Most U.S. Adults 50 and Older Report Good Health: Survey

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July 9, 2021 -- Most U.S. adults (77%) ages 50 and older in the United States rated their overall health as good, very good, or excellent in an online survey conducted by WebMD and Capital Caring Health (CCH), a nonprofit hospice/advanced illness care organization based in Virginia.

Among the respondents, 41% said their health was very good or excellent.

However, the ratings differed largely by race, employment status, and income.

Self-Reported Health Status by Race/Ethnicity*

Health Status           % White                     % Black                   % Hispanic**

Excellent/Very Good

43

25

38

Good

34

46

45

Fair/Poor

23

29

17

* Sample sizes were too small to report results for those of Asian, American Indian/Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent.

** Respondents who said they were of Hispanic origin were not counted in the Black, White, or other categories to avoid overlap.

Employment status was also associated with a significant difference in the way people viewed their health at the top tier and bo...

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