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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 65b: Children age 2-17 with a dental visit, 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 47.6 0.9 50.7 1.0 56.8 1.2 31.4 1.8 33.3 1.5
                     
Gender                    
    Male 46.7 1.1 50.1 1.3 56.7 1.5 30.1 2.2 30.6 1.7
    Female 48.5 1.2 51.2 1.2 57.0 1.5 32.7 2.2 36.0 2.0
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 28.5 1.6 29.4 2.1 34.5 3.4 26.0 2.8 26.3 2.3
    Near poor/low 35.5 1.6 38.9 2.1 42.2 2.7 32.1 3.1 26.5 2.1
    Middle 49.3 1.5 51.0 1.6 55.0 1.9 34.0 3.5 39.8 2.9
    High 65.3 1.6 65.9 1.7 70.3 1.7 36.6 5.3 56.0 6.0
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 55.2 1.2 56.9 1.2 62.0 1.4 35.5 2.9 41.4 2.7
    Public only 33.7 1.3 34.2 1.6 38.0 2.7 29.3 2.0 32.7 2.0
    Uninsured 23.6 2.5 28.8 3.7 33.9 4.6 * * 15.6 2.4
                     
Residence locationb                    
    Metropolitan-large 45.5 1.3 49.2 1.4 56.8 1.9 32.4 2.2 33.0 1.9
    Metropolitan-small 52.2 1.8 54.4 1.9 59.3 2.1 30.1 3.4 36.8 3.2
    Micropolitan 46.4 2.7 48.1 2.8 51.4 3.0 29.8 5.4 29.3 4.9
    Noncore-adjacent 47.0 4.6 49.1 4.9 55.5 4.6 * * * *
    Noncore-rural 50.1 3.8 51.4 4.0 54.4 4.1 * * * *
                     
CSHCNc                    
    Yes 53.9 1.7 55.4 1.7 59.7 1.9 37.2 4.0 43.4 3.7
    No 46.9 1.0 50.4 1.1 57.2 1.3 30.8 1.8 31.8 1.4
                     

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.

c Population 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 healthcare 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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