Percent of children under 18 with health insurance

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Definitions: Percent of children under 18 with health insurance coverage

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates, various years; Table B27001: HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE STATUS BY SEX BY AGE Universe: Civilian noninstutionalized population.

Technical Note:
Please note, the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates provide average characteristics aggregated over a 5-year period. The primary advantage of using multiyear estimates is the increased statistical reliability of the data for less populated areas and small population subgroups. However, 5-year estimates are less current than single year estimates (i.e., since they are derived from averages over five calendar years) and should not be compared to single year estimates. The Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap, such as comparing 2007-2011 with 2012-2016, which means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. Please see the ACS data use handbook for more information (https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2008/acs/ACSGeneralHandbook.pdf).   

A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at the link in the footnotes below.

Footnotes: Percent of children under 18 with health insurance .