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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 85c
Children age 2-17 with a dental visit in the past year, 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   49.1 0.9 33.0 1.8 35.9 1.5 50.5 1.4 67.3 1.4
Age 2 - 5 30.5 1.3 24.7 2.3 24.1 2.4 28.3 2.0 43.9 3.0
6 - 17 55.0 1.0 36.3 2.1 39.9 1.8 57.5 1.5 73.7 1.4
Gender Male 48.6 1.0 31.5 2.0 34.8 2.0 50.6 1.6 67.7 1.8
Female 49.6 1.1 34.7 2.3 37.2 1.8 50.4 1.7 66.8 1.9
Race White, single race 52.2 1.0 33.9 2.1 38.0 1.9 52.5 1.6 69.4 1.6
Black, single race 37.1 1.8 31.6 3.8 30.6 2.9 42.5 3.4 53.5 4.3
Asian, single race 38.9 4.6 * * * * * * 54.3 6.7
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 45.2 7.7 * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 43.7 4.8 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 52.4 1.0 33.4 2.3 38.6 2.0 52.9 1.5 69.0 1.5
Non-Hispanic, White 57.6 1.1 35.6 3.1 43.5 2.7 56.0 1.7 71.6 1.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 37.1 1.8 31.8 3.9 30.1 3.0 42.1 3.4 53.9 4.3
Hispanic (all races) 33.8 1.3 32.2 2.5 29.0 2.1 36.9 2.4 44.2 4.8
Health insurance Any private 56.9 1.0 37.6 3.9 42.5 2.4 53.8 1.6 68.0 1.5
Public only 35.9 1.5 34.3 2.1 34.5 2.3 41.0 3.6 * *
Uninsured 25.5 2.1 14.1 3.7 15.1 3.0 29.4 3.9 * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 47.2 1.3 32.8 2.7 31.7 1.8 48.0 2.0 62.6 1.8
Metropolitan-small 52.8 1.6 34.3 3.1 40.2 3.4 52.3 2.4 77.5 2.3
Micropolitan 51.3 2.5 31.6 3.6 43.6 4.5 58.0 3.0 72.7 5.4
Noncore 44.6 3.8 * * 34.1 6.3 49.5 6.5 * *
CSHCN Yes 59.2 1.5 40.8 3.5 42.3 3.1 62.7 2.5 76.1 2.4
No 47.3 0.9 31.6 1.9 35.2 1.6 48.3 1.4 66.1 1.6
Preferred language English 51.4 0.9 33.7 2.0 38.1 1.8 52.1 1.4 68.3 1.4
Other 29.8 1.9 30.2 3.1 26.9 3.0 31.2 3.2 * *
Born in U.S. Yes 50.0 0.9 33.9 1.9 36.8 1.6 51.0 1.4 67.9 1.4
No 31.9 3.3 21.9 3.9 27.5 5.1 34.6 6.2 * *

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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