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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of children under age 18 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about using car safety restraints

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

Tables

1.77a Percent of children under age 18 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about using car safety restraints, United States, 2002.

1.77b Percent of children under age 18 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about using car safety restraints, United States, 2001.

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

Children under age 18 for the "Ever given advice" estimates, excluding nonrespondents to the question of whether a doctor or other health provider had ever given advice about using car safety restraints. "Don't know" responses to the question of when the advice was given were further excluded for the "within the past year" and "within the past 2 years" estimates.

Numerator

For the "Ever given advice" estimates, children under age 18 for whom a doctor or other health provider had ever given advice about using a child car safety seat, a booster seat or lap and shoulder belts Children who were given the advice within the past year for "Within the past year" estimates. Children who were given the advice within the past year or 2 years for "Within the past 2 years" estimates.

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