Between 2009 through 2011, the percentage of uninsured children in Pueblo has been lower than in Colorado as a whole. Although Pueblo’s uninsured rate increased by 32% from 2009 to 2010, the rate decreased by 15% in 2011, and was 3% less than Colorado.
Between 2012 through 2013, the percentage of uninsured children in Pueblo continued to be lower than in Colorado as a whole. Pueblo's percentage rate decreased by 1 percentage point from 2011 to 2012, and then increased by .5 percent point rom 2012 to 2013. Colorado's percentage decreased by .6 percentage points from 2011 to 2012, and then decreased by .1 percentage point from 2012-2013.
Definition: Uninsured rates based on Colorado Health Institute (CHI) analyses of data from the 2009, 2010 and 2011 American Community Surveys (ACS). A child was counted as uninsured if his or her parent reported that the child did not have any form of health insurance at the time at which the ACS questionnaire was administered. CHI applied a method developed by the University of Missouri to apportion ACS geographic strata to Colorado counties in order to yield county-level estimates. Due to several counties being part of the same ACS stratum, uninsured rates will be similar for several rural counties.
Data Source: Colorado Health Institute
Provided by the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Kids Count Data Center
Data Considerations: N/A