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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.

Sources:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. (n.d.). Health data for all ages, Health status among adults: State, 1997-2003 (BRFSS).
  • University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Center on the Family. (2006, May). Special tabulation using data from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS), by state, 1999-2003, as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.

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