Health Insurance and Socioeconomic Status by Census Tracts 2010-2014

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This dataset offers census tract level estimates for the number of uninsured noninstitutionalized civilians, number of persons below poverty line, unemployed population, number of persons with no high school diploma, which are socioeconomic characteristics with a negative impact on the access to healthcare services. The dataset contains data for all US census tracts, the estimates being made using data collected from 2010 to 2014. The dataset could be useful in assessing the impact of these socioeconomic variables on the access to healthcare services and on the population health status.

Complexity

The reason the datasets contain these variables is the fact that lack of health insurance itself is a major influencing factor for the access to healthcare. It is directly correlated with the other socioeconomic factors (variables). At the same time, other variables play a direct role in limiting access to healthcare and so, they behave as confounders in assessing the impact of health insurance to the access to healthcare.

Because of this scenario, the uninsured status and other socioeconomic variables contained in this dataset was created to help decision makers to evaluate the weight of every variable that behaves like a barrier to healthcare, avoidance of confounding effects during the statistical assessment of weight, and prioritization of actions in order to mitigate the effects on the population’s health status. The estimated data for the socioeconomic variables could be used at tract level, at county level or at state level with mention of the homologous name of counties and states.

The source of the original dataset is CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), which releases an updated dataset every 5 years, the next update is expected to be published in 2020. The original dataset contains all the relevant data used for 2014 Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) assessment. The original dataset (published by CDC) is based on the data collected by American Community Survey for the time period 2010-2014. ACS offers estimates for 1, 3 and 5-year periods, the most accurate estimate is based on the data from 5 years. To avoid any misunderstanding, the estimates are not for every year of the period 2010-2014 but for the entire period.

From the 2014 SVI dataset, were extracted, organized in a logical order and renamed (in an user-friendly way), the variables and all their data, which could help the end user in for above-described goal. With regard to the census tract description, only the census tract number was kept, the data related to the county and state (which were already in distinct fields), were removed.

Each variable is doubled by its margin of error (MOE), which could help in determining the confidence interval, by subtracting and by adding the margin of error value to the estimated value for a variable.

Date Created

2015-03-25

Last Modified

2015-08-28

Version

2015-08-28

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

2010-2014

Spatial Coverage

US

Source

John Snow Labs => Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Non-Institutionalized Group Quarters, Uninsured Civilians, Uninsured Noninstitutionalized, Uninsured Noninstitutionalized Civilians, Census Tracts, Below Poverty Line, Per Capita Income, 25 Years And No High Scool Diploma, Access To Healthcare

Other Titles

Uninsured Noninstitutionalized Civilians by Tracts, Uninsured and Socioeconomic Status by Tracts

Name Description Type Constraints
Census_Tract_NumberThe four-digit census tract number with or without a two-digit suffixnumberrequired : 1 level : Nominal
State_NameThe name of state where the census tract is locatedstringrequired : 1
CountyThe name of the county where the census tract is locatedstringrequired : 1
US_Population_EstimateThe estimated U.S. population in the census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014integerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Margin_of_Error_US_PopulationThe margin of error for the estimated U.S. population in the census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014integerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Institutionalized_Persons_EstimateThe estimated number of institutionalized persons in group quarters, in a census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014integerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Margin_of_Error_Institutionalilez_PersonsThe margin error for the estimated number of institutionalized persons in group quarters, in a census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014integerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Uninsured_Noninstitutionalized_Civilians_EstimateThe estimated number of uninsured in the total civilian noninstitutionalized population in the census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014integerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Margin_of_Error_Uninsured_Noninstitutional_CiviliansThe margin of error for the estimated number of uninsured in the total civilian noninstitutionalized population in the census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014integerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Persons_Below_Poverty_EstimateEstimated number of persons below federally defined poverty line in the census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014integerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Margin_of_Error_Persons_Below_PovertyThe margin of error for the estimated number of persons below federally defined poverty line in the census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014integerlevel : Ratio
Unemployed_Civilians_Estimate_16_Years_OldEstimated number of civilians (age 16+), unemployed in the census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014numberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Margin_of_Error_Unemployed_Civilians_16_Years_OldThe margin of error for the estimated number of civilians (age 16+), unemployed in the census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014numberlevel : Ratio
Per_Capita_Income_EstimateThe estimated mean income computed for every person in the census tract, according ACS, for the time period 2010-2014numberlevel : Ratio
Margin_of_Error_Per_Capita_IncomeThe margin of error for the estimated mean income computed for every person in the census tract, according ACS, for the time period 2010-2014numberlevel : Ratio
No_High_School_Diploma_Estimate_25_Years_OldThe estimated number of persons (age 25+) with no high school diploma in the census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014integerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Margin_of_Error_No_High_School_Diploma_25_Years_OldThe margin of error for the estimated number of persons (age 25+) with no high school diploma in the census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014integerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Census_Tract_NumberState_NameCountyUS_Population_EstimateMargin_of_Error_US_PopulationInstitutionalized_Persons_EstimateMargin_of_Error_Institutionalilez_PersonsUninsured_Noninstitutionalized_Civilians_EstimateMargin_of_Error_Uninsured_Noninstitutional_CiviliansPersons_Below_Poverty_EstimateMargin_of_Error_Persons_Below_PovertyUnemployed_Civilians_Estimate_16_Years_OldMargin_of_Error_Unemployed_Civilians_16_Years_OldPer_Capita_Income_EstimateMargin_of_Error_Per_Capita_IncomeNo_High_School_Diploma_Estimate_25_Years_OldMargin_of_Error_No_High_School_Diploma_25_Years_Old
116IowaPolk090909090909
9402IowaWoodbury090909090909
9900MinnesotaCook090909090909
9901OhioErie011011011011011011
9900OhioLake011011011011011011
9800TexasHarris860134646013013
9801UtahUtah011011011011011011
9901MaineYork010010010010010010
9800MinnesotaRamsey090909090909
9805NevadaNye013013013013013013