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Supplementary Table 1
Income, Access to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, and Insurance Coverage among African American, Latino, and white persons, 1997-2001

Note: This table shows that insurance coverage can be affected by income, work status, and access to employer-sponsored insurance. Insurance coverage for African Americans and Latinos is significantly lower than the coverage for Whites because African Americans and Latinos tend to have lower income and work at jobs that may not provide health insurance.

    1997 1999 2001
Income above 200% of the Federal Poverty Level African American 47.1 49.0 52.3#
Latino 39.3 45.4* 46.9#
White 73.3 75.7* 79.7*#
Percent of adults aged 18-64 in families with one or more workers1 African American 70.3 72.5 71.3
Latino 74.8 77.7* 74.5
White 85.0 85.8 84.9
Adults in working families with access to employer-sponsored insurance2,3 African American 80.8 81.5 84.3#
Latino 69.0 70.7 71.3
White 85.9 86.0 87.1#
Has health insurance (Public and Private) African American 79.9 81.3 81.3
Latino 66.3 68.1 68.0
White 87.5 88.1* 89.2#

DATA SOURCE: Community Tracking Study Household Survey, 1997-2001.
1A working family is defined as one in which total number of hours worked by all adult members of the family is 20 or more hours per week. Dependents of adults on active military duty are included while families in which all adult members are self-employed and have no paid employees are excluded.
2 Excludes people with health insurance from someone outside of the family.
3 Access rate is defined at the family level. As long as one member of the family has access to ESI coverage, all members of that family have access to ESI.
Estimates in bold text are significantly different from whites
* Change from previous round is statistically significant at p<.05.
# Change from 1996-97 to 2000-01 is statistically significant at p<.05.


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