AHRQ Stats: Medical Care for Children
Posted by Kay Deeney on April 6th, 2017
Posted in: Children and Teens, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns
In 2014, approximately 8 percent of U.S. children younger than 18 (about 5.8 million children) were reported as not having a usual source of care. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #501: Children’s Usual Source of Care: Insurance, Income, and Racial/Ethnic Disparities, 2004-2014.)
- Children who were uninsured were more likely to have no usual source of care in each year between 2004 and 2014.
- Children living in poor families were more likely to lack a usual source of care compared to children living in high-income families in both 2004 and 2014.
- Children from high-income families were less likely than children in any other income group to lack a usual source of care in 2014.
- The percentage of Hispanic children without a usual source of care declined by 4 percentage points between 2004 and 2014.
For more details, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/76z6.
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Kay Deeney, MLS AHIP is the Education & Outreach Librarian with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region located at UCLA.
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