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Table 13 Marital Status and Relationship to Minimum Wage, Access to Care, and Health (Whites)

From: Examining the association of changes in minimum wage with health across race/ethnicity and gender in the United States

Outcome Total Men Women
Married (mr) Single (sg) Married (mr) Single (sg) Married (mr) Single (sg)
Access to Care
 No Health Insurance1 -.00 N=376 398 -.00 N=247 534 -.00 N=178 021 -.01 N=11 233 -.01 N=198 377 -.00 N=136 301
 Missed care due to cost1 -.01 N=356 354 -.01 N=233 629 -.00 N=168 404 -.01 N=105 131 -.01 N=187 950 -.01 N=128 498
Health Behavior
 No exercise1 .01 N=335 959 .00 N=221 348 .02 N=158 379 .01 N=99 290 -.01 N=177 580 -.01 N=122 058
 Fruit Consumption2 1.02 N=195 182 1.03 N=127 169 1.03 N=91 720 1.05 N=56 368 1.01 N=103 462 1.01 N=70 801
 Vegetable Consumption2 1.02 N=194 897 1.05 N=126 391 1.03 N=91 526 1.05 N=55 926 1.02 N=103 371 1.05 N=70 465
 Alcohol Consumption2 1.00 N=239 901 1.01 N=164 115 1.01 N=120 002 1.01 N=79 205 .99 N=119 899 1.04 N=84 910
Health Outcomes
 Self-reported poor health1 -.00 N=376 165 .00 N=247 517 .01 N=177 921 .01 N=111 322 -.01 N=198 244 -.01 N=136 195
 Self-reported HTN1 .00 N=207 719 .00 N=135 830 .00 N=98 205 .00 N=60 741 .00 N=109 514 .00 N=75 089
 Unhealthy Days2 1.02 N=371 785 .99 N=244 223 1.03 N=175 962 1.00 N=109 942 1.00 N=195 823 .98 N=134 281
 Poor Mental Health Days2 1.01 N=368 657 .98 N=240 874 1.02 N=174 689 .98 N=108 435 1.01 N=193 968 .97 N=132 439
 Poor Physical Health Days2 1.02 N=368 973 1.03 N=241 622 1.04 N=174 726 1.04 N=108 833 .99 N=194 177 1.02 N=132 789
  1. The data source is BRFSS (1993-2014 panels). Linear Probability Models and Poisson Regression Models are used to examine dichotomous and count outcomes, respectively. All models control for state earned income tax credit rate, refundability of state earned income tax credit, Maximum food stamp allotment for a family of 3 maximum TANF allotment for a family of 3, 1-year lagged GDP, comprehensive Medicaid expansion, age, education and having minor children, year as well as state fixed-effects. All models are weighted for complex survey design and non-response. Total population models also control for gender. Standard errors are robust and clustered at the state level. Results of LPMs and PRMs are presented as percentage point differences in the probability of an outcome and Rate Ratios, respectively. All monetary values are inflation-adjusted. Boldface indicates statistical significance. Significance levels: *(access to care: p-value-.025, health behaviors: p-value-.0125, and health outcomes: p-value .010) Notes: 1. Marginal effect 2. Rate Ratio