Mental health is one of the 12 Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators. Mental health refers to an individual's ability
to negotiate the daily challenges and social interactions of life without experiencing undue emotional or behavioral incapacity.
Mental health and mental disorders can be influenced by numerous conditions including biologic and genetic vulnerabilities,
acute or chronic physical dysfunction, and environmental conditions and stresses. Approximately 32% of the U.S. population
is affected by mental illness in any given year.(1) The BRFSS mental health question is an attempt to obtain a global measure
of recent mental and emotional distress.
Seven or More Days of Poor Mental Health in the Past 30 Days by Ethnicity, Utah, 2013
Age adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.
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 seven or more days when their mental health was not good in the
past 30 days.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of survey respondents who reported seven or more days when their mental health was not good in the past 30 days.
Total number of survey respondents excluding those with missing, "Don't know/Not sure" and "Refused" responses.
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Published on 12/09/2014
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