Skip To The Main Content
Explore this Topic:

Survey Results

Current Search Criteria
  • Survey: 2003 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Survey Sections
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Early Childhood (Survey Section 6)
  • Question: Indicator 6.7: How often are young children read to by family members?
  • Sub Group: Household income

Edit Search Criteria

Change Question, Topic or Survey

Tabular Data

Indicator 6.7: During the past week, how many days did you or other family members read stories to (child's name)?
No days1 or 2 days3 or 4 days 5 or 6 daysEvery dayTotal %
0-99% FPL%12.419.423.48.336.4100.0
C.I.(10.9 - 14.0)(17.4 - 21.4)(21.2 - 25.6)(7.1 - 9.4)(34.1 - 38.8)
Sample Count6438391,0004712,028
Pop. Est.601,818941,1831,132,597400,9371,764,051
100-199% FPL%8.215.821.111.443.5100.0
C.I.(6.9 - 9.4)(14.2 - 17.4)(19.4 - 22.8)(10.1 - 12.7)(41.5 - 45.6)
Sample Count5449901,4498243,433
Pop. Est.453,181874,6971,167,999632,6802,412,765
200-399% FPL%5.911.220.212.949.9100.0
C.I.(5.1 - 6.7)(10.1 - 12.2)(18.8 - 21.5)(11.7 - 14.0)(48.3 - 51.6)
Sample Count5981,1722,0671,4345,939
Pop. Est.424,832805,1791,452,997927,0813,600,610
400% FPL or more%4.58.615.912.858.2100.0
C.I.(3.7 - 5.2)(7.6 - 9.6)(14.6 - 17.2)(11.7 - 13.9)(56.5 - 59.8)
Sample Count3867521,4261,2335,918
Pop. Est.273,954524,196968,767782,2363,546,524

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

DATA ALERT: DATA ALERT: Household poverty level for the 10% 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 level may differ slightly from those obtained using multiple imputation methods.

Data Graph

table data presented as graph

Edit Search Criteria

Compare this measure across years

Change question, topic or survey

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.

Suggested citation format: National Survey of Children's Health. NSCH 2003. Data query from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from