Table 6_4_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 6_4_3.1
Children ages 12-17 with untreated dental caries,a United States, 1999-2004 and 2005-2008
Population groupSample sizeWeighted sizePercentSESample sizeWeighted sizePercentSE
Total 2,40524,306,84311.90.85,09323,691,58517.71.0
EthnicityMexican American7142,821,23017.91.71,7582,549,43226.21.6
Non-Hispanic, Black7403,518,96517.21.41,6303,497,83323.11.4
Non-Hispanic, White68115,156,0448.61.01,30114,547,39914.21.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor6214,173,12320.22.31,4674,643,71027.22.3
Near poor/low5864,771,96012.41.41,2574,980,76425.42.2

a Estimates are based on a revised definition of poverty that incorporates information on family income, size, and composition and is calculated as a percentage of the U.S. Census Bureau's poverty thresholds.� Negative or poor refers to family incomes below the Federal poverty line for a given household size and composition; near poor/low, over 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.�� Respondents with unknown poverty information were excluded.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 6_4_3-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.