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Children whose parents report that they sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).
162A: Children who can always get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2002,
162B: Children who can usually get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2002,
162C: Children who can sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2002,
- Family income
U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized children under age 18 whose parents reported that, during the previous 12 months, they had made an appointment with a doctor or other health provider for regular or routine health care.
Percent distribution of the denominator population who can always (table 162A), usually (table 162B), or sometimes or never (table 162C), get the appointment for regular or routine health care as soon as they wanted.
Tables report data from the MEPS 2002 Child Health and Preventive Care section. See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on this component of MEPS.