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Health Disparities Profile for Region 18

 Region 18  includes: Weld County  
Population Characteristics Region18 Colorado
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Total Population: 243,750 4,861,515
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 170,013 3,508,736
White, Hispanic/Latino 64,409 909,833
Black/African American 2,947 228,718
Asian American/Pacific Islander 3,803 150,112
American Indian/Native Alaskan 2,578 64,116
Source:  CDC/NCHS 2007-based, bridged-race population estimates, 2007.
   
Perinatal and Infant Health Region18 Colorado
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Live Births Average annual number of live births
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 2,277 41,749
White, Hispanic/Latino 1,586 21,286
Black/African American 12 3,099
Asian American/Pacific Islander 40 2,483
American Indian/Native Alaskan 10 613
Teen Fertitilty Rate of live births to women age 15-17 per 1,000 women age 15-17
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 12.4 10.2
White, Hispanic/Latino 82.9 69.2
Black/African American * 28.6
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 11.6
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 23.2
Source: Vital Statistics unit, Health Statistics Section, CDPHE, 2003-2007.
* Indicates fewer than three events in category.
** 'Adequate Prenatal Care' is defined here as scoring 'Adequate Plus' using the Kotelchuck Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index.
Perinatal and Infant Health Cont. Region18 Colorado
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Adequate Prenatal Care % of live births to mothers who received Adequate Prenatal Care **
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 67.9 72.1
White, Hispanic/Latino 45.5 56.9
Black/African American 48.3 58.9
Asian American/Pacific Islander 64.5 66.7
American Indian/Native Alaskan 47.9 55.2
Low Birth Weight % of live births weighing less than 2,500 grams
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 7.6 8.8
White, Hispanic/Latino 8.1 8.5
Black/African American 13.3 15.3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 8.0 10.3
American Indian/Native Alaskan 7.8 9.9
Infant Mortality Rate of infant deaths (under 1 year of age) per 1,000 live births
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 4.8 5.0
White, Hispanic/Latino 10.0 7.4
Black/African American 50.0 15.4
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 4.3
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 4.9
Source: Vital Statistics unit, Health Statistics Section, CDPHE, 2003-2007.
* Indicates fewer than three events in category.
** 'Adequate Prenatal Care' is defined here as scoring 'Adequate Plus' using the Kotelchuck Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index.
   
Child Health Region18 Colorado
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Health Insurance % of children age 1-14 who had any type of health insurance coverage
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 93.1 93.6
White, Hispanic/Latino 68.5 74.3
Black/African American * 92.9
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 92.6
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 83.4
Regular Doctor % of children age 1-14 who had a regular health care provider
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 67.5 67.4
White, Hispanic/Latino 63.4 62.5
Black/African American * 68.4
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 72.2
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 62.5
Source: Child Health Survey, Health Statistics Section, CDPHE, 2003-2007.
* Indicates fewer than 50 respondents in subgroup.
Child Health Cont. Region18 Colorado
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Physical Activity % of children age 5-14 who engaged in physical activity 5+ hours/week
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 77.9 75.2
White, Hispanic/Latino 75.5 69.9
Black/African American * 75.8
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 71.9
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 59.6
Television Viewing % of children age 5-14 who viewed television <2 hours per day
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 80.2 84.3
White, Hispanic/Latino 80.0 75.7
Black/African American * 63.0
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 78.7
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 78.6
Nutrition % of children age 1-14 who ate 5+ servings of fruit and vegetables per day
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 32.4 27.7
White, Hispanic/Latino 32.9 30.7
Black/African American * 34.7
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 30.9
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 28.8
Food Insecurity % of children age 1-14 that 'often' or 'sometimes' relied on low-cost foods in past year
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 31.7 20.4
White, Hispanic/Latino 53.8 49.0
Black/African American * 34.4
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 15.1
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 57.6
Overweight/Obese % of children age 2-14 who who were overweight or obese
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 24.0 22.7
White, Hispanic/Latino 40.8 35.9
Black/African American * 44.9
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 17.1
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 43.1
Behavioral or Mental Health Problems % of parents who reported behavioral or mental health problems in their children age 1-14
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 29.1 26.0
White, Hispanic/Latino 27.4 31.2
Black/African American * 34.9
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 26.3
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 40.6
Source: Child Health Survey, Health Statistics Section, CDPHE, 2003-2007.
* Indicates fewer than 50 respondents in subgroup.
   
