Self-perceived health status of children 6 to 9 years, by gender

According to the 2006/07 National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, 56.3% of males and 59.5% of females aged 6 to 9 years reported excellent health status, and a further 31.0% of males and 31.1% of females reported very good health status. Very few males and females reported fair or poor health status, at 1.9% and 1.2%, respectively.