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United States
Poor Physical Health Days
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Poor physical health days – the number of days in the previous 30 when a person indicates their activities are limited due to physical health difficulties – has held relatively steady in recent years.

This is a general indication of the population’s physical ability to function on a day-to-day basis.

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.

USA Poor Physical Health Days (2000-2013) see more
  • Number of days in the previous 30 days when a person indicates their activities are limited due to physical health difficulties.
  • Number of days in the previous 30 days when a person indicates their activities are limited due to physical 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 48 4.6 View Actions
Alaska graph 10 3.1 View Actions
Arizona graph 28 3.7 View Actions
Arkansas graph 43 4.2 View Actions
California graph 28 3.7 View Actions
Colorado graph 15 3.3 View Actions
Connecticut graph 5 2.9 View Actions
Delaware graph 20 3.5 View Actions
Florida graph 42 4.1 View Actions
Georgia graph 25 3.6 View Actions
Hawaii graph 1 2.7 View Actions
Idaho graph 28 3.7 View Actions
Illinois graph 18 3.4 View Actions
Indiana graph 28 3.7 View Actions
Iowa graph 4 2.8 View Actions
Kansas graph 7 3.0 View Actions
Kentucky graph 49 4.9 View Actions
Louisiana graph 43 4.2 View Actions
Maine graph 35 3.8 View Actions
Maryland graph 7 3.0 View Actions
Massachusetts graph 10 3.1 View Actions
Michigan graph 25 3.6 View Actions
Minnesota graph 1 2.7 View Actions
Mississippi graph 47 4.4 View Actions
Missouri graph 25 3.6 View Actions
Montana graph 28 3.7 View Actions
Nebraska graph 7 3.0 View Actions
Nevada graph 38 3.9 View Actions
New Hampshire graph 13 3.2 View Actions
New Jersey graph 15 3.3 View Actions
New Mexico graph 40 4.0 View Actions
New York graph 20 3.5 View Actions
North Carolina graph 28 3.7 View Actions
North Dakota graph 5 2.9 View Actions
Ohio graph 38 3.9 View Actions
Oklahoma graph 46 4.3 View Actions
Oregon graph 40 4.0 View Actions
Pennsylvania graph 28 3.7 View Actions
Rhode Island graph 20 3.5 View Actions
South Carolina graph 35 3.8 View Actions
South Dakota graph 1 2.7 View Actions
Tennessee graph 43 4.2 View Actions
Texas graph 35 3.8 View Actions
Utah graph 10 3.1 View Actions
Vermont graph 13 3.2 View Actions
Virginia graph 15 3.3 View Actions
Washington graph 20 3.5 View Actions
West Virginia graph 50 5.0 View Actions
Wisconsin graph 20 3.5 View Actions
Wyoming graph 18 3.4 View Actions
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