In this article, we measure the extent to which California Medicaid children in 1981 received preventive care services through
either the regular or the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment component of Medicaid. On average, 62 percent
of children up to 15 years of age who were continuously enrolled for that year had no preventive care visits, with the percentage
increasing with age. Forty-five percent of children under 5 had no preventive visits paid by Medicaid. Children outside of
urban areas received fewer preventive care visits than did urban children.
Adolescence : California : Child : Child Health Services/utilization : Child, Preschool : Data Collection : Female : Health
Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Human : Infant : Male : Medicaid/statistics & numerical data : Preventive Health
Services/utilization : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States