Arrivals by Gender, Utah, 2015-2020

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Males vs. FemalesYearNumber of Persons
Record Count: 12
Male2015589
Male2016827
Male2017327
Male2018267
Male2019285
Male2020147
Female2015584
Female2016728
Female2017357
Female2018283
Female2019300
Female2020114

Data Source

Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology


Number of Refugee Arrivals, Utah, 1998-2020

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YearNumber of Persons
Record Count: 23
19981,196
19991,128
20001,102
2001868
2002363
2003489
2004963
2005820
2006657
2007944
20081,097
20091,479
20101,063
2011864
20121,192
20131,156
20141,311
20151,173
20161,555
2017684
2018550
2019586
2020261

Data Source

Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology


Number of Reportable Conditions in Refugee Arrivals, Utah, 1998-2020

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Tested vs. PositiveReportable Conditions
Record Count: 12
TestedTB Screened17,805
TestedHIV9,726
TestedHepatitis B11,493
TestedSTD9,846
TestedBlood Lead2,648
TestedHepatitis C3,370
PositiveTB Screened5,163
PositiveHIV133
PositiveHepatitis B108
PositiveSTD194
PositiveBlood Lead402
PositiveHepatitis C493

Data Notes

Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) and interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) were conducted to screen for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Positive cases on the TB screening were all LTBI cases (active disease was ruled out by chest x-ray, three sputum smears, and/or three cultures for M. tuberculosis as clinically indicated). All cases 6 months to 16 years old were tested for blood lead level, a reference level of 5 micrograms per deciliter or more was considered positive.

Data Source

Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology


Number of Refugee Arrivals by Resettlement Agency, Utah, 2015-2020

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YearResettlement AgencyNumber of Persons
Record Count: 18
2015CCS - Catholic Community Service627
2015IRC - International Rescue Committee499
2015Asian Association of Utah47
2016CCS - Catholic Community Service725
2016IRC - International Rescue Committee695
2016Asian Association of Utah135
2017CCS - Catholic Community Service295
2017IRC - International Rescue Committee262
2017Asian Association of Utah127
2018CCS - Catholic Community Service172
2018IRC - International Rescue Committee260
2018Asian Association of Utah118
2019CCS - Catholic Community Service215
2019IRC - International Rescue Committee308
2019Asian Association of Utah63
2020CCS - Catholic Community Service83
2020IRC - International Rescue Committee160
2020Asian Association of Utah18

Data Source

Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology


Number of Refugee Arrivals by Visa Type, Utah, 2015-2020

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YearVisa TypeNumber of Persons
Record Count: 33
2015Refugee1,109
2015Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)24
2015Asylee7
2015Parolee32
2015Other1
2016Refugee1,401
2016Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)49
2016Asylee7
2016Parolee74
2016Other24
2017Refugee517
2017Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)134
2017Asylee2
2017Parolee15
2017Victims of Trafficking (VOT)3
2017Other13
2018Refugee409
2018Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)81
2018Asylee36
2018Parolee5
2018Victims of Trafficking (VOT)14
2018Other5
2019Refugee441
2019Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)29
2019Asylee87
2019Parolee7
2019Victims of Trafficking (VOT)11
2019Other11
2020Refugee137
2020Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)57
2020Asylee48
2020Victims of Trafficking (VOT)3
2020Other16

Data Source

Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology


Number of Refugee Arrivals by Region, Utah 2005-2020

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YearWorld RegionNumber of Persons
Record Count: 93
2005Africa476
2005East Asia and Pacific21
2005Europe and Eurasia126
2005Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)54
2005South and Central Asia12
2005Latin America89
2006Africa348
2006East Asia and Pacific58
2006Europe and Eurasia145
2006Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)32
2006South and Central Asia3
2006Latin America35
2007Africa405
2007East Asia and Pacific333
2007Europe and Eurasia14
2007Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)123
2007South and Central Asia0
2007Latin America14
2008Africa212
2008East Asia and Pacific393
2008Europe and Eurasia0
2008Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)221
2008South and Central Asia186
2008Latin America15
2009Africa307
2009East Asia and Pacific349
2009Europe and Eurasia0
2009Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)394
2009South and Central Asia357
2009Latin America21
2010Africa308
2010East Asia and Pacific237
2010Europe and Eurasia3
2010Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)239
2010South and Central Asia249
2010Latin America10
2011Africa262
2011East Asia and Pacific274
2011Europe and Eurasia2
2011Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)117
2011South and Central Asia177
2011Latin America27
2012Africa403
2012East Asia and Pacific174
2012Europe and Eurasia5
2012Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)308
2012South and Central Asia273
2012Latin America29
2013Africa408
2013East Asia and Pacific170
2013Europe and Eurasia10
2013Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)367
2013South and Central Asia185
2013Latin America12
2014Africa581
2014East Asia and Pacific173
2014Europe and Eurasia1
2014Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)373
2014South and Central Asia160
2014Latin America23
2015Africa584
2015East Asia and Pacific235
2015Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)178
2015South and Central Asia122
2015Latin America54
2016Africa862
2016East Asia and Pacific139
2016Europe and Eurasia8
2016Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)315
2016South and Central Asia141
2016Latin America89
2017Africa277
2017East Asia and Pacific74
2017Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)128
2017South and Central Asia176
2017Latin America28
2018Africa319
2018East Asia and Pacific67
2018Europe and Eurasia1
2018Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)26
2018South and Central Asia97
2018Latin America40
2019Africa364
2019East Asia and Pacific72
2019Europe and Eurasia2
2019Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)11
2019South and Central Asia49
2019Latin America88
2020Africa101
2020East Asia and Pacific28
2020Near East (N. Africa/Middle East)15
2020South and Central Asia61
2020Latin America55

Data Source

Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology


Number of Refugee Arrivals by Age Group, Utah, 2015-2020

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{{style color:#003366 Adults are refugees whose ages at arrival were 18 or older. }} [[br]] {{style color:#003366 Youths are refugees whose ages at arrival were younger than 18.}}
Adults vs. YouthYearNumber of Persons
Record Count: 12
Adults2015622
Adults2016843
Adults2017363
Adults2018263
Adults2019296
Adults2020146
Youth2015551
Youth2016712
Youth2017321
Youth2018287
Youth2019290
Youth2020115

Data Source

Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology

References and Community Resources

[[br]] ====INTERNET RESOURCES FOR REFUGEES==== Utah Department of Health[[br]] Refugee Health Program[[br]] [http://health.utah.gov/epi/healthypeople/refugee/] Catholic Community Services - Utah[[br]] [http://www.ccsutah.org] International Rescue Committee[[br]] [http://www.theIRC.org] U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement[[br]] [http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr] U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration[[br]] [http://www.state.gov/g/prm] Utah Department of Workforce Services, Utah Refugee Resettlement Program[[br]] [https://jobs.utah.gov/refugee/]

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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