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Measuring State-level Disparities in Unhealthy Days (infographics)


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Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

To help policymakers and other stakeholders identify opportunities to improve health equity in their states, SHADAC has produced a set of data resources for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey — combining the three most recent years of data (2018–2020) to improve our ability to develop reliable state-level estimates for smaller population subgroups — SHADAC created maps and charts showing how states compare to the U.S. average in measures of people’s self-reported physical and mental health, and how people’s physical and mental health varies depending on their race and ethnicity, level of income, and age within each state.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx, People Experiencing Poverty

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Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period