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Table 242a: Children with special health care needs needing specialty care who had difficulty getting referral in the past year, 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 21.7 0.6 20.8 0.6 24.2 1.8 25.0 5.4 52.1 12.5 29.1 6.1 24.2 3.4
                             
Age                            
    0 - 5 19.7 1.2 19.3 1.3 18.2 3.2 * * 59.3 14.3 * * 18.1 4.3
    6-11 22.2 0.9 20.9 1.0 27.7 3.1 * * * * 32.6 8.0 26.1 5.3
    12 - 17 22.2 0.9 21.6 1.0 24.6 2.8 * * * * 20.0 5.3 26.0 6.4
                             
Gender                            
    Male 22.4 0.7 21.3 0.8 25.0 2.3 21.0 5.7 * * 42.8 9.4 27.5 4.8
    Female 20.7 0.9 20.3 1.0 22.8 2.8 * * * * 15.7 4.0 19.7 4.4
                             
Household income b                            
    Poor 32.9 2.2 35.2 3.0 29.2 3.7 * * 57.4 16.2 * * 22.1 5.1
    Near poor 25.8 1.5 26.3 1.8 24.2 3.2 * * 66.7 18.7 38.5 8.7 18.8 5.4
    Middle 19.0 0.9 18.3 0.9 21.4 3.3 * * * * * * * *
    High 18.1 1.0 17.6 1.0 * * 26.5 7.6 * * * * 27.6 7.3
                             
Parental education                            
    Less than high school graduate 30.9 2.7 27.0 3.1 33.9 5.1 * * * * 65.5 13.5 * *
    High school graduate 19.7 1.2 20.3 1.3 17.5 2.7 * * * * * * * *
    At least some college 20.4 0.6 19.6 0.7 23.8 2.5 24.7 5.6 * * 22.4 4.9 26.1 4.2
                             
Insurance coverage                            
    Any private 19.5 0.6 18.9 0.7 21.0 2.3 27.0 5.9 * * 25.7 6.6 21.3 3.9
    Public only 28.3 1.5 27.8 1.7 27.9 3.0 * * 66.1 16.3 * * 31.7 7.1
    Uninsured 31.1 3.7 31.5 4.3 32.7 9.7 * * * * * * * *
                             
Residence location                            
    MSA 22.6 0.7 21.9 0.8 23.6 2.1 26.0 6.4 62.6 15.2 * * 24.4 4.0
    Non-MSA 18.5 1.1 17.1 1.1 27.3 3.9 * * * * 26.5 6.8 * *
                             

a In the past 12 months / since (his/her) birth [if younger than 12 months], how much a problem, if any, was it to get a referral to a specialist that (sample child) needed to see? Was it a big problem, a small problem or not a problem? Responses of big problem or small problem were recoded as any difficulty getting a referral.

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: 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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