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Children with Health Insurance

This indicator shows the percentage of children ages 0-17 that have any type of health insurance coverage.

Children with Health Insurance

94.5
91.5
Comparison: U.S. Counties 

84.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Pinal

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Categories: Health / Access to Health Services, Health / Children's Health
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 817 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2014
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Why is this important?

Health insurance for children is particularly important. To stay healthy, children require regular checkups, dental and vision care, and medical attention for illness and injury. Children with health insurance are more likely to have better health throughout their childhood and adolescence. They are more likely to receive required immunizations, fall ill less frequently, obtain necessary treatment when they do get sick, and perform better at school. Having health insurance lowers barriers to accessing care, which is likely to prevent the development of more serious illnesses. This is not only of benefit to the child but also helps lower overall family health costs.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of people with health insurance to 100%.

Children with Health Insurance : Time Series

2008: 84.9 2009: 88.9 2010: 83.0 2011: 90.1 2012: 87.6 2013: 84.5

percent

Children with Health Insurance by Age

<6: 86.1 6-17: 83.8 Overall: 84.5

percent

Children with Health Insurance by Gender

Female: 83.5 Male: 85.5 Overall: 84.5

percent

Children with Health Insurance by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native: 77.8 Black or African American: 82.9 Hispanic or Latino: 82.7 Other: 95.3 White, non-Hispanic: 86.2 Overall: 84.5

percent

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Children with Health Insurance

Comparison: Prior Value 

84.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Pinal

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Categories: Health / Access to Health Services, Health / Children's Health
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2014

Why is this important?

Health insurance for children is particularly important. To stay healthy, children require regular checkups, dental and vision care, and medical attention for illness and injury. Children with health insurance are more likely to have better health throughout their childhood and adolescence. They are more likely to receive required immunizations, fall ill less frequently, obtain necessary treatment when they do get sick, and perform better at school. Having health insurance lowers barriers to accessing care, which is likely to prevent the development of more serious illnesses. This is not only of benefit to the child but also helps lower overall family health costs.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of people with health insurance to 100%.

Children with Health Insurance : Time Series

2008: 84.9 2009: 88.9 2010: 83.0 2011: 90.1 2012: 87.6 2013: 84.5

percent

Children with Health Insurance by Age

<6: 86.1 6-17: 83.8 Overall: 84.5

percent

Children with Health Insurance by Gender

Female: 83.5 Male: 85.5 Overall: 84.5

percent

Children with Health Insurance by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native: 77.8 Black or African American: 82.9 Hispanic or Latino: 82.7 Other: 95.3 White, non-Hispanic: 86.2 Overall: 84.5

percent

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Children with Health Insurance

Target Not Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

84.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Pinal

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Healthy People 2020 Target: 100.0 percent
Categories: Health / Access to Health Services, Health / Children's Health
Technical Note: American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2014

Why is this important?

Health insurance for children is particularly important. To stay healthy, children require regular checkups, dental and vision care, and medical attention for illness and injury. Children with health insurance are more likely to have better health throughout their childhood and adolescence. They are more likely to receive required immunizations, fall ill less frequently, obtain necessary treatment when they do get sick, and perform better at school. Having health insurance lowers barriers to accessing care, which is likely to prevent the development of more serious illnesses. This is not only of benefit to the child but also helps lower overall family health costs.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of people with health insurance to 100%.

Children with Health Insurance : Time Series

2008: 84.9 2009: 88.9 2010: 83.0 2011: 90.1 2012: 87.6 2013: 84.5

percent

Children with Health Insurance by Age

<6: 86.1 6-17: 83.8 Overall: 84.5

percent

Children with Health Insurance by Gender

Female: 83.5 Male: 85.5 Overall: 84.5

percent

Children with Health Insurance by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native: 77.8 Black or African American: 82.9 Hispanic or Latino: 82.7 Other: 95.3 White, non-Hispanic: 86.2 Overall: 84.5

percent

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