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Poor Mental Health Days
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Incidence of poor mental health days – the average number of days in the previous 30 that a person could not perform work or household tasks due to mental illness –highlight the fact that good health outcomes preclude days in which mental health prohibits an individual from accomplishing everyday activities. 

The self-reported data relies on the accuracy of each respondent’s estimate of the number of limited activity days in the previous 30 days. The ranks and based on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Poor mental health days are a general indication of the population’s ability to function on a day-to-day basis.

USA Poor Mental Health Days (2000-2013) see more
  • Number of days in the previous 30 days when a person indicates their activities are limited due to mental health difficulties.
  • Number of days in the previous 30 days when a person indicates their activities are limited due to mental health difficulties. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)

The measures tracked by America's Health Rankings are those actions that can affect the future health of the population. For a state to improve the health of its population, efforts must focus on these measures, these determinants of health.

STATE RANKINGS

State Changes
Over Time
Rank Value Take Action
Alabama graph 46 4.1 View Actions
Alaska graph 8 3.0 View Actions
Arizona graph 29 3.6 View Actions
Arkansas graph 38 3.8 View Actions
California graph 34 3.7 View Actions
Colorado graph 18 3.4 View Actions
Connecticut graph 14 3.2 View Actions
Delaware graph 18 3.4 View Actions
Florida graph 38 3.8 View Actions
Georgia graph 18 3.4 View Actions
Hawaii graph 3 2.5 View Actions
Idaho graph 18 3.4 View Actions
Illinois graph 18 3.4 View Actions
Indiana graph 34 3.7 View Actions
Iowa graph 3 2.5 View Actions
Kansas graph 6 2.9 View Actions
Kentucky graph 49 4.3 View Actions
Louisiana graph 41 3.9 View Actions
Maine graph 34 3.7 View Actions
Maryland graph 11 3.1 View Actions
Massachusetts graph 8 3.0 View Actions
Michigan graph 34 3.7 View Actions
Minnesota graph 5 2.6 View Actions
Mississippi graph 41 3.9 View Actions
Missouri graph 45 4.0 View Actions
Montana graph 16 3.3 View Actions
Nebraska graph 6 2.9 View Actions
Nevada graph 38 3.8 View Actions
New Hampshire graph 11 3.1 View Actions
New Jersey graph 18 3.4 View Actions
New Mexico graph 46 4.1 View Actions
New York graph 29 3.6 View Actions
North Carolina graph 29 3.6 View Actions
North Dakota graph 2 2.4 View Actions
Ohio graph 41 3.9 View Actions
Oklahoma graph 48 4.2 View Actions
Oregon graph 29 3.6 View Actions
Pennsylvania graph 27 3.5 View Actions
Rhode Island graph 29 3.6 View Actions
South Carolina graph 41 3.9 View Actions
South Dakota graph 1 2.3 View Actions
Tennessee graph 11 3.1 View Actions
Texas graph 27 3.5 View Actions
Utah graph 18 3.4 View Actions
Vermont graph 16 3.3 View Actions
Virginia graph 14 3.2 View Actions
Washington graph 18 3.4 View Actions
West Virginia graph 50 4.5 View Actions
Wisconsin graph 8 3.0 View Actions
Wyoming graph 18 3.4 View Actions
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