Children without health insurance by poverty level in Massachusetts

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Children: Under age 18

Poverty: Poverty status is defined by family; either everyone in the family is in poverty or no one in the family is in poverty. The official poverty definition uses money income before taxes and does not include capital gains or noncash benefits (such as public housing, Medicaid, and food stamps). In 2011, the FPL or Federal Poverty Level for a family of four was an annual income of approximately $22,350.

Data Source:

From the Mass. Center for Health Information and Analysis, "Massachusetts Health Insurance and Employer Survey Chartbook: Updates for 2011."


In some cases, what appear to be relatively large differences in estimates between years are not statistically significant. This arises because estimates based on small subgroups of the overall population have larger variances, making point estimates less precise.

Year-to-year differences in rates for the different income levels are not statistically significant. Difference between 2009 and 2010 for all children is statistically significant.