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Complete Health Indicator Report of Ability To Do Usual Activities in the past 30 Days

Definition

Average number of days adults aged 18 years and older reported ability to do usual activities during the past 30 days.

Numerator

Number of days each survey respondent reported being able to conduct usual activities.

Denominator

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

Data Interpretation Issues

Question Text: "Number of days during past 30 days in which usual activities could be conducted?" Data from the survey should be considered representative of all non-institutionalized adults in households with telephones. Data were collected using a random sample of all possible telephone numbers. Prior to analysis, data were weighted to represent the population distribution of adults by sex, age group, and area of residence. As with all surveys, some error results from nonresponse (e.g., refusal to participate in the survey or to answer specific questions), and measurement (e.g., social desirability or recall bias). Error was minimized by use of strict calling protocols (up to 15 calls were made to reach each household), good questionnaire design, standardization of interviewer behavior, interviewer training, and frequent, on-site interviewer monitoring and supervision.

Why Is This Important?

Self-rated health (SRH) has been collected for many years on National Center for Health Statistics surveys and since 1993 on the state-based Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Ability to perform usual activities is one indicator of SRH. SRH is an independent predictor of important health outcomes including mortality, morbidity, and functional status.

Other Objectives

Healthy New Jersey 2010 Objective 1-4: Increase days able to do usual activities during the past 30 days, due to good physical or mental health, among persons 18 and over to 28.7 for all adults 18+.

How Are We Doing?

Overall, New Jersey adults ages 18 and older report the mean number of ability days (able to conduct usual activities) to be 28 within the past 30 days. In 2010, Asians reported the highest number of ability days (29.0) compared to Whites (28), Blacks (27.7) and Hispanics (27.7).

Health Program Information

Healthy New Jersey 2010 volumes I and II, and the HNJ2010 2005 Update may be found on line at: http://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/hnj.htm.


Related Indicators

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Mean Number of Days in Which Usual Activities Could Be Conducted, by Year, New Jersey and U.S., 2001-2010 (HNJ2010)

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New Jersey vs. United StatesYearNumber of daysLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 30
New Jersey200128.127.928.3
New Jersey200228.428.228.7
New Jersey200328.027.928.1
New Jersey200427.927.828.1
New Jersey200528.027.928.2
New Jersey200628.027.928.2
New Jersey200727.827.628.0
New Jersey200828.128.028.3
New Jersey200928.228.028.3
New Jersey201028.128.028.2
United States200128.027.928.1
United States200228.228.128.3
United States200327.927.828.0
United States200427.927.828.0
United States200527.927.828.0
United States200627.827.727.9
United States200727.827.727.9
United States200827.827.727.9
United States200927.727.627.7
United States201027.727.627.7

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health


Mean Number of Days in Which Usual Activities Could Be Conducted, by Race/Ethnicity and Year, New Jersey, 2001-2010 (HNJ2010)

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Race/EthnicityYearNumber of daysLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 40
White200128.227.928.4
White200228.628.428.9
White200328.128.028.3
White200428.228.128.3
White200528.228.128.3
White200628.127.928.2
White200727.927.628.2
White200828.328.128.5
White200928.328.228.5
White201028.128.028.3
Black200127.927.428.4
Black200227.626.428.7
Black200327.426.927.9
Black200426.926.427.4
Black200527.627.128.0
Black200627.827.428.2
Black200727.126.427.8
Black200827.527.128.0
Black200927.927.528.3
Black201027.727.328.1
Hispanic200126.926.327.6
Hispanic200227.826.529.1
Hispanic200327.727.128.2
Hispanic200427.226.727.7
Hispanic200527.526.928.1
Hispanic200627.827.428.3
Hispanic200727.126.328.0
Hispanic200827.527.028.0
Hispanic200927.727.228.2
Hispanic201027.727.228.2
Asian200129.128.429.7
Asian200229.228.829.6
Asian200329.028.529.5
Asian200429.329.029.6
Asian200527.927.028.7
Asian200629.228.929.6
Asian200729.529.229.7
Asian200829.028.529.5
Asian200928.828.329.3
Asian201029.028.629.4

Data Notes

Data for White, Black and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. This is a Healthy New Jersey 2010 (HNJ2010) objective.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health


Mean Number of Days in Which Usual Activities Could Be Conducted, by Gender and Race/Ethnicity, Among Adults 65+, New Jersey, 2008-2010

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Race/EthnicityGenderNumber of DaysLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 8
WhiteMale27.827.528.1
WhiteFemale27.327.027.6
BlackMale27.626.628.7
BlackFemale26.625.827.5
HispanicMale26.624.928.3
HispanicFemale26.325.027.6
AsianMale28.627.429.7
AsianFemale28.427.129.7

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health


Mean Number of Days in which Usual Activities Could Be Conducted, by Age Group, New Jersey, 2008-2010

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Age GroupNumber of DaysLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 4
18-3428.628.428.8
35-4928.428.228.5
50-6427.727.527.8
65+27.427.227.6

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health


Mean Number of Days in Which Usual Activities Could Be Conducted, by County, New Jersey, 2008-2010

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CountyNumber of DaysLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 22
Atlantic27.326.827.8
Bergen28.628.228.9
Burlington27.526.928.1
Camden27.326.727.9
Cape May28.427.928.8
Cumberland27.426.528.2
Essex28.127.828.4
Gloucester27.827.428.3
Hudson28.027.628.3
Hunterdon28.628.228.9
Mercer28.528.128.8
Middlesex28.428.028.8
Monmouth28.227.828.6
Morris28.428.128.8
Ocean28.127.628.5
Passaic28.227.728.6
Salem27.126.128.8
Somerset28.428.028.8
Sussex28.027.528.5
Union28.327.828.7
Warren28.327.828.7
New Jersey28.128.028.2

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health

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