Table 15_1_3-1d

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_3.1d
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total42.80.625.40.937.00.953.60.7
Age18–4438.30.827.81.330.71.247.10.9
45–6448.30.821.61.341.81.259.81.0
65 and over45.31.323.91.744.11.862.01.8
GenderMale38.60.823.11.132.41.249.20.9
Female46.70.727.61.241.21.057.50.8
RaceWhite, single race45.20.727.21.039.20.956.00.8
Black, single race28.01.117.61.424.71.537.31.7
Asian, single race41.22.421.74.234.04.647.33.0
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race34.14.9******
Multiple races35.32.9**29.14.549.45.0
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races45.40.628.81.038.70.954.60.7
Non-Hispanic, White48.80.732.81.341.61.057.50.8
Non-Hispanic, Black27.81.117.41.524.31.637.11.7
Hispanic24.81.117.41.323.71.738.92.3
Family incomebNegative/poor24.51.017.51.224.81.936.02.3
Near poor/low27.51.018.61.227.01.438.91.7
Middle39.91.026.41.636.71.448.61.3
High56.30.849.62.647.51.460.41.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed43.70.725.91.336.21.152.70.8
Not employed37.11.025.71.332.91.650.51.7
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private50.10.737.61.741.81.156.60.8
Public only26.51.123.21.528.22.030.52.7
Uninsured16.90.811.71.116.01.324.21.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only36.92.019.82.536.33.054.63.9
Medicare and private53.71.632.43.050.12.366.02.0
Medicare and other public25.12.915.82.827.85.7**
Residence locationcMetropolitan44.00.726.11.038.01.054.30.8
  Large central metro39.81.121.41.132.31.651.81.3
  Large fringe metro47.81.033.12.040.81.756.01.3
  Medium metro45.11.526.12.640.62.055.52.0
  Small metro45.71.629.12.841.42.655.82.3
Nonmetropolitan36.61.522.21.533.22.048.51.9
  Micropolitan38.11.823.02.235.42.248.72.2
  Noncore33.72.421.11.828.83.847.93.1
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish45.40.628.61.038.80.954.90.7
Other24.71.317.91.423.41.936.92.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good44.60.727.41.038.01.054.50.7
Fair/poor31.41.118.81.332.31.743.21.9
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities37.21.121.11.434.91.752.22.1
Complex activities33.01.218.91.631.52.247.82.7
Neither basic nor complex activities44.50.727.21.138.21.054.10.8

a Persons age 18 and over. 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.

b 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.

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_3-1d: 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_3-1d.html