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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.75a
Percent of children age 3-6 whose vision was checked by a doctor or other health provider, United States, 2001 and 2002
    2002 2001
Population group Total population (in thousands)f Percent ever had vision check Standard error Total population (in thousands)f Percent ever had vision check Standard error
               
Total   15,457 59.8 1.4 15,821 59.3 1.5
               
Racea White 11,949 58.7 1.7 - - - - - -
Black 2,401 65.5 2.5 - - - - - -
American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU - - - - - -
Asian DSU DSU DSU - - - - - -
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU - - - - - -
Multiple races DSU DSU DSU - - - - - -
               
Ethnicityb Hispanic, all races 3,009 53.9 2.4 3,139 51.6 2.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 12,448 61.2 1.6 12,682 61.2 1.7
Non-Hispanic, White 9,067 60.5 2.0 9,324 59.9 2.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 2,314 65.2 2.6 2,537 67.7 3.1
Non-Hispanic, other 1,067 59.4 5.0 DSU DSU DSU
               
Gender Male 7,981 59.9 1.9 8,046 60.7 1.8
Female 7,476 59.7 1.9 7,775 57.8 2.1
               
Health insurance Any private 10,023 62.8 1.8 10,374 62.1 1.9
Public only 4,511 58.0 2.0 4,276 55.1 2.3
Uninsured 924 35.6 4.6 1,170 49.0 5.1
               
Family incomec Negative or poor 2,958 55.0 3.1 2,999 53.0 2.8
Near poor/low income 3,385 57.5 2.7 3,690 57.6 2.7
Middle income 5,433 59.3 2.4 5,081 56.1 2.7
High income 3,681 66.6 2.8 4,050 69.4 2.8
               
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 8,677 60.7 1.9 8,962 59.8 2.1
Metropolitan-small 4,429 58.5 2.6 4,382 59.0 2.6
Micropolitan 1,516 56.0 3.7 1,714 55.2 4.3
Noncore 835 65.2 4.2 763 63.3 4.6
               
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 15,150 59.6 1.5 15,522 59.2 1.5
Fair or poor DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
               
CSHCNe Yes 2,370 63.6 3.5 2,344 70.7 3.0
No 13,004 59.0 1.5 13,429 57.3 1.7
               

a Prior to 2002, racial categories were not directly comparable to those used for 2002 data. Thus, race data for 2000 are not shown.

b Beginning in 2002, individuals could report multiple races. For 2002 and later years, Non-Hispanic White and Black categories exclude multiple race individuals and are not directly comparable to data from previous years.

c "Negative or poor" refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; "near poor/low income", over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; "middle income", 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and "high income", 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

d See the MEPS entry in the Data Sources section of the Measures Specifications Appendix for more information.

e CSHCN: children with special health care needs.

f Numbers may not add to total due to missing or rounding.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

- -  Data not shown. See footnote a.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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