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Health care benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates Standard Errors

Table 5. Standard errors for 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

0.5

0.9

0.9

1.4

1.3

0.5

1.3

1.1

1.3

0.6

0.9

0.9

Worker characteristics

                       

Management, professional, and related

0.6

1.0

0.9

1.5

1.4

0.6

1.5

1.2

1.5

0.7

1.0

1.0

    Professional and related

0.6

1.0

1.0

1.5

1.3

0.7

1.5

1.2

1.5

0.7

1.0

1.0

        Teachers

0.7

1.2

0.9

1.7

1.6

0.9

1.6

1.4

1.7

0.8

1.2

1.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

0.6

1.1

1.1

2.0

1.8

1.1

1.8

1.6

1.8

0.7

1.2

1.1

        Registered nurses

1.8

4.0

3.7

4.3

3.9

3.8

5.0

4.3

3.5

2.1

4.0

3.7

Service

1.2

1.4

0.9

1.8

1.6

0.9

1.6

1.4

1.5

1.3

1.4

0.9

    Protective service

1.1

1.4

1.1

2.6

2.4

1.1

2.6

2.4

2.5

1.3

1.6

1.0

Sales and office

1.3

1.7

1.2

2.5

2.4

1.0

2.3

1.9

2.2

1.4

1.7

1.2

    Office and administrative support

1.3

1.7

1.1

2.5

2.4

0.9

2.2

1.9

2.3

1.3

1.7

1.2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.8

2.5

2.0

3.6

3.3

1.8

3.1

2.3

2.8

1.7

2.4

2.1

Production, transportation, and material moving

4.1

3.7

1.5

3.8

3.3

2.3

3.5

3.1

3.2

4.2

3.7

1.5

Full time

0.2

0.8

0.8

1.6

1.4

0.6

1.5

1.2

1.3

0.3

0.8

0.8

Part time

2.0

1.1

2.7

1.4

1.3

2.3

1.3

1.1

2.6

2.0

1.1

2.7

Union

0.4

0.9

0.8

1.6

1.5

0.7

1.6

1.5

0.9

0.5

0.9

0.8

Nonunion

0.9

1.4

1.4

1.9

1.7

0.9

1.9

1.4

2.6

0.9

1.4

1.4

Average wage within the following percentiles:2

                       

    Less than 10

2.6

2.7

3.0

1.8

1.6

2.2

1.2

0.9

4.1

2.6

2.7

3.0

    10 to under 25

1.6

1.6

1.3

2.2

2.0

1.5

2.1

1.6

2.8

1.6

1.7

1.4

    25 to under 50

0.9

1.3

1.0

2.3

2.2

0.8

1.9

1.6

1.8

1.0

1.4

1.0

    50 to under 75

0.7

1.1

1.0

2.1

1.9

0.7

2.1

1.7

1.5

0.8

1.2

1.0

    75 to under 90

0.5

0.9

0.8

1.7

1.6

1.0

1.8

1.6

1.7

0.6

0.9

0.8

    90 or greater

0.3

1.2

1.2

1.6

1.6

0.9

2.0

1.9

1.0

0.6

1.3

1.3

Establishment characteristics

                       

Service-providing industries

0.5

0.9

0.9

1.4

1.3

0.5

1.3

1.1

1.3

0.6

0.9

0.9

    Education and health services

0.5

1.0

1.1

1.6

1.4

0.7

1.5

1.3

1.6

0.6

1.0

1.1

        Educational services

0.6

1.1

1.1

1.7

1.5

0.8

1.6

1.4

1.8

0.6

1.1

1.1

            Elementary and secondary schools

0.6

1.0

1.0

1.7

1.6

1.0

1.6

1.4

1.9

0.6

1.0

1.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.4

3.1

3.0

4.5

3.9

1.4

4.1

3.8

2.9

1.4

3.1

3.1

        Health care and social assistance

1.6

2.5

2.6

3.3

3.1

2.7

3.8

3.7

3.8

2.0

2.6

2.7

            Hospitals

1.2

3.0

3.3

4.0

3.6

3.9

4.4

4.3

5.8

2.2

3.3

3.5

    Public administration

1.1

1.3

0.8

2.3

2.1

0.9

1.9

1.5

2.0

1.2

1.4

0.8

1 to 99 workers

2.5

2.5

1.6

3.4

3.2

2.0

3.0

2.6

2.4

2.4

2.5

1.6

    1 to 49 workers

3.6

3.6

2.4

4.4

4.1

3.0

3.4

2.9

3.3

3.6

3.7

2.5

    50 to 99 workers

2.0

2.6

2.4

3.7

3.8

2.8

4.3

4.1

3.6

2.0

3.1

2.4

100 workers or more

0.5

0.9

0.9

1.5

1.3

0.5

1.4

1.1

1.4

0.5

0.9

0.9

    100 to 499 workers

1.1

1.3

0.9

2.4

2.3

0.8

2.4

2.2

1.5

1.2

1.3

0.9

    500 workers or more

0.5

1.0

1.1

1.7

1.5

0.7

1.6

1.3

1.7

0.5

1.0

1.1

State government

0.7

1.8

1.9

3.2

2.9

1.0

2.8

2.3

2.5

0.7

1.8

1.9

Local government

0.7

0.8

0.8

1.3

1.2

0.6

1.3

1.1

1.2

0.7

0.9

0.8

Geographic areas

                       

New England

2.3

3.0

2.6

4.9

4.0

2.0

5.5

4.6

3.2

3.1

3.5

2.5

Middle Atlantic

1.7

1.8

0.5

2.3

2.4

0.7

4.2

4.1

0.9

1.8

1.9

0.6

East North Central

1.9

1.8

1.4

2.7

2.5

1.1

3.6

2.9

1.8

1.9

1.8

1.4

West North Central

2.4

3.6

3.8

7.2

5.5

2.3

2.9

2.5

10.3

2.2

3.9

3.8

South Atlantic

1.5

1.6

1.5

4.3

3.9

1.2

3.8

2.2

4.2

1.5

1.7

1.6

East South Central

2.2

6.3

6.4

4.4

2.6

6.1

2.8

1.9

8.0

2.2

6.3

6.5

West South Central

1.5

1.9

1.6

3.7

3.6

2.3

2.5

2.2

3.5

1.9

2.0

1.6

Mountain

1.7

3.1

3.0

4.2

3.1

1.5

9.5

7.8

3.3

1.6

3.0

3.0

Pacific

0.9

2.3

1.8

0.9

1.6

1.3

2.3

2.3

0.8

0.9

2.2

1.8

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.