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Health insurance coverage by coverage status, type, selected characteristics, and age, January-June 2012

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Table 1. Health insurance coverage status, coverage type, and selected characteristics, for persons of all ages, January–June 2012

Table 2. Health insurance coverage status, coverage type, and selected characteristics, for persons aged 0–18, January–June 2012

Table 3. Health insurance coverage status, coverage type, and selected characteristics, for persons aged 19–64, January–June 2012

Table 4. Health insurance coverage status, coverage type, and selected characteristics, for persons aged 65 and over, January–June 2012


Table 1. Health insurance coverage status, coverage type, and selected characteristics, for persons of all ages, January–June 2012
Health insurance coverage status and type
Total Private1 Medicaid/CHIP2 Medicare Uninsured3
Number of persons in millions Percent (standard error) of persons
307.9 60.3 (0.62) 16.4 (0.38) 14.9 (0.28) 14.6 (0.37)
Selected characteristic Percent distribution of characteristic (standard error)
Sex
Male 48.9 (0.21) 49.0 (0.28) 44.3 (0.52) 44.4 (0.53) 53.7 (0.55)
Female 51.1 (0.21) 51.0 (0.28) 55.7 (0.52) 55.6 (0.53) 46.3 (0.55)
Poverty status4
Poor 14.7 (0.47) 4.0 (0.34) 46.7 (1.13) 11.1 (0.54) 27.4 (1.00)
Near poor 19.2 (0.45) 11.2 (0.39) 33.2 (1.03) 24.2 (0.78) 33.6 (0.98)
Not poor 66.0 (0.72) 84.8 (0.52) 20.1 (0.88) 64.7 (0.98) 39.0 (1.15)
Race/ethnicity
Hispanic 16.9 (0.66) 10.3 (0.47) 29.3 (1.25) 7.6 (0.65) 33.5 (1.36)
Non-Hispanic
White, single race 63.6 (0.78) 73.4 (0.69) 40.6 (1.33) 77.6 (0.95) 46.1 (1.27)
Black, single race 11.9 (0.50) 8.6 (0.41) 21.7 (1.18) 9.9 (0.59) 13.3 (0.80)
Other races and multiple races 7.6 (0.29) 7.7 (0.35) 8.4 (0.59) 4.8 (0.36) 7.1 (0.59)
Current health status
Excellent or very good 65.6 (0.44) 72.1 (0.46) 58.5 (0.89) 39.5 (0.80) 59.0 (0.91)
Good 24.3 (0.35) 21.8 (0.38) 26.1 (0.78) 33.3 (0.63) 28.5 (0.74)
Fair or poor 10.1 (0.20) 6.1 (0.19) 15.4 (0.54) 27.2 (0.72) 12.5 (0.50)
Place of residence5
Large MSA 54.4 (1.39) 56.0 (1.52) 52.2 (1.77) 47.9 (1.63) 52.9 (1.83)
Small MSA 29.8 (1.43) 29.7 (1.53) 29.5 (1.83) 31.1 (1.65) 28.7 (1.77)
Not in MSA 15.8 (0.81) 14.3 (0.80) 18.3 (1.23) 21.0 (1.15) 18.4 (1.36)

1Excludes plans that paid for only one type of service, such as accidents or dental care. A small number of persons were covered by both public and private plans and were included in both categories.

2Includes persons covered by other public programs.

3Defined as a person without 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.

4Based on family income and family size, using the U.S. Census Bureau’s poverty thresholds. “Poor” persons are defined as those below the poverty threshold; “near poor” persons have incomes of 100% to less than 200% of the poverty threshold; and “not poor” persons have incomes of 200% of the poverty threshold or greater. The percentage of respondents with unknown poverty status was 11.3% in the first two quarters of 2012.

5MSA is metropolitan statistical area. Large MSAs have a population size of 1,000,000 or more; small MSAs have a population size of less than 1,000,000. "Not in MSA" consists of persons not living in a metropolitan statistical area.

