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Table 1. General health status by age group, Canada and United States, 2002 to 2003
  Canada United States
% 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval
18 to 44
Excellent/Very good/Good
94.0*
92.7,
95.2
91.5*
90.3,
92.8
Fair/Poor
6.0*
4.8,
7.3
8.5*
7.2,
9.7
45 to 64
Excellent/Very good/Good
87.1*
84.8,
89.3
82.8*
80.9,
84.7
Fair/Poor
12.9*
10.7,
15.2
17.2*
15.3,
19.1
65 and over
Excellent/Very good/Good
72.7
69.2,
76.1
71.1
68.2,
73.9
Fair/Poor
27.3
23.9,
30.8
28.9
26.1,
31.8
All
Excellent/Very good/Good
88.3*
87.3,
89.3
85.4*
84.8,
86.1
Fair/Poor
11.7*
10.7,
12.7
14.6*
13.9,
15.2

Notes:
i) Household population aged 18 and over.
ii) Missing data ("I don't know", "not stated", "refusal") have been excluded from the analysis.

‡ Age-adjusted percents calculated using the projected 2000 United States standard population.
*Statistically significant difference between Canada and United States. (p < 0.05).
Source: Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health, 2002 to 2003.