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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.77a
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, 2003
      Ever given advice Within past year Within past 2 years
Population group Total population(in thousands)d Percente Standard error Percentf Standard error Percentf Standard error
Total 65,908 31.0 1.0 24.7 0.8 29.3 0.9
Race White only 51,045 32.0 1.1 25.5 1.0 30.1 1.1
Black only 10,269 29.3 2.0 23.2 1.8 28.0 2.0
AI/AN only 517 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian only 2,361 22.7 3.1 19.0 2.8 22.5 3.1
NHOPI only 160 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,557 26.3 3.7 20.6 3.5 23.6 3.6
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 12,182 33.6 1.6 27.3 1.5 32.5 1.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 53,726 30.4 1.1 24.1 0.9 28.6 1.0
Non-Hispanic, White 39,391 31.6 1.3 25.0 1.1 29.5 1.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,014 29.0 2.1 22.9 1.9 27.7 2.0
Non-Hispanic, other 4,321 23.4 2.1 18.9 1.9 22.4 2.1
Gender Male 33,728 30.0 1.1 23.6 1.0 28.4 1.1
Female 32,180 32.1 1.2 25.8 1.0 30.2 1.1
Age 2-5 15,839 24.2 1.4 22.1 1.4 24.1 1.4
6-17 50,069 33.2 1.0 25.5 0.9 31.0 1.0
Health insurance Any private 43,611 32.1 1.2 25.4 1.0 30.2 1.1
Public only 17,846 30.5 1.3 25.1 1.2 29.2 1.3
Uninsured 4,451 23.2 2.4 15.7 2.1 20.9 2.4
Family incomea Negative/poor 11,187 31.1 1.6 25.4 1.5 29.8 1.6
Near poor/low income 14,198 25.6 1.5 20.2 1.3 24.5 1.5
Middle income 21,848 29.2 1.6 22.2 1.4 27.2 1.6
High income 18,675 37.3 1.8 30.6 1.7 35.0 1.7
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 36,942 33.8 1.3 27.5 1.2 32.2 1.2
Metropolitan-small 19,260 28.9 2.0 22.0 1.8 27.0 2.0
Micropolitan 6,218 23.0 2.1 17.8 2.0 21.2 2.2
Noncore 3,489 27.4 3.9 22.0 3.4 25.8 3.7
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 64,511 30.9 1.0 24.5 0.9 29.2 0.9
Fair/poor 1,397 36.9 3.9 32.4 3.7 35.7 3.8
CSHCNc Yes 13,630 38.8 1.6 32.9 1.6 36.7 1.6
No 51,680 29.0 1.0 22.5 0.9 27.3 1.0

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 they had ever been given advice.

f 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.

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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