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Table 1 Sample characteristics by “Morbidity Group”

From: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) for individuals with self-reported chronic physical and/or mental health conditions: panel survey of an adult sample in the United States

  Healthy (1,505) Physical (1,522) Mental (236) Physical & Mental (614) Total sample (3,877)
Mean (SD)
Age 44.5 (16.2) 58.9 (15.8) 40.0 (14.4) 51.4 (14.5) 51.0 (17.2)
Selected physical conditions 0.0 (0) 1.9 (1.2) 0.0 (0) 2.6 (1.7) 1.2 (1.5)
Total number of conditions 0.7 (0.8) 3.5 (2.0) 1.6 (1.2) 5.5 (2.7) 2.6 (2.5)
Percent
Age
 18-29 23.7 6.6 31.8 9.9 15.3
 30-44 29.1 12.6 32.2 22.8 21.8
 45-59 26.0 25.4 25.4 36.0 27.3
 60+ 21.2 55.5 10.6 31.3 35.6
Male gender 56.8 47.9 41.9 37.5 49.3
Race/ethnicity
 White 78.4 82.8 83.5 80.5 80.8
 Black or African American 10.6 8.9 5.9 8.1 9.3
 American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.5 0.9 0.8 1.6 0.9
 Asian 2.3 1.2 1.7 0.5 1.5
 Other 4.1 3.2 5.5 6.0 4.1
 Missing 4.1 3.0 2.5 3.3 3.4
Education
 Less than high school 6.5 9.3 7.6 10.7 8.3
 High school 28.7 32.3 27.5 29.8 30.2
 Some college 30.6 29.7 32.2 34.7 31.0
 Bachelor's degree or higher 34.2 28.8 32.6 24.8 30.5
Current employment status
 Working 66.9 42.8 64.4 40.4 53.1
 Not working (looking) 9.8 3.8 15.3 8.5 7.6
 Retired 13.3 40.1 6.8 19.1 24.3
 Not Working (not looking) 10.0 13.3 13.6 32.1 15.0
Marital Status
 Married/Living with partner 60.1 61.2 51.7 49.7 58.4
 Widowed 3.2 10.4 0.8 7.0 6.5
 Separated/Divorced 11.4 14.4 13.1 24.1 14.7
 Never married 25.2 14.0 34.3 19.2 20.4