Table 6_3_4-1

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 6_3_4.1
Children ages 3–6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider, United States, 2002 and 2005
Population group20052002
Total population (in thousands)cPercentdSETotal population (in thousands)cPercentdSE
Total16,09460.21.515,45759.81.4
GenderMale8,16559.72.17,98159.91.8
Female7,92960.72.07,47659.71.8
RaceWhite, single race12,35260.31.711,94958.71.7
Black, single race2,23264.62.72,40165.52.5
Asian, single race712**492**
NHOPI, single race74**48**
AI/AN, single race157**142**
Multiple races567**425**
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races12,59160.61.712,44861.21.6
Non-Hispanic, White9,11061.02.09,06760.42.0
Non-Hispanic, Black2,16364.12.82,31465.22.5
Hispanic3,50258.62.43,00953.92.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor3,29959.12.52,95854.93.1
Near poor/low3,48359.82.73,38557.52.7
Middle4,81958.42.75,43359.32.3
High4,49263.32.73,68166.62.8
Health insuranceAny private9,87861.41.910,02362.81.8
Public only5,46660.52.14,51158.02.0
Uninsured75041.65.792435.54.6
Residence locationbMetropolitan13,61360.41.613,07159.71.6
  Large central metro4,95256.82.54,82858.72.2
  Large fringe metro4,20764.82.53,83862.13.2
  Medium metro3,11963.33.82,98063.12.8
  Small metro1,33553.14.11,42649.54.9
Nonmetropolitan2,48159.03.62,38660.42.8
  Micropolitan1,57055.54.71,54756.93.5
  Noncore91165.25.083867.04.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13,31860.81.713,50460.91.5
Other2,77557.52.91,94652.23.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15,69760.51.515,15059.61.4
Fair/poor396**307**
CSHCNYes2,67466.63.22,37063.63.5
No13,27158.91.613,00459.01.5

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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 For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

c Numbers may not add to total due to missing values or rounding.

d Denominator excluded children whose parents don't know if their child had ever had a vision check.

* - 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; CSHCN: children with special health care needs; 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 6_3_4-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/6_maternalchildhealth/T6_3_4-1.html