National Health Interview Survey

More Americans suffer psychological distress today than 10 years ago, yet two thirds rate their overall health as very good or excellent. This is according to data from the National Health Interview Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics 2015 data. The percentage of adults aged 18 or older who said they experienced serious psychological distress in the past month rose to 3.6%, up from 2.9% a decade ago. Yet, 66.1% of Americans of all ages report they are in very good or excellent health, which is essentially unchanged from 2014. Men were more likely to report excellent health compared with women.


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