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Indicator Short Name: Self-rated health (good to excellent health)
Indicator Long Name: Percentage of older adults who self-reported that their health is "good", "very good" or "excellent"
Self-assessed health status is a strong measure of overall health status and has been demonstrated to correlate with subsequent health service use, functional status, and mortality.1,2
Self-rated health status is a subjective measure, making it difficult to know its reliability and validity.
Would you say that in general your health is?
b. Very good
f. DK/not sure
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Measuring Healthy Days. Atlanta, Georgia: CDC, November 2000.
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health-Related Quality of Life, Surveillance and Data. http://www.cdc.gov/hrqol/index.htm. Accessed November 3, 2015