Indicator: General health status
Indicator Description: General health status (self-reported) is a response to the following question: In general, would you say your health is excellent, very good, good, fair or poor? Although a short and simple question, it has been shown to be a reliable predictor of mortality and future health care use.
Data Limitations: Asked of California’s residential population (adults, teens, and children), administered in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Does not include those living in group quarters or homeless persons.
Indicator Source: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Indicator Calculation Methodology: Percent of population reporting good, very good, or excellent health status
Data Collection Methodology: Statewide telephone survey using a geographically stratified sample design. Estimates are weighted to Dept. of Finance demographic data (adjusted for group quarters population). More information is available at http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/chis/design/Pages/overview.aspx
Program URL Link: http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/chis/Pages/default.aspx