T17_1_3_2a

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 42.20.644.40.729.61.041.71.9DSUDSU33.04.140.22.8
Age0-1744.10.945.51.136.21.941.63.0DSUDSU55.27.747.54.2
18-4436.70.738.10.927.01.343.32.6DSUDSU24.15.036.34.0
45-6447.40.950.61.128.91.641.22.9DSUDSUDSUDSU35.95.6
65 and over43.91.246.81.321.12.036.53.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale38.50.740.40.826.11.240.32.3DSUDSU32.44.534.83.2
Female45.80.648.30.832.61.243.02.1DSUDSU33.67.245.53.9
Family incomebNegative/poor26.20.826.71.023.51.332.74.5DSUDSU28.07.530.33.9
Near poor/low30.10.931.91.122.21.629.34.2DSUDSUDSUDSU35.16.5
Middle40.50.941.61.032.11.543.13.4DSUDSUDSUDSU44.14.6
High55.50.957.51.041.92.446.82.8DSUDSUDSUDSU46.04.8
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school23.30.824.81.016.41.223.34.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate35.00.837.40.921.41.234.53.4DSUDSUDSUDSU35.05.0
At least some college52.40.754.70.838.11.847.92.5DSUDSUDSUDSU42.64.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed42.70.844.60.930.41.345.52.4DSUDSU25.54.137.33.7
Not employed35.51.138.91.320.41.432.43.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private50.10.752.00.837.91.648.12.3DSUDSU37.17.547.93.3
Public only30.91.031.71.327.71.327.95.2DSUDSU43.68.635.44.7
Uninsured17.20.818.21.110.61.319.93.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only38.81.942.22.216.03.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private52.31.553.61.732.54.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public22.32.624.93.712.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan43.10.645.50.730.01.141.91.9DSUDSU34.45.442.52.8
  Large central metro39.60.842.11.129.61.639.72.5DSUDSU22.65.540.24.2
  Large fringe metro46.81.248.91.433.71.745.93.5DSUDSUDSUDSU44.95.3
  Medium metro43.71.346.31.628.31.940.84.1DSUDSUDSUDSU41.75.3
  Small metro42.91.644.61.724.42.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan37.81.539.21.625.82.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan41.11.943.02.028.03.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore31.21.832.01.919.54.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish44.80.647.50.730.21.147.32.6DSUDSU37.05.141.03.0
Other28.51.026.71.124.54.237.22.3DSUDSU20.54.5DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good43.70.645.90.730.61.042.31.9DSUDSU35.24.740.23.2
Fair/poor31.30.932.71.122.52.134.75.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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 activities42.80.745.20.828.21.142.42.1DSUDSU22.33.636.43.4
U.S. bornYes44.40.646.80.730.21.047.72.5DSUDSU37.04.841.63.0
No31.21.229.41.426.73.039.22.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T17_1_3_2a: 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_2a.html