T6_4_2_2b

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_2.2b
Children ages 2-17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 49.31.051.11.254.11.440.32.142.81.5
Age2-535.71.435.71.736.12.135.93.135.72.0
6-1753.81.155.91.359.61.641.82.345.61.7
GenderMale48.01.349.81.552.31.838.22.641.31.8
Female50.61.352.31.555.91.942.42.344.32.0
Family incomebNegative/poor36.91.534.62.133.23.235.53.041.02.2
Near poor/low40.11.741.32.244.63.034.03.637.72.6
Middle50.61.852.02.052.82.343.53.643.43.2
High63.91.764.31.866.82.257.25.560.74.1
Health insuranceAny private56.51.357.71.459.91.746.53.148.12.5
Public only40.51.538.21.838.62.737.02.644.32.3
Uninsured25.92.829.43.431.34.2DSUDSU18.63.5
Residence locationcMetropolitan49.91.052.11.255.51.641.12.243.11.5
  Large central metro46.01.648.92.055.13.140.43.440.82.1
  Large fringe metro54.42.056.02.258.32.746.33.444.53.5
  Medium metro51.01.852.82.256.52.738.74.245.13.0
  Small metro47.02.446.72.647.13.332.77.048.35.9
Nonmetropolitan45.83.046.63.248.93.334.26.039.25.4
  Micropolitan48.93.849.53.952.33.735.38.841.88.4
  Noncore40.54.341.14.842.85.5DSUDSU36.88.3
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish51.31.151.81.254.71.540.42.247.22.5
Other39.51.739.73.338.74.6DSUDSU39.51.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.41.051.21.254.11.440.52.142.91.5
Fair/poor44.63.946.55.2DSUDSUDSUDSU40.66.5
CSHCNdYes56.61.857.42.060.82.443.83.451.33.6
No48.31.250.31.453.01.741.12.242.21.5
U.S. bornYes49.91.051.21.254.11.440.62.144.71.6
No37.53.849.75.9DSUDSUDSUDSU26.04.2

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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T6_4_2_2b: 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_2b.html