Women’s Health Care Utilization and Costs: Findings from the 2020 KFF Women’s Health Survey

Issue Brief
  1. This survey includes women ages 18-64. Hereafter, we use the word ‘women’ to refer to women ages 18-64 unless otherwise indicated.

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  2. This survey defines low-income as household income under 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL); higher-income is 200% or more of the FPL. The FPL for a family of four in 2020 was $26,200.

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  3. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race; other groups are non-Hispanic.

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  4. Those in poorer health describe their health as fair or poor and those in better health describe their health as good, very good, or excellent health.

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  5. For survey data on sexual and reproductive health-related counseling, including contraception and sexual history, see the Sexual and Reproductive Health Services section.

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  6. For survey data on preventive sexual and reproductive health-related screenings such as pap smears and STI and HIV testing, see the Sexual and Reproductive Health Services section.

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  7. Not sufficient data to report on Asian women. Caution should be used when comparing race/ethnicity data here as there are few observations for White women.

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