Table 1

 Characteristics of persons age 18 or older residing in the 98 MMSAs by MMSA level poverty rate, USA, 2002

MMSA characteristicsICCMMSA level poverty rate
5.0–9.910.0+
MMSA, metropolitan or micropolitan statistical areas; ICC, intraclass correlation (expressed as percentage).
Number of MMSAs4751
Number of persons5933659301
Median (min–max) number of person in the MMSAs1098 (501–4024)881 (505–4598)
Individual level characteristics
Age (years)
    18–290.715.315.5
    30–390.320.819.3
    40–490.222.221.0
    50–590.117.817.4
    60–690.411.012.2
    70+1.913.014.4
Household income
    Less than $250004.018.324.7
    $25000–$499990.826.727.5
    $50000–$749991.017.114.4
    $75000 or more3.323.917.4
    Unknown2.413.916.1
Educational attainment
    Less than high school6.87.010.7
    High school graduate/GED1.527.630.3
    More than high school2.065.459.0
Employment
    Employed0.765.560.2
    Unemployed2.44.34.9
    Retired1.617.619.5
    Homemaker/student0.910.010.6
    Unable to work3.23.04.6
Race/Hispanic ethnicity
    White, non-Hispanic20.180.873.1
    African American non-Hispanic24.87.211.1
    Other race, non-Hispanic10.27.57.8
    Hispanic29.54.68.0
% Female0.058.960.4
% Having trouble getting medical care2.74.86.4
% Uninsured5.69.112.5
% Current smoker0.920.222.5