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Overweight and obesity in Colorado adults, teens and children: many of us are not doing as well as others

Overweight and Obesity in Colorado, Adults, Teens and Children

Presents statistics about Colorado population, including
  • links to BMI calculators
  • health consequences,
  • factors that influence weight,
  • the prevalence of overweight and obesity by demographics,
    • age
    • sex
    • education
    • income
    • race / ethnicity
    • sexual orientation (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender)
    • location (counties and regions)
  • the prevalence of overweight and obesity by geographic region,
  • health disparities,
  • current obesity prevention efforts.
Healthy aging in Colorado: the health of older Coloradans and trends in population growth, data, infographic

Healthy Aging in Colorado

Presents statistics about our older adults, including
  • senior population growth trends and projections,
  • life expectancy,
  • factors that determine health,
  • the prevalence of chronic conditions,
  • the leading causes of death,
  • injuries (including falls and suicide),
  • health disparities,
  • preventive behaviors
  • and
  • caregivers.

The infographic concludes with several state and national calls to action.

Demographic data presented include the following:

  • age
  • sex
  • education
  • race / ethnicity
  • sexual orientation (gay, lesbian, bisexual and other)
  • location (counties)

marijuana statistics use by Colorado adults, data, infographic

2014 BRFSS data describe adult marijuana use.

New data show 13.6 percent of Colorado adults (ages 18 and older) surveyed in 2014 reported current use of marijuana. Current use is defined as having used in the past 30 days.

Questions on the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey mark the beginning of data collection about marijuana use following the legalization of retail marijuana in Colorado.

Demographic data collected include the following:

  • age,
  • sex,
  • race / ethnicity,
  • income,
  • education,
  • sexual orientation (gay, lesbian, bisexual - GLB), and
  • location (county and region).

Statistics about exposure to children in the home were analyzed as well.

Also presented in the infographic is a timeline of the legalization of marijuana (medical and recreational) in the state. Dates of the citizen ballot initiatives, the enactment of laws and the opening of retail outlets are displayed.

See press release here. | See data infographic here.

General Reports
  • Colorado Child Health Survey 2014 Data


  • Transparent: The State of Transgender Health in Colorado
    A Report by the One Colorado Education Fund

    Measuring Behavioral Health: Fulfilling Colorado's Commitment to Become the Healthiest State
    A Report by the Colorado Cross-Agency Collaborative

    Making Communities Healthier: A White Paper
    This white paper highlights the decade-long effort by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to reconstruct the structurally deficient 50-year-old I-70 viaduct, which crosses through the Elyria and Swansea Neighborhood, in a way that brings improvements to the neighborhood and reduces the health impacts of the highway.

    Health Watch
    2014

    Health Watch No. 95: Marijuana Use Among Adolescents in Colorado: Results from the 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey

    Health Watch No. 94: Adolescent Suicide in Colorado, 2008-2012

    Health Watch No. 93: Home is Where the Health is? Exploring Healthy Housing in Colorado

    Health Watch No. 92: Evaluating the interplay of arthritis, obesity and physical activity among Colorado adults

    Health Watch No. 91: Literature Review of Perinatal Exposures to Marijuana

    2013

    Health Watch No. 90: Suicide in Colorado, 2007-2011: A Summary from the Colorado Violent Death Reporting System

    Health Watch No. 89: Gastroschisis in Colorado: Recent Trends and Maternal and Infant Risk Factors

    Health Watch No. 88: Obesity and Physical Inactivity in Colorado: Demographic Characteristics and Regional Distribution

    2012

    Health Watch No. 87: Medical Home among Colorado Children Ages 1-14, Colorado Child Health Survey, 2010-2011

    Health Watch No. 86: Food-Insecurity Contributes to Obesity Among Colorado Children and Pregnant Women

    Health Watch No. 85: Unintentional Poisoning Deaths in Colorado, 2000-2010

    Health Watch No. 84: Relating Maternal Weight to the Occurrence of Birth Defects in Colorado

    Health Watch No. 83: Public versus Private Health Insurance in Colorado at a Glance: A Glimpse at Health Care Coverage, Health Behaviors and Chronic Conditions Using the BRFSS, 2010

    Health Watch No. 82: Living Longer? Living Better? Estimates of Life Expectancy and Healthy Life Expectancy in Colorado

    2011

    Health Watch No. 81: Cesarean Section Deliveries and Inductions of Labor in Colorado: An Analysis of Current Trends and Demographics

