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Table 1.80b
Percent of children ages 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about healthy eating, United States, 2002
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   65,261 51.0 0.9 39.4 0.8 46.9 0.8
Race White, single race 50,296 51.2 1.0 39.2 1.0 46.8 1.0
Black, single race 10,137 51.5 1.9 41.6 1.7 49.1 1.9
AI/AN, single race 789 29.1 6.1 25.6 5.8 28.7 6.1
Asian, single race 2,341 47.0 4.9 37.7 4.5 43.6 4.7
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,417 54.8 4.2 38.2 4.4 49.0 4.2
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 11,713 48.0 1.5 36.4 1.5 45.5 1.5
Non-Hispanic, all races 53,547 51.6 1.0 40.0 0.9 47.2 1.0
Non-Hispanic, White 39,108 52.1 1.2 40.1 1.2 47.2 1.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 9,917 51.8 1.9 41.8 1.7 49.3 1.9
Non-Hispanic, other 4,522 46.9 3.1 35.6 2.7 43.2 3.1
Gender Male 33,465 49.5 1.0 38.0 0.9 44.9 1.0
Female 31,796 52.5 1.1 40.8 1.0 49.0 1.0
Age 2-5 15,715 58.0 1.5 50.7 1.5 57.0 1.5
6-17 49,546 48.7 0.9 35.8 0.9 43.7 0.9
Health insurance Any private 43,493 53.2 1.1 41.3 1.0 48.9 1.1
Public only 16,816 48.4 1.5 37.6 1.4 45.5 1.5
Uninsured 4,952 39.6 2.7 28.1 2.4 34.6 2.7
Family incomea Negative/poor 10,871 46.0 1.9 35.1 1.6 42.4 1.8
Near poor/low 13,746 46.9 1.6 36.1 1.6 44.1 1.7
Middle 22,506 49.1 1.4 37.0 1.3 44.3 1.4
High 18,138 59.4 1.7 47.4 1.7 55.1 1.7
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 36,433 54.9 1.0 42.7 1.0 50.9 1.1
Metropolitan-small 19,015 48.5 1.9 37.7 1.6 44.2 1.7
Micropolitan 6,506 40.2 3.1 28.9 2.4 37.2 2.8
Noncore 3,308 43.3 3.5 32.9 2.7 38.4 3.1
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 63,830 50.8 0.9 39.1 0.8 46.7 0.9
Fair/poor 1,431 59.9 4.0 52.7 4.1 57.1 4.1
CSHCNc Yes 13,563 57.0 1.5 47.6 1.5 53.5 1.5
No 51,143 49.5 1.0 37.3 0.9 45.3 0.9

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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