Health Indicator Report of Activity Limitation in the Past 30 days
Persons whose activities are limited due to physical, mental, or emotional problems may need more specialized health care than persons without such limitation. Their medical costs are generally higher and they are more likely to miss days from school or work.
Activity Limitation in the Past 30 Days, by Sex and Age Group, Utah, 2020
Data Interpretation IssuesQuestions Text: During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?
DefinitionDuring the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?
NumeratorNumber of Adults Who reported Poor Physical or Mental health in the past 30 days (7+ Days in the past 30 days)
DenominatorTotal number of survey respondents excluding those with missing, 'Don't know/Not sure' and 'Refused' responses.
How Are We Doing?In 2020, approximately 20.5% (crude rate) of Utah adults reported that their poor mental or physical health limited their usual activities in the past 30 days. This percentage ranged from 17.1% for adults aged 35-49 years to 27.6% for adults aged 50-64 years.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The age-adjusted percentage of Utah adults who reported any limitation in activities has been slightly lower than the U.S. rate over the years. In 2020, 21.0% (19.7-22.2%) of adults in Utah reported some activity limitation and 23.4% (22.9-23.8%) of adults in the U.S. reported activity limitation.
Page Content Updated On 01/10/2022, Published on 01/10/2022