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  • If you take out the zip codes from sparsely-populated areas, won’t it be difficult to be able to see health care utilization from, say, the eastern plains?

Five-digit zip codes are retained and encrypted in the database. Some analysis of CO APCD data will allow distinctions among geographic areas. However, any reports that are produced from this data will group zip codes with fewer than 20,000 residents into a single group.

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