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QuickStats: Percentage of Persons Aged <65 Years Without Health Insurance, by Age Group and Number of Uninsured Months --- United States, 2003

 

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Among the 16.5% of persons aged <65 years who were without health insurance at the time of the interview, approximately one fourth had never had health insurance, and an additional one fourth had been without health insurance for >36 months. Being without health insurance for a lengthy period is associated with less access to preventive health-care services and decreased continuity of care for chronic conditions.

SOURCE: Schiller JS, Adams PF, Coriaty Nelson Z. Summary health statistics for the U.S. population: National Health Interview Survey, 2003. Vital Health Stat 2005;10(224): In press. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_224.pdf.

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Date last reviewed: 4/21/2005

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