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Table 6 Trends between the 2003 and 2007 NSCH in US childrens racial/ethnic disparities in medical and oral health, access to care, and use of services

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?

Disparities category Total number of NSCH indicatorsa Disparities for at least one racial/ethnic minority group Total number of disparitiesb
   2003 2007 2003 2007
Medical and oral health 22 10 10 26 20
Access to medical and dental care 9 9 7 26 24
Use of medical and dental services 3 3 1 11 2c
TOTAL 34 22 18 63 46
  1. aIncludes only those indicators available in both the 2003 and the 2007 NSCH.
  2. bFor each NSCH indicator, disparities were possible for up to all five racial/ethnic minority groups.
  3. cP < .01 for comparison between 2003 and 2007.