Table 15_1_3-1b

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_3.1b
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
65 and over44.71.346.21.449.61.519.
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.10.928.
Near poor/low29.70.932.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school25.40.928.
High school graduate37.00.938.70.941.
At least some college53.60.754.60.757.50.837.11.738.92.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed43.50.746.40.749.30.831.11.525.41.3
Not employed36.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private50.90.752.30.754.90.837.21.837.91.8
Public only30.70.931.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only36.
Medicare and private53.31.753.91.755.51.828.13.8**
Medicare and other public24.22.826.63.331.44.514.
Residence locationcMetropolitan44.40.747.60.751.60.831.
  Large central metro39.
  Large fringe metro48.
  Medium metro45.81.547.91.550.71.531.
  Small metro46.41.748.21.749.91.933.02.930.04.0
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish46.10.647.00.650.20.730.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good44.80.647.70.751.30.731.61.328.11.0
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities36.
Complex activities32.
Neither basic nor complex activities44.30.747.30.750.80.829.

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: 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_3-1b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.