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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 amount and kind of physical activity

Measure Source

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

Tables

1.73a Percent of children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about amount and kind of physical activity, United States, 2002

1.73b Percent of children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about amount and kind of physical activity, United States, 2001.

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

Children age 2-17 for the "Ever given advice" estimates, excluding nonrespondents to the question, "Has a doctor or other health provider ever given advice about amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies you should have?" "Don't know" responses to the question of when the advice was given were further excluded from the "within the past year" and "within the past 2 years" estimates.

Numerator

Children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider had ever given advice about amount and kind of physical activity for the "Ever given advice" estimates. 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 children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about eating healthy. Percent of children under age 18 who had their height and weight measured by a doctor or other health provider.

 

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