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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 education level, Utah, 2022

Notes

Age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Source

Utah Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/ibisph-view/query/selection/brfss/BRFSSSelection.html]

Data Interpretation Issues

Questions 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?

Definition

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?

Numerator

Number of adults who reported poor physical or mental health in the past 30 days (7+ days in the past 30 days)

Denominator

Total number of survey respondents excluding those with missing, 'Don't know/Not sure' and 'Refused' responses.

How Are We Doing?

In 2022, approximately 22.0% (crude rate) of Utah adults reported that their poor mental or physical health limited their usual activities in the past 30 days. The highest rate was found among 18-24 year old females (30.5%). The lowest rate was found among 45-54 year old males (15.2%).

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 2022, 22.1% (20.8-23.5%) of adults in Utah reported some activity limitation and 25.0% (24.7-25.4%) of adults in the U.S. reported activity limitation.
Page Content Updated On 03/08/2024, Published on 04/17/2024
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