The Uninsured in the March 1997 Current Population Survey. Geographic Region


  • The percent uninsured in 1996 was low in the Northeast and Midwest regions and somewhat higher in the South and the West.
  • Persons residing in the South and West Regions were more likely to be uninsured than persons in the other two regions. The race-ethnicity results, the higher incidence of poverty, and the lower incidence of employer-sponsored insurance probably explain most of these geographic results.