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Analyzing Lower Rates of Health Insurance Among Colorado's Hispanic Adults: Factors Associated with the Disparity
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The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) analyzed data from the 2013 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) to identify and quantify the factors associated with a 14.5-point difference in health insurance coverage between Hispanic and non-Hispanic adults in Colorado.
The analysis found a number of specific factors associated with the lower rate of health insurance among the state’s Hispanics, including citizenship status, health status, the availability of employer-sponsored health insurance, and family income. To a lesser extent, marital status, disability status and gender are considerations.
A good deal of the coverage disparity, however, is linked to socio-demographic and socio-economic factors that are not measured by the Colorado Health Access Survey.