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Table 6_3_8-1

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_8.1
Children 0–40 lbs for whom a health provider ever gave advice about using child safety seats when riding in the car, United States, 2005
Population groupTotal population (in thousands)cEver given adviceWithin past yearWithin past 2 years
RaceWhite, single race56,07465.71.554.31.662.01.6
Black, single race11,12766.
Asian, single race2,92068.35.453.
NHOPI, single race323******
AI/AN, single race681******
Multiple races2,32157.86.442.95.753.46.3
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races58,83565.71.654.71.762.01.6
Non-Hispanic, White42,38166.21.954.
Non-Hispanic, Black10,83866.
Family incomeaNegative/poor13,35163.62.554.32.460.32.5
Near poor/low15,51061.12.751.52.658.82.5
Health insuranceAny private46,68969.01.656.21.965.01.7
Public only22,22862.
Residence locationbMetropolitan61,98667.21.455.81.563.81.5
  Large central metro22,63769.
  Large fringe metro19,02163.
  Medium metro14,07667.33.755.43.465.33.6
  Small metro6,25371.43.761.73.868.23.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish62,62365.51.553.91.661.81.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good71,57465.81.454.51.462.31.4

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_8-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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