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Table 4 Physical health condition of the respondents

From: Determinants of self-rated health among shanghai elders: a cross-sectional study

SRH Good Fair Poor Total
N % N % N % N %
Physical health
 ADL Complete 887 45.3 844 43.1 229 11.7 1960 98.1
Partial 1 3.0 10 30.3 22 66.7 33 1.7
No ability 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 100.0 4 0.2
 physical health changes** Better 49 49.5 39 39.4 11 11.1 99 5.0
Unchanged 686 53.8 529 41.5 61 4.8 1276 64.0
Worse 146 25.1 259 44.6 176 30.3 581 29.2
variable 7 18.9 25 67.6 5 13.5 37 1.9
 hearing** deaf 29 29.0 51 51.0 20 20.0 100 5.0
some 140 36.6 170 44.4 73 19.1 383 19.2
able 719 47.6 632 41.9 158 10.5 1509 75.8
 speaking** yes 52 40.3 46 35.7 31 24.0 129 6.5
no 834 44.8 807 43.3 222 11.9 1863 93.5
vision** sighted 701 49.4 588 41.4 131 9.2 1420 71.5
some vision 143 32.1 207 46.5 95 21.3 445 22.4
blind 38 31.4 56 46.3 27 22.3 121 6.1
Chronic disease
 with chronic disease** Yes 587 38.1 711 46.1 243 15.8 1541 77.2
 hypertension** Yes 402 39.4 468 45.9 150 14.7 1020 51.1
 heart disease** Yes 117 26.9 204 46.9 114 26.2 435 21.8
 diabetes** Yes 89 30.7 141 48.6 60 20.7 290 14.5
 cataract** Yes 50 28.9 93 53.8 30 17.3 173 8.7
 cerebrovascular disease** Yes 33 22.1 65 43.6 51 34.2 149 7.5
 bronchitis** yes 34 28.3 63 52.5 23 19.2 120 6.0
 gastroenteritis** yes 29 25.7 55 48.7 29 25.7 113 5.7
 intervertebral disc disease** yes 36 32.1 46 41.1 30 26.8 112 5.6
 cardiovascular disease* yes 23 40.4 26 45.6 8 14.0 57 2.9
 asthma yes 19 36.5 19 36.5 14 26.9 52 2.6
 number of chronic diseases/person 0 301 66.0 143 31.4 12 2.6 456 22.8
1 336 49.9 284 42.1 54 8.0 674 33.8
2 151 34.8 221 50.9 62 14.3 434 21.7
3 or more 100 23.1 206 47.6 127 29.3 433 21.7
  1. **means p < 0.05
  2. *means p < 0.1