QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults with Fair or Poor Health,† by Home Ownership Status§ and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019¶
Weekly / April 2, 2021 / 70(13);503
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* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Based on a response to the question “Would you say your health in general is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?”
§ Based on a response to the question “Is this house/apartment owned or rented by you [you or someone in your family]?”
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2019, 18.0% of renters assessed their health as fair or poor, compared with 13.3% of homeowners. For each age group, renters were more likely than homeowners to report fair or poor health: 9.0% versus 6.0% among adults aged 18–39 years, 26.6% versus 13.2% among those aged 40–64 years, and 37.1% versus 21.6% among those aged ≥65 years. For both renters and homeowners, the percentage of adults with fair or poor health increased with increasing age.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
Reported by: Cordell Golden, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4237; Yu Sun, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults with Fair or Poor Health, by Home Ownership Status and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:503. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7013a7external icon.
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