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Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage: 1998 - Table

Percent of People Without Health Insurance Coverage Throughout the Year by State: 1996 to 1998
1998 1997 1996 3-year average 1996-1998
State Percent Standard Error Percent Standard Error Percent Standard Error Percent Standard Error
United States 16.3 0.1 16.1 0.1 15.6 0.1 16.0 0.1
Alabama 17.0 0.9 15.5 0.8 12.9 0.8 15.1 0.6
Alaska 17.3 0.9 18.1 0.9 13.5 0.8 16.3 0.6
Arizona 24.2 0.9 24.5 0.9 24.1 0.9 24.3 0.6
Arkansas 18.7 0.9 24.4 1.0 21.7 0.9 21.6 0.6
California 22.1 0.4 21.5 0.4 20.1 0.4 21.2 0.3
Colorado 15.1 0.8 15.1 0.8 16.6 0.9 15.6 0.6
Connecticut 12.6 0.9 12.0 0.8 11.0 0.8 11.8 0.6
Delaware 14.7 0.9 13.1 0.9 13.4 0.9 13.7 0.6
District of Columbia 17.0 1.0 16.2 1.0 14.8 0.9 16.0 0.7
Florida 17.5 0.5 19.6 0.5 18.9 0.5 18.7 0.3
Georgia 17.5 0.8 17.6 0.8 17.8 0.8 17.6 0.5
Hawaii 10.0 0.8 7.5 0.7 8.6 0.7 8.7 0.5
Idaho 17.7 0.8 17.7 0.8 16.5 0.8 17.3 0.6
Illinois 15.0 0.5 12.4 0.4 11.3 0.4 12.9 0.3
Indiana 14.4 0.8 11.4 0.7 10.6 0.7 12.1 0.5
Iowa 9.3 0.7 12.0 0.8 11.6 0.7 11.0 0.5
Kansas 10.3 0.7 11.7 0.8 11.4 0.7 11.1 0.5
Kentucky 14.1 0.8 15.0 0.8 15.4 0.8 14.8 0.5
Louisiana 19.0 0.9 19.5 0.9 20.9 0.9 19.8 0.6
Maine 12.7 0.8 14.9 0.9 12.1 0.8 13.2 0.6
Maryland 16.6 0.9 13.4 0.8 11.4 0.8 13.8 0.6
Massachusetts 10.3 0.5 12.6 0.6 12.4 0.6 11.8 0.4
Michigan 13.2 0.5 11.6 0.5 8.9 0.4 11.2 0.3
Minnesota 9.3 0.7 9.2 0.7 10.2 0.7 9.6 0.5
Mississippi 20.0 0.9 20.1 0.9 18.5 0.9 19.6 0.6
Missouri 10.5 0.7 12.6 0.8 13.2 0.8 12.1 0.5
Montana 19.6 0.9 19.5 0.9 13.6 0.8 17.6 0.6
Nebraska 9.0 0.7 10.8 0.7 11.4 0.7 10.4 0.5
Nevada 21.2 0.9 17.5 0.9 15.6 0.9 18.1 0.6
New Hampshire 11.3 0.8 11.8 0.8 9.5 0.8 10.9 0.6
New Jersey 16.4 0.6 16.5 0.6 16.7 0.6 16.5 0.4
New Mexico 21.1 0.9 22.6 0.9 22.3 0.9 22.0 0.6
New York 17.3 0.4 17.5 0.4 17.0 0.4 17.2 0.3
North Carolina 15.0 0.6 15.5 0.6 16.0 0.6 15.5 0.4
North Dakota 14.2 0.8 15.2 0.8 9.8 0.7 13.1 0.5
Ohio 10.4 0.4 11.5 0.5 11.5 0.4 11.1 0.3
Oklahoma 18.3 0.9 17.8 0.8 17.0 0.8 17.7 0.6
Oregon 14.3 0.8 13.3 0.8 15.3 0.9 14.3 0.6
Pennsylvania 10.5 0.4 10.1 0.4 9.5 0.4 10.0 0.3
Rhode Island 10.0 0.8 10.2 0.8 9.9 0.8 10.0 0.5
South Carolina 15.4 0.9 16.8 0.9 17.1 0.9 16.4 0.6
South Dakota 14.3 0.8 11.8 0.7 9.5 0.7 11.9 0.5
Tennessee 13.0 0.8 13.6 0.8 15.2 0.8 13.9 0.5
Texas 24.5 0.5 24.5 0.5 24.3 0.5 24.4 0.3
Utah 13.9 0.7 13.4 0.7 12.0 0.7 13.1 0.5
Vermont 9.9 0.8 9.5 0.8 11.1 0.8 10.1 0.5
Virginia 14.1 0.8 12.6 0.7 12.5 0.7 13.1 0.5
Washington 12.3 0.8 11.4 0.8 13.5 0.8 12.4 0.5
West Virginia 17.2 0.8 17.2 0.8 14.9 0.8 16.5 0.6
Wisconsin 11.8 0.7 8.0 0.6 8.4 0.6 9.4 0.4
Wyoming 16.9 0.9 15.5 0.8 13.5 0.8 15.3 0.6


