Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2010

Variable ins_priv: Has private health insurance, all [C]

Literal Question

The variable was created from multiple survey questions, specifically L1a.-L1j., L2., L2a. for adults and M1a.-M1j., M2. and M2a. for children.

Descriptive Text

The variable was calculated from a series of yes/no questions for multiple types of insurance and was recoded into "Yes, has private health insurance" or "No private health insurance." This variable differs from the variable labeled "Health Insurance Coverage, all cases" in its treatment of multiple insurance types for a respondent. For "Health Insurance Coverage, all cases," respondents with multiple types of insurance were counted only once based on common rates of insurance from the ACS. However, for "Has private health insurance," a respondent was counted as having private health insurance even if the respondent also reported having another type of insurance. The universe for this variable includes all respondents, including adults and children.

Values Categories N NW
0 No private health insurance 2598 1,918,559.7
1 Has private health insurance 3896 2,167,329.3

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 6494 4085889.0
Missing cases 0 0.0
This variable is numeric


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