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									    limited activity                               Oklahomans suffer more limited activity days than adults nationally.

              days                                 Good health encompasses physical,
                                                   mental and social well-being.1 To de-
                                                                                                     Poor physical and/or
                                                                                                   mental health can impact a
                                                   termine an individual’s health status           person’s ability to perform
                                                   and overall sense of well-being, health           their usual activities.
                                                   professionals evaluate health-related
                                                   quality of life (HRQoL), or the individ-    household income of less than
                                                   ual’s perception of his or her physical     $25,000, and those without a high
LIMITED ACTIVITY DAYS                              and mental health and ability to adapt      school education endured the most
(AVERAGE; GRADE; 2007)                             to a changing environment.2 The Be-         limited activity days. The number of
                                                   havioral Risk Factor Surveillance Sys-      limited activity days was positively re-
STATE COMPARISON
US                       4.9           C           tem (BRFSS) measures HRQoL in its           lated to age categories and inversely
NORTH DAKOTA (best)      3.6       B               core component with four items that,        related to levels of income and educa-
OKLAHOMA                 5.9               D       together, provide insight regarding         tional attainment. For example, Okla-
KENTUCKY (worst)         8.2                   F   how specific conditions may impact          homans aged 55 years and older had
AGE IN YEARS                                       an individual’s ability to perform usual    three times the number of limited ac-
18 - 24                  2.1   A                   activities.3                                tivity days as those aged 18-24 years.
25 - 34                  3.9       B
                                                                                               Oklahomans with an annual household
35 - 44                  4.6           C           In one measure of HRQoL, BRFSS re-
                                                                                               income of less than $15,000 had four
45 - 54                  6.2               D       spondents were asked how many of
55 - 64                  7.5                   F                                               times the number of limited activity
                                                   the past 30 days that poor physical or
65 +                     6.9                   F                                               days compared to those in the highest
                                                   mental health limited their ability to
GENDER
                                                                                               income group. Those without a high
                                                   perform their usual activities. More
MALE                     5.4               D                                                   school education experienced more
                                                   than 40 percent of Oklahoma adults
FEMALE                   5.0           C                                                       than twice the number of limited activ-
                                                   perceived that poor health limited their
RACE/ETHNICITY
                                                                                               ity days as college graduates. In addi-
                                                   ability to perform their usual activities
WHITE (NH)               5.0           C                                                       tion, the state’s eastern regions had
                                                   on at least one day, and 12.4 percent
BLACK (NH)               4.9           C                                                       the highest number of limited activity
AMER INDIAN (NH)         5.7               D       experienced restricted activity on more
                                                                                               days compared to other regions.
HISPANIC                 5.1           C           than 15 days. On average, Oklaho-
                                                   mans experienced 5.9 limited activity       Since 1995, the mean number of lim-
INCOME
< $15k                10.7                     F   days during the past month. Men,            ited activity days experienced by Okla-
$15k - 25k             6.8                     F   adults aged 55 years and older, Ameri-      homa adults has increased by almost
$25k - 49k             3.8         B               can Indians, those with an annual           40 percent. Oklahomans are experi-
$50k - 75k             3.6         B
$75k +                 2.5     A

EDUCATION
< HS                     7.3                   F
HS                       5.7               D
HS+                      5.0           C
COLLEGE GRADUATE         3.3   A

HISTORIC
OK 1990               NA
OK 1995                4.3         B
OK 2000                4.6             C
OK 2005                5.0             C
OK 2007                5.9                 D

STATE REGION
CENTRAL                  4.1       B
NE                       6.3                   F
NW                       4.3       B
SE                       6.4                   F
SW                       5.5               D
TULSA                    4.6           C

                                                                      2008 STATE OF THE STATE’S HEALTH REPORT l 58
encing a greater number of physical            1 WHO.  Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health
                                               Organization as adopted by the International Health Confer-
and mental health problems that are            ence, New York, 19-22 June, 1946; signed on 22 July 1946
                                               by the representatives of 61 States (Official Records of WHO,
interfering with normal daily activities       no. 2, p. 100) and entered into force on 7 April 1948.

than in previous years. Oklahomans do          2 U.S.Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy
                                               People 2010. 2nd ed. With Understanding and Improving
not fare as well as others around the          Health and Objectives for Improving Health. 2 vols. Washing-
                                               ton, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, November 2000.
country, suffering one more day per            3 Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention. Measuring
month of limited activity than the na-         Healthy Days. Atlanta, Georgia: CDC, November 2000.

tion as a whole.




LIMITED ACTIVITY DAYS BY COUNTY (AVERAGE; RANK; 2007)

ADAIR               6.9   49      CUSTER                    4.1   12           LATIMER                         8.2   62   OTTAWA         7.0   50
ALFALFA             -      -      DELAWARE                  6.8   47           LEFLORE                         5.6   33   PAWNEE         7.3   55
ATOKA               5.7   36      DEWEY                     5.7   36           LINCOLN                         5.1   27   PAYNE          4.2   13
BEAVER              -      -      ELLIS                     -      -           LOGAN                           2.9    1   PITTSBURG      6.6   45
BECKHAM             6.8   47      GARFIELD                  6.6   45           LOVE                            -      -   PONTOTOC       4.9   22
BLAINE              6.3   43      GARVIN                    5.6   33           MAJOR                           3.2    5   POTTAWATOMIE   4.8   21
BRYAN               6.4   44      GRADY                     5.1   27           MARSHALL                        5.5   31   PUSHMATAHA     7.5   58
CADDO               4.4   17      GRANT                     -      -           MAYES                           5.9   38   ROGER MILLS    3.1    4
CANADIAN            3.4    6      GREER                     -      -           MCCLAIN                         2.9   1    ROGERS         5.4   30
CARTER              7.3   55      HARMON                    -      -           MCCURTAIN                       7.9   61   SEMINOLE       4.3   16
CHEROKEE            7.2   54      HARPER                    -      -           MCINTOSH                        6.0   39   SEQUOYAH       7.6   59
CHOCTAW             7.1   52      HASKELL                   7.8   60           MURRAY                          4.9   22   STEPHENS       5.0   26
CIMARRON            -      -      HUGHES                    9.4   64           MUSKOGEE                        6.1   40   TEXAS          3.0    3
CLEVELAND           4.0    9      JACKSON                   8.5   63           NOBLE                           4.6   19   TILLMAN        4.0    9
COAL                -      -      JEFFERSON                 -      -           NOWATA                          5.6   33   TULSA          4.6   19
COMANCHE            5.5   31      JOHNSTON                  9.9   65           OKFUSKEE                        7.1   52   WAGONER        4.2   13
COTTON              4.9   22      KAY                       4.9   22           OKLAHOMA                        4.4   17   WASHINGTON     6.1   40
CRAIG               7.0   50      KINGFISHER                4.0    9           OKMULGEE                        6.1   40   WASHITA        7.3   55
CREEK               5.3   29      KIOWA                    10.1   66           OSAGE                           4.2   13   WOODS          3.8    7
                                                                                                                          WOODWARD       3.8    7

								
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