Table 1.

Children and Youth in the United States Without Health Insurance, by Age and Family Income, as a Percentage of the Federal Poverty Level*, 1987, 1990, and 1993

198719901993
Number†PercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
All children ≤2111 24814.411 87115.012 24015.3
 ≤100% FPL481328.2440324.7452123.0
 ≤185% FPL810026.9811925.3798523.6
 >185% FPL31496.637517.939969.0
Infants52313.949112.341411.0
 ≤100% FPL23220.920016.016513.9
 ≤185% FPL36521.131916.625413.4
 >185% FPL1587.81728.31538.4
Ages 1–6266012.2265011.6270511.6
 ≤100% FPL130723.1113918.3107415.6
 ≤185% FPL208022.1202519.2191516.9
 >185% FPL5804.76255.17166.2
Ages 7–21806615.4873016.6912117.3
 ≤100% FPL327431.8306429.6328228.3
 ≤185% FPL565529.9577529.4581628.2
 >185% FPL24117.229559.0312610.1
  • Source: Current Population Surveys, 1988, 1991, and 1994.

  • * The federal poverty level (FPL) is computed by dividing total family income by each family’s low income cutoff dollar amount as provided by the March Current Population Surveys.

  • Numbers are in thousands.