Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2018

Variable fplcat2: Percent 2018 Federal Poverty Level Categories for Federal Programs [C]

Literal Question

To construct the FPL variable, the following input variables were used: total household income ('INC_2'), total people supported by household income ('INC_3'), and number of children supported by the household income ('INC_4A OR INC_4B'). In instances where INC_3 had no data, the total number of adults in the household from the screener was used.

Descriptive Text

The federal poverty level (FPL) variable is based on the Census Bureau poverty thresholds for 2018 by size of family and number of related children under 18 years. The universe for this variable includes adult respondents and children.

Values Categories N NW
1 Under 100% FPL 1287 946,954.7
 20.6%
2 100% to 138% FPL 517 413,957.3
 9.0%
3 138.1% to 150% FPL 173 119,376.6
 2.6%
4 150.1% to 185% FPL 516 361,764.0
 7.9%
5 185.1% to 200% FPL 190 131,506.6
 2.9%
6 200.1% to 250% FPL 604 418,441.6
 9.1%
7 250.1% to 300% FPL 398 269,506.8
 5.9%
8 300.1% to 400% FPL 718 444,724.4
 9.7%
9 Greater then 400% FPL 2807 1,489,809.5
 32.4%

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 7210 4596041.319
Missing cases 0 0.0
Standard deviation 3.178 3.217
This variable is numeric

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