The Uninsured in the March 1998 Current Population Survey: Charts from Tabulations by ASPE. Geographic Region


  • The percent uninsured in 1997 was low in the Midwest region, somewhat higher in the Northeast, and even higher 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.