About the Data
Health insurance coverage data is from the American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The data are 5-year estimates (2013-2017) from Table DP03, "Selected Economic Characteristics." This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.
Provider availability data, accessed via the CARES Engagement Network, is from two sources: US Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Area Health Resource File (Dentists and Primary Care Physicians, 2015); CMS, National Provider Identification (Mental Health Care Providers, 2017).
Barriers to access data for New Jersey is from the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. For the indicator "No Doctor Visit in the Past Year," percentages were calculated by adding together responses of longer than one year to the survey question "About how long has it been since you last visited a doctor for a routine checkup?" The rest of the indicators in this chart were reported directly by the source.