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Table 15_1_3-1a

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 15_1_3.1a
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over44.71.347.61.420.******
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.10.929.****22.84.1
Near poor/low29.70.930.****28.64.9
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school25.40.927.******
High school graduate37.00.939.20.924.71.534.04.6****29.14.5
At least some college53.60.756.00.837.31.747.33.0****49.45.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed43.50.745.50.831.11.541.72.5**
Not employed36.******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private50.90.752.90.837.81.747.92.5**41.06.345.23.9
Public only30.70.931.**32.26.425.83.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only36.********
Medicare and private53.31.754.81.829.33.8********
Medicare and other public24.22.826.13.515.94.1********
Residence locationcMetropolitan44.40.747.00.831.
  Large central metro39.****43.96.1
  Large fringe metro48.****35.05.5
  Medium metro45.81.548.11.631.****35.34.4
  Small metro46.41.747.81.833.22.9********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish46.10.648.90.731.**34.34.738.52.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good44.80.647.20.731.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities36.********
Complex activities32.********
Neither basic nor complex activities44.30.746.70.829.**34.55.636.73.9

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or 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.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

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: 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.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 15_1_3-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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