Saturday, January 9, 2010

People without Health Insurance Coverage, by event and Ethnicity

After adjusting for age and sex, the percentage of uninsured persons at the moment of interviewed 30.4% Hispanic, 9.9% non-Hispanic white, and 17.0% non-Hispanic black. Hispanic persons were most likely to survive uninsured at the time of interview, followed by non-Hispanic black persons and non-Hispanic white persons.

A person was defined as uninsured if he or she did not include any private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), state-sponsored or other government-sponsored health plan, or military plan on the time of the interview.

A person was also defined as uninsured if he or she had only Indian Health Service exposure or had only a private plan that paid for one type of service such as accidents or dental care. Estimates are age-sex adjusted using the projected 2000 US population as the normal population and using three age groups: under 18 years, 18–64 years, and 65 years and over.
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