Table 17_1_3-1a

2009 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 17_1_3.1a
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 43.10.545.60.630.
65 and over43.
Family incomeaNegative/poor26.
Near poor/low28.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school23.20.823.70.918.81.424.45.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate36.20.939.
At least some college52.90.755.80.837.31.641.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSU41.54.8
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed42.50.644.90.730.41.335.52.3DSUDSU21.
Not employed38.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private50.90.653.50.636.91.342.32.5DSUDSU29.
Public only32.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only38.
Medicare and private52.11.553.21.633.64.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public16.61.817.82.310.92.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan43.80.646.30.731.
  Large central metro39.50.942.
  Large fringe metro47.
  Medium metro45.31.547.91.531.
  Small metro43.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish46.20.649.00.631.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good44.40.546.90.631.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities38.
Complex activities34.51.337.61.519.02.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities43.30.645.90.729.

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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 Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DSU - 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; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_3-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.