Table 6_3_5-2a

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_5.2a
Children ages 2–17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total50.71.153.61.340.12.046.54.7****44.94.9
Age2–534.61.736.52.027.32.7********
6–1755.91.259.11.343.92.351.85.5****50.36.0
GenderMale49.31.252.61.337.62.743.75.9****39.16.3
Female52.11.354.71.642.62.349.15.6****51.05.4
Family incomebNegative/poor36.41.938.82.533.12.9********
Near poor/low39.51.740.52.037.23.6********
Middle51.61.753.62.043.33.6********
High67.21.869.11.955.15.261.16.7******
Health insuranceAny private58.71.461.11.546.12.956.95.3****52.86.9
Public only38.41.440.31.736.22.7******34.05.4
Uninsured24.53.025.13.7**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan51.51.254.31.441.42.046.84.7****47.05.7
  Large central metro45.01.646.61.940.22.942.35.2******
  Large fringe metro55.72.459.12.840.54.0********
  Medium metro54.62.657.12.742.45.9********
  Small metro56.13.657.54.049.35.3********
Nonmetropolitan46.12.350.12.431.15.1********
  Micropolitan46.42.549.83.132.35.9********
  Noncore45.74.750.85.429.64.8********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish53.31.256.91.340.12.155.26.4****46.25.1
Other36.01.936.32.0**36.35.6******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good50.91.153.91.339.92.146.54.7****44.54.7
Fair/poor42.54.341.45.2**********
CSHCNYes56.31.959.72.245.53.5********
No50.31.253.11.439.52.148.45.0****43.45.3

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_5-2a: 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_5-2a.html