Physically or Mentally Unhealthy Days: Adults (2006-2012)

Data Source: BRFSS (CDC/PHSIPO)

Physically and mentally unhealthy days measure the number of days in the past 30 days that individuals rated their physical or mental health as not good. In 2008, individuals in the United States reported on average 3.6 physically unhealthy days and 3.4 mentally unhealthy days in the past 30 days. Physically unhealthy days increased with age. In 2008, adults ages 18 to 24 reported an average of 2.1 physically unhealthy days, while adults age 75 and older reported 6.0 days. Mentally unhealthy days decreased with age in the older groups. In 2008, adults ages 18 to 24 reported an average of 4.0 mentally unhealthy days in the past 30 days, while adults age 75 and older reported 2.0 days.