Health Insurance Coverage

 

Percentage of women and men with specific types of health insurance coverage, and percentage with any health insurance

 

Definition

 

1)     Percentage of women and men age 15-49 with specific types of health insurance coverage.

2)     Percentage of women and men age 15-49 with any health insurance.

 

Coverage:

Population base: Women and men age 15-49 (IR file, MR file)

Time period: Current status at time of survey

 

Numerators:

1)     Number of women (or men) age 15-49 with specific types of health insurance coverage:

a)      Social security (women: v481c = 1; men: mv481c = 1)

b)     Other employer-based insurance (women: v481b = 1; men: mv481b = 1)

c)      Mutual Health Organization or community-based insurance (women: v481a = 1; men: mv481a = 1)

d)     Privately purchased commercial insurance (women: v481d = 1; men: mv481d = 1)

e)     Other  (women: any of v481e – h, x = 1; men: any of mv481e – h, x = 1)

f)       None (none of the above)

2)     Number of women (or men) age 15-49 with any health insurance (any of v481a – h, x = 1; men: any of mv481a – h, x = 1)

 

Denominator: Number of women (or men) age 15-49

 

Variables: IR file, MR file.

v481a

Health insurance type: mutual/community organization (women)

v481b

Health insurance type: provided by employer (women)

v481c

Health insurance type: social security (women)

v481d

Health insurance type: private/commercially purchased (women)

v481e

Health insurance type: CS (women)

v481f

Health insurance type: CS (women)

v481g

Health insurance type: CS (women)

v481h

Health insurance type: CS (women)

v481x

Health insurance type: other (women)

v005

Women's sample weight

mv481a

Health insurance type: mutual/community organization (men)

mv481b

Health insurance type: provided by employer (men)

mv481c

Health insurance type: social security (men)

mv481d

Health insurance type: private/commercially purchased (men)

mv481e

Health insurance type: CS (men)

mv481f

Health insurance type: CS (men)

mv481g

Health insurance type: CS (men)

mv481h

Health insurance type: CS (men)

mv481x

Health insurance type: other (men)

mv005

Women's sample weight

 

Calculation

 

Numerators divided by denominator, multiplied by 100.

 

Handling of Missing Values

 

Missing values and “don’t know” responses are excluded from the numerators, but included in the denominator.

 

Notes and Considerations

 

Types of health insurance available vary from country to country and may change over time.

 

Changes over Time

 

DHS-VI and earlier surveys did not report the percentage of women or men age 15-49 with any health insurance.

 

References

 

Wang, W., G. Temsah, and L Mallick. 2014. Health Insurance Coverage and Its Impact on Maternal Health Care Utilization in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. DHS Analytical Studies No. 45. Rockville, Maryland, USA: ICF International. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-as45-analytical-studies.cfm

 

Resources

 

DHS-7 Tabulation plan: Tables 3.9.1 and 3.9.2

 

API Indicator IDs:

Women:

AH_HINS_W_SOS, AH_HINS_W_EBI, AH_HINS_W_MUT, AH_HINS_W_PRV, AH_HINS_W_OTH, AH_HINS_W_NON

(API link, STATcompiler link)

Men:

AH_HINS_M_SOS, AH_HINS_M_EBI, AH_HINS_M_MUT, AH_HINS_M_PRV, AH_HINS_M_OTH, AH_HINS_M_NON

(API link, STATcompiler link)

 

MICS6 Indicator EQ.2a: Health insurance coverage