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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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State Variation: Ambulatory Care Quality Indicators

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Indicators Best State Top 5 States average All States median Bottom 5 States average Worst State
Adults age 50+ received recommended preventive care 50% 49% 40% 33% 33%
Adult diabetics received three recommended diabetes services 65% 59% 42% 32% 29%
Children ages 19-35 months received five vaccines 94% 88% 82% 71% 67%
Children with dental and medical preventive care visits 75% 73% 59% 48% 46%


  • Data:
    • Adult preventive care—2002/2004 BRFSS
    • Adult diabetic preventive care—2002/2004 BRFSS
    • Child vaccines—2005 National Immunization Survey
    • Child medical and dental visits—2003 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Source:
    • Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard on Health System Performance, 2007

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