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Table 3 Prevalence of self-reported poor health across health domains and overall health among adults aged 18+, by wealth and education; pooled analysis of 20 higher-income countries WHS (2002-2004)

From: Socioeconomic inequality in domains of health: results from the World Health Surveys

  Overall health Mobility Self-care Pain and discomfort Cognition Interpersonal activities Vision Sleep and Energy Affect
  % SE % SE % SE % SE % SE % SE % SE % SE % SE
Average 7.2 0.3 4.6 0.2 1.7 0.1 9.7 0.3 5.3 0.2 2.1 0.1 3.7 0.2 7.8 0.3 7.9 0.3
Wealth quintile 1 12.0 0.8 7.9 0.8 3.1 0.4 13.5 0.9 8.0 0.6 3.0 0.4 6.5 0.6 9.4 0.7 10.0 0.7
Wealth quintile 2 9.4 0.6 6.1 0.5 2.2 0.3 11.2 0.7 6.8 0.6 2.7 0.3 5.0 0.5 8.8 0.6 9.0 0.6
Wealth quintile 3 7.5 0.6 4.0 0.3 1.6 0.3 10.4 0.6 5.7 0.5 2.5 0.3 3.1 0.3 9.3 0.6 8.5 0.6
Wealth quintile 4 5.4 0.4 3.4 0.4 1.1 0.2 8.6 0.6 4.2 0.4 1.7 0.3 2.9 0.3 6.3 0.5 7.3 0.5
Wealth quintile 5 3.4 0.4 2.6 0.3 0.9 0.2 5.9 0.5 2.8 0.3 1.2 0.2 1.8 0.2 6.0 0.6 5.5 0.5
No formal education 25.7 1.5 17.2 1.4 6.4 0.9 24.7 1.6 21.5 1.7 7.0 1.1 15.1 1.4 22.2 1.5 22.0 1.6
Less than primary schooling 14.4 1.0 8.1 0.8 3.4 0.5 20.5 1.4 13.1 1.0 5.1 0.7 8.1 0.8 13.8 1.0 14.3 1.1
Primary school completed 9.2 0.7 6.6 0.7 2.8 0.5 13.9 0.8 7.5 0.5 2.8 0.3 5.4 0.6 10.2 0.6 11.2 0.7
Secondary school completed 5.9 0.4 3.5 0.3 0.9 0.1 7.8 0.5 3.3 0.3 1.2 0.1 2.4 0.2 5.3 0.3 6.0 0.3
High school completed 3.4 0.3 2.1 0.2 0.7 0.1 4.8 0.3 2.1 0.2 1.2 0.1 1.4 0.1 5.4 0.4 4.6 0.3