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Table 241c: Income - Children with special health care needs who had any unmet needs for specific health care services in the past year, by household income, 2001a, b

  Total Poor Near poor Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 17.7 0.4 31.6 1.4 26.8 1.1 14.6 0.6 8.6 0.6
                     
Age                    
    0 - 5 15.9 0.9 24.3 2.6 23.2 2.4 12.8 1.6 7.5 1.2
    6-11 16.8 0.6 28.7 1.9 23.6 1.5 14.6 1.0 8.7 1.2
    12 - 17 19.3 0.7 40.1 2.5 32.7 2.0 15.3 1.0 8.8 0.8
                     
Gender                    
    Male 17.2 0.5 28.0 1.5 26.0 1.5 14.8 0.8 9.5 0.8
    Female 18.4 0.7 36.3 2.3 28.1 1.7 14.2 1.0 7.2 0.9
                     
Race                    
    White 15.6 0.4 29.6 1.9 25.8 1.2 14.0 0.7 8.1 0.6
    Black 22.8 1.2 33.5 2.5 25.4 2.1 15.8 2.4 10.5 2.9
    Asian 12.2 2.6 * * * * * * * *
    NHOPI * * * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native 27.4 6.0 31.2 8.8 49.9 12.2 * * * *
    >1 Race 26.3 2.5 36.6 5.7 30.2 4.6 26.0 5.2 * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 16.9 0.4 30.9 1.5 27.0 1.2 14.4 0.7 8.5 0.6
      White 15.2 0.4 28.0 2.0 26.7 1.3 14.0 0.7 8.1 0.6
      Black 22.7 1.2 34.2 2.6 25.4 2.1 15.2 2.5 10.4 3.0
    Hispanic 23.8 1.4 33.7 3.1 25.9 3.1 16.7 2.3 9.2 2.1
                     
Parental education                    
    Less than high school graduate 25.9 1.6 30.1 2.5 28.6 3.5 19.4 4.1 * *
    High school graduate 17.6 0.8 31.2 2.6 23.2 1.6 11.5 0.9 11.1 2.1
    At least some college 15.4 0.5 33.2 2.2 28.4 1.4 15.4 0.8 8.3 0.6
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Any private 13.3 0.4 32.8 3.1 23.7 1.3 12.8 0.6 7.9 0.6
    Public only 25.3 1.1 28.5 1.6 25.7 2.0 19.7 2.2 27.0 8.0
    Uninsured 46.2 2.1 49.7 4.2 51.5 3.8 43.5 4.5 26.6 7.1
                     
Residence location                    
    MSA 17.8 0.5 33.3 1.8 27.3 1.4 15.1 0.8 8.9 0.7
    Non-MSA 18.9 0.9 28.5 2.2 25.4 2.1 13.3 1.1 8.1 1.3
                     

a Any unmet needs is a composite of 14 pairs of questions asked. For each of 14 specific health care services, respondents were asked: During the past 12 months / since (his/her birth) [if younger than 12 months], was there any time when (sample child) needed (specific health care service)? Did (sample child) receive all the (specific health care service) that (he/she) needed? The 14 specific health care services were: routine preventative care, such as a physical examination or well child check-up; care from a specialty doctor; dental care including check-ups; prescription medications; physical, occupational or speech therapy; mental health care or counseling; substance abuse treatment or counseling; home health care; eyeglasses or vision care; hearing aids or hearing care; mobility aids or devices, such as canes, crutches, wheelchairs, or scooters; communication aids or devices, such as communication boards; medical supplies; other medical equipment. If any of these 14 were needed, but not received, then the variable was coded as any unmet need.

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: 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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