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Uninsured Californians in Assembly and Senate Districts, 2000

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Publication Date: May 2001

Publisher(s): UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Author(s): E. Richard Brown; Ying-Ying Meng; Carolyn A. Mendez-Luck; Hongjian Yu

Funder(s): California Wellness Foundation

Funder(s): California Wellness Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for the uninsured)

Keywords: district; health insurance; uninsured

Type: Report

Coverage: California

Abstract:

More than 6.8 million Californians were uninsured in 1999. With 22% of the state’s nonelderly residents uninsured, California’s uninsured rate is one-third higher than the national average and the fourth highest rate among all states. This report provides estimates of uninsured rates for children, nonelderly adults, and elderly persons, as well as for nonelderly persons overall, in all California Assembly and Senate districts — information that has never before been available. The estimates of uninsurance in Assembly and Senate districts were developed using data from a variety of sources and a method called “small area estimation” (described in the Appendix). As with all estimates, the estimates in this report vary in the precision with which they represent the “true” estimate. The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), now underway at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, will greatly enhance the quality of the estimates that can be made for local areas.