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Percentage of adults reporting fair or poor self-rated health

The self-rated health question is one of four core health-related quality of life measures that have been monitored by states since 1993 using the BRFSS. The question asks “Would you say that in general your health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?”

Table 1: Percentage of adults reporting fair or poor self-rated health

Map 1: Percentage of adults reporting fair or poor self-rated health by state


Mean number of adults reporting physically unhealthy days in the past 30 days

The physically unhealthy days question is one of four core health-related quality of life measures that have been monitored by states since 1993 using the BRFSS. The question asks “Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury, for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?”

Table 2: Mean number of adults reporting physically unhealthy days in the past 30 days

Map 2: Mean number of reported physically unhealthy days in the past 30 days by state


Mean number of adults reporting mentally unhealthy days in the past 30 days

The mentally unhealthy days question is one of four core health-related quality of life measures that have been monitored by states since 1993 using the BRFSS. The question asks “Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

Table 3: Mean number of adults reporting mentally unhealthy days in the past 30 days

Map 3: Mean number of reported mentally unhealthy days in the past 30 days by state


Mean number adults reporting recent activity limitation days

The recent activity limitations days question is one of four core health-related quality of life measures that have been monitored by states since 1993 using the BRFSS. The question asks “During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?

Table 4: Mean number adults reporting recent activity limitation days

Map 4: Mean number of reported recent activity limitation days by state


Mean number of reported unhealthy days in the past 30 days by state

The unhealthy days measure represents the sum of the physically and mentally unhealthy days reported in the last 30 days with a logical maximum value of 30.

Map 5: Mean number of reported unhealthy days in the past 30 days by state

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