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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 96b
Children ages 2-17 with a dental visit in the past year, by ethnicity, United States, 2004
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   51.6 1.0 54.7 1.1 59.0 1.3 38.9 1.9 38.3 1.6
Age 2-5 36.1 1.5 37.3 1.7 39.9 2.1 26.2 3.0 32.0 2.6
6-17 56.5 1.1 60.0 1.2 64.8 1.4 42.7 2.1 40.8 1.7
Gender Male 50.1 1.2 53.0 1.3 57.5 1.5 38.0 2.5 38.3 1.9
Female 53.0 1.3 56.6 1.4 60.6 1.7 39.7 2.4 38.3 2.0
Family incomeb Negative/poor 36.3 1.7 38.9 2.1 43.5 3.0 32.5 2.9 30.6 2.3
Near poor/low 39.0 1.6 41.9 2.1 43.9 3.0 38.1 3.4 32.3 2.0
Middle 52.6 1.6 54.2 1.8 56.6 2.0 40.4 3.8 44.1 3.2
High 69.6 1.7 70.5 1.7 72.5 1.9 53.4 6.4 59.9 5.1
Health insurance Any private 59.6 1.2 61.0 1.3 63.7 1.4 43.0 3.2 49.5 2.9
Public only 39.3 1.3 41.3 1.7 43.8 2.6 38.1 2.4 35.0 1.9
Uninsured 27.4 2.8 32.8 4.1 38.7 5.2 * * 18.6 3.0
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 50.7 1.2 55.1 1.5 60.4 1.9 40.9 2.5 36.5 1.7
Metropolitan-small 56.2 2.1 58.7 2.1 63.1 2.5 36.2 3.0 43.6 3.9
Micropolitan 44.9 3.3 45.1 3.3 45.5 4.0 34.0 4.1 43.4 8.6
Noncore 45.9 5.1 48.1 5.2 53.2 5.4 31.2 6.4 * *
CSHCN Yes 55.8 1.6 57.4 1.8 62.4 2.2 39.4 3.4 45.8 3.3
No 51.3 1.1 55.1 1.2 59.1 1.5 40.1 2.0 37.8 1.6
Language spoken most often at home English 54.3 1.1 55.4 1.1 59.4 1.3 39.2 1.9 44.7 2.7
Other 35.4 1.8 42.9 4.2 49.1 7.9 * * 33.0 1.7

a Dental visit is based on event data.

b 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.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* 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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