T6_4_2_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 6_4_2.1
Children ages 2-17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 49.31.052.20.952.20.950.71.151.61.050.90.949.10.9
Age2-535.71.434.51.536.91.534.61.736.11.533.31.430.51.3
6-1753.81.157.91.057.31.055.91.256.51.156.61.055.01.0
GenderMale48.01.350.61.252.21.149.31.250.11.249.51.148.61.0
Female50.61.353.71.152.21.152.11.353.01.352.51.149.61.1
RaceWhite, single race50.91.254.41.154.61.053.61.353.91.254.41.152.21.0
Black, single race40.32.041.72.041.81.840.12.039.31.836.71.737.11.7
Asian, single race46.83.449.84.351.35.046.54.752.73.941.14.138.94.6
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race60.27.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU45.27.7
Multiple races51.54.450.04.245.63.844.94.956.75.349.35.043.74.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races51.11.254.81.055.61.053.71.254.71.154.20.952.41.0
  Non-Hispanic, White54.11.458.61.359.71.158.51.459.01.359.61.257.61.1
  Non-Hispanic, Black40.32.141.62.042.21.840.12.138.91.936.81.737.01.8
Hispanic, all races42.81.542.11.638.61.438.41.838.31.636.71.533.81.3
Family incomebNegative/poor36.91.539.21.837.11.636.41.936.31.734.51.533.01.8
Near poor/low40.11.739.61.841.62.039.51.739.01.638.01.635.91.5
Middle50.61.853.91.553.01.451.61.752.61.652.71.750.51.4
High63.91.766.81.868.41.467.21.869.61.768.71.667.21.4
Health insuranceAny private56.51.359.71.259.61.158.71.459.61.257.91.156.91.0
Public only40.51.541.81.541.41.438.41.439.31.338.81.435.81.5
Uninsured25.92.833.53.227.92.924.53.027.42.831.73.325.52.1
Residence locationcMetropolitan49.91.052.11.052.60.951.51.252.51.151.11.049.01.0
  Large central metro46.01.649.31.548.31.445.01.644.61.642.21.441.81.4
  Large fringe metro54.42.055.32.058.01.655.72.457.92.058.21.953.51.9
  Medium metro51.01.850.92.452.52.554.62.656.32.253.22.254.11.8
  Small metro47.02.454.92.852.63.056.13.655.84.755.13.449.02.8
Nonmetropolitan45.83.052.52.149.92.446.12.346.82.450.02.049.52.0
  Micropolitan48.93.851.62.750.22.746.42.545.13.351.02.752.52.5
  Noncore40.54.354.13.849.34.345.74.749.33.848.23.243.53.2
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish51.31.154.91.054.90.953.31.254.31.153.70.951.40.9
Other39.51.737.71.936.81.836.01.935.41.834.51.929.81.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.41.052.20.952.20.950.91.151.71.051.20.949.40.9
Fair/poor44.63.948.95.254.24.842.54.344.13.840.64.337.73.7
CSHCNdYes56.61.861.81.659.81.556.31.955.81.659.41.459.21.5
No48.31.250.61.051.01.050.31.251.31.149.91.047.30.9
U.S. bornYes49.91.052.80.9DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC51.60.950.00.9
No37.53.840.33.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC38.33.231.93.3

a. Data on dental visits are based on information in the 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. For more information, see the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

d. CSHCN: Children with special health care needs. For details, refer to the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey documentation for the 2008 Full Year Consolidated Data File at http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-121.

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: T6_4_2_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/nhqrdr11/6_maternalchildhealth/T6_4_2_1.html