TABLE 2.

Insurance Status and Selected Health Care Access Characteristics of Young Adults (1998–2001 NHIS)

Women, %*Men, %*P
Insurance status<.0001
    Uninsured26.632.6
    Medicaid10.82.6
    Private58.361.7
Delayed/missed medical care because of cost (last 12 mo)12.611.1.03
Did not fill prescription because of cost (last 12 mo)9.05.7<.0001
Has not spoken to health professional (last 12 mo)12.835.1<.0001
No usual source of health care19.936.3<.0001
  • * Weighted percentages of subjects within gender providing these responses.

  • Cochran Mantel Haenszel P value test of significant association between gender using SUDAAN.

  • Excluded from regression analyses because of insufficient numbers.

  • Data Source: National Center for Health Statistics.