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Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          65
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (ALL RACES) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
    Characteristics                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                       
     ALL RACES                            102528     13589      13.3     28926     12960      6063      46.8     15061 
                                                                                                                       
TYPE OF RESIDENCE                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                       
Inside metropolitan areas                  82122     10378      12.6     22167      9806      4582      46.7     11614 
  Inside central cities...........         31907      5598      17.5     12135      5500      2853      51.9      7025 
    One million or more...........         20310      3679      18.1      8156      3558      1871      52.6      4694 
    Under one million.............         11597      1919      16.5      3979      1942       983      50.6      2331 
  Outside central cities..........         50215      4780       9.5     10032      4306      1729      40.2      4590 
    One million or more...........         34357      3177       9.2      6558      2715      1075      39.6      2847 
    Under one million.............         15858      1604      10.1      3475      1591       654      41.1      1742 
Outside metropolitan areas........         20406      3211      15.7      6759      3154      1480      46.9      3446 
                                                                                                                       
REGION                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                       
Northeast.........................         19810      2835      14.3      5992      2504      1330      53.1      3210 
Midwest...........................         24236      2577      10.6      5548      2576      1144      44.4      2870 
South.............................         36578      5038      13.8     10215      5135      2321      45.2      5363 
West..............................         21905      3140      14.3      7171      2744      1268      46.2      3617 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          66
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (ALL RACES) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
AGE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                       
Under 65 years....................         81031     10972      13.5     25322     10192      5126      50.3     13844 
  15 to 24 years..................          5435      1273      23.4      2832      1622       754      46.5      1892 
  25 to 34 years..................         19033      3028      15.9      8214      2751      1624      59.0      5155 
  35 to 44 years..................         23943      2956      12.3      7376      2646      1350      51.0      3984 
  45 to 54 years..................         19547      2145      11.0      4289      1646       749      45.5      1688 
  55 to 64 years..................         13072      1569      12.0      2611      1526       650      42.6      1126 
65 years and over.................         21497      2618      12.2      3604      2769       936      33.8      1216 
  65 to 74 years..................         11272      1453      12.9      2068      1262       469      37.2       624 
  75 years and over...............         10226      1165      11.4      1536      1507       467      31.0       592 
                                                                                                                       
Mean age......................              48.6      46.2       (x)       (x)      46.4      43.4       (x)       (x) 
                                                                                                                       
WORK EXPERIENCE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                         
                                                                                                                       
Total civilian....................        102528     13589      13.3     28926     12960      6063      46.8     15061 
  Worked..........................         73415      7032       9.6     15648      5590      2288      40.9      6589 
    Worked year-round, full-time..         53665      3580       6.7      7259      1597       513      32.1      1493 
  Did not work....................         29113      6557      22.5     13278      7370      3774      51.2      8471 
                                                                                                                       
