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Announcement: Release of Online U.S. and State Trend Data for Health-Related Quality of Life
CDC has released 1993–2010 overall U.S. and state trend data for Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL).* CDC's HRQOL questions ask about recent perceived physical and mental health and activity limitations (1). Overall U.S. and state estimates are available by sex, age group, and race/ethnicity. Healthy People 2000, 2010, and 2020 identified quality of life improvement as a central public health goal (2). HRQOL enables health agencies to address broader areas of health-related public policy around a common theme, in collaboration with a wider circle of health partners, including social service agencies, health-care systems, community planners, and business groups. Measuring HRQOL will help monitor progress in achieving the nation's health objectives.
- CDC. Measuring healthy days. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2000. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/hrqol/pdfs/mhd.pdf. Accessed February 16, 2012.
- US Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy people 2020. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2011. Available at http://healthypeople.gov/2020/about/genhealthabout.aspx. Accessed February 16, 2012.
* Available at http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/hrqol.
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