NOTES: The private, Medicaid/CHIP, and Medicare categories are not mutually exclusive, and a person may be counted in more than one category. These 2012 health insurance estimates are being released prior to final data editing and final weighting, to provide access to the most recent information from the National Health Interview Survey. 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. The estimates for "Medicaid/CHIP" and "Medicare" are lower than estimates that will be produced from the final files. The estimates for 2012 are based on data collected from January through June. Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Family Core component.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: This publication is a product of the NHIS Early Release Program. This table was produced by Robin A. Cohen of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics.

Table 2. Health insurance coverage status, coverage type, and selected characteristics, for persons aged 0–18, January–June 2012
Health insurance coverage status and type
Total Private1 Medicaid/CHIP2 Medicare Uninsured3
Number of persons in millions Percent (standard error) of persons
78.0 53.7 (0.98) 37.0 (0.94) 0.4 (0.08) 7.0 (0.41)
Selected characteristic Percent distribution of characteristic (standard error)
Sex
Male 51.2 (0.50) 51.7 (0.72) 50.4 (0.70) 48.9 (6.86) 50.5 (1.97)
Female 48.8 (0.50) 48.3 (0.72) 49.6 (0.70) 51.1 (6.86) 49.5 (1.97)
Poverty status4
Poor 20.8 (0.78) 3.7 (0.42) 47.7 (1.38) 41.6 (9.98) 24.5 (2.56)
Near poor 22.5 (0.69) 12.8 (0.72) 35.7 (1.31) *35.3 (11.01) 34.2 (2.74)
Not poor 56.7 (1.08) 83.5 (0.86) 16.7 (0.93) *23.0 (9.35) 41.4 (3.21)
Race/ethnicity
Hispanic 23.6 (0.92) 13.3 (0.73) 34.8 (1.51) 41.5 (8.38) 41.0 (2.80)
Non-Hispanic
White, single race 53.8 (0.99) 69.0 (0.99) 35.7 (1.51) *25.6 (8.60) 39.0 (2.69)
Black, single race 13.4 (0.63) 8.0 (0.51) 21.7 (1.28) *30.8 (8.09) 9.8 (1.39)
Other races and multiple races 9.1 (0.46) 9.8 (0.64) 7.8 (0.66) 10.2 (1.60)
Current health status
Excellent or very good 82.3 (0.66) 88.1 (0.66) 73.0 (1.07) 81.4 (6.27) 83.4 (1.91)
Good 15.6 (0.63) 10.9 (0.64) 23.1 (1.00) *14.5 (6.11) 14.3 (1.77)
Fair or poor 2.1 (0.17) 0.9 (0.15) 3.9 (0.33) 2.3 (0.69)
Place of residence5
Large MSA 54.8 (1.64) 58.0 (1.94) 51.4 (1.97) 59.1 (9.65) 51.9 (3.48)
Small MSA 29.9 (1.66) 29.0 (1.91) 30.0 (2.00) 35.5 (9.39) 30.8 (3.41)
Not in MSA 15.3 (0.92) 12.9 (0.94) 18.6 (1.39) 17.3 (2.38)

* Estimate has a relative standard error greater than 30% and less than or equal to 50% and should be used with caution as it does not meet standards of reliability or precision.

† Estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50%, and is not shown.

1Excludes plans that paid for only one type of service, such as accidents or dental care. A small number of persons were covered by both public and private plans and were included in both categories.

2Includes persons covered by other public programs.

3Defined as a person without 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.

4Based on family income and family size, using the U.S. Census Bureau’s poverty thresholds. “Poor” persons are defined as those below the poverty threshold; “near poor” persons have incomes of 100% to less than 200% of the poverty threshold; and “not poor” persons have incomes of 200% of the poverty threshold or greater. The percentage of respondents with unknown poverty status was 11.3% in the first two quarters of 2012.

5MSA is metropolitan statistical area. Large MSAs have a population size of 1,000,000 or more; small MSAs have a population size of less than 1,000,000. "Not in MSA" consists of persons not living in a metropolitan statistical area.

NOTES: The private, Medicaid/CHIP, and Medicare categories are not mutually exclusive, and a person may be counted in more than one category. These 2012 health insurance estimates are being released prior to final data editing and final weighting, to provide access to the most recent information from the National Health Interview Survey. 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. The estimates for "Medicaid/CHIP" and "Medicare" are lower than estimates that will be produced from the final files. The estimates for 2012 are based on data collected from January through June. Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Family Core component.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: This publication is a product of the NHIS Early Release Program. This table was produced by Robin A. Cohen of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics.

