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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.74a
Percent of children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about eating healthy, 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 51.0 0.9 39.4 0.8 46.9 0.8
                 
Race White 50,296 51.2 1.0 39.2 1.0 46.8 1.0
Black 10,137 51.5 1.9 41.6 1.7 49.1 1.9
American Indian or Alaska Native 789 29.1 6.1 25.6 5.8 28.7 6.1
Asian 2,341 47.0 4.9 37.7 4.5 43.6 4.8
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,417 54.8 4.2 38.2 4.4 49.0 4.3
                 
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 11,713 48.0 1.5 36.4 1.5 45.5 1.5
Non-Hispanic, all races 53,547 51.6 1.0 40.0 0.9 47.2 1.0
Non-Hispanic, White 39,108 52.1 1.2 40.1 1.2 47.2 1.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 9,917 51.8 1.9 41.8 1.7 49.4 1.9
Non-Hispanic, other 4,522 46.9 3.1 35.6 2.7 43.2 3.1
                 
Gender Male 33,465 49.5 1.0 38.0 1.0 44.9 1.0
Female 31,796 52.5 1.1 40.8 1.0 49.0 1.0
                 
Age 2-5 15,715 58.0 1.5 50.7 1.5 57.0 1.5
6-17 49,546 48.7 0.9 35.8 0.9 43.7 0.9
                 
Health insurance Any private 43,493 53.2 1.1 41.3 1.0 48.9 1.1
Public only 16,816 48.4 1.5 37.6 1.4 45.5 1.5
Uninsured 4,952 39.6 2.7 28.1 2.4 34.6 2.7
                 
Family incomea Negative or poor 10,871 46.0 1.9 35.1 1.6 42.4 1.8
Near poor/low income 13,746 46.9 1.7 36.1 1.6 44.1 1.7
Middle income 22,506 49.1 1.4 37.0 1.3 44.3 1.4
High income 18,138 59.4 1.7 47.4 1.7 55.1 1.7
                 
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 36,433 54.9 1.0 42.7 1.0 50.9 1.1
Metropolitan-small 19,015 48.6 1.9 37.7 1.6 44.2 1.7
Micropolitan 6,506 40.2 3.1 28.9 2.4 37.2 2.8
Noncore 3,308 43.3 3.6 32.9 2.8 38.5 3.1
                 
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 63,830 50.8 0.9 39.1 0.8 46.7 0.9
Fair or poor 1,431 59.9 4.0 52.7 4.1 57.1 4.1
                 
CSHCNc Yes 13,563 57.0 1.5 47.6 1.5 53.5 1.5
No 51,143 49.5 1.0 37.3 0.9 45.3 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 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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