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Self-assessed health status is a measure of health status, combining physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
3 in 5
Australian females rate their health as excellent or very good
According to 2017–18 data, 3 in 5 females aged 15 and over (56%) rated their health as excellent or very good.
The proportion of females who rated their health as excellent or very good varied by age group. Two in 3 females aged 15–24 (67%) rated their health as excellent or very good, compared with 1 in 3 women (31%) aged 85 and over (ABS 2018a).
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