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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 59c: Income - Children age 3-6 with a vision check, 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 59.3 1.5 53.0 2.8 57.6 2.7 56.1 2.7 69.4 2.8
                     
Gender                    
    Male 60.7 1.8 56.7 4.2 56.2 3.6 56.8 3.5 72.5 3.3
    Female 57.8 2.1 49.2 3.3 58.9 3.9 55.3 3.8 66.1 3.8
                     
Race                    
    White 58.1 1.7 52.4 3.4 55.2 3.2 54.0 2.9 68.5 3.0
    Black 66.5 3.2 60.1 5.3 * * * * * *
    Asian or Pacific Islander * * * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 61.2 1.7 52.9 3.7 60.1 3.6 56.9 3.1 71.4 2.9
      White 59.9 2.0 51.6 5.0 57.2 4.5 54.1 3.4 70.4 3.2
      Black 67.7 3.1 60.9 5.5 * * * * * *
    Hispanic 51.6 2.6 53.1 4.9 51.8 3.9 52.1 4.7 * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Any private 62.1 1.9 * * 57.8 4.0 57.8 3.0 69.7 2.8
    Public only 55.1 2.3 53.4 3.3 60.8 4.0 * * * *
    Uninsured 49.0 5.1 * * * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationb                    
    Metropolitan-large 59.8 2.1 55.2 3.8 53.3 4.1 56.5 3.9 70.8 3.2
    Metropolitan-small 59.0 2.6 47.8 5.8 61.0 4.8 55.4 4.2 * *
    Micropolitan 55.2 4.3 * * * * * * * *
    Noncore 63.3 4.6 * * * * * * * *
                     
CSHCNc                    
    Yes 70.6 3.0 * * * * * * * *
    No 57.3 1.7 50.2 3.2 55.5 3.1 54.0 2.9 68.3 3.1
                     

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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