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Complete Indicator Profile of Uninsured Non-elderly Individuals

Definition

Non-elderly uninsured are those individuals aged less than 65 years who do not have health insurance.

Numerator

Number of individuals less than 65 years of age not covered by health insurance during the year

Denominator

Total population less than 65 years of age

Why Is This Important?

"There are an estimated 1.7 million uninsured individuals aged less than 65 years living in North Carolina. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), passed by Congress in April 2010, will extend affordable care to millions of uninsured individuals across the country. However, each state is tasked with implementation of the PPACA, which includes educating uninsured individuals about insurance options available to them and helping them to enroll. Increasing health insurance coverage will increase access to care, including clinical preventive services." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020



Graphical Data Views

Non-Elderly Uninsured Individuals North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009-2010

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North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Percentage of Individuals Less Than 65 Years
North Carolina 2009 20.4%
North Carolina 2010 19.3%
HNC 2020 Target 2009 8.0%
HNC 2020 Target 2010 8.0%

Data Notes

This measure is based on estimates derived from the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). The CPS ASEC is a national survey conducted by jointly by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau. It provides state-level estimates of insurance coverage for individuals. The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  U.S. Bureau of the Census 



Non-Elderly Uninsured Individuals by County, 2009-2010

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County Percentage of Individuals Less Than 65 Years
Alamance 20.1%
Alexander 17.9%
Alleghany 20.8%
Anson 21.0%
Ashe 18.8%
Avery 20.5%
Beaufort 19.1%
Bertie 22.9%
Bladen 22.1%
Brunswick 19.4%
Buncombe 17.9%
Burke 17.6%
Cabarrus 18.8%
Caldwell 17.3%
Camden 16.7%
Carteret 17.9%
Caswell 21.8%
Catawba 16.5%
Chatham 20.9%
Cherokee 16.8%
Chowan 18.7%
Clay 18.1%
Cleveland 17.9%
Columbus 20.4%
Craven 18.5%
Cumberland 20.7%
Currituck 17.8%
Dare 18.1%
Davidson 18.9%
Davie 18.0%
Duplin 24.4%
Durham 20.1%
Edgecombe 19.9%
Forsyth 19.0%
Franklin 20.9%
Gaston 19.0%
Gates 20.5%
Graham 19.3%
Granville 19.3%
Greene 25.0%
Guilford 18.5%
Halifax 21.0%
Harnett 21.3%
Haywood 17.1%
Henderson 19.1%
Hertford 20.5%
Hoke 23.4%
Hyde 23.3%
Iredell 17.5%
Jackson 20.4%
Johnston 20.8%
Jones 20.9%
Lee 20.9%
Lenoir 19.3%
Lincoln 18.5%
Macon 18.4%
Madison 19.9%
Martin 17.9%
McDowell 19.2%
Mecklenburg 20.0%
Mitchell 17.4%
Montgomery 21.7%
Moore 18.4%
Nash 18.7%
New Hanover 19.2%
Northampton 21.0%
Onslow 21.8%
Orange 18.8%
Pamlico 19.2%
Pasquotank 19.3%
Pender 20.3%
Perquimans 19.7%
Person 19.0%
Pitt 20.0%
Polk 17.8%
Randolph 19.1%
Richmond 21.0%
Robeson 23.0%
Rockingham 19.0%
Rowan 19.4%
Rutherford 19.3%
Sampson 23.4%
Scotland 19.6%
Stanly 17.4%
Stokes 18.2%
Surry 18.8%
Swain 19.8%
Transylvania 17.8%
Tyrrell 24.8%
Union 18.1%
Vance 20.8%
Wake 18.4%
Warren 23.6%
Washington 19.3%
Watauga 21.8%
Wayne 20.6%
Wilkes 18.3%
Wilson 20.2%
Yadkin 19.3%
Yancey 19.5%
North Carolina 19.6%

Data Notes

Data prepared by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. http://www.nciom.org/nc-health-data/uninsured-snapshots/ Note: Estimates are not directly comparable to previously published NCIOM/Sheps Center estimates due to slight changes in the methodology.

Data Sources

North Carolina Institute of Medicine 

Page Content Updated On 06/01/2012, Published on 06/01/2012
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