What does this indicator measure?

This measure is based on the percent of adults 18 and older who responded "never," "rarely," or "sometimes" to the following question: “How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?”

Why is this indicator important?

Inadequate social support is associated with increased morbidity and early mortality. People with strong social networks (e.g., community involvement, strong family support) are more likely to participate in healthy lifestyle choices.

About the data

Community: Switzerland County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2014

Category: Mental Health and Mental Disorders

Community Source: County Health Rankings

Reference Source: Indiana State Department of Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System