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Data for Poor Mental Health Days Among Adults in the Past 30 Days North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2010

North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Average Number of Days Lower Limit Upper Limit
North Carolina 2008 3.4 3.2 3.6
North Carolina 2009 3.7 3.5 4.0
North Carolina 2010 3.6 3.3 3.8
HNC 2020 Target 2008 2.8
HNC 2020 Target 2009 2.8
HNC 2020 Target 2010 2.8

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.

Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics 

Other Views


Poor mental health days are based on self-reported survey responses to the question: "Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?"

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Average number of days per month that survey respondents indicated that their mental health was not good
Denominator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older responding to the BRFSS survey

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/20/2012

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