DISABILITY STATUS OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
     Total age 16 to 64...........         81014     10968      13.5     25318     10185      5126      50.3     13844 
  No work disability..............         71659      7183      10.0     17375      6968      2930      42.0      9071 
  With a work disability..........          9355      3785      40.5      7943      3217      2197      68.3      4774 
    severe work disability........          5946      3252      54.7      6710      2642      1930      73.1      4062 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          67
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (ALL RACES) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                       
Family household..................         70880     10233      14.4     25158      7324      4154      56.7     12963 
  Married-couple families.........         54317      4903       9.0     11389      2821      1164      41.3      3800 
  Male householder, wife absent...          3911       717      18.3      1522       507       236      46.5       680 
  Female householder, husband absent.      12652      4613      36.5     12247      3995      2754      68.9      8483 
Nonfamily households..............         31648      3357      10.6      3769      5636      1909      33.9      2097 
  Male householder................         14133      1234       8.7      1505      2010       638      31.7       756 
    Living alone..................         11010       867       7.9       867      1572       505      32.1       505 
  Female householders.............         17516      2123      12.1      2264      3626      1271      35.1      1341 
    Living alone..................         15317      1906      12.4      1906      3179      1160      36.5      1160 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          68
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (ALL RACES) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
PRESENCE OF CHILDREN                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                       
No children.......................         56153      4619       8.2      5502      6601      2115      32.0      2401 
One or more related                                                                                                    
Children                                   46039      8839      19.2     23075      6296      3906      62.0     12557 
  Child under 18 years..............       37427      7717      20.6     21291      5884      3724      63.3     12215 
    All under 6 years...............        9284      2216      23.9      4880      1470       984      66.9      2516 
    Some under 6 years,                                                                                                
    Some 6 to 17 years..............        7881      2187      27.8      8003      1873      1292      69.0      5361 
    All 6 to 17 years...............       20262      3314      16.4      8407      2541      1447      57.0      4338 
  One child.......................         15593      2830      18.1      5162      1881      1076      57.2      2194 
    Under 6 years.................          5929      1353      22.8      2392       853       532      62.4      1067 
    6 to 17 years.................          9664      1477      15.3      2771      1028       543      52.8      1127 
  Two or more children............         21834      4887      22.4     16128      4003      2648      66.1     10021 
    All under 6 years.............          3354       863      25.7      2489       618       452      73.2      1449 
    Some under 6 years,                                                                                                
    Some 6 to 17 years..............        7881      2187      27.8      8003      1873      1292      69.0      5361 
    All 6 to 17 years.............         10598      1837      17.3      5636      1513       904      59.8      3211 
  Mean children...................          1.87      2.13       (x)       (x)      2.28      2.39       (x)       (x) 
  Child 18 years and over.........         14778      2614      17.7      6133      1191       667      56.0      2214 
One or more unrelated                                                                                                  
Children under 18.................           536       214      40.0       637       121        79      64.6       259 
  All under 6 years...............           132        71      53.6       184        42        34      81.0       110 
  Some under 6 years,                                                                                                  
  Some 6 to 17 years..............            69        46      66.0       157        15        11      73.8        40 
  All 6 to 17 years...............           335        98      29.3       296        65        34      51.9       108 
                                                                                                                       
PRESENCE OF ELDERLY                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                       
No elderly........................         78604     10449      13.3     24454      9996      5052      50.5     13668 
One or more elderly...............         23924      3141      13.1      4472      2964      1010      34.1      1392 
  All members elderly.............         16498      1659      10.1      1920      2285       705      30.8       741 
  Elderly householder or spouse only..      5667      1001      17.7      1754       523       242      46.2       484 
  Elderly other relative only.....          1416       410      29.0       658        88        47      54.1       117 
  Elderly nonrelative only........           155        18      11.5        40        50         7      13.9        23 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          69
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (WHITE) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
    Characteristics                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                       
     WHITE                                 86106      9677      11.2     19780      9257      3971      42.9      9430 
                                                                                                                       
TYPE OF RESIDENCE                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                       
Inside metropolitan areas                  67800      7150      10.5     14618      6724      2875      42.8      6970 
  Inside central cities...........         23175      3280      14.2      6747      3269      1559      47.7      3632 
    One million or more...........         13918      1985      14.3      4149      1997       964      48.3      2277 
    Under one million.............          9258      1294      14.0      2598      1271       596      46.8      1355 
  Outside central cities..........         44624      3870       8.7      7871      3455      1316      38.1      3337 
    One million or more...........         30179      2515       8.3      4991      2137       803      37.6      2012 
    Under one million.............         14446      1355       9.4      2880      1318       513      38.9      1325 
Outside metropolitan areas........         18307      2526      13.8      5162      2533      1096      43.3      2461 
                                                                                                                       
REGION                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                       
Northeast.........................         16926      2023      12.0      4113      1772       883      49.8      2040 
Midwest...........................         21465      1903       8.9      3834      1918       754      39.3      1773 
South.............................         28948      3207      11.1      6173      3338      1337      40.1      2886 
West..............................         18767      2544      13.6      5661      2230       998      44.7      2731 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          70
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (WHITE) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
AGE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                       
Under 65 years....................         66910      7736      11.6     17259      7122      3348      47.0      8699 
  15 to 24 years..................          4242       871      20.5      1848      1105       479      43.3      1145 
  25 to 34 years..................         15344      2161      14.1      5648      1873      1057      56.4      3243 
  35 to 44 years..................         19761      1994      10.1      4915      1808       849      47.0      2464 
  45 to 54 years..................         16400      1562       9.5      3035      1224       534      43.6      1166 
  55 to 64 years..................         11163      1149      10.3      1813      1112       428      38.5       682 
65 years and over.................         19196      1940      10.1      2521      2135       623      29.2       731 
  65 to 74 years..................          9917      1090      11.0      1473       921       325      35.2       401 
  75 years and over...............          9279       850       9.2      1048      1214       299      24.6       330 
                                                                                                                       
