Table 6_4_6-1

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_6.1
Children ages 2–17 for whom a health provider gave advice about healthy eating, United States, 2006
   Ever given adviceWithin past yearWithin past 2 years
Population groupTotal population� (in thousands)cPercentdSEPercenteSEPercenteSE
Total 66,00756.41.142.91.051.41.0
Age2–516,65663.51.755.71.661.61.6
6–1749,35153.91.238.61.147.91.1
GenderMale33,65755.81.342.11.350.51.3
Female32,35157.01.343.81.152.21.2
RaceWhite, single race50,29456.51.342.61.250.91.3
Black, single race9,93957.51.845.71.854.01.8
Asian, single race2,62750.45.139.04.348.04.7
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races2,10857.03.843.94.255.33.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races52,81656.51.242.61.151.21.2
Non-Hispanic, White37,89956.81.542.01.550.51.5
Non-Hispanic, Black9,71757.51.846.01.854.11.9
Hispanic, all races13,19155.91.744.41.752.01.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor11,24054.21.944.11.851.71.9
Near poor/low13,96451.51.937.11.747.11.9
Middle21,87555.01.741.51.850.71.7
High18,92962.92.048.11.955.01.9
Health insuranceAny private42,49859.11.444.91.353.31.3
Public only19,46853.61.541.51.450.11.5
Uninsured4,04241.43.529.03.037.03.4
Residence locationbMetropolitan55,47458.11.244.71.152.91.1
  Large central metro20,12558.81.746.21.653.71.6
  Large fringe metro16,75261.22.447.82.255.62.3
  Medium metro13,06653.62.540.42.648.32.7
  Small metro5,53257.32.439.72.452.82.8
Nonmetropolitan10,53347.22.934.02.343.32.5
  Micropolitan6,81041.63.631.32.837.52.9
  Noncore3,72357.73.338.83.954.03.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish56,62357.61.243.61.152.21.1
Other9,33749.12.339.32.046.22.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good64,61856.21.142.71.051.21.1
Fair/poor1,38965.94.054.84.460.74.3
CSHCNYes14,14862.21.651.91.557.51.6
No51,29154.91.240.61.149.81.1

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.

b For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

c Numbers may not add to total due to missing values or rounding.

d Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if they had ever been given advice.

e Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if they had ever been given the advice or when they were given advice.

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_6-1: 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_6-1.html