Table 6_4_2-2c

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_2.2c
Children ages 2–17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a by family income,b United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poor�Near poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 52.20.937.11.641.62.053.01.468.41.4
Age2–536.91.528.72.331.22.938.32.845.82.6
6–1757.31.040.82.044.92.357.41.575.51.6
GenderMale52.21.136.62.043.72.550.91.869.01.7
Female52.21.137.62.039.52.255.21.867.71.9
RaceWhite, single race54.61.035.71.942.42.555.61.670.11.5
Black, single race41.81.838.82.938.83.144.03.549.84.7
Asian, single race51.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races45.63.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races55.61.038.72.143.42.655.81.769.81.4
Non-Hispanic, White59.71.137.12.746.23.759.22.072.11.6
Non-Hispanic, Black42.21.839.43.039.23.144.53.549.54.7
Hispanic, all races38.61.433.62.237.32.740.02.651.25.0
Health insuranceAny private59.61.140.74.543.53.156.71.769.41.4
Public only41.41.438.51.943.02.643.13.4DSUDSU
Uninsured27.92.917.45.019.13.533.05.5DSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan52.60.937.01.842.42.251.81.668.41.5
  Large central metro48.31.440.52.837.72.645.52.566.52.5
  Large fringe metro58.01.637.04.648.65.155.13.068.42.4
  Medium metro52.52.530.03.742.85.256.83.769.74.6
  Small metro52.63.038.45.245.16.251.15.272.43.6
Nonmetropolitan49.92.437.62.738.14.958.73.868.04.5
  Micropolitan50.22.732.13.935.64.861.95.0DSUDSU
  Noncore49.34.348.15.741.57.853.76.8DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish54.90.938.21.943.22.555.61.669.01.4
Other36.81.834.03.035.83.035.23.5DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good52.20.936.71.641.32.152.81.568.51.4
Fair/poor54.24.848.27.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNYes59.81.544.72.850.73.659.82.975.82.3
No51.01.036.01.940.02.052.51.667.21.7

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_2-2c: 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_2-2c.html