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Indicator Report - Health Status: Physical Health Past 30 Days

Why Is This Important?

General physical health status is the culmination of all the things that affect a person's health. A person may have had poor health because of an injury, an acute infection such as a cold or flu, or a chronic health problem. This measure can be used to identify health disparities, track population trends, plan public health programs, and measure progress toward several Healthy People 2020 goals.

Percentage of Adults Aged 18 and Older Who Reported Seven or More Days When Their Physical Health Was Not Good in the Past 30 Days by Ethnicity, Utah, 2012

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Data Notes

Age adjusted to the U.S. 2000 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 seven or more days when their physical health was not good in the past 30 days.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of survey respondents who reported seven or more days when their physical health was not good in the past 30 days.
Denominator: Total number of survey respondents excluding those with missing, "Don't know/Not sure" or "Refused" responses.

Page Content Updated On 04/28/2014, Published on 09/09/2014
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Content updated: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:20:41 MDT