Table 6_3_5-2b

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_5.2b
Children ages 2–17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total50.71.153.71.258.51.440.12.138.41.8
Age2–534.61.736.52.039.82.427.62.927.82.5
6–1755.91.259.11.364.21.543.92.442.52.0
GenderMale49.31.252.41.457.81.537.42.937.22.2
Female52.11.355.11.459.21.842.92.339.82.1
Family incomebNegative/poor36.41.936.12.340.13.733.22.936.93.0
Near poor/low39.51.744.32.248.23.038.03.728.82.1
Middle51.61.753.71.956.62.243.43.740.73.5
High67.21.867.31.969.72.053.86.065.05.6
Health insuranceAny private58.71.460.21.563.21.645.73.147.53.0
Public only38.41.439.11.842.62.536.52.837.22.3
Uninsured24.53.031.14.235.26.1**13.72.8
Residence locationcMetropolitan51.51.254.91.459.91.741.52.139.41.9
  Large central metro45.01.648.61.955.02.640.53.037.82.4
  Large fringe metro55.72.458.22.762.83.040.34.139.54.1
  Medium metro54.62.657.12.760.42.842.66.041.95.2
  Small metro56.13.657.63.959.34.448.95.446.45.0
Nonmetropolitan46.12.348.22.452.62.531.15.126.54.9
  Micropolitan46.42.548.32.751.53.332.35.930.24.9
  Noncore45.74.748.04.454.64.729.64.8**
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish53.31.254.51.358.91.440.12.142.92.9
Other36.01.938.94.445.67.7**34.92.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good50.91.154.01.258.81.440.02.238.31.8
Fair/poor42.54.342.65.2****42.26.7
CSHCNYes56.31.958.42.162.72.545.83.642.94.9
No50.31.253.51.358.41.639.42.238.51.9

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: 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_5-2b: 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_5-2b.html