U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

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Frequency of Being Read to by a Family Member* Among Children Aged 0-5 Years, by Poverty Level,** 2007

Frequency of Being Read to by a Family Member Among Children Aged 0-5 Years, by Poverty Level, 2007
Frequency Percent of Children
<100% FPL 100-199% FPL 200-399% FPL 400% or More FPL

*Number of days that children were read aloud to during the past week.

**The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services establishes poverty guidelines for determining financial eligibility for Federal programs; the poverty level for a family of four was $20,650 in 2007.

Source I.7: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Survey of Children’s Health

0-2 Days 31.8 23.3 16.9 9.7
3-6 Days 32.0 37.6 31.9 30.2
Every Day 36.1 39.1 51.1 60.0

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