Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2018

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

Literal Question

The variable was created from multiple survey questions, specifically AHI_1 (01-05), AHI_1mo, CHI_1 (01-05), CHI_1mo.

Descriptive Text

The private health insurance 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 3061 2,120,654.8
1 Yes 4144 2,472,324.0
-7 Suspended 5 3,062.5

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 7205 4592978.818
Missing cases 5 3062.502
Minimum 0.0
Maximum 1.0
This variable is numeric


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