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Indicator Report - Adults Reporting Good, Very Good or Excellent Health

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.

Percentage of Adults Aged 18 and Older Who Reported Good, Very Good or Excellent Health, North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009-2010

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Data Notes

This measure is based on data from the North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (NC BRFSS), a random-digit dial telephone survey. BRFSS data are representative of the total non-institutionalized N.C. population aged 18 years and older living in households with a telephone.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

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Definition

Percentage of adults aged 18 years and older who reported good, very good or excellent general health

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older who rated their health as good, very good or excellent
Denominator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older responding to the BRFSS survey

Page Content Updated On 01/20/2012, Published on 01/20/2012
State Center for Health Statistics, N.C. Division of Public Health, Telephone: 919-733-4728, Fax: 919-733-8485
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