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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 239b: Children with special health care needs with current insurance whose insurance is not adequate, by ethnicity, 2001a

      Non-Hispanic    
  Total White Black Hispanic (of any race)
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                 
Total 33.5 0.5 31.3 0.5 34.0 1.3 45.9 1.7
                 
Age                
    0 - 5 33.4 1.1 31.2 1.2 30.3 2.6 48.3 3.5
    6-11 32.6 0.7 29.9 0.8 34.1 2.1 45.0 2.6
    12 - 17 34.6 0.8 32.7 0.8 36.5 2.3 45.4 3.1
                 
Gender                
    Male 33.6 0.6 31.5 0.6 32.9 1.7 45.0 2.1
    Female 33.4 0.8 31.0 0.9 35.7 2.1 47.1 2.9
                 
Household income b                
    Poor 43.0 1.4 35.4 1.9 42.2 2.6 59.3 3.5
    Near poor 38.2 1.2 35.5 1.3 35.1 2.4 49.7 3.7
    Middle 31.6 0.8 32.1 0.9 29.7 2.8 31.8 3.0
    High 28.2 0.9 27.9 0.9 25.3 3.5 32.4 4.3
                 
Parental education                
    Less than high school graduate 38.7 1.8 32.4 2.2 44.4 3.8 48.8 4.7
    High school graduate 32.9 0.9 31.3 1.0 31.0 2.3 45.7 3.2
    At least some college 31.8 0.6 31.3 0.6 31.6 1.8 34.6 2.3
                 
Insurance coverage                
    Any private 32.3 0.5 31.3 0.6 32.6 1.7 39.6 2.2
    Public only 37.1 1.1 30.7 1.3 35.5 2.2 55.2 2.9
                 
Residence location                
    MSA 33.2 0.6 30.7 0.7 32.6 1.5 45.2 2.0
    Non-MSA 37.0 1.0 34.8 1.1 47.0 3.4 51.6 4.5
                 

a Insurance adequacy is a composite of three questions asked: Does (sample child)'s health insurance offer benefits or cover services that meet (his/her) needs? Are the costs not covered by (sample child)'s health insurance reasonable? Does (sample child)'s health insurance allow (him/her) to see the health care providers (he/she) needs? Response options for each question were never; sometimes; usually; always. If all three were answered either usually or always, the insurance was coded as adequate; if any of the three were answered otherwise, the insurance was coded inadequate.

b Poor refers to incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor, 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.

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

Key: SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

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

Source: National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs

 

 

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