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Complete Health Indicator Report of Health Insurance Coverage

Definition

The percentage of persons without health insurance coverage.

Numerator

Number of persons in the survey sample who lacked health insurance coverage.

Denominator

Total number of persons in the survey sample.

Data Interpretation Issues

Estimates of the uninsured in Utah are currently calculated using a set of state-added questions included on the Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Formerly these questions were asked on two state-based surveys - the Utah Healthcare Access Survey (UHAS) and the Utah Health Status Survey (HSS). Since 2011 the BRFSS has included both landline and cell phone telephone interviews as well as an updated weighting methodology. For more information, please see: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/opha/resource/brfss/RakingImpact2011.pdf]. Compared with state surveys in Utah, the U.S. Current Population Survey (CPS) and the American Community Survey (ACS) have historically yielded higher estimates of the Utah population with no health insurance coverage. Reasons may include difference in question wording, data weighting, and data imputation for missing values. For a thorough discussion of why state health insurance estimates differ from those produced by the U.S. Census Bureau, please refer to the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) publication 'Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count the Uninsured: 2016' at [http://www.shadac.org/publications/comparing-federal-government-surveys-count-uninsured-2016].

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 often have delays seeking needed care and find services difficult to afford.

Healthy People Objective AHS-1.1:

Increase the proportion of persons with medical insurance
U.S. Target: 100 percent

How Are We Doing?

In 2016, an estimated 264,900 Utahns (8.7%) were without health insurance coverage. This is the lowest rate in the over 10 years. (BRFSS data)

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

In 2016, the ACS estimate for uninsured Utahns was 8.8% while the national estimate was 8.6%. The Utah BRFSS data is almost identical to the ACS Utah uninsured rate at 8.7% in 2016. The slight variation of the estimate of the uninsured from the BRFSS are because the questions used to estimate insurance coverage are considered "state-added" questions and are specific to Utah.

What Is Being Done?

The Utah Department of Health administers programs to improve access to care, such as Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Primary Care Network (PCN), and Utah's Premium Partnership for Health Insurance (UPP). The Department also works to improve the "safety net" for persons who lack health insurance. This is done through primary care grants to rural areas and clinics for children with disabilities. Local health departments provide preventive services such as immunizations and screenings at low or no cost to eligible persons who cannot afford them.

Available Services

MEDICAID: In the Salt Lake City area, call (801) 538-6155.[[br]] In Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, call toll-free 1-800-662-9651.[[br]] From other states, call 1-801-538-6155.[[br]] Medicaid Customer Service staff are available to take inquiries. CHIP: Children's Health Insurance Program (for children 0-18)[[br]] Call 1-877-KIDS-NOW (543-7669) [[br]]or visit the CHIP website at [http://health.utah.gov/chip/] PCN: Utah Primary Care Network (for low-income adults)[[br]] 1-888-222-2542 or [http://health.utah.gov/pcn/] UPP: Utah's Premium Partnership for Health Insurance[[br]] 1-888-222-2542 or visit [http://www.health.utah.gov/upp]

Health Program Information

Concerns about rising health care costs and the affordability of health care insurance led to enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. In Utah, citizens can sign up for health insurance through the federal exchange or through Utah's exchange, Avenue H, if they work for a participating small business.


Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

Age, income, and poverty level may affect a person's ability to obtain health insurance.

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Health Care System Factors

Health insurance coverage is an important part of the health care system. Persons without coverage find it difficult to afford health care, and often delay or fail to obtain necessary care. Dental and mental health care are especially fragile elements of health care coverage. Health plan "report cards" are constructed for managed care plans by the UDOH Office of Health Care Statistics, using information collected from surveys of persons who had those health insurance plans. Persons who lack coverage are more likely to be hospitalized for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (those conditions most effectively treated in outpatient settings). The Utah Department of Health manages Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Primary Care Network (PCN), and Utah's Premium Partnership for Health Insurance, all of which are designed to provide coverage or pay for services for persons who lack private health insurance coverage.

