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Identifying need: Taking a closer look at the small areas Richard C. Bullough, PhD. CDC Report. In 2011 CDC released a report saying Summit County, Utah was the only county in the US that met the CDC targets for both obesity and diabetes prevalence among adults (BRFSS). Obesity by county.

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cdc report
CDC Report
  • In 2011 CDC released a report saying Summit County, Utah was the only county in the US that met the CDC targets for both obesity and diabetes prevalence among adults (BRFSS)
obesity by county
Obesity by county

Low Summit County, Utah

Boulder County, ColoradoRoutt County, ColoradoSanta Fe County, New MexicoSummit County, Colorado

HighDallas County, AlabamaGreene County, AlabamaHolmes County, MississippiHumphreys County, MississippiJefferson County, Mississippi

diabetes by county
Diabetes by county

Low

Summit County, Utah Boulder County, ColoradoGallatin County, Montana Los Alamos County, New MexicoSanta Fe County, New Mexico

HighGreene County, Alabama Holmes County, MississippiJefferson County, MississippiLowndes County, AlabamaPerry County, Alabama

summit county compared to utah
Summit County Compared to Utah
  • Obesity: Summit County about half that of Utah
  • Diabetes: Summit County about half that of Utah
  • High Blood Pressure: Summit County about the same as Utah
  • Current Smoker: Summit County about the same as Utah
time for summit county to relax
Time for Summit County to relax?
  • Are we comfortable knowing Summit County is relatively healthy?
  • Can we assume the data represent all of Summit County?
  • Or, do we suspect there are underserved areas and/or populations in Summit County?
east and west
East and West
  • We know that Summit County is generally split into two distinct areas: East and West
  • Western Summit County includes Park City and Snyderville
  • Eastern Summit County includes Coalville, Kamas, Oakley, Henefer, Francis
east sc compared to west sc
East SC Compared to West SC
  • Obesity: Eastern Summit County about two times higher than Western Summit County
  • Diabetes: Eastern Summit County about 25% higher than Western Summit County
  • High Blood Pressure: Eastern Summit County about 50% higher than Western Summit County
  • Current Smoker: Eastern Summit County about two times higher than Western Summit County AND higher than Utah
create your local example
Create Your Local Example
  • As Diabetes Educators you are used to advocating for individual patients
  • You are also in a position to advocate for underserved populations in your areas…YOU are the expert
  • You have access to local and state data through your Local Health Departments and the Utah Department of Health
  • Use the data to build your case, tell your story, and advocate for your local populations in need
contact information
Contact Information

Richard C. Bullough, PhD

435-333-1582

rbullough@summitcounty.org