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Indicator Report - Fair/Poor Health

Why Is This Important?

Self-rated health (SRH) has been collected for many years on National Center for Health Statistics surveys and since 1993 on the state-based BRFSS. SRH is an independent predictor of important health outcomes including mortality, morbidity, and functional status. It is considered to be a reliable indicator of a person's perceived health and is a good global assessment of a person's well being.

Percentage of Adults Aged 18 and Older Who Reported Fair or Poor General Health, by Ethnicity, Utah, 2012

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Data Notes

Age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

The 2012 BRFSS data in this graph include both landline and cell phone respondent interviews along with a new weighting methodology called iterative proportional fitting, or raking. This methodology utilizes additional demographic information (such as education, race, and marital status) in the weighting procedure. Both of these methodology changes were implemented to account for an increased number of U.S. households without landline phones and an under-representation of certain demographic groups that were not well-represented in the sample. This graph is based on the new methodology. More details about these changes can be found at:

Data Sources

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.

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Percentage of adults aged 18 years and older who reported fair or poor general health.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of survey respondents who reported fair or poor general health.
Denominator: Total number of survey respondents except those with missing, "Don't know/Not sure," and "Refused" responses.

Page Content Updated On 04/28/2014, Published on 05/12/2014
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Content updated: Mon, 12 May 2014 12:21:38 MDT