TABLE 2

Selected Demographic Characteristics of Parent Focus-Group Participants (N = 101)

% (n)
Respondent relationship to child
    Mother90.8 (119)
    Father6.1 (8)
    Other3.1 (4)
Respondent race
    Black26.7 (27)
    Asian2.0 (2)
    White58.4 (59)
    Other7.9 (8)
    Missing5.0 (5)
Respondent is Hispanic18.8 (19)
Respondent marital status
    Married68.3 (69)
    Divorced6.9 (7)
    Widowed1.0 (1)
    Single22.8 (23)
    Missing1.0 (1)
Respondent highest level of education completed
    High school graduate or less19.8 (20)
    Some college25.7 (26)
    2-y college or technical school graduate10.9 (11)
    4-y college or more42.6 (43)
    Missing1.0 (1)
Child sees 1 particular person for well-child care92.1 (93)
Type of clinician usually seen for well-child care
    Pediatrician85.1 (86)
    Family practitioner6.9 (7)
    Pediatric nurse practitioner15.8 (16)
    Physician's assistant5.0 (5)
    Other2.0 (2)
Annual household incomea
    Less than $30 00045.7 (37)
    $30 000 or higher49.4 (40)
    Missing4.9 (4)
Child health insurancea
    Yes93.8 (76)
    No2.5 (2)
    Missing3.7 (3)
Child main source of health insurancea
    Private45.7 (37)
    Public42.0 (34)
    Other6.2 (5)
    Missing6.2 (5)
Focus-group participants by location, n
    AAP staff (child ages 0–2 y)7
    AAP staff (child ages 3–5 y)7
    AAP staff (child ages 6–12 y)6
    Chicago suburbs: higher SES (child ages 0–2 y)7
    Chicago suburbs: higher SES (child ages 3–5 y)5
    Chicago suburbs: higher SES (child ages 6–12 y)9
    Chicago suburbs: lower SES (child ages 0–2 y)6
    Chicago suburbs: lower SES (child ages 3–5 y)4
    Chicago suburbs: lower SES (child ages 6–12 y)2
    Chicago (child ages 0–2 y)9
    Chicago (child ages 3–5 y)4
    Chicago (child ages 6–12 y)8
    San Diego military families (child ages 0–12 y)8
    San Diego families with special health care needs (child ages 0–12 y)9
    San Diego health clinic8
    Albuquerque (child ages 0–12 y)6
    Albuquerque (child ages 0–5 y)9
    Albuquerque (child ages 0–5 y)6
    Albuquerque families with special health care needs (child ages 0–12 y)2
    Albuquerque health clinic9
  • Demographic questionnaires were unavailable for 30 participants. SES indicates socioeconomic status.

  • a Question not asked of AAP employee focus-group participants (n = 20).