TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics of Survey Pilot Test Respondents

CharacteristicN%
Respondent characteristics
 Female (n = 252)23292.1
 Education (n = 253)
  Some high school72.8
  High school graduate249.5
  Some college6124.1
  4-y college graduate6927.3
  More than 4-y college9236.4
Household characteristics
 No. of adults in household, including respondent (n = 250)
  12911.6
  216666.4
  33614.4
  4156.0
  ≥541.6
 No. of children aged <18 y in household, including child the survey asks about (n = 252)
  0187.1
  18433.3
  29939.3
  34317.1
  462.4
  ≥520.8
 No. of children with special health care needs in household (n = 252)
  017067.5
  16224.6
  2166.4
  331.2
  410.4
  ≥500
Child characteristics
 Female (n = 252)12047.6
 Age (n = 252)
  Infant (aged <1 y)135.2
  1–3 y4517.9
  4–12 y10742.5
  13–17 y6325.0
  ≥18 y 249.5
 Race (n = 251)
  White21284.5
  African American/black176.8
  Asian62.4
  Native American/Alaskan Native31.2
  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander00
  Other135.2
 Hispanic (n = 252)2911.5
 Insurance (n = 250)
  Medicare/Medicaid6325.2
  Private/commercial18172.4
  No insurance10.4
  Don’t know52.0
Health care needs of child
 No. of health care providers contributing to child’s care (n = 253)
  2–511143.9
  6–109136.0
  11–152610.3
  16–20114.4
  >20145.5
 Types of health care provider caring for childa (n = 255)
  Primary care provider24696.5
  Specialists16665.1
  Home health5421.2
  School health13653.3
  Behavioral health11545.1
  Therapists16765.5
  Social work5722.5
  Alternative medicine249.4
  Other types3513.7
 No. of emergency department visits (n = 255)
  Never12448.6
  Once or twice8934.9
  3–53413.3
  ≥683.1
 Special education service (n = 203)13365.5
 Early education service (n = 50)3978.0
 Medical conditionsa (n = 253)
  None259.9
  Behavioral conditions12047.4
  Developmental conditions11746.3
  Breathing conditions6224.5
  Neurologic conditions13854.6
 Child had usual place of care (n = 255)24796.9
 Use of prescription medicine (n = 254)22488.2
 Use of special therapy (n = 254)18171.3
 Use of counseling (n = 255)16062.8
 Use of medical equipment (n = 255)9838.4
  • a Multiple selections possible.