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Table 6_3_2-1

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 6_3_2.1
Children ages 2–17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should have, United States, 2005
Population groupTotal population (in thousands)cEver given adviceWithin past yearWithin past 2 years
RaceWhite, single race50,02435.
Black, single race10,13633.51.927.01.831.81.9
Asian, single race2,62226.
NHOPI, single race292******
AI/AN, single race622******
Multiple races1,99428.03.820.63.325.53.5
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races52,74534.
Non-Hispanic, White37,90335.
Non-Hispanic, Black9,88633.31.926.81.831.51.9
Family incomeaNegative/poor11,66230.91.525.31.529.11.5
Near poor/low13,82034.61.727.31.632.41.7
Health insuranceAny private42,35136.
Public only19,34233.21.427.21.331.61.4
Residence locationbMetropolitan55,34436.
  Large central metro20,36037.51.329.
  Large fringe metro17,05338.
  Medium metro12,48933.82.327.
  Small metro5,44133.12.624.32.728.62.6
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish56,16234.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good64,02034.50.926.80.831.60.8

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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 For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

c Numbers may not add to total due to missing values or rounding.

d Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if they had ever been given advice.

e Denominator is total population, excluding children whose parents don't know if they had ever been given the advice, or when they were given advice.

* - 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; CSHCN: children with special health care needs; 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 6_3_2-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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