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Table 1.78b
Percent of children under age 18 who had their height and weight measured by a doctor or other health provider, United States, 2002
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   72,699 91.9 0.5 72.9 0.8 86.7 0.6
Race White, single race 56,132 92.3 0.5 74.1 0.8 86.9 0.6
Black, single race 11,123 91.3 1.1 68.6 2.0 86.7 1.5
AI/AN, single race 815 77.7 6.9 59.4 6.4 73.0 7.1
Asian, single race 2,576 88.1 3.0 67.5 3.6 83.6 3.2
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,757 93.2 2.0 73.8 3.5 90.5 2.2
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 13,297 86.4 1.0 69.4 1.2 81.7 1.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 59,402 93.1 0.5 73.7 0.9 87.9 0.6
Non-Hispanic, White 43,463 94.0 0.5 75.5 1.0 88.5 0.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,859 91.3 1.2 68.3 2.0 86.6 1.5
Non-Hispanic, other 5,080 88.8 1.9 69.4 2.8 85.1 2.1
Gender Male 37,236 91.7 0.6 73.0 0.9 86.9 0.7
Female 35,463 92.1 0.5 72.8 0.9 86.6 0.6
Age 0-5 23,153 93.4 0.7 85.2 1.0 91.7 0.8
6-17 49,546 91.2 0.5 67.1 0.9 84.4 0.7
Health insurance Any private 47,956 94.2 0.4 76.2 0.9 89.7 0.6
Public only 19,360 89.6 0.9 70.2 1.3 84.7 1.1
Uninsured 5,382 79.1 2.4 53.4 2.6 68.1 2.9
Family incomea Negative/poor 12,438 88.0 1.3 66.8 1.7 82.5 1.4
Near poor/low 15,494 89.5 0.9 69.7 1.4 84.2 1.1
Middle 25,004 91.9 0.7 73.0 1.2 86.5 0.8
High 19,762 96.1 0.5 79.1 1.2 91.6 0.7
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 40,563 91.8 0.7 73.3 1.0 87.0 0.8
Metropolitan-small 21,261 93.2 0.9 74.4 1.5 88.0 1.1
Micropolitan 7,223 88.5 1.7 68.7 2.4 83.3 2.0
Noncore 3,652 92.1 1.7 68.4 2.8 83.0 2.3
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 71,080 91.9 0.5 72.7 0.8 86.7 0.6
Fair/poor 1,619 92.7 2.4 80.6 3.2 88.8 2.6
CSHCNc Yes 14,116 95.4 0.6 83.4 1.1 92.5 0.7
No 57,966 91.1 0.5 70.4 0.9 85.4 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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