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Table 2 Self Ratings of Overall Health and Indicators of Health Status

From: The validity of self-rated health as a measure of health status among young military personnel: evidence from a cross-sectional survey

Sample (N)

"Would you say your overall physical health is..." (%)

Mean

F(p)

 

Poor

Fair

Good

Very Good

Excellent

  

Smoking Status

      

241.7

   Current Smoker (10,163)

1.1

16.3

50.8

27.4

4.3

3.15

(<.001)

   Ex Smoker (2,394)

0.8

13.3

44.7

34.0

7.1

3.33

 

   Never Smoker (18,549)

0.5

8.8

38.5

39.3

12.8

3.54

 

I Will Smoke After BMT

      

190.3

   Yes (5,977)

1.3

16.0

49.0

28.5

5.1

3.18

(<.001)

   Not Sure (5,694)

0.7

15.1

49.9

29.5

4.8

3.21

 

   No (19,437)

0.6

9.2

39.2

38.6

12.4

3.52

 

Binge Drinking (Past 30 Days)

      

69.0

   Yes (11,991)

0.8

13.5

45.4

33.3

7.0

3.31

(<.001)

   No (19,117)

0.7

10.4

41.5

36.1

11.3

3.45

 

Driving After Drinking (Past 30 Days)

      

19.4

   Yes (2,095)

1.7

13.9

46.1

32.8

5.4

3.26

(<.001)

   No (29,013)

0.7

11.4

42.8

35.1

9.9

3.41

 

Like to Take Health Risks

      

109.4

   Yes (1,131)

5.2

22.7

40.1

25.5

6.4

2.96

(<.001)

   No (29,977)

0.6

11.2

43.1

35.4

9.7

3.41

 

Feel Sad or Blue Most of the Time

      

256.1

   Yes (1,680)

5.2

27.9

42.1

19.9

4.9

2.85

(<.001)

   No (29,428)

0.5

10.7

43.1

35.9

9.9

3.43

 

Weight Status (BMI)

      

39.5

   Underweight (1,246)

0.9

14.6

43.3

32.7

8.5

3.33

(<.001)

   Normal Weight (22,955)

0.7

10.5

41.7

36.7

10.4

3.44

 

   Overweight/Obese (6,878)

1.0

14.9

47.3

29.6

7.1

3.27

 
  1. Note: percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. Mean rating based on assigning values of 1 = Poor through 5 = Excellent health. p-value