What does this indicator measure?

Self-reported health status is a general measure of health-related quality of life. This measure is based on the percent of adult respondents who reported their health was "fair" or "poor" when asked: “In general, would you say that your health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?” (NOTE: County and comparable state-level estimates have been age-adjusted).

Why is this indicator important?

People care about the length of their lives but also the quality of their lives. This measure helps describe the burden of disabilities and chronic diseases among the population.

About the data

Community: Indiana

Reference: U.S.

Goal: County Health Rankings (90th percentile)

Measurement Period: 2015

Category: Overall Health

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Reference Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Promising Practices: Wellness & Lifestyle

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