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Table 1.81
Percent of children ages 3-6 whose vision was ever checked by a doctor or other health provider, United States, 2002 and 2004
Population group 2004 2002
Total population  (in thousands)d Percente Standard error Total population  (in thousands)d Percente Standard error
Total   15,873 57.6 1.6 15,457 59.8 1.4
Race White, single race 12,539 56.5 1.8 11,949 58.7 1.7
Black, single race 2,161 62.1 3.1 2,401 65.5 2.5
AI/AN, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 3,496 56.6 2.3 3,009 53.9 2.4
Non-Hispanic, all races 12,377 57.9 1.9 12,448 61.2 1.6
Non-Hispanic, White 9,227 56.7 2.3 9,067 60.4 2.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 2,079 61.6 3.2 2,314 65.2 2.5
Non-Hispanic, other 1,072 61.4 4.8 1,067 59.4 5.0
Gender Male 8,009 60.6 2.1 7,981 59.9 1.8
Female 7,864 54.6 1.9 7,476 59.7 1.8
Health insurance Any private 9,809 58.3 2.1 10,023 62.8 1.8
Public only 5,250 57.8 2.0 4,511 58.0 2.0
Uninsured 815 47.7 6.0 924 35.5 4.6
Family incomea Negative/poor 3,323 56.4 2.7 2,958 54.9 3.1
Near poor/low 3,645 58.0 2.5 3,385 57.5 2.7
Middle 4,913 51.4 3.0 5,433 59.3 2.3
High 3,992 66.0 3.3 3,681 66.6 2.8
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 8,728 59.1 1.9 8,677 60.6 1.9
Metropolitan-small 4,600 57.7 3.2 4,429 58.5 2.6
Micropolitan 1,674 46.3 4.8 1,516 56.0 3.7
Noncore 871 64.2 4.5 835 65.2 4.2
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 15,523 57.7 1.6 15,150 59.6 1.4
Fair/poor DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
CSHCNc Yes 2,409 65.6 3.0 2,370 63.6 3.5
No 13,353 56.2 1.7 13,004 59.0 1.5

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 excluded children whose parents don't know if their child had ever had a vision check.

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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