Adolescent Health (Grades 9-12) Region18 Colorado
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Current Cigarette Use % of students who smoked cigarettes on 1+ days in the past 30 days
White, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A 17.7
Hispanic/Latino N/A 21.6
Black/African American, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A *
All Other Races N/A *
Current Marijuana Use % of students who used marijuana 1+ times in the past 30 days
White, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A 22.3
Hispanic/Latino N/A 27.1
Black/African American, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A *
All Other Races N/A *
Source: Colorado Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Colorado Dept. of Education, 2007.
*Indicates fewer than 100 respondents in subgroup.
Adolescent Health (Grades 9-12) Cont. Region18 Colorado
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Binge Drinking % of students who had 5+ alcoholic drinks in a row 1+ of past 30 days
White, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A 32.7
Hispanic/Latino N/A 37.9
Black/African American, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A *
All Other Races N/A *
Driving with Someone Who Had Been Drinking Alcohol % of students who, during the past 30 days, rode in a vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking
White, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A 20.8
Hispanic/Latino N/A 42.1
Black/African American, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A *
All Other Races N/A *
Nutrition % of students who ate 5+ servings of fruit and vegetables per day during past 7 days
White, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A 26.7
Hispanic/Latino N/A 26.6
Black/African American, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A *
All Other Races N/A *
Overweight/Obese % of students who were overweight or obese
White, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A 13.7
Hispanic/Latino N/A 28.2
Black/African American, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A *
All Other Races N/A *
Physical Activity % of students who were physically active 60+ minutes per day on 5 or more of past 7 days
White, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A 45.3
Hispanic/Latino N/A 43.7
Black/African American, non-Hispanic/Latino N/A *
All Other Races N/A *
Source: Colorado Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Colorado Dept. of Education, 2007.
* Indicates fewer than 100 respondents in subgroup.
   
Adult Health Region18 Colorado
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Health Care Coverage % of adults who reported they had any kind of health care coverage
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 89.2 89.2
White, Hispanic/Latino 43.3 57.3
Black/African American * 82.5
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 84.4
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 68.1
General Health Status % of adults who reported that their general health was 'fair' or 'poor'
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 9.4 9.3
White, Hispanic/Latino 21.7 24.3
Black/African American * 15.0
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 7.7
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 24.6
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey, Health Statisitics Section, CDPHE, 2003-2007.
* Indicates fewer than 50 respondents in subgroup.
Adult Health Cont. Region18 Colorado
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Physical Health Average number of days in past 30 days in which physical health was reported as 'not good'
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 2.9 2.9
White, Hispanic/Latino 2.3 2.8
Black/African American * 3.0
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 1.7
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 4.5
Mental Health Average number of days in past 30 days in which mental health was reported as 'not good'
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 2.7 2.9
White, Hispanic/Latino 3.4 3.2
Black/African American * 3.9
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 2.2
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 4.4
Physical Inactivity % of adults who reported no physical activity in past 30 days
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 16.1 14.2
White, Hispanic/Latino 41.9 32.2
Black/African American * 22.9
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 20.6
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 25.4
Nutrition % of adults who reported they ate 5+ servings of fruit and vegetables per day
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 23.4 25.5
White, Hispanic/Latino 17.5 22.2
Black/African American * 17.8
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 26.9
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 20.7
Overweight/Obese % of adults who were overweight (BMI 25-29) or obese (BMI 30+)
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 63.6 52.7
White, Hispanic/Latino 67.6 62.6
Black/African American * 59.5
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 33.3
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 64.3
Binge Drinking % of adults who reported binge drinking (males 5+/Females 4+ drinks on one or more occasions) in past 30 days
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 16.2 16.6
White, Hispanic/Latino 12.1 17.8
Black/African American * 14.0
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 13.3
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 22.7
High Colesterol % of adults who had been told by a doctor that they have high cholesterol
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 30.4 33.8
White, Hispanic/Latino 29.0 29.1
Black/African American * 29.8
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 29.4
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 28.0
Hypertension % of adults who had been told by a doctor that they have high blood pressure
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 23.2 21.4
White, Hispanic/Latino 10.1 15.6
Black/African American * 28.3
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 13.5
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 17.7
Diabetes % of adults who had been told by a doctor that they have diabetes
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 5.0 4.5
White, Hispanic/Latino 3.2 5.1
Black/African American * 7.8
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 4.7
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 6.9
Arthritis % of adults who had been told by a doctor that they have arthritis
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 27.5 26.1
White, Hispanic/Latino 4.1 13.9
Black/African American * 21.5
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 16.6
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 24.2
Asthma Prevalence % of adults who had been told by a doctor they currently have asthma
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 8.3 8.5
White, Hispanic/Latino 3.2 5.2
Black/African American * 9.7
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 5.4
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 8.4
Flu Vaccine % of adults age 65 and over who reported having received a flu shot/vaccine in the past 12 months
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 76.4 76.1
White, Hispanic/Latino 50.1 73.5
Black/African American * 63.6
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 76.9
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 69.9
Pneumonia Vaccine % of adults age 65 and over who reported ever having received a pneumococcal shot/vaccine
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 72.0 71.2
White, Hispanic/Latino 44.8 58.2
Black/African American * 69.1
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 58.2
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 73.6
Colorectal Cancer Screening % of adults age 50 and over who reported they have ever had a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 54.4 54.7
White, Hispanic/Latino 18.3 43.3
Black/African American * 48.0
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 52.6
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 44.5
Breast Cancer Screening % of adult women age 50 and over who reported they have had a clinical breast exam or mammogram in the past 2 years
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 74.1 71.7
White, Hispanic/Latino 63.9 69.1
Black/African American * 73.1
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 81.1
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 71.3
Cervical Cancer Screening % of adult women who reported tey have ever had a pap smear test
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 94.9 93.9
White, Hispanic/Latino 95.0 93.2
Black/African American * 91.0
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 75.7
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 98.6
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey, Health Statisitics Section, CDPHE, 2003-2007.
* Indicates fewer than 50 respondents in subgroup.
   
