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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 58c: Income - Children age 2-17 with advice about eating healthy, 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 47.7 0.9 42.5 2.1 41.5 1.7 46.1 1.6 57.0 1.7
                     
Age                    
    2 - 5 54.7 1.5 48.4 3.1 50.4 2.8 52.4 2.6 65.3 3.2
    6 - 17 45.4 1.0 40.0 2.2 38.6 1.7 44.1 1.7 54.6 2.0
                     
Gender                    
    Male 46.9 1.1 41.4 2.4 40.3 2.1 45.5 1.8 56.1 2.2
    Female 48.6 1.2 43.6 2.7 42.7 2.1 46.6 1.9 57.9 2.1
                     
Race                    
    White 48.5 1.0 43.7 2.7 40.9 1.8 45.9 1.7 58.0 1.8
    Black 46.8 2.3 43.5 3.5 44.3 3.8 49.8 4.0 53.7 5.3
    Asian or Pacific Islander 42.0 4.4 * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native 29.6 5.9 * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 48.2 1.1 43.3 2.6 40.1 2.0 45.8 1.8 57.4 1.8
      White 49.4 1.2 45.9 4.0 39.3 2.3 45.5 2.0 58.4 1.9
      Black 46.9 2.4 43.6 3.6 43.5 3.9 50.2 4.1 54.4 5.3
    Hispanic 45.2 1.8 40.5 2.8 45.1 2.5 47.5 2.8 51.5 7.0
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Any private 50.1 1.1 40.1 4.7 42.2 2.4 47.1 1.7 57.4 1.8
    Public only 43.9 1.7 44.7 2.4 43.9 2.9 41.2 3.9 * *
    Uninsured 38.2 2.4 33.4 4.8 33.7 3.7 41.5 4.7 * *
                     
Residence locationb                    
    Metropolitan-large 50.6 1.1 44.2 2.6 43.4 2.3 48.9 2.2 59.3 2.0
    Metropolitan-small 44.9 1.8 42.0 4.8 40.8 3.0 43.2 3.0 52.6 3.6
    Micropolitan 44.4 2.4 38.4 4.4 41.2 5.2 45.4 3.8 51.5 6.0
    Noncore 38.6 4.5 37.7 7.0 31.3 6.4 36.3 5.4 * *
                     
CSHCNc                    
    Yes 54.7 1.6 53.6 4.0 47.4 3.2 52.4 2.6 61.8 3.2
    No 46.0 1.0 39.7 2.2 40.2 1.8 44.6 1.7 55.7 1.9
                     

a Negative 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.

b See 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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