Table 6_3_5-1

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_5.1
Children ages 2–17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a United States, 2002 and 2005
Population group20052002
Total population (in thousands)PercentSETotal population (in thousands)PercentSE
Total65,86550.71.165,35149.10.9
GenderMale33,91449.31.233,47048.61.0
Female31,95252.11.331,88149.61.1
RaceWhite, single race50,15253.61.350,24152.21.0
Black, single race10,12040.12.010,19137.11.8
Asian, single race2,65046.54.72,45438.94.6
NHOPI, single race310**277**
AI/AN, single race632**79045.27.7
Multiple races2,00144.94.91,39943.74.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races52,82953.71.253,54452.41.0
Non-Hispanic, White37,95658.51.438,95957.61.1
Non-Hispanic, Black9,85640.22.19,96837.01.8
Hispanic13,03738.41.811,80733.81.3
Family incomebNegative/poor11,82336.41.910,93833.01.8
Near poor/low13,83439.51.713,92935.91.5
Middle21,74351.61.722,47750.51.4
High18,46567.21.818,00867.31.4
Health insuranceAny private42,40858.71.443,44156.91.0
Public only19,56938.41.416,97035.81.5
Uninsured3,88924.53.04,94025.52.1
Residence locationcMetropolitan55,57951.51.255,52149.01.0
  Large central metro20,46445.01.619,94641.81.4
  Large fringe metro17,05355.72.416,48453.51.9
  Medium metro12,53454.62.613,38154.11.8
  Small metro5,52856.13.65,71049.02.8
Nonmetropolitan10,28746.12.39,83049.52.0
  Micropolitan6,69946.42.56,55452.52.5
  Noncore3,58845.74.73,27643.53.2
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish56,19453.31.258,53151.40.9
Other9,56936.01.96,64629.81.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good64,25050.91.163,70549.40.9
Fair/poor1,61542.54.31,64637.73.7
CSHCNYes13,76256.31.913,76256.31.9
No51,36050.31.251,36050.31.2

a Dental visit is based on event data.

b 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.

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; 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_5-1: 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_5-1.html