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Table 1 Cross-tabulation of the generational status of households and language use, based on data from the National Survey of Children’s Health, 2011–2012, for Hispanic children in the US. The generational status and language variables were used to categorize children into low, moderate, and high household acculturation levels as shown below. The estimated percentages and estimated Ns account for the weighting and complex survey design of the NSCH and are thus nationally representative, while the observations do not account for weighting or complex survey design

From: Acculturation and the oral health of a nationally representative sample of Hispanic children in the United States: an analysis of 2011–2012 National Survey of Children’s Health data

LanguageMeasureGenerational Status of HouseholdTotals
1st Generation2nd Generation3rd or Higher Generation
English was not the primary language in the household or the survey was taken in a language other than EnglishAcculturation CategorizationLowLowModerate-
Estimated % of Population7.9%41.4%2.5%51.8%
Estimated N in Population927,1784,852,472293,3916,073,041
Observations in Sample56328471653575
English was the primary language in the household and the survey was taken in EnglishAcculturation CategorizationModerateModerateHigh-
Estimated % of Population0.2%13.6%34.4%48.2%
Estimated N in Population27,7271,598,5064,029,3635,655,596
Observations in Sample25145340905568
TotalsAcculturation Categorization----
Estimated % of Population8.1%55.0%36.9%100.0%
Estimated N in Population954,9056,450,9784,322,75411,728,637
Observations in Sample588430042559143