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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Racial and Ethnic Differences

Table 2.6b. Socioeconomic Differences in Effectiveness of Care: Maternal and Child Health

Measure Income Differencei Educational Differenceii Insurance Differenceiii
<100 100-199% 200-399% <HS HS Grad Uninsured
Maternity Careiv
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care in first trimester        
Live - born infants with low birth weight (<2,500 grams )        
Live - born infants with very low birth weight (<1,500 grams )       =  
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, all        
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight >2,499 grams        
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight 1,500-2,499 grams        
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight <1,500 grams       = =  
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births        
Immunization, Childhoodv
Children 19-35 months who received all recommended vaccines      
Children 19-35 months who received 4 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP) vaccine      
Children 19-35 months who received 3 doses of polio vaccine      
Children 19-35 months who received 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine      
Children 19-35 months who received 3 doses of H. influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine      
Children 19-35 months who received 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine =      
Children 19-35 months who received 1 dose of varicella vaccine      
Immunization, Adolescentvi
Adolescents (13-15) who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine = = =     =
Adolescents (13-15) who received 2 or more doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine =     =
Adolescents (13-15) who received 1 or more doses of tetanus-diphtheria booster = = =     =
Adolescents (13-15) who received 1 or more doses of varicella vaccine = = =     =

iCompared with persons with family incomes 400% of Federal poverty thresholds or above.
iiCompared with mothers with any college education.
iiiCompared with persons under 65 with any private health insurance.
ivSource: National Vital Statistics System, 2001. This source did not collect information for >1 race.
vSource: National Immunization Survey, 2002.
viSource: National Health Interview Survey, 2001.

Key: HS=high school

 

 

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