Mean age......................              49.2      46.6       (x)       (x)      47.4      43.6       (x)       (x) 
                                                                                                                       
WORK EXPERIENCE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                         
                                                                                                                       
Total civilian....................         86106      9677      11.2     19780      9257      3971      42.9      9430 
  Worked..........................         61469      5107       8.3     10950      4016      1520      37.8      4162 
    Worked year-round, full-time..         45226      2649       5.9      5377      1206       372      30.8      1017 
  Did not work....................         24637      4570      18.5      8830      5241      2451      46.8      5268 
                                                                                                                       
DISABILITY STATUS OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
     Total age 16 to 64...........         66901      7735      11.6     17257      7121      3348      47.0      8699 
  No work disability..............         59689      5125       8.6     11901      4913      1899      38.6      5623 
  With a work disability..........          7212      2610      36.2      5356      2208      1449      65.6      3076 
    severe work disability........          4394      2231      50.8      4493      1785      1274      71.4      2590 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          71
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (WHITE) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                       
Family household..................         59511      7250      12.2     17029      4990      2658      53.3      7969 
  Married-couple families.........         48066      4024       8.4      9077      2312       930      40.2      2819 
  Male householder, wife absent...          3137       550      17.5      1165       374       183      49.0       515 
  Female householder, husband absent.       8308      2676      32.2      6787      2305      1545      67.0      4635 
Nonfamily households..............         26596      2427       9.1      2752      4267      1313      30.8      1461 
  Male householder................         11725       848       7.2      1066      1415       399      28.2       495 
    Living alone..................          9018       573       6.3       573      1063       303      28.5       303 
  Female householders.............         14871      1578      10.6      1686      2852       914      32.1       965 
    Living alone..................         12980      1415      10.9      1415      2490       829      33.3       829 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          72
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (WHITE) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
PRESENCE OF CHILDREN                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                       
No children.......................         48648      3414       7.0      4099      5053      1468      29.1      1695 
One or more related                                                                                                    
Children                                   37174      6164      16.6     15422      4165      2479      59.5      7684 
  Child under 18 years..............       30060      5354      17.8     14165      3895      2370      60.9      7486 
    All under 6 years...............        7630      1675      22.0      3644      1096       720      65.7      1802 
    Some under 6 years,                                                                                                
    Some 6 to 17 years..............        6177      1450      23.5      5026      1196       793      66.3      3158 
    All 6 to 17 years...............       16253      2229      13.7      5495      1604       858      53.5      2526 
  One child.......................         12581      2090      16.6      3775      1316       752      57.2      1527 
    Under 6 years.................          4805      1015      21.1      1759       635       391      61.6       761 
    6 to 17 years.................          7776      1075      13.8      2015       682       362      53.1       766 
  Two or more children............         17479      3264      18.7     10391      2579      1618      62.7      5959 
    All under 6 years.............          2825       661      23.4      1885       461       329      71.3      1041 
    Some under 6 years,                                                                                                
    Some 6 to 17 years..............        6177      1450      23.5      5026      1196       793      66.3      3158 
    All 6 to 17 years.............          8477      1153      13.6      3480       922       496      53.8      1760 
  Mean children...................          1.84      2.04       (x)       (x)      2.20      2.27       (x)       (x) 
  Child 18 years and over.........         11788      1810      15.4      3986       755       406      53.8      1291 
One or more unrelated                                                                                                  
Children under 18.................           437       157      35.9       458        86        55      64.1       176 
  All under 6 years...............            98        41      42.2        91        26        18      69.1        48 
  Some under 6 years,                                                                                                  
  Some 6 to 17 years..............            57        38      67.0       127        13         9      69.8        31 
  All 6 to 17 years...............           282        77      27.4       240        47        28      59.8        97 
                                                                                                                       
PRESENCE OF ELDERLY                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                       
No elderly........................         64978      7377      11.4     16668      6969      3302      47.4      8586 
One or more elderly...............         21128      2300      10.9      3112      2288       669      29.2       844 
  All members elderly.............         15026      1285       8.6      1495      1842       506      27.5       530 
  Elderly householder or spouse only..      4774       706      14.8      1130       337       131      38.8       218 
  Elderly other relative only.....          1065       276      25.9       436        64        29      44.8        81 
  Elderly nonrelative only........           127        12       9.4        24        40         4      10.3        15 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          73
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (BLACK) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
    Characteristics                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                       
     BLACK                                 12474      3295      26.4      7628      3131      1838      58.7      4777 
                                                                                                                       
