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 3019 12.3 0.3 11.7 12.9
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1132 11.5 0.4 10.7 12.4
Female 1887 13.0 0.4 12.2 13.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 36 7.1 1.2 4.8 9.5
25-34 years 113 7.0 0.7 5.6 8.4
35-44 years 211 8.1 0.6 6.9 9.3
45-54 years 515 11.9 0.6 10.8 13.0
55-64 years 736 16.0 0.6 14.8 17.2
65+ years 1408 23.0 0.6 21.8 24.1
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 165 17.2 1.7 13.8 20.6
Non-Hispanic 2848 12.0 0.3 11.4 12.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2576 11.6 0.3 11.0 12.1
Black Only 192 21.3 2.1 17.1 25.5
Other Race Only 168 15.7 1.6 12.6 18.8
More than One Race 72 18.3 3.2 12.1 24.5
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 442 29.8 1.9 26.2 33.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1186 16.6 0.6 15.3 17.8
Some College 850 11.4 0.6 10.4 12.5
College Graduate 534 6.1 0.3 5.5 6.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 572 34.7 2.0 30.7 38.6
$15,000 - $24,999 758 24.0 1.1 21.9 26.1
$25,000 - $34,999 434 16.5 1.0 14.6 18.5
$35,000 - $49,999 361 11.0 0.7 9.5 12.4
$50,000+ 485 5.6 0.3 5.0 6.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 801 6.6 0.3 6.0 7.2
Out of Work 155 18.4 2.0 14.5 22.2
Homemaker / Student 156 8.7 1.0 6.7 10.8
Retired 1268 23.1 0.6 21.9 24.3
Unable to Work 619 62.3 2.2 58.0 66.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1310 19.2 0.6 18.0 20.5
1-19 Hours 120 8.4 1.2 6.1 10.8
20-39 Hours 222 7.6 0.7 6.3 9.0
40 + Hours 536 6.2 0.3 5.5 6.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1384 10.2 0.3 9.6 10.8
Divorced / Separated 643 21.8 1.0 19.8 23.9
Widowed 714 27.0 1.0 25.1 28.9
Never Married 267 10.2 1.0 8.2 12.2
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 2081 38.4 0.9 36.5 40.2
Living without a Disability 910 5.5 0.2 5.0 6.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 131 13.7 1.4 11.0 16.4
Rural 439 13.9 0.8 12.3 15.6
Densely-settled Rural 516 13.9 0.8 12.3 15.4
Semi-urban 612 13.6 0.7 12.1 15.0
Urban 1315 10.8 0.4 10.0 11.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 331 15.7 1.1 13.4 17.9
Insured 2684 11.8 0.3 11.2 12.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 903 37.0 1.3 34.5 39.5
No Diabetes 2114 10.0 0.3 9.4 10.6
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1858 23.8 0.6 22.6 25.0
No Hypertension 1146 7.6 0.3 7.0 8.2
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 474 23.2 1.4 20.5 25.9
No Current Asthma 2508 11.2 0.3 10.6 11.8
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 1757 26.1 0.7 24.8 27.4
No Arthritis 1201 7.7 0.3 7.1 8.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 683 35.0 1.6 31.8 38.1
<14 days mental health not good 2285 10.1 0.3 9.5 10.6
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 693 18.2 0.9 16.4 20.0
Non-Smoker 2317 11.0 0.3 10.4 11.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 826 9.6 0.5 8.6 10.5
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 852 10.0 0.5 9.1 10.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 1196 17.8 0.6 16.5 19.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1544 8.7 0.3 8.1 9.3
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1473 24.3 0.8 22.7 25.8
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 739 7.4 0.4 6.7 8.2
Insufficient 1088 11.6 0.4 10.7 12.5
No Activity 1003 31.5 1.2 29.2 33.8

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