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Medicaid recipients age birth to 20 in North Dakota

Medicaid recipients age birth to 20

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Why This Indicator Matters

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Definition and Source



This indicator represents the number of persons ages 0 through 20 who are recipients of Medicaid. Medicaid is a federally funded entitlement program available to eligible children based upon need. It is designed to assist individuals and families who do not have enough income to obtain health care. Medicaid is authorized by Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the federal Social Security Act. Medicaid differs from Medicare, which is a federally funded program for the elderly and disabled only.

The denominator for the percentage is the total population ages 0 through 20 in respective geographic areas.

Data Source

Numerator: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Decision Support Services,
Denominator: U.S. Census Bureau, Decennial Census and Intercensal estimates which are obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, "U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories," 


GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect the child’s place of residence.
DATE - State Fiscal Year (July 1 - June 30).
NOTES -  Data for state fiscal year 2020 and 2021 is not reported for four counties in the Dakota Central area (Mercer, McLean, Oliver, and Sheridan), as these counties had data matched to county of service rather than county of residence. 

Last Updated

March 2024