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Table 1 Participant demographics

From: Self-rated health in rural Appalachia: health perceptions are incongruent with health status and health behaviors

  Men (n = 770) Women (n = 804) All (n = 1576)
Age 54.4 ± .5 53.1 ± .5 53.8 ± .4
Height (cm) 178.5 ± .2 163.5 ± .2* 170.8 ± .3
Weight (kg) 91.9 ± .6 75.6 ± .6* 83.5 ± .5
BMI 28.7 ± .2 28.2 ± .2* 28.5 ± .1
Disease, Symptom, or Behavior Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Healthy 530 (74) 573 (75) 1105 (74)
Unhealthy 188 (26) 195 (25) 383 (26)
Smoker 70 (9) 88 (11) 158(10)
Non-Smoker 694 (91) 714 (89) 1408 (90)
Fast Food Consumer 208 (27) 145 (18) 353 (22)
Non-Fast Food Consumer 562(73) 659 (82) 1221 (78)
Soda Drinker 524 (68) 523 (65) 1047 (67)
Non-Soda Drinker 246 (32) 281 (35) 527(33)
Exercise 252 (33) 297 (37) 549 (35)
Sedentary 518 (67) 507 (63) 1025 (65)
Hypertensive 227 (29) 157 (20) 384 (24)
Normo-tensive 543 (71) 647 (80) 1190 (76)
Blood Pressure Medication 320 (44) 308 (40) 628 (42)
No Blood Pressure Medication 404 (56) 468 (60) 872 (58)
Normal Weight 155 (20) 274 (34) 429 (27)
Overweight 354 (46) 264 (33) 618 (39)
Obese 261 (34) 266 (33) 527 (34)
Overweight or Obese 615 (80) 530 (66) 1145 (73)
Normal Cholesterol 38 (64) 19 (53) 57 (60)
High Cholesterol 21 (36) 17 (47) 38 (40)
  1. *Significant difference between men and women.