Table 6_3_8-2

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_8.2
Children 0–40 lbs for whom a health provider ever gave advice about using child safety seats when riding in the car, United States, 2002
Population groupTotal population (in thousands)cEver given adviceWithin past yearWithin past 2 years
RaceWhite, single race56,13261.01.550.61.557.81.5
Black, single race11,12360.13.349.
Asian, single race2,576******
NHOPI, single race295******
AI/AN, single race815******
Multiple races1,757******
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races59,40260.01.649.91.556.91.5
Non-Hispanic, White43,46361.61.951.31.858.51.9
Non-Hispanic, Black10,85959.63.548.
Family incomeaNegative/poor12,43853.12.945.52.650.82.8
Near poor/low15,49460.82.650.12.657.42.6
Health insuranceAny private47,95661.01.849.31.757.21.8
Public only19,36059.
Residence locationbMetropolitan61,80059.41.449.71.356.51.4
  Large central metro22,15958.42.548.62.554.12.5
  Large fringe metro18,26160.72.750.12.459.62.6
  Medium metro14,96959.72.450.92.756.92.6
  Small metro6,41059.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64,80861.11.550.61.457.91.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good71,08060.01.449.91.356.91.3

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 is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if they had ever been given advice.

e Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if they had ever been given the advice, or when they were given advice.

* - 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_8-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.