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Table 1 Self-reported health among men and women and female excess fraction, by age and country grouping: domain-based poor-health score, poor self-rated health and limitations in daily activities, WHS 2002–2004

From: A global assessment of the gender gap in self-reported health with survey data from 59 countries

  Poor health score Poor self-rated health Limitations in daily activities
Women (%) Men (%) Excess (%)a Women (%) Men (%) Excess (%)a Women (%) Men (%) Excess (%)a
Age (years)
 18–29 22.0 18.5 16 4.4 3.3 26 3.8 3.1 19
 30–39 24.6 20.4 17 7.1 5.0 30 6.2 4.8 23
 40–49 27.9 23.5 16 10.7 6.8 36 9.6 6.1 37
 50–59 31.6 26.7 15 15.9 10.9 31 12.3 9.3 24
 60–69 34.6 30.4 12 21.1 17.0 19 18.4 14.3 22
 70–79 38.6 34.9 9 30.6 22.8 26 30.1 21.5 28
 80+ 42.2 38.6 9 34.2 26.9 21 43.0 35.1 18
Region
 Sub-Saharan Africa 28.8 24.9 14 13.8 10.1 27 11.3 9.5 16
 Latin America 27.8 22.7 18 7.9 5.1 35 7.0 5.0 29
 Europe, high-income 24.6 21.6 12 8.5 6.7 21 - - -
 Eastern Europe 27.4 23.3 15 13.8 11.1 20 9.9 7.3 26
 South Asia 27.2 22.9 16 10.1 6.6 35 9.8 6.7 32
 Other 29.4 24.5 .17 12.4 8.0 35 13.4 8.1 40
Total 27.6 23.5 15 11.5 8.3 28 10.3 7.7 26
  1. aExcess is the female excess fraction; for domain health score the inverse was used; All female-male differences are statistically significant at the 1 % level, as sample sizes of the pooled data sets are very large; All regional figures are age-standardized. -: only two countries in the region included the question