Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
From the 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System:
How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?
[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR (Disability Identifiers):]
Are you limited in any way in any activities because of physical, mental, or emotional problems?
Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?
Since 2005, the numerator question has resided in the core of the BRFSS representing all 50 states, DC, and some territories. Adults with disabilities are considered to have sufficient social and emotional support if they respond “always” or “usually” to the question listed in the numerator section.
Since 2003, the questions identifying persons with disabilities have resided in the core of the BRFSS representing all 50 states, DC, and some territories. Adults with disabilities are identified in this objective if they responded “yes” to questions listed in the denominator section.
This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:
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