Table 6_4_2-2a

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_2.2a
Children ages 2–17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 52.20.954.61.041.81.851.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSU45.63.8
Age2–536.91.538.71.730.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
6–1757.31.059.91.245.41.958.95.8DSUDSUDSUDSU48.84.6
GenderMale52.21.154.61.242.42.346.95.5DSUDSUDSUDSU47.95.3
Female52.21.154.61.241.22.355.16.1DSUDSUDSUDSU43.44.4
Family incomebNegative/poor37.11.635.71.938.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low41.62.042.42.538.83.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle53.01.455.61.644.03.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High68.41.470.11.549.84.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private59.61.162.41.244.42.555.75.7DSUDSUDSUDSU49.06.4
Public only41.41.441.11.739.82.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU43.16.2
Uninsured27.92.927.83.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan52.60.955.21.142.61.851.95.1DSUDSUDSUDSU43.94.3
  Large central metro48.31.451.21.841.42.841.56.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro58.01.659.91.943.33.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro52.52.554.92.740.74.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro52.63.053.73.252.55.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan49.92.452.02.734.95.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan50.22.752.93.025.04.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore49.34.350.34.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish54.90.957.81.142.71.863.85.9DSUDSUDSUDSU46.13.8
Other36.81.837.21.8DSUDSU40.96.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good52.20.954.61.041.61.850.75.0DSUDSUDSUDSU44.83.9
Fair/poor54.24.854.25.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNYes59.81.562.41.850.13.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No51.01.053.51.140.62.150.95.2DSUDSUDSUDSU44.74.6

a Dental visit is based on event data.

b 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.

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; 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_2-2a: 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_2-2a.html