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Table 6_3_5-2b

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_5.2b
Children ages 2–17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Family incomebNegative/poor36.41.936.12.340.13.733.22.936.93.0
Near poor/low39.51.744.
Health insuranceAny private58.71.460.21.563.21.645.
Public only38.41.439.11.842.62.536.52.837.22.3
Residence locationcMetropolitan51.
  Large central metro45.01.648.61.955.02.640.
  Large fringe metro55.72.458.22.762.
  Medium metro54.62.657.12.760.42.842.
  Small metro56.13.657.63.959.34.448.95.446.45.0
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish53.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good50.

a Dental visit is based on event data.

b 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.

c 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: 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_5-2b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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