Important Facts for Adults Reporting Good, Very Good or Excellent Health
DefinitionPercentage of adults aged 18 years and older who reported good, very good or excellent general health
NumeratorNumber of adults aged 18 years and older who rated their health as good, very good or excellent
DenominatorNumber of adults aged 18 years and older responding to the BRFSS survey
Data Interpretation IssuesSince the estimates are based on a sample and not the entire population, the percentage of adults in the survey reporting good, very good or excellent health may differ from the true prevalence of that characteristic in the North Carolina population simply by chance. We report confidence intervals which take this error into account and present a range in which the true value is likely to fall.
For more information on how to interpret confidence intervals, please see: http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/champ/technical.html
Why Is This Important?"Self-reported health is often used as a measure of overall population health. In 2009, North Carolina ranked 41st among all states for this measure." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.
Other ObjectivesHealthy North Carolina 2020
How Do We Compare With U.S.?In 2009, North Carolina ranked 41st among all states for this measure.