Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2010

Variable h_ins_ad: Health insurance type, adult [C]

Literal Question

The variable was created from multiple survey questions, specifically L1a.-L1j., L2. and L2a.

Descriptive Text

The Type of Insurance variable was calculated from a series of yes/no questions including multiple types of insurance. Insurance types include private (self/employer purchased and TRICARE/Champus), Medicare, other public (Medicaid, Champ VA, VA) and no insurance. Respondents with multiple types of insurance were counted only once based on common rates of insurance from the ACS. For respondents less than 65 years old with multiple insurance types, precedence was given in the following order: 1) "Private" 2) "Other Public" and 3) “Medicare”, which is rare coverage for adults under 65 years. For respondents 65 and over the order was: 1) “Medicare”, 2) "Private", and 3) "Other Public." For example, if a respondent was over 65 and had "Medicare" and "Private" insurance they were counted as "Medicare." The universe for this variable includes all adults age 18 and older.

Values Categories N NW
0 Not insured 1175 888,942.9
1 Private insurance 2783 1,455,801.4
2 Medicare 849 328,182.2
3 Other Public 309 223,968.9
-1 NIU child 1378 1,188,993.7

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 5116 2896895.301
Missing cases 1378 1188993.699
This variable is numeric


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