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Issue Brief No. 98
Supplementary Table 1

Health Care Utilization by Children With and Without Special Health Care Needs, 2003


 
All Children
Children With Special Health Care Needs
Children Without Special Health Care Need
Average Number of Ambulatory Care Visits
3.7
6.6
3.0*
   Private Insurance
3.5
6.4
3.0*
   Public Insurance
4.4#
7.4#
3.5#*
   Uninsured
2.4#
NA
2.3
Percent of All Ambulatory Care Visits
100.0
33.1
66.9
   Private Insurance
100.0
30.2
69.8
   Public Insurance
100.0
40.8
59.2
   Uninsured
100.0
14.4
85.6
Inpatient Hospital Stays per 100 Children
8.7
17.0
6.7*
   Private Insurance
7.2
13.2
6.0
   Public Insurance
12.8#
24.0#
9.2*
   Uninsured
3.7
NA
3.5
Percent of All Inpatient Hospital Stays
100.0
36.5
63.5
   Private Insurance
100.0
30.5
69.5
   Public Insurance
100.0
45.8
54.2
   Uninsured
100.0
17.0
83.0
Notes: Estimates are not reported for uninsured special-needs child due to small sample size. Children with other insurance coverage are not reported as a separate category due to small sample size, but are included in totals for all children.

* Difference from children with special health care needs is statistically significant at p<.05.

# Difference from privately insured is statistically significant at p<.05.

Source: HSC Community Tracking Study Household Survey, 2003



 

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