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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 65c: Income - Children age 2-17 with a dental visit, 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 47.6 0.9 28.5 1.6 35.5 1.6 49.3 1.5 65.3 1.6
                     
Gender                    
    Male 46.7 1.1 26.2 1.9 33.3 1.9 49.8 1.9 64.5 2.2
    Female 48.5 1.2 31.0 2.2 37.8 2.1 48.7 1.8 66.2 1.9
                     
Race                    
    White 51.8 1.1 30.9 2.2 36.5 1.9 52.3 1.7 69.2 1.7
    Black 31.8 1.7 26.6 2.8 32.5 3.1 34.1 3.4 37.3 5.3
    Asian or Pacific Islander 38.6 5.1 * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native 25.1 5.1 * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 47.6 0.9 28.5 1.6 35.5 1.6 49.3 1.5 65.3 1.6
      White 56.8 1.2 34.5 3.4 42.2 2.7 55.0 1.9 70.3 1.7
      Black 31.4 1.8 26.0 2.8 32.1 3.1 34.0 3.5 36.6 5.3
    Hispanic 33.3 1.5 26.3 2.3 26.5 2.1 39.8 2.9 56.0 6.0
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65 years                    
    Any private 55.2 1.2 34.5 4.1 40.3 2.5 52.6 1.7 66.0 1.6
    Public only 33.7 1.3 29.3 2.0 37.1 2.3 36.0 3.7 * *
    Uninsured 23.6 2.5 11.8 2.6 16.7 3.6 30.1 4.5 * *
                     
Residence locationb                    
    Metropolitan-large 45.5 1.3 29.4 2.2 32.7 2.3 44.8 1.9 61.1 2.2
    Metropolitan-small 52.2 1.8 28.2 2.8 37.3 3.0 55.8 2.8 76.2 2.4
    Micropolitan 46.4 2.7 21.5 5.3 38.9 4.2 52.5 4.6 66.5 4.2
    Noncore-adjacent 47.0 4.6 35.4 8.1 42.8 8.3 48.4 7.5 * *
    Noncore-rural 50.1 3.8 * * * * * * * *
                     
CSHCNc                    
    Yes 53.9 1.7 34.5 3.5 38.9 2.9 57.5 2.9 68.5 2.9
    No 46.9 1.0 27.9 1.8 35.2 1.8 47.8 1.5 65.9 1.7
                     

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 is 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.

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

 

 

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