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Uninsured Persons Under Age 19 by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 2010 to 2021

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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.


Percentage of New Jersey residents under age 19 without health insurance coverage

Data Source

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE), U.S. Census Bureau

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of persons under age 19 who did not have health insurance coverage at the time of the interview
  • Denominator:

    Total number of persons under age 19 in the survey sample

Data Issues

The margins of error used in SAHIE are 90% confidence levels.

Related Health Objectives and Indicators

Healthy NJ 2020 Objective AHS-1b

NJ Target: Increase health insurance coverage among persons under age 19 years to 95 percent by 2020

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:

Health Topic Pages Related to: Health Insurance Coverage, Under Age 19

Indicator Data Last Updated On 11/03/2023, Published on 05/01/2024
NJ State Health Assessment Data, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360 (