Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2018

Variable h_ins_ch: Health insurance type, child [C]

Literal Question

The variable was created from multiple survey questions, specifically CHI_1 (01-05) and CHI_2.

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
1 Not insured 151 139,031.6
2 Private insurance 816 598,834.8
3 Medicaid 494 486,828.5
4 Other public insurance 33 25,202.2
5 Unknown insurance 17 15,610.0
-8 Not in universe 5694 3,327,471.7
-7 Interview suspended 5 3,062.5

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 1511 1265507.072
Missing cases 5699 3330534.247
Standard deviation 0.723 0.749
This variable is numeric


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