The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produce data on
health and healthcare in the United States. Their annual
statistical yearbook, Health, United States includes a variety of
tables with breakdowns by poverty status.
In 2011, their data for children under
18 with “no usual source of
4.7% of all children had
no usual source of healthcare; for
poor children the rate was
The U.S.D.A.’s Economic Research Service monitors the extent and
severity of food insecurity in U.S. households through a
supplement to the Current Population Survey. Responses to a
series of 18 questions are used to determine whether a household
is food insecure.
According to data from the Census Bureau, in 2012 47.3
million people under age 65 (18%) had no health insurance; 9%
of all children were uninsured and those ages 19-34
were least likely to be insured (27% uninsured).
While 8.9% of all children were
uninsured, the rate for
children in poverty was
12.9% as compared to 7.7%
of children not in poverty.
In 2012, 75.3 million workers (or 59% of all wage and salary
workers) in the United States age 16 and over were paid hourly
Among those 1.6 million workers earned
exactly the prevailing federal minimum
wage of $7.25 per hour. Another 2
million had wages below the federal
minimum. Together these workers make up
4.7% of all hourly paid workers.