TABLE 4-7Median Net Worth by Self-Reported Health Status

MenWomen
Self-Reported Health StatusWhite ($)Black ($)White ($)Black ($)
HRS (Ages 51-61)
Excellent184,00072,500183,95069,075
Very good156,00061,500141,00053,750
Good120,00041,000100,30035,800
Fair86,00026,87559,97512,750
Poor37,2502,15025,00023
AHEAD (Ages 70 and Over)
Excellent194,50029,000141,00021,000
Very good162,50050,000124,90032,600
Good135,00038,000100,00020,900
Fair97,50032,10065,00011,150
Poor74,50018,00033,8921,500

SOURCE: Health and Retirement Survey (HRS) data for 1993 and data from Assets and Health Dynamics of the Oldest Old (AHEAD) for 1994.

From: 4, Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Health in Late Life

Cover of Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Health of Older Americans
Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Health of Older Americans.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Population; Martin LG, Soldo BJ, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1997.
Copyright © 1997, National Academy of Sciences.

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