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Table 1.78a
Percent of children under age 18 who had their height and weight measured by a doctor or other health provider, United States, 2004
Population group Total population  (in thousands)d Ever had both measures Within past year Within past 2 years
Percente Standard error Percentf Standard error Percentf Standard error
Total   73,332 93.0 0.5 74.1 0.8 88.3 0.7
Race White, single race 56,648 92.5 0.7 74.4 1.0 88.0 0.8
Black, single race 11,185 95.0 0.7 72.8 1.7 89.9 1.1
AI/AN, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian, single race 2,736 91.1 1.7 75.8 3.0 86.9 2.2
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,962 95.7 1.7 74.2 3.9 92.3 2.2
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 14,375 87.2 1.1 69.5 1.2 83.1 1.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 58,957 94.4 0.6 75.2 1.0 89.6 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 43,016 94.4 0.8 76.0 1.2 89.7 1.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,893 94.9 0.7 72.6 1.7 89.8 1.1
Non-Hispanic, other 5,049 93.0 1.2 74.4 2.3 88.4 1.5
Gender Male 37,430 93.2 0.5 74.3 1.0 88.9 0.7
Female 35,902 92.7 0.7 73.9 1.1 87.8 0.9
Age 0-5 23,404 94.9 0.6 87.0 0.8 93.7 0.6
6-17 49,928 92.1 0.6 68.0 1.0 85.8 0.8
Health insurance Any private 47,037 94.5 0.6 76.1 1.1 90.0 0.8
Public only 21,040 91.9 0.7 73.9 1.1 87.9 0.9
Uninsured 5,256 83.3 2.2 56.5 2.6 74.7 2.6
Family incomea Negative/poor 13,346 90.3 1.1 72.1 1.5 85.4 1.3
Near poor/low 15,596 90.2 1.0 70.5 1.5 85.8 1.1
Middle 23,843 93.4 0.9 71.8 1.4 88.1 1.0
High 20,548 96.3 0.6 80.8 1.4 92.4 0.9
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 41,130 92.6 0.6 75.6 1.0 88.7 0.7
Metropolitan-small 20,120 94.5 0.9 74.0 1.6 89.3 1.2
Micropolitan 7,147 91.1 3.0 70.2 3.4 85.4 3.5
Noncore 4,934 92.5 2.0 67.8 3.4 85.5 2.4
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 71,833 92.9 0.5 73.9 0.8 88.3 0.7
Fair/poor 1,499 94.4 1.8 83.2 2.8 90.8 2.4
CSHCNc Yes 13,835 96.5 0.5 84.2 1.2 93.5 0.7
No 59,039 92.1 0.6 71.7 0.9 87.1 0.7

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

c Unknown is not shown.

d Numbers may not add to total due to missing data or rounding.

e Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if their child has ever had weight and height measured.

f Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if their child has ever had weight and height measured, and the time of measurements.

DSU - 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.

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

 

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