Table 4.

Utilization of Ambulatory Health Care by Setting and Selected Characteristics for Children Ages 17 and Under

Characteristic(N) in ThousandsPercent With at Least One:
Office-based
Visit
Hospital-based
Visit
Emergency
Department Visit
Dental Care
Visit
Prescription
Medicine
Total*71 47971.518.212.942.554.7
Age
 Less than 1 y374078.017.56.7042.0
 1 to 4 y16 07284.124.118.019.269.6
 5 to 9 y19 86472.216.011.253.257.8
 10 to 14 y19 47864.216.111.754.345.6
 15 to 17 y12 32563.717.413.150.048.4
Sex
 Male36 92871.819.313.841.655.0
 Female34 55171.217.012.143.554.3
Race/ethnicity
 White46 48377.320.114.449.259.4
 Black11 18259.014.610.327.243.1
 Hispanic10 62562.614.911.129.249.1
 Other318761.513.07.242.244.6
MSA
 MSA57 08772.417.612.442.754.6
 Non-MSA14 39268.120.215.341.754.7
Perceived health status
 Excellent/good68 48171.817.912.843.354.6
 Fair/poor202677.032.722.736.376.6
Health insurance status
 Private49 00276.218.112.5n/a58.1
 Public only14 87766.820.615.5n/a52.7
 Uninsured760150.713.610.8n/a36.1
  • * Population includes children whose parents' education and/or employment status is unknown as well as children with no parents.

  • Excludes children whose information on health status was missing.

    n/a Estimates omitted because health insurance status refers only to medical care and insurance for medical care.

    Note: Restricted to civilian noninstitutionalized population.