Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Colorado Health Report Card: 10 years of data

The 2016 Colorado Health Report Card signals 10 years of health data, measuring the headway and hurdles on some of Colorado's most pressing health issues. A decade of data on health trends for Colorado highlights progress made and areas of improvement: 
  • HRCcover_250In 2007, 14.1 percent of children were uninsured and just 5 percent are uninsured today. The number of uninsured adults dropped from 19.6 percent to 14.1 percent.
  • The obesity rate for adults has climbed from 18.4 percent in 2007 to 21.5 percent in 2016. The overall obesity rate for children is 10.9 percent, up by 1 percent.
  • The number of children living in poverty has increased from 14.4 percent in 2007 to 20.1 percent in 2016. For teens, the poverty rate has jumped from 10.3 percent in 2007 to 17.7 percent. 
  • In 2007, the number of older adults receiving recommended immunizations was 62.2 percent. Today, that number has dropped to 52.8 percent.
Visit to view the full Health Report Card, produced in partnership with the Colorado Health Institute. Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag#COHRC.

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