TABLE 1.

Characteristics of the Study Sample (n = 3061)

%*n
Predisposing characteristics
 Sex
  Male59.81834
  Female40.21227
 Age
  Mean (SD)11.05 (3.5)3061
  5–1152.21664
  12–1747.81397
 Race
  Non-Hispanic white71.72183
  Non-Hispanic black15.9501
  Hispanic9.8302
  Other2.675
 Parental education
  Less than high school13.5434
  High school35.21071
  Some college26.5802
  College graduate24.8705
 Family size
  <561.91881
  ≥538.11180
 Family structure
  Single parent29.8940
  Two parent67.02008
  Other3.2103
Enabling characteristics
 Poverty status
  Above76.22193
  At or below23.8711
 Type of health insurance
  Private only59.01778
  Public only24.3766
  Public and private4.4128
  None12.3370
Need characteristics
 Self-reported health status
  Excellent33.1980
  Very good/good56.71716
  Fair/poor10.2333
 Activity limitations
  None53.61634
  Limited in major or other42.61309
  Unable toperform major3.8118
  • SD indicates standard deviation.

  • * Percentages are for weighted data (total weighted n = 7 772 284); missing data are excluded from percentage calculations (ie, percentages are among those responding).

  • The majority (86.4%) of children with public coverage only were covered by Medicaid; 20.7% of the total sample were covered by Medicaid and no other public or private insurance.