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Table 2 Self-perceived overall physical and emotional wellbeing, illness, and morbidity in the respondents aged 18 years or older in China

From: Male and Female Adult Population Health Status in China: A Cross-Sectional National Survey

  Total
N (% of 139831)
Male
N (% of 69748)
Female
N (% of 70083)
Physical and emotional wellbeing    
   Excellent 49088 (35.1) 25816 (37.0) 23272 (33.2)
   Good 50996 (36.5) 26156 (37.5) 24840 (35.5)
   Fair 32055 (22.9) 14447 (20.7) 17608 (25.1)
   Poor 6724 (4.8) 2873 (4.1) 3851 (5.5)
   Very poor 968 (0.7) 456 (0.7) 512 (0.7)
Combination of poor and very poor* 7692 (5.5) 3329 (4.8) 4363 (6.2)
Morbidity    
Presence of illness in the last 2 weeks before the survey* 22050 (15.8) 9865 (14.1) 12185 (17.4)
Presence of physician diagnosed chronic disease in the last 6 months before the survey* 22808 (16.3) 10432 (15.0) 12376 (17.7)
   Infectious and parasitic disease 485 (0.4) 303 (0.4) 182 (0.3)
   Cancer 231 (0.2) 122 (0.2) 109 (0.2)
   Diabetes 1062 (0.8) 472 (0.7) 590 (0.8)
   Heart disease* 2644 (1.9) 997 (1.4) 1647 (2.4)
   Stroke 1257 (0.9) 693 (1.0) 564 (0.8)
   Chronic pulmonary disease* 1911 (1.4) 1153 (1.7) 758 (1.1)
   Hypertension* 4989 (3.6) 2203 (3.2) 2786 (4.0)
   Peptic ulcer 707 (0.5) 446 (0.6) 261 (0.4)
   Chronic liver disease 192 (0.1) 123 (0.2) 69 (0.1)
   Chronic renal disease 258 (0.2) 83 (0.1) 175 (0.3)
   Rheumatologic arthritis* 1598 (1.1) 534 (0.8) 1064 (1.5)
  1. * Note: P value < 0.001 for males versus females after adjustment for age, marital status, education, urban/rural residence and geographic region.