Poor Physical Health Days

Forbes estimated in 2012 that the U.S. economy lost over 500 billion dollars from employee sickness. Poor physical health days represent a huge loss to the business community and impact job marketability for individual workers. Those who experience chronic illness often have difficulties maintaining consistent employment and affording care, resulting in a negative feedback loop that keeps them from having the resources they need to manage their health. The poor physical health days measure is the average number of days in the past month that adults have reported experiencing less than good physical health.

Peer City Perspective

Louisville currently ranks 12th among its peer cities with an average of 3.9 days per month of poor physical health per month.

Louisville ranks in the middle tier of its peer group according to a natural breaks algorithm. Cities in green are those that outperform their peers, cities in yellow represent the middle cluster, and those in red are a group that lags behind its peers on this indicator.