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Trends in Health Insurance and Access to Care
from 1997-2008

Tables 1-4 present trends in the percentage of persons 18-64 years of age with different types of health insurance coverage and with no coverage by quarter and employment status.  Estimates were derived from 12 years of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) over the period 1997 to June 2008.  Annual estimates are presented as well. Note that the standard errors associated with quarterly estimates for the  unemployed are relatively large, so caution should be used in making comparisons over time as apparent differences my be statistically insignificant.

 

Table 1. Percentages of persons 18-64 years of age who were uninsured at the time of interview, by interview quarter and employment status: United States, 1997–June 2008

 

Employment status1
  Employed Unemployed Not in workforce
Year, quarter Percent (standard error)
20082, First 6 months 17.6 (0.48) 51.6 (1.89) 19.9 (0.80)
20082, Quarter 1 17.6 (0.64) 57.4 (2.90) 19.1 (1.03)
20082, Quarter 2 17.6 (0.62) 47.0 (2.59) 20.7 (0.98)
2007, Annual 18.2 (0.31) 50.1 (1.58) 20.0 (0.58)
2007, Quarter 1 18.1 (0.66) 46.1 (3.12) 20.2 (1.08)
2007, Quarter 2 18.4 (0.61) 48.8 (2.58) 20.2 (0.98)
2007, Quarter 3 19.2 (0.84) 53.1 (3.62) 20.6 (1.30)
2007, Quarter 4 17.3 (0.58) 52.0 (2.91) 19.2 (1.05)
2006, Annual 18.7 (0.35) 51.9 (1.62) 20.0 (0.52)
2006, Quarter 1 18.1 (0.68) 52.5 (3.15) 19.8 (1.07)
2006, Quarter 2 17.6 (0.57) 51.5 (2.62) 21.6 (0.96)
2006, Quarter 3 20.4 (0.90) 50.5 (3.94) 20.4 (1.31)
2006, Quarter 4 18.7 (0.64) 53.1 (2.88) 18.1 (0.89)
2005, Annual 17.7 (0.29) 50.9 (1.29) 19.6 (0.41)
2005, Quarter 1 18.1 (0.66) 52.5 (2.84) 19.7 (0.88)
2005, Quarter 2 17.9 (0.54) 47.2 (2.39) 20.8 (0.86)
2005, Quarter 3 17.1 (0.51) 46.9 (2.37) 18.7 (0.79)
2005, Quarter 4 17.8 (0.58) 57.4 (2.49) 19.3 (0.85)
2004, Annual 17.5 (0.29) 52.9 (1.21) 20.1 (0.44)
2004, Quarter 1 17.2 (0.57) 57.7 (2.49) 21.4 (0.93)
2004, Quarter 2 16.6 (0.62) 52.8 (2.61) 19.3 (1.01)
2004, Quarter 3 18.0 (0.52) 47.8 (2.14) 19.0 (0.78)
2004, Quarter 4 18.2 (0.58) 52.8 (2.42) 20.6 (0.88)
2003, Annual 17.1 (0.29) 52.7 (1.22) 20.4 (0.44)
2003, Quarter 1 16.0 (0.57) 52.9 (2.44) 20.9 (0.90)
2003, Quarter 2 17.2 (0.67) 50.9 (2.76) 20.1 (0.99)
2003, Quarter 3 17.7 (0.52) 52.0 (2.25) 20.6 (0.84)
2003, Quarter 4 17.6 (0.60) 54.9 (2.59) 19.8 (0.96)
2002, Annual 16.5 (0.27) 50.0 (1.20) 20.4 (0.45)
2002, Quarter 1 15.9 (0.53) 55.5 (2.52) 20.4 (0.89)
2002, Quarter 2 16.7 (0.59) 45.7 (2.13) 19.6 (0.87)
2002, Quarter 3 16.5 (0.54) 49.0 (2.39) 22.1 (0.91)
2002, Quarter 4 16.9 (0.57) 49.6 (2.63) 19.6 (0.95)
2001, Annual 16.4 (0.26) 50.9 (1.32) 18.7 (0.43)
2001, Quarter 1 16.2 (0.56) 52.1 (3.10) 19.4 (0.92)
2001, Quarter 2 16.5 (0.52) 48.6 (2.51) 18.8 (0.85)
2001, Quarter 3 16.5 (0.52) 49.0 (2.76) 18.8 (0.88)
2001, Quarter 4 16.6 (0.52) 53.7 (2.43) 18.0 (0.84)
2000, Annual 16.7 (0.27) 50.7 (1.58) 21.7 (0.45)
2000, Quarter 1 16.5 (0.54) 52.2 (2.99) 22.1 (0.95)
2000, Quarter 2 16.4 (0.52) 53.1 (3.39) 22.5 (0.91)
2000, Quarter 3 16.6 (0.51) 47.0 (3.22) 21.6 (0.91)
2000, Quarter 4 17.2 (0.60) 50.5 (3.11) 20.5 (0.89)
1999, Annual 15.8 (0.26) 52.6 (1.59) 21.2 (0.44)
1999, Quarter 1 15.4 (0.54) 53.0 (3.21) 20.7 (0.97)
1999, Quarter 2 16.1 (0.50) 52.2 (3.30) 22.4 (0.85)
1999, Quarter 3 15.6 (0.48) 53.4 (3.12) 21.2 (0.93)
1999, Quarter 4 16.1 (0.52) 51.9 (3.34) 20.5 (0.85)
1998, Annual 16.2 (0.28) 49.5 (1.60) 21.8 (0.44)
1998, Quarter 1 15.4 (0.55) 54.5 (3.12) 22.2 (0.96)
1998, Quarter 2 16.5 (0.50) 45.5 (2.98) 21.9 (0.90)
1998, Quarter 3 15.7 (0.50) 45.6 (3.13) 21.8 (0.88)
1998, Quarter 4 17.0 (0.73) 52.3 (3.38) 21.3 (0.91)
1997, Annual 16.9 (0.25) 50.4 (1.44) 21.5 (0.44)
1997, Quarter 1 17.2 (0.50) 49.8 (2.74) 22.4 (0.93)
1997, Quarter 2 16.4 (0.48) 51.5 (2.63) 21.4 (0.86)
1997, Quarter 3 17.0 (0.52) 49.6 (2.77) 20.5 (0.87)
1997, Quarter 4 17.0 (0.55) 50.7 (2.91) 21.8 (0.91)

