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Table 6_4_2-2a

2010 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_4_2.2a
Children ages 2-17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2007
  TotalSingle raceMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 52.20.954.
Family incomebNegative/poor39.21.837.62.339.33.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low39.61.842.
Health insuranceAny private59.
Public only41.81.543.01.837.62.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU42.95.5
Location of residencecMetropolitan52.
  Large central metro49.31.550.61.843.
  Large fringe metro55.
  Medium metro50.92.454.02.740.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro54.92.856.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish54.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good52.20.954.
Children with special health care needscYes61.81.663.81.953.23.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes52.80.955.

a Dental visit is based on event data.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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 B: Detailed Methods.

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; SE: standard error.

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


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 6_4_2-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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