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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of child care workers in the USA, 2014

From: The health status of the early care and education workforce in the USA: a scoping review of the evidence and current practice

 Child care workersAll other workers
Gender
 Men4.4%53.7%
 Women95.6%46.3%
Citizenship status
 US born81.2%83.5%
 Naturalized US citizen8.3%7.8%
 Non-naturalized immigrant10.5%8.7%
Race/ethnicity*
 White60.1%66.1%
 Black14.1%10.6%
 Hispanic19.8%15.7%
 Asian3.9%5.8%
 Other2.1%1.9%
Education
 Less than high school8.6%8.0%
 High school30.5%27.2%
 Some college39.4%29.7%
 Bachelor’s degree17.7%22.8%
 Advanced degree3.8%12.4%
Age
 18–2215.4%7.3%
 23–4955.7%59.1%
 50+29.0%33.7%
  1. *Race/ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, black non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race)
  2. Adapted with permission from Economic Policy Institute [3]
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