Table 3

Adjusted proportions of global life satisfaction, global happiness, and domain-specific life satisfaction by demographic characteristics, chronic health condition status, select behavioral risk factors, and state—Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Washington, 2010
Characteristic Global Domain-specific
Life satisfaction Happiness Work Neighborhood Education
Percent (95% CI) Percent (95% CI) Percent (95% CI) Percent (95% CI) Percent (95% CI)
N 18,489 18,530 9,696 18,442 18,396
Overall 94.6 (93.9, 95.2) 88.6 (87.7, 89.4) 87.7 (86.6, 88.8) 92.8 (92, 93.5) 88.8 (88.0, 89.6)
Gender
Male 94.3 (93.1, 95.3) 87.6 (86.1, 88.9) 86.6 (84.8, 88.2) 93.2 (92.0, 94.3) 88.8 (87.5, 90.1)
Female 94.9 (94.0, 95.7) 89.5 (88.4, 90.5) 89.1 (87.6, 90.4) 92.4 (91.2, 93.5) 88.8 (87.6, 89.8)
Age
18–24 94.6 (91.1, 96.7) 90.4 (86.3, 93.4) 88.9 (82.4, 93.2) 87.4 (79.3, 92.6) 87.5 (81.1, 92.0)
25–34 93.7 (91.2, 95.6) 87.7 (84.9, 90.1) 84.6 (80.9, 87.7) 89.2 (86.3, 91.5) 86.8 (84.1, 89.1)
35–44 93.7 (92.0, 95.0) 87.4 (85.4, 89.2) 86.0 (83.6, 88.1) 91.8 (90.0, 93.3) 86.1 (84.0, 87.9)
45–54 94.2 (93.0, 95.1) 86.3 (84.6, 87.8) 87.6 (85.7, 89.2) 93.8 (92.6, 94.9) 88.9 (87.3, 90.3)
55–64 95.0 (94.2, 95.8) 88.6 (87.2, 89.8) 90.4 (88.8, 91.7) 95.6 (94.8, 96.4) 91.3 (90.0, 92.3)
65–74 96.3 (95.1, 97.2) 91.6 (90.0, 93.0) 94.4 (92.3, 96.0) 96.2 (94.9, 97.1) 92.2 (90.4, 93.7)
75 or older 96.9 (95.4, 97.9) 92.0 (89.9, 93.7) 98.3 (96.6, 99.2) 96.8 (95.2, 97.9) 92.7 (90.5, 94.4)
Race/ethnicity
White 94.7 (94.0, 95.4) 88.6 (87.7, 89.5) 87.8 (86.6, 89.0) 92.8 (91.9, 93.6) 89.0 (88.0, 89.8)
Black 92.2 (85.1, 96.1) 82.2 (73.5, 88.5) 75.1 (63.0, 84.2) 91.4 (84.5, 95.4) 84.3 (74.0, 91.0)
Hispanic 95.1 (91.4, 97.3) 90.1 (86.4, 92.9) 85.7 (78.3, 90.9) 91.9 (87.7, 94.7) 87.7 (83.7, 90.9)
Asian/Pacific Islander 94.9 (89.8, 97.5) 90.3 (85.6, 93.5) 92.7 (86.6, 96.1) 95.0 (90.7, 97.4) 90.1 (84.2, 93.9)
American Indian/Alaskan Native 91.5 (84.3, 95.6) 86.5 (78.4, 91.9) 87.7 (75.1, 94.4) 93.4 (86.8, 96.8) 89.0 (81.6, 93.6)
Other 92.6 (84.8, 96.5) 83.5 (74.0, 90.1) 88.0 (70.9, 95.7) 95.8 (90.2, 98.2) 90.2 (81.3, 95.1)
Education
Less than high school 96.7 (94.9, 97.9) 86.9 (83.1, 90.0) 94.1 (90.3, 96.5) 91.4 (87.8, 94.0) 69.5 (63.3, 75.1)
High school graduate 95.0 (93.7, 96.0) 88.4 (86.7, 89.8) 88.9 (86.5, 90.9) 92.7 (91.2, 94.0) 85.3 (83.4, 87.0)
More than high school 94.1 (93.2, 94.9) 88.9 (87.8, 89.9) 86.7 (85.2, 88.1) 93.0 (92.0, 93.9) 92.0 (91.1, 92.9)
Marital status
Married/living with partner 96.1 (95.3, 96.7) 91.2 (90.3, 92.1) 88.6 (87.3, 89.9) 92.4 (91.2, 93.5) 88.6 (87.4, 89.7)
Divorced/septed 92.1 (90.0, 93.8) 82.9 (80.3, 85.2) 87.0 (83.3, 90.0) 92.2 (90.1, 93.9) 86.1 (83.6, 88.3)
Widowed 93.1 (90.1, 95.3) 84.1 (80.5, 87.1) 87.9 (82.5, 91.9) 93.1 (90.3, 95.1) 89.8 (87.2, 91.9)
Never married 93.2 (91.3, 94.6) 85.2 (82.4, 87.6) 84.1 (80.1, 87.5) 94.1 (91.5, 96.0) 91.1 (88.5, 93.2)
Employment status
Employed 95.9 (94.8, 96.7) 90.1 (88.9, 91.1) -- 92.6 (91.6, 93.5) 89.1 (87.9, 90.1)
Unemployed/unable to Work 90.8 (88.7, 92.5) 82.1 (79.2, 84.6) -- 92.0 (89.7, 93.9) 85.2 (82.3, 87.6)
Retired 96.6 (95.6, 97.3) 91.8 (90.2, 93.2) -- 94.6 (92.8, 96.0) 91.7 (89.7, 93.3)
