Table 6: Disparity indices for mean behavioral problems index (BPI) and prevalence (%) of serious behavioral problems (SBP) among us children and adolescents aged 6–17 years by ethnic-immigrant status: the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health.

Serious behavioralSerious behavioralSerious behavioral Mean behavioral Mean behavioral Mean behavioral
problemproblemproblem problem index problem index problem index
Ethnic-immigrant statusDemographic model Full modelDemographic model Full model
Observed SEAdjustedSEAdjustedSEObservedSEAdjustedSEAdjustedSE
prevalenceprevalenceprevalenceScorescorescore

Total population11.760.3411.760.3411.760.34100.000.22100.000.22100.000.22

Hispanic children of immigrant parents13.211.5511.671.3910.211.2699.360.9998.171.0197.341.03
Hispanic children of US-born parents14.261.5511.711.3511.561.33102.371.03100.531.08100.431.08
White children of immigrant parents8.741.1611.831.6012.901.7099.150.89101.250.91101.720.94
White children of US-born parents10.130.3711.750.4511.990.47100.860.24101.950.27101.990.27
Black children of immigrant parents12.173.2711.923.1913.233.5498.382.1898.102.0698.642.12
Black children of US-born parents16.951.0011.930.8211.060.77102.600.6899.410.7198.630.69
Asian children of immigrant parents2.930.964.211.374.491.4392.251.1094.431.1195.101.17
Asian children of US-born parents9.633.6012.034.1811.934.1999.822.41101.112.41101.712.40
Other children of immigrant parents8.331.9610.712.2711.182.3696.152.1397.962.0197.801.97
Other children of US-born parents15.081.5613.551.4013.581.33103.410.82102.910.84102.820.81

Percent variance explained (R-Squared)0.784.4210.46
PAR (%)—excess behavioral problem75.0964.2061.827.755.574.90
Index of absolute disparity—RMSD9.077.327.167.855.675.10
Index of relative disparity—CV (RMSD)309.67173.98159.368.516.005.36
Observed versusObserved versusObserved versusObserved versus
demographic model full modeldemographic model full model
Reduction in absolute disparity (RMSD)%−19.29−21.06−27.77−35.03
Reduction in relative disparity (CV-RMSD)%−43.82−48.54−29.49−37.02

PAR: population attributable risk. RMSD: root mean square deviation. CV: coefficient of variation.
In calculation of RMSD, the lowest SBP prevalence or mean BPI score (i.e., for immigrant Asian children) is used as the standard or comparison group.