Income and health in the United States

Statistics report on income and health in the United States

Income and health in the United States

This report presents data highlighting health disparities in the United States based on income. Those in the United States who are lower income or living in poverty are more likely to be uninsured and to suffer from a number of health conditions compared to those in high income brackets. This report contains breakdowns by income for select health conditions and risk factors, health care treatment, and health insurance.

Table of contents

Overview

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  • Basic Statistic U.S. poverty rate 1990-2022
  • Premium Statistic Poverty rate among people with and without disabilities from 2008 to 2021
  • Basic Statistic Birth rate by poverty status in the U.S. 2005-2021
  • Premium Statistic Share of U.S. adults who rated their physical wellbeing positively in 2022, by income
  • Premium Statistic Prevalence of select chronic conditions among U.S. adults in 2019, by poverty level
  • Basic Statistic Healthcare affordability index of Americans in the U.S. in 2021, by income
  • Basic Statistic Share of adults in the United States who have medical debt 2022, by income
  • Basic Statistic U.S. adults reporting stress related to the cost of healthcare as of 2021, by income

Health conditions and risk factors

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  • Premium Statistic U.S. adult tobacco product use in 2021, by income level
  • Premium Statistic Prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults from 2017 to 2020, by family income
  • Premium Statistic Prevalence of obesity among U.S. children from 2017 to 2020, by family income
  • Premium Statistic Prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. from 2017-2020, by income
  • Premium Statistic Share of adults with hypertension in the U.S. in 2017-2020, by gender and income
  • Premium Statistic Share of U.S. adults who experienced back pain in the past 3 months 2019, by income
  • Premium Statistic Prevalence of chronic pain among U.S. adults in 2021, by family income

Mental health

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  • Basic Statistic Share of U.S. adults who rated their mental wellbeing positively in 2022, by income
  • Premium Statistic Share of older U.S. adults who rated their mental health as good 2020, by income
  • Premium Statistic Share of older U.S. adults who reported high stress levels in 2020, by income
  • Basic Statistic U.S. working adults with serious psychological distress, 2021, by earning changes
  • Premium Statistic Share of U.S. children who ever had anxiety problems from 2016 to 2019, by income
  • Basic Statistic Share of U.S. children who ever had depression from 2013 to 2019, by household income

Treatment

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  • Basic Statistic Share of U.S. adults who received mental health treatment by poverty status 2022
  • Premium Statistic Share of U.S. children who received any mental health treatment 2013-19, by income
  • Premium Statistic U.S. adults with a dental visit in the past year in 2019 and 2020, by income
  • Premium Statistic U.S. children who had a dental visit in the past 12 months 2019-20, by income
  • Premium Statistic Share of U.S. adults who limited dental care due to cost in 2020, by income
  • Premium Statistic Reasons adults received unfair treatment in health care settings in the U.S. 2021
  • Basic Statistic U.S. adults reporting inability to pay for prescribed medicine as of 2021, by income
  • Basic Statistic U.S. adults who did not seek health treatment due to cost as of 2021, by income

Health insurance

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  • Premium Statistic Share of U.S. adults without health insurance by poverty level 2019-2022
  • Basic Statistic Percentage and rate of uninsured U.S. adult workers 2022, by family poverty level
  • Premium Statistic Uninsured U.S. children percentage and rate by family poverty 2022
  • Basic Statistic Distribution of Medicare beneficiaries, by federal poverty level 2015-2022

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