Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2010

Variable h_ins_ch: Health insurance type, child [C]

Literal Question

The variable was created from multiple survey questions, specifically M1a.-M1j., M2. and M2a.

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), Medicaid, other public (Medicare, Champ VA, VA) and no Insurance. Children with multiple types of insurance were counted only once based on team experience and common rates of insurance from the ACS. Precedence was given to insurance types in the following order: 1) “Medicaid”, 2) “Other Public” and 3) “Private”. For example, if a child had "Medicaid" and "Other Public" insurance they were counted as "Medicaid" since rates of "Other Public" are generally extremely low. The universe for this variable includes all children age 0 to 17.

Values Categories N NW
0 Not insured 142 159,136.8
1 Private insurance 716 528,200.8
2 Medicaid/CHIP 494 471,208.3
3 Other public 26 30,447.8
-1 NIU, adult 5116 2,896,895.3

Summary Statistics

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


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