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2011 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_1.2a
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within the past 2 years, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 89.50.789.70.989.
Family incomeaNegative/poor85.
Near poor/low87.91.387.21.589.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private91.60.992.
Public only89.00.988.
Residence locationbMetropolitan90.20.890.50.989.90.985.02.5DSUDSUDSUDSU94.61.7
  Large central metro89.01.388.61.690.61.588.22.5DSUDSUDSUDSU96.32.3
  Large fringe metro93.40.994.60.989.91.983.75.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro88.
  Small metro89.21.689.41.988.23.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish90.70.891.10.989