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 1351 14.3 0.5 13.3 15.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 498 13.3 0.8 11.8 14.8
Female 853 15.2 0.6 13.9 16.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 35 13.1 2.2 8.8 17.5
25-34 years 66 6.6 0.9 4.8 8.3
35-44 years 122 8.7 0.8 7.0 10.3
45-54 years 238 13.5 0.9 11.7 15.3
55-64 years 283 17.8 1.1 15.7 19.9
65+ years 598 26.5 1.0 24.6 28.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 80 17.7 2.4 13.0 22.4
Non-Hispanic 1270 14.0 0.5 13.0 15.0
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1172 13.6 0.5 12.6 14.5
Black Only 64 20.2 2.9 14.5 26.0
Other Race Only 81 18.1 2.4 13.3 22.8
More than One Race 27 17.4 4.1 9.4 25.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 229 29.0 2.3 24.5 33.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 499 18.7 1.1 16.5 20.9
Some College 384 13.4 0.8 11.7 15.0
College Graduate 234 7.2 0.5 6.1 8.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 285 39.3 2.6 34.3 44.3
$15,000 - $24,999 336 23.5 1.6 20.4 26.5
$25,000 - $34,999 214 18.2 1.4 15.5 20.9
$35,000 - $49,999 161 12.8 1.2 10.4 15.2
$50,000+ 178 6.1 0.6 5.0 7.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 428 8.7 0.5 7.6 9.7
Out of Work 48 21.0 4.3 12.7 29.4
Homemaker / Student 86 10.9 1.6 7.7 14.0
Retired 537 25.3 1.0 23.3 27.3
Unable to Work 247 67.8 3.2 61.5 74.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 576 22.1 1.1 20.1 24.2
1-19 Hours 58 9.9 1.5 6.9 12.9
20-39 Hours 116 11.1 1.4 8.3 13.9
40 + Hours 285 7.8 0.6 6.6 8.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 638 11.7 0.5 10.7 12.6
Divorced / Separated 279 22.3 1.5 19.4 25.1
Widowed 302 28.1 1.5 25.3 31.0
Never Married 129 15.2 1.9 11.4 19.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 867 39.9 1.3 37.3 42.5
Living without a Disability 475 7.6 0.5 6.7 8.5
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 69 13.1 1.7 9.7 16.5
Rural 196 17.0 1.7 13.7 20.3
Densely-settled Rural 258 17.1 1.3 14.4 19.7
Semi-urban 255 13.7 1.1 11.6 15.8
Urban 567 12.9 0.7 11.6 14.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 172 21.6 2.1 17.4 25.7
Insured 1177 13.2 0.5 12.3 14.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 343 43.7 2.1 39.5 47.9
No Diabetes 1007 12.0 0.5 11.0 12.9
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 225 27.9 2.1 23.8 32.1
No Current Asthma 1108 12.9 0.5 11.9 13.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 295 34.8 2.2 30.4 39.1
<14 days mental health not good 1018 12.0 0.5 11.0 13.0
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 320 19.6 1.4 16.8 22.4
Non-Smoker 1027 12.9 0.5 11.9 13.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 382 10.2 0.7 8.9 11.5
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 406 12.6 0.8 11.0 14.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 499 21.8 1.2 19.5 24.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 695 10.2 0.5 9.2 11.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 654 28.2 1.2 25.8 30.6

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