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  • Survey: 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Family Health and Activities
  • Question: Indicator 6.7a: Family sings or tells stories to children, age 0-5 years
  • Sub Group: Household income level

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Indicator 6.7a: During the past week, how many days did you or other family members sing or tell stories to [child name]?
No days1 or 2 days3 or 4 days5 or 6 daysEverydayTotal %
0 - 99% FPL%6.812.319.614.946.3100.0
C.I.(5.4 - 8.2)(10.4 - 14.3)(17.5 - 21.7)(12.9 - 17.0)(43.7 - 49.0)
Sample Count3175911,0338142,999
Pop. Est.424,122771,1461,224,771934,1412,897,017
100 - 199% FPL%
C.I.(3.7 - 6.5)(6.7 - 9.5)(13.7 - 17.7)(12.7 - 16.6)(53.7 - 59.2)
Sample Count1964478738453,343
Pop. Est.266,626423,526820,440764,4482,949,628
200 - 399% FPL%3.07.914.215.659.3100.0
C.I.(2.1 - 4.0)(6.3 - 9.5)(12.4 - 15.9)(13.8 - 17.5)(56.8 - 61.7)
Sample Count2235641,1541,2725,352
Pop. Est.195,516510,728912,5611,008,9283,820,708
400% FPL or higher%
C.I.(2.1 - 3.4)(4.2 - 6.0)(10.3 - 13.4)(13.5 - 16.9)(62.9 - 67.2)
Sample Count2135201,1361,3696,618
Pop. Est.167,540313,306719,855926,4433,961,015

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

DATA ALERT: Household poverty level for the 9.3% of households in the sample with unknown values for income, household size, or both, was calculated using single imputation methods. The poverty level estimates and confidence intervals based on single imputed poverty will differ from those calculated using multiple imputations.

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With funding and direction from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Survey of Children’s Health was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. CAHMI is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this site.

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