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Table 1.70: Percent of children age 3-6 whose vision was checked by a doctor or other health provider, United States, 2001

Population group Total population (in thousands)d Percent ever had vision check Standard error
Total 15,821 59.3 1.5
    White 12,275 58.1 1.7
    Black 2,658 66.5 3.2
    Asian or Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU
    American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU
    Hispanic 3,139 51.6 2.6
    Non-Hispanic 12,682 61.2 1.7
      White 9,324 59.9 2.0
      Black 2,537 67.7 3.1
      Other DSU DSU DSU
    Male 8,046 60.7 1.8
    Female 7,775 57.8 2.1
    Any private 10,374 62.1 1.9
    Public only 4,276 55.1 2.3
    Uninsured 1,170 49.0 5.1
Family incomea      
    Negative or poor 2,999 53.0 2.8
    Near poor/low income 3,690 57.6 2.7
    Middle income 5,081 56.1 2.7
    High income 4,050 69.4 2.8
Residence locationb      
    Metropolitan-large 8,962 59.8 2.1
    Metropolitan-small 4,382 59.0 2.6
    Micropolitan 1,714 55.2 4.3
    Noncore 763 63.3 4.6
Perceived health status      
    Excellent, very good or good 15,522 59.2 1.5
    Fair or poor DSU DSU DSU
    Yes 2,344 70.7 3.0
    No 13,429 57.3 1.7

a "Negative or poor" refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; "near poor/low income", over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; "middle income", 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and "high income", 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

bSee the MEPS entry in the Data Sources section of the Measures Specifications Appendix for more information.

c CSHCN: children with special healthcare needs.

dNumbers may not add to Total due to missing or rounding.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


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