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Table 2 Relationship between whether employees held jobs with employment-based health insurance (EHBI) with other characteristics

From: Body Mass Index and Employment-Based Health Insurance

Held jobs with EBHI Yes % (SE) No % (SE)
BMI group   
   normal 34 (0.8) 42 (1.1)
   overweight 38 (0.8) 35 (0.9)
   obese 28 (0.7) 24 (0.8)
Age, years   
   < 40 46 (0.9) 58 (0.9)
   ≥ 40 54 (0.9) 42 (0.9)
Race/ethnicity   
   white 71 (0.9) 65 (1.3)
   Hispanic 10 (0.6) 17 (1.0)
   African American 12 (0.7) 10 (0.7)
   other 7 (0.5) 7 (0.5)
Marital status   
   never 26 (0.8) 33 (0.9)
   married 58 (0.9) 54 (0.9)
   widowed/divorced 16 (0.6) 13 (0.6)
Spouse offered EBHI   
   yes 24 (0.8) 31 (0.9)
   no 76 (0.8) 69 (0.9)
Number of dependents   
   0 39 (0.8) 29 (0.8)
   1 23 (0.7) 21 (0.8)
   2 21 (0.7) 24 (0.8)
   3 11 (0.5) 14 (0.6)
   4 or more 6 (0.4) 11 (0.7)
Family income   
   low 13 (0.5) 32 (1.0)
   medium 35 (0.9) 32 (1.0)
   high 52 (1.0) 36 (0.7)
Completed years of education   
   <12 9 (0.4) 22 (0.9)
   = 12 30 (0.8) 34 (1.0)
   >12 62 (1.0) 43 (1.2)
Metropolitan area residency   
   No 15 (1.1) 18 (1.5)
   Yes 85 (1.1) 82 (1.5)
Region of residency   
   northeast 19 (0.9) 18 (1.0)
   midwest 23 (1.0) 24 (1.3)
   south 35 (1.4) 38 (1.5)
   west 22 (1.0) 21 (1.2)
Smoking status   
   yes 20 (0.6) 25 (0.8)
   no 80 (0.6) 75 (0.8)
Full-time employment   
   yes 93 (0.4) 55 (1.0)
   no 7 (0.4) 44 (1.0)
Number of employees at workplace   
   Not ascertained/did not know 5 (0.4) 15 (0.8)
   1–10 12 (0.5) 29 (0.9)
   11–25 12 (0.5) 17 (0.8)
   26–100 26 (0.7) 21 (0.8)
   > 100 45 (0.9) 18 (0.8)
Union member   
   yes 18 (0.8) 4 (0.4)
   no 81 (0.7) 96 (0.5)
Blue collar   
   yes 25 (0.8) 24 (0.9)
   no 75 (0.8) 76 (0.9)
  1. Notes: Percentages are based on weighted and unadjusted data. P values for overall group comparison based on χ2 tests. All P values <0.001, except region of residency and blue collar status, which were not significant. Column totals may not add up to 100 due to rounding.