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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 83c
Children age 2-17 with advice about eating healthy, by family income,a United States, 2003
    Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 51.6 1.0 49.6 1.6 45.2 1.8 50.0 1.8 59.4 1.8
Age 2-5 59.1 1.6 59.0 2.4 53.8 3.1 59.7 2.8 63.4 3.4
6-17 49.2 1.1 45.7 1.9 42.3 1.8 47.1 1.9 58.3 1.9
Gender Male 49.3 1.2 48.2 2.2 43.6 2.1 48.8 2.2 54.8 2.3
Female 54.0 1.2 51.1 2.0 46.9 2.5 51.3 2.3 64.0 2.0
Race White, single race 52.2 1.2 49.0 2.1 44.3 2.0 50.6 2.0 60.8 2.0
Black, single race 50.4 2.1 52.1 2.8 51.0 4.2 47.0 4.0 52.5 5.4
Asian, single race 41.6 4.1 * * * * * * 50.2 6.5
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 55.7 4.6 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 51.9 1.2 49.5 2.1 44.8 2.3 49.1 2.1 59.8 1.8
Non-Hispanic, White 52.9 1.4 47.9 3.1 43.4 2.9 49.9 2.4 61.5 2.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 50.4 2.2 52.7 3.0 50.9 4.2 46.4 4.1 52.3 5.4
Hispanic 50.3 1.5 49.8 2.7 46.3 2.4 54.9 2.9 53.7 5.3
Health insurance Any private 53.0 1.3 56.6 4.3 42.5 2.7 49.6 1.9 59.9 1.8
Public only 50.9 1.4 50.2 1.9 50.7 2.3 52.7 4.0 * *
Uninsured 39.9 3.0 25.0 4.1 33.3 4.6 49.7 5.5 * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 54.7 1.3 55.1 2.2 46.3 2.4 54.4 2.4 60.4 1.9
Metropolitan-small 49.7 2.1 44.7 3.3 46.1 3.5 46.4 3.2 59.9 3.8
Micropolitan 42.2 3.3 41.6 4.5 41.7 4.6 40.4 5.5 45.7 8.4
Noncore 45.2 5.4 42.9 8.7 39.4 5.6 41.5 8.4 * *
CSHCN Yes 58.8 1.8 56.1 2.8 55.5 3.0 56.9 3.0 64.7 3.1
No 49.6 1.2 47.9 1.8 42.5 2.0 48.2 2.0 57.8 1.9
Preferred language English 52.2 1.2 50.4 2.0 44.9 2.2 50.1 1.9 59.6 1.8
Other 47.8 2.0 47.2 3.1 46.3 2.7 48.8 3.9 * *
Born in U.S. Yes 52.3 1.1 50.8 1.7 46.5 1.9 50.4 1.8 59.6 1.8
No 36.9 3.0 33.1 4.5 31.2 4.2 * * * *

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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