Table 3: Selected sociodemographic and behavioral characteristics (%) of US children aged 6–17 years in 10 ethnic-immigrant groups: the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health (N = 62,804).

CharacteristicHispanic children ofNH white children ofNH black children ofAsian children of Other children
Immigrant parentsUS-born parentsImmigrant parentsUS-born parentsImmigrant parentsUS-born parentsImmigrant parentsUS-born parentsImmigrant parentsUS-born parents1

Number in sample3,1893,8362,51840,8104605,8218945046344,138
Percentage of total US population9.808.783.7453.241.5113.332.500.640.895.57
Two-parent households281.7140.4685.6069.3666.7928.6591.9456.9685.5944.42
Single-mother households5.4438.742.5114.3910.2046.972.6531.201.9727.91
Non-English speaking households71.0120.995.860.2611.180.5140.867.305.844.42
Unsafe neighborhood24.6019.396.786.9119.2926.0115.278.9712.1315.28
Households below poverty level39.5827.266.418.3812.9632.499.295.736.7118.45
Households with income at or above 400% of poverty level8.6020.0148.5938.0228.4214.0251.0046.8047.5927.34
Parental education ≥16 years17.6824.0266.9949.1157.8622.6574.0479.8561.2235.51
TV watching >2 hours/day25.1124.4012.3217.2626.4539.747.4318.7522.4224.56
No physical activity24.1212.647.007.017.1313.386.135.486.859.40
Lack of sports participation60.3252.5531.3434.5734.4951.4436.0830.1537.3440.95
Inadequate sleep <5 nights/week9.8612.4910.4414.0711.8415.7813.3011.4611.7612.78
Obesity prevalence328.1127.3411.8816.6117.5232.9012.3512.7410.0423.80
Overweight prevalence445.2142.1927.5031.0635.5648.2123.6828.7131.0441.69
Did not receive needed mental health treatment49.6840.7442.4033.7522.4544.5454.4452.9023.2427.23

All chi-square tests for the association between ethnic-immigrant status and each of the demographic characteristics were statistically significant at P < 0.01.
1Consists primarily of Hawaiian/Pacific Islander children, American Indian/Alaska Native children, mixed race children, and other children.
2Includes biological and adoptive parents. 3BMI ≥ 95th percentile. 4BMI ≥ 85th percentile. NH: non-Hispanic.