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Federal Survey Sample Size Analysis: Disability, Language, and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission contracted with State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) to conduct a review and sample size analysis of 13 federal population health surveys. The review identified which surveys included questions about disability, primary language, limited English proficiency (LEP), and sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). The sample size analysis identified which surveys included a sufficient sample size to support analysis for Medicaid-covered individuals in each of these demographic groups.

The findings show that the majority of surveys include questions to identify individuals with a functional disability, but fewer than half of these surveys include questions about intellectual disability, serious mental illness, primary language, LEP, and SOGI. Of the surveys that do include these questions, the majority have a sufficient sample for reporting about Medicaid-covered individuals for each of these demographic groups.