TABLE 1.

Selected Characteristics of 19- to 24-Year-Old Adults Who Participated in the Sample Adult Questionnaire of the NHIS from 1998 to 2001 (n = 11 866)

WomenMen
n*%n*%
Total645950.3540749.7
Insurance status
    Uninsured178026.6186832.6
    Medicaid87710.81452.6
    Private346858.3322261.7
Race/ethnicity
    White/non-Hispanic347665.1321266.6
    Black/non-Hispanic110814.861212.1
    Hispanic158515.1132616.4
    Other2905.02574.9
Household income (ratio to poverty threshold)
    <1.00163818.5109414.4
    1.00–1.99134918.2112917.6
    2.00–2.9992715.383915.0
    3.00–3.9952610.150610.9
    4.00–4.993287.63278.3
    >5.0041710.144312.5
    Unknown127420.1106921.3
Major activity in last week
    Going to school78312.179713.7
    Working at job416266.8404275.1
    Keeping house95312.5
    Something else5418.155010.8
Marital status
    Single394659.3405274.0
    Married180528.384415.6
    Living with a partner68512.249510.2
Currently pregnant4516.5
Limitation of activity by chronic medical condition2914.62294.4
  • * Numbers are unweighted.

  • Weighted percentages of subjects within gender providing these responses (because of rounding and nonresponse, percentages may not add to 100).

  • Excluded from regression analyses because of insufficient numbers.

  • Data Source: National Center for Health Statistics.