Understanding Estimates of the Uninsured: Putting the Differences in Context. Table 2. Selected Differences Between Surveys: Uninsured Estimates

09/28/2005

Table 2. Selected Differences Between Surveys: Uninsured Estimates

SurveyType of Estimate ProducedRespondent Recall PeriodSample SizeMost Recent Data FromSource of Data on Health Insurance Dynamics?Source of State Estimates?
CPSFull Year UninsuredPrior 13 to 15 months210,648 (98,664 households)2004noyes
SIPPFull Year Uninsured Point in Time Ever Uninsured During the YearPrior 4 months60,000 (26,000 households)2001yesno
NHISFull Year Uninsured Point in Time Ever Uninsured During the YearTime of interview and prior 12 months94,460 (36,579 households)2004noonly for large states
MEPSFull Year Uninsured Point in Time Ever Uninsured During the YearTime of interview and prior 3-5 months34,215 (12,860 households)2003yesno