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NHIS Health Insurance Coverage Estimates - Table A

Table A. Percentage of persons with hospital insurance and surgical insurance by age group: United States, 1959, 1963, and 1968
Hospital insurance Surgical insurance
Percent (standard error)
Year All ages Under 65 years 65 years and over All ages Under 65 years 65 years and over
July-December 1959 67.1 (0.4)69.1 (0.4)46.1 (1.4)62.0 (0.4)64.4 (0.4)37.1 (1.3)
July 1962-June 1963 70.7 (0.2)72.3 (0.2)54.2 (0.6)66.2 (0.2)68.3 (0.2)46.2 (0.6)
1968 80.8 (0.36)79.3 (0.39)96.0 (0.21)79.4 (0.36)77.8 (0.39)94.6 (0.25)

Sources: The July-December 1959 estimates are extracted from U.S. National Health Survey. Interim report on health insurance, United States, July-December 1959; Series B No. 26. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, 1960, tables 19, 24, 30. Approximate standard errors are from appendix I table I-I. The July 1962-June 1963 estimates are extracted from National Center for Health Statistics. Health insurance coverage, United States, July 1962-June 1963. Vital and health statistics, Series 10 no. 11, 1964, estimates calculated from numbers in table 6. Percents calculated from numbers in table 6, standard errors estimated by multiplying relative standard errors in appendix I figure by percentages. The estimates for 1968 are based on CDC/NCHS, 1968 National Health Interview Survey, health insurance supplement.

These estimates may be revised in the future as further analyses are completed.

 
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