Table 6_4_7-1

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_7.1
Children ages 3–6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider, United States, 2002 and 2006
  20062002
Population groupTotal population� (in thousands)cPercentdSETotal population� (in thousands)cPercentdSE
Total 16,15562.81.415,45759.81.4
GenderMale8,22763.11.97,98159.91.8
Female7,92862.42.07,47659.71.8
RaceWhite, single race12,24462.61.611,94958.71.7
Black, single race2,31965.23.12,40165.52.5
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSU492DSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSU48DSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSU142DSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSU425DSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races12,66364.21.612,44861.21.6
Non-Hispanic, White8,96064.61.89,06760.42.0
Non-Hispanic, Black2,25865.23.12,31465.22.5
Hispanic, all races3,49257.52.33,00953.92.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor3,21756.92.42,95854.93.1
Near poor/low3,42059.72.83,38557.52.7
Middle5,06062.32.55,43359.32.3
High4,45869.92.73,68166.62.8
Health insuranceAny private10,02266.81.710,02362.81.8
Public only5,47156.72.04,51158.02.0
Uninsured66252.16.692435.54.6
Residence locationbMetropolitan13,69564.01.513,07159.71.6
  Large central metro4,91461.92.44,82858.72.2
  Large fringe metro4,14567.02.73,83862.13.2
  Medium metro3,15464.02.72,98063.12.8
  Small metro1,48262.25.41,42649.54.9
Nonmetropolitan2,46056.23.32,38660.42.8
  Micropolitan1,61351.74.61,54756.93.5
  Noncore84764.85.983867.04.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13,26864.31.513,50460.91.5
Other2,88755.62.91,94652.23.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15,90362.71.415,15059.61.4
Fair/poorDSUDSUDSU307DSUDSU
CSHCNYes2,92266.63.12,37063.63.5
No13,13662.21.513,00459.01.5

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 excluded children whose parents don't know if their child had ever had a vision check.

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_7-1: 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_7-1.html