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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.77b
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
      Ever given advice Given advice within past year Given advice within past 2 years
Population group Total population (in thousands)c Percentd Standard error Percente Standard error Percente Standard error
Total 64,969 28.0 0.9 22.8 0.8 26.3 0.9
Race White 50,744 28.4 1.0 23.1 0.9 26.7 1.0
Black 10,468 27.7 1.8 22.7 1.8 26.3 1.8
API 2,882 25.9 4.1 18.2 3.5 22.7 3.5
AI/AN 876 17.2 4.5 16.3 4.5 17.2 4.5
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 11,360 27.0 1.6 20.7 1.5 25.7 1.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 53,609 28.2 1.0 23.2 1.0 26.4 1.0
Non-Hispanic, White 39,991 28.7 1.1 23.8 1.1 26.9 1.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,125 27.6 1.8 22.7 1.9 26.2 1.8
Non-Hispanic, other 3,493 24.2 3.7 17.8 3.0 21.6 3.2
Gender Male 33,175 27.7 0.9 22.1 0.9 25.8 0.9
Female 31,794 28.3 1.2 23.4 1.1 26.8 1.2
Age 2-5 15,854 19.9 1.1 17.9 1.1 19.6 1.1
6-17 49,115 30.6 1.0 24.3 0.9 28.5 1.0
Health insurance Any private 44,761 30.0 1.0 24.5 1.0 28.0 1.0
Public only 14,691 23.9 1.3 19.8 1.3 22.9 1.3
Uninsured 5,517 23.3 2.2 16.0 1.8 21.1 2.1
Family incomea Negative/poor 10,477 21.6 1.5 17.6 1.3 20.2 1.5
Near poor/low 14,088 22.8 1.4 18.4 1.4 21.7 1.4
Middle 21,371 26.6 1.3 20.3 1.2 24.6 1.3
High 19,033 36.9 1.7 31.5 1.6 35.0 1.7
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 36,731 30.8 1.2 25.3 1.2 29.1 1.3
Metropolitan-small 17,797 25.8 1.5 20.6 1.5 23.8 1.5
Micropolitan 6,710 22.7 2.1 18.8 2.2 21.6 2.0
Noncore 3,732 21.3 2.8 15.6 2.1 19.7 2.5
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 63,618 27.6 0.9 22.3 0.8 25.9 0.9
Fair/poor 1,351 45.9 4.4 44.5 4.3 45.2 4.4
CSHCN Yes 13,343 39.2 1.5 34.2 1.6 37.8 1.5
No 51,268 25.1 0.9 19.8 0.9 23.4 0.9

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.

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

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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