Health Outcomes

Frequent mental distress

Percentage of adults who reported their mental health was not good 14 or more days in the past 30 days

About this data measure

  • Good health includes physical, social, and mental health. Frequent mental distress is a marker of both quality of life and the burden of mental illness.
  • Since 2018, the prevalence of frequent mental distress among Rhode Island adults has increased.
  • The prevalence of frequent mental distress is higher among adults ages 18-24, Multiracial Rhode Islanders, and those with lower incomes.

Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), CDC

Frequent mental distress over time

Frequent mental distress demographic breakout