TABLE 1.

Population Characteristics of Children, Mothers, and Fathers

CharacteristicsNo. in SampleSample Proportion, %Survey- Weighted Population Estimate, %
Children3182100100
    Gender
        Male162050.950.9
        Female156249.149.1
    Race/ethnicity
        Hispanic100731.616.5
        Black non-Hispanic49915.714.5
        White/other167652.770.0
    Insurance status
        Any private207165.171.3
        Public76824.120.3
        Uninsured34310.88.4
    Health status
        Excellent151547.651.0
        Very good101631.931.8
        Good55717.515.1
        Fair822.61.9
        Poor120.40.2
Mothers3082100100
    Race/ethnicity
        Hispanic91010.013.6
        Black non-Hispanic47115.314.3
        White/other170174.772.1
    Insurance status
        Any private214669.677.8
        Medicaid38112.49.8
        Uninsured55518.012.4
    Highest education
        Doctorate220.70.1
        Masters1394.56.1
        College41113.317.5
        High school140745.748.0
        GED1785.85.2
        No degree67121.813.2
        Other2548.28.9
    Percent of federal poverty level
        <100%54117.612.7
        100–125%1835.94.4
        125–200%56018.214.9
        200–400%101733.033.5
        >400%78125.334.4
Fathers2288100100
    Race/ethnicity
        Hispanic69730.513.3
        Black non-Hispanic2038.98.1
        White/other138860.678.6
  • GED indicates General Educational Development certificate.