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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics from the CENTURY Study of children included in the Linked CENTURY Study and those who were not linked

From: The Linked CENTURY Study: linking three decades of clinical and public health data to examine disparities in childhood obesity

  Linked CENTURY Study Not linked
  (N = 200343) (N = 69616)
Characteristics % %
Child’s year of birth (decade)   
 1970s 8.6 19.8
 1980s 23.9 34.0
 1990s 40.0 33.2
 2000s 27.6 13.0
Child’s sex   
 Male 50.3 51.0
 Female 49.7 49.1
Child’s race/ethnicity   
 White 49.1 33.3
 Black 7.7 12.1
 Hispanic 2.7 5.3
 Asian 2.7 3.8
 Other 3.5 5.8
 Missing 34.3 39.8
Medical insurancea   
 Private 29.5 20.6
 Medicaid 6.8 6.5
 Missing 63.7 72.9
  1. aType of medical insurance at most recent visit recorded in clinical database