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District of Columbia
Employer 54.5%
Individual 8.2%
Uninsured 3.5%
Public 33.9%

District of Columbia At-a-Glance

Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $6,704
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 19.0%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 32.9%
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 88.3%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2015) 95.8%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2015) 93.3%
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 4.8%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 2.3%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2015) 10.1%
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2015) 75.1%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 21.9%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2015) 9.7%

District of Columbia State Resources

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New Data on Drug Overdose Deaths Highlight the Need for State-Level Analysis

In a rare positive sign regarding the national opioid crisis, new provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that the persistent increases in overdose deaths may be slowing, with a possible leveling out or even a small drop in U.S. opioid-related overdose deaths in late... Read More

Latino Children in California Face Inequitable Access to Care (Infographic)

According to the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), Latino children in California face lower access to health care than their white counterparts across multiple access indicators.  Despite representing more than half of children living in the state, Latino children are less likely than white... Read More

CPS Sample Size

This file presents two sheets in an Excel workbook with sample counts by state for the CPS from survey year 1988 to the present. One sheet is for individuals and one for households. Updated October 2018. Download the Excel file.

Pando, MA, BA

Cynthia Pando joined SHADAC as a Graduate Research Assistant in July 2018. She is currently a doctoral student in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. She has an M.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience and Sociology from Lehigh... Read More

SHADAC Newsletter — 2018 Fall Data Release Review

2018 Fall Data Release Review  October 2018: Over the last month, we’ve seen the release of insurance coverage estimates from the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), the 2017 Current Population Survey (CPS), and the first-quarter 2018 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). SHADAC has been actively tracking... Read More

Obesity Rate Increased Nationally for Second Year in a Row: New Data on State Health Compare

​The prevalence of obesity among adults in the United States increased to 30.1 percent in 2017, up from 29.6 percent in 2016, according to SHADAC’s analysis of new Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). * Change from previous year... Read More

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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. The sum of percentages may not be 100%, due to rounding. 
    2. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT).
    3. SHADAC analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The NHIS sample is drawn from the Integrated Health Interview Survey (IHIS, MN Population Center and SHADAC). Data were analyzed at the University of Minnesota's Census Research Data Center.