Overall Good Health

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Overall Good Health Profile

Download an in-depth health indicator profile with additional analysis and findings on overall good health in Santa Barbara County.

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A person’s self-reported general health status helps describe their perceived, overall well-being, even though health-related quality of life is not a direct measure of chronic diseases or other health conditions. Numerous studies have linked self-reported health status with longevity, lifespan, health behaviors, physical and mental health, social connectedness, and productivity.1

The questionnaire measured general health status beginning with one question: “Would you say that in general your health is ...?” Respondents could choose one the following responses: “excellent,” “very good,” “good,” “fair,” or “poor.”

Findings from the 2019 Santa Barbara County CHNA

Santa Barbara County in 2019 is significantly below self-reported good (or better) health when compared to Californians overall in 2018, particularly for males and those aged 18-44. Most impacted demographic subgroups include those with household incomes below $35,000, those with less than a high school education, those age 45-65 years old, and Hispanics (see figure below).

Additional overall good health findings from the 2019 Santa Barbara County CHNA can be found in the Overall Good Health Indicator Profile. Follow this link to learn more about the methods for health indicator profile analysis.

Figure 1. 2019 Percentage of Adults Reporting Good or Better Health by Demographic Group

Figure 1. 2019 Percentage of Adults Reporting Good or Better Health by Demographic Group

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For more information on overall health findings from the 2019 Santa Barbara County CHNA, download the full, printable Overall Health Indicator Profile.


1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Well-being concepts. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/hrqol/wellbeing.htm

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