Children without health insurance by poverty level

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Data Provided By National KIDS COUNT

Definitions: Children under age 18 not covered by any health insurance by poverty level.
The data are based on health insurance coverage at the time of the survey; interviews are conducted throughout the calendar year. Children receiving health insurance through a variety of State Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP) are counted as having health insurance.

The federal poverty definition consists of a series of thresholds based on family size and composition. In calendar year 2016, a family of two adults and two children fell in the “poverty” category if their annual income fell below $24,339. Poverty status is not determined for people in military barracks, institutional quarters, or for unrelated individuals under age 15 (such as foster children).  Poverty data are based on income received in the 12 months prior to the survey.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 American Community Survey.

These data are derived from data available in American Fact Finder table B27016 (
The data for this measure come from the 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Beginning in January 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau expanded the ACS sample to 3 million households (full implementation), and in January 2006 the ACS included group quarters. The ACS, fully implemented, is designed to provide annually updated social, economic, and housing data for states and communities. (Such local-area data have traditionally been collected once every ten years in the long form of the decennial census.)

Footnotes: Updated September 2017. 
S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points. 
N.A. – Data not available. 
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Children without health insurance by poverty level.