Table 2.2: Adult self-assessed general health, 2018, by age and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over 2018
Self-assessed general health Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men Very good 53 40 34 27 27 21 22 33
Good 36 39 41 40 39 39 44 39
Fair 9 18 22 21 23 27 26 20
Bad 2 2 2 9 9 10 5 6
Very bad - 1 1 3 2 4 2 2
Good/Very good 89 79 74 67 66 60 66 72
Bad/Very bad 2 3 4 12 11 13 8 8
Women Very good 43 38 37 32 27 26 18 32
Good 38 42 43 37 42 37 33 39
Fair 16 16 14 22 17 23 34 20
Bad 2 4 5 6 10 11 13 7
Very bad 1 1 2 3 4 3 2 2
Good/Very good 81 80 80 69 69 63 51 71
Bad/Very bad 3 4 7 9 14 15 15 9
All adults Very good 49 39 35 29 27 24 20 32
Good 37 41 42 38 41 38 37 39
Fair 12 17 18 21 20 25 31 20
Bad 2 3 4 7 10 10 10 6
Very bad 1 1 2 3 3 3 2 2
Good/Very good 85 80 77 68 68 61 57 71
Bad/Very bad 2 4 5 11 13 14 12 9
Unweighted bases Men 158 228 280 378 373 393 264 2074
Women 205 363 408 473 492 469 325 2735
All adults 363 591 688 851 865 862 589 4809
Weighted bases Men 307 388 350 414 374 292 191 2315
Women 298 402 368 445 396 320 266 2493
All adults 604 789 718 859 769 612 457 4809

The symbol '-' denotes that no respondents within that category selected this answer option


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