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Table 2 Self-rated health (SRH) for men and women in Australia, USA, Japan and Korea

From: A simple measure with complex determinants: investigation of the correlates of self-rated health in older men and women from three continents

  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)
  1. a Without covariates, men reported significantly better health than women in all countries, p < .001.
  2. b In the Japanese survey response options were totally healthy/relatively healthy/of average health/relatively not very healthy/not at all healthy.
  3. c Low scores indicate good health; excellent = 1 to poor = 5.
  4. Note: Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding.