Brief Race, Ethnicity, and Health
Kenneth Finegold, Laura Wherry
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Data from the 2002 round of the National Survey of America's Families show that insurance coverage increased by 6 percentage points for low-income black and white children and 5 percentage points for low-income Hispanic children between 1997 and 2002. Twenty percent of Hispanic children were uninsured in 2002 compared with 9 percent of black children and 7 percent of white children. Insurance coverage dropped for low-income Hispanic adults between 1997 and 2002 while remaining flat for low-income black and white adults over this period.
Research Areas Health and health care Race and equity Children and youth
Tags Health insurance Racial and ethnic disparities Children's health and development Racial inequities in health