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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about using a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle

Measure Source

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

Tables

1.78a Percent of children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about using a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle, United States, 2002.

1.78b Percent of children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about using a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle, 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 a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle. "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 age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider had ever given advice about using a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle. 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.

Percent of adults diagnosed with a new episode of depression who had optimal practitioner contacts for medication management during the acute treatment phase. Percent of children under age 18 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about using car safety restraints.

 

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