TABLE 3

Predictors of the Likelihood That a Child in Oregon's Food Stamp Population Had No USC in the Previous 12 Months

Independent CovariableOdds That a Child Has No USC (vs Current USC), Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Child's age, y
    1–41.00
    5–90.79 (0.44–1.44)
    10–141.07 (0.59–1.94)
    15–181.10 (0.56–2.17)
Race/ethnicity (combined variable)
    White, non-Hispanic1.00
    Hispanic, any race0.88 (0.51–1.52)
    Nonwhite, non-Hispanic1.68 (0.78–3.59)
Parental employment
    Not employed1.00
    Employed1.18 (0.79–1.76)
Child's insurance type
    Privately insured1.00
    Publicly insured1.27 (0.69–2.33)
    Not insured7.44 (3.97–13.95)a
Parent's insurance type
    Privately insured1.00
    Publicly insured1.03 (0.52–2.04)
    Not insured1.35 (0.74–2.44)
Monthly household income
    <$5001.00
    $501–$10000.85 (0.51–1.41)
    $1001–$15000.43 (0.21–0.92)a
    $1501–$20000.89 (0.47–1.67)
    >$20001.06 (0.49–2.26)
Child has special health care need(s)
    No1.00
    Yes0.97 (0.48–1.96)
  • Multivariable logistic regression models included all covariates listed in the table. This model included all respondents with known USC status and complete information for all covariates (unweighted n = 2211).

  • a Significant at the .05 level.