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Risk Factors

There is an association between poverty and lack of insurance.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

No Health Insurance Coverage, Utah and U.S. ACS and BRFSS Estimates, 2008-2016

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confidence limits

Compared with state surveys in Utah, the U.S. Current Population Survey (CPS) and the American Community Survey (ACS) have historically yielded higher estimates of the Utah population with no health insurance coverage. Reasons may include difference in question wording, data weighting, and data imputation for missing values. For a thorough discussion of why state health insurance estimates differ from those produced by the U.S. Census Bureau, please refer to the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) publication 'Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count the Uninsured: 2016' at [http://www.shadac.org/publications/comparing-federal-government-surveys-count-uninsured-2016]. Beginning in 2011, BRFSS data include both landline and cell phone telephone users as well as an updated weighting methodology for analysis. BRFSS data shown in this graph are based on the old methodology for years 2009 and 2010 and the new methodology for years 2011 forward.
U.S. ACS, Utah ACS, Utah BRFSSYearCrude Percentage of PersonsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 26
U.S. ACS200815.1%15.0%15.2%
U.S. ACS200915.1%15.0%15.2%
U.S. ACS201015.5%15.4%15.6%
U.S. ACS201115.1%15.0%15.2%
U.S. ACS201214.8%14.7%14.9%
U.S. ACS201314.5%14.4%14.6%
U.S. ACS201411.7%11.6%11.8%
U.S. ACS20159.4%9.3%9.5%
U.S. ACS20168.6%8.5%8.7%
Utah ACS200815.5%14.9%16.1%
Utah ACS200914.6%13.9%15.3%
Utah ACS201015.3%14.6%16.0%
Utah ACS201115.3%14.7%15.9%
Utah ACS201214.5%13.9%15.1%
Utah ACS201314.0%13.4%14.6%
Utah ACS201412.5%12.0%13.1%
Utah ACS201510.5%10.0%11.0%
Utah ACS20168.8%8.4%9.2%
Utah BRFSS Old200911.2%10.1%12.4%
Utah BRFSS Old201010.6%9.6%11.6%
Utah BRFSS New201113.4%12.5%14.4%
Utah BRFSS New201213.2%12.1%14.3%
Utah BRFSS New201311.6%10.5%12.7%
Utah BRFSS New201410.3%9.5%11.2%
Utah BRFSS New20158.8%7.9%9.9%
Utah BRFSS New20168.7%7.6%9.9%

Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   [[br]] [[br]] Estimates for this graph are crude, not age-adjusted.

Data Sources

  • American Community Survey
  • Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health


No Health Insurance Coverage, Utah and U.S. ACS and BRFSS Estimates, Children Aged 0-17, 2008-2016

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confidence limits

Compared with state surveys in Utah, the U.S. Current Population Survey (CPS) and the American Community Survey (ACS) have historically yielded higher estimates of the Utah population with no health insurance coverage. Reasons may include difference in question wording, data weighting, and data imputation for missing values. For a thorough discussion of why state health insurance estimates differ from those produced by the U.S. Census Bureau, please refer to the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) publication 'Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count the Uninsured: 2016' at [http://www.shadac.org/publications/comparing-federal-government-surveys-count-uninsured-2016]. Beginning in 2011, BRFSS data include both landline and cell phone telephone users as well as an updated weighting methodology for analysis. BRFSS data shown in this graph are based on the old methodology for years 2009 and 2010 and the new methodology for years 2011 forward.
U.S. ACS, Utah ACS, Utah BRFSSYearPercentage of ChildrenLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 26
U.S. ACS200810.0%9.8%10.1%
U.S. ACS20098.6%8.5%8.7%
U.S. ACS20108.0%7.9%8.1%
U.S. ACS20117.5%7.4%7.6%
U.S. ACS20127.2%7.1%7.3%
U.S. ACS20137.1%7.0%7.2%
U.S. ACS20146.0%5.9%6.1%
U.S. ACS20154.8%4.7%4.9%
U.S. ACS20164.7%4.6%4.8%
Utah ACS200813.1%12.0%14.2%
Utah ACS200910.3%9.2%11.4%
Utah ACS201010.9%9.8%12.0%
Utah ACS201111.1%10.0%12.2%
Utah ACS201210.1%9.2%11.1%
Utah ACS20139.5%8.7%10.3%
Utah ACS20149.4%8.4%10.3%
Utah ACS20157.2%6.6%7.8%
Utah ACS20166.0%5.4%6.6%
Utah BRFSS Old20096.9%5.5%8.8%
Utah BRFSS Old20105.9%4.6%7.6%
Utah BRFSS New20117.9%6.8%9.1%
Utah BRFSS New20129.0%7.5%10.8%
Utah BRFSS New20138.5%7.1%10.1%
Utah BRFSS New20144.8%3.9%6.0%
Utah BRFSS New20155.7%4.5%7.2%
Utah BRFSS New20166.1%4.6%8.0%

Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   [[br]] [[br]] Estimates for this graph are crude, not age-adjusted.

