Colorado BMI Monitoring System

The Colorado BMI Monitoring System combines measured heights and weights collected from multiple health care organizations to calculate body mass index (BMI). The system generates community-level overweight and obesity prevalence estimates. Most recent estimates are based on three years (2014-2016) of data collected from participating health care organizations. The development and distribution of these data are intended to be used for planning and evaluating obesity-focused projects and programs.


BMI data is obtained from each systems’ electronic health record and combined into one database managed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. These data represent individuals who presented for routine care at one of the participating health care organizations, and had a valid height and weight measured. Overweight and obesity prevalence estimates are available for the 7 metro Denver counties, and for rural Prowers County. Estimates generated from the Colorado BMI Monitoring System may be linked with other data sources to identify contributory social and environmental factors.

Maps (PDF)

  • The maps and data tables available from the Colorado BMI Monitoring System website are currently being updated. Please check back later in October 2018 for updates.
  • Web Maps

    Data Tables (Excel)

    Methods  How are prevalence estimates generated?

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