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
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
Family incomeaNegative/poor3,29959.12.52,95854.93.1
Near poor/low3,48359.82.73,38557.52.7
Health insuranceAny private9,87861.41.910,02362.81.8
Public only5,46660.52.14,51158.02.0
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
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13,31860.81.713,50460.91.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15,69760.51.515,15059.61.4

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.