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Table 6_4_7-1

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_7.1
Children ages 3–6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider, United States, 2002 and 2006
Population groupTotal population� (in thousands)cPercentdSETotal population� (in thousands)cPercentdSE
Total 16,15562.81.415,45759.81.4
RaceWhite, single race12,24462.61.611,94958.71.7
Black, single race2,31965.23.12,40165.52.5
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSU492DSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSU425DSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races12,66364.21.612,44861.21.6
Non-Hispanic, White8,96064.61.89,06760.42.0
Non-Hispanic, Black2,25865.23.12,31465.22.5
Hispanic, all races3,49257.52.33,00953.92.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor3,21756.92.42,95854.93.1
Near poor/low3,42059.72.83,38557.52.7
Health insuranceAny private10,02266.81.710,02362.81.8
Public only5,47156.72.04,51158.02.0
Residence locationbMetropolitan13,69564.01.513,07159.71.6
  Large central metro4,91461.92.44,82858.72.2
  Large fringe metro4,14567.02.73,83862.13.2
  Medium metro3,15464.02.72,98063.12.8
  Small metro1,48262.25.41,42649.54.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13,26864.31.513,50460.91.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15,90362.71.415,15059.61.4

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 excluded children whose parents don't know if their child had ever had a vision check.

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_7-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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