Table 17_1_3-2c

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_3.2c
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 43.60.527.60.930.10.841.20.857.00.8
65 and over44.
RaceWhite, single race46.00.627.
Black, single race30.
Asian, single race39.
Multiple races38.72.734.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races46.30.628.
  Non-Hispanic, White49.80.729.61.535.
  Non-Hispanic, Black30.
Hispanic, all races28.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school24.60.919.21.317.
High school graduate35.90.822.71.726.41.535.21.347.41.4
At least some college53.60.732.52.341.91.946.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed43.50.622.41.527.21.437.
Not employed37.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private51.20.635.62.637.61.645.
Public only32.20.930.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only38.01.825.
Medicare and private54.41.543.35.839.93.348.92.864.82.0
Medicare and other public22.72.318.23.822.03.521.75.4DSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan44.00.627.
  Large central metro40.00.828.51.728.61.437.01.553.01.6
  Large fringe metro47.
  Medium metro44.21.427.82.529.
  Small metro46.41.826.52.435.42.744.02.661.93.0
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish46.50.629.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good45.00.628.
Activity limitationscBasic activities38.
Complex activities34.41.425.92.329.52.834.02.451.43.4
Neither basic nor complex activities43.90.624.
U.S. bornYes46.00.629.

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