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Children without health insurance by poverty level in United States

Children without health insurance by poverty level

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Why This Indicator Matters

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Definition and Source

PROVIDER

Definition

Children under age 19 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 2022, a family of two adults and two children fell in the poverty category if their annual income fell below $29,678. 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

PRB analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey table B27016.
 

Notes

S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points.

N.A. - Data not available.

Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts. Cities for which data are collected may change over time.

Use caution when comparing congressional districts over time. Congressional district boundaries may change between decennial censuses. Annual data for each congressional district refers to the boundaries for that district in that year.

A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at

Children without health insurance by poverty level.

Last Updated

November 2023