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Table 5 Percentage of Participants with at Least One Health Factor Coded as Indicating a Negative, Ambivalent/Neutral, Positive, or Not Discernible Valence within Self-Rated Health Category Chosen

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

  Self-Rated Health Answer  
Fair Good Very good Excellent
Overall
 Percentage 19% 44% 31% 6%  
 Number of participants 12 28 20 4
Valencea
 Negative (vs. none) 100% 86% 65% 50% *
 Ambivalent or neutral (vs. none) 17% 46% 20% 0% +
 Positive (vs. none) 25% 54% 80% 100% **
 Not discernible (vs. none) 25% 57% 65% 25% +
  1. aFisher’s exact test for significant differences across groups (two-tailed). + p < .10, *p < .05, **p < .01