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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 81a
Children age 0-17 with both weight and height measurements, by race, United States, 2003
        Single race    
    Total White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN Multiple races
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 93.3 0.4 93.6 0.5 93.1 1.0 88.3 2.6 * * * * 94.5 1.6
Age 0-5 94.7 0.5 95.1 0.6 93.3 1.2 91.8 2.7 * * * * * *
6-17 92.6 0.5 92.9 0.6 93.0 1.2 86.8 3.3 * * * * 92.2 2.4
Gender Male 93.4 0.5 94.0 0.5 92.9 1.2 86.6 3.6 * * * * 91.3 2.8
Female 93.2 0.5 93.2 0.6 93.3 1.3 90.5 2.5 * * * * 96.9 1.4
Family incomea Negative/poor 89.8 0.9 89.7 1.2 91.2 1.6 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 90.5 0.9 90.7 1.0 92.4 1.8 * * * * * * * *
Middle 94.4 0.6 94.5 0.6 94.4 1.8 92.6 3.4 * * * * * *
High 96.2 0.6 96.2 0.7 96.3 1.8 93.8 2.9 * * * * * *
Health insurance Any private 95.0 0.5 95.2 0.5 93.5 1.6 93.8 1.9 * * * * 94.6 2.1
Public only 91.5 0.7 91.7 0.8 93.3 1.3 72.8 6.3 * * * * 95.3 2.7
Uninsured 84.8 1.6 84.1 1.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 92.8 0.6 92.8 0.6 93.1 1.2 92.7 2.1 * * * * 93.3 2.8
Metropolitan-small 94.5 0.9 94.9 1.0 94.6 1.8 * * * * * * 95.4 2.3
Micropolitan 92.4 1.2 93.3 1.2 91.0 2.4 * * * * * * * *
Noncore 93.5 1.9 94.3 1.8 * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 96.2 0.6 96.4 0.7 96.2 1.3 * * * * * * * *
No 92.6 0.5 92.9 0.5 92.2 1.2 88.0 2.9 * * * * 94.4 1.9
Preferred language English 94.8 0.4 95.2 0.5 93.4 1.1 92.3 3.6 * * * * 94.7 1.6
Other 84.1 1.2 84.1 1.3 * * 85.2 3.5 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 93.8 0.4 94.1 0.5 93.4 1.0 89.3 2.6 * * * * 94.5 1.6
No 82.4 2.1 81.4 2.4 * * * * * * * * * *

a Negative/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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