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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 56c: Income - Children age 0-17 who had their height and weight measured by a doctor or other health provider, by family incomea, United States, 2001

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 90.3 0.5 85.4 1.2 86.4 1.1 90.6 0.8 95.6 0.6
                     
Age                    
    0 - 5 93.2 0.6 89.1 1.6 91.9 1.4 92.8 1.2 97.7 0.7
    6 - 17 88.9 0.6 83.1 1.5 83.6 1.4 89.6 1.0 94.7 0.7
                     
Gender                    
    Male 90.8 0.6 85.7 1.5 85.5 1.3 91.5 1.0 96.8 0.8
    Female 89.8 0.6 85.2 1.4 87.2 1.3 89.6 1.1 94.4 0.8
                     
Race                    
    White 91.2 0.5 86.7 1.3 86.1 1.3 91.6 0.8 95.9 0.6
    Black 88.9 1.4 86.6 2.6 87.2 2.3 90.5 2.1 94.4 1.8
    Asian or Pacific Islander 82.6 4.0 * * * * * * 93.3 3.1
    American Indian or Alaska Native 80.8 4.8 * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 91.5 0.5 86.9 1.6 87.8 1.4 91.1 0.9 95.9 0.6
      White 92.9 0.6 90.9 1.7 88.0 1.9 92.4 0.9 96.1 0.6
      Black 89.0 1.5 86.2 2.7 87.7 2.1 90.6 2.1 94.3 1.8
    Hispanic 84.8 1.1 81.9 1.8 82.5 1.8 88.0 1.6 91.7 3.0
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Any private 92.6 0.5 85.7 2.7 88.8 1.6 91.7 0.9 95.8 0.6
    Public only 87.9 1.0 87.6 1.4 87.1 1.7 88.7 2.2 * *
    Uninsured 78.1 2.0 69.8 4.2 76.4 3.3 79.8 3.3 * *
                     
Residence locationb                    
    Metropolitan-large 90.1 0.7 84.7 1.7 86.7 1.3 88.7 1.2 95.9 0.7
    Metropolitan-small 91.1 0.9 88.6 1.7 85.3 2.4 93.7 1.0 94.7 1.2
    Micropolitan 89.7 1.6 80.0 4.9 88.1 3.1 91.2 2.3 98.0 1.2
    Noncore 89.3 2.0 88.5 3.0 85.3 4.4 91.6 3.3 * *
                     
CSHCNc                    
    Yes 94.4 0.7 93.3 1.7 91.1 1.6 94.4 1.3 96.8 1.0
    No 89.3 0.5 83.6 1.3 85.4 1.3 89.7 0.9 95.3 0.6
                     

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.

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

cPopulation is different from other categories. The variable was 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.

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

 

 

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