Table 6_4_2-2b

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_2.2b
Children ages 2–17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 52.20.955.61.059.71.142.21.838.61.4
Age2–536.91.539.11.641.92.030.63.028.92.5
6–1757.31.060.91.265.41.345.81.942.31.6
GenderMale52.21.155.61.259.71.542.82.438.51.7
Female52.21.155.61.259.81.341.62.338.81.9
Family incomebNegative/poor37.11.638.72.137.12.739.43.033.62.2
Near poor/low41.62.043.42.646.23.739.23.137.32.7
Middle53.01.455.81.759.22.044.53.540.02.6
High68.41.469.81.472.11.649.54.751.25.0
Health insuranceAny private59.61.161.61.165.11.244.72.544.72.7
Public only41.41.442.61.943.22.640.32.538.81.8
Uninsured27.92.933.94.535.96.1DSUDSU19.42.8
Residence locationcMetropolitan52.60.956.41.161.11.243.11.939.41.5
  Large central metro48.31.454.31.864.22.542.22.836.41.9
  Large fringe metro58.01.660.51.763.42.143.83.945.63.3
  Medium metro52.52.554.92.558.22.840.54.939.44.5
  Small metro52.63.054.43.455.73.952.55.042.45.3
Nonmetropolitan49.92.452.02.654.42.835.16.029.74.4
  Micropolitan50.22.752.62.955.63.225.24.231.35.2
  Noncore49.34.351.04.452.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish54.90.956.71.060.21.143.21.840.12.4
Other36.81.834.64.3DSUDSUDSUDSU37.51.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good52.20.955.61.059.81.142.01.838.41.4
Fair/poor54.24.856.25.7DSUDSUDSUDSU46.86.4
CSHCNYes59.81.561.31.763.92.050.23.253.13.7
No51.01.055.11.159.61.341.12.136.81.5

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: 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_2-2b: 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_2-2b.html