Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 with and without health insurance coverage at the time of survey, by type of insurance and age group (e.g., in 2012-2016, 40.9% of California children ages 6-17 were covered by public health insurance).
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (Jan. 2018).
Footnote: Children may have health insurance coverage from multiple sources, so estimates of public and private coverage may not sum to 100%. Public health insurance includes both means-tested coverage (e.g., Medicaid/Medi-Cal, CHIP) and non-means-tested coverage (e.g., Dept. of Defense TRICARE, Indian Health Service). Means testing considers financial circumstances in determining eligibility. Data are displayed for geographies with at least 10,000 people based on 2015 population estimates. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The notation S refers to estimates that have been suppressed because the margin of error was greater than 5 percentage points. N/A means that data are not available. Some regions listed are Census Designated Places (CDPs), such as East Los Angeles; CDPs are communities within the unincorporated part of a county.