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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 79c
Children age 3-6 who ever received a vision check, by family incomea, United States, 2002
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   59.8 1.4 55.0 3.1 57.5 2.7 59.3 2.4 66.6 2.8
Age 3 - 5 54.5 1.6 51.4 3.5 51.1 3.2 51.9 2.6 63.7 3.3
6 76.5 2.4 68.2 4.6 75.0 4.1 81.0 3.1 * *
Gender Male 59.9 1.9 54.4 4.2 59.6 3.5 59.3 3.1 65.4 4.2
Female 59.7 1.9 55.4 3.6 55.2 3.8 59.3 3.3 67.7 3.9
Race White, single race 58.7 1.7 55.7 3.6 53.7 3.0 58.6 2.7 65.0 3.3
Black, single race 65.5 2.5 58.2 5.0 70.5 4.5 * * * *
Asian, single race * * * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 61.2 1.6 56.6 4.1 58.0 3.5 60.5 2.7 67.3 3.0
Non-Hispanic, White 60.5 2.0 60.5 5.4 52.5 4.3 59.9 3.1 65.7 3.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 65.2 2.6 57.8 5.3 69.5 4.7 * * * *
Hispanic (all races) 53.9 2.4 51.2 3.9 56.3 3.6 53.1 4.2 * *
Health insurance Any private 62.8 1.8 * * 61.8 4.0 60.6 2.7 67.7 2.8
Public only 58.0 2.0 56.8 3.0 57.8 3.6 64.2 6.8 * *
Uninsured 35.6 4.6 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 60.7 1.9 56.3 4.3 51.5 3.9 61.8 2.9 68.6 3.6
Metropolitan-small 58.5 2.6 55.0 5.6 64.1 4.7 56.2 4.8 * *
Micropolitan 56.0 3.7 * * * * * * * *
Noncore 65.2 4.2 * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 63.6 3.5 * * * * 60.5 6.5 * *
No 59.0 1.5 53.6 3.4 55.8 3.0 59.0 2.5 66.2 3.2
Preferred language English 60.9 1.5 56.5 3.4 59.3 3.0 60.0 2.5 66.5 2.9
Other 52.2 3.4 48.8 5.5 51.1 5.3 * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 59.7 1.4 55.1 3.2 57.1 2.8 59.2 2.4 66.4 2.8
No * * * * * * * * * *

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.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 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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