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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged >18 Years Who Assessed Their Health as Excellent or Very Good, by Race --- United States, 1999--2003*

* Estimates are age-adjusted to the 2000 projected U.S. standard population using four age groups: 18--24 years, 25--44 years, 45--64 years, and >65 years.
95% confidence interval.
§ American Indian/Alaska Native.
Refers to persons who indicated a single racial group.

Health status data were obtained by asking respondents to assess their own health as excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor. AI/AN adults and black adults were substantially less likely than white adults and Asian adults to assess their health as excellent or very good.

SOURCES: Barnes PM, Adams PF, Powell-Griner E. Health characteristics of the American Indian and Alaska Native adult population: United States 1999--2003. Advance data from vital and health statistics; no. 356. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2005. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad356.pdf.

1999--2003 National Health Interview Survey. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

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Date last reviewed: 7/27/2005

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