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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.73a
Percent of children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about amount and kind of physical activity, United States, 2002
      Ever given advice Within past year Within past 2 years
Population group Total population (in thousands)d Percente Standard error Percentf Standard error Percentf Standard error
                 
Total   65,261 31.9 0.8 25.8 0.7 30.0 0.8
                 
Race White 50,296 32.2 1.0 26.2 0.9 30.4 0.9
Black 10,137 32.6 1.7 26.1 1.5 30.8 1.7
American Indian or Alaska Native 789 13.1 3.3 10.8 3.2 12.8 3.3
Asian 2,341 30.3 4.5 22.3 3.5 27.7 4.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,417 27.9 4.6 23.4 4.2 25.8 4.4
                 
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 11,713 31.8 1.5 25.3 1.4 30.4 1.4
Non-Hispanic, all races 53,547 31.9 0.9 25.9 0.8 30.0 0.9
Non-Hispanic, White 39,108 32.4 1.1 26.5 1.1 30.5 1.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 9,917 32.4 1.8 25.9 1.5 30.5 1.8
Non-Hispanic, other 4,522 26.2 3.0 20.4 2.5 24.1 2.8
                 
Gender Male 33,465 31.2 1.0 25.4 0.9 29.2 0.9
Female 31,796 32.5 1.0 26.1 0.9 30.9 1.0
                 
Age 2-5 15,715 25.1 1.2 23.2 1.2 25.0 1.2
6-17 49,546 34.0 1.0 26.6 0.8 31.6 0.9
                 
Health insurance Any private 43,493 33.5 1.1 27.3 1.0 31.6 1.1
Public only 16,816 29.7 1.3 24.0 1.1 28.1 1.3
Uninsured 4,952 24.4 2.4 18.4 2.1 22.5 2.3
                 
Family incomea Negative or poor 10,871 29.8 1.5 23.4 1.3 27.5 1.5
Near poor/low income 13,746 28.2 1.4 22.7 1.3 26.7 1.3
Middle income 22,506 29.7 1.3 24.3 1.2 28.2 1.3
High income 18,138 38.6 1.6 31.4 1.6 36.4 1.6
                 
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 36,433 35.6 1.1 28.8 1.0 33.6 1.1
Metropolitan-small 19,015 29.4 1.6 24.3 1.5 27.6 1.5
Micropolitan 6,506 22.4 2.6 16.6 2.1 20.8 2.5
Noncore 3,308 23.5 3.1 18.8 2.8 22.7 3.0
                 
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 63,830 31.6 0.8 25.5 0.7 29.7 0.8
Fair or poor 1,431 44.5 4.3 38.4 4.3 43.1 4.4
                 
CSHCNc Yes 13,563 41.3 1.6 35.8 1.5 39.6 1.6
No 51,143 29.4 0.9 23.1 0.8 27.5 0.8
                 

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 they had ever been given advice.

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

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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