Homemaker/student 94.6 (91.8, 96.5) 87.8 (84.3, 90.5) -- 93.1 (90.1, 95.2) 89.6 (86.6, 91.9)
Income
< $15,000 91.0 (87.2, 93.8) 83.2 (79.1, 86.6) 76.0 (66.7, 83.4) 90.5 (87.3, 93.0) 87.8 (84.2, 90.7)
$15,000–$19,999 90.6 (86.8, 93.4) 83.3 (79.0, 86.8) 78.1 (67.6, 85.9) 90.0 (85.6, 93.1) 84.5 (80.4, 87.8)
$20,000–$24,999 93.0 (90.2, 95.1) 85.1 (82.0, 87.7) 84.6 (78.6, 89.1) 89.4 (85.6, 92.3) 87.1 (84.3, 89.5)
$25,000–$34,999 93.4 (91.2, 95.1) 87.9 (85.4, 90.1) 83.0 (78.2, 87.0) 91.7 (88.9, 93.8) 87.2 (84.7, 89.4)
$35,000–$49,999 94.7 (92.9, 96.1) 88.3 (85.9, 90.3) 85.2 (82.0, 88.0) 92.7 (90.7, 94.4) 87.3 (85.2, 89.1)
$50,000–$74,999 96.3 (94.9, 97.3) 90.3 (88.3, 92.0) 87.1 (84.3, 89.4) 93.4 (91.5, 94.8) 89.2 (87.1, 91.0)
≥ $75,000 97.5 (96.4, 98.3) 92.5 (90.9, 93.8) 91.6 (90.1, 93.0) 94.8 (93.3, 96.0) 91.8 (89.9, 93.4)
Disability Status
Yes 91.0 (89.2, 92.5) 83.3 (81.4, 85.1) 82.1 (79.1, 84.7) 90.1 (88.1, 91.8) 85.2 (83.3, 86.9)
No 96.5 (95.7, 97.1) 91.0 (90.0, 91.9) 89.0 (87.7, 90.1) 93.8 (92.9, 94.5) 90.2 (89.3, 91.1)
Veteran
Yes 94.5 (91.9, 96.3) 88.9 (86.7, 90.8) 86.8 (82.9, 89.8) 92.4 (90.1, 94.3) 88.5 (86.2, 90.5)
No 94.7 (93.9, 95.3) 88.5 (87.6, 89.4) 87.8 (86.6, 88.9) 92.9 (92.0, 93.6) 88.9 (87.9, 89.7)
Chronic health condition
Yes 94.3 (93.0, 95.4) 88.1 (86.6, 89.6) 86.5 (83.9, 88.8) 92.0 (90.3, 93.3) 89.3 (87.7, 90.6)
No 94.8 (94.0, 95.5) 88.8 (87.7, 89.7) 88.0 (86.8, 89.2) 93.1 (92.2, 94.0) 88.6 (87.6, 89.6)
Exercise in past 30 days
Yes 95.1 (94.3, 95.8) 89.6 (88.6, 90.4) 87.8 (86.6, 89.0) 92.6 (91.7, 93.4) 89.3 (88.4, 90.2)
No 93.2 (91.9, 94.3) 84.9 (83.0, 86.7) 87.2 (84.3, 89.6) 93.6 (92.0, 94.8) 87.1 (85.1, 88.8)
Current smoker
Yes 92.4 (90.4, 94.0) 84.6 (82.2, 86.7) 84.6 (81.2, 87.5) 89.8 (87.2, 91.9) 84.9 (82.5, 87.0)
No 95.3 (94.6, 96.0) 89.6 (88.7, 90.5) 88.3 (87.1, 89.4) 93.5 (92.7, 94.2) 89.8 (88.9, 90.7)
Obesity
Normal/underweight 93.2 (91.8, 94.4) 88.4 (86.9, 89.7) 87.5 (85.6, 89.2) 93.1 (91.8, 94.2) 88.8 (87.4, 90.1)
Overweight 95.5 (94.7, 96.2) 89.5 (88.2, 90.7) 87.6 (85.7, 89.3) 92.5 (90.9, 93.8) 89.0 (87.4, 90.4)
Obese 95.2 (94.1, 96.1) 87.8 (86.1, 89.3) 88.1 (86.0, 90.0) 92.8 (91.4, 94.0) 88.6 (87.2, 89.9)
State
New Hampshire 94.3 (92.8, 95.6) 86.9 (85.0, 88.6) 84.5 (82.1, 86.5) 93.7 (92.2, 95.0) 89.4 (87.7, 90.9)
Oregon 94.8 (93.0, 96.3) 87.6 (85.3, 89.6) 86.2 (82.4, 89.3) 92.3 (89.8, 94.2) 89.4 (86.9, 91.4)
Washington 94.6 (93.9, 95.2) 89.2 (88.2, 90.0) 88.9 (87.6, 90.0) 92.9 (92.0, 93.6) 88.6 (87.6, 89.4)

Notes: CI = confidence interval. Percentages are adjusted for the following variables: gender, age, race/ethnicity, education, marital status, employment status, income, disability status, veteran status, chronic health condition, exercise, smoking, obesity, and state. Chronic health conditions include self-reported doctor-diagnosed diabetes, heart attack, angina/coronary heart disease, stroke, and asthma. Employment status is excluded from the satisfaction with work model because this item is only applicable to participants who are employed.

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Kobau et al. Population Health Metrics 2013 11:19   doi:10.1186/1478-7954-11-19

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