TABLE 1

Child and Caregiver Demographics (N = 249)

CharacteristicsFrequency, n (%)
Child
 Age, y
  <1a79 (32)
  1–460 (24)
  5–941 (16)
  10–1439 (16)
  15–1830 (12)
 Sex, female119 (48)
 Race or ethnicity
  White203 (84)
  Black or African American5 (2)
  Asian American6 (2)
  Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (<1)
  American Indian or Alaska Native3 (1)
  >1 race or other23 (10)
  Hispanic or Latino ethnicity51 (21)
 Public health insurance169 (68)
Caregiver
 Median age in years, min–max35, 16–70
 Sex, female205 (82)
 Race or ethnicity
  White179 (75)
  Black or African American4 (2)
  Asian American9 (4)
  Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2 (1)
  American Indian or Alaska Native7 (3)
  >1 race or other33 (14)
  Hispanic or Latino ethnicity53 (22)
 Marriedb139 (56)
 Survey language, Spanish20 (8)
 Education
  Less than high school degree31 (13)
  High school or equivalent99 (40)
  Specialized training or associate’s degree59 (24)
  College degree or higher59 (24)
 Biological or adoptive parent238 (96)
  • Demographics were otherwise evenly distributed among children with or without chronic disease.

  • a Children younger than age 1 were more likely to not have any chronic disease (P < .001).

  • b Caregivers of children with chronic diseases were more likely to be separated, divorced, or widowed compared with those without chronic disease (P = .004).