Table 15_1_3-1a

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 15_1_3.1a
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total43.30.645.70.730.51.141.02.241.04.932.64.436.62.6
Age0–1745.51.048.01.236.81.942.34.3**29.46.138.44.5
18–4438.10.840.10.927.01.438.12.8**30.66.635.03.7
45–6448.10.850.50.932.11.845.63.7****40.75.5
65 and over44.71.347.61.420.62.040.66.2******
GenderMale40.00.742.30.827.21.238.22.4**30.34.728.03.5
Female46.50.649.00.733.41.543.62.5**35.46.245.13.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.10.929.11.122.81.424.25.0****22.84.1
Near poor/low29.70.930.71.025.21.931.85.1****28.64.9
Middle41.50.943.01.032.31.839.14.2****38.45.4
High56.90.858.70.943.12.949.03.2****53.25.9
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school25.40.927.21.017.61.421.74.2******
High school graduate37.00.939.20.924.71.534.04.6****29.14.5
At least some college53.60.756.00.837.31.747.33.0****49.45.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed43.50.745.50.831.11.541.72.5**36.96.239.63.9
Not employed36.91.040.11.122.41.836.74.9******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private50.90.752.90.837.81.747.92.5**41.06.345.23.9
Public only30.70.931.81.129.32.023.76.1**32.26.425.83.7
Uninsured17.30.818.01.012.51.415.93.5******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only36.62.038.62.215.93.7********
Medicare and private53.31.754.81.829.33.8********
Medicare and other public24.22.826.13.515.94.1********
Residence locationcMetropolitan44.40.747.00.831.51.141.02.242.15.632.76.038.82.9
  Large central metro39.81.042.71.329.71.238.03.2****43.96.1
  Large fringe metro48.11.150.31.235.32.744.03.7****35.05.5
  Medium metro45.81.548.11.631.43.032.36.2****35.34.4
  Small metro46.41.747.81.833.22.9********
Nonmetropolitan37.71.439.61.322.52.6****32.66.028.16.3
  Micropolitan39.01.640.81.723.43.7******29.57.7
  Noncore35.32.437.42.421.31.4********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish46.10.648.90.731.01.149.23.1**34.34.738.52.8
Other27.01.125.51.226.74.833.32.8******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good44.80.647.20.731.61.241.62.142.05.733.24.637.72.8
Fair/poor31.41.032.91.223.71.9********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities36.91.139.31.223.92.2********
Complex activities32.71.235.21.422.52.7********
Neither basic nor complex activities44.30.746.70.829.21.241.92.5**34.55.636.73.9

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 15_1_3-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/15_healthcareutilization/T15_1_3-1a.html