Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table G.1. Physical Health

10/01/2004

  Percentage Unless Stated Otherwise
Time Limited with No Exemptions/Extensions
Time Limited with Temporary Work Exemptions
Time Limited with Extensions Granted
Total
Overall Health (Self-Assessment)
Excellent 24.7% 9.3% 26.6% 21.3%
Very good 21.0% 16.3% 25.9% 20.1%
Good 34.5% 17.6% 27.3% 30.5%
Fair 14.5% 23.5% 14.7% 16.5%
Poor 5.3% 33.3% 5.6% 11.6%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Pregnanta
Younger than 25 years 7.9% 4.8% 4.5% 7.4%
25 to 34 years 4.9% 7.7% 1.5% 5.4%
35 years or older 1.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8%
 
Presence of Chronic Health or Medical Condition
28.0% 63.1% 34.3% 36.0%
Arthritis 6.7% 20.4% 12.2% 12.2%
Asthma/Emphysema 18.0% 17.2% 24.5% 17.7%
Back problems 17.1% 20.1% 12.2% 18.2%
High blood pressure 16.9% 26.5% 14.3% 20.7%
Nerves/anxiety/stress 13.9% 19.1% 10.2% 15.8%
Physical Functioningb
First quartile of the U.S. population
40.6% 66.3% 36.6% 46.0%
Second quartile of the U.S. population
13.3% 10.2% 16.2% 12.7%
Third or fourth quartile of the U.S. population
46.0% 23.5% 47.2% 41.3%
Below average for the U.S. population
41.0% 68.1% 37.1% 46.9%
 
Physical Health Problemc 14.2% 47.6% 13.3% 21.6%
 
Sample Size 466 487 143 1,120
 
a. Tabulated for cases with female heads (n=1,099).
b. Physical functioning was determined following the methodology of the Physical Functioning Scale of the SF-36 Health Survey,
incorporating norms based on age and gender.
c. Following the methodology of the University of Michigan's Women's Employment Study, a case head was defined to have a physical
health problem if overall health was poor or fair and physical functioning was in the lowest quartile.

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