Table 6_4_3-1

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_3.1
Children ages 2–5 with untreated dental caries, United States, 1988–1994 and 1999–2004
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 20.61.319.11.2
EthnicityMexican American31.21.634.91.7
Non-Hispanic, Black24.
Non-Hispanic, White17.01.713.81.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor30.
Near poor/low23.

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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 6_4_3-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.