    Health Watch No. 80: Screen Time Behavior in Colorado Children, Colorado Child Health Survey, 2007-2008

    Health Watch No. 79: Unused Medication Disposal in Colorado: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

    Health Watch No. 78: How Healthy Are Colorado Women of Reproductive Age? An Evaluation of Preconception Risk and Protective Factors

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    2010

    Health Watch No. 77
    The Connection between Health Disparities and the Social Determinants of Health in Early Childhood

    Health Watch No. 76
    The Burden of Depression and Anxiety in Colorado: Findings from the Colorado Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2008

    Health Watch No. 75
    Smoking Before, During and After Pregnancy: Colorado Trends

    Health Watch No. 74
    Gestational Diabetes in Colorado: Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), 2006-2008

    Health Watch No 73
    Emergency Preparedness in Colorado: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

    2009

    Health Watch No. 72

    Postpartum Depressive Symptoms among Colorado Women

    Health Watch No 71
    The Association Between Physical Activity, Mental Health and Quality of Life: A Population-Based Study

    Health Watch No. 70
    Maternal Indicators for Women on Medicaid in Colorado: An Analysis of Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Survey Data

    Health Watch No 69
    The Association of Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Adverse Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes

    2008

    August No. 68
    Colorado's Population and Vital Statistics - Recent Innovations and Recommendations

    August No. 67
    Prevalence of severe psychological distress and its association with behavioral risk factors, quality of life indicators, and health outcomes: Colorado Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2007

    July No. 66
    Infant Mortality in Colorado: Trends, Disparities, and Current Research

    March No. 65
    Weight Control Strategies and the Impact of Health Care Provider Advice on Weight Loss Attempts Among Colorado Adults2007

    2007

    September No. 64
    Knowledge and Consumption of Folic Acid: Working to Reduce Neural Tube Defects in Colorado

    August No. 63
    Childhood Obesity: How do the health behaviors of Colorado parents affect their children?

    June No. 62

    Factors Associated with Self-Reported Health Status Among Colorado Adults, 2005

    January No. 61
    Comparing Maternal Indicators among Black Women to White and Hispanic Women in Colorado: An Analysis of Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Survey Data

    2006

    July No. 60
    Health-Related Behaviors of Colorado Adolescents: Results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2005

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    2005

    September No. 59
    How Healthy are Colorado Children? Key Findings From the 2004 Colorado Child Health Survey

    April No. 58
    The Health of Women in Colorado

    2004

    July No. 57
    Health-Related Behaviors of Colorado Adolescents: Results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2003

    July No. 56
    Tobacco Use in Colorado: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

    April No. 55
    Colorado Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI): Work-Related Fatalities in 2002

    2003

    May No. 54
    Colorado Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI): Work-Related Fatalities in 2001

    May No. 53
    Sociodemographics, General Health Status, and Access to Care Among Colorado Adults With Disability

    April No. 52
    Health-Related Behaviors of Colorado Adolescents: Results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2001

    March No. 51
    Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Colorado Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), 1997-2000

    March No. 50
    Decade of Decline: Fertility rates of 15-to 17-year-olds decrease in Colorado in the 1990s

    March No. 49
    Access Local Health Data Using the Colorado Health Information Dataset (CoHID)

    2002

    Nov No. 48
    Adult Obesity in Colorado: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

    Sept No. 47
    Prevalence and Effects of Arthritis in Colorado: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001

    Sept No. 46
    Health and Injury-Related Behaviors in Colorado Rural Resort Counties: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1997-1998

    April No. 45
    Prevalence, Health Behaviors, and Preventive Health Practices Among Adult Coloradans with Diagnosed Diabetes: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1997-2000

    April No. 44
    Health Risk Behaviors, Preventive Care Practices, and Mortality in North Denver, Colorado: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and Vital Statistics Data, 2000-2001

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    2001
    Fact Sheets

    Colorado Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - Methodological Improvements: Incorporation fo Cell Phones and Raking Weights

    Colorado Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

    Arthritis Among Adults in Colorado (2006)

    Suicide in Colorado

    Assault in Colorado

    Falls Among Older Adults in Colorado

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    Maternal and Child Health issue briefs
    1. Substance Abuse among Youth in Colorado.
    2. Substance Abuse among Women of Reproductive Age in Colorado.

    Facts for Action: Chronic Diseases and Related Risk Factors in Colorado

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