Table 2.

First-choice health outcome priority, according to self-rated health status

Self-Rated Health StatusMaintaining Independence (n=133)Staying Alive (n=91)Reducing Pain (n=25)Reducing Other Symptoms (n=17)
Excellent (n=3)2 (66.7)1 (33.3)0 (0)0 (0)
Very good (n=39)20 (51.3)16 (41.0)2 (5.1)1 (2.6)
Good (n=100)56 (56.0)27 (27.0)11 (11.0)6 (6.0)
Fair (n=102)46 (45.1)34 (33.3)12 (11.8)10 (9.8)
Poor (n=22)9 (40.9)13 (59.1)0 (0)0 (0)
  • n=266 (five patients missing because they did not answer self-rated health question). Numbers expressed as n (%). Percentages are from row totals. Chi-squared test of overall association: P=0.18.