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Health Insurance Statistics

Preliminary Health Insurance Estimates

The Early Release Program of the NHIS provides analytic reports and preliminary microdata files on an expedited schedule. The online report Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey is published quarterly and provides detailed estimates of health insurance coverage by selected demographic characteristics. The first report for each data collection year is released in August/September and is based on NHIS data from the previous January through March. Each of the three subsequent quarterly reports is based respectively on an additional three months of data. In addition, other online Early Release health insurance tabulations may be released throughout the years.

Preliminary estimates at the national and regional level

Tables with additional quarterly estimates at the national level

 

Final Annual Estimates at the National and Regional Level

For NHIS data years 1997 to 2012, final annual estimates were published as part of the Summary Health Statistics report series. These were part of the Vital and Health Statistics series, #10. The most recent report is:

Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2012. 104 pp. (PHS) 2014-1587

For

For the 2013 data year and beyond, final annual estimates are published as part of the Summary Health Statistics table series. These tables are available at: Summary Health Statistics table series.

 

State-level Estimates

Preliminary state-level estimates are included the November/December, February/March, and May/June Health Insurance Coverage Early Release reports. These reports can be found NHIS Early Release Program.

The estimates are produced based on a methodology first described and used in the following report:

State, Regional, and National Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage for People Under 65 Years of Age: National Health Interview Survey, 2004-2006

Estimates may not be available for all states due to considerations of sample size and precision.

 

Historical Estimates

Health insurance estimates prior to 1997 are available in the following reports and tables:

Health Insurance Coverage Trends, 1959-2007: Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey

Long-term Trends in Health Insurance: Estimated From the National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1968–2016.

Health Care Coverage by Sociodemographic and Health Characteristics: United States, 1984. Ries, P. November 1987. 78 pp. (PHS) 87-1590. PB91-211599. PC A05 MF A01

Family Hospital and Surgical Insurance Coverage: United States, July 1962-June 1963. Ahmed, P. I. November 1967. 43 pp. (PHS) 1000. PB-281556. PC A03 MF A01.

Proportion of Surgical Bill Paid by Insurance, Surgical Patients Discharged From Short-Stay Hospitals: United States, July 1963-June 1964. Hannaford, M. M. June 1966. 40 pp. (PHS) 1000. PB83-192716. PC A03 MF A01

Health Insurance, Type of Insuring Organization and Multiple Coverage: United States, July 1962-June 1963. Hoffmann, C. H. April 1965. 46 pp. (PHS) 1000. PB-260531. PC A04 MF A01.

Health Insurance Coverage: United States, July 1962-June 1963. Hoffmann, C. H. August 1964. 37 pp. (PHS) 1000. PB-289197. PC A03 MF A01.

Interim Report on Health Insurance United States July-December 1959. December 1960. 72 pp. Public Health Service Publication No. 584-B26.

 

Health Insurance Coverage Trends

Recent trends in health insurance coverage are included in the Health Insurance Coverage Early Release reports and associated quarterly tables.

They are also available in selected NCHS Data Briefs, National Health Statistics Reports, and Health E-Stats, including:

Quarterly Estimates of Directly Purchased Private Health Insurance Among Persons Under Age 65: United States, 2011-2013.

Trends in Insurance Coverage and Source of Private Coverage Among Young Adults Aged 19-25: United States, 2008-2012.

Trends in Health Insurance Coverage by Poverty Status Among Persons Under 65 Years of Age, 1997-2002

Trends in Health Insurance Coverage by Race/Ethnicity Among Persons Under 65 Years of Age, 1997-2001

Health Insurance Coverage Trends, 1959-2007: Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey [PDF – 330 KB]

Long-term Trends in Health Insurance: Estimated From the National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1968–2015 [PDF – 163 KB]

 

Health Insurance Coverage for Selected Populations

The Association of Marital Status and Offers of Employer-based Health Insurance for Employed Women Aged 27–64: United States, 2014–2015 [PDF – 380 KB]

Uninsured adults aged 18–64 by region, race and ethnicity, poverty status, and state, United States 2014 [PDF – 648 KB]

Insurance Status by State Medicaid Expansion Status; Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2013–September 2014 [PDF – 195 KB]

Percentage of persons who were uninsured at the time of interview, for selected time periods, by state Medicaid expansion status, age group and poverty status: United States, 2013–June 2014 [PDF – 96 KB]

Marital Status is Associated with Health Insurance Coverage for Working-age Women at all Income Levels, 2007

Trends in Insurance Coverage and Source of Private Coverage Among Young Adults Aged 19-25: United States, 2008-2012

Trends in Health Insurance Coverage by Poverty Status Among Persons Under 65 Years of Age, 1997-2002

 

Health Insurance Coverage Design

Enrollment in High Deductible Health Plans by region, poverty status, source of coverage, and state, United States 2014 [PDF – 195 KB]

Directly-purchased Private Health Insurance by Selected Demographics and Year: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2013-March 2014 [PDF – 117 KB]

Dental Insurance for Persons Under Age 65 Years with Private Health Insurance: United States, 2008

Impact of Type of Insurance Plan on Access and Utilization of Health Care Services for Adults Aged 18-64 With Private Health Insurance: United States, 2007-2008

Consumer-Directed Health Care for Persons Under 65 Years of Age with Private Health Insurance: United States, 2007

 

Health Insurance Methodology

A Comparison of Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage, by Type of Coverage from the National Survey of Family Growth (2002) and the National Health Interview Survey (April 2002-March 2003)

Impact of Medicare and Medicaid Probe Questions on Health Insurance Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2005

Impact of Medicare and Medicaid Probe Questions on Health Insurance Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2004

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