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Table 6_3_9-3c

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_9.3c
Children 41–80 lbs for whom a health provider ever gave advice about using booster seats when riding in the car, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
RaceWhite, single race42.41.935.63.435.22.945.13.347.83.3
Black, single race39.72.737.**
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races41.51.931.
Non-Hispanic, White42.32.328.04.733.
Non-Hispanic, Black39.52.838.44.341.95.444.76.1**
Hispanic, all races42.22.342.**
Health insuranceAny private43.72.1**
Public only38.42.437.03.336.83.748.06.0**
Residence locationbMetropolitan43.81.835.
  Large central metro46.
  Large fringe metro49.02.837.47.434.85.856.84.453.14.5
  Medium metro38.**
  Small metro34.44.2********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish41.21.832.42.834.93.345.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good41.61.734.32.836.92.744.82.846.52.9

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.

* - 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_9-3c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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