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Latino Children in California Face Inequitable Access to Care (Infographic)October 31, 2018:
According to the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), Latino children in California face lower access to health care than their white counterparts across multiple access indicators.
Despite representing more than half of children living in the state, Latino children are less likely than white children to: have health insurance coverage, have insurance benefits that meet their needs, find their health care costs reasonable, have a usual source of care, and have had a preventive medical visit in the last twelve months. The infographic presented here illustrates the 2016 NSCH estimates for these measures for both Latino and white children and also compares California’s performance to other states on the percentage of Latino children who have a usual source of care.
About the Data
The National Survey of Children’s Health is an annual survey funded and directed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Learn more about the NSCH at www.childhealthdata.org.