Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Did You Know, Colorado? [erratum]

Correction to post from June 27, 2014 (corrected prevalence estimates):

2013 Colorado Child Health Survey (CHS) data are now available! Follow this link: http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/topics.aspx?q=Maternal_Child_Health_Data then select “Colorado Child Health Survey Data,” click on the “Data” tab, and click on “2013 Data: Select Indicators.” The CHS surveys parents of children ages 1-14 years. Select 2013 prevalence estimates include:
  • Among children ages 1-14 years: consume fruit 2+ times per day (51.2%), consume vegetables 3+ times per day (13.3%), consume sugary beverages 1+ times per day (18.9%), food insecurity* (28.3%), more than 2 hours of screen time on weekend days (46.5%), exposed to second hand smoke (19.7% among children with a smoker in the home), current asthma (7.1%), fair or poor condition of teeth (5.7%)
  • Among children ages 2-14 years: obesity (14.5%),** overweight or obese (26.5%)
  • Among children ages 4-14 years: mental health not good 3+ days in past 30 days (12.0%)
  • Among children ages 5-14 years: physically active every day in past week for at least 60 minutes (43.0%), walk or bike to school 5 days per week during average school week (20.3%), more than 2 hours of screen time on weekdays (14.8%)

* Food insecurity is defined as living in households that often or sometimes relied on only a few kinds of low-cost foods because of running out of money to buy food.
** 2013 obesity prevalence estimates are not statistically different from 2011 or 2012 estimates.
For more information about chronic disease data in Colorado, contact Renee Calanan.

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