Data Sources

  • American Community Survey
  • Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health


No Health Insurance Coverage by Survey Year, Utah, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2003-2016

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confidence limits

Survey MethodologyYearCrude Percentage of PersonsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 19
HSS-Old198613.5%
HSS-Old19919.6%8.4%10.9%
HSS-Old19969.5%8.5%10.5%
HSS-Old200110.8%
HSS-New20018.7%7.9%9.5%
HSS-New20039.1%7.9%10.3%
HSS-New200410.2%8.9%11.5%
HSS-New200511.6%10.1%13.2%
HSS-New200611.9%10.3%13.6%
HSS-New200710.6%9.1%12.4%
HSS-New200810.7%9.0%12.7%
BRFSS-Old200911.2%10.1%12.4%
BRFSS-Old201010.6%9.6%11.6%
BRFSS-New201113.4%12.5%14.4%
BRFSS-New201213.2%12.1%14.3%
BRFSS-New201311.6%10.5%12.7%
BRFSS-New201410.3%9.5%11.2%
BRFSS-New20158.8%7.9%9.9%
BRFSS-New20168.7%7.6%9.9%

Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   [[br]] [[br]] Estimates for this graph are crude, not age-adjusted. [[br]] [[br]] In 2001, the method used by the the Utah Healthcare Access Survey (formerly called the Health Status Survey) was changed to include follow-up questions for persons who reported they were not covered by health insurance. The 2001 figures, above, are reported both using and not using the new follow-up questions. The new method suggests that the rate may be lower than we previously believed, but does not suggest a decrease from 1996 to 2001. [[br]] [[br]] Beginning in 2009, these data have been collected on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) as the UHAS is no longer being conducted. [[br]] [[br]] In 2011, the BRFSS underwent some methodology changes: the addition of cell phone only households to the sampling frame and an updated weighting methodology.

Data Sources

  • Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health
  • Utah Healthcare Access Survey (formerly Utah Health Status Survey), Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health


No Health Insurance Coverage by Age and Sex, Utah, 2016

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confidence limits

Males vs. FemalesAge GroupPercentage of PersonsLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 16
Male0 to 510.0%4.7%20.0%*
Male6 to 187.4%4.8%11.0%
Male19 to 2612.6%8.6%18.3%
Male27 to 3417.0%12.0%23.4%
Male35 to 4912.2%8.9%16.6%
Male50 to 645.7%3.6%9.0%
Male65 and Over****
Female0 to 54.3%2.0%9.1%*
Female6 to 185.6%3.2%9.6%
Female19 to 2619.8%13.9%27.2%
Female27 to 3414.2%9.8%20.1%
Female35 to 497.5%5.5%10.3%
Female50 to 646.4%4.1%9.8%
Female65 and Over****

Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   [[br]] [[br]] *Use caution when interpreting. Estimates marked with this symbol in the data table have a coefficient of variation greater than 30% and less than or equal to 50% and are therefore deemed unreliable by Utah Department of Health standards. [[br]] [[br]] **Value has been suppressed because the sample size was too small to produce a reliable estimate.

Data Source

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


No Health Insurance Coverage by Local Health District, All Ages and Ages 19-64, Utah, 2016

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All Ages vs 19-64Local Health DistrictCrude Percentage of PersonsLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 37
All AgesBear River7.5%4.5%12.4%
All AgesCentral8.4%5.5%12.5%
All AgesDavis County4.6%2.7%7.8%
All AgesSalt Lake County10.3%8.1%13.0%
All AgesSan Juan5.6%3.5%9.0%
All AgesSoutheast18.2%10.1%30.7%
All AgesSouthwest4.4%2.2%8.5%*
All AgesSummit11.8%7.6%17.8%
All AgesTooele11.9%6.7%20.3%
All AgesTriCounty5.0%2.5%9.9%*
All AgesUtah County12.8%8.8%18.2%
All AgesWasatch7.7%5.7%10.5%
All AgesWeber-Morgan9.4%5.0%17.0%*
19-64Bear River11.4%6.5%19.2%
19-64Central10.5%6.7%16.0%
19-64Davis County7.0%4.2%11.5%
19-64Salt Lake County11.9%9.4%15.0%
19-64San Juan8.5%5.2%13.6%
19-64Southeast26.9%14.1%45.2%*
19-64Southwest7.5%3.8%14.4%*
19-64Summit15.5%10.3%22.8%
19-64Tooele14.7%7.9%25.8%*
19-64TriCounty5.6%2.4%12.3%*
19-64Utah County17.1%11.7%24.4%
19-64Wasatch10.6%7.6%14.6%
19-64Weber-Morgan13.3%6.7%24.8%*

Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   [[br]] [[br]] Data not age-adjusted. [[br]] [[br]] *Use caution in interpreting. The estimates have a relative standard error greater than 30% and are therefore deemed unreliable by Utah Department of Health standards.

