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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 58b: Children age 2-17 with advice about eating healthy, by ethnicity, United States, 2001

      Non-Hispanic    
  Total All races White Black Hispanic
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 47.7 0.9 48.2 1.1 49.4 1.2 46.9 2.4 45.2 1.8
                     
Age                    
    2 - 5 54.7 1.5 55.1 1.9 55.7 2.0 55.1 4.2 53.1 2.4
    6 - 17 45.4 1.0 46.1 1.2 47.4 1.3 44.2 2.4 42.3 1.9
                     
Gender                    
    Male 46.9 1.1 47.3 1.3 48.7 1.4 43.9 2.7 44.6 2.2
    Female 48.6 1.2 49.2 1.3 50.2 1.5 49.9 2.8 45.8 2.1
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 42.5 2.1 43.3 2.6 45.9 4.0 43.6 3.6 40.5 2.8
    Near poor/low 41.5 1.7 40.1 2.0 39.3 2.3 43.5 3.9 45.1 2.5
    Middle 46.1 1.6 45.8 1.8 45.5 2.0 50.2 4.1 47.5 2.8
    High 57.0 1.7 57.4 1.8 58.4 1.9 54.4 5.3 51.5 7.0
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Any private 50.1 1.1 50.5 1.2 51.2 1.4 49.9 2.9 47.2 2.9
    Public only 43.9 1.7 42.3 2.1 43.0 2.6 44.1 3.2 47.8 2.5
    Uninsured 38.2 2.4 40.1 3.4 40.9 3.9 * * 35.5 3.3
                     
Residence locationb                    
    Metropolitan-large 50.6 1.1 52.4 1.4 55.3 1.7 48.2 3.0 44.3 2.2
    Metropolitan-small 44.9 1.8 44.0 2.0 44.6 2.1 45.0 4.5 51.2 3.1
    Micropolitan 44.4 2.4 44.4 2.5 44.0 2.8 46.9 5.1 44.7 5.8
    Noncore 38.6 4.5 39.8 4.6 42.0 4.8 * * * *
                     
CSHCNc                    
    Yes 54.7 1.6 54.9 1.8 55.1 2.0 53.0 4.1 53.4 3.9
    No 46.0 1.0 46.5 1.1 47.8 1.3 45.6 2.6 43.8 1.8
                     

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.

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

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

 

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