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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Children

Children whose parents report that they sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Tables

225A: Percent of children whose parents report that they always get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2001,
225B: Percent of children whose parents report that they usually get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2001,
225C: Percent of children whose parents report that they sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2001, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income

Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Denominator

Child U.S. population (under 18 years of age, civilian, noninstitutionalized) whose parents reported that, during the previous 12 months, they had made an appointment with a doctor or other health provider for regular or routine health care.

Numerator

Percent distribution of the denominator population who can always (Table 225A), usually (Table 225B), sometimes or never (Table 225C), get the appointment for regular or routine health care as soon as they wanted.

Comments

Tables report data from the MEPS 2001 Child Health and Preventive Care section. See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on this component of MEPS.

 

 

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