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 1376 13.1 0.4 12.3 13.9
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 502 12.3 0.6 11.1 13.6
Female 874 13.8 0.5 12.8 14.9
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 22 4.9 1.2 2.5 7.2
25-34 years 74 7.5 1.0 5.6 9.4
35-44 years 130 8.3 0.8 6.7 9.9
45-54 years 247 13.2 0.9 11.5 14.9
55-64 years 282 19.3 1.1 17.1 21.5
65+ years 618 25.9 1.0 24.0 27.9
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 72 15.2 2.1 11.0 19.4
Non-Hispanic 1304 13.0 0.4 12.2 13.8
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1200 12.7 0.4 11.9 13.6
Black Only 70 20.7 2.6 15.5 25.9
Other Race Only 77 14.0 1.9 10.3 17.7
More than One Race 28 16.2 3.4 9.4 22.9
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 208 26.4 2.2 22.2 30.6
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 578 17.3 0.8 15.7 18.9
Some College 370 12.3 0.8 10.8 13.8
College Graduate 217 6.3 0.5 5.4 7.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 250 34.5 2.6 29.5 39.6
$15,000 - $24,999 374 22.0 1.3 19.5 24.5
$25,000 - $34,999 211 17.3 1.3 14.7 19.8
$35,000 - $49,999 155 11.0 1.0 9.1 12.9
$50,000+ 153 4.5 0.4 3.7 5.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 398 7.0 0.4 6.2 7.8
Out of Work 64 22.5 3.2 16.2 28.9
Homemaker / Student 80 8.3 1.2 5.9 10.6
Retired 576 26.1 1.0 24.1 28.1
Unable to Work 258 68.6 3.1 62.6 74.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 601 20.8 0.9 19.0 22.5
1-19 Hours 54 10.9 2.0 6.9 14.9
20-39 Hours 98 7.9 1.0 5.8 9.9
40 + Hours 290 6.7 0.4 5.8 7.6
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 613 10.8 0.5 9.9 11.7
Divorced / Separated 280 22.0 1.4 19.3 24.7
Widowed 341 31.2 1.5 28.2 34.2
Never Married 141 10.1 1.2 7.7 12.4
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 907 41.8 1.3 39.3 44.4
Living without a Disability 455 6.1 0.3 5.4 6.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 55 11.6 1.7 8.4 14.9
Rural 203 15.2 1.3 12.6 17.7
Densely-settled Rural 256 16.0 1.1 13.8 18.3
Semi-urban 285 14.0 0.9 12.1 15.8
Urban 574 11.4 0.6 10.3 12.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 179 16.8 1.5 13.8 19.7
Insured 1194 12.6 0.4 11.7 13.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 356 46.1 2.1 41.9 50.3
No Diabetes 1020 10.7 0.4 9.9 11.4
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 728 26.2 1.0 24.3 28.1
No Hypertension 646 8.9 0.4 8.1 9.8
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 174 24.1 1.9 20.3 27.9
No Current Asthma 1198 12.3 0.4 11.5 13.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 817 26.5 0.9 24.7 28.3
No arthritis 539 8.1 0.4 7.2 8.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 312 36.9 2.1 32.8 40.9
<14 days mental health not good 1021 10.6 0.4 9.8 11.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 282 16.5 1.1 14.3 18.6
Non-Smoker 1090 12.4 0.4 11.5 13.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 420 10.7 0.6 9.4 11.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 425 11.0 0.6 9.9 12.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 471 20.3 1.0 18.4 22.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 669 8.9 0.4 8.1 9.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 706 26.3 1.1 24.2 28.4
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 352 7.7 0.5 6.8 8.7
Insufficient 455 12.4 0.7 11.0 13.7
No Activity 496 33.6 1.5 30.6 36.5

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