Health Insurance Minorities and Low English Level by Tracts 2010-2014

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This dataset contains census tract level and estimated data about the number of uninsured non-institutionalized civilians, the number of persons belonging to minority (from ethnicity point of view, including Hispanic/Latino population) and the number of persons aged 5 and older who speak English less than well. In this dataset could be found all US census tracts and the estimates are made using data collected from 2010 to 2014 by the American Community Survey (ACS). The dataset could be useful for the assessment of addressability and access to healthcare of persons belonging to minorities, persons who speak English less than well and uninsured noninstitutionalized civilians. At the same time the dataset could serve to assess the compliance to healthy living habits of persons belonging to the first two categories.

Complexity

The reason this dataset includes persons belonging to the minority group and those who speak English less than well is because they are more likely with a lower English level, which is a barrier to healthcare. In the same time low English level is a health literacy barrier, which plays an important role in disease prevention and promotion of a healthy lifestyle. The percentage of minorities who are not insured and have financial issues could be greater than those belonging to the majority. This dataset could help in the assessment of factors related to persons ethnicity as determinants of access to healthcare.

The estimated number of minority population, according to ACS, includes: Black or African American, American Indian and Alaska Native alone, Asian alone, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander alone, and Some other race alone, and Two or more races alone, Hispanic or Latino – white alone.

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 the American Community Survey for the time period 2010-2014. ACS offers estimates for 1, 3 and 5-year periods; the most accurate estimate is the one based on the data from 5 years.

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, Minority Population, English Level, Health Literacy, Access To Healthcare, Healthcare Addressability

Other Titles

Uninsured Noninstitutionalized Civilians By Tracts, Uninsured And Minorities by Tracts, Uninsured And Less Than Well English Speakers 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_Institutionalized_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_Noninstitutionalized_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
Minority_EstimateThe estimated number minority persons (all individuals except non-Hispanic/Latino white persons) in a census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014numberlevel : Ratio
Margin_of_Error_MinorityThe margin of error for the estimated number minority persons (all individuals except non-Hispanic/Latino white persons) in a census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014numberlevel : Ratio
Persons_5_Years_Old_Speak_English_Less_Than_Well_EstimateThe estimated number of persons aged 5 and older of all languages who speak English not well or not at all, in a census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014integerlevel : Ratio
Margin_of_Error_Persons_5_Years_Old_Speak_English_Less_Than_WellThe margin of error for the estimated number of persons aged 5 and older of all languages who speak English not well or not at all, in a census tract, according to ACS, for the time period 2010-2014numberlevel : Ratio
Census_Tract_NumberState_NameCountyUS_Population_EstimateMargin_of_Error_US_PopulationInstitutionalized_Persons_EstimateMargin_of_Error_Institutionalized_PersonsUninsured_Noninstitutionalized_Civilians_EstimateMargin_of_Error_Uninsured_Noninstitutionalized_CiviliansMinority_EstimateMargin_of_Error_MinorityPersons_5_Years_Old_Speak_English_Less_Than_Well_EstimateMargin_of_Error_Persons_5_Years_Old_Speak_English_Less_Than_Well
116IowaPolk090909012.7036.0
9901OhioErie011011011015.6044.0
9900OhioLake011011011015.6044.0
9800TexasHarris860134608.5052.0
9801UtahUtah011011011015.6044.0
9402IowaWoodbury090909012.7036.0
9901MaineYork010010010014.1040.0
9805NevadaNye013013013018.4052.0
9800TexasBrazos4848013011.3052.0
9800TexasWebb013013013018.4052.0