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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.76b
Percent of children under age 18 who had their height and weight measured by a doctor or other health provider, United States, 2001
      Ever had both measures Had both measures within past year Had both measures within past 2 years
Population group Total population (in thousands)c Percentd Standard error Percente Standard error Percente Standard error
Total 72,826 90.3 0.5 70.7 0.8 84.5 0.6
Race White 56,988 91.2 0.5 71.7 0.8 85.1 0.7
Black 11,622 88.9 1.4 68.9 2.2 84.0 1.8
API 3,290 82.6 4.0 62.3 5.2 78.0 4.4
AI/AN 926 80.8 4.8 65.1 5.1 77.4 5.2
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 12,963 84.8 1.1 66.0 1.5 79.0 1.3
Non-Hispanic, all races 59,863 91.5 0.5 71.8 0.9 85.7 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 44,726 92.9 0.6 73.3 1.0 86.7 0.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 11,252 89.0 1.5 68.8 2.2 84.0 1.8
Non-Hispanic, other 3,884 82.0 3.5 62.9 4.6 78.1 3.8
Gender Male 37,264 90.8 0.6 71.2 1.0 84.9 0.8
Female 35,562 89.8 0.6 70.3 0.9 84.1 0.8
Age 0-5 23,710 93.3 0.6 84.3 0.9 91.6 0.7
6-17 49,115 88.9 0.6 64.1 0.9 81.0 0.8
Health insurance Any private 49,345 92.6 0.5 73.3 0.9 87.2 0.7
Public only 17,342 87.9 1.0 70.5 1.4 82.8 1.1
Uninsured 6,139 78.1 2.0 50.2 2.5 67.3 2.0
Family incomea Negative/poor 12,075 85.4 1.2 66.9 1.7 78.4 1.5
Near poor/low 15,876 86.4 1.1 64.3 1.4 79.5 1.1
Middle 23,483 90.6 0.8 69.5 1.3 84.6 1.1
High 21,392 95.6 0.6 79.1 1.3 91.5 0.7
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 41,207 90.1 0.7 71.6 1.1 84.4 0.8
Metropolitan-small 19,976 91.1 0.9 70.6 1.6 85.8 1.3
Micropolitan 7,527 89.7 1.6 69.1 2.0 83.1 1.9
Noncore 4,115 89.3 2.0 65.4 3.3 81.8 2.8
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 71,309 90.3 0.5 70.5 0.8 84.4 0.6
Fair/poor 1,516 90.3 2.2 81.5 2.8 86.5 2.5
CSHCN Yes 13,880 94.4 0.7 80.0 1.2 90.1 0.9
No 58,520 89.3 0.5 68.4 0.9 83.1 0.7

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

d Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents didn't know if they had ever been given advice.

e Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents didn't know if they had ever been given the advice, or when they were given advice.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or 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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