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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.69: Percent of children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about eating healthy, United States, 2001

    Ever had both measures Had both measures within past year Had both measures within past 2 years
Population group Total population (in thousands)d Percente Standard error Percentf Standard error Percentf Standard error
               
Total 64,969 47.7 0.9 36.0 0.9 43.7 0.9
               
Race              
    White 50,744 48.5 1.0 36.2 1.0 44.1 1.0
    Black 10,468 46.8 2.3 37.5 2.5 44.4 2.3
    Asian or Pacific Islander 2,882 42.0 4.4 30.8 3.7 37.8 4.0
    American Indian or Alaska Native 876 29.6 6.0 26.9 5.8 29.6 6.0
               
Race/ethnicity              
    Hispanic 11,360 45.2 1.8 34.7 1.6 43.0 1.8
    Non-Hispanic 53,609 48.2 1.1 36.3 1.0 43.8 1.1
      White 39,991 49.4 1.2 36.7 1.1 44.4 1.2
      Black 10,125 46.9 2.4 37.5 2.6 44.4 2.4
      Other 3,493 38.7 4.1 28.9 3.3 35.2 3.6
               
Gender              
    Male 33,175 46.9 1.1 35.2 1.1 42.7 1.0
    Female 31,794 48.6 1.2 36.9 1.1 44.6 1.2
               
Age              
    2-5 15,854 54.7 1.6 45.6 1.7 53.4 1.6
    6-17 49,115 45.4 1.0 32.9 0.9 40.5 1.0
               
Insurance              
    Any private 44,761 50.1 1.1 37.7 1.1 45.5 1.1
    Public only 14,691 43.9 1.7 35.1 1.7 41.2 1.7
    Uninsured 5,517 38.2 2.4 25.5 2.2 34.9 2.3
               
Family incomea              
    Negative or poor 10,477 42.5 2.1 33.7 2.0 39.4 2.1
    Near poor/low income 14,088 41.5 1.7 29.9 1.5 38.1 1.7
    Middle income 21,371 46.1 1.6 33.8 1.5 41.6 1.5
    High income 19,033 57.0 1.7 44.5 1.6 52.5 1.8
               
Residence locationb              
    Metropolitan-large 36,731 50.6 1.1 38.8 1.2 46.8 1.1
    Metropolitan-small 17,797 44.9 1.8 33.1 1.7 40.4 1.8
    Micropolitan 6,710 44.4 2.4 33.9 2.2 40.7 2.3
    Noncore 3,732 38.6 4.5 26.4 3.1 33.3 3.8
               
Perceived health status              
    Excellent, very good or good 63,618 47.5 0.9 35.7 0.9 43.4 0.9
    Fair or poor 1,351 58.6 4.3 53.4 4.1 55.9 4.2
               
CSHCNc              
    Yes 13,343 54.7 1.6 45.0 1.6 51.3 1.6
    No 51,268 46.0 1.0 33.7 1.0 41.7 1.0
               

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.

c CSHCN: children with special healthcare needs.

dNumbers may not add to Total due to missing or rounding.

eDenominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if they had ever been given advice.

fDenominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if they had ever been given the advice, or when they were given advice.

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

 

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