The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation 2005
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Safety of Child in the Neighborhood

Percent of Children Who Are Reported to Be Usually or Always Safe in Their Neighborhood, by Location

Total: 83.8: Urban Focus 82.6, Large Rural 86.9, Small Rural/Isolated 90.2

Percent of Children Who Are Reported to Be Usually or Always Safe in Their Neighborhood, by Location and Family Income

<100% FPL*: Urban Focus 66.5, Large Rural 76.1, Small Rural/Isolated 82.7
100-199% FPL: Urban Focus 74.4, Large Rural 84.1, Small Rural/Isolated 88.9
200-399% FPL: Urban Focus 88.2, Large Rural 92.1, Small Rural/Isolated 94.5
400% or More FPL: Urban Focus 93.1, Large Rural 95.7, Small Rural/Isolated 95.5

*Federal Poverty Level, equal to $18,400 for a family of four in 2003.

Percent of Children Who Are Reported to Be Usually or Always Safe in Their Neighborhood, by Location and Race and Ethnicity

White: Urban Focus 91.5, Large Rural 90.8, Small Rural/Isolated 93.4
Black: Urban Focus 68, Large Rural 75.1, Small Rural/Isolated 73.7
Hispanic: Urban Focus 68.9, Large Rural 73.5, Small Rural/Isolated 83.8
Multiracial: Urban Focus 84.2, Large Rural 88.6, Small Rural/Isolated 90.7
American Indian/Alaska Native: Urban Focus 81, Large Rural 82.9, Small Rural/Isolated 83.1
Other: Urban Focus 76.5, Large Rural 86.4, Small Rural/Isolated 83.7

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Child Care

Percent of Children Aged 0-5 Years Whose Families Experienced Child Care Problems, by Location

Total: 33.2: Urban Focus 33, Large Rural 32.5, Small Rural/Isolated 35.2

Percent of Children Aged 0-5 Years Whose Families Experienced Child Care Problems, by Location and Race and Ethnicity

White: Urban Focus 33.6, Large Rural 33.7, Small Rural/Isolated 35.2
Black: Urban Focus 39.6, Large Rural 35.1, Small Rural/Isolated 31.7
Hispanic: Urban Focus 27.9, Large Rural 24.2, Small Rural/Isolated 31.4
Multiracial: Urban Focus 33.6, Large Rural 35.3, Small Rural/Isolated 44.3
American Indian/Alaska Native: Urban Focus 45.9, Large Rural 48.7, Small Rural/Isolated 50.1
Other: Urban Focus 28.1, Large Rural 27.1, Small Rural/Isolated 36.1

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This information is from the chartbook The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation 2005, that is based on data from the National Survey of Children's Health. Suggested citation: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The National Survey of Children's Health 2003. Rockville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005.