Health Status > Health Indicators
Self-Reported Health Status
In 2004, men were more likely than women to report
being in excellent or very good health (62.9 versus 59.9 percent);
this was true in every racial and ethnic group. Among both sexes,
Asians most often reported that they were in excellent or very good
health, followed by non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanics; non-Hispanic
Blacks were the least likely to report themselves to be in excellent
or very good health.
Self-reported health status declines with age:
70.8 percent of women aged 18 to 44 years reported excellent or
very good health status, compared to 55.7 percent of those aged
45 to 64 years, 42.7 percent of those aged 65 to 74 years, and 31.5
percent of those aged 75 years or more. Among those in the oldest
age group, 31.1 percent reported poor health, compared to only 6.4
percent of those in the youngest age group.