Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Lifestyle Behaviors and Self-Rated Health: The Living for Health Program

Table 2

Characteristics of the study participants by self-rated health.

VariablesSelf-rated health value
Poor/fair
()
Excellent/very good/good
( = 1,346)

Gender <0.001
 Men 76 (21.4)432 (32.1)
 Women279 (78.6)914 (67.9)
Age (years)
 18–3046 (13.0)240 (17.8)0.024
 31–55183 (51.0)710 (52.7)
 >55126 (35.5)396 (29.4)
Body mass index (BMI) <0.001
 <29.9 kg/m2189 (53.2)953 (70.8)
 ≥30 kg/m2166 (46.8)393 (29.2)
Smoke 0.610
 No323 (91.0)1236 (91.8)
 Yes 32 (9.0)110 (8.2)
Ethnicity 0.001
 Hispanic165 (46.5)777 (57.7)
 Non-Hispanic Black135 (38.0)396 (29.4)
 Other55 (15.5)173 (12.9)
Health insurance 0.054
 No233 (65.6)808 (60.0)
 Yes122 (34.4)538 (40.0)
Comorbidities <0.001
 No137 (38.6)801 (59.5)
 Yes218 (61.4)545 (40.5)
F & V (servings/day) <0.001
 ≤2 per day259 (73.0)798 (59.3)
 3-4 per day64 (18.0)389 (28.9)
 ≥5 per day32 (9.0)159 (11.8)
Fat intake <0.001
 Primary high fat foods/mostly high fat, some low fat63 (17.7)146 (10.8)
 Both high fat and low fat about the same 119 (33.5)419 (31.1)
 Mostly low fat, some high fat/primary low fat foods 173 (48.7)781 (58.0)
Physical activity <0.001
 1–3 times per month or never143 (40.3)390 (29.0)
 1–4 days per week114 (32.1)485 (36.0)
 ≥5 days per week98 (27.6)471 (35.0)

F & V = fruits and vegetables. Statistical differences by self-rated health: Chi-square test. Data are presented as (%). value is considered significant at <0.05.

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