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  • Survey: 2011/12 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) – Child
  • Starting Point: Child and Family Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide
  • Topic: Family Resources and Health Care Cost
  • Question: Problems paying medical bills (details)

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Tabular Data

In the past 12 months, did anyone in the family have problems paying or were unable to pay any medical bills? (details)
No problems paying billsProblems paying medical billsUnable to pay medical billsTotal %
C.I.(76.4 - 77.9)(9.7 - 10.7)(12.2 - 13.2)
Sample Count20,0782,6513,353
Pop. Est.57,078,7087,534,5459,370,220

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

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The National Health Interview Survey was conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau under the direction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. CAHMI is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this site.

Suggested citation format: National Health Interview Survey-Child and Family Core. NHIS-Child [insert various years here]. Data query from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from