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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged >18 Years Without Health Insurance Coverage,* by Ethnicity --- United States and Counties Along the United States--Mexico Border, 2000--2003

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* Without insurance at the time of the interview.
Hispanic or non-Hispanic ethnicity of any race.
§ Counties within 100 km (62 miles) of the United States--Mexico border.
95% confidence interval.

During 2000--2003, Hispanic adults in the United States were more than twice as likely to be without health insurance than non-Hispanic adults. This disparity was even greater for Hispanics who lived along the U.S.--Mexico border, who were more than three times as likely as non-Hispanics to be without health insurance.

SOURCE: In-House National Health Interview Survey, 2000--2003. Available at http:www.cdc.gov/nchs.nhis.htm. Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

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Date last reviewed: 3/9/2006

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