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Table 1 Selected sociodemographic characteristics of US children 0-17 years old (N = 90,117) by race/ethnicity (2007 NSCH)

From: Trends in racial/ethnic disparities in medical and oral health, access to care, and use of services in US children: has anything changed over the years?

  Mean or Proportion for  
Characteristic Whites N = 61,377 Latinos N = 11,523 African-Americans N = 8,873 Asians/PacificIsl anders N = 2,771 American Indians/ Alaska Natives N = 1,244 Multiracial Children N = 4,329 P
Mean age (yrs) 8.8 8.1 9.1 7.8 8.5 7.6 <.0001
Male gender (%) 51.8 51.0 50.1 46.1 53.3 49.6 .21
Highest educational attainment in household (%)        <.0001
Not a high-school graduate 3.3 26.7 10.4 3.6 11.3 4.8  
High-school graduate 19.2 31.3 32.1 12.4 34.4 21.8  
At least some college 77.5 42.0 57.6 84.0 53.4 73.4  
Primary language spoken at home not English (%) 1.0 52.1 1.9 40.9 3.8 1.3 <.0001
Number of children in household (%)        <.0001
1 23.6 16.4 27.4 28.6 28.0 27.2  
2 41.3 35.6 33.4 45.8 34.0 36.8  
3 25.6 33.4 25.4 18.3 22.9 25.3  
>3 9.5 14.6 13.7 7.3 15.0 10.8  
Number of adults in household (%)        <.0001
1 8.5 9.6 28.1 5.1 19.7 14.7  
2 75.4 61.4 49.8 68.1 56.9 65.9  
>2 16.1 29.0 22.1 26.8 23.4 19.4  
Adult in household employed ≥50 weeks in past year (%) 93.0 79.1 82.5 89.4 79.9 89.1 <.0001
Combined family income: % of federal poverty threshold (%)        <.0001
<100% 8.1 31.4 28.7 9.0 30.1 15.9  
100%-199% 15.7 26.1 25.6 13.1 22.9 22.7  
200% - 299% 18.7 12.9 14.5 10.9 14.0 15.6  
300% - 399% 15.3 7.2 8.9 13.4 10.8 11.9  
≥400% 35.4 11.8 13.5 41.4 15.3 27.7  
Unknown 6.9 10.7 .8 12.2 7.0 .1  
  1. Data source: non-public data set of the 2007 National Survey of Childhood Health.