Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The associations of socioeconomic factors on children's health insurance status based on parents' health care coverage
by Jose, Nadia, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 57; 1586511
Abstract (Summary)

The objective of this study was to examine the associations of socioeconomic factors on young children's health insurance status based on their parent's health care coverage. Variables considered were educational attainment, annual household's income, citizenship status, and race.

Secondary data analysis was performed using a subset of data (excluding 65 years olds) from the 2011-2012 CHIS survey. Chi Square and One-way ANOVA tests were conducted through the use of SPSS. Results demonstrated a highly significant relationship between income and employer- based insurance, in addition to educational attainment and employer-based insurance. Income is interpreted in terms of federal poverty level due to the important use of this measure during the determination of eligibility for public health care program, such as Medi-Cal. Health care is transforming and additional initiatives need to take place to reduce the number of uninsured children and to improve the overall health status of children.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Erlyana, Erlyana, Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health education, Health care management
Keywords: Children's health insurance, Employer-based insurance, Family poverty level, Medi-cal eligibility, Socioeconomic factors, Uninsured children
Publication Number: 1586511
ISBN: 978-1-321-68254-0
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