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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 44: General Health

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Table 44. Percentage of persons 18 years and over who reported being in excellent or very good health, by educational attainment and selected characteristics: 2002
Selected characteristicTotal1Still in high schoolLess than high school completionHigh school diploma or equivalentSome college, including vocational/ technicalBachelor's degree or higher
   Total, 25 years and over59 37 53 64 77
  Total, 25 to 34 years74 61 69 75 86
Total, 18 to 24 years 75 74 64 72 80 88
 Sex
  Male77 79 66 74 82 91
  Female73 66 61 71 79 85
 Race/ethnicity
  White, non-Hispanic78 79 65 74 82 90
  Black, non-Hispanic69 62 64 66 74 85
  Hispanic77 62 73 81 86
  Other68 70 62 71 75 68
 Age Group
  18 and 1975 75 68 75 83
  20 and 2174 59 71 80 81
  22 to 2476 63 71 80 88
 Poverty Status
  Poor68 76 53 59 77 87
  Near-poor71 71 65 69 74 87
  Nonpoor77 74 66 75 83 88
 Family Income
  Less than $20,00069 64 54 65 77 87
  $20,000 to 34,99974 68 68 70 80 87
  $35,000 to 54,99977 78 65 76 80 88
  $55,000 to 74,99980 85 76 78 82 89
  $75,000 or more80 78 71 77 85 88
Not applicable.
Reporting standards not met.
1Includes respondents who did not report educational attainment.
NOTE: Includes those who responded 'excellent' or 'very good' on a scale of 'excellent,' 'very good,' 'good,' 'fair,' and 'poor.'
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2002, previously unpublished tabulations.

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