Table 17_1_3-1

2010 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 17_1_3.1
People who had a dental visit, United States, 2002-2007
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 43.60.543.10.543.30.643.60.644.00.643.50.5
65 and over44.
RaceWhite, single race46.00.645.60.645.70.745.90.646.70.746.40.6
Black, single race30.
Asian, single race39.
NHOPI, single race50.16.364.14.841.04.938.35.744.07.749.18.6
AI/AN, single race29.34.326.
Multiple races38.72.735.92.536.62.641.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races46.30.646.10.646.00.646.10.646.80.646.20.5
  Non-Hispanic, White49.80.749.70.649.50.749.40.750.70.750.30.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black30.
Hispanic, all races28.
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.60.926.
Near poor/low30.10.828.
EducationbLess than high school24.60.923.20.825.40.923.80.824.30.725.10.7
High school graduate35.90.836.20.937.00.937.20.939.50.840.00.8
At least some college53.60.752.90.753.60.754.40.754.70.854.50.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed43.50.642.50.643.50.744.30.744.80.745.00.6
Not employed37.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private51.20.650.90.650.90.751.30.751.80.750.90.6
Public only32.20.932.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only38.01.838.
Medicare and private54.41.552.11.553.31.751.21.548.91.550.31.3
Medicare and other public22.72.316.61.824.22.825.
Location of residencecMetropolitan44.00.643.80.644.40.744.70.644.80.744.20.6
  Large central metro40.00.839.50.939.
  Large fringe metro47.
  Medium metro44.21.445.31.545.81.546.91.647.41.547.31.3
  Small metro46.41.843.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish46.50.646.20.646.10.646.40.647.10.646.20.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good45.00.644.40.544.80.645.00.645.50.645.20.5
Activity limitationscBasic activities38.
Complex activities34.41.434.51.332.
Neither basic nor complex activities43.90.643.30.644.30.744.30.644.90.745.00.6

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 Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_3-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.