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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.72a
Percent of children under age 18 who had their height and weight measured by a doctor or other health provider, United States, 2002
      Ever had both measures Within past year Within past 2 years
Population group Total population(in thousands)d Percente Standard error Percentf Standard error Percentf Standard error
                 
Total   72,699 91.9 0.5 72.9 0.76 86.7 0.6
                 
Race White 56,132 92.3 0.5 74.1 0.80 86.9 0.6
Black 11,123 91.3 1.1 68.6 1.97 86.7 1.5
American Indian or Alaska Native 815 77.7 6.9 59.4 6.42 73.0 7.1
Asian 2,576 88.1 3.0 67.5 3.60 83.6 3.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,757 93.3 2.0 73.8 3.54 90.5 2.3
                 
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 13,297 86.5 1.0 69.4 1.16 81.7 1.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 59,402 93.1 0.5 73.7 0.88 87.9 0.6
Non-Hispanic, White 43,463 94.0 0.5 75.6 0.98 88.5 0.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,859 91.3 1.2 68.3 2.01 86.6 1.5
Non-Hispanic, other 5,080 88.8 1.9 69.4 2.79 85.2 2.1
                 
Gender Male 37,236 91.7 0.6 73.0 0.89 86.9 0.7
Female 35,463 92.1 0.5 72.8 0.90 86.6 0.7
                 
Age 0-5 23,153 93.4 0.7 85.2 0.97 91.7 0.8
6-17 49,546 91.2 0.5 67.1 0.90 84.4 0.7
                 
Health insurance Any private 47,956 94.2 0.4 76.2 0.87 89.7 0.6
Public only 19,360 89.7 0.9 70.2 1.35 84.7 1.1
Uninsured 5,382 79.1 2.4 53.4 2.60 68.1 2.9
                 
Family incomea Negative or poor 12,438 88.0 1.3 66.8 1.66 82.5 1.4
Near poor/low income 15,494 89.5 0.9 69.7 1.39 84.2 1.1
Middle income 25,004 91.9 0.7 73.0 1.18 86.6 0.9
High income 19,762 96.1 0.5 79.1 1.15 91.7 0.8
                 
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 40,563 91.8 0.7 73.3 1.02 87.0 0.8
Metropolitan-small 21,261 93.2 0.9 74.4 1.48 88.0 1.1
Micropolitan 7,223 88.5 1.7 68.7 2.44 83.3 2.0
Noncore 3,652 92.1 1.8 68.4 2.82 83.0 2.3
                 
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 71,080 91.9 0.5 72.7 0.78 86.7 0.6
Fair or poor 1,619 92.8 2.4 80.6 3.20 88.8 2.7
                 
CSHCNc Yes 14,116 95.4 0.6 83.4 1.14 92.5 0.7
No 57,966 91.1 0.5 70.4 0.85 85.4 0.7
                 

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 Measures Specifications Appendix for definition.

c CSHCN: children with special health care needs. Unknown is not shown.

d Numbers may not add to total due to missing or rounding.

e Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if their child had ever measured weight and height.

f Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if their child had ever measured weight and height, and the time of measurements.

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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