Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Trend Report, 1989-1999
Statistics & numerical data;
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; Health Status; Health Status Indicators; Health Services Accessibility; Health Behavior; Safety; Obesity; Utah; Epidemiology; Mass Screening; Statistics; Smoking; Public Health; Preventive Medicine; Population Surveillance; Body Mass Index; Attitude to Health; Life Style; Alcohol Drinking; Risk Factors; Nutrition; Risk Reduction Behavior; Health Education; Health Promotion; Population Surveillance; Health Promotion; Preventive Medicine; Exercise;
Health status indicators; Health services accessibility; Medical screening; Exercise; Nutrition; Addicts; Alcoholism; Drug abuse; Narcotic habit; Tobacco habit; Substance abuse; Automobiles -- Seat belts; Health behavior;
Utah has participated in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) since it began in 1984 and
when only 14 other states participated. This report examines trends for selected BRFSS measures over 11 years
from 1989 to 1999. The Utah statewide rates are compared to the rates for states bordering Utah (the Region)
and the rates for all states and territories (the U.S.) for each year that data were available. The Region and the
U.S. include Utah.
The report also examines differences between various demographic groups in Utah by combining four years of
Utah data from 1996-1999. Data from four years were combined to increase the precision of the subgroupspecific
rates. However, for some groups the sample sizes remained small and apparently large differences
were not statistically significant; that is, even those large differences could have occurred due to chance alone.
Utah. Bureau of Surveillance and Analysis; Utah. Center for Health Data;