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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 5.2a: Among children under age 18 who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, percent of parents giving a best rating for health care received, United States, 2001

      Best rating (grade 9-10)
Population group Total population (in thousands)d Percent had visite Percent Standard error
Total 72,826 76.2 64.0 0.980
Race        
    White 56,988 77.6 64.8 1.100
    Black 11,622 70.6 63.4 2.270
    Asian or Pacific Islander 3,290 71.7 56.7 6.710
    American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU DSU
Race/ethnicity        
    Hispanic 12,963 66.8 62.7 1.530
    Non-Hispanic 59,863 78.3 64.3 1.120
      White 44,726 80.7 65.1 1.280
      Black 11,252 70.8 63.5 2.320
      Other 3,884 71.7 55.4 5.910
Gender        
    Male 37,264 75.9 63.4 1.220
    Female 35,562 76.6 64.7 1.170
Age        
    0-5 23,710 87.0 65.0 1.240
    6-17 49,115 71.0 63.5 1.220
Insurance        
    Any private 49,345 79.2 65.4 1.090
    Public only 17,342 76.1 60.3 1.870
    Uninsured 6,139 52.2 63.0 3.040
Family incomea        
    Negative or poor 12,075 71.4 61.6 2.100
    Near poor/low income 15,876 66.8 60.0 1.960
    Middle income 23,483 76.3 63.8 1.640
    High income 21,392 85.8 67.8 1.500
Residence locationb        
    Metropolitan-large 41,207 75.6 62.9 1.400
    Metropolitan-small 19,976 78.6 64.4 1.560
    Micropolitan 7,527 75.9 66.0 2.550
    Noncore 4,115 71.4 70.0 3.880
Perceived health status        
    Excellent, very good or good 71,309 76.0 64.4 0.980
    Fair or poor 1,516 85.0 47.3 4.620
CSHCNc        
    Yes 13,880 89.2 57.0 1.770
    No 58,520 73.1 66.2 1.030

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.

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

c CSHCN: children with special healthcare needs.

dTotal child population. Numbers may not add to Total due to missing or rounding.

eDenominator is total population, excluding missing values.

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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