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Health Insurance Coverage: 1998

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Report Number P60-208


An estimated 44.3 million people in the United States, or 16.3 percent of the population, were without health insurance coverage during the entire 1998 calendar year. This number was up about 1 million from the previous year; statistically, the proportion was not different than the 1997 value.

The estimates in this report are based on interviewing a sample of the population. Respondents provided answers to the survey questions to the best of their ability. As with all surveys, the estimates differed from the actual values.


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