From: "Meghan Ashford-Grooms" <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 12:42:16 -0500
To: Meghan Ashford-Grooms <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>

Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:27:17 -0500
From: Williams,Carrie C (DSHS)
To: Meghan Ashford-Grooms <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>

Meghan,
The 2007 numbers are still pretty close. See most up to date figures
below, for 2010.

The percent of adults who report having no health insurance was 43
percent for the 32 Texas border counties and 20.4 percent for non-border
counties. 

The BRFSS figure for Texas overall (all counties combined) is 23.1
percent with no health insurance. The national figure (BRFSS national
data) is 15.1 percent without health insurance.

Some parts of the border have higher rates of uninsurance. For example,
52 percent in the "Valley" (defined for statistical purposes as Cameron,
Hidalgo and Starr counties combined).

Note that the figures above for BRFSS are all ages, including Medicare
eligible ages. The source is BRFSS data (adults 18 and older), 2010
final estimates (the most recent year available).

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Carrie Williams
Press Officer