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Table 6_3_7-2

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_7.2
Children for whom a health provider ever gave advice about how smoking in the house can be bad for a child, United States, 2002
Population groupTotal population (in thousands)cEver given adviceWithin past yearWithin past 2 years
RaceWhite, single race56,13243.
Black, single race11,12352.12.339.
Asian, single race2,57629.
NHOPI, single race295******
AI/AN, single race81538.86.629.05.934.96.6
Multiple races1,75758.33.638.93.951.93.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races59,40244.
Non-Hispanic, White43,46343.
Non-Hispanic, Black10,85951.72.338.
Family incomeaNegative/poor12,43854.
Near poor/low15,49451.31.737.11.545.61.6
Health insuranceAny private47,95641.
Public only19,36055.21.541.81.450.41.5
Residence locationbMetropolitan61,80044.
  Large central metro22,15945.11.532.81.339.31.5
  Large fringe metro18,26140.81.729.31.835.01.8
  Medium metro14,96947.72.635.02.341.42.8
  Small metro6,41048.73.532.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64,80845.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good71,08044.70.931.70.838.50.9

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_7-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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