QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older With Fair or Poor Health by Urbanization Level and Age Group

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In 2019, the percentage of adults aged 18 years or older reported to be in fair or poor health was higher among those living in nonmetropolitan areas (20.3%) than among those living in metropolitan areas (14.5%).

Percentages in fair or poor health were higher in nonmetropolitan areas for those aged 18–39 years (10.9% versus 7.4%) and 40–64 years (22.9% versus 16.2%), but the difference by urbanization level did not reach statistical significance for adults aged 65 years or older (27.2% versus 24.7%).

The percentage reporting fair or poor health increased with age in both nonmetropolitan and metropolitan areas.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7030a3.htm

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