Data Source

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


No Health Insurance Coverage by Local Health District, Age-adjusted, Utah, 2016

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Local Health DistrictAge-adjusted Percentage of PersonsLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 13
Bear River7.5%4.6%12.1%
Central8.3%5.5%12.5%
Davis County4.9%2.9%8.2%
Salt Lake County9.9%7.7%12.5%
San Juan6.0%3.8%9.5%
Southeast18.8%11.1%30.3%
Southwest5.1%2.6%10.1%*
Summit13.0%8.5%19.5%
Tooele11.1%6.0%19.6%*
TriCounty5.1%2.6%9.9%*
Utah County13.0%9.0%18.3%
Wasatch7.7%5.6%10.4%
Weber-Morgan9.8%5.1%18.0%*

Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   [[br]] [[br]] Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population using 6 age-adjustment age groups. [[br]] [[br]] *Use caution in interpreting. The estimates have a relative standard error >30% and are therefore deemed unreliable by Utah Department of Health standards.

Data Source

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


No Health Insurance Coverage by Race, Utah, 2016

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RaceAge-adjusted Percentage of PersonsLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 6
American Indian/Native Alaskan22.5%13.7%34.7%
Asian****
Black****
Pacific Islander15.9%7.0%32.5%*
White6.7%5.7%7.8%
Two or More Races14.8%7.2%27.8%*

Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   [[br]] [[br]] Age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population using 6 age-adjustment age groups. [[br]] [[br]] *Use caution when interpreting. Estimates marked with this symbol in the data table have a coefficient of variation greater than 30% and less than or equal to 50% and are therefore deemed unreliable by Utah Department of Health standards. [[br]] [[br]] **Value has been suppressed because the sample size was too small to produce a reliable estimate.

Data Source

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


No Health Insurance Coverage by Ethnicity, Utah, 2016

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Hispanic EthnicityAge-adjusted Percentage of PersonsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 2
Hispanic23.4%19.2%28.3%
Non-Hispanic6.1%5.2%7.1%

Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   [[br]] [[br]] Age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population using 6 age-adjustment age groups.

Data Source

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


No Health Insurance Coverage by Employment Status, Utahns Ages 19-64, 2016

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Employment StatusCrude Percentage of Persons Aged 19-64Lower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 8
Employed10.0%8.3%12.0%
Self-employed15.0%10.2%21.5%
Out of Work >1 Yr31.4%18.8%47.5%
Out of Work <1 Yr41.6%27.7%56.9%
Homemaker10.8%7.4%15.6%
Student9.2%5.0%16.1%
Retired3.9%1.6%9.4%*
Unable to Work11.3%5.3%22.4%*

Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   [[br]] [[br]] Data not age-adjusted. [[br]] [[br]] *Use caution in interpreting the estimate. It has a relative standard error greater than 30% and is therefore deemed unreliable by Utah Department of Health standards.

Data Source

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


No Health Insurance Coverage by Income Category, Utah, 2016

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Income CategoryAge-adjusted Percentage of PersonsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 4
<$25,00020.9%17.1%25.3%
$25,000-$49,99911.6%9.2%14.7%
$50,000-$74,9995.5%3.6%8.3%
$75,000+1.7%1.1%2.8%

Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   [[br]] [[br]] Age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population using 6 age-adjustment age groups.

