What does this indicator measure?
Poverty is defined by the federal government based on household and family size as well as age. The rate is the percent of the population that lives below the poverty threshold.
Why is this indicator important?
People with higher levels of education and higher income have lower rates of many chronic diseases compared to those with less education and lower income levels (Health, United States, 2011, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
About the data
Goal: No goal has been developed
Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center