Mapping Colorado BRFSS Survey Data (Obesity and Physical Inactivity)


The following 2 maps depict the geographic variation in the estimated obesity and physical inactivity prevalence across Colorado.



The estimated percent of the population that is obese or physically inactive was obtained from the 2011 Colorado Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. Because of sample size variation in where the survey was conducted and how many survey responses were received, survey responses were geographically organized into one of 21 Colorado Health Statistics Regions. The quartile classification scheme was used to group, rank, and display survey responses corresponding with the estimated obesity and physical inactivity prevalence within each health statistics region. This scheme divides each region's estimated prevalence into one of four classes creating roughly the same number of health statistics regions within each class. In addition, the statistical reliability of each region's estimated prevalence is portrayed on the map by comparing the 95% confidence interval for each region's estimated prevalence to the 95% confidence interval for the overall estimated prevalence (for Colorado). Dark red diagonal lines depict region's that are statistically above the state prevalence. Green vertical lines depict region's that are statistically lower than the state prevalence. All other regions have a prevalence that is not statistically different than the state prevalence, using the 95% confidence intervals.

Web Maps featuring Colorado Health Facility Data


The following web maps contain locations of health facilities, hospitals, trauma centers, federally qualified health centers, and EMS/ambulance agencies. The information was collected and geo-located by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in January of 2013.


CDPHE Health Facilities 2013: http://bit.ly/V8FkTv 

CDPHE Long Term Care Facilities 2013: http://bit.ly/V8FxWL 

CDPHE Emergency Preparedness: Colorado Wildfires: http://bit.ly/V8FzxE

Download Colorado Health Facilities 2013 in Geodatabase Format (click here to download zip file) - Health Facilities, Trauma Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Ambulance/EMS Agencies, RETAC boundaries

Colorado Health Care Resources December 2012 Map


This .pdf map contains the locations of regulated health care facilities in Colorado, including hospitals, outpatient care clinics, mental health clinics, community clinics, and rural health clinics.  The data used to create the map was collected from the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and was updated in December of 2012.  The size of this printed map document is 34 inches wide by 30 inches long.  The map also contains major roads and highways, as well as names of populated cities and towns.

Colorado: Outstanding Waters as of August 2012

Colorado Outstanding Waters August 2012 Map (pdf 34x22)

This .pdf map contains the locations of Outstanding Waters in Colorado. The data used to create the map is compiled by the Standards Unit of the Water Quality Control Division. Outstanding Waters are designated by the Water Quality Control Commission through public hearings. This map is periodically updated as per revised commission regulations. The size of this printed map document is D Size (34 inches wide by 22 inches long). The map also contains major roads and highways, as well as names of populated cities and towns, etc.

Rabies Surveillance Maps (Non-Human): 2007-2012

These .pdf maps display the locations and results of tests for Rabies in non-human mammals across Colorado.  This map was created by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  The data used to create the map was updated in September of 2012.  The map documents are letter (8.5x11) size.  The map on the left represents 2007-2012 Cumulative Rabies Surveillance and the map on the right contains just locations and species tested between January 1, 2012 and September 21, 2012, representing 2012 Rabies Surveillance.

West Nile Virus Surveillance 2012

These .pdf maps display the locations and results of tests for West Nile Virus in humans, animals and mammals across Colorado.  This map was created by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  The data used to create the map was updated in September of 2012.  The map documents are letter (8.5x11) size.  The map on the left represents 2012 Mosquito and Animal Surveillance WNV test locations and results, while the map on the right contains the adjusted locations of humans who tested positive for West Nile Virus in 2012.


Local Public Health Agencies in Colorado - March 2012


This .pdf map contains the locations and boundaries of local public health agencies and jurisdictions in Colorado.  This map was created by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  The data used to create the map was updated in March of 2012.  The map document is letter (8.5x11) size.