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Table A.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
29.8
27.4,
32.1
32.0
29.9,
34.2
Very Good
40.3*
37.7,
42.9
34.2*
32.1,
36.3
Good
23.9
21.6,
26.1
25.3
23.4,
27.2
Fair
4.7*
3.6,
5.7
6.9*
5.7,
8.1
Poor
..
..,
..
1.6E
1.0,
2.1
45 to 64
Excellent
22.5
19.7,
25.3
22.9
20.8,
25.0
Very Good
34.6
31.4,
37.8
33.1
30.5,
35.6
Good
30.0
27,
33.0
26.8
24.4,
29.2
Fair
8.3*
6.4,
10.1
11.3*
9.7,
12.9
Poor
4.6
3.3,
6.0
5.9
4.7,
7.1
65 and over
Excellent
8.0*
6,
10.0
15.0*
12.8,
17.2
Very Good
27.0
23.5,
30.5
25.8
23.0,
28.6
Good
37.6*
33.8,
41.4
30.3*
27.5,
33.1
Fair
19.4
16.4,
22.4
19.4
16.9,
21.9
Poor
7.9
5.9,
10.0
9.5
7.8,
11.3
All
Excellent
23.9*
22.3,
25.4
26.4*
25.1,
27.7
Very Good
36.3*
34.6,
38.1
32.4*
31.0,
33.9
Good
28.1
26.4,
29.7
26.6
25.2,
28.0
Fair
8.3*
7.3,
9.2
10.3*
9.4,
11.3
Poor
3.5*
2.9,
4.1
4.2*
3.6,
4.8
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.
* Significant difference between Canada and United States (p<0.05).
E Interpret with caution (high sampling variability).
.. Data not provided due to extreme sampling variability or small sample size.
Source: Joint Canada/ United States Survey of Health, 2002 to 2003.