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 2017 16.0 0.5 15.0 16.9
GENDER
Female 1274 16.9 0.6 15.7 18.1
Male 743 15.0 0.7 13.6 16.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 50 9.5 1.4 6.7 12.2
25-34 years 109 10.6 1.1 8.3 12.8
35-44 years 173 15.0 1.4 12.3 17.7
45-54 years 303 16.4 1.1 14.2 18.6
55-64 years 488 19.8 1.1 17.7 21.8
65+ years 894 22.8 0.8 21.3 24.4
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 1923 15.3 0.4 14.4 16.1
Hispanic 91 23.0 2.7 17.7 28.2
RACE
White only 1672 14.2 0.4 13.4 15.1
Black or African American only 173 22.0 2.5 17.2 26.9
Other race only 121 26.6 2.7 21.3 31.8
More than one race 42 21.0 4.0 13.1 28.8
EDUCATION
Less than high school 304 37.1 2.5 32.2 41.9
High school graduate or G.E.D 746 19.3 0.9 17.6 21.0
Some college 614 14.2 0.7 12.8 15.6
College graduate 353 6.0 0.4 5.3 6.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 426 38.1 2.3 33.7 42.6
$15,000 to $24,999 551 28.4 1.5 25.3 31.4
$25,000 to $34,999 234 16.4 1.4 13.6 19.1
$35,000 to $49,999 237 12.9 1.1 10.9 15.0
$50,000 or more 301 6.2 0.4 5.4 7.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 488 8.8 0.5 7.8 9.8
Out of work 107 21.3 2.5 16.4 26.1
Homemaker/Student 118 12.1 1.4 9.3 14.9
Retired 793 23.0 0.8 21.4 24.7
Unable to work 508 70.0 2.4 65.3 74.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 831 20.0 0.9 18.3 21.7
1 to less than 20 hours 86 10.0 1.3 7.5 12.6
20 hours to less than 40 hours 158 12.1 1.2 9.6 14.5
40 plus hours 285 7.8 0.6 6.6 9.0
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 923 13.7 0.6 12.6 14.8
Divorced/Separated 450 24.5 1.4 21.7 27.2
Widowed 409 26.0 1.4 23.2 28.8
Never married 229 13.7 1.2 11.4 16.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 581 7.7 0.4 6.9 8.6
Have a disability 1426 45.3 1.2 42.9 47.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 117 20.0 2.3 15.5 24.6
Rural 218 16.7 1.3 14.1 19.2
Densely-settled rural 354 17.9 1.3 15.4 20.5
Semi-Urban 298 16.0 1.1 13.9 18.2
Urban 1030 14.8 0.6 13.6 16.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 297 24.1 1.7 20.9 27.3
Insured 1717 14.3 0.4 13.5 15.2
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 1422 13.3 0.5 12.4 14.2
Have diabetes 593 41.8 1.7 38.4 45.2
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 1671 14.5 0.5 13.6 15.5
Current Asthma 327 30.6 1.9 26.8 34.4
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 788 10.7 0.5 9.7 11.7
Have arthritis 1217 32.7 1.0 30.8 34.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 1449 12.2 0.4 11.4 13.1
14+ days mental health NOT good 509 45.8 2.0 41.8 49.8
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 1522 14.1 0.5 13.2 15.1
Current smoker 477 23.7 1.3 21.2 26.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 533 12.0 0.7 10.6 13.4
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 578 13.8 0.8 12.3 15.3
Obese, BMI>=30 816 22.7 1.0 20.7 24.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 952 32.2 1.3 29.7 34.8
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1063 11.1 0.4 10.3 12.0
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 1706 15.5 0.5 14.6 16.5
Served on active duty 311 19.2 1.2 16.8 21.6

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