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Table 6_3_3-3a

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 6_3_3.3a
Children ages 2–17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about healthy eating, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
Family incomeaNegative/poor51.41.750.********
Near poor/low50.01.850.********
Health insuranceAny private56.91.357.71.555.82.755.46.4****41.06.3
Public only51.81.451.91.853.32.9******51.15.9
Residence locationbMetropolitan56.****42.64.5
  Large central metro57.21.858.******
  Large fringe metro60.********
  Medium metro53.82.354.82.549.75.4********
  Small metro50.********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish55.****43.54.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good54.****42.14.5

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 For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - 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; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 6_3_3-3a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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