1 Employment status is assessed at the time of interview and is obtained for persons aged 18 years and over. In these tables it is presented only for persons aged 18–64 years. In 2001, the question used for coding employment status increased from four possible responses to five possible responses.

2 The 2008 health insurance estimates are being released prior to final data editing and final weighting, to provide access to the most recent information from NHIS. The resulting estimates for persons without health insurance are generally 0.1-0.3 percentage points lower than those based on the editing procedures used for the final data files. Occasionally, due to decisions made for the final data editing and weighting, estimates based on preliminary editing procedures may differ by more than 0.3 percentage points from estimates based on final files.

Notes: A person was defined as uninsured if he or she did not have any private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), state-sponsored or other government-sponsored health plan, or military plan. A person was also defined as uninsured if he or she had only Indian Health Service coverage or had only a private plan that paid for one type of service such as accidents or dental care.

Data source: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 1997–2008. Estimates for 2008 are based on data collected from January - June 2008. Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

 

Table 2. Percentages of persons 18-64 years of age who were insured at the time of interview, by interview quarter and employment status: United States, 1997–June 2008

 

Employment status1
  Employed Unemployed Not in workforce
Year, quarter Percent (standard error)
20082, First 6 months 82.4 (0.48) 48.4 (1.89) 80.1 (0.80)
20082, Quarter 1 82.4 (0.64) 42.6 (2.90) 80.9 (1.03)
20082, Quarter 2 82.4 (0.62) 53.0 (2.59) 79.3 (0.98)
2007, Annual 81.8 (0.31) 49.9 (1.58) 80.0 (0.58)
2007, Quarter 1 81.9 (0.66) 53.9 (3.12) 79.8 (1.08)
2007, Quarter 2 81.6 (0.61) 51.2 (2.58) 79.8 (0.98)
2007, Quarter 3 80.8 (0.84) 46.9 (3.62) 79.4 (1.30)
2007, Quarter 4 82.7 (0.58) 48.0 (2.91) 80.8 (1.05)
2006, Annual 81.3 (0.35) 48.1 (1.62) 80.0 (0.52)
2006, Quarter 1 81.9 (0.68) 47.5 (3.15) 80.2 (1.07)
2006, Quarter 2 82.4 (0.57) 48.5 (2.62) 78.4 (0.96)
2006, Quarter 3 79.6 (0.90) 49.5 (3.94) 79.6 (1.31)
