Table 6_4_3-2

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_3.2
Children ages 6–11 with untreated dental caries, United States, 1988–1994 and 1999–2004
  1999–20041988–1994
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 27.31.527.61.4
GenderMale28.91.826.61.7
Female25.62.428.61.6
EthnicityMexican American38.82.341.03.3
Non-Hispanic, Black31.61.734.31.4
Non-Hispanic, White23.72.323.01.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor37.32.043.32.6
Near poor/low36.93.030.32.3
Middle21.02.220.12.1
High12.11.7DSUDSU

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_3-2: 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_3-2.html