Table 1 Family Voices Survey on Managed Care Family and Child Characteristics of Respondents


Family Characteristic Total
n=323
Seattle, WA
n=104
Atlanta, GA
n=117
Denver, CO
n=52
DesMoines, IA
n=50
n % n % n % n % n %
Child's Racial/Ethnic Background
White 233 76.6 84 82.4 67 64.4 37 75.5 45 91.8
African-American 34 11.2 6 5.9 25 24.0 1 2.0 2 4.1
Hispanic 12 4.0 2 2.0 5 4.8 5 10.2 0 0.0
Other 25 8.2 10 9.8 7 6.7 6 12.2 2 4.1
Parent's Primary Language
English 295 96.4 100 97.1 100 95.2 46 93.9 49 100
Other 11 3.6 3 2.9 5 4.8 3 6.1 0 0.0
Parent's Household Income
Less than $10,000 34 11.9 14 14.6 14 13.9 3 7.0 3 6.4
$10,000 - $19,999 35 12.2 10 10.4 16 15.8 6 14.0 3 6.4
$20,0000 -$29,999 34 11.9 6 6.3 17 16.8 5 11.6 6 12.8
$30,000 - $39,999 47 16.4 16 16.7 13 12.9 8 18.6 10 21.3
$40,0000 -$60,000 67 23.3 27 28.1 15 14.9 11 25.6 14 29.8
More than $60,000 70 24.4 23 24.0 26 25.7 10 23.3 11 23.4
Parent's Education
Less than High School 12 3.9 4 3.9 3 2.9 2 4.2 3 6.3
High School or Technical School Grad 69 22.6 15 14.4 32 30.5 11 22.9 11 22.9
Some College 65 21.3 25 24.0 15 14.3 12 25.0 13 27.1
College Graduate 159 52.1 60 57.7 55 52.4 23 47.9 21 43.8
Continuous Telephone Service for the Last 6 Months 281 93.4 99 97.1 95 93.1 41 85.4 46 93.9
Difficulty Getting Transportation for Child's Medical Appointments
Yes 32 10.7 7 6.9 12 12.0 8 16.7 5 10.2
No 267 89.3 95 93.1 88 88.0 40 83.3 44 89.8
  • N = the number of respondents who identified a given type of health plan for their child and indicated their child needed or used a particular service. Respondents who indicated that their child is covered by more than one type of health plan or by a health plan categorized as "Other" were not included in the analysis for this table.
  • * For Communication and Coordination of Care and Overall Ease of Service Delivery, "Needed, Not Available" was not a response option.

(1) The percent of use of service was derived by dividing the total respondent population into the number using the service ("N") for each use category