Self-reported health status of women aged 18 and older, by race/ethnicity,* 2003 (vertical bar chart): Excellent/very good: non-Hispanic (NH) White, 63.2%; NH Black, 51.2%; Hispanic, 53.0%; Asian, 66.5%; NH other races, 61.0%. Good: NH White, 25.5%; NH Black, 30.3%; Hispanic, 31.6%; Asian, 26.1%; NH other races, 26.0%. Fair/poor: NH White, 11.4%; NH Black, 18.6%; Hispanic, 15.5%; Asian, 7.4%; NH other races, 13.0%.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2003. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

*The Non-Hispanic Other Races category includes American Indian/Alaska Native and persons of more than one race.