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Now Available on State Health Compare: Updated Measures on Health Insurance Coverage, Cost of Care, Public Health, Health Outcomes, and Social and Economic FactorsMarch 5, 2020:
SHADAC has updated seven data measures with the latest available estimates on the State Health Compare website. The updated
Health Insurance Coverage Type
This measure indicates the type of coverage that a respondent has at the time of the interview, and can include multiple types of coverage. SHADAC then applies a primary source of coverage hierarchy to respondents who list multiple types, and coverage is assigned in descending order from Medicare (age 19+), employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) or military, Medicaid, individual, and Medicare (age 0-18). Users can view this measure by all coverage type and a variety of breakdowns, including: age, citizenship, disability status, education, family income, health status, limited English proficiency, marital status, poverty level, race/ethnicity, sex, and work status. This measure is available for all states from 2008 through 2018.
This measure shows the percent of rental households that spend more than 30 percent of their monthly income on rent. The measure can be broken down by disability status, household income categories, Medicaid enrollment, metropolitan status, as well as race. Estimates are now available from 2012 through 2018.
Children Considered to be Poor
This measure captures the percent of children who are considered to be poor, or below 100% of the federal poverty guidelines (FPG), which set the minimum amount of total income needed by a family for food, clothing, transportation, shelter, and other necessities. Data for this measure is available for years 2008-2018 and can be broken down by race/ethnicity.
This measure counts the average number of years lost due to premature death (i.e., (deaths that occur before the average age of death within a given population) prior to age 75 and can be broken down by race/ethnicity. Estimates are available from 2000-2018.
People with High Medical Care Cost Burden*
This measure highlights the number of individuals in families where out-of-pocket health care spending, including premiums, has exceeded 10 percent of annual income. Breakdowns by employer coverage type, income, and race/ethnicity are available for each state from 2010-2012, 2013-2017, and 2017-2018.
Smoke Free Campuses
Now available for years 2000-2019, this measure indicates whether or not a state has enacted laws to ensure smoke-free campuses (K-12 and colleges). Breakdowns by type of institution are also available.
Cigarette Tax Rates
This measure displays the rate of state excise tax (i.e., a legislated indirect tax) per pack of cigarettes. This measure is available for all states from 2000 through 2018.
The State Health Compare estimates for health insurance coverage type, unaffordable rents, and children considered to be poor come from the American Community Survey (ACS). The estimates for the premature death measure come from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) via the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) WISQARS database. The measure of people with high medical care cost burden comes from the Current Population Survey (CPS). Measures regarding smoke free campuses and cigarette tax rates are from the State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System.
All measures marked with an “*”: This indicates a break in series due to the CPS modifying its income questions in 2013 and implementing a new processing system in 2019 for 2018 data (2017 data were also re-processed under the new system).