TYPE OF RESIDENCE                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                       
Inside metropolitan areas                  10761      2715      25.2      6283      2609      1511      57.9      3935 
  Inside central cities...........          7033      2024      28.8      4619      1933      1164      60.2      2924 
    One million or more...........          5157      1469      28.5      3453      1365       813      59.6      2112 
    Under one million.............          1876       555      29.6      1166       569       351      61.8       811 
  Outside central cities..........          3728       691      18.5      1664       676       347      51.3      1012 
    One million or more...........          2727       491      18.0      1198       443       226      50.9       673 
    Under one million.............          1002       200      20.0       466       233       121      52.1       338 
Outside metropolitan areas........          1713       580      33.8      1345       521       327      62.8       841 
                                                                                                                       
REGION                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                       
Northeast.........................          2286       728      31.8      1708       634       414      65.3      1078 
Midwest...........................          2288       609      26.6      1512       589       358      60.8       955 
South.............................          6814      1716      25.2      3799      1687       935      55.4      2361 
West..............................          1086       242      22.3       610       220       131      59.6       382 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          74
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (BLACK) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
AGE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                       
Under 65 years....................         10595      2736      25.8      6702      2578      1569      60.9      4344 
  15 to 24 years..................           935       365      39.1       901       446       251      56.3       679 
  25 to 34 years..................          2752       768      27.9      2202       726       515      70.9      1656 
  35 to 44 years..................          3096       774      25.0      1994       703       425      60.4      1259 
  45 to 54 years..................          2371       472      19.9       933       346       183      52.9       373 
  55 to 64 years..................          1441       356      24.7       672       357       195      54.8       378 
65 years and over.................          1878       559      29.8       926       553       269      48.7       432 
  65 to 74 years..................          1123       317      28.2       537       300       127      42.3       201 
  75 years and over...............           755       243      32.1       389       253       142      56.3       231 
                                                                                                                       
Mean age......................              45.4      44.6       (x)       (x)      44.1      42.6       (x)       (x) 
                                                                                                                       
WORK EXPERIENCE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                         
                                                                                                                       
Total civilian....................         12474      3295      26.4      7628      3131      1838      58.7      4777 
  Worked..........................          8855      1576      17.8      3841      1322       668      50.5      2024 
    Worked year-round, full-time..          6141       721      11.7      1461       312       109      35.1       343 
  Did not work....................          3619      1719      47.5      3787      1808      1170      64.7      2752 
                                                                                                                       
DISABILITY STATUS OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
     Total age 16 to 64...........         10588      2733      25.8      6699      2573      1569      61.0      4344 
  No work disability..............          8788      1694      19.3      4451      1672       891      53.3      2838 
  With a work disability..........          1799      1039      57.8      2248       901       678      75.3      1507 
    severe work disability........          1340       901      67.2      1928       767       592      77.2      1301 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          75
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (BLACK) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                       
Family household..................          8408      2486      29.6      6754      1985      1320      66.5      4228 
  Married-couple families.........          3921       568      14.5      1443       312       138      44.3       534 
  Male householder, wife absent...           562       121      21.5       266       111        45      40.3       135 
  Female householder, husband absent.       3926      1797      45.8      5046      1563      1137      72.8      3559 
Nonfamily households..............          4066       809      19.9       874      1145       518      45.3       549 
  Male householder................          1876       326      17.4       358       484       201      41.4       212 
    Living alone..................          1594       260      16.3       260       426       176      41.3       176 
  Female householders.............          2190       483      22.0       516       661       318      48.1       336 
    Living alone..................          1982       438      22.1       438       602       297      49.4       297 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          76
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (BLACK) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
PRESENCE OF CHILDREN                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                       
No children.......................          5710      1002      17.6      1156      1277       558      43.7       610 
One or more related                                                                                                    
Children                                    6725      2271      33.8      6414      1834      1269      69.2      4132 
  Child under 18 years..............        5647      2014      35.7      5966      1721      1200      69.7      3997 
    All under 6 years...............        1201       469      39.0      1074       326       239      73.3       631 
    Some under 6 years,                                                                                                
    Some 6 to 17 years..............        1353       638      47.1      2501       583       441      75.6      1867 
    All 6 to 17 years...............        3093       907      29.3      2390       812       520      64.0      1499 
  One child.......................          2261       623      27.6      1174       508       302      59.4       610 
    Under 6 years.................           817       295      36.1       559       195       133      68.4       287 
    6 to 17 years.................          1444       328      22.7       616       313       168      53.8       323 
  Two or more children............          3386      1390      41.1      4792      1213       898      74.0      3387 
    All under 6 years.............           384       174      45.3       516       131       106      80.5       345 
    Some under 6 years,                                                                                                
    Some 6 to 17 years..............        1353       638      47.1      2501       583       441      75.6      1867 
    All 6 to 17 years.............          1649       579      35.1      1775       499       351      70.4      1176 
  Mean children...................          1.95      2.29       (x)       (x)      2.32      2.49       (x)       (x) 
  Child 18 years and over.........          2247       674      30.0      1801       372       232      62.2       791 
One or more unrelated                                                                                                  
Children under 18.................            78        45      57.6       144        29        18      62.7        67 
  All under 6 years...............            26        23      91.1        84        13        13     100.0        55 
  Some under 6 years,                                                                                                  
  Some 6 to 17 years..............             7         2      29.9         7         0         0       0.0         0 
  All 6 to 17 years...............            46        20      43.1        53        16         5      33.0        11 
                                                                                                                       
