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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of children age 2-17 who report having a dental visit in the last year

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 21-10.


1.70 Percent of children age 2-17 with a dental visit in the past year, United States, 2000 and 2002.

Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).


U.S. population, children age 2-17.


Number of children, age 2-17, who had a dental visit in the survey year.


The age used to subset child population for the "children with special health care needs (CSHCN)" category is the age at the interview rounds when the questions about whether the child needs special health care were asked. For other categories, it is the age at the end of the year.

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Hospital admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis per 100,000 population less than 18 years of age. Percent of adolescents (age 13-15) reported to have received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine.



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