Percent of People Without Health Insurance Coverage Throughout the Year by State: 1996 to 1998--Continued
2-year moving averages Difference in 2-year moving averages
1997-1998 1996-1997 1997-98 less 1997-96
State Percent Standard Error Percent Standard Error Percent Standard Error
United States 16.2 0.1 15.8 0.1 *0.3 0.1
Alabama 16.2 0.7 14.2 0.6 *2.0 0.6
Alaska 17.7 0.7 15.8 0.7 *1.9 0.6
Arizona 24.3 0.7 24.3 0.7 - 0.6
Arkansas 21.5 0.8 23.1 0.8 *-1.5 0.6
California 21.8 0.3 20.8 0.3 *1.0 0.2
Colorado 15.1 0.6 15.8 0.7 -0.8 0.6
Connecticut 12.3 0.7 11.5 0.6 0.8 0.6
Delaware 13.9 0.7 13.2 0.7 0.6 0.6
District of Columbia 16.6 0.8 15.5 0.8 1.1 0.7
Florida 18.5 0.4 19.2 0.4 *-0.7 0.3
Georgia 17.5 0.6 17.7 0.6 -0.2 0.5
Hawaii 8.8 0.6 8.0 0.6 0.7 0.5
Idaho 17.7 0.7 17.1 0.6 0.6 0.6
Illinois 13.7 0.4 11.9 0.3 *1.8 0.3
Indiana 12.9 0.6 11.0 0.6 *1.9 0.5
Iowa 10.7 0.6 11.8 0.6 *-1.1 0.5
Kansas 11.0 0.6 11.6 0.6 -0.5 0.5
Kentucky 14.6 0.6 15.2 0.6 -0.6 0.6
Louisiana 19.2 0.7 20.2 0.7 -1.0 0.6
Maine 13.8 0.7 13.5 0.7 0.3 0.6
Maryland 15.0 0.7 12.4 0.6 *2.6 0.6
Massachusetts 11.4 0.5 12.5 0.5 *-1.1 0.4
Michigan 12.4 0.4 10.2 0.4 *2.2 0.3
Minnesota 9.2 0.5 9.7 0.6 -0.5 0.4
Mississippi 20.1 0.7 19.3 0.7 0.8 0.6
Missouri 11.6 0.6 12.9 0.6 *-1.3 0.6
Montana 19.5 0.7 16.6 0.7 *3.0 0.6
Nebraska 9.9 0.5 11.1 0.6 *-1.2 0.5
Nevada 19.3 0.7 16.6 0.7 *2.8 0.6
New Hampshire 11.5 0.7 10.6 0.6 0.9 0.6
New Jersey 16.5 0.5 16.6 0.5 -0.1 0.4
New Mexico 21.9 0.7 22.5 0.7 -0.6 0.7
New York 17.4 0.3 17.2 0.3 0.1 0.2
North Carolina 15.2 0.5 15.8 0.5 -0.5 0.4
North Dakota 14.7 0.7 12.5 0.6 *2.2 0.6
Ohio 11.0 0.4 11.5 0.4 *-0.5 0.3
Oklahoma 18.1 0.7 17.4 0.6 0.7 0.6
Oregon 13.8 0.7 14.3 0.7 -0.5 0.7
Pennsylvania 10.3 0.3 9.8 0.3 *0.5 0.3
Rhode Island 10.1 0.6 10.0 0.6 - 0.6
South Carolina 16.1 0.7 17.0 0.7 -0.8 0.7
South Dakota 13.1 0.6 10.6 0.6 *2.4 0.5
Tennessee 13.3 0.6 14.4 0.6 *-1.1 0.5
Texas 24.5 0.4 24.4 0.4 0.1 0.4
Utah 13.7 0.6 12.7 0.6 *1.0 0.5
Vermont 9.6 0.6 10.3 0.6 -0.7 0.5
Virginia 13.4 0.6 12.6 0.6 0.8 0.5
Washington 11.8 0.6 12.4 0.6 -0.6 0.6
West Virginia 17.2 0.7 16.0 0.6 *1.2 0.6
Wisconsin 9.9 0.5 8.2 0.5 *1.7 0.5
Wyoming 16.2 0.7 14.5 0.6 *1.7 0.6

*Statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level.

-Represents zero.

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Surveys, March 1997, 1998, and 1999.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Health Insurance |  Last Revised: July 07, 2010