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27 State of America’s Children 2008 Uninsured Children Younger than 19: 2005–2007 Estimated number of Percent of uninsured children all children Alabama 78,000 6.6% Alaska 20,000 10.3 Arizona 288,000 16.4 Arkansas 70,000 9.5 California 1,273,000 12.8 Colorado 172,000 13.7 Connecticut 60,000 6.9 Delaware 23,000 10.6 District of Columbia 9,000 7.3 Florida 816,000 19.1 Georgia 325,000 12.2 Hawaii 18,000 5.8 Idaho 52,000 12.0 Illinois 305,000 9.0 Indiana 132,000 7.9 Iowa 41,000 5.5 Kansas 53,000 7.2 Kentucky 92,000 8.7 Louisiana 146,000 12.7 Maine 19,000 6.4 Maryland 140,000 9.7 Massachusetts 73,000 4.8 Michigan 148,000 5.7 Minnesota 92,000 6.9 Mississippi 121,000 14.9 Missouri 140,000 9.3 Montana 32,000 13.9 Nebraska 41,000 8.7 Nevada 112,000 16.2 New Hampshire 21,000 6.6 New Jersey 273,000 12.5 New Mexico 95,000 17.9 New York 410,000 8.7 North Carolina 304,000 13.0 North Dakota 14,000 9.1 Ohio 224,000 7.7 Oklahoma 119,000 12.6 Oregon 110,000 12.1 Pennsylvania 226,000 7.6 Rhode Island 18,000 7.0 South Carolina 137,000 12.2 South Dakota 18,000 8.8 Tennessee 132,000 8.5 Texas 1,454,000 20.9 Utah 112,000 13.0 Vermont 11,000 7.7 Virginia 194,000 10.0 Washington 126,000 7.8 West Virginia 29,000 7.0 Wisconsin 81,000 5.8 Wyoming 13,000 9.8 United States (2007)* 8.9 million 11.3 * The percentage and number of uninsured children in the United States are from the most recent year of data and represent coverage in 2007. Notes: The estimated percent of uninsured children in each state is an average of the percent of uninsured children in that state over three years. Three-year averages are used because of small sample sizes in some states. In March 2007, the Census Bureau changed the way health coverage was determined and issued revised data for a number of years of the ASEC including 2006. The average percent of uninsured children in this table is based on the revised 2006 ASEC, and the 2007 and 2008 ASEC surveys. The estimated number of uninsured in each state is calculated by applying that average percent to the most recent Census estimates of children younger than 19 in the state. Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 2006 (revised), 2007, and 2008 Annual Social & Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey; and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, “State Single Year of Age and Sex Population Estimates: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007 - RESIDENT,” at <http://www.census.gov/popest/states/asrh/files/SC-EST207-AGESEX-RES.csv>. Calculations by Children’s Defense Fund. About 1 in 9—nearly 9 million—children are uninsured. This ranges from a low of 1 in 21 in Massachusetts to a high of 1 in 5 in Texas. A child in Texas is more than four times as likely to be uninsured as a child in Massachusetts.
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28 Children’s Defense Fund Which Children Are Uninsured? Number of Percentage who Number who Children in the United States (2007) children* are uninsured are uninsured All (ages birth through 18) 78.7 million 11.3% 8.9 million Race/Ethnicity** Hispanic 16.5 million 20.7 3.4 million White 44.7 million 7.5 3.4 million Black 11.6 million 12.8 1.5 million Asian/Pacific Islander 3.3 million 11.6 379,000 American Indian 546,000 18.9 103,000 Other (multi-racial) 2.1 million 7.4 154,000 Total 78.7 million 8.9 million Age Birth through age 5 24.9 million 10.5 2.6 million Age 6 through age 12 27.9 million 10.4 2.9 million Age 13 through age 18 25.9 million 13.0 3.4 million Total 78.7 million 8.9 million Upper limit, annual income Income family of 4 (2008) 100% poverty & below 14.4 million 18.4 2.7 million $ 21,200 Over 100% through 200% 16.5 million 17.3 2.9 million 42,400
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