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Table 229C_c: Income - Children whose providers sometimes or never explained things in a way their parents could understand, by family income a, United States, 2001

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 5.6 0.4 11.9 1.6 7.7 0.9 4.7 0.6 2.3 0.4
                     
Age                    
    0 - 5 6.2 0.6 12.4 1.8 8.6 1.5 5.3 1.1 * *
    6 - 17 5.2 0.5 11.4 2.0 7.2 1.1 4.3 0.7 2.5 0.6
                     
Gender                    
    Male 5.5 0.5 12.6 2.2 8.5 1.3 4.9 0.9 1.3 0.4
    Female 5.6 0.5 11.2 1.6 7.0 1.0 4.4 0.8 3.4 0.8
                     
Race                    
    White 5.4 0.4 12.1 1.9 8.7 1.1 4.4 0.7 2.3 0.5
    Black 5.8 0.8 9.5 2.0 * * 6.1 1.8 * *
    Asian or Pacific Islander * * * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 5.1 0.5 11.8 2.1 7.5 1.1 4.4 0.7 2.2 0.5
      White 4.7 0.5 12.7 3.0 8.6 1.5 4.1 0.7 2.2 0.5
      Black 5.9 0.9 9.5 2.1 * * 6.3 1.8 * *
    Hispanic 8.3 0.9 12.0 2.0 8.6 1.7 6.1 1.2 * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Any private 4.1 0.4 13.0 3.6 5.9 0.9 4.6 0.7 2.2 0.5
    Public only 9.7 1.0 11.5 1.6 9.5 1.5 5.4 1.5 * *
    Uninsured 6.7 1.4 * * * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationb                    
    Metropolitan-large 5.8 0.5 12.6 2.0 7.9 1.3 5.4 1.0 2.5 0.6
    Metropolitan-small 4.8 0.7 10.7 2.6 5.3 1.3 4.5 1.2 * *
    Micropolitan 6.9 1.2 * * 12.8 2.7 * * * *
    Noncore * * * * * * * * * *
                     
CSHCNc                    
    Yes 6.3 0.7 9.2 1.8 11.0 1.8 5.4 1.5 * *
    No 5.2 0.4 12.4 1.8 6.8 0.9 4.2 0.7 2.0 0.4
                     

aNegative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b See MEPS entry in the Data Sources Appendix (Appendix A) for more information.

c Population is different from other categories. The variable is defined according to age at interview rounds, not the end of the year. Children with missing values are excluded.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Key: CSHCN: Children with special health care needs; SE: Standard error.

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

 

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