Poor or Fair Health

Texas Poor or Fair Health A strong association between self-reported health status and mortality has been well documented; thus it is a useful indicator of morbidity within a community.

Self-reported health status is a general measure of health-related quality of life in a population. This measure is based on survey responses to the question: “In general, would you say that your health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?” The value reported in the County Health Rankings is the percent of adult respondents who rate their health “fair” or “poor.”