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_3.2a
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 42.20.644.40.729.
65 and over43.
Family incomebNegative/poor26.20.826.
Near poor/low30.10.931.
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school23.30.824.
High school graduate35.00.837.40.921.
At least some college52.40.754.70.838.11.847.92.5DSUDSUDSUDSU42.64.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed42.70.844.60.930.41.345.52.4DSUDSU25.
Not employed35.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private50.10.752.00.837.91.648.12.3DSUDSU37.17.547.93.3
Public only30.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only38.81.942.
Medicare and private52.31.553.61.732.54.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public22.32.624.93.712.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan43.10.645.50.730.
  Large central metro39.60.842.
  Large fringe metro46.
  Medium metro43.71.346.31.628.31.940.84.1DSUDSUDSUDSU41.75.3
  Small metro42.91.644.61.724.42.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish44.80.647.50.730.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good43.70.645.90.730.
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities38.21.340.81.522.72.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities33.61.635.81.819.92.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities42.80.745.20.828.
U.S. bornYes44.40.646.80.730.

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.

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: T17_1_3_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/17_utilization/T17_1_3_2a.html