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Worried about medical costs due to illness/accident

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For sample adults aged 18 and older, WRYMEDCST reports how worried they are right now about not being able to pay medical costs of a serious illness or accident. This variable was included as a core item in the Adult Supplemental Items (ASI) section of the Sample Adult questionnaire, introduced in 2013.

Related Variables
For a list of other variables related to financial worries included in the ASI section, refer to WRYBILLS.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2013-2018: Sample adults aged 18+.


  • 2013-2018