QuickStats: Percentage of Adults with Fair or Poor Health, by Home Ownership Status and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019

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In 2019, 18.0% of renters assessed their health as fair or poor, compared with 13.3% of homeowners.

For each age group, renters were more likely than homeowners to report fair or poor health: 9.0% versus 6.0% among adults aged 18–39 years, 26.6% versus 13.2% among those aged 40–64 years, and 37.1% versus 21.6% among those aged 65 years or older.

For both renters and homeowners, the percentage of adults with fair or poor health increased with increasing age.

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


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