65+: Excellent or good health
Definition: Percentage of people aged 65 and over who reported excellent or good health, three-year average
Notes: The data are from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS). Respondents were asked the question: "Would you say that in general your health is: Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, or Poor?" Percentage is a 3-year average, which helps to reduce the year-to-year fluctuation due to small numbers. Percentage is reported under the year at the midpoint of the 3-year period. National data is the median of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.