2006, Quarter 4 81.3 (0.64) 46.9 (2.88) 81.9 (0.89)
2005, Annual 82.3 (0.29) 49.1 (1.29) 80.4 (0.41)
2005, Quarter 1 81.9 (0.66) 47.5 (2.84) 80.3 (0.88)
2005, Quarter 2 82.1 (0.54) 52.8 (2.39) 79.2 (0.86)
2005, Quarter 3 82.9 (0.51) 53.1 (2.37) 81.3 (0.79)
2005, Quarter 4 82.2 (0.58) 42.6 (2.49) 80.7 (0.85)
2004, Annual 82.5 (0.29) 47.1 (1.21) 79.9 (0.44)
2004, Quarter 1 82.8 (0.57) 42.3 (2.49) 78.6 (0.93)
2004, Quarter 2 83.4 (0.62) 47.2 (2.61) 80.7 (1.01)
2004, Quarter 3 82.0 (0.52) 52.2 (2.14) 81.0 (0.78)
2004, Quarter 4 81.8 (0.58) 47.2 (2.42) 79.4 (0.88)
2003, Annual 82.9 (0.29) 47.3 (1.22) 79.6 (0.44)
2003, Quarter 1 84.0 (0.57) 47.1 (2.44) 79.1 (0.90)
2003, Quarter 2 82.8 (0.67) 49.1 (2.76) 79.9 (0.99)
2003, Quarter 3 82.3 (0.52) 48.0 (2.25) 79.4 (0.84)
2003, Quarter 4 82.4 (0.60) 45.1 (2.59) 80.2 (0.96)
2002, Annual 83.5 (0.27) 50.0 (1.20) 79.6 (0.45)
2002, Quarter 1 84.1 (0.53) 44.5 (2.52) 79.6 (0.89)
2002, Quarter 2 83.3 (0.59) 54.3 (2.13) 80.4 (0.87)
2002, Quarter 3 83.5 (0.54) 51.0 (2.39) 77.9 (0.91)
2002, Quarter 4 83.1 (0.57) 50.4 (2.63) 80.4 (0.95)
2001, Annual 83.6 (0.26) 49.1 (1.32) 81.3 (0.43)
2001, Quarter 1 83.8 (0.56) 47.9 (3.10) 80.6 (0.92)
2001, Quarter 2 83.5 (0.52) 51.4 (2.51) 81.2 (0.85)
2001, Quarter 3 83.5 (0.52) 51.0 (2.76) 81.2 (0.88)
2001, Quarter 4 83.4 (0.52) 46.3 (2.43) 82.0 (0.84)
2000, Annual 83.3 (0.27) 49.3 (1.58) 78.3 (0.45)
2000, Quarter 1 83.5 (0.54) 47.8 (2.99) 77.9 (0.95)
2000, Quarter 2 83.6 (0.52) 46.9 (3.39) 77.5 (0.91)
2000, Quarter 3 83.4 (0.51) 53.0 (3.22) 78.4 (0.91)
2000, Quarter 4 82.8 (0.60) 49.5 (3.11) 79.5 (0.89)
1999, Annual 84.2 (0.26) 47.4 (1.59) 78.8 (0.44)
1999, Quarter 1 84.6 (0.54) 47.0 (3.21) 79.3 (0.97)
1999, Quarter 2 83.9 (0.50) 47.8 (3.30) 77.6 (0.85)
1999, Quarter 3 84.4 (0.48) 46.6 (3.12) 78.8 (0.93)
1999, Quarter 4 83.9 (0.52) 48.1 (3.34) 79.5 (0.85)
1998, Annual 83.8 (0.28) 50.5 (1.60) 78.2 (0.44)
1998, Quarter 1 84.6 (0.55) 45.5 (3.12) 77.8 (0.96)
1998, Quarter 2 83.5 (0.50) 54.5 (2.98) 78.1 (0.90)
1998, Quarter 3 84.3 (0.50) 54.4 (3.13) 78.2 (0.88)
1998, Quarter 4 83.0 (0.73) 47.7 (3.38) 78.7 (0.91)
1997, Annual 83.1 (0.25) 49.6 (1.44) 78.5 (0.44)
1997, Quarter 1 82.8 (0.50) 50.2 (2.74) 77.6 (0.93)
1997, Quarter 2 83.6 (0.48) 48.5 (2.63) 78.6 (0.86)
1997, Quarter 3 83.0 (0.52) 50.4 (2.77) 79.5 (0.87)
1997, Quarter 4 83.0 (0.55) 49.3 (2.91) 78.2 (0.91)

