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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.74b
Percent of children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about eating healthy, 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 47.7 0.9 36.0 0.9 43.7 0.9
                 
Race White 50,744 48.5 1.0 36.2 1.0 44.1 1.0
Black 10,468 46.8 2.3 37.5 2.5 44.4 2.3
Asian or Pacific Islander 2,882 42.0 4.4 30.8 3.7 37.8 4.0
American Indian or Alaska Native 876 29.6 6.0 26.9 5.8 29.6 6.0
                 
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 11,360 45.2 1.8 34.7 1.6 43.0 1.8
Non-Hispanic, all races 53,609 48.2 1.1 36.3 1.0 43.8 1.1
Non-Hispanic, White 39,991 49.4 1.2 36.7 1.1 44.4 1.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,125 46.9 2.4 37.5 2.6 44.4 2.4
Non-Hispanic, other 3,493 38.7 4.1 28.9 3.3 35.2 3.6
                 
Gender Male 33,175 46.9 1.1 35.2 1.1 42.7 1.0
Female 31,794 48.6 1.2 36.9 1.1 44.6 1.2
                 
Age 2-5 15,854 54.7 1.6 45.6 1.7 53.4 1.6
6-17 49,115 45.4 1.0 32.9 0.9 40.5 1.0
                 
Health insurance Any private 44,761 50.1 1.1 37.7 1.1 45.5 1.1
Public only 14,691 43.9 1.7 35.1 1.7 41.2 1.7
Uninsured 5,517 38.2 2.4 25.5 2.2 34.9 2.3
                 
Family incomea Negative or poor 10,477 42.5 2.1 33.7 2.0 39.4 2.1
Near poor/low income 14,088 41.5 1.7 29.9 1.5 38.1 1.7
Middle income 21,371 46.1 1.6 33.8 1.5 41.6 1.5
High income 19,033 57.0 1.7 44.5 1.6 52.5 1.8
                 
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 36,731 50.6 1.1 38.8 1.2 46.8 1.1
Metropolitan-small 17,797 44.9 1.8 33.1 1.7 40.4 1.8
Micropolitan 6,710 44.4 2.4 33.9 2.2 40.7 2.3
Noncore 3,732 38.6 4.5 26.4 3.1 33.3 3.8
                 
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 63,618 47.5 0.9 35.7 0.9 43.4 0.9
Fair or poor 1,351 58.6 4.3 53.4 4.1 55.9 4.2
                 
CSHCNc Yes 13,343 54.7 1.6 45.0 1.6 51.3 1.6
No 51,268 46.0 1.0 33.7 1.0 41.7 1.0
                 

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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