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 3911 15.4 0.3 14.8 16.0
GENDER
Female 2361 15.7 0.4 14.9 16.4
Male 1550 15.1 0.4 14.2 15.9
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 94 6.8 0.7 5.4 8.3
25-34 years 229 9.9 0.7 8.6 11.3
35-44 years 343 13.0 0.7 11.6 14.5
45-54 years 655 17.3 0.7 15.9 18.7
55-64 years 956 20.4 0.7 19.0 21.8
65+ years 1634 22.6 0.6 21.5 23.7
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 3627 14.8 0.3 14.2 15.4
Hispanic 265 21.3 1.3 18.6 23.9
RACE
White only 3253 14.3 0.3 13.7 14.8
Black or African American only 264 20.8 1.6 17.7 24.0
Other race only 250 21.1 1.4 18.3 23.9
More than one race 92 19.0 2.3 14.6 23.5
EDUCATION
Less than high school 603 33.5 1.4 30.8 36.2
High school graduate or G.E.D 1400 17.8 0.5 16.7 18.8
Some college 1185 13.9 0.5 13.0 14.9
College graduate 723 7.2 0.3 6.5 7.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 800 35.3 1.4 32.5 38.0
$15,000 to $24,999 1020 25.4 0.9 23.6 27.2
$25,000 to $34,999 478 17.5 0.9 15.7 19.3
$35,000 to $49,999 427 13.1 0.7 11.6 14.5
$50,000 or more 591 6.1 0.3 5.5 6.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1072 8.8 0.3 8.2 9.4
Out of work 265 23.7 1.5 20.7 26.7
Homemaker/Student 214 10.3 0.8 8.7 11.9
Retired 1381 22.3 0.6 21.1 23.5
Unable to work 967 69.4 1.6 66.3 72.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1459 19.4 0.6 18.2 20.5
1 to less than 20 hours 171 11.3 1.0 9.3 13.4
20 hours to less than 40 hours 303 11.5 0.8 10.0 13.0
40 plus hours 666 7.5 0.3 6.8 8.1
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1736 13.2 0.3 12.5 13.9
Divorced/Separated 977 26.7 1.0 24.8 28.6
Widowed 707 24.8 1.0 22.9 26.7
Never married 470 11.2 0.6 9.9 12.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 1243 7.7 0.3 7.2 8.2
Living with a disability 2617 44.0 0.8 42.4 45.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 243 20.5 1.5 17.6 23.3
Rural 449 17.2 0.9 15.4 19.0
Densely-settled rural 714 16.9 0.7 15.5 18.3
Semi-Urban 632 15.3 0.7 13.9 16.7
Urban 1873 14.2 0.4 13.5 15.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 572 19.9 0.9 18.1 21.6
Insured 3324 14.5 0.3 13.9 15.0
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 2746 12.6 0.3 12.1 13.2
Have diabetes 1155 41.3 1.1 39.0 43.5
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 3158 13.9 0.3 13.3 14.4
Current asthma 719 30.7 1.2 28.2 33.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 1653 10.3 0.3 9.7 10.9
Yes 2223 31.4 0.7 30.0 32.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 2836 12.2 0.3 11.7 12.7
14+ days mental health NOT good 962 42.1 1.3 39.5 44.8
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 2793 13.1 0.3 12.5 13.7
Current smoker 1054 24.5 0.8 22.9 26.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1022 11.5 0.4 10.6 12.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1074 12.5 0.5 11.6 13.4
Obese, BMI>=30 1615 23.4 0.6 22.1 24.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 1750 26.5 0.7 25.1 27.9
Yes 1964 11.3 0.3 10.7 11.9
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 3301 14.7 0.3 14.1 15.3
Served on active duty 606 20.3 0.9 18.6 22.1

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