Table 2.

Social Determinants of Health Variables Collected for Mecklenburg County, NC, Census Tracts Used to Identify Populations at Risk for Hepatitis C Infection

Variable NameDefinition and Source
Individuals with less than a high school educationPercentage of individuals over the age of 25 who have not completed a high school education*
Households with no/limited EnglishPercentage of households over the age of 5 who speak no or limited English at home*
Single-parent householdsPercentage of households who have only 1 parent present in household*
Low access to food sourcesPercentage of the population living more than ½ mile (urban areas) or more than 10 miles (rural areas) from the nearest supermarket, supercenter, or large grocery store
Median household incomeMedian household income*
Individuals living below the federal poverty linePercentage of households living below the federal poverty line*
Unemployed individualsPercentage of individuals ages 16 to 64 in the civilian labor force and not employed divided by the number of individuals ages 16 to 64 in the civilian labor force*
Uninsured individualsPercentage of individuals who do not have any form of health insurance*
Households living in rental housingPercentage of households living in rental housing*
Households paying >30% of income for rentPercentage of households who are paying greater than 30% of their income in housing*
Households without transportationPercentage of households without access to a vehicle*
Crowded households (>1 person per room)Percentage of households who have more than 1 person per room*
  • * US Census.

  • US Department of Agriculture.