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Table 3 Response distribution percentage for self-rated health and chronic health conditions, and for self-rated health and functional limitations

From: Self-rated health as a valid indicator for health-equity analyses: evidence from the Italian health interview survey

Self-rated health Chronic health conditions Functional limitations
Cohen’s K = .502 p < 0.001 Cohen’s K = .349 p < 0.001
Yes No Severe Non-severe No
Better 33.1% 82.9% 8.6% 27.7% 82.8%
(very well, well) (5.137) (2.247) (1.763) (3.128) (2.412)
Worse 66.9% 17.1% 91.4% 72.3% 17.2%
(fair, bad, very bad) (7.675) (13.109) (1.929) (1.929) (14.023)