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Table 240a: Children with special health care needs with no usual source of care, by race, 2001a

  Total White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN >1 Race
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                             
Total 9.1 0.3 8.5 0.3 12.1 0.8 12.3 3.1 * * 11.4 3.2 9.1 1.2
                             
Age                            
    0 - 5 9.2 0.6 7.9 0.7 13.4 1.8 * * * * * * 9.5 2.7
    6-11 8.9 0.4 8.2 0.4 12.0 1.2 * * * * 9.5 2.3 7.1 1.5
    12 - 17 9.3 0.4 8.9 0.4 11.2 1.4 * * * * * * 11.3 2.4
                             
Gender                            
    Male 9.5 0.4 8.7 0.4 12.6 1.1 * * * * * * 9.6 1.6
    Female 8.6 0.4 8.1 0.4 11.2 1.2 * * * * * * 8.4 1.9
                             
Household incomeb                            
    Poor 11.6 0.8 10.6 0.9 12.5 1.4 * * * * * * 7.4 2.0
    Near poor 10.7 0.7 10.2 0.8 12.2 1.5 * * * * * * 11.7 3.0
    Middle 8.0 0.4 7.7 0.4 10.5 1.8 * * * * * * 6.4 1.9
    High 7.3 0.5 6.5 0.4 13.3 2.7 * * * * * * 9.7 2.8
                             
Parental education                            
    Less than high school graduate 13.9 1.3 13.4 1.5 14.2 2.3 * * * * * * * *
    High school graduate 9.9 0.5 9.1 0.5 13.6 1.5 * * * * * * 7.2 2.0
    At least some college 7.3 0.3 6.8 0.3 9.8 1.0 * * * * 5.6 1.4 9.5 1.6
                             
Insurance coverage                            
    Any private 8.1 0.3 7.6 0.3 11.7 1.1 12.0 3.3 * * * * 7.2 1.3
    Public only 10.6 0.7 9.8 0.8 11.6 1.3 * * * * * * 11.1 2.5
    Uninsured 17.8 1.6 16.7 1.7 21.3 4.7 * * * * * * * *
                             
Residence location                            
    MSA 9.2 0.3 8.4 0.4 12.0 1.0 13.4 3.8 * * * * 8.8 1.5
    Non-MSA 9.4 0.6 8.9 0.6 13.7 2.2 * * * * * * * *
                             

a Usual source of care is a composite of two questions asked: Is there a place that (sample child) usually goes when (he/she) is sick or you need advice about (his/her) health? Is that a doctor's office, emergency room, hospital outpatient department, clinic, or some other place? Respondents who answered "no" to the first question were coded as no usual source. Respondents who answered "yes" to the first question but listed the emergency room as the usual source or answered that the child does not go to one place most often were also coded no usual source.

bPoor 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: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 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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