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NCHS Publishes Personal Health Assessment Survey Results


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Am Fam Physician. 2006 May 15;73(10):1848.

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) published statistics on personal health assessment in the July 29, 2005, issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The NCHS found that American Indian/Alaskan Native and black adults were less likely than white or Asian adults to assess their health as excellent or very good. See the accompanying figure for results by race.

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Percentage of Adults Who Assessed Their Health as Excellent or Very Good—United States, 1999 to 2003*

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Results of the National Center for Health Statistics' National Health Interview Survey (1999 to 2003), which asked participants to assess their own health as excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor.

Percentage of Adults Who Assessed Their Health as Excellent or Very Good—United States, 1999 to 2003*


Figure.

Results of the National Center for Health Statistics' National Health Interview Survey (1999 to 2003), which asked participants to assess their own health as excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor.



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