The researchers also found that:
-- Children living with an insured single parent had two times the odds of
being uninsured at any point during the year as children living with two
married people of whom at least one was insured and more than twice the
odds of having a coverage gap lasting 6 months or more.
-- Children with at least one parent who did not complete high school were
44 percent more likely than children whose parent or parents were high
school graduates to be uninsured at any point during the year, and they
had 87 percent greater odds of being uninsured for more than 6 months.
-- Hispanic children had a 65 percent higher probability than non-Hispanic,
white children of being uninsured at some point during the year with an
insured parent and an 80 percent greater chance of being uninsured for
more than 6 months.
-- Children whose parents had Medicaid or other public insurance were 54
percent less likely to be uninsured at any point during the year than
children with privately insured parents and 59 percent less likely to be
uninsured for more than 6 months.
-- Children living in the South and those in the West had 70 percent and 52
percent greater odds, respectively, of being uninsured at some point
during a year with a parent covered all year, compared to children
living in the Northeast. They also had an 83 percent and 49 percent
greater likelihood, respectively, of being uninsured for more than 6
The study was supported in part by the Biostatistics Shared Resource of
the Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon Cli
|SOURCE Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality|
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