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Navigating Recovery: Health Care Financing and Delivery Systems in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

Appendix Table 1: Selected Indicators on the U.S. Territories, Compared to the 50 States and DC
50 States and DC Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands
Total Population1 326,625,791 3,351,827 107,268
Demographic and Economic Characteristics
Citizenship2

U.S. Born

86% 97% 67%

Naturalized

7% 1% 21%

Not a Citizen

7% 1% 12%
Age3

0-14

19% 16% 20%

15-24

13% 14% 11%

25-54

39% 38% 37%

55-64

13% 13% 14%

65+

16% 19% 18%
Race/Ethnicity4

White

61% 1% 14%

Black

12% <1% 66%

Hispanic

18% 99% 17%

Asian/Pacific Islander

6% <1% <1%

Mixed Race/Other

3% <1% 3%
Unemployment Rate5 5% 14% 13%
Below Poverty Level6 14% 44% 22%
Health Access Indicators7
Adult Uninsured Rate 12% 7% 30%
Needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost in the past 12 months 87% 87% 78%
Routine Check-Up in the past 12 months 71% 82% 69%
Dental Visit in the past 12 months 66% 69% 51%
Health Status Indicators8
Birth Rate (per 1,000 population) 13% 8% 13%
Life Expectancy at Birth (Age in years) 80 79 80
Adults Reporting Fair/Poor Health 18% 34% 20%
Adults Reporting Overweight/Obese 65% 67% 65%
Adults Reporting Heart Attack/Heart Disease 7% 11% 4%
Adults Reporting Diabetes 11% 15% 13%
Adults Reporting Cancer 11% 6% 5%
Adults Reporting Depression 17% 18% 6%
NOTES: Totals may not sum to 100% due to rounding. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race but are categorized as Hispanic for this analysis; all other racial groups are non-Hispanic. SOURCES: See endnotes.
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