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Table 4 Percentage of Health Factors Coded as Indicating a Negative, Ambivalent/Neutral, Positive, or Not Discernible Valence by Type of Health Factor

From: How participants report their health status: cognitive interviews of self-rated health across race/ethnicity, gender, age, and educational attainment

Type of Health Factora Valence (Percent) Number of Times the Health Factor is Mentioned
Negative Ambivalent or Neutral Positive Not Discernible
Health conditions (overall) 74% 6% 17% 3% 124
 Specific 86% 6% 5% 3% 65
 Nonspecific 90% 8% 0% 3% 40
 Absence 0% 0% 95% 5% 19
Health behavior 40% 3% 32% 25% 63
Health care practitioner or setting 42% 8% 35% 15% 26
Physical state 42% 0% 29% 29% 24
Comparative statements (overall) 52% 13% 35% 0% 23
 Self 83% 8% 8% 0% 12
 Others 18% 18% 64% 0% 11
Physical functioning 11% 0% 48% 41% 27
Feel 31% 23% 31% 15% 13
Mental health 56% 11% 22% 11% 9
Age 50% 0% 25% 25% 4
External 60% 0% 20% 20% 5
  1. aRows sum to 100%