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Americans Without Health Insurance1 by Characteristic, 2008

The following table lists the percent of Americans without health insurance for 2008 by characteristic, including age, race and ethnicity, region, nativity, and income.

Characteristic Percent
Total 15.4%
Family status  
In families 14.2
Householder 13.4
Related children under 18 9.6
Related children under 6 8.6
In unrelated subfamilies 24.9
Unrelated individual 20.8
Race and ethnicity  
White 14.5
Non-Hispanic 10.8
Black 19.1
Asian and Pacific Islander 17.6
Hispanic2 30.7
Age  
Under 18 years 9.9
18 to 24 years 28.6
25 to 34 years 26.5
35 to 44 years 19.4
45 to 64 years 14.4
65 years and over 1.7
Nativity  
Native 12.9
Foreign born 33.5
Naturalized citizen 18.0
Not a citizen 44.7
Region  
Northeast 11.6
Midwest 11.6
South 18.2
West 17.4
Household income  
Less than $25,000 24.5
$25,000 to $49,999 21.4
$50,000 to $74,999 14.0
$75,000 or more 8.2
1. For the entire year.
2. Hispanics may be of any race.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

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