Table 1.

National Estimates of Children With Existing Special Health Care Needs: United States, 1994

CharacteristicPrevalence
Cases per
100
Estimated
Population
(in 1000s)
All Children18.012 608
Age
 0–2 years9.11085
 3–5 years15.31914
 6–10 years21.04043
 11–14 years21.03222
 15–17 years21.52343
Gender
 Male20.97482
 Female15.05125
Race
 White, not Hispanic18.68552
 African American, not Hispanic19.82162
 Other, not Hispanic13.0402
 Hispanic15.01490
Poverty Status*
 At or below poverty22.92997
 Above poverty16.98850
Parental Education Attainment
 Less than 12 years20.61853
 12 years19.54577
 More than 12 years16.56146
Family Structure
 Single parent23.34130
 Two parent16.28435
Region
 Northeast17.32286
 Midwest19.23308
 South18.74301
 West16.32712
Residence
 Central city18.43859
 Suburbs17.45926
 Nonmetropolitan19.02836
  • * Excludes unknown income.

    Source: Authors' tabulations of the 1994 National Health Interview Survey on Disability.