1996 Chartbook on Childrens' Insurance Status . Lack of Insurance and Self-Reported Health Status


As the following two charts show, uninsured children differ in their self-reported health status from insured children:

  • Uninsured children are less likely to report excellent or very good health status than insured children: 81% of insured children report excellent or very good health status, compared to 72% of the uninsured children under 18.
  • More than half of insured children under 18 report their health as excellent, while only 41% of uninsured children under 18 do so.