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Research Article

Disparities in the Clinical Encounter: Virginia's African American Children with Special Health Care Needs

Table 1

Demographic data and selected child health and poverty indicators for Virginia and US.

Demographic dataUSVA

Nonhispanic white alone55%59%
Nonhispanic black alone14%22%
Nonhispanic American Indian and Alaskan native alone1%0%
Nonhispanic Asian alone4%5%
Nonhispanic native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander alone0%0%
Nonhispanic two or more race groups3%3%
Hispanic or Latino22%11%

Child Health and Poverty Indicators

Children with special health care needs (All)19%21%
Live in poverty (Black/African-American)36%28%
Low Birth weight (Black/African-American)13.4%12.9%
Infant mortality per 1,000 births (Black/African-American)13.215.4
Confirmed victims of maltreatment (nonhispanic black)22%30%

(2010 Kids Count) [6].

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