Table 6_3_5-2c

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_5.2c
Children ages 2–17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a by family income,b United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total50.71.136.41.939.51.751.61.767.21.8
Age2–534.61.726.72.731.32.633.32.945.03.4
6–1755.91.240.22.142.32.057.11.873.81.8
GenderMale49.31.234.62.136.12.250.82.166.52.0
Female52.11.338.12.343.22.052.52.267.92.3
RaceWhite, single race53.61.338.82.540.52.053.62.069.11.9
Black, single race40.12.033.12.937.23.643.33.655.15.2
Asian, single race46.54.7******61.16.7
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races44.94.9********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races53.71.236.12.344.32.253.71.967.31.9
Non-Hispanic, White58.51.440.13.748.23.056.62.269.72.0
Non-Hispanic, Black40.12.133.22.938.03.743.43.753.86.0
Hispanic, all races38.41.836.93.028.82.140.73.565.05.6
Health insuranceAny private58.71.444.34.945.02.755.32.068.71.8
Public only38.41.436.42.038.12.241.73.7**
Uninsured24.53.014.54.218.33.824.65.0**
Residence locationcMetropolitan51.51.235.92.038.81.953.02.067.21.9
  Large central metro45.01.635.82.735.72.546.92.859.63.1
  Large fringe metro55.72.434.94.237.73.953.84.069.43.2
  Medium metro54.62.634.24.544.75.158.03.972.33.7
  Small metro56.13.642.86.240.64.362.06.570.34.6
Nonmetropolitan46.12.338.45.142.63.544.93.366.34.5
  Micropolitan46.42.534.54.745.25.444.74.3**
  Noncore45.74.744.89.638.94.745.46.6**
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish53.31.237.42.342.82.153.31.967.71.8
Other36.01.933.43.229.52.239.54.2**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good50.91.136.41.939.51.751.81.767.21.8
Fair/poor42.54.335.96.6******
CSHCNYes56.31.942.83.345.53.253.43.276.33.1
No50.31.235.22.139.01.852.31.966.01.9

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: 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_5-2c: 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_5-2c.html