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Table 6_3_3-2

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_3.2
Children ages 2–17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about eating healthy, United States, 2002
Population groupTotal population (in thousands)cEver given adviceWithin past yearWithin past 2 years
RaceWhite, single race50,29651.
Black, single race10,13751.51.941.61.749.11.9
Asian, single race2,34147.04.937.74.543.64.7
NHOPI, single race280******
AI/AN, single race78929.
Multiple races1,41754.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races53,54751.
Non-Hispanic, White39,10852.
Non-Hispanic, Black9,91751.81.941.81.749.31.9
Family incomeaNegative/poor10,87146.01.935.11.642.41.8
Near poor/low13,74646.91.636.11.644.11.7
Health insuranceAny private43,49353.
Public only16,81648.41.537.61.445.51.5
Residence locationbMetropolitan55,43052.
  Large central metro19,86753.21.441.
  Large fringe metro16,46156.51.643.41.751.01.7
  Medium metro13,45949.12.338.
  Small metro5,64447.53.535.82.842.83.2
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish58,66351.90.939.90.847.60.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63,83050.80.939.10.846.70.9

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_3-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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