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All measures are from CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for 2011 to 2014

Behaviors

Excessive Drinking

Percentage of adults who self-report either binge drinking (having five or more [men] or four or more [women] drinks on one occasion) or heavy drinking (having more than two drinks [men] or more than one drink [women] per day)

Insufficient Sleep

Percentage of adults who self-report sleeping fewer than seven hours in a 24-hour period, on average

Obesity

Percentage of adults who are obese by self-report, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher

Physical Inactivity

Percentage of adults who self-report doing no physical activity or exercise other than their regular job in the last 30 days

Smoking

Percentage of adults who are self-reported smokers (smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoke)

Policy

Health Insurance

Percentage of the population that has health insurance privately, through their employer, or through the government

Clinical Care

Cancer Screening

Percentage of adults aged 50 to 75 years who self-report receiving recommended colorectal cancer screening using high-sensitivity fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy

Dental Visit

Percentage of adults who self-report visiting the dentist or dental clinic within the past year for any reason

Flu Vaccine

Percentage of adults who self-reported receiving a flu vaccine in the last year

Personal Health Care Provider

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

Unmet Medical Need

Percentage of adults who report there was a time in the past 12 months when they needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost

Health Outcomes

Arthritis

Percentage of adults who self-report being told by a health professional that they had arthritis

Cancer

Percentage of adults who self-report being told by a health professional that they had some form of cancer

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Percentage of adults who self-report being told by a health professional that they had COPD

Coronary Heart Disease

Percentage of adults who self-report being told by a health professional that they had angina or coronary heart disease

Depression

Percentage of adults who self-report being told by a health professional that they had a depressive disorder, including depression, major depression, dysthymia, or minor depression

Diabetes

Percentage of adults who self-report being told by a health professional that they had diabetes (excludes pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes)

Frequent Mental Distress

Percentage of adults who self-reported 14 or more poor mental health days in the past 30

Frequent Physical Distress

Percentage of adults who self-reported 14 or more poor physical health days in the past 30

Functional Impairment

Percentage of the adult population who self-report being limited in any way in any activities because of physical, mental, or emotional problems or have any health problem that requires them to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone.

Heart Attack

Percentage of adults who self-report being told by a health professional that they had a heart attack (myocardial infarction)

Health Status

Percentage of adults who self-report that their health is very good or excellent

Stroke

Percentage of adults who self-report being told by a health professional that they had a stroke

Teeth Extractions

Percentage of adults who self-report having had six or more teeth extracted

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