Table 3.

Access and Utilization of Health Care in the 6 Months Before Enrollment and 1 Year After Enrollment Within Each Age Group

Age Group
0–5
%
6–10
%
11–14
%
15–19
%
Total
%
No regular provider
 Baseline7.47.814.115.011.4
 1 y later0.0 2.4* 0.4 0.7 0.9
No regular dentist
 Baseline67.031.036.430.340.1
 1 y later29.2 7.0 12.9 16.3* 15.4,
No visits to MD
 Baseline21.638.351.153.040.8
 6 mo later13.0 30.641.9 34.8§ 30.7§,
 1 y later24.338.841.0* 39.3* 36.1*,
No visits to dentist
 Baseline70.648.356.769.259.9
 6 mo later52.5§ 28.2§ 37.6§ 47.4§ 40.3§,
 1 y later40.1 20.1 41.0 43.0 35.3,
  • * Difference between baseline and 1-year follow-up is statistically significant at the P < .05 level.

  • Difference between baseline and 1-year follow-up is statistically significant at the P < .005 level.

  • Difference between baseline and 6-month follow-up is statistically significant at the P < .05 level.

  • § Difference between baseline and 6-month follow-up is statistically significant at the P < .005 level.

  • Difference by age is statistically significant at theP < .005 level by the Pearson χ2 test.

  • Difference by age is statistically significant at theP < .0005 level by the Pearson χ2test.