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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.73b
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, 2001
      Ever given advice Given advice within past year Given advice within past 2 years
Population group Total population (in thousands)d Percente Standard error Percentf Standard error Percentf Standard error
Total   64,969 28.0 0.9 22.8 0.8 26.3 0.9
                 
Race White 50,744 28.4 1.0 23.1 0.9 26.7 1.0
Black 10,468 27.7 1.8 22.7 1.8 26.3 1.8
Asian or Pacific Islander 2,882 25.9 4.1 18.2 3.5 22.7 3.5
American Indian or Alaska Native 876 17.2 4.5 16.3 4.5 17.2 4.5
                 
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 11,360 27.0 1.6 20.7 1.5 25.7 1.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 53,609 28.2 1.0 23.2 1.0 26.4 1.0
Non-Hispanic, White 39,991 28.7 1.1 23.8 1.1 26.9 1.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,125 27.6 1.8 22.7 1.9 26.2 1.8
Non-Hispanic, other 3,493 24.2 3.7 17.8 3.0 21.6 3.2
                 
Gender Male 33,175 27.7 0.9 22.1 0.9 25.8 0.9
Female 31,794 28.3 1.2 23.4 1.1 26.8 1.2
                 
Age 2-5 15,854 19.9 1.1 17.9 1.1 19.6 1.1
6-17 49,115 30.6 1.0 24.3 0.9 28.5 1.0
                 
Health insurance Any private 44,761 30.0 1.0 24.5 1.0 28.0 1.0
Public only 14,691 23.9 1.3 19.8 1.3 22.9 1.3
Uninsured 5,517 23.3 2.2 16.0 1.8 21.1 2.1
                 
Family incomea Negative or poor 10,477 21.6 1.5 17.6 1.3 20.2 1.5
Near poor/low income 14,088 22.8 1.4 18.4 1.4 21.7 1.4
Middle income 21,371 26.6 1.3 20.3 1.2 24.6 1.3
High income 19,033 36.9 1.7 31.5 1.6 35.0 1.7
                 
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 36,731 30.8 1.2 25.3 1.2 29.1 1.3
Metropolitan-small 17,797 25.8 1.5 20.6 1.5 23.8 1.5
Micropolitan 6,710 22.7 2.1 18.8 2.2 21.6 2.0
Noncore 3,732 21.3 2.8 15.6 2.1 19.7 2.5
                 
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 63,618 27.6 0.9 22.3 0.8 25.9 0.9
Fair or poor 1,351 45.9 4.4 44.5 4.3 45.2 4.4
                 
CSHCNc Yes 13,343 39.2 1.5 34.2 1.6 37.8 1.5
No 51,268 25.1 0.9 19.8 0.9 23.4 0.9
                 

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 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.

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

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