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Table 1.80a
Percent of children ages 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about healthy eating, United States, 2004
Population group Total population  (in thousands)d Ever given advice Within past year Within past 2 years
Percente Standard error Percentf Standard error Percentf Standard error
Total   65,886 53.3 1.1 40.2 1.1 48.7 1.1
Race White, single race 51,021 53.8 1.2 40.2 1.2 48.7 1.2
Black, single race 10,141 52.3 2.5 41.1 2.4 49.8 2.4
AI/AN, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian, single race 2,267 54.4 4.3 41.8 4.5 51.1 4.4
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,749 50.0 5.0 39.2 4.8 46.5 5.0
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 12,727 54.2 1.6 42.5 1.6 51.0 1.7
Non-Hispanic, all races 53,158 53.1 1.2 39.6 1.2 48.2 1.2
Non-Hispanic, White 38,958 53.6 1.4 39.4 1.4 48.0 1.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 9,893 51.8 2.5 40.8 2.4 49.4 2.5
Non-Hispanic, other 4,307 51.0 3.0 38.6 3.0 47.6 3.1
Gender Male 33,799 52.1 1.2 39.6 1.2 47.0 1.2
Female 32,086 54.6 1.3 40.7 1.3 50.6 1.3
Age 2-5 15,958 60.5 1.6 53.8 1.6 59.1 1.6
6-17 49,928 51.0 1.2 35.8 1.2 45.4 1.2
Health insurance Any private 42,635 55.4 1.3 41.6 1.3 50.3 1.4
Public only 18,534 52.2 1.5 40.5 1.5 49.1 1.5
Uninsured 4,717 38.7 2.8 25.9 2.5 33.4 2.7
Family incomea Negative/poor 11,651 50.3 1.9 41.4 1.8 48.0 1.9
Near poor/low 14,007 49.0 1.6 36.0 1.6 44.9 1.6
Middle 21,585 51.6 1.9 36.4 1.7 45.9 1.8
High 18,641 60.4 1.9 47.0 1.9 55.5 1.9
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 36,765 58.5 1.3 45.3 1.3 54.2 1.4
Metropolitan-small 18,209 51.0 2.0 37.7 1.9 46.0 1.9
Micropolitan 6,398 41.0 3.4 27.5 2.8 36.7 2.9
Noncore 4,513 37.8 3.3 26.7 3.3 33.1 3.4
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 64,514 53.0 1.1 39.8 1.1 48.5 1.1
Fair/poor 1,372 65.1 3.6 56.9 3.8 61.7 3.6
CSHCNc Yes 13,310 61.3 1.6 49.0 1.7 56.3 1.6
No 52,163 51.2 1.2 37.9 1.1 46.8 1.2

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 they had ever been given advice.

f Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if they had ever been given advice, or when they were given advice.

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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