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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.65: Percent of children age 2-17 with a dental visit in the past year, United States, 2000 and 2001

  2001 2000
Population group Total population (in thousands) Percent with visit Standard error Total population (in thousands) Percent with visit Standard error
             
Total 65,045 47.6 0.9 64,645 47.67 1.1
             
Race            
    White 50,806 51.7 1.1 50,741 51.1 1.4
    Black 10,502 31.8 1.7 10,856 32.7 2.4
    Asian or Pacific Islander 2,839 38.6 5.1 2,384 42.6 5.7
    American Indian or Alaska Native 898 25.2 5.1 DSU DSU DSU
             
Race/ethnicity            
    Hispanic 11,428 33.3 1.5 10,479 32.4 2.1
    Non-Hispanic 53,617 50.7 1.0 54,166 50.6 1.2
      White 40,004 56.8 1.2 41,160 55.2 1.6
      Black 10,158 31.4 1.8 10,255 33.5 2.5
      Other 3,456 35.8 4.1 2,751 46.1 4.7
             
Gender            
    Male 33,225 46.7 1.1 33,388 46.4 1.4
    Female 31,820 48.5 1.2 31,257 49.0 1.3
             
Insurance            
    Any private 44,680 55.2 1.2 45,608 54.3 1.2
    Public only 14,914 33.7 1.3 13,154 35.0 2.0
    Uninsured 5,451 23.6 2.5 5,883 24.3 2.4
             
Family incomea            
    Negative or poor 10,609 28.5 1.6 10,277 31.0 2.2
    Near poor/low income 14,112 35.5 1.6 13,193 34.6 2.4
    Middle income 21,259 49.3 1.5 22,057 49.6 1.7
    High income 19,064 65.3 1.6 19,118 63.5 1.8
             
Residence locationb            
    Metropolitan-large 36,875 45.5 1.3 37,872 46.7 1.5
    Metropolitan-small 17,811 52.2 1.8 16,085 51.5 2.2
    Micropolitan 6,651 46.4 2.7 6,499 45.7 3.3
    Noncore-adjacent 2,607 47.0 4.6 2,924 43.6 6.2
    Noncore-rural 1,101 50.1 3.8 1,265 48.2 7.1
             
Perceived health status            
    Excellent, very good or good 63,230 47.8 0.9 62,930 47.9 1.1
    Fair or poor 1,815 41.9 3.6 1,715 39.0 4.1
             
CSHCNc            
    Yes 13,343 53.9 1.7 10,485 51.7 2.8
    No 51,268 46.9 1.0 48,139 49.2 1.2
             

a "Negative or poor" refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; "near poor/low income", over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; "middle income", 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and "high income", 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

bSee the MEPS entry in the Data Sources section of the Measures Specifications Appendix for more information.

cCSHCN: children with special healthcare needs.

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

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

 

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