INFORMATION ON UNINSURED CHILDREN ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

Definitions: Children under age 19 not covered by any health insurance by poverty level.

The data above are based on health insurance coverages at the time of the survey; interviews are conducted throughout the calendar year. Children receiving health insurance through a variety of State Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP) are counted as having health insurance.

The federal poverty definition consists of a series of thresholds based on family size and composition. In calendar year 2017, a family of two adults and two children fell in the “poverty” category if their annual income fell below $ 24,858. Poverty status is not determined for people in military barracks, institutional quarters, or for unrelated individuals under age 15 (such as foster children).  Poverty data are based on income received in the 12 months prior to the survey.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey. These data are derived from data available in American Fact Finder table B27016 (factfinder2.census.gov).

INSURANCE STATUS OF GEORGIA'S CHILDREN