Table 6_4_3-3

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_3.3
Children ages 5-17 with untreated dental caries,a United States, 2005-2008
Population groupSample sizeWeighted sizePercentSE
Total 5,05351,039,45516.30.8
EthnicityMexican American1,5146,692,33822.01.5
Non-Hispanic, Black1,4717,410,41522.01.1
Non-Hispanic, White1,44030,618,12413.21.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor1,4149,936,77226.11.8
Near poor/low1,28310,860,04118.21.4

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_3-3: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.