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Behaviors

Excessive Drinking

Percentage of adults who reported either binge drinking (four or more [women] or five or more [men] alcoholic beverages on a single occasion in the past 30 days) or chronic drinking (eight or more [women] or 15 or more [men] alcoholic beverages per week)
BRFSS

Insufficient Sleep

Percentage of adults who reported sleeping, on average, fewer than seven hours in a 24-hour period
BRFSS, 2018

Physical Inactivity

Percentage of adults who reported doing no physical activity or exercise other than their regular job in the past 30 days
BRFSS

Smoking

Percentage of adults who reported smoking at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoke daily or some days
BRFSS

Smokeless Tobacco Use

Percentage of adults who use chewing tobacco, snuff or snus every day or some days
BRFSS

Opioid Misuse

Percentage of adults who either used heroin or misused prescription pain relievers in the past year. Misuse of prescription pain relievers is defined as use in any way not directed by a doctor in the past year (including use without a prescription, use in greater amounts, more often, or longer than told to take a drug, or use in any other way not directed by a doctor)
NSDUH 

Social & Economic

Avoided Care due to Cost

Percentage of adults who reported a time in the past 12 months when they needed to visit a doctor but could not because of cost
BRFSS

Health Insurance

Percentage of adults who have health insurance privately, through their employer or through the government
BRFSS

Employment

Percentage of adults who are in the workforce and are either employed for wages or self-employed
BRFSS

Food Insecurity

Percentage of adults who reported not having sufficient money to eat when and what they should, or being concerned that food would run out before they have money to buy more in the past 30 days
NHIS

Clinical Care

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Percentage of adults ages 50-75 who reported receiving one or more of the recommended colorectal cancer screening tests within the recommended time interval
BRFSS, 2018

Dedicated Health Care Provider

Percentage of adults who reported having one or more people they think of as their personal doctor or health care provider
BRFSS

Dental Visit

Percentage of adults who reported visiting the dentist or dental clinic within the past year for any reason
BRFSS, 2018

Flu Vaccination

Percentage of adults who reported receiving a flu vaccine in the past 12 months
BRFSS

Mental Health Treatment

Percentage of adults experiencing mental illness in the past year who reported receiving any mental health treatment in the past 12 months, including inpatient care (such as hospital or residential treatment), outpatient care (such as therapy from a clinician [e.g., doctor, psychologist, counselor, social worker], outpatient clinic, partial-day hospital stay, or day treatment program) or taking any prescription medications prescribed to treat a mental or emotional condition. Treatment for alcohol or drug use is not included
NSDUH

Health Outcomes

Any Mental Illness

Percentage of adults who reported having serious, moderate or mild mental illness in the past year
NSDUH

Arthritis

Percentage of adults who reported being told by a health professional that they have some form of arthritis
BRFSS

Cancer

Percentage of adults who reported being told by a health professional that they had any form of cancer, skin or otherwise
BRFSS

Cardiovascular Disease

Percentage of adults who reported being told by a health professional that they had angina or coronary heart disease; a heart attack or myocardial infarction; or a stroke
BRFSS

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Percentage of adults who reported being told by a health professional that they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
BRFSS

Depression

Percentage of adults who reported being told by a health professional that they have a depressive disorder including depression, major depression, minor depression or dysthymia
BRFSS

Diabetes

Percentage of adults who reported being told by a health professional that they have diabetes (excluding pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes)
BRFSS

Frequent Mental Distress

Percentage of adults who reported their mental health was not good 14 or more days in the past 30 days
BRFSS

Frequent Physical Distress

Percentage of adults who reported their physical health was not good 14 or more days in the past 30 days
BRFSS

High Health Status

Percentage of adults who reported that their health is very good or excellent
BRFSS

Obesity

Percentage of adults with a body mass index of 30.0 or higher based on reported weight and height
BRFSS

Pain

Percentage of adults who reported having pain most days or every day in the past three months
NHIS, 2018

Suicidal Thoughts

Percentage of adults who reported seriously thinking about killing themselves in the past year
NSDUH

Teeth Extractions

Percentage of adults who reported having six or more permanent teeth extracted due to tooth decay or gum disease
BRFSS, 2018

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