Poor or Fair Health

Self-reported health status is a widely-used indicator of health-related quality of life. This measure is the percentage of adults who rate their own health as poor or fair on a scale of poor, fair, good, very good, or excellent. The poor or fair health metric is a good indicator of the level of disability or chronic disease in the population.

Peer City Perspective

Louisville currently ranks 14th among its peer cities with 18% percent of adults reporting poor or fair health.

Louisville is 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.