Table 6_4_1-2

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 6_4_1.2
Children who ever had their height and weight measured by a health provider, United States, 2002
   Ever had both measuresWithin past yearWithin past 2 years
Population groupTotal population� (in thousands)cPercentdSEPercenteSEPercenteSE
Total 72,69991.90.572.90.886.70.6
Age0–523,15393.40.785.21.091.70.8
6–1749,54691.20.567.10.984.40.7
GenderMale37,23691.70.673.00.986.90.7
Female35,46392.10.572.80.986.60.6
RaceWhite, single race56,13292.30.574.10.886.90.6
Black, single race11,12391.31.168.62.086.71.5
Asian, single race2,57688.13.067.53.683.63.2
NHOPI, single race295DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race81577.76.959.46.473.07.1
Multiple races1,75793.22.073.83.590.52.2
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races59,40293.10.573.70.987.90.6
Non-Hispanic, White43,46394.00.575.51.088.50.7
Non-Hispanic, Black10,85991.31.268.32.086.61.5
Hispanic13,29786.41.069.41.281.71.0
Family incomeaNegative/poor12,43888.01.366.81.782.51.4
Near poor/low15,49489.50.969.71.484.21.1
Middle25,00491.90.773.01.286.50.8
High19,76296.10.579.11.291.60.7
Health insuranceAny private47,95694.20.476.20.989.70.6
Public only19,36089.60.970.21.384.71.1
Uninsured5,38279.12.453.42.668.12.9
Residence locationbMetropolitan61,80092.20.573.50.987.30.7
  Large central metro22,15990.00.971.61.285.31.0
  Large fringe metro18,26193.80.874.91.689.01.1
  Medium metro14,96992.81.274.61.687.41.5
  Small metro6,41094.00.873.62.888.91.3
Nonmetropolitan10,89990.01.369.51.983.81.4
  Micropolitan7,27089.21.670.52.284.61.7
  Noncore3,62991.51.867.52.882.12.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64,80893.00.473.70.887.80.6
Other7,58282.32.065.52.077.52.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good71,08091.90.572.70.886.70.6
Fair/poor1,61992.72.480.63.288.82.6
CSHCNYes14,11695.40.683.41.192.50.7
No57,96691.10.570.40.985.40.7

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 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 their child had ever had weight and height measured.

e Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if their child had ever had weight and height measured or the time of measurements.

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; 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 6_4_1-2: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/6_maternalchildhealth/T6_4_1-2.html