Cancer Incidence Region18 Colorado
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All Cancers Combined Age-adjusted incidence rate of all cancers per 100,000 population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 448.2 460.2
White, Hispanic/Latino 414.6 405.2
Black/African American * 419.8
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 282.7
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 146.0
Colon and Rectum Age-adjusted incidence rate of colorectal cancer per 100,000 population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 46.3 45.4
White, Hispanic/Latino 52.4 50.3
Black/African American * 43.2
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 33.3
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 18.8
Source: Colorado Central Cancer Registry, CDPHE, 2001-2005.
*Indicates fewer than 20 events in category.
Cancer Incidence Cont. Region18 Colorado
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Lung and Bronchus Age-adjusted incidence rate of lung and bronchus cancers per 100,000 population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 54.7 54.3
White, Hispanic/Latino 42.4 45.2
Black/African American * 62.7
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 36.5
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 18.3
Female Breast Age-adjusted incidence rate of female breast cancer per 100,000 women in population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 127.9 132.4
White, Hispanic/Latino 111.8 102.3
Black/African American * 97.9
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 69.3
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 36.8
Prostate Age-adjusted incidence rate of prostate cancer per 100,000 men in population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 149.4 164.1
White, Hispanic/Latino 149.9 133.8
Black/African American * 210.0
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 62.7
American Indian/Native Alaskan * *
Source: Colorado Central Cancer Registry, CDPHE, 2001-2005.
*Indicates fewer than 20 events in category.
   
Tobacco Use Among Adults Region18 Colorado
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Current Smoker % of adults who reported that they currently smoke
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 16.2 15.6
Hispanic/Latino 13.5 22.8
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 19.4
All Other Races * 25.8
Former Smoker % of adults who reported that they used to smoke
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 19.7 21.6
Hispanic/Latino 11.5 13.8
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 16.3
All Other Races * 14.7
Source: Colorado Tobacco Attitudes and Behaviors Survey (TABS), Colorado State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership, 2005.
*Indicates fewer than 50 respondents in subgroup.
Tobacco Use Among Adults Cont. Region18 Colorado
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Cigarettes Per Day Reported number of cigarettes smoked per day among current smokers
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 19.1 25.0
Hispanic/Latino * 42.6
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 43.5
All Other Races * 30.4
Moderate (10-24/Day) Reported number of cigarettes smoked per day among current smokers
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 60.7 60.4
Hispanic/Latino * 54.8
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 54.6
All Other Races * 57.8
Heavy (25+ Day) Reported number of cigarettes smoked per day among current smokers
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 20.2 14.6
Hispanic/Latino * 2.6
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 1.9
All Other Races * 11.8
Smoked More Previously % of current smokers who reported they used to smoke more than they do now
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 71.8 68.2
Hispanic/Latino * 57.0
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 64.5
All Other Races * 57.4
Smokeless Tobacco % of adults who reported that they currently use smokeless tobacco
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 3.8 2.5
Hispanic/Latino 3.3 1.9
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 0.1
All Other Races * 1.8
Quit Attempts % of smokers who reported at least one quit attempt in past 12 months
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 57.4 62.0
Hispanic/Latino * 76.6
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 73.9
All Other Races * 63.1
Doctor's Advice % of smokers who reported their doctor has advised them to quit smoking
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 72.9 58.5
Hispanic/Latino * 55.5
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 59.1
All Other Races * 65.5
Rules Concerning Smoking in the Home
Smoking is Allowed Everywhere
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 8.3 7.5
Hispanic/Latino 3.1 6.3
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 9.0
All Other Races * 8.7
Smoking is Allowed Sometimes/Someplaces
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 9.6 9.7
Hispanic/Latino 13.3 13.9
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 11.3
All Other Races * 13.2
Smoking is Not Allowed
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 81.6 82.1
Hispanic/Latino 82.9 79.1
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 79.5
All Other Races * 77.2
Other (Not Known or No Rules)
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 0.6 0.7
Hispanic/Latino 0.7 0.8
Black/African American,non-Hispanic/Latino * 0.3
All Other Races * 0.9
Source: Colorado Tobacco Attitudes and Behaviors Survey (TABS), Colorado State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership, 2005.
*Indicates fewer than 50 respondents in subgroup.
   
