Children 18 and below without health insurance

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Children 18 and below without health insurance

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Definitions: Children who were not covered by health insurance at any point during the year by age group.

Health insurance includes private sector insurance generally provided through work, as well as insurance provided through the public sector, such as Medicare and Medicaid. Children receiving health insurance through a variety of new State Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP) are counted as having health insurance. The figures shown here are 3-year averages of data. Data for 1993 use Census 1990 based population controls.

On September 12, 2012 estimates for 1998 through 2010 were replaced with revised 2000 through 2010 data files from the Census Bureau. In September 2011, the Census Bureau released revised figures on health insurance coverage from the 2000 to 2010 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC), reflecting enhancements to the editing process, including the assignment of a family health plan to all individuals in the household and the addition of a new variable to the allocation matrix (for more on the revisions see: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/data/revhlth/usernote.html). In September 2011, the Census Bureau released a new historical data series that incorporates the enhancements to the editing process. A working paper (found at: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/data/revhlth/SHADAC.pdf) released at the same time describes the revisions made and applies it to all years available: data files from the 2000 to 2010 ASECs.

Data Source: Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (March supplement).
1990-2006 data: The Urban Studies Institute at the University of Louisville, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (March supplement).
2007-2012 data: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (March supplement).

Footnotes: Updated September 2013.
N.A. - Data not available.