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Table 6_3_5-2c

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_5.2c
Children ages 2–17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a by family income,b United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
RaceWhite, single race53.61.338.82.540.
Black, single race40.
Asian, single race46.54.7******61.16.7
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races44.94.9********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races53.
Non-Hispanic, White58.51.440.13.748.
Non-Hispanic, Black40.
Hispanic, all races38.41.836.
Health insuranceAny private58.71.444.34.945.02.755.
Public only38.41.436.**
Residence locationcMetropolitan51.
  Large central metro45.01.635.82.735.72.546.92.859.63.1
  Large fringe metro55.72.434.
  Medium metro54.62.634.24.544.
  Small metro56.13.642.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish53.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good50.

a Dental visit is based on event data.

b 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.

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; 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_5-2c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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