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, 2011
Age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. The 2011 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: http://health.utah.gov/opha/publications/brfss/Raking/Raking%20impact%202011.pdf.
Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.
Percentage of adults aged 18 years and older who reported fair or poor general health.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of survey respondents who reported fair or poor general health.
Total number of survey respondents except those with missing, "Don't know/Not sure," and "Refused" responses.
Page Content Updated On 04/13/2013,
Published on 04/16/2013
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