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 1293 13.0 0.4 12.2 13.8
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 460 11.8 0.6 10.6 13.0
Female 833 14.2 0.5 13.2 15.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 36 7.9 1.4 5.1 10.6
25-34 years 68 5.8 0.7 4.4 7.3
35-44 years 166 9.5 0.8 7.9 11.1
45-54 years 222 11.9 0.9 10.2 13.5
55-64 years 232 17.6 1.1 15.3 19.8
65+ years 568 26.4 1.0 24.3 28.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 70 13.9 1.9 10.2 17.6
Non-Hispanic 1221 12.9 0.4 12.1 13.8
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1122 12.4 0.4 11.6 13.3
Black Only 74 24.3 3.0 18.5 30.0
Other Race Only 79 15.5 2.0 11.5 19.4
More than One Race 13 11.3 3.3 4.8 17.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 209 32.3 2.4 27.6 37.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 524 18.6 0.9 16.8 20.3
Some College 342 11.2 0.7 9.9 12.6
College Graduate 215 6.2 0.5 5.3 7.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 235 31.4 2.2 27.1 35.8
$15,000 - $24,999 327 21.6 1.3 19.0 24.2
$25,000 - $34,999 198 15.3 1.1 13.1 17.5
$35,000 - $49,999 127 8.1 0.8 6.6 9.7
$50,000+ 128 4.5 0.4 3.6 5.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 386 7.0 0.4 6.2 7.8
Out of Work 69 21.2 3.0 15.2 27.2
Homemaker / Student 79 8.9 1.1 6.7 11.1
Retired 516 26.0 1.1 23.8 28.1
Unable to Work 242 75.2 2.7 70.0 80.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 490 24.1 1.1 21.9 26.2
1-19 Hours 37 11.3 2.0 7.4 15.2
20-39 Hours 95 7.7 0.9 5.9 9.5
40 + Hours 259 6.5 0.5 5.6 7.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 595 11.3 0.5 10.3 12.2
Divorced / Separated 277 19.3 1.2 16.9 21.7
Widowed 302 28.3 1.5 25.3 31.4
Never Married 118 9.3 1.2 7.0 11.6
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 824 42.8 1.3 40.2 45.4
Living without a Disability 446 6.4 0.4 5.6 7.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 83 18.3 2.1 14.1 22.4
Rural 196 15.7 1.2 13.4 18.1
Densely-settled Rural 245 15.0 1.1 12.9 17.1
Semi-urban 247 12.2 0.9 10.4 14.0
Urban 509 11.3 0.6 10.2 12.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 171 15.2 1.3 12.7 17.8
Insured 1119 12.7 0.4 11.9 13.6
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 307 41.6 2.1 37.5 45.7
No Diabetes 964 10.9 0.4 10.1 11.7
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 196 25.1 1.9 21.4 28.7
No Current Asthma 1088 12.0 0.4 11.2 12.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 295 36.2 2.1 32.0 40.4
<14 days mental health not good 972 11.0 0.4 10.2 11.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 328 17.2 1.1 15.1 19.4
Non-Smoker 963 12.0 0.4 11.1 12.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 372 9.6 0.6 8.4 10.7
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 390 10.7 0.6 9.6 11.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 463 21.9 1.1 19.8 24.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 640 8.7 0.4 7.9 9.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 653 27.4 1.1 25.2 29.6

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