Table 1.

Baseline Child and Family Characheristics by Age Group of Child

Age Group (Years)
0–5
n = 177
23.6%
6–10
n = 209
27.9%
11–14
n = 229
30.5%
15–19
n = 135
18.0%
Total*
n = 750
100%
%%%%%
Total mo without coverage last year
 <1 mo20.014.511.610.514.2
 1> = <3 mo24.633.325.825.627.6
 3> = <6 mo21.115.515.621.117.8
 6> = <12 mo25.716.925.824.823.1
 > = 12 mo8.619.821.318.017.3
Number of children/family
 128.813.415.720.018.9
 247.541.142.434.141.7
 ≤323.745.541.945.939.3
Race of respondent
 White96.096.695.594.795.8
 Other4.03.44.55.34.2
Mothers education
 Less than high school5.67.29.312.28.4
 High school59.962.559.347.358.2
 More than high school34.530.331.440.533.4
Parents work
 Both employed45.040.237.633.339.4
 1 employed49.750.056.360.253.6
 Neither employed5.39.86.16.57.0
Lives in metropolitan area78.572.270.771.973.2
  • * Numbers represent proportions of children by family characteristic, rather than proportions of families with characteristic as reported in other publications.2

  • Difference by age is statistically significant at theP < .005 level.

  • Difference by age is statistically significant at theP < .0005 level.