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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.76a
Percent of children under age 18 who had their height and weight measured by a doctor or other health provider, United States, 2003
      Ever had both measures Within past year Within past 2 years
Population group Total population(in thousands)d Percente Standard error Percentf Standard error Percentf Standard error
Total 73,163 93.3 0.4 74.2 0.7 88.6 0.5
Race White only 56,717 93.6 0.5 75.0 0.8 89.1 0.6
Black only 11,271 93.1 1.0 71.8 1.5 88.1 1.2
AI/AN only 547 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian only 2,609 88.3 2.6 67.4 4.7 79.8 3.6
NHOPI only 199 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,820 94.5 1.6 78.5 3.4 89.2 2.8
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 13,776 87.0 1.0 70.0 1.3 83.1 1.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 59,387 94.7 0.5 75.2 0.8 89.8 0.6
Non-Hispanic, White 43,547 95.7 0.5 76.6 1.0 91.0 0.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,999 92.9 1.1 71.5 1.5 87.9 1.2
Non-Hispanic, other 4,841 90.6 1.7 70.5 3.0 83.1 2.5
Gender Male 37,420 93.4 0.5 73.7 0.8 88.9 0.6
Female 35,743 93.2 0.5 74.7 0.9 88.3 0.7
Age 0-5 23,093 94.7 0.5 86.3 0.9 93.8 0.6
6-17 50,069 92.6 0.5 68.6 0.9 86.1 0.7
Health insurance Any private 47,598 95.0 0.5 76.6 0.9 90.6 0.6
Public only 20,513 91.5 0.7 73.1 1.1 87.2 0.8
Uninsured 5,052 84.8 1.6 55.6 2.9 74.9 2.4
Family incomea Negative/poor 12,787 89.8 0.9 70.9 1.3 85.8 1.0
Near poor/low income 15,711 90.5 0.9 69.8 1.5 85.1 1.2
Middle income 24,154 94.4 0.6 72.3 1.3 88.6 0.8
High income 20,510 96.2 0.6 81.7 1.2 92.9 0.7
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 40,840 92.8 0.6 74.8 0.9 88.2 0.7
Metropolitan-small 21,471 94.5 0.9 74.2 1.5 89.8 1.1
Micropolitan 6,936 92.4 1.2 73.6 1.7 87.5 1.2
Noncore 3,916 93.5 1.9 69.3 3.1 87.4 2.5
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 71,567 93.3 0.4 74.0 0.7 88.6 0.5
Fair/poor 1,594 91.3 1.9 81.1 2.6 88.3 2.2
CSHCNc Yes 14,252 96.2 0.6 83.8 1.1 93.5 0.7
No 58,203 92.6 0.5 71.7 0.8 87.3 0.6

a 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.

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

c Unknown is not shown.

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

e Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents didn't know if their child had ever had weight or height measurement.

f Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents didn't know if their child had ever had the measurements, or when measured.

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

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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