T17_1_3_1

2011 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 in the calendar year,a United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 42.20.643.60.543.10.543.30.643.60.644.00.643.50.5
Age0-1744.10.946.60.946.70.945.51.046.51.046.10.844.30.8
18-4436.70.737.80.737.40.738.10.838.70.739.90.739.70.7
45-6447.40.948.40.847.70.848.10.848.60.849.50.949.40.8
65 and over43.91.244.61.143.51.144.71.343.01.242.01.342.31.1
GenderMale38.50.739.90.639.90.640.00.740.10.640.30.639.90.5
Female45.80.647.20.646.20.646.50.647.00.747.60.746.90.6
RaceWhite, single race44.40.746.00.645.60.645.70.745.90.646.70.746.40.6
Black, single race29.61.030.91.130.61.030.51.130.51.029.01.028.20.8
Asian, single race41.71.939.42.137.92.141.02.242.72.238.12.138.12.2
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSU50.16.364.14.841.04.938.35.744.07.749.18.6
AI/AN, single race33.04.129.34.326.54.232.64.432.04.035.83.531.24.6
Multiple races40.22.838.72.735.92.536.62.641.83.043.63.034.32.5
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races44.80.646.30.646.10.646.00.646.10.646.80.646.20.5
  Non-Hispanic, White48.10.749.80.749.70.649.50.749.40.750.70.750.30.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black29.61.030.81.130.81.030.41.130.21.028.91.128.10.8
Hispanic, all races28.20.828.91.026.50.827.81.028.91.027.20.926.40.8
Family incomebNegative/poor26.20.827.60.926.11.027.10.926.50.826.20.825.91.0
Near poor/low30.10.930.10.828.81.029.70.929.90.930.10.829.50.8
Middle40.50.941.20.840.80.841.50.941.90.842.40.941.10.7
High55.50.957.00.857.40.856.90.857.90.858.30.958.10.7
EducationcLess than high school23.30.824.60.923.20.825.40.923.80.824.30.725.10.7
High school graduate35.00.835.90.836.20.937.00.937.20.939.50.840.00.8
At least some college52.40.753.60.752.90.753.60.754.40.754.70.854.50.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed42.70.843.50.642.50.643.50.744.30.744.80.745.00.6
Not employed35.51.137.41.138.11.036.91.036.51.039.21.137.51.0
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private50.10.751.20.650.90.650.90.751.30.751.80.750.90.6
Public only30.91.032.20.932.11.130.70.931.00.931.51.029.00.9
Uninsured17.20.819.61.116.10.917.30.818.40.918.71.019.10.8
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only38.81.938.01.838.32.036.62.034.41.836.41.934.91.7
Medicare and private52.31.554.41.552.11.553.31.751.21.548.91.550.31.3
Medicare and other public22.32.622.72.316.61.824.22.825.03.121.82.318.81.8
Residence locationdMetropolitan43.10.644.00.643.80.644.40.744.70.644.80.744.20.6
  Large central metro39.60.840.00.839.50.939.81.040.31.039.60.939.40.7
  Large fringe metro46.81.247.91.047.91.048.11.147.41.048.51.247.91.1
  Medium metro43.71.344.21.445.31.545.81.546.91.647.41.547.31.3
  Small metro42.91.646.41.843.22.146.41.747.12.046.32.243.31.9
Nonmetropolitan37.81.541.51.439.71.137.71.438.41.440.11.439.91.3
  Micropolitan41.11.942.81.640.61.539.01.638.11.941.11.841.81.8
  Noncore31.21.839.22.738.02.435.32.439.02.538.32.636.22.1
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish44.80.646.50.646.20.646.10.646.40.647.10.646.20.5
Other28.51.027.11.224.81.027.01.126.81.125.51.126.61.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good43.70.645.00.644.40.544.80.645.00.645.50.645.20.5
Fair/poor31.30.931.91.132.91.031.41.033.01.032.51.130.00.9
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities38.21.338.41.238.41.036.91.137.11.139.11.136.51.1
Complex activities33.61.634.41.434.51.332.71.233.41.235.71.333.31.2
Neither basic nor complex activities42.80.743.90.643.30.644.30.744.30.644.90.745.00.6
U.S. bornYes44.40.646.00.6DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC46.40.645.60.5
No31.21.231.41.1DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC32.21.132.81.1

a. Data on dental visits are based on information in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Dental Event file.

b. 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.

c. 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.

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

DNC - Data not collected.

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T17_1_3_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/17_utilization/T17_1_3_1.html