PRESENCE OF ELDERLY                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                       
No elderly........................         10305      2639      25.6      6524      2542      1546      60.8      4295 
One or more elderly...............          2169       656      30.2      1104       589       293      49.7       482 
  All members elderly.............          1216       299      24.6       328       380       164      43.1       171 
  Elderly householder or spouse only..       705       249      35.4       559       166       102      61.1       249 
  Elderly other relative only.....           176        69      39.3       128        17        15      85.5        26 
  Elderly nonrelative only........            26         6      22.9        16        10         3      28.3         8 
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Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (HISPANIC ORIGIN) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
    Characteristics                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                       
     HISPANIC ORIGIN                        8590      2273      26.5      5908      2231      1260      56.5      3750 
                                                                                                                       
TYPE OF RESIDENCE                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                       
Inside metropolitan areas                   7808      2059      26.4      5372      1990      1133      56.9      3404 
  Inside central cities...........          4279      1311      30.6      3313      1306       759      58.1      2164 
    One million or more...........          3099       944      30.5      2370       975       553      56.7      1554 
    Under one million.............          1180       366      31.1       944       332       206      62.0       610 
  Outside central cities..........          3529       749      21.2      2059       684       374      54.7      1241 
    One million or more...........          2706       521      19.2      1386       456       256      56.1       817 
    Under one million.............           822       228      27.7       673       228       119      52.0       424 
Outside metropolitan areas........           783       214      27.3       536       240       127      53.0       345 
                                                                                                                       
REGION                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                       
Northeast.........................          1468       555      37.8      1431       477       348      73.0       991 
Midwest...........................           644       131      20.4       396       144        65      45.4       234 
South.............................          2939       661      22.5      1508       714       357      50.0       898 
West..............................          3539       925      26.1      2573       896       490      54.7      1627 
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Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (HISPANIC ORIGIN) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
AGE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                       
Under 65 years....................          7674      1950      25.4      5437      1945      1099      56.5      3547 
  15 to 24 years..................           780       270      34.6       688       277       162      58.6       473 
  25 to 34 years..................          2303       606      26.3      1854       594       363      61.0      1294 
  35 to 44 years..................          2316       548      23.7      1680       595       330      55.5      1116 
  45 to 54 years..................          1386       309      22.3       807       270       135      50.1       441 
  55 to 64 years..................           889       216      24.3       409       210       109      52.0       222 
65 years and over.................           916       324      35.3       470       285       161      56.6       203 
  65 to 74 years..................           566       202      35.7       316       149        81      54.3       115 
  75 years and over...............           350       122      34.8       154       136        81      59.1        88 
                                                                                                                       
Mean age......................              42.4      42.8       (x)       (x)      42.0      41.5       (x)       (x) 
                                                                                                                       
