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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of children under age 18 who had their height and weight measured by a doctor or other health provider

Measure Source

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

Tables

1.72a Percent of children under age 18 who had their height and weight measured by a doctor or other health provider, United States, 2002.

1.72b Percent of children under age 18 who had their height and weight measured by a doctor or other health provider, United States, 2001.

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

Children under age 18 for the "Ever given advice" estimates, excluding nonrespondents to the questions of whether height or weight was measured by a doctor or other healthcare provider. "Don't know" responses to the questions of when the weight and/or height was measured were further excluded from the "within the past year" and "within the past 2 years" estimates.

Numerator

Children under age 18 who ever had both height and weight measured for the "Ever had both measures" estimates. Children who had both measurements within the past year for the "Within the past year" estimates. Children who had both measurements, either within the past year or 2 years for the "Within the past 2 years" estimates.

Comments

This measure combined weight and height measurements. The denominator and numerator were further modified regarding missing values and the combination.

Percent of children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about amount and kind of physical activity. Hospital admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis per 100,000 population less than 18 years of age.

 

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