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Supplementary Table 6
Delayed Medical Care Seeking among All U.S. Children (Less than age 18).


  Percent That Delayed Medical Care
1996-97 1998-99 2000-01
U.S. Children Total 3.1 2.4* 2.4#
Family Income Below Poverty 3.8 3.4 2.7
100-199% of poverty 3.3 2.8 3.3
200-399% of poverty 2.7 2.2 2.7
400% of poverty and above 2.6 1.7 1.3#
Age Less than 6 2.8 2.7 2.9
6-12 2.9 2.5 2.1#
13-17 3.6 2.2* 2.4#
Race/Ethnicity White 2.9 2.1* 2.1
Black 3.8 2.9 3.4
Hispanic 3.4 3.5 2.9
Other 2.4 1.5 2.0
Health Status Excellent or very good 2.9 2.1* 2.3
Good 4.2 3.6 3.0
Fair or Poor 3.5 5.6 3.3
Insurance Type Employer-sponsored 2.5 1.8* 1.7#
Other private 3.2 1.9 2.3
Medicaid and other state1 2.9 3.3 3.0
Other coverage2 4.2 1.3* 2.4
Uninsured 5.6 5.4 6.6
Metro size Large metro area3 3.0 2.8 2.4#
Small metro area4 3.1 0.9* 1.1#
Non-metro areas 3.1 1.8 2.8
Region Northeast 2.2 1.6 2.0
Midwest 3.3 2.5 2.0#
South 3.3 2.7 2.3#
West 3.3 2.8 3.3

SOURCE QUESTION: "Was there any time during the past 12 months when you put off or postponed getting medical care you thought you needed?"
DATE SOURCE: Community Tracking Study Household Survey.
1 Includes State Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage.
2 Includes military coverage (such as CHAMPUS/Tricare), Indian Health Service coverage, and coverage not included in any other category.
3 Metro area with population greater than 200,000 people.
4 Metro area with population equal to or less than 200,000 people.
* Change from previous round is statistically significant at p<.05.
# Change from 1996-97 to 2000-01 is statistically significant at p<.05.

 

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