WORK EXPERIENCE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                         
                                                                                                                       
Total civilian....................          8590      2273      26.5      5908      2231      1260      56.5      3750 
  Worked..........................          6401      1219      19.0      3113      1103       525      47.6      1607 
    Worked year-round, full-time..          4592       637      13.9      1478       465       201      43.1       555 
  Did not work....................          2189      1054      48.2      2795      1127       735      65.2      2143 
                                                                                                                       
DISABILITY STATUS OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
     Total age 16 to 64...........          7671      1947      25.4      5435      1944      1099      56.5      3547 
  No work disability..............          6835      1490      21.8      4186      1536       810      52.7      2679 
  With a work disability..........           836       458      54.8      1248       408       289      70.8       868 
    severe work disability........           618       392      63.4      1036       340       248      72.7       711 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          79
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (HISPANIC ORIGIN) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                       
Family household..................          6961      1955      28.1      5559      1721      1039      60.4      3511 
  Married-couple families.........          4804       992      20.6      2705       836       417      49.8      1382 
  Male householder, wife absent...           545       152      27.9       354       119        61      51.5       172 
  Female householder, husband absent.       1612       811      50.3      2500       767       562      73.3      1956 
Nonfamily households..............          1630       318      19.5       349       509       221      43.4       239 
  Male householder................           875       123      14.1       144       217        76      35.2        90 
    Living alone..................           623        93      15.0        93       159        64      40.3        64 
  Female householders.............           754       195      25.8       205       293       145      49.4       149 
    Living alone..................           617       177      28.7       177       259       134      51.5       134 
Table NC5. Medicaid Participation for Households, by Selected Household Characteristics,                                          80
Race and Hispanic Origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (HISPANIC ORIGIN) (Numbers in thousands)

                                                    All households                      Households in poverty          
                                                     With medicaid coverage                  With medicaid coverage    
                                                                        Number                                  Number 
                                                                            of                                      of 
                                          Number    Number   Percent   persons    Number    Number   Percent   persons 
PRESENCE OF CHILDREN                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                       
No children.......................          2955       487      16.5       613       663       275      41.5       327 
One or more related                                                                                                    
Children                                    5606      1778      31.7      5281      1564       984      62.9      3422 
  Child under 18 years..............        4910      1641      33.4      5033      1492       949      63.6      3361 
    All under 6 years...............        1302       492      37.8      1212       368       250      67.9       715 
    Some under 6 years,                                                                                                
    Some 6 to 17 years..............        1433       580      40.5      2148       562       380      67.6      1586 
    All 6 to 17 years...............        2175       569      26.2      1673       562       319      56.8      1061 
  One child.......................          1733       492      28.4       963       385       209      54.2       448 
    Under 6 years.................           756       252      33.3       459       176       101      57.5       206 
    6 to 17 years.................           978       240      24.6       505       209       108      51.4       242 
  Two or more children............          3176      1149      36.2      4070      1106       740      66.9      2913 
    All under 6 years.............           547       240      43.9       753       192       148      77.5       509 
    Some under 6 years,                                                                                                
    Some 6 to 17 years..............        1433       580      40.5      2148       562       380      67.6      1586 
    All 6 to 17 years.............          1197       329      27.5      1169       353       211      60.0       818 
  Mean children...................          2.17      2.41       (x)       (x)      2.57      2.68       (x)       (x) 
  Child 18 years and over.........          1652       473      28.6      1271       310       190      61.1       648 
One or more unrelated                                                                                                  
Children under 18.................            58        26      45.2        83        15        10      66.1        44 
  All under 6 years...............            15         7      47.5        13         3         3     100.0         4 
  Some under 6 years,                                                                                                  
  Some 6 to 17 years..............            10         8      75.5        30         6         4      65.3        16 
  All 6 to 17 years...............            32        11      34.5        41         7         4      54.4        23 
                                                                                                                       
PRESENCE OF ELDERLY                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                       
No elderly........................          7385      1842      24.9      5204      1900      1071      56.4      3466 
One or more elderly...............          1205       431      35.8       703       331       189      57.1       284 
  All members elderly.............           557       201      36.0       237       212       122      57.5       130 
  Elderly householder or spouse only..       403       126      31.2       246        83        43      52.4        78 
  Elderly other relative only.....           212        95      44.6       207        33        23      70.0        75 
  Elderly nonrelative only........            15         4      27.2         5         2         0      12.9         1 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Housing and Household Economic Statistics Information Staff at (301)763-3242
Last revised: July 14, 2004
URL: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/macro/031998/noncash/5_000.htm