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Welcome to St. Joseph Health Info!

The 2015 health assessment study BRFSS, (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Assessment) for Buchanan County was conducted every month throughout the year of 2015 (the first was in 1997, followed by studies conducted biannually in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007 and 2009. Monthly survelliance began in 2011. This project is made possible through a partnership between Mosaic Life Care and the St. Joseph Public Health Department.

Data collection from the latest 2015 study is now complete. Click here to use the data.

Last Updated: April 19th, 2016


Data Review

[2003 to 2015]


This review is available for all cases. The Progress indicators are based on the percent [%] change from 2014 to 2015. Green arrows indicate “positive” change while red indicates “negative” change. The direction of the arrow indicates if the rate is trending up or down. Therefore, a green arrow pointing down means the rate is dropping, but the drop is positive whereas a red arrow pointing down indicates the rate is dropping, but the drop is negative. Trendline graphs include comparison data for Buchanan County, Northwest MO Region, The State of Missouri and US rates where applicable.

Northwest Missouri Region and State data is compiled from annual MO BRFSS data reports and the US Rate data is compiled from the CDC BRFSSS Website reporting tool

Health Status
General Health stated as Excellent or Very Good
General Health stated as Fair or Poor
Mental health not good 3 or more days in last 30 days
Physical health not good 8 or more days in last 30 days
Overweight by Body Mass Index [BMI is 25.0 – 29.9]
Obesity by Body Mass Index [BMI is 30.0 or more]
Diabetes: Ever been told have diabetes

Hypertension: Told have high blood pressure
Blood Cholesterol: Checked and told high
Arthritis: Ever been told have Arthritis
Asthma: Ever been told have Asthma
Exercise: Any exercise or physical activity in past month
Tobacco Use: Current Smoker Rate
Tobacco UseFormer Smoker Rate
Tobacco UseNever Smoked
Alcohol UseBinge Drinking
No Change
ImmunizationAdults 65+ who had flu shot within past year
ImmunizationAdults 65+ who ever had a pneumonia vaccination
Not Asked in 2015
Insurance: Have any kind of health insurance
Emotional Support: Get the social & emotional support needed
No Change
Quality of Life: Felt Very Healthy & Full of Energy 15+ Days
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