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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.72b
Percent of children under age 18 who had their height and weight measured by a doctor or other health provider, 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   72,826 90.3 0.5 70.7 0.8 84.5 0.6
                 
Race White 56,988 91.2 0.5 71.7 0.8 85.1 0.7
Black 11,622 88.9 1.4 68.9 2.2 84.0 1.8
Asian or Pacific Islander 3,290 82.6 4.0 62.3 5.2 78.0 4.4
American Indian or Alaska Native 926 80.8 4.8 65.1 5.1 77.4 5.2
                 
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 12,963 84.8 1.1 66.0 1.5 79.0 1.3
Non-Hispanic, all races 59,863 91.5 0.5 71.8 0.9 85.7 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 44,726 92.9 0.6 73.3 1.0 86.7 0.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 11,252 89.0 1.5 68.8 2.2 84.0 1.8
Non-Hispanic, other 3,884 82.0 3.5 62.9 4.6 78.1 3.8
                 
Gender Male 37,264 90.8 0.6 71.2 1.0 84.9 0.8
Female 35,562 89.8 0.6 70.3 0.9 84.1 0.8
                 
Age 0-5 23,710 93.3 0.6 84.3 0.9 91.6 0.7
6-17 49,115 88.9 0.6 64.1 0.9 81.0 0.8
                 
Health insurance Any private 49,345 92.6 0.5 73.3 0.9 87.2 0.7
Public only 17,342 87.9 1.0 70.5 1.4 82.8 1.1
Uninsured 6,139 78.1 2.0 50.2 2.5 67.3 2.0
                 
Family incomea Negative or poor 12,075 85.4 1.2 66.9 1.7 78.4 1.5
Near poor/low income 15,876 86.4 1.1 64.3 1.4 79.5 1.1
Middle income 23,483 90.6 0.8 69.5 1.3 84.6 1.1
High income 21,392 95.6 0.6 79.1 1.3 91.5 0.7
                 
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 41,207 90.1 0.7 71.6 1.1 84.4 0.8
Metropolitan-small 19,976 91.1 0.9 70.6 1.6 85.8 1.3
Micropolitan 7,527 89.7 1.6 69.1 2.0 83.1 1.9
Noncore 4,115 89.3 2.0 65.4 3.3 81.8 2.8
                 
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 71,309 90.3 0.5 70.5 0.8 84.4 0.6
Fair or poor 1,516 90.3 2.2 81.5 2.8 86.5 2.5
                 
CSHCNc Yes 13,880 94.4 0.7 80.0 1.2 90.1 0.9
No 58,520 89.3 0.5 68.4 0.9 83.1 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 the MEPS entry in the Data Sources section of the Measures Specifications Appendix for more information.

c CSHCN: children with special health care needs.

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 ever had weight or height measurement.

f Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if their child ever had the measurements, or when measured.

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

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