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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 45


Indicator 45. Health Insurance


Percent of population with health insurance, by age, poverty status, race/ethnicity, and type of coverage: 1993

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                     |    All     | Covered  |           |
    Age, poverty     |  types of  |by private|Covered by |Covered by
     status, and     |   health   |  health  |Medicaid\2\| Medicare
   race/ethnicity    |insurance\1\|insurance |           |
---------------------|------------|----------|-----------|----------
Total, all ages .....        84.7       70.3        12.2       12.8
  Under 18 years ....        86.4       67.6        23.8        0.1
  18 to 24 years ....        73.2       61.5        11.7        0.6
  25 to 34 years ....        78.4       68.3         9.5        1.2
  35 to 44 years ....        83.2       75.7         6.3        1.6
  45 to 54 years ....        86.1       79.0         5.2        2.8
  55 to 59 years ....        87.3       79.1         5.6        5.1
  60 to 64 years ....        85.8       74.4         6.0        9.9
  65 years and over .        98.8       66.0         8.8       95.5

                                             Under age 18
Poverty status\3\

   In poverty .......        79.9       21.1        67.0        0.2
   Not in poverty ...        88.3       81.3        11.1        0.0

Race/Ethnicity

   White ............        86.9       72.3        19.0        0.1
   Black ............        84.6       45.8        46.4        0.1
   Hispanic\4\ ......        74.3       42.0        38.9        0.1
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/1/ Includes Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance during part or all of the year.

/2/ Persons covered by Medicaid may also be covered by private insurance.

/3/ Poverty is defined as 100 percent of the poverty level and below. Poverty level for a family of four was $14,763 in 1993.

/4/ Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

SOURCE: Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, unpublished data.

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