TABLE 4

Comparison of Total Analytic Sample Versus National Estimates of Child Care Provider Demographics and County-Level Descriptions

Total Analytic SampleNational Estimates
Age, mean, y45.9738.70
Men, %2.36.5
Race and/or ethnicity, %
 American Indian or Alaskan native2.00.8
 Asian American3.53.9
 African American or Black14.715.1
 White72.069.9
 Hispanic18.722.0
County COVID-19 deaths per 1000, mean0.340.30
County household median income, mean $64 36263 179
  • Age, gender, and race and/or ethnicity comparisons are between the total analytic sample (N = 57 335) and national child care provider estimates based on the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS). ACS data are weighted national averages for individuals with an occupation of child care workers (occupation code 4600) between the ages of 18 and 65. For the ACS, Asian American includes Chinese, Japanese, and other Asian or Pacific Islander; Hispanic includes Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or other. County COVID-19 deaths per 1000 are the mean deaths per 1000 individuals for the counties of survey respondents versus the US national average. County household median income for survey respondents is the mean of the median annual household income of the counties of the survey respondents constructed by using the 2018 5-year ACS data. County household median income for the national child care provider estimate is the mean median income for the county in 2018 reported by the US Census.