Safety >> Perceived Safety >> Military Service, Health

Healthy adults worried about safety less than unhealthy adults.

Feeling safe and secure at home, work, and play is basic to a sense of well-being and can influence healthy behaviors. 

In 2011, King County adults were asked how often in the preceding 12 months they worried about 6 specific threats to their safety, the safety of their children, and the safety of their home. The possible range of perceived safety scores was 6 (low) to 30 (high). See Notes & Sources for more detail.

  • Adults in fair or poor health worried about safety more than did those in excellent, very good, or good health.
  • Veteran status was not related to perceptions of safety.