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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.74
Percent of children age 2-17 with a dental visit in the past year, United States, 2000 and 2003
    2003 2000
Population group Total population
(in thousands) f
Percent Standard error Total population
(in thousands) f
Percent Standard error
Total 65,862 50.9 0.9 64,645 47.7 1.1
Racea White only 50,987 54.4 1.1 -- -- --
Black only 10,293 36.7 1.7 -- -- --
AI/AN only 504 DSU DSU -- -- --
Asian only 2,321 41.2 4.1 -- -- --
NHOPI only 167 DSU DSU -- -- --
Multiple races 1,591 49.3 5.0 -- -- --
Ethnicityb Hispanic, all races 12,253 36.7 1.5 10,479 32.4 2.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 53,609 54.2 0.9 54,166 50.6 1.2
Non-Hispanic, White 39,262 59.6 1.2 41,160 55.2 1.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,037 36.8 1.7 10,255 33.5 2.5
Non-Hispanic, other 4,311 45.3 3.2 2,751 46.1 4.7
Gender Male 33,745 49.5 1.1 33,388 46.4 1.4
Female 32,117 52.5 1.2 31,257 49.0 1.3
Health insurance Any private 43,443 57.9 1.1 45,608 54.3 1.2
Public only 18,050 38.8 1.4 13,154 35.0 2.0
Uninsured 4,370 31.7 3.3 5,883 24.3 2.4
Family incomec Negative/poor 11,217 34.5 1.5 10,277 31.0 2.2
Near poor/low income 14,330 38.0 1.6 13,193 34.6 2.4
Middle income 21,802 52.7 1.7 22,057 49.6 1.7
High income 18,513 68.8 1.6 19,118 63.5 1.8
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 36,811 49.6 1.2 37,872 46.7 1.5
Metropolitan-small 19,327 53.8 1.8 16,085 51.5 2.2
Micropolitan 6,255 50.6 2.7 6,499 45.7 3.3
Noncore-adjacent 2,345 44.5 4.2 2,924 43.6 6.2
Noncore-not adjacent 1,125 58.4 3.5 1,265 48.2 7.1
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 64,263 51.2 0.9 62,930 47.9 1.1
Fair/poor 1,590 40.4 4.3 1,715 39.0 4.1
CSHCNe Yes 13,630 59.4 1.4 10,485 51.7 2.8
No 51,680 49.9 1.0 48,139 49.2 1.2

a Prior to 2002, racial categories were not directly comparable to those used for 2002 data; thus, race data for 2000 are not shown.

b Beginning in 2002, individuals could report multiple races. For 2002 and later years, Non-Hispanic categories exclude multiple race individuals and are not directly comparable to data from previous years.

c Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

d See the MEPS entry in the Data Sources section of the Measure Specifications Appendix for more information.

e Unknown is not shown.

f Numbers may not add to total due to missing or rounding.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

-- Data not shown. See footnote a.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; CSHCN: children with special health care needs.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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