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Indicator Report - Health Insurance Coverage

Why Is This Important?

Most people need medical care at some time in their lives. Medical care is often quite expensive and is becoming more expensive. Health insurance covers all or some costs of care and protects people from very high expenses.

Persons with health insurance are more likely than persons without health insurance to have a regular source of primary health care and to have routine preventive care. Persons without coverage have often delay seeking needed care and find services difficult to afford.

No Health Insurance Coverage by Race, Utah, 2012-2013

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Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   Age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population using 4 age-adjustment age groups.

Data Sources

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.

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Definition

The percentage of persons without health insurance coverage.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of persons in the survey sample who lacked health insurance coverage.
Denominator: Total number of persons in the survey sample.

Page Content Updated On 01/14/2015, Published on 03/03/2015
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Content updated: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:10:38 MST