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

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1449 13.6 0.5 12.7 14.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 529 12.7 0.7 11.3 14.1
Female 920 14.4 0.6 13.3 15.6
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 19 7.7 1.8 4.1 11.3
25-34 years 56 7.2 1.1 5.1 9.3
35-44 years 120 10.1 1.1 8.0 12.2
45-54 years 258 12.9 0.8 11.2 14.6
55-64 years 338 17.8 1.0 15.8 19.7
65+ years 658 25.4 0.9 23.6 27.2
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 91 21.0 2.7 15.6 26.4
Non-Hispanic 1355 13.1 0.5 12.2 14.0
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1212 12.4 0.4 11.6 13.3
Black Only 79 23.2 3.7 16.0 30.4
Other Race Only 121 20.9 2.5 16.0 25.8
More than One Race 30 15.3 4.0 7.5 23.0
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 196 25.4 2.3 20.9 29.9
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 548 19.4 1.1 17.2 21.6
Some College 452 14.0 0.9 12.3 15.7
College Graduate 253 6.2 0.5 5.3 7.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 297 38.4 3.0 32.6 44.3
$15,000 - $24,999 321 25.5 1.8 22.0 28.9
$25,000 - $34,999 222 21.7 1.6 18.6 24.8
$35,000 - $49,999 173 11.6 1.1 9.4 13.8
$50,000+ 217 5.5 0.5 4.6 6.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 412 7.8 0.5 6.7 8.8
Out of Work 52 23.6 4.4 15.0 32.3
Homemaker / Student 89 8.3 1.1 6.1 10.5
Retired 578 25.5 1.0 23.6 27.5
Unable to Work 313 73.7 2.7 68.4 78.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 609 20.6 0.9 18.8 22.4
1-19 Hours 70 11.5 1.9 7.7 15.2
20-39 Hours 101 10.7 1.6 7.6 13.8
40 + Hours 287 6.7 0.5 5.7 7.7
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 703 11.7 0.5 10.7 12.7
Divorced / Separated 312 24.1 1.6 21.0 27.3
Widowed 308 25.9 1.4 23.1 28.7
Never Married 126 11.1 1.6 7.9 14.3
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1011 39.1 1.3 36.5 41.7
Living without a Disability 430 6.1 0.4 5.3 6.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 75 14.9 2.1 10.9 19.0
Rural 211 15.6 1.2 13.2 18.0
Densely-settled Rural 263 16.2 1.3 13.6 18.8
Semi-urban 297 14.0 1.1 11.9 16.1
Urban 599 11.9 0.7 10.6 13.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 175 22.3 2.1 18.2 26.4
Insured 1269 12.4 0.4 11.5 13.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 410 42.7 2.0 38.8 46.6
No Diabetes 1038 11.0 0.5 10.1 11.9
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 261 30.4 2.3 25.9 34.8
No Current Asthma 1170 11.9 0.5 11.0 12.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 312 38.3 2.7 33.0 43.5
<14 days mental health not good 1085 10.7 0.4 9.9 11.6
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 349 21.1 1.4 18.3 23.9
Non-Smoker 1099 12.0 0.5 11.0 12.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 366 9.8 0.7 8.3 11.3
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 432 10.8 0.6 9.6 12.0
Obese (BMI >= 30) 579 21.2 1.1 19.0 23.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 707 9.3 0.5 8.4 10.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 741 26.1 1.1 23.8 28.3
HYPERTENSION STATUS* . . . . .
Hypertension 438 24.4 1.3 21.9 26.9
No Hypertension 267 8.8 0.7 7.4 10.2
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY* . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 162 7.7 0.8 6.2 9.3
Insufficient 271 13.5 1.0 11.5 15.5
No Activity 221 33.7 2.5 28.128.8 38.5

Numerator: Respondents reporting that in general their health is fair or poor.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of self-preceived health status among categories of Hypertension Status and Recommended Level of Physical Activity is based on responses from all respondents on Questionnaire Split A, excluding unknowns and refusals.