Data Source

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


No Health Insurance Coverage, Utah and U.S. UHAS and CPS Estimates, 1988-2008

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Utah BRFSS, Utah UHAS, Utah CPS, U.S. CPSYearCrude Percentage of Persons
Record Count: 49
UT UHAS20018.7%
UT UHAS20039.1%
UT UHAS200410.2%
UT UHAS200511.6%
UT UHAS200611.9%
UT UHAS200710.6%
UT UHAS200810.7%
UT CPS198811.9%
UT CPS19899.0%
UT CPS19909.0%
UT CPS199113.9%
UT CPS199211.8%
UT CPS199311.3%
UT CPS199411.5%
UT CPS199511.8%
UT CPS199612.0%
UT CPS199713.4%
UT CPS199813.9%
UT CPS199913.5%
UT CPS200012.5%
UT CPS200114.8%
UT CPS200213.4%
UT CPS200312.7%
UT CPS200414.1%
UT CPS200516.6%
UT CPS200617.4%
UT CPS200712.8%
UT CPS200813.2%
U.S. CPS198813.4%
U.S. CPS198913.6%
U.S. CPS199013.9%
U.S. CPS199114.1%
U.S. CPS199215.0%
U.S. CPS199315.3%
U.S. CPS199415.2%
U.S. CPS199515.4%
U.S. CPS199615.6%
U.S. CPS199716.1%
U.S. CPS199816.3%
U.S. CPS199914.5%
U.S. CPS200014.2%
U.S. CPS200114.6%
U.S. CPS200215.2%
U.S. CPS200315.6%
U.S. CPS200415.7%
U.S. CPS200515.9%
U.S. CPS200615.8%
U.S. CPS200715.3%
U.S. CPS200815.4%

Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   [[br]] Estimates for this graph are crude, not age-adjusted. This graphical view is being kept for historical purposes. For a thorough discussion of why state health insurance estimates differ from those produced by the U.S. Current Population Survey (CPS), please refer to the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) publication 'Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count the Uninsured: 2014' at [http://www.shadac.org/publications/comparing-federal-government-surveys-count-uninsured-2014]. The Census Bureau suggests using 2-year averages to look at changes in state rates over time, according to the CPS 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement technical notes, Appendix G, available at [http://www.census.gov/prod/techdoc/cps/cpsmar09.pdf]. For the historical CPS graph, we use the CPS single-year estimates to compare with the UHAS one-year estimates. Though CPS does not suppress Utah's single-year estimates, they should be interpreted with some caution.

Data Sources

  • Utah Healthcare Access Survey (formerly Utah Health Status Survey), Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health
  • U.S. Current Population Survey


No Health Insurance Coverage, Utah and U.S. UHAS, and CPS Estimates, Children 0-17, 1988-2008

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Utah BRFSS, Utah UHAS, Utah CPS, U.S. CPSYearPercentage of Children
Record Count: 49
UT UHAS20016.8%
UT UHAS20037.3%
UT UHAS20048.2%
UT UHAS20058.5%
UT UHAS200610.3%
UT UHAS20079.1%
UT UHAS20088.4%
UT CPS198810.0%
UT CPS19896.0%
UT CPS19907.0%
UT CPS199113.2%
UT CPS199210.1%
UT CPS199310.4%
UT CPS19949.1%
UT CPS199510.0%
UT CPS199611.1%
UT CPS199712.5%
UT CPS199811.5%
UT CPS199910.2%
UT CPS20008.6%
UT CPS200111.5%
UT CPS20029.3%
UT CPS20039.0%
UT CPS200410.4%
UT CPS200512.3%
UT CPS200615.0%
UT CPS200710.4%
UT CPS20089.5%
U.S. CPS198813.1%
U.S. CPS198913.3%
U.S. CPS199013.0%
U.S. CPS199112.7%
U.S. CPS199212.7%
U.S. CPS199313.7%
U.S. CPS199414.2%
U.S. CPS199513.8%
U.S. CPS199614.8%
U.S. CPS199715.0%
U.S. CPS199815.4%
U.S. CPS199912.8%
U.S. CPS200011.9%
U.S. CPS200111.7%
U.S. CPS200211.6%
U.S. CPS200311.4%
U.S. CPS200411.2%
U.S. CPS200511.2%
U.S. CPS200611.7%
U.S. CPS200711.0%
U.S. CPS20089.9%

Data Notes

Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.   [[br]][[br]] Estimates for this graph are crude, not age-adjusted. This graphical view is being kept for historical purposes. For a thorough discussion of why state health insurance estimates differ from those produced by the U.S. Current Population Survey (CPS), please refer to the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) publication 'Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count the Uninsured: 2014' at [http://www.shadac.org/publications/comparing-federal-government-surveys-count-uninsured-2014]. The Census Bureau suggests using 2-year averages to look at changes in state rates over time, according to the CPS 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement technical notes, Appendix G, available at [http://www.census.gov/prod/techdoc/cps/cpsmar09.pdf]. For the historical CPS graph, we use the CPS single-year estimates to compare with the UHAS one-year estimates. Though CPS does not suppress Utah's single-year estimates, they should be interpreted with some caution.

Data Sources

  • Utah Healthcare Access Survey (formerly Utah Health Status Survey), Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health
  • U.S. Current Population Survey

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