- MEASURE DETAIL
Health is more than the absence of disease, but the capability to enjoy life to its fullest. Those with a low health status are being hampered by physical and mental illnesses that limit their ability to fully realize their life.
Health status is the percentage of adults who say that their current health is either fair or poor. This is an overall indication of the general health of the population.
Data is self-reported and obtained from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
- Percent of adults who indicate that their current health is fair or poor.
- Percent of adults who indicate that their current health is fair or poor. (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.
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