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Health care benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates Data Table

Table 5. Health care benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates,1 State and local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2008

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Medical care

Dental care

Vision care

Outpatient prescription drug coverage

Access

Participation

Take-up
rate

Access

Participation

Take-up
rate

Access

Participation

Take-up
rate

Access

Participation

Take-up
rate

All workers

87

73

83

55

47

85

38

31

81

86

72

83

Worker characteristics

                       

Management, professional, and related

90

74

83

55

47

86

38

31

81

88

73

82

    Professional and related

89

73

82

54

46

85

37

30

81

88

72

82

        Teachers

88

73

83

53

46

87

34

28

82

87

72

82

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

95

78

83

58

50

87

37

30

82

93

77

82

        Registered nurses

93

72

77

64

52

81

43

34

79

91

71

78

Service

80

67

83

50

42

84

35

28

81

79

66

83

    Protective service

89

76

86

59

51

86

43

36

83

86

74

86

Sales and office

88

75

84

58

50

86

41

34

81

88

74

84

    Office and administrative support

89

75

84

58

50

86

41

34

82

88

74

84

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

94

80

86

64

55

87

42

35

82

93

79

85

Production, transportation, and material moving

82

70

85

57

47

83

36

30

82

82

69

85

Full time

98

83

84

62

53

86

43

35

81

97

82

84

Part time

28

18

65

17

13

77

13

10

80

27

18

65

Union

95

79

83

71

61

86

50

43

86

94

78

83

Nonunion

81

67

83

42

36

85

28

21

74

80

66

83

Average wage within the following percentiles:2

                       

    Less than 10

52

39

76

21

16

78

13

9

70

51

39

76

    10 to under 25

81

67

82

44

37

84

30

23

77

80

65

81

    25 to under 50

91

77

85

59

50

86

42

33

78

90

76

85

    50 to under 75

94

80

85

59

51

86

41

34

83

93

78

84

    75 to under 90

97

80

83

65

55

85

45

37

82

96

79

83

    90 or greater

97

81

84

72

62

86

50

44

88

95

79

84

Establishment characteristics

                       

Service-providing industries

87

73

83

55

47

85

38

31

81

86

71

83

    Education and health services

88

72

81

52

44

85

35

28

81

87

71

81

        Educational services

88

72

82

51

43

86

34

27

81

87

71

82

            Elementary and secondary schools

89

72

81

51

43

85

34

27

80

87

71

81

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

86

72

84

50

43

88

33

28

86

86

72

84

        Health care and social assistance

91

71

78

63

51

80

44

35

80

90

70

78

            Hospitals

94

70

75

63

50

79

40

31

77

92

69

75

    Public administration

88

76

86

59

51

86

44

35

80

86

74

86

1 to 99 workers

74

63

85

41

35

85

30

24

80

73

62

85

    1 to 49 workers

68

58

86

36

31

88

24

20

80

67

57

85

    50 to 99 workers

83

70

84

49

40

83

37

30

81

81

68

84

100 workers or more

89

74

83

57

49

85

39

32

81

88

73

83

    100 to 499 workers

84

72

85

58

52

89

39

33

85

83

71

85

    500 workers or more

91

75

82

57

48

84

39

31

80

90

74

82

State government

94

80

86

60

52

87

50

39

77

93

80

86

Local government

85

70

82

53

45

85

34

28

83

84

69

82

Geographic areas

                       

New England

85

68

80

54

45

84

23

20

89

83

66

79

Middle Atlantic

85

77

90

60

54

89

42

40

94

83

75

91

East North Central

80

63

78

65

54

83

47

37

80

78

61

78

West North Central

83

66

80

52

43

83

11

8

72

82

65

80

South Atlantic

90

75

83

45

38

83

40

26

65

90

75

83

East South Central

93

75

81

25

17

70

15

9

62

93

74

80

West South Central

90

76

84

25

21

86

17

13

78

88

73

83

Mountain

87

72

83

76

68

89

36

30

82

87

71

82

Pacific

90

77

86

83

73

88

70

62

89

90

77

86

Footnotes:

1The take-up rate is an estimate of the percentage of workers with access to a plan who participate in the plan, rounded for presentation. See Technical Note for more details.

2The percentile groupings are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers both above and below the threshold. The percentile values are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2007." See Technical Note for more details.

NOTE: Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria.