QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Are Very Worried about Medical Costs, by Home Ownership and Age Group

January 4, 2017

In 2015, 15.6% of adults who lived in rental houses/apartments were very worried about paying for medical costs, compared with 8.7% of adults who lived in family-owned homes.

Adults aged 18–39 years who lived in rental homes were more likely than those in family-owned homes to be very worried about paying medical costs (12.9% versus 8.0%).

Among adults aged 40–64 years and 65 years or older, renters were twice as likely as home owners to be very worried about medical costs (22.3% versus 11.4%, and 8.6% versus 4.0%, respectively).

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm655051a7.htm