Supplemental Table 2.

Demographic Characteristics of Respondents by Housing Insecurity

CharacteristicWorry About Paying Rent or Mortgage
Yes (n = 28,704)No (n = 199,427)P Value
n%n%
Sex
    Male9,99642.781,36648.6<.001
    Female18,70857.3118,06151.4
Age
    18–24 years1,43510.47,2419.7<.1346
    25–34 years3,62218.917,58515.4<.001
    35–44 years4,89121.323,88516.9<.001
    45–54 years6,84523.433,62018.7<.001
    55–64 years6,86816.646,12418.0<.001
    65 and over5,0439.570,97221.3<.001
Education
    Less than 12 years4,42324.013,99212.2<.001
    Completed 12 years9,98332.654,81828.2<.001
    Some college or technical school (<3 years)8,70031.153,72630.8.6321
    College (4 years or more)5,54312.176,55628.6<.001
Income
    Less than 15k7,19723.913,4956.7<.001
    Greater than 15k and less than 25k7,81728.026,30013.7<.001
    Greater than 25k and less than 50k6,26221.145,78022.7<.001
    Greater than 50k4,24015.186,93943.8<.001
Race
    Non-Hispanic white19,07161.6155,91470.2<.001
    Non-Hispanic black4,97222.521,26716.3<.001
    Non-Hispanic other2,2286.010,8485.3.0043
    Hispanic2,0599.09,2097.2<.001
Marital status
    Married11,10640.3113,36657.8<.001
    Divorced6,57617.425,0249.9<.001
    Widowed3,0416.027,6787.4<.001
    Separated1,5495.73,2321.9<.001
    Never married5,33425.225,38419.4<.001
    Unmarried, with partner9855.04,0643.4<.001
Number of children
    018,24155.1148,63564.4<.001
    14,29318.620,00014.5<.001
    23,51115.418,42012.8<.001
    31,6016.87,8375.3<.001
    4 or more9693.83,9402.7<.001
Reported health status
    Excellent2,2788.736,73019.3<.001
    Very good5,67520.469,59134.7<.001
    Good9,10032.861,09431.1<.001
    Fair7,04224.223,31211.3<.001
    Poor4,49013.58,2763.5<.001
  • Source: Author analysis of 2011 to 2015 BRFSS. Between 2011 and 2015, 23 states implemented the Social Context Module that included this question.