Between 2002 and 2009, the percentage of Asian children who had a well-child medical visit increased from 43 percent to 47 percent. Rates of well-child visits also improved for white and Hispanic children, but there was no significant increase for black children during this period. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #419: Trends in Well-Child Visits: United States, 2002-2009.)
- Overall, the percentage of children who had a well-child visit during the year increased between the years 2002 and 2009.
- Between 2002 and 2009, the percentage of Asian children who had a well-child visit increased from 43 to 47 percent. Rates of well-child visits improved for whites, Hispanics, and other single races as well.
- Black children and children reporting multiple-racial identities did not statistically significantly increase their rates of well-child visits between 2002 and 2009.
- Children who were uninsured or had only public insurance were less likely to have an annual well-child visit, compared to children with private insurance.
- Increases in well-child visit rates occurred for children in older age groups. In 2002, 39 percent of children ages 10-13 had a well-child visit, compared to 44 percent in 2009. Among 14-17 year olds in 2002, 37 percent had a well-child visit, compared to 42 percent in 2009.
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