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Issue Brief No. 98
Supplementary Table 2b

Characteristics of Families of Children With Special Health Care Needs, With and Without Medical Bill Problems, 2003


 
All Children with Special-Needs Child
Families with Special-Needs Child, with Medical Bill Problems
Families with Special-Needs Child, Without Medical Bill Problem
Family Income
 
 
 
   Less than 100% of
   Poverty
19.4%
26.5%
17.0%*
   100-199%
23.5
31.1
21.0*
   200-299%
18.7
16.6
19.4*
   300% or More
38.4
25.8
42.5*
Family Stucture
 
 
 
   Single-Parent Family
33.4
39.2
31.5*
   Two-Parent Family
66.6
60.8
68.5*
Insurance Coverage of Special-Needs Child
 
 
 
   Private Insurance
55.6
38.8
61.2*
   Public Insurance
38.3
49.5
34.6*
   Other
1.3
1.0
1.4
   Uninsured
4.8
10.7
2.9*
Health of Special-Needs Child
 
 
 
   Excellent, Very Good or
   Good
87.4
79.7
89.9*
   Fair or Poor
12.6
20.3
10.1*
Health of Adults in Family
 
 
 
   At Least One Adult with
   Chronic Condition or in
   Fair/Poor Health
61.0
70.4
57.9*
   No Adult with Chronic
   Condition or in Fair/Poor
   Health
39.0
29.6
42.1*
* Difference from families with special-needs child with medical bill problems is statistically significant at p<.05.

Source: HSC Community Tracking Study Household Survey, 2003



 

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