Health Insurance Coverage Among Working Latinos in California, 2001

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Greenwald, Howard P. (University of Southern California)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • California HealthCare Foundation
Free Keywords
employee benefits; health care access; health care utilization; health insurance; health status; Hispanic or Latino Americans; insurance coverage
  • Abstract

    To learn why Latinos often lack health insurance in California, this survey interviewed a sample of employed Hispanics in that state. Respondents were interviewed about their health status, health insurance coverage, access to health care, and health care utilization. For insured respondents, the survey measured satisfaction with one's current health plan and collected information on the plan type, length of coverage with the plan, and the plan's co-pays and deductibles. Uninsured respondents were asked why they did not have health insurance, if they had tried to obtain insurance in the past year, how long it was since they last had coverage, whether or not their employer offered health insurance, and what they would expect to pay for it. Additionally, the survey gauged attitudes regarding control of one's fate, acceptability of community and free-care clinics as sources for care, the desirability of getting regular check-ups, and health insurance as a good versus a bad value for the money. Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics collected by the survey include age, sex, household size, educational attainment, religious preference, county of birth, ancestry, citizenship, number of years in the United States, ability to speak English, income, number of jobs held, size of employer (number of employees), length of time at job, industry, occupation, and labor union membership.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2001
  • Collection date: 2001
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Employed Latino adults in California.
Random-digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain a weight variable (WGHT) that compensates for underrepresentation of households without telephones.

    The collection includes a data map in ASCII text format.

One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3572 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03572.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15