Table 3. Health insurance coverage status, coverage type, and selected characteristics, for persons aged 19–64, January–June 2012
Health insurance coverage status and type
Total Private1 Medicaid/CHIP2 Medicare Uninsured3
Number of persons in millions Percent (standard error) of persons
188.5 64.9 (0.62) 9.8 (0.27) 3.3 (0.14) 20.8 (0.50)
Selected characteristic Percent distribution of characteristic (standard error)
Sex
Male 48.9 (0.27) 49.0 (0.32) 36.5 (0.90) 48.4 (1.60) 54.1 (0.55)
Female 51.1 (0.27) 51.0 (0.32) 63.5 (0.90) 51.6 (1.60) 45.9 (0.55)
Poverty status4
Poor 13.7 (0.47) 4.2 (0.45) 47.0 (1.35) 31.3 (1.91) 27.8 (0.92)
Near poor 17.2 (0.41) 9.7 (0.37) 29.5 (1.11) 32.7 (1.80) 33.5 (0.92)
Not poor 69.1 (0.67) 86.1 (0.57) 23.5 (1.16) 36.0 (2.04) 38.7 (1.05)
Race/ethnicity
Hispanic 16.3 (0.63) 10.5 (0.48) 21.5 (1.06) 10.7 (0.95) 32.4 (1.34)
Non-Hispanic
White, single race 64.2 (0.76) 72.6 (0.69) 46.6 (1.61) 64.4 (1.77) 47.1 (1.28)
Black, single race 12.0 (0.50) 9.2 (0.43) 22.8 (1.38) 19.2 (1.78) 13.8 (0.81)
Other races and multiple races 7.5 (0.30) 7.6 (0.33) 9.0 (0.90) 5.8 (0.71) 6.6 (0.51)
Current health status
Excellent or very good 63.5 (0.48) 70.9 (0.52) 41.2 (1.15) 13.5 (1.16) 55.8 (0.87)
Good 25.7 (0.38) 23.4 (0.46) 30.3 (0.96) 26.8 (1.58) 30.5 (0.75)
Fair or poor 10.7 (0.26) 5.7 (0.21) 28.5 (0.99) 59.7 (1.79) 13.8 (0.53)
Place of residence5
Large MSA 54.4 (1.36) 57.1 (1.48) 53.5 (1.92) 46.6 (2.44) 53.0 (1.77)
Small MSA 29.6 (1.41) 29.5 (1.50) 29.7 (2.01) 29.7 (2.30) 28.5 (1.69)
Not in MSA 14.9 (0.81) 13.4 (0.81) 16.8 (1.34) 23.7 (1.99) 18.5 (1.35)

1Excludes plans that paid for only one type of service, such as accidents or dental care. A small number of persons were covered by both public and private plans and were included in both categories.

2Includes persons covered by other public programs.

3Defined as a person without 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.

4Based on family income and family size, using the U.S. Census Bureau’s poverty thresholds. “Poor” persons are defined as those below the poverty threshold; “near poor” persons have incomes of 100% to less than 200% of the poverty threshold; and “not poor” persons have incomes of 200% of the poverty threshold or greater. The percentage of respondents with unknown poverty status was 11.3% in the first two quarters of 2012.

5MSA is metropolitan statistical area. Large MSAs have a population size of 1,000,000 or more; small MSAs have a population size of less than 1,000,000. "Not in MSA" consists of persons not living in a metropolitan statistical area.

NOTES: The private, Medicaid/CHIP, and Medicare categories are not mutually exclusive, and a person may be counted in more than one category. These 2012 health insurance estimates are being released prior to final data editing and final weighting, to provide access to the most recent information from the National Health Interview Survey. 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. The estimates for "Medicaid/CHIP" and "Medicare" are lower than estimates that will be produced from the final files. The estimates for 2012 are based on data collected from January through June. Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Family Core component.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: This publication is a product of the NHIS Early Release Program. This table was produced by Robin A. Cohen of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics.