1 Employment status is assessed at the time of interview and is obtained for persons aged 18 years and over. In these tables it is presented only for persons aged 18–64 years. In 2001, the question used for coding employment status increased from four possible responses to five possible responses.

2 The 2008 health insurance estimates are being released prior to final data editing and final weighting, to provide access to the most recent information from NHIS. The resulting estimates for persons without health insurance are generally 0.1-0.3 percentage points lower than those based on the editing procedures used for the final data files. Occasionally, due to decisions made for the final data editing and weighting, estimates based on preliminary editing procedures may differ by more than 0.3 percentage points from estimates based on final files.

Note: A person was defined as insured if he or she had any private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), state-sponsored or other government-sponsored health plan, or military plan. A person was defined as uninsured if he or she had only Indian Health Service coverage or had only a private plan that paid for one type of service such as accidents or dental care.

Data source: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 1997–2008. Estimates for 2008 are based on data collected from January - June 2008. Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

 

Table 3. Percentages of persons 18-64 years of age who were covered by private insurance at the time of interview, by interview quarter and employment status: United States, 1997–June 2008

 

Employment status1
  Employed Unemployed Not in workforce
Year, quarter Percent (standard error)
20082, First 6 months 77.5 (0.56) 29.3 (1.76) 50.6 (1.21)
20082, Quarter 1 77.5 (0.74) 24.7 (2.79) 51.1 (1.91)
20082, Quarter 2 77.5 (0.73) 33.0 (2.39) 50.0 (1.37)
2007, Annual 77.3 (0.36) 31.6 (1.46) 53.6 (0.85)
2007, Quarter 1 77.3 (0.76) 32.1 (3.00) 52.0 (1.73)
2007, Quarter 2 77.1 (0.69) 31.7 (2.62) 53.6 (1.37)
2007, Quarter 3 76.3 (0.99) 30.7 (3.14) 53.0 (1.95)
2007, Quarter 4 78.3 (0.67) 32.0 (2.86) 55.6 (1.71)
2006, Annual 76.8 (0.39) 29.6 (1.56) 53.0 (0.78)
2006, Quarter 1 77.7 (0.74) 30.3 (3.05) 52.6 (1.53)
2006, Quarter 2 77.9 (0.64) 28.2 (2.41) 52.5 (1.37)
2006, Quarter 3 75.2 (1.03) 31.3 (3.99) 51.2 (2.00)
2006, Quarter 4 76.5 (0.72) 28.5 (2.57) 55.6 (1.37)
2005, Annual 78.0 (0.31) 31.3 (1.23) 56.6 (0.64)
2005, Quarter 1 78.1 (0.73) 28.0 (2.46) 55.4 (1.38)
