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MCC Data Presentation July 2012

MCC Data Presentation July 2012

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Health Disparities in Utah
Office of Health Disparities (OHD)
Mission
To reduce health disparities in Utah and toimprove health outcomes for vulnerablepopulations as defined by socio-economicstatus, race/ethnicity, geography, as well asother populations identified to be at-risk forhealth disparities.
OHD Goals
GOAL 1: Partnerships & Collaborations
Develop and support partnerships andcollaborations among public, nonprofit andprivate entities to increase awareness and driveaction in efforts to reduce health disparities andachieve health equity.
GOAL 2: Data & Research
Ensure the availability, coordination, utilizationand diffusion of data and research identifyingand focusing on populations with healthdisparities.
OHD Goals (cont.)
GOAL 3: Outreach and Media Intervention
Serve as a clearinghouse in Utah to increaseawareness of health disparities and to disseminatehealth education materials and resources.
GOAL 4: Cultural and Linguistic Competency
Improve cultural competency of the health-relatedworkforce and public health agencies and increaseaccess to health promotion messages amonglimited English proficient individuals.
Demographic Context
29.224.428.721.317.127.324.428.5
05101520253035White, Non-HispanicHispanic or LatinoWhiteNative Hawaiian/Pacific Black or African AmericanAsianAmerican Indian/Alaska …All Utahns
Age in Years
Median Age by Race and Ethnicity, Utah
American Community Survey, 2006-2010 
Demographic Context: Life Expectancy
78.978.979.979.078.377.282.876.778.9
0102030405060708090100Other, Non-HispanicWhite, Non-HispanicHispanic or LatinoWhiteNative …Black or African …AsianAmerican …All Utah Adults
Years
American Community Survey, 2006-2010 
 
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Demographic Context
13.1%8.2%19.5%9.2%14.4%19.6%14.3%22.1%10.0%
0%10%20%30%Other, Non-HispanicWhite, Non-HispanicHispanic or LatinoWhiteNative Hawaiian/Pacific Black or African AmericanAsianAmerican Indian/Alaska …All Utahns
UtahnsLiving in Poverty
American Community Survey, 2006-2010 
Health Disparities Definition
Health Disparity:
A difference inhealth linked to social or economicdisadvantage, affecting groups ofpeople who have systematicallyexperienced greater social oreconomic obstacles to health.
Examples ofGroupCategories:
IncomeGeographyRaceEthnicity
Utah Infant Mortality
Utah Vital Records 2005-2008, Birth Cohort 
Factors Related to Infant Health
Lowest
Rates of…
Early Prenatal Care
Folic Acid Consumption
Highest
Rates of…
Obesity in Pregnancy
Postpartum DepressionLack of Knowledge of Health Guidelines
Health Status by Race and Ethnicity 2010; OHD Minority Health Focus Groups, 2011
Among Pacific Islanders
Factors Related to Infant Health
Highest
Rates of…
Low Birth Weight
Preterm Birth
Unintended Pregnancy
Smoking during Pregnancy
Unplanned pregnancy
Unprepared for pregnancy
Prenatal care is too late
Among Blacks/African Americans
Health Status by Race and Ethnicity 2010; OHD Minority Health Focus Groups, 2011
Infant Mortality
By Geography
Utah Vital Records 2005-2008, Birth Cohort 
 
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Overweight and Obese
By Race/Ethnicity
Utah BRFSS 2006-2010 
Overweight and Obese
By Geography
Utah BRFSS 2006-2010 
Barriers to Healthy Weight
Modern lifestyle
Depression
Pacific Islanders: Culturalpreference for large body size &acculturation to Americanprocessed foods
Hispanics: winter weather, costof healthy food & knowledge ofnutrition
OHD Minority Health Focus Groups, 2 
 
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No Health Insurance Coverage
By Race/Ethnicity
Utah BRFSS 2009-2010 
No Health Insurance Coverage
By Geography
Utah BRFSS 2009-2010 
No Health Insurance Coverage
By Income
Utah BRFSS 2009-2010 

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