Reading, Singing, and Telling Stories to Young Children – Supplemental Data Tables

Children Aged 0–5 Who Were Read to During the Past Week by Family Members, by Location and Number of Days, 2011–2012
Location Number of Days Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
Urban 0 1,498,834 7.8 0.47%
1 or 2 2,015,014 10.4 0.48%
3 or 4 3,449,130 17.9 0.60%
5 or 6 3,004,831 15.6 0.54%
7 9,323,244 48.3 0.73%
Large Rural 0 129,371 6.2 0.86%
1 or 2 281,628 13.4 1.78%
3 or 4 358,731 17.1 1.34%
5 or 6 332,581 15.8 1.52%
7 998,492 47.5 1.96%
Small Rural 0 90,975 4.5 0.57%
1 or 2 188,030 9.4 0.98%
3 or 4 434,341 21.7 1.51%
5 or 6 349,719 17.5 1.34%
7 938,045 46.9 1.67%
Children Aged 0–5 Who Were Sung to or Told Stories to in the Past Week by Family Members, by Location and Number of Days, 2011–2012
Location Number of Days Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
Urban 0 831,735 4.3 0.34%
1 or 2 1,577,047 8.2 0.45%
3 or 4 2,933,534 15.2 0.54%
5 or 6 2,974,641 15.5 0.56%
7 10,931,217 56.8 0.74%
Large Rural 0 99,808 4.8 0.82%
1 or 2 175,623 8.4 1.20%
3 or 4 332,561 15.8 1.59%
5 or 6 287,271 13.7 1.39%
7 1,203,118 57.3 2.00%
Small Rural 0 67,094 3.4 0.50%
1 or 2 171,146 8.6 0.91%
3 or 4 335,871 16.8 1.40%
5 or 6 256,554 12.9 1.00%
7 1,165,472 58.4 1.66%
Children Aged 0–5 Who Were Read to Every Day in the Past Week by Family Members, by Location and Poverty Level, 2011–2012
Location Poverty Level Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
Federal Poverty Level (FPL) is based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines. Poverty was $23,050 for a family of 4 in 2012.
Urban 0–99% FPL 1,563,227 32.7 1.48%
100–199% FPL 1,853,442 46.5 1.65%
200–399% FPL 2,617,911 50.9 1.45%
≥400% FPL 3,288,664 61.1 1.24%
Large Rural 0–99% FPL 260,179 37.4 3.41%
100–199% FPL 235,453 44.0 4.44%
200–399% FPL 333,437 57.3 3.23%
≥400% FPL 169,422 58.9 3.59%
Small Rural 0–99% FPL 261,082 41.2 2.89%
100–199% FPL 276,989 46.7 3.27%
200–399% FPL 282,936 53.8 3.16%
≥400% FPL 117,038 47.2 4.12%
Children Aged 0–5 Who Were Sung to or Told Stories to Every Day in the Past Week by Family Members, by Location and Poverty Level, 2011–2012
Location Poverty Level Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
Federal Poverty Level (FPL) is based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines. Poverty was $23,050 for a family of 4 in 2012.
Urban 0–99% FPL 2,142,147 45.0 1.63%
100–199% FPL 2,262,185 56.9 1.62%
200–399% FPL 3,000,289 58.4 1.47%
≥400% FPL 3,526,595 65.6 1.17%
Large Rural 0–99% FPL 350,958 50.4 3.72%
100–199% FPL 280,850 52.5 4.57%
200–399% FPL 386,383 66.5 2.90%
≥400% FPL 184,927 64.5 3.43%
Small Rural 0–99% FPL 330,728 52.4 3.00%
100–199% FPL 343,685 58.1 3.29%
200–399% FPL 335,260 63.9 2.93%
≥400% FPL 155,799 62.9 4.00%
Children Aged 0–5 Who Were Read to Every Day in the Past Week by Family Members, by Location and Race/Ethnicity, 2011–2012
Location Race/Ethnicity Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
Urban Hispanic 1,568,854 29.6 1.59%
Non-Hispanic White 5,456,371 60.8 0.89%
Non-Hispanic Black 1,060,583 42.8 1.96%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 1,119,994 50.1 2.12%
Large Rural Hispanic 90,303 20.7 3.56%
Non-Hispanic White 734,865 57.6 2.05%
Non-Hispanic Black 69,492 38.5 7.79%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 95,207 50.2 4.98%
Small Rural Hispanic 94,368 32.2 5.45%
Non-Hispanic White 673,518 50.4 1.94%
Non-Hispanic Black 66,646 42.4 6.22%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 90,962 47.1 4.29%
Children Aged 0–5 Who Were Sung to or Told Stories to Every Day in the Past Week by Family Members, by Location and Race/Ethnicity, 2011–2012
Location Race/Ethnicity Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
Urban Hispanic 2,225,979 42.0 1.75%
Non-Hispanic White 5,890,962 65.7 0.86%
Non-Hispanic Black 1,358,982 55.0 1.93%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 1,300,565 58.4 2.10%
Large Rural Hispanic 156,346 35.8 5.42%
Non-Hispanic White 809,721 63.6 1.98%
Non-Hispanic Black 105,683 58.9 6.71%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 124,045 65.3 4.61%
Small Rural Hispanic 130,107 44.9 5.97%
Non-Hispanic White 849,464 63.6 1.86%
Non-Hispanic Black 79,288 50.4 6.04%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 98,426 51.0 4.32%

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