2005, Quarter 2 78.0 (0.60) 36.5 (2.50) 56.0 (1.23)
2005, Quarter 3 78.3 (0.59) 32.8 (2.43) 57.6 (1.28)
2005, Quarter 4 77.7 (0.63) 27.9 (2.22) 57.4 (1.25)
2004, Annual 78.7 (0.32) 30.4 (1.17) 56.6 (0.69)
2004, Quarter 1 79.1 (0.66) 28.9 (2.30) 56.8 (1.40)
2004, Quarter 2 79.6 (0.68) 30.7 (2.51) 57.9 (1.40)
2004, Quarter 3 78.5 (0.59) 33.8 (2.23) 56.7 (1.25)
2004, Quarter 4 77.6 (0.63) 28.1 (2.26) 55.0 (1.30)
2003, Annual 79.3 (0.31) 32.1 (1.16) 56.5 (0.68)
2003, Quarter 1 80.9 (0.63) 32.9 (2.27) 57.0 (1.29)
2003, Quarter 2 79.4 (0.72) 35.9 (2.72) 57.3 (1.36)
2003, Quarter 3 78.6 (0.58) 29.6 (2.09) 56.0 (1.26)
2003, Quarter 4 78.6 (0.66) 30.3 (2.42) 55.8 (1.48)
2002, Annual 80.2 (0.29) 35.2 (1.17) 56.4 (0.71)
2002, Quarter 1 80.9 (0.60) 33.9 (2.46) 55.8 (1.35)
2002, Quarter 2 80.1 (0.63) 37.5 (2.23) 58.2 (1.22)
2002, Quarter 3 80.2 (0.58) 34.2 (2.27) 53.5 (1.47)
2002, Quarter 4 79.7 (0.61) 35.2 (2.53) 57.9 (1.49)
2001, Annual 80.4 (0.29) 34.3 (1.29) 59.0 (0.63)
2001, Quarter 1 80.6 (0.61) 30.5 (2.90) 58.2 (1.39)
2001, Quarter 2 80.3 (0.57) 38.6 (2.53) 60.0 (1.20)
2001, Quarter 3 80.5 (0.57) 37.3 (2.78) 58.0 (1.32)
2001, Quarter 4 80.1 (0.56) 30.5 (2.30) 59.9 (1.34)
2000, Annual 80.6 (0.29) 35.0 (1.56) 58.1 (0.62)
2000, Quarter 1 81.2 (0.58) 31.9 (3.06) 58.8 (1.27)
2000, Quarter 2 81.0 (0.57) 31.1 (3.14) 56.8 (1.23)
2000, Quarter 3 80.2 (0.56) 41.0 (3.22) 57.8 (1.23)
2000, Quarter 4 80.1 (0.64) 35.8 (3.29) 59.1 (1.29)
1999, Annual 81.6 (0.28) 32.9 (1.58) 58.7 (0.64)
1999, Quarter 1 82.0 (0.59) 33.1 (3.25) 59.5 (1.31)
1999, Quarter 2 81.3 (0.55) 32.6 (3.14) 57.2 (1.19)
1999, Quarter 3 81.7 (0.53) 33.8 (3.10) 58.0 (1.30)
1999, Quarter 4 81.3 (0.56) 32.0 (3.21) 59.9 (1.29)
1998, Annual 81.2 (0.30) 33.9 (1.57) 57.4 (0.62)
1998, Quarter 1 82.3 (0.60) 32.4 (3.04) 56.4 (1.33)
1998, Quarter 2 80.2 (0.55) 34.7 (3.10) 56.5 (1.34)
1998, Quarter 3 81.6 (0.55) 38.5 (3.11) 58.0 (1.24)
1998, Quarter 4 80.5 (0.76) 29.6 (3.15) 58.5 (1.31)
1997, Annual 80.4 (0.27) 31.3 (1.30) 56.0 (0.62)
1997, Quarter 1 80.2 (0.56) 33.0 (2.65) 55.9 (1.27)
1997, Quarter 2 80.7 (0.53) 29.2 (2.40) 54.4 (1.33)
1997, Quarter 3 80.3 (0.56) 34.2 (2.69) 57.4 (1.21)
1997, Quarter 4 80.3 (0.59) 28.6 (2.92) 56.2 (1.28)

1 Employment status is assessed at the time of interview and is obtained for persons aged 18 years and over. In these tables it is presented only for persons aged 18–64 years. In 2001, the question used for coding employment status increased from four possible responses to five possible responses.

