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2009 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.
Racial and ethnic compositions of dental professionals and total population, United States, 2007
| || ||Population||Dentists||Dental hygienists||Dental assistants|
|Population group||Number (in millions)||Percent||Number||Percent||Number||Percent||Number||Percent|
|Ethnicity||Non-Hispanic, all races||256.2||84.9||170,123||93.6||147,941||95.2||258,145||82.2|
|Hispanic, all races||45.4||15.1||11,675||6.4||7,485||4.8||55,715||17.8|
|Non-Hispanic, White Race||198.6||65.8||138,692||76.3||138,138||88.9||217,133||69.2|
| multiple races||4.8||1.6||1,555||0.9||1,310||0.8||3,219||1.0|
Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.
Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 14_3_1-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports.
March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/14_patientcenteredness/T14_3_1-1a.html