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Table 3 Self ratings of overall physical health, smoking at one-year, and discharge

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   
Current Smokers        8.53
   Not Smoking (2,054) 0.9 14.9 48.4 30.5 5.3 3.24 (.004)
   Smoking (5,734) 1.0 16.4 52.5 26.2 3.9 3.14  
Ex Smokers        7.76
   Not Smoking (678) 0.1 11.1 42.8 37.5 8.6 3.43 (.005)
   Smoking (444) 1.8 12.6 4.71 31.5 7.0 3.29  
Never Smokers        1.76
   Not Smoking (10,516) 0.4 8.3 38.5 39.7 12.9 3.55 (.185)
   Smoking (1,246) 0.5 9.5 40.5 38.2 11.3 3.50  
Discharge        19.53
   Not Discharged (29,821) 0.7 11.3 43.0 35.3 9.7 3.41 (<.001)
   Discharged During BMT (939) 2.8 20.1 45.3 25.2 6.6 3.13  
   Discharged During Tech Training (348) 2.0 17.0 42.5 32.2 6.3 3.24  
  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