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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.78a
Percent of children age 2-17 for whom a doctor or other health provider gave advice about eating healthy, 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 51.6 1.0 39.4 0.9 47.5 1.0
Race White only 51,045 52.2 1.2 39.6 1.1 48.0 1.2
Black only 10,269 50.4 2.1 39.2 1.9 47.2 2.0
AI/AN only 517 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian only 2,361 41.6 4.1 36.6 4.2 38.5 4.0
NHOPI only 160 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,557 55.7 4.6 43.4 4.5 49.5 4.6
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 12,182 50.3 1.5 40.5 1.5 48.0 1.5
Non-Hispanic, all races 53,726 51.9 1.2 39.2 1.1 47.4 1.2
Non-Hispanic, White 39,391 52.9 1.4 39.4 1.3 48.1 1.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,014 50.4 2.2 39.0 1.9 47.1 2.0
Non-Hispanic, other 4,321 46.0 3.0 37.7 3.0 41.6 3.0
Gender Male 33,728 49.3 1.2 37.4 1.1 45.0 1.2
Female 32,180 54.0 1.2 41.5 1.1 50.1 1.2
Age 2-5 15,839 59.1 1.6 51.4 1.6 57.4 1.5
6-17 50,069 49.2 1.1 35.6 1.0 44.3 1.1
Health insurance Any private 43,611 53.0 1.3 40.4 1.2 48.5 1.2
Public only 17,846 50.9 1.4 40.4 1.4 48.2 1.4
Uninsured 4,451 39.9 3.0 25.3 2.4 34.2 2.8
Family incomea Negative/poor 11,187 49.6 1.6 39.2 1.7 47.1 1.6
Near poor/low income 14,198 45.2 1.8 33.9 1.6 42.2 1.8
Middle income 21,848 50.0 1.8 36.7 1.7 45.5 1.8
High income 18,675 59.4 1.8 46.9 1.7 54.1 1.7
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 36,942 54.7 1.3 43.0 1.2 50.9 1.3
Metropolitan-small 19,260 49.7 2.1 36.7 1.9 45.3 2.1
Micropolitan 6,218 42.2 3.3 31.1 2.9 37.5 3.4
Noncore 3,489 45.2 5.4 31.9 4.4 41.6 5.6
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 64,511 51.4 1.0 39.2 1.0 47.4 1.0
Fair/poor 1,397 58.3 4.3 51.0 4.3 54.4 4.2
CSHCNc Yes 13,630 58.8 1.8 48.3 1.8 55.1 1.9
No 51,680 49.6 1.2 37.0 1.1 45.4 1.2

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 the advice.

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