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Table 39
Percent of Residents With No Health Insurance, 1997
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Arizona 24.5% 27 Maryland 13.4%
1 Texas 24.5% 27 Utah 13.4%
3 Arkansas 24.4% 29 Oregon 13.3%
4 New Mexico 22.6% 30 Delaware 13.1%
5 California 21.5% 31 Massachusetts 12.6%
6 Mississippi 20.1% 31 Missouri 12.6%
7 Florida 19.6% 31 Virginia 12.6%
8 Montana 19.5% 34 Illinois 12.4%
9 Alaska 18.1% 35 Connecticut 12.0%
10 Oklahoma 17.8% 35 Iowa 12.0%
11 Idaho 17.7% 37 New Hampshire 11.8%
12 Georgia 17.6% 37 South Dakota 11.8%
13 Nevada 17.5% 39 Kansas 11.7%
13 NEW YORK 17.5% 40 Michigan 11.6%
15 West Virginia 17.2% 41 Ohio 11.5%
16 South Carolina 16.8% 42 Indiana 11.4%
17 New Jersey 16.5% 42 Washington 11.4%
18 Alabama 15.5% 44 Nebraska 10.8%
18 North Carolina 15.5% 45 Rhode Island 10.2%
18 Wyoming 15.5% 46 Pennsylvania 10.1%
21 North Dakota 15.2% 47 Vermont 9.5%
22 Colorado 15.1% 48 Minnesota 9.2%
23 Kentucky 15.0% 49 Wisconsin 8.0%
24 Louisiana 14.9% 50 Hawaii 7.5%
24 Maine 14.9% U.S. Average 16.1%
26 Tennessee 13.6% N.Y.S. % above avg. 8.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
The proportion of residents with no health insurance grew by
1.1% in New York, compared to 0.4% nationwide, from 1996 to 1997.

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