Table 2

Self-rated health (SRH) for men and women in Australia, USA, Japan and Korea
Australiaa USAa Japanab Koreaa
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
N 1,182 6,173 4,343 6,015 1,564 1,977 1,644 2,327
SRH (%)
 Poor 2.2 3.2 7.5 9.2 2.7 2.2 30.9 47.4
 Fair 10.5 24.3 22.3 23.0 17.3 23.7 31.0 30.9
 Good 30.3 42.3 32.6 32.2 41.6 40.9 31.1 18.0
 Very good 40.9 24.7 27.8 27.4 19.2 19.0 5.9 2.7
 Excellent 16.1 5.4 9.8 8.1 19.1 14.2 1.1 0.9
Mean SRHc 2.42 2.95 2.90 2.98 2.65 2.81 3.84 4.21
 (SD) (0.95) (0.91) (1.09) (1.09) (1.06) (1.02) (0.97) (0.89)

a Without covariates, men reported significantly better health than women in all countries, p < .001.

b In the Japanese survey response options were totally healthy/relatively healthy/of average health/relatively not very healthy/not at all healthy.

c Low scores indicate good health; excellent = 1 to poor = 5.

Note: Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

French et al.

French et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:649   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-649

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