Children with a usual source of health care in California

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Definitions: Includes the percentage of children, ages 0-17, who have a usual source of health care, as a percentage of all children. Estimates exclude emergency room and urgent care visits as a usual source of care.

Data Source: County-level data are based on California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), Child and Teen Health Profile 2011-12 (July 2014). Children Now analysis of race/ethnicity data utilizes “Ask CHIS” to create multi-year estimates, pooling together 2009 and 2011-12 (July 2014).

Footnotes: CHIS clusters responses into multi-county groups for select low-population counties. The multi-county groups are as follows: (1) Del Norte, Siskiyou, Lassen, Trinity, Plumas, Sierra, and Modoc counties; (2) Tehama, Glenn, and Colusa counties; (3)Tuolumne, Sierra, Calaveras, Amador, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, and Alpine counties.

Data that are not available are noted as NA. The most frequent reasons for NAs include the unavailability of longitudinal data, fewer than 10 cases (low number events), and statistically unstable estimates. Data that are created from a 3-year average or a larger confidence interval are noted with an asterisk (*).