Indicator Report - Percentage of Adults Aged 18 and Older Who Reported Good, Very Good or Excellent Health, North Carolina vs. United States, 2000-2010
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. United States, 2000-2010
Data NotesThis 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. Note that the U.S. figures represent the median value for the states and do not included confidence intervals.
Data SourcesBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics
DefinitionPercentage of adults aged 18 years and older who reported good, very good or excellent general health
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 01/20/2012, Published on 01/20/2012