Indicator: Poor Mental Health (Adults)
Definition: Percent of adults who self-reported that their mental health was not good on 14 or more days in the last 30 days.
Why is this important: Good mental health enables a person to think and act productively, to cope with adversity, and to build strong relationships. Individuals with 14 or more days of poor mental health in a month would likely benefit from an intervention.
Where are we: In 2009 in Spokane County, 12% of adults reported 14 or more poor mental health days in the last 30 days. The proportion was stable from 2005 to 2009. The proportion adults with poor mental health in Spokane County was similar to that of Washington State in 2009.
Among adults in Spokane County in 2009:
There was no difference in poor mental health by race, education level, or between males and females.
|Data Source||BRFSS, 2009|
|Geography||Spokane County||12.4% (9.7-15.8)|
|Trend||05-09 No Trend|
|18-34 yrs||21.5% (14.1-31.3)|
|35-44 yrs||9.6% (5.7-15.8)|
|45-64 yrs||8.7% (6.5-11.6)|
|65+ yrs||6.3% (4.1-9.6)|
|Education||< High school||12.5% (4.7-29.5)|
|High school||15.5% (9.6-24.2)|
|Some college||15.1% (10.5-21.4)|
|College graduate||7.4% (4.4-12.2)|