Percentage of Adults with Fair or Poor Self-Perceived Health Status

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 559 12.4 0.6 11.3 13.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 199 11.9 0.9 10.2 13.6
Female 360 12.8 0.7 11.5 14.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 22 5.1 1.1 2.9 7.3
25-34 years 40 5.5 0.9 3.7 7.4
35-44 years 70 7.3 1.0 5.4 9.3
45-54 years 100 13.2 1.5 10.3 16.0
55-64 years 104 18.1 1.8 14.6 21.6
65+ years 217 25.1 1.6 21.8 28.3
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White, Non-Hispanic 484 12.4 0.6 11.2 13.5
Black, Non-Hispanic 34 17.5 3.3 11.0 24.0
Other Race, Non-Hispanic 12 12.1 4.2 3.8 20.3
Hispanic 25 9.2 2.1 5.1 13.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 111 27.6 2.6 22.6 32.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 230 15.7 1.1 13.6 17.9
Some College 148 11.0 1.0 9.1 13.0
College Graduate 65 5.1 0.7 3.7 6.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 93 31.4 3.3 24.9 37.9
$15,000 - $24,999 154 21.1 1.7 17.8 24.4
$25,000 - $34,999 69 12.2 1.5 9.3 15.1
$35,000 - $49,000 52 6.9 1.0 4.9 8.9
$50,000+ 51 5.3 0.8 3.7 6.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 216 7.5 0.6 6.4 8.6
Out of Work 20 26.0 6.2 13.9 38.2
Homemaker / Student 24 6.1 1.3 3.5 8.6
Retired 223 27.0 1.7 23.6 30.4
Unable to Work 75 67.4 5.4 56.8 78.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 233 10.5 0.7 9.2 11.9
Divorced / Separated 147 21.3 1.8 17.7 24.8
Widowed 127 27.6 2.2 23.2 31.9
Never Married 51 6.9 1.1 4.8 9.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 299 40.6 2.1 36.5 44.7
Living without a Disability 247 6.9 0.5 5.9 7.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 20 10.0 2.5 5.1 14.8
Rural 83 14.3 1.6 11.1 17.5
Densely-settled Rural 106 13.7 1.4 11.0 16.4
Semi-urban 135 13.9 1.3 11.4 16.3
Urban 210 10.8 0.8 9.2 12.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 137 14.0 1.3 11.5 16.5
Non-Smoker 420 12.0 0.6 10.8 13.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 119 45.8 3.5 38.8 52.8
No Diabetes 437 10.2 0.5 9.2 11.3
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 88 25.1 2.6 19.9 30.2
No Current Asthma 461 11.4 0.6 10.3 12.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 127 33.4 2.8 28.0 38.9
<14 days mental health not good 406 10.1 0.5 9.1 11.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 189 10.4 0.8 8.8 12.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 182 11.5 0.9 9.7 13.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 147 17.0 1.5 14.1 20.0

Numerator: Respondents reporting that in general their health is fair or poor.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.