Table 151Persons without health insurance coverage by state: United States, average annual 1995–1997 through 2003–2005
[Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population]
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Geographic region and state 1 1995–1997 1998–2000 2001–2003 2003–2005
Percent of population
United States15.714.415.115.7
New England:
 Connecticut10.69.510.411.0
 Maine13.511.510.710.4
 Massachusetts12.09.29.610.7
 New Hampshire10.48.69.910.4
 Rhode Island11.06.99.311.0
 Vermont11.310.39.910.7
Mideast:
 Delaware14.111.210.112.7
 District of Columbia16.114.513.313.5
 Maryland13.411.913.214.1
 New Jersey15.812.913.714.5
 New York16.615.315.513.9
 Pennsylvania9.88.310.711.2
Great Lakes:
 Illinois11.613.314.014.2
 Indiana11.511.312.914.2
 Michigan10.110.611.011.3
 Ohio11.610.211.712.0
 Wisconsin7.99.39.510.3
Plains:
 Iowa11.68.29.59.8
 Kansas11.811.010.910.9
 Minnesota9.18.28.28.7
 Missouri13.59.010.911.9
 Nebraska10.49.510.311.4
 North Dakota11.112.110.511.2
 South Dakota10.212.011.012.1
Southeast:
 Alabama14.014.213.314.3
 Arkansas21.315.316.617.2
 Florida18.917.217.619.6
 Georgia17.815.216.417.5
 Kentucky15.013.113.313.6
 Louisiana18.819.519.418.7
 Mississippi19.415.717.017.3
 North Carolina15.313.716.116.2
 South Carolina16.213.813.115.6
 Tennessee14.510.811.813.7
 Virginia12.912.912.513.6
 West Virginia15.815.214.816.9
Southwest:
 Arizona23.019.517.318.1
 New Mexico23.522.621.321.1
 Oklahoma18.017.718.719.5
 Texas24.422.224.624.6
Rocky Mountains:
 Colorado15.514.116.316.9
 Idaho16.116.517.516.5
 Montana15.318.316.118.7
 Utah12.413.213.614.5
 Wyoming15.015.116.515.2
Far West:
 Alaska14.718.117.817.8
 California20.719.218.718.8
 Hawaii8.39.89.99.5
 Nevada17.317.518.318.4
 Oregon13.713.714.816.7
 Washington12.412.814.314.1
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Data are shown for Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) regions that are constructed to show economically interdependent states. These BEA geographic regions differ from U.S. Census Bureau geographic divisions shown in some Health, United States tables. See Appendix II, Geographic region and division.

NOTES: Starting with 1997 data, people with no coverage other than access to the Indian Health Service are no longer considered covered by health insurance. The effect of this change on the estimate of number uninsured is negligible. Starting with 1999 data, estimates reflect the results of follow-up verification questions which decreased the percent uninsured by 1.2 percentage points. See Appendix I, Current Population Survey.

SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, DeNavas-Walt C, Proctor BD, Lee CH. Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2005. Current population reports, series P–60 no 231. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006. This report and reports from earlier years available from: www​.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/reports​.html.

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2007
Health, United States, 2007: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2007 Nov.

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