Adults Who Reported That in General

Their Health Was:


Poor

2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999
Adults Who Reported That in General Their Health Was:  Poor Map Rhode Island Delaware Connecticut Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii New Jersey Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire Vermont Maryland West Virginia South Carolina Maine Maine Indiana Kentucky Virginia Virginia Virginia Ohio Tennessee Pennsylvania Mississippi Mississippi Louisiana New York New York Alabama North Carolina Arkansas Arkansas Wisconsin Iowa Illinois Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Georgia Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Missouri Oklahoma North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Idaho Minnesota Utah Oregon Wyoming Colorado Nevada Arizona New Mexico Montana California California California California California Texas Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska United States Map

Adults Who Reported That in General Their Health Was:  Poor

State 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Alabama 5.5% 6.3% 7.1% 6.8% 6.9% 7.7% 7.4% 7.2% 7.3% 6.6%
Alaska 2.4% 3.1% 3.5% 4.4% 3.9% 3.6% 4.4% 4.2% 4.8% 3.8%
Arizona 1.7% 4.9% 4.4% 4.7% 3.9% 4.6% 4.1% 3.3% 4.6% 4.2%
Arkansas 6.2% 5.8% 7.1% 6.6% 6.4% 6.1% 6.3% 6.3% 6.6% 5.9%
California 3.6% 3.7% 3.7% 3.5% 4.2% 4.0% 4.0% 4.7% 4.0% 4.4%
Colorado 2.7% 3.6% 3.0% 2.6% 2.8% 3.1% 2.7% 2.7% 3.0% 3.2%
Connecticut 2.4% 2.7% 2.9% 3.2% 2.6% 2.8% 2.8% 2.7% 2.6% 2.8%
Delaware 3.1% 3.0% 2.8% 3.7% 3.4% 3.8% 3.0% 3.0% 3.1% 3.7%
Florida 4.1% 4.4% 4.5% 4.8% 5.1% 5.2% 5.5% 4.1% 4.8% 4.8%
Georgia 4.8% 5.0% 5.1% 5.3% 5.5% 5.2% 4.7% 4.5% 5.0% 4.8%
Hawaii 2.3% 2.6% 1.8% 2.4% 1.9% N/A 3.0% 3.3% 2.9% 3.6%
Idaho 2.9% 3.3% 3.4% 3.5% 4.0% 4.0% 4.2% 3.3% 3.8% 3.5%
Illinois 3.4% 3.3% 3.2% 3.9% 3.9% 3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 3.9% 3.4%
Indiana 3.7% 4.2% 3.8% 4.4% 4.4% 4.7% 4.5% 4.4% 4.4% 5.1%
Iowa 3.0% 2.6% 3.3% 2.6% 3.1% 2.5% 3.0% 2.9% 2.7% 3.0%
Kansas 3.0% 3.1% 3.3% 2.9% 3.4% 3.6% 3.4% 3.4% 3.1% 3.2%
Kentucky 8.6% 8.0% 8.2% 9.0% 8.5% 8.7% 9.0% 9.0% 9.0% 6.8%
Louisiana 5.3% 5.7% 5.9% 6.3% 5.7% 5.9% 7.1% 5.7% 6.5% 5.4%
Maine 3.5% 4.4% 3.7% 4.2% 3.5% 4.6% 4.6% 3.7% 3.8% 3.5%
Maryland 3.3% 3.1% 3.3% 2.7% 3.3% 3.3% 3.2% 3.2% 3.3% 2.8%
Massachusetts 3.2% 2.6% 3.0% 3.6% 3.3% 3.0% 3.3% 3.2% 3.2% 3.0%
Michigan 2.7% 3.5% 3.3% 3.9% 4.1% 3.9% 3.8% 4.2% 3.9% 3.8%
Minnesota 2.4% 2.4% 2.7% 2.6% 2.4% 2.4% 2.5% 2.5% 2.9% 3.0%
Mississippi 7.3% 6.6% 8.3% 8.5% 8.7% 8.5% 8.0% 7.7% 7.0% 7.4%
Missouri 4.3% 4.3% 4.7% 5.1% 5.0% 4.9% 5.1% 5.2% 5.0% 4.9%
Montana 2.4% 3.2% 3.6% 3.4% 3.7% 4.1% 4.5% 4.0% 4.0% 3.9%
Nebraska 3.7% 3.3% 3.6% 3.4% 3.2% 3.0% 3.3% 3.2% 2.6% 3.0%
