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Table 6_4_6-1

2009 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_4_6.1
Children ages 2–17 for whom a health provider gave advice about healthy eating, United States, 2006
   Ever given adviceWithin past yearWithin past 2 years
Population groupTotal population� (in thousands)cPercentdSEPercenteSEPercenteSE
Total 66,00756.
RaceWhite, single race50,29456.51.342.
Black, single race9,93957.51.845.71.854.01.8
Asian, single race2,62750.
Multiple races2,10857.03.843.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races52,81656.
Non-Hispanic, White37,89956.81.542.01.550.51.5
Non-Hispanic, Black9,71757.51.846.01.854.11.9
Hispanic, all races13,19155.91.744.41.752.01.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor11,24054.21.944.11.851.71.9
Near poor/low13,96451.51.937.11.747.11.9
Health insuranceAny private42,49859.11.444.91.353.31.3
Public only19,46853.61.541.51.450.11.5
Residence locationbMetropolitan55,47458.
  Large central metro20,12558.81.746.21.653.71.6
  Large fringe metro16,75261.22.447.
  Medium metro13,06653.62.540.42.648.32.7
  Small metro5,53257.32.439.72.452.82.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish56,62357.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good64,61856.

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 6_4_6-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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