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Table 7 Specific racial/ethnic disparities in the medical and oral health and healthcare of US children which were new, worsened, improved, or eliminated between 2003 to 2007

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?

Racial/ethnic minority group New disparity in 2007 which did not exist in 2003 Disparity significantly worsened between 2003-2007 Disparity significantly improved between 2003-2007 Disparity eliminated between 2003-2007
Latino · Teeth condition · Health status · No specialty care in past year
  · Sporadic insurance   · No physician visit in past year
    · No routine dental visit in past year
African-American · Digestive allergies · Speech problem
· Uninsured    · No physician visit in past year
· Problems getting specialty care    · No routine preventive dental visit in past year
    · Did not receive all needed dental care in past year
Asian/Pacific Islander · Problems getting specialty care
· No physician visit in past year
American Indian/Alaska Native · Teeth condition · No specialty care in past year · Overweight
· Behavior problems    · Has limited abilities
· Needs/gets special therapy
    · Asthma
    · Hearing/vision problems
    · Skin allergies
    · No physician visit in past year
    · No routine dental visit in past year
    · Did not receive all needed medical care
Multiracial · Overweight · Did not receive all needed dental care · Teeth condition
· ADHD    · Has limited abilities
· Depression/anxiety    · Digestive allergies
· PCP never/sometimes spends enough time with you    · Uninsured
   · Sporadic insurance
· Problems getting specialty care    · No physician visit in past year
    · No routine dental visit in past year
    · Did not receive all needed medical care
TOTAL 10 3 2 26