BRIEF4.E Pandemic health care and child care: Percentage of households experiencing disrupted child care arrangements by selected adult and household characteristics, December 29, 2021–February 7, 2022

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Characteristic 12/29/2021–2/7/2022
Total 32.4
Race and Hispanic origin of responding adult
White, non-Hispanic 31.5
Black, non-Hispanic 36.0
Asian or Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 27.0
Other, non-Hispanic 36.0
Hispanic 32.4
Educational attainment of responding adult
High school completiona or less 27.4
Some college or associate's degree 34.5
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.6
Health insurance of responding adult
Private insurance 32.4
Any public insurance 34.0
No insurance 29.7
Poverty status
Below 138% poverty 34.3
138%–200% poverty 33.4
201%–400% poverty 31.0
Above 400% poverty 33.2
a High school completers include those with a high school diploma as well as those with an alternative credential, such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
NOTE: Table reflects data collected in Phase 3.3, weeks 41–42 (December 29, 2021, through February 7, 2022). Survey item: "At any time in the last 4 weeks, were any children in the household unable to attend daycare or another child care arrangement as a result of child care being closed, unavailable, unaffordable, or because you are concerned about your child's safety in care? Please include before school care, after school care, and all other forms of child care that were unavailable. Select only one answer: (1) Yes, (2) No, (3) Not applicable." Data only include households with children who answered "Yes" or "No." Households with children who answered "Not applicable" were excluded from the denominator. The revised 1997 U.S. Office of Management and Budget standards on race and ethnicity were used to classify persons into one of the following five racial groups: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Those reporting more than one race were classified as "Two or more races." Data on race and Hispanic origin are collected separately. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Included as "Other, non-Hispanic" but not shown separately are American Indian or Alaska Native and "Two or more races," due to the small sample size.
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Household Pulse Survey. Tabulated by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.