Table 4. Health insurance coverage status, coverage type, and selected characteristics, for persons aged 65 and over, January–June 2012
Health insurance coverage status and type
Total Private1 Medicaid/CHIP2 Medicare Uninsured3
Number of persons in millions Percent (standard error) of persons
41.4 51.7 (1.07) 7.6 (0.53) 94.3 (0.36) 0.9 (0.12)
Selected characteristic Percent distribution of characteristic (standard error)
Sex
Male 44.0 (0.56) 44.3 (0.73) 33.8 (2.60) 43.7 (0.58) 56.9 (6.35)
Female 56.0 (0.56) 55.7 (0.73) 66.2 (2.60) 56.3 (0.58) 43.1 (6.35)
Poverty status4
Poor 7.8 (0.47) 2.9 (0.39) 35.7 (2.85) 7.5 (0.45) 24.6 (6.74)
Near poor 22.5 (0.78) 17.2 (1.03) 32.7 (2.55) 22.7 (0.81) 36.7 (6.96)
Not poor 69.7 (0.95) 79.8 (1.09) 31.6 (3.13) 69.8 (0.96) 38.7 (8.38)
Race/ethnicity
Hispanic 7.3 (0.69) 3.3 (0.40) 24.2 (3.05) 6.9 (0.70) 34.0 (6.27)
Non-Hispanic
White, single race 79.2 (0.95) 86.4 (0.85) 50.4 (3.31) 80.2 (0.97) 47.2 (7.38)
Black, single race 8.5 (0.55) 6.3 (0.58) 15.5 (1.86) 8.3 (0.55) *10.9 (3.84)
Other races and multiple races 5.0 (0.39) 3.9 (0.51) 9.9 (1.19) 4.7 (0.40) *7.9 (3.35)
Current health status
Excellent or very good 43.6 (0.83) 47.8 (1.08) 25.7 (2.21) 43.3 (0.87) 42.1 (7.74)
Good 34.3 (0.65) 34.3 (0.94) 29.3 (2.26) 34.5 (0.68) 28.9 (6.82)
Fair or poor 22.2 (0.63) 17.9 (0.83) 44.9 (2.32) 22.2 (0.66) 29.0 (6.27)
Place of residence5
Large MSA 48.8 (1.69) 46.0 (2.03) 52.2 (3.73) 48.0 (1.72) 62.0 (6.60)
Small MSA 30.7 (1.70) 32.2 (2.02) 24.5 (3.24) 31.3 (1.73) 16.1 (4.80)
Not in MSA 20.4 (1.13) 21.8 (1.37) 23.3 (3.02) 20.7 (1.17) 21.9 (5.57)

* Estimate has a relative standard error of greater than 30% and less than or equal to 50% and should be used with caution as it does not meet standards of reliability or precision.

1Excludes plans that paid for only one type of service, such as accidents or dental care. A small number of persons were covered by both public and private plans and were included in both categories.

2Includes persons covered by other public programs.

3Defined as a person without 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.

4Based on family income and family size, using the U.S. Census Bureau’s poverty thresholds. “Poor” persons are defined as those below the poverty threshold; “near poor” persons have incomes of 100% to less than 200% of the poverty threshold; and “not poor” persons have incomes of 200% of the poverty threshold or greater. The percentage of respondents with unknown poverty status was 11.3% in the first two quarters of 2012.

5MSA is metropolitan statistical area. Large MSAs have a population size of 1,000,000 or more; small MSAs have a population size of less than 1,000,000. "Not in MSA" consists of persons not living in a metropolitan statistical area.

NOTES: The private, Medicaid/CHIP, and Medicare categories are not mutually exclusive, and a person may be counted in more than one category. These 2012 health insurance estimates are being released prior to final data editing and final weighting, to provide access to the most recent information from the National Health Interview Survey. 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. The estimates for "Medicaid/CHIP" and "Medicare" are lower than estimates that will be produced from the final files. The estimates for 2012 are based on data collected from January through June. Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Family Core component.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: This publication is a product of the NHIS Early Release Program. This table was produced by Robin A. Cohen of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics.

 
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