Percentage of Adults Whose Poor Physical or Mental Health
Kept Them From Doing Their Usual Activities, such as Self-care, Work, or Recreation

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 4379 38.7 0.6 37.6 39.9
GENDER
Male 1626 35.9 0.9 34.2 37.7
Female 2753 40.9 0.8 39.4 42.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 235 29.9 1.8 26.3 33.5
25-34 years 435 34.2 1.5 31.3 37.2
35-44 years 548 40.6 1.5 37.6 43.6
45-54 years 747 42.3 1.4 39.6 45.0
55-64 years 1100 45.8 1.2 43.4 48.1
65+ years 1314 39.8 1.0 37.8 41.8
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 246 37.3 2.2 32.9 41.6
Non-hispanic 4114 39.0 0.6 37.8 40.2
RACE
White only 3832 38.7 0.6 37.5 39.9
Black or African American only 211 40.5 2.9 34.8 46.2
Other race only 118 36.0 3.5 29.2 42.8
More than one race 130 49.3 3.7 42.1 56.5
EDUCATION
Less than high school 339 42.5 2.1 38.3 46.7
High school graduate or G.E.D 1173 37.7 1.1 35.6 39.9
Some college 1367 39.5 1.0 37.4 41.5
College graduate 1487 37.1 0.9 35.3 38.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 565 54.8 2.2 50.6 59.0
$15,000 to $24,999 762 43.5 1.5 40.5 46.4
$25,000 to $34,999 402 39.6 1.9 35.8 43.4
$35,000 to $49,999 516 36.2 1.6 33.1 39.4
$50,000 or more 1419 35.0 0.9 33.2 36.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1760 32.5 0.8 31.0 34.1
Out of work 246 47.1 2.8 41.6 52.6
Homemaker/Student 357 34.7 1.8 31.1 38.3
Retired 1152 41.1 1.1 39.0 43.3
Unable to work 819 73.1 1.7 69.8 76.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1268 38.9 1.1 36.8 41.1
1 to less than 20 hours 242 38.0 2.6 32.9 43.1
20 hours to less than 40 hours 454 34.0 1.6 30.8 37.2
40 plus hours 1196 32.2 0.9 30.4 34.0
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 2320 37.5 0.7 36.0 38.9
Divorced/Seperated 918 48.8 1.5 45.9 51.7
Widowed 503 40.1 1.7 36.8 43.5
Never married 638 34.6 1.4 31.8 37.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 2417 60.0 0.9 58.1 61.9
Not living with a disability 1808 28.3 0.7 26.9 29.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 223 40.4 2.6 35.4 45.4
Rural 436 38.0 1.8 34.5 41.5
Densely-settled rural 710 39.2 1.5 36.3 42.0
Semi-Urban 695 38.1 1.5 35.2 41.0
Urban 2315 38.8 0.8 37.2 40.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 3905 38.5 0.6 37.3 39.7
Uninsured 451 41.3 1.8 37.8 44.8
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 866 51.6 1.5 48.7 54.5
No diabetes 3508 36.9 0.6 35.7 38.2
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 681 53.4 1.8 50.0 56.9
No current asthma 3645 36.7 0.6 35.5 37.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 2108 49.9 0.9 48.1 51.8
No 2238 33.6 0.7 32.1 35.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 1086 54.2 1.4 51.4 56.9
<14 days mental health NOT good 3206 35.3 0.6 34.0 36.5
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 910 45.5 1.4 42.8 48.2
Non-smoker 3292 37.3 0.7 36.0 38.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1090 35.0 1.1 32.8 37.2
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1202 36.9 1.1 34.8 39.0
Obese, BMI>=30 1715 44.4 1.0 42.5 46.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 2495 36.4 0.7 35.0 37.9
No 1515 45.2 1.1 43.1 47.4
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 575 43.8 1.7 40.4 47.1
Did not serve on active duty 3773 38.1 0.6 36.9 39.3

Numerator: Respondents with one or more days in the past 30 days when their poor physical or mental
health kept them from doing their usual activities, such as self-care, work or recreation.
 
Denominator: Among respondents with at least one day in the past 30 days when their physical
or mental health was not good, excluding unknowns and refusals.