Table 7.1 Adult self-assessed general health, 2016, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2016
Self-assessed general health Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Very good 38 35 41 28 27 18 17 30
Good 51 46 41 45 38 40 39 43
Fair 8 16 13 17 23 31 28 19
Bad 3 1 4 7 10 9 14 6
Very bad - 1 2 3 2 1 2 2
Good / Very good 89 82 82 73 65 58 56 74
Bad / Very bad 3 2 5 10 13 11 16 8
Women
Very good 37 38 38 32 32 26 19 32
Good 51 42 37 44 37 40 31 41
Fair 10 17 18 15 20 21 31 18
Bad 2 4 4 7 9 9 14 7
Very bad 1 - 3 3 2 4 4 3
Good / Very good 88 80 75 75 69 66 50 73
Bad / Very bad 3 4 7 10 11 13 19 9
All adults
Very good 38 37 39 30 29 22 18 31
Good 51 44 39 44 38 40 34 42
Fair 9 17 15 16 21 26 30 18
Bad 2 2 4 7 9 9 14 6
Very bad 0 1 2 3 2 3 3 2
Good / Very good 88 81 78 74 67 62 52 73
Bad / Very bad 3 3 6 10 12 12 18 9
Bases (weighted):
Men 289 338 320 382 326 255 167 2077
Women 283 353 338 407 344 281 238 2245
All adults 572 691 658 790 670 536 404 4322
Bases (unweighted):
Men 169 213 265 342 360 337 208 1894
Women 198 325 347 440 433 400 285 2428
All adults 367 538 612 782 793 737 493 4322

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