Table 1

Sociodemographic and related characteristics of Hispanic respondents by ethnic subgroup

Ethnic Subgroup


Sociodemographic and Related Characteristics

Mexican

[n = 3794]a

(%)b

Puerto Rican

[n = 336]a

(%)b

Cuban

[n = 172]a

(%)b

Dominican

[n = 119]a

(%)b

Central/

South American

[n = 634]a

(%)b

Other

[n = 142]a

(%)b


Sex

Male

52.9

43.5

53.0

30.8

52.6

50.6

Female

47.1

56.5

47.0

69.2

47.4

49.4


Age Group

18-24 Years

18.5

19.1

6.5

13.8

16.9

17.4

25-44 Years

50.7

42.9

38.1

50.8

52.9

47.3

45-64 Years

22.7

30.7

31.0

27.9

25.0

25.0

≥65 Years

8.1

7.3

24.4

7.5

5.2

10.3


Interview Conducted in English

Yes

48.9

65.7

39.2

42.5

31.0

58.9

No

51.1

34.3

60.8

57.5

69.0

41.1


Place of Residence

MSA

92.1

95.1

99.4

99.9

97.0

94.9

Non-MSA

7.9

4.9

0.6

0.1

3.0

5.1


Family Income

Poor

18.3

18.6

9.1

31.4

14.5

12.0

Near Poor

8.4

6.9

7.7

9.4

5.3

4.0

Low Income

22.2

14.1

23.7

15.1

22.6

16.6

Middle Income

32.8

30.2

27.1

33.2

33.9

37.6

High Income

18.3

30.2

32.4

10.9

23.7

29.8


High School Graduate

Yes

50.1

65.9

75.4

60.7

57.1

76.4

No

49.9

34.1

24.6

39.3

42.9

23.6


Census Region

Northeast

1.6

58.3

15.6

68.9

31.1

28.5

Midwest

9.2

7.7

4.1

3.6

2.9

5.4

South

35.2

24.8

78.1

27.5

39.0

44.0

West

54.0

9.2

2.2

0.0

27.0

22.1


Health Insurance

Any Private

45.7

57.3

54.9

32.5

50.8

45.3

Public

16.3

26.3

27.6

37.6

11.6

18.6

Uninsured

38.0

16.4

17.5

29.9

37.6

36.1


Usual Source of Care

Yes

56.9

78.7

68.5

64.6

49.7

66.5

No

43.1

21.3

31.5

35.4

50.3

33.5


MSA = metropolitan statistical area

aUnweighted counts represent the total number of MEPS-HC respondents with a positive person weight who visited a healthcare provider in the past year.

bWeighted percentages. To derive nationally-representative population estimates, each respondent record from the MEPS was weighted according to person-level weights provided by the data-collection agency.

Wallace et al. BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:240   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-240

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