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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of factors associated with parental unawareness of their uninsured child’s eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP

From: A cross-sectional study of parental awareness of and reasons for lack of health insurance among minority children, and the impact on health, access to care, and unmet needs

Characteristic Unaware of child’s medicaid/CHIP eligibilitya Aware of child’s medicaid/CHIP eligibility P
Mean time uninsured, months 16.8 11.8 .01
Mean annual combined family
 income $23,777 $19,871 .01
Race/ethnicity    .04
 Latino 57.1 % 42.9 %  
 African-American 40.4 % 59.6 %  
  1. aNo other factors were significantly associated with unawareness of child’s insurance eligibility