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
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 52.20.955.
Family incomebNegative/poor37.11.638.
Near poor/low41.
Health insuranceAny private59.
Public only41.41.442.61.943.22.640.32.538.81.8
Residence locationcMetropolitan52.60.956.
  Large central metro48.31.454.31.864.22.542.22.836.41.9
  Large fringe metro58.01.660.51.763.
  Medium metro52.52.554.92.558.22.840.54.939.44.5
  Small metro52.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish54.90.956.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good52.20.955.

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.