1996 Health Status Survey: Chronic Medical Conditions in Utah /
Utah. Office of Public Health Data.; Utah. Bureau of Surveillance and Analysis.
Diabetes Mellitus; Utah; Chronic Disease; Prevalence; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive; Arthritis; Asthma; Alzheimer Disease; Public Health; Health Surveys; Cerebrovascular Accident; Statistics; Hypertension; Health Status;
Diabetes; Chronic diseases; Lungs -- Diseases; Arthritis; Asthma; Alzheimer's disease; Public health; Health surveys; Cerebrovascular disease; Statistics; Hypertension;
Of the ten leading causes of death in the United States in 1990, more than half were chronic
diseases, including heart disease, cancers, cerebrovascular disease (also known as stroke), chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, and chronic liver diseases. Heart disease, cancer, and
cerebrovascular disease were the first three leading causes of death in the nation (Brownson et al., 1993).
Similarly, heart disease, cancer, cerebrovascular disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are the
top four leading causes of death in Utah, respectively (Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Surveillance
and Analysis, 1997).