Nevada 3.9% 5.1% 4.1% 4.1% 3.2% 4.2% 3.4% 4.2% 4.2% 4.6%
New Hampshire 2.8% 2.6% 2.4% 2.9% 3.3% 3.2% 3.1% 3.3% 3.6% 2.8%
New Jersey 2.9% 3.1% 3.2% 4.0% 3.8% 3.6% 4.0% 3.9% 4.9% 3.9%
New Mexico 4.6% 4.2% 5.0% 4.4% 4.9% 5.4% 5.5% 5.4% 4.5% 5.8%
New York 3.8% 3.6% 3.2% 4.3% 4.2% 4.7% 4.0% 3.3% 4.1% 3.8%
North Carolina 6.2% 5.5% 5.7% 7.3% 5.5% 5.7% 5.1% 5.3% 5.7% 5.0%
North Dakota 3.5% 2.0% 2.8% 3.7% 3.4% 3.1% 2.8% 2.7% 2.8% 2.9%
Ohio 4.5% 3.1% 4.0% 3.2% 3.9% 3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 4.0%
Oklahoma 4.7% 5.0% 7.4% 6.3% 5.9% 6.7% 6.0% 7.1% 6.7% 6.0%
Oregon 3.9% 4.0% 4.1% 3.7% 4.6% 4.3% 4.5% 3.7% 3.8% 4.0%
Pennsylvania 3.2% 3.4% 4.1% 4.4% 3.9% 3.9% 3.8% 3.3% 3.7% 4.2%
Rhode Island 2.8% 3.4% 3.5% 3.1% 3.6% 3.7% 2.9% 3.2% 3.4% 2.9%
South Carolina 4.7% 4.1% 4.5% 6.3% 5.8% 6.0% 6.0% 5.5% 5.4% 5.7%
South Dakota 3.2% 3.3% 3.1% 3.1% 3.2% 3.0% 3.4% 3.1% 3.3% 3.4%
Tennessee 6.2% 6.5% 7.0% 8.0% 6.3% 7.2% 7.1% 7.0% 8.7% 7.8%
Texas 4.8% 4.3% 4.4% 5.2% 5.0% 4.5% 4.9% 4.6% 5.6% 5.0%
Utah 2.7% 2.4% 2.7% 3.2% 2.9% 2.8% 3.1% 3.4% 2.7% 2.8%
Vermont 2.4% 2.9% 3.1% 2.8% 2.6% 3.3% 2.7% 2.8% 2.9% 2.6%
Virginia 2.3% 3.3% 3.9% 3.7% 4.1% 3.5% 4.1% 3.2% 3.9% 3.2%
Washington 3.0% 3.1% 2.8% 3.1% 3.6% 3.4% 3.5% 3.3% 3.5% 3.3%
West Virginia 8.8% 9.2% 8.4% 8.2% 8.9% 8.1% 9.0% 7.9% 7.4% 8.5%
Wisconsin 2.6% 2.7% 2.4% 2.7% 2.4% 2.8% 2.9% 2.9% 3.2% 2.8%
Wyoming 2.2% 3.2% 2.6% 3.9% 3.2% 3.5% 3.9% 3.8% 3.4% 3.6%

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Demographic Group: Respondents aged >= 18 years.
Data Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)/KDHE
http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/brfss/index.asp
Numerator: Number of adults aged >=18 years who reported their general health is poor.
Denominator: Number of adults aged >=18 years who reported on their general health (excluding unknowns and refusals).
Unit: percentage
Notes: Colors for the chloropleth thematic map were obtained from the ColorBrewer website:
http://www.personal.psu.edu/cab38/ColorBrewer/ColorBrewer.html
Change Log: 3/26/2009
  • Source citing was removed from the chart image and placed in the footnotes.
  • Iowa state benchmark data was added to the data table and chart (represented in green).

5/28/2009

  • A footer table was created consisting of demographic group, source citing, numerator, denominator, notes, and change log information.
  • Data for 2008 was added to the chart and data table.

11/20/2009

  • Data for all 50 states was added to the data table.
  • A choloropleth thematic map representing data for all 50 states was added.
  • A hyperlink to instructions on how to print the background colors for the data tables was added.



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