Mortality Region18 Colorado
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Heart Disease Age-adjusted incidence rate of mortality due to heart disease per 100,000 in population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 190.0 160.7
White, Hispanic/Latino 172.8 141.0
Black/African American 211.6 179.7
Asian American/Pacific Islander 98.4 70.4
American Indian/Native Alaskan 70.1 103.2
Malignant Neoplasms Age-adjusted incidence rate of mortality due to cancer per 100,000 in population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 173.4 160.4
White, Hispanic/Latino 164.7 145.7
Black/African American 146.8 185.5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 63.6 113.7
American Indian/Native Alaskan 67.6 91.8
Source: Vital Statistics Unit, Health Statistics Section, CDPHE, 2005-2007.
*Indicates fewer than three events in category.
Mortality Cont. Region18 Colorado
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Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Age-adjusted incidence rate of mortality due to chronic lower respiratory diseases per 100,000 in population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 66.5 53.6
White, Hispanic/Latino 27.8 34.3
Black/African American * 35.4
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 13.7
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 27.2
Unintentional Injury Age-adjusted incidence rate of mortality due to unintentional injuries per 100,000 in population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 40.5 42.0
White, Hispanic/Latino 36.4 46.6
Black/African American * 39.6
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 19.9
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 41.4
Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke Age-adjusted incidence rate of mortality due to cerebrovascular disease/stroke per 100,000 in population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 41.6 41.8
White, Hispanic/Latino 39.6 44.0
Black/African American * 55.9
Asian American/Pacific Islander 55.8 38.6
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 18.0
Alzheimer's Disease Age-adjusted incidence rate of mortality due to Alzheimer's disease per 100,000 in population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 39.4 28.1
White, Hispanic/Latino 22.2 19.2
Black/African American * 28.2
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 11.4
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 13.8
Diabetes Mellitus Age-adjusted incidence rate of mortality due to diabetes per 100,000 in population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 24.4 15.2
White, Hispanic/Latino 62.8 38.7
Black/African American * 28.0
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 13.3
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 36.6
Influenza or Pneumonia Age-adjusted incidence rate of mortality due to influenza or pneumonia per 100,000 in population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 12.6 17.2
White, Hispanic/Latino 12.6 16.7
Black/African American * 17.2
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 9.5
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 10.4
Suicide Age-adjusted incidence rate of mortality due to suicide per 100,000 in population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 14.3 17.9
White, Hispanic/Latino 8.6 9.8
Black/African American * 9.7
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 9.0
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 9.4
Chronic Liver Disease Age-adjusted incidence rate of mortality due to chronic liver disease per 100,000 in population
White, non-Hispanic/Latino 5.7 8.3
White, Hispanic/Latino 19.5 23.0
Black/African American * 7.2
Asian American/Pacific Islander * 3.7
American Indian/Native Alaskan * 17.5
Source: Vital Statistics Unit, Health Statistics Section, CDPHE, 2005-2007.
*Indicates fewer than three events in category.
NOTES:
An '*' in a field indicates the respective measure has been suppressed due to privacy, confidentiality, and/or statistical considerations per the data suppression policy of the respective data source. An 'N/A' in a field indicates data not available. Suggested Citation: Colorado Health Disparities Profiles, Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. To view this profile on the internet, or to obtain profiles for additional counties or regions, please visit the Colorado Health Data page, and select Health Disparities > Health Disparities Profiles in the contents bar. For more information, please contact the Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, at 303-692-2160 or by email at cdphe.healthstatistics@state.co.us.
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