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Table 4.4b
Among children under age 18 who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers listened carefully to their parents, United States, 2002
Population group Total population (in thousands)d Percent had visit Health providers listened carefully
Always Usually Sometimes or never
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   72,699 76.6 72.2 0.8 21.5 0.7 6.4 0.4
Race White, single race 56,132 78.2 72.5 0.9 21.2 0.8 6.3 0.5
Black, single race 11,123 71.6 74.5 2.0 19.0 1.8 6.5 0.8
AI/AN, single race 815 62.3 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian, single race 2,576 67.0 60.7 4.7 33.6 4.0 DSU DSU
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,757 76.3 58.0 4.7 32.8 4.4 9.1 2.5
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 13,297 66.2 68.7 1.7 21.5 1.4 9.8 0.9
Non-Hispanic, all races 59,402 78.9 72.8 0.8 21.4 0.8 5.7 0.4
Non-Hispanic, White 43,463 81.9 73.6 1.0 21.0 0.9 5.5 0.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,859 71.5 74.6 2.0 19.0 1.9 6.4 0.9
Non-Hispanic, other 5,080 69.3 61.2 3.2 31.8 2.7 7.0 1.4
Gender Male 37,236 76.5 71.9 1.0 21.8 0.9 6.3 0.5
Female 35,463 76.7 72.4 0.9 21.1 0.9 6.4 0.5
Age 0-5 23,153 86.8 72.6 1.2 21.1 1.1 6.2 0.6
6-17 49,546 71.8 71.9 0.9 21.6 0.8 6.5 0.5
Health insurance Any private 47,956 81.0 73.4 0.9 21.5 0.9 5.2 0.4
Public only 19,360 71.5 69.7 1.5 20.7 1.3 9.6 0.8
Uninsured 5,382 55.5 67.7 3.1 24.7 2.6 7.6 1.5
Family incomea Negative/poor 12,438 67.0 68.0 1.8 21.0 1.7 11.0 1.1
Near poor/low 15,494 71.3 70.8 1.6 21.2 1.5 7.9 0.9
Middle 25,004 78.1 71.8 1.3 22.2 1.1 6.0 0.7
High 19,762 84.7 75.5 1.4 21.0 1.3 3.5 0.5
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 40,563 75.6 71.5 1.1 21.5 1.0 6.9 0.5
Metropolitan-small 21,261 79.0 71.5 1.6 22.6 1.5 5.9 0.7
Micropolitan 7,223 75.6 76.6 2.0 18.5 2.2 4.9 1.0
Noncore 3,652 75.6 74.1 3.2 19.2 3.0 6.7 1.6
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 71,080 76.3 72.3 0.8 21.5 0.7 6.2 0.4
Fair/poor 1,619 88.5 65.7 3.8 20.0 3.3 14.3 2.7
CSHCNc Yes 14,116 90.2 70.4 1.5 21.2 1.3 8.3 0.8
No 57,966 73.2 72.7 0.9 21.5 0.9 5.8 0.4

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 Total child population. Numbers of subpopulation categories may not add to total due to missing data or rounding.

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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