Table 17_1_3-2a

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_3.2a
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 43.60.546.00.630.
65 and over44.
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.60.927.
Near poor/low30.10.831.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school24.60.925.
High school graduate35.90.838.40.823.11.633.93.7DSUDSUDSUDSU31.95.7
At least some college53.60.756.30.839.61.940.32.5DSUDSUDSUDSU41.55.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed43.50.645.60.732.01.537.92.5DSUDSU27.
Not employed37.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private51.20.653.70.738.01.743.42.3DSUDSU29.36.344.74.0
Public only32.20.933.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only38.01.840.
Medicare and private54.41.555.61.633.04.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public22.72.325.
Location of residencecMetropolitan44.00.646.60.731.
  Large central metro40.00.842.
  Large fringe metro47.
  Medium metro44.21.447.01.528.12.540.86.1DSUDSUDSUDSU29.95.6
  Small metro46.41.848.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish46.50.649.40.631.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good45.00.647.60.632.
Activity limitationscBasic activities38.
Complex activities34.41.436.61.620.92.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities43.90.646.60.729.71.338.32.2DSUDSU24.
U.S. bornYes46.00.648.60.631.

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.

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; 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_3-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.