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Uninsured Persons Under Age 65: Insured Persons Under Age 65 Years by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2010 to 2020

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The original Healthy New Jersey 2020 targets for Whites and Hispanics were met in 2015.

Why Is This Important?

Lack of health insurance is strongly associated with lack of access to health care services, particularly preventive and primary care. The uninsured are significantly more likely to be in fair or poor health, to have unmet medical needs or surgical care, not to have had a physician or other health professional visit, and to lack satisfaction in quality of care received.

Definition

Percentage of New Jersey residents under age 65 without health insurance coverage

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective AHS-1a. Comparable data are not available for Asians. Data are based on a "yes" response to the American Community Survey (ACS) health insurance question: "Is this person CURRENTLY covered by [specifically stated] health insurance or health coverage plans?"

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of persons under age 65 surveyed who did not have health insurance coverage at the time of the interview
  • Denominator:

    Total number of persons under age 65 in the survey sample

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Indicator Data Last Updated On 05/10/2024, Published on 06/05/2024
NJ State Health Assessment Data, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360 (https://nj.gov/health/shad)