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Female Headed Households With People Under 18

Time Range: 2006-2010       Resolution: Census Block Group

Female headed households with people under 18 is a household that is headed by a female, no husband present, and all individuals under 18 years of age residing in that housing unit, as a percentage of total households in that location.

Rationale

Demographic data is a critical component to any discussion of health equity. In talking equity, or inequity, we are comparing such things as age, race, and economic standing to determine whether there are inequities between different demographic groups.

Single female-parent households are important because health care inequity and the social conditions that pertain to it tend to cluster in regions with high numbers of single-parent and female-headed households.

Source
Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 5-year detailed tables. This measure uses table B23007 (Presence Of Own Children Under 18 Years By Family Type By Employment Status) at the census block group (150) summary level. Forumula: B23007025 / B23007001

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