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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 90b
Children age 2-17 with a dental visit in the past year, by ethnicity, United States, 2003
        Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
    Total All races White Black
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 50.9 0.9 54.2 0.9 59.6 1.2 36.8 1.7 36.7 1.5
Age 2-5 33.3 1.4 35.4 1.6 39.6 2.1 24.9 2.7 25.3 2.0
6-17 56.6 1.0 59.9 1.1 65.7 1.3 40.5 2.1 41.0 1.8
Gender Male 49.5 1.1 52.7 1.2 57.7 1.5 35.5 2.1 35.1 1.9
Female 52.5 1.1 55.7 1.3 61.6 1.5 38.1 2.4 38.4 1.8
Family incomea Negative/poor 34.5 1.5 36.8 2.0 41.4 3.1 31.7 2.3 29.7 2.2
Near poor/low 38.0 1.6 40.7 2.1 45.3 2.7 32.4 3.3 31.5 2.4
Middle 52.7 1.7 54.4 1.9 58.4 2.1 36.9 3.0 43.1 3.2
High 68.7 1.6 69.7 1.7 72.2 1.9 55.9 5.4 56.9 5.3
Health insurance Any private 57.9 1.1 59.4 1.2 63.3 1.4 38.3 2.8 46.4 2.6
Public only 38.8 1.4 40.8 1.9 45.0 2.6 36.5 2.7 34.4 1.8
Uninsured 31.7 3.3 41.5 5.0 49.0 6.4 * * 16.3 2.7
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 49.6 1.2 54.0 1.4 61.8 1.8 36.2 2.0 35.1 1.8
Metropolitan-small 53.8 1.8 55.9 1.9 59.4 2.3 40.7 3.9 41.0 2.6
Micropolitan 50.6 2.7 51.9 3.0 55.6 3.5 29.0 7.0 39.5 6.6
Noncore 44.5 4.2 46.4 4.1 47.9 4.5 * * * *
CSHCN Yes 58.4 3.5 57.9 3.7 58.1 3.8 * * * *
No 59.4 1.4 61.4 1.5 66.3 1.9 45.9 3.5 47.0 3.0
Preferred language English 49.9 1.0 53.3 1.2 58.9 1.4 35.0 1.9 35.9 1.6
Other 53.7 0.9 55.0 1.0 59.8 1.2 37.0 1.7 42.4 2.4
Born in U.S. Yes 34.5 1.9 40.6 4.7 54.0 8.9 * * 32.1 1.9
No 51.6 0.9 54.4 0.9 59.6 1.2 37.2 1.7 38.4 1.6

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: 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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