Physical Health

Physical Health in General

Overall, Jefferson County residents are a fairly healthy population. For the majority of the conditions shown below, Jefferson County is doing better or similar to Colorado and the United States. However, as with almost all health outcomes, when you look at subpopulations, socioeconomic status or sub-county geographic locations, disparities and inequities exist.

Note: In 2011, the BRFSS methodology changed to include calls to cell phones. Changes between 2010 and 2011 should be interpreted with caution.

Percent of adults reporting fair or poor health status (2014-2017)

Source: CDPHE BRFSS Small Area Estimates (2014-2017)

Source: Colorado BRFSS

Percent of adults with frequent physical distress (14 or more physically unhealthy days in the past 30)

Source: CDPHE BRFSS Small Area Estimates (2014-2017)

Chronic Diseases and Conditions

Disabilities

Cancer Incidence

Heart Disease/High Blood Pressure/High Cholesterol

Percent of adults ever diagnosed with angina or coronary heart disease (2014-2017)

Source: CDPHE BRFSS Small Area Estimates (2014-2017)

Note: In 2011, the BRFSS methodology changed to include calls to cell phones. Changes between 2010 and 2011 should be interpreted with caution.

Source: Colorado BRFSS

Diabetes

Note: In 2011, the BRFSS methodology changed to include calls to cell phones. Changes between 2010 and 2011 should be interpreted with caution.

Percent of adults ever diagnosed with diabetes (2014-2017)

Source: CDPHE BRFSS Small Area Estimates (2014-2017)

Source: Colorado BRFSS

Asthma

Percent of adults who currently have asthma (2014-2017)

Source: CDPHE Small Area Estimates (2014-2017)

Asthma-related hospitalization rates/100,000 persons (2013-2017)

Source: Colorado BRFSS

Weight Status

6 out of every 10 adults are at an unhealthy weight,
1 out of every 5 adults is obese and
1 out of 4 children and adolescents are at unhealthy weight.

- Data from the Colorado Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, and the Colorado Child Health Survey

Note: In 2011, the BRFSS methodology changed to include calls to cell phones. Changes between 2010 and 2011 should be interpreted with caution.

Percent of adults who are overweight or obese (BMI >= 25) (2014-2017)

Source: CDPHE BRFSS Small Area Estimates (2014-2017)

Source: Colorado BRFSS

Maternal/Child Health

Low Birth Weight

Pre-term Births

Oral Health

Children (ages 3-to-5 years)

“Caries experience” refers to cavities and/or fillings.

Percent of children (ages 3-to-5) in Head Start with caries, untreated dental decay and those that reported having a dental home, Colorado (2013-2014)

Third Grade Children

Adults (18+)

Communicable Diseases

The charts below contains the number of cases and the rate of cases per 100,000 persons for all the reportable causes of disease in Jefferson County and Colorado between 2005-2017. 

Note: The scale bars between the two graphs below are not equal for both Jefferson County and Colorado and will vary depending on the disease that is selected with the filter.

To select a specific type of disease, you can click on the 'Filter by Disease' drop-down below, and select the disease of interest to you.

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Data Sources:

Colorado BRFSS: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey: http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/cohid/

CDC BRFSS: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey: https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/data_tools.htm

CDPHE BRFSS: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, Small Area Estimates: http://www.cohealthmaps.dphe.state.co.us/cdphe_community_level_estimates/

US Census, ACS: American Community Survey - American Factfinder (Table: S1810): https://www.census.gov

Colorado Cancer Registry via CDPHE: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/cohid/Default.aspx

Colorado Hospital Association via CDPHE: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: http://data-cdphe.opendata.arcgis.com

HKCS: Healthy Kids Colorado Survey: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/hkcs

CO Child Health Survey: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2nM-3jK5N8pUE5uRFVHM2RmOWc/view

CDPHE Vital Records: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/cohid/Default.aspx

National Vital Statistics System: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/index.htm

CO Oral Health - Head Start Screening Report: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/PW_OH_Head-Start-Screening-Survey-Report.pdf

CO Oral Health Survey: Children's Oral Health Screening (2011-2012): https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/PW_OH_Childrens-Oral-Health-Screening-2011-2012-Report-FINAL.pdf

CDPHE CEDRS: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Electronic Disease Reporting System: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/report-a-disease

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Published on July 17, 2018

Updated June 19, 2019