2 The 2008 health insurance estimates are being released prior to final data editing and final weighting, to provide access to the most recent information from NHIS. The resulting estimates for persons without health insurance are generally 0.1-0.3 percentage points lower than those based on the editing procedures used for the final data files. Occasionally, due to decisions made for the final data editing and weighting, estimates based on preliminary editing procedures may differ by more than 0.3 percentage points from estimates based on final files.

Note: The category “private coverage” excludes plans that paid for only one type of service such as accidents or dental care. "Private coverage" also includes persons covered thru TRICARE. A small number of persons were covered by both public and private plans and, thus, were included in both categories.

Data source: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 1997–2008. Estimates for 2008 are based on data collected from January - June 2008. Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

 

Table 4. Percentages of persons 18-64 years of age who were covered by public coverage at the time of interview, by interview quarter and employment status: United States, 1997–June 2008

 

Employment status1
  Employed Unemployed Not in workforce
Year, quarter Percent (standard error)
20082, First 6 months 6.8 (0.30) 20.5 (1.59) 35.0 (1.02)
20082, Quarter 1 6.7 (0.41) 19.5 (2.37) 34.8 (1.68)
20082, Quarter 2 7.0 (0.38) 21.2 (1.90) 35.2 (1.09)
2007, Annual 4.9 (0.17) 18.7 (1.16) 29.6 (0.72)
2007, Quarter 1 5.1 (0.33) 22.9 (2.36) 30.8 (1.42)
2007, Quarter 2 4.8 (0.30) 19.6 (2.19) 30.0 (1.20)
2007, Quarter 3 5.1 (0.42) 16.1 (2.40) 29.7 (1.63)
2007, Quarter 4 4.8 (0.29) 16.3 (2.15) 27.9 (1.26)
2006, Annual 4.9 (0.16) 19.2 (1.17) 30.5 (0.68)
2006, Quarter 1 4.8 (0.29) 18.0 (2.29) 30.5 (1.27)
2006, Quarter 2 4.9 (0.27) 21.4 (2.15) 29.3 (1.12)
2006, Quarter 3 4.8 (0.41) 18.3 (2.89) 32.2 (1.71)
2006, Quarter 4 5.2 (0.30) 19.1 (2.10) 30.1 (1.15)
2005, Annual 4.6 (0.13) 17.9 (0.97) 27.4 (0.54)
2005, Quarter 1 4.4 (0.26) 19.6 (2.25) 28.5 (1.13)
2005, Quarter 2 4.4 (0.24) 16.3 (1.68) 27.3 (1.01)
2005, Quarter 3 5.0 (0.27) 20.5 (1.89) 27.5 (1.02)
2005, Quarter 4 4.9 (0.25) 14.8 (1.79) 26.3 (1.01)
2004, Annual 4.2 (0.13) 17.0 (0.92) 26.7 (0.59)
2004, Quarter 1 4.2 (0.28) 13.8 (1.60) 25.0 (1.08)
2004, Quarter 2 4.2 (0.26) 16.7 (1.97) 26.3 (1.21)
2004, Quarter 3 3.9 (0.21) 18.4 (1.78) 27.9 (1.06)
2004, Quarter 4 4.6 (0.25) 19.7 (2.12) 27.6 (1.09)
2003, Annual 4.0 (0.12) 15.8 (0.87) 26.7 (0.58)
2003, Quarter 1 3.7 (0.23) 14.9 (1.81) 25.8 (1.10)
2003, Quarter 2 3.9 (0.26) 13.2 (1.81) 26.8 (1.08)
2003, Quarter 3 4.2 (0.25) 19.4 (1.68) 26.9 (1.06)
2003, Quarter 4 4.3 (0.23) 15.4 (1.60) 27.3 (1.18)
2002, Annual 3.7 (0.12) 15.4 (0.83) 26.7 (0.57)
2002, Quarter 1 3.7 (0.25) 11.3 (1.35) 27.5 (1.20)
2002, Quarter 2 3.7 (0.24) 17.6 (1.80) 26.1 (1.03)
2002, Quarter 3 3.6 (0.22) 17.2 (1.88) 27.6 (1.21)
2002, Quarter 4 3.8 (0.23) 15.5 (1.71) 25.6 (1.19)
2001, Annual 3.6 (0.11) 15.2 (1.00) 25.8 (0.58)
2001, Quarter 1 3.6 (0.24) 17.6 (2.94) 25.7 (1.13)
2001, Quarter 2 3.7 (0.22) 13.5 (1.68) 25.3 (1.03)
2001, Quarter 3 3.4 (0.21) 14.1 (1.74) 26.6 (1.15)
2001, Quarter 4 3.8 (0.23) 15.9 (1.62) 25.6 (1.18)
2000, Annual 3.1 (0.10) 15.2 (1.14) 23.7 (0.51)
2000, Quarter 1 2.8 (0.20) 16.6 (2.26) 22.7 (1.02)
2000, Quarter 2 3.0 (0.20) 16.7 (2.58) 23.6 (0.95)
2000, Quarter 3 3.6 (0.23) 12.4 (2.27) 23.9 (0.97)
2000, Quarter 4 3.1 (0.19) 14.9 (2.15) 24.5 (1.05)
1999, Annual 3.1 (0.10) 15.4 (1.18) 23.5 (0.52)
1999, Quarter 1 3.1 (0.22) 14.7 (2.35) 23.7 (1.02)
1999, Quarter 2 3.1 (0.19) 16.1 (2.44) 24.5 (1.00)
1999, Quarter 3 3.1 (0.20) 13.2 (2.01) 24.0 (0.98)
1999, Quarter 4 3.0 (0.21) 17.7 (2.56) 21.9 (1.01)
1998, Annual 3.3 (0.11) 17.0 (1.22) 24.1 (0.51)
1998, Quarter 1 3.1 (0.22) 13.6 (2.11) 25.0 (1.03)
1998, Quarter 2 3.7 (0.24) 20.1 (2.70) 25.0 (1.18)
1998, Quarter 3 3.1 (0.21) 16.3 (2.27) 23.2 (0.95)
1998, Quarter 4 3.1 (0.21) 18.7 (2.67) 23.1 (0.98)
1997, Annual 3.4 (0.10) 19.2 (1.15) 26.3 (0.54)
1997, Quarter 1 3.4 (0.20) 17.8 (2.14) 25.1 (1.10)
1997, Quarter 2 3.4 (0.21) 20.3 (2.19) 27.8 (1.28)
1997, Quarter 3 3.4 (0.20) 17.6 (2.06) 26.5 (1.02)
1997, Quarter 4 3.5 (0.22) 21.4 (2.63) 25.7 (1.02)

1 Employment status is assessed at the time of interview and is obtained for persons aged 18 years and over. In these tables it is presented only for persons aged 18–64 years. In 2001, the question used for coding employment status increased from four possible responses to five possible responses.

2 The 2008 health insurance estimates are being released prior to final data editing and final weighting, to provide access to the most recent information from NHIS. The resulting estimates for persons without health insurance are generally 0.1-0.3 percentage points lower than those based on the editing procedures used for the final data files. Occasionally, due to decisions made for the final data editing and weighting, estimates based on preliminary editing procedures may differ by more than 0.3 percentage points from estimates based on final files.

Note: The category “public coverage” includes Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), state-sponsored or other government-sponsored health plan, Medicare (disability), Veterans Administration (VA) and CHAMP-VA. A small number of persons were covered by both public and private plans and were included in both categories. For 2008, this category also includes persons covered by TRICARE, therefore caution should be used in comparing these estimates with prior years.

Data source: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 1997–2008. Estimates for 2008 are based on data collected from January - June 2008. Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

 

 
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