Table 6_4_6-3b

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_6.3b
Children ages 2–17 for whom a health provider gave advice about healthy eating, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 56.41.156.51.256.81.557.51.855.91.7
Age2–563.51.764.32.064.22.564.02.760.82.7
6–1753.91.253.91.354.41.655.62.154.02.0
GenderMale55.81.356.01.556.41.855.42.654.92.1
Female57.01.357.11.457.21.859.71.956.92.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor54.21.953.32.449.54.258.32.656.22.6
Near poor/low51.51.951.12.546.93.356.73.752.32.5
Middle55.01.754.51.955.92.255.03.857.53.3
High62.92.063.02.063.72.362.24.961.06.0
Health insuranceAny private59.11.458.81.559.21.759.13.261.32.8
Public only53.61.553.02.050.83.256.82.054.62.0
Uninsured41.43.539.44.737.96.3DSUDSU44.34.4
Residence locationbMetropolitan58.11.258.51.359.41.658.02.056.81.8
  Large central metro58.81.759.22.360.93.357.72.757.92.3
  Large fringe metro61.22.462.32.564.53.056.24.255.74.2
  Medium metro53.62.553.52.653.13.257.93.754.55.1
  Small metro57.32.457.32.856.73.264.94.756.96.5
Nonmetropolitan47.22.947.53.046.73.454.15.044.28.6
  Micropolitan41.63.641.93.639.94.151.49.239.29.8
  Noncore57.73.357.33.358.33.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish57.61.257.41.257.01.558.41.959.22.4
Other49.12.338.44.9DSUDSUDSUDSU52.82.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good56.21.156.41.256.71.557.31.955.41.8
Fair/poor65.94.063.65.1DSUDSUDSUDSU71.26.0
CSHCNYes62.21.661.11.860.82.261.12.769.03.1
No54.91.255.31.455.71.756.72.253.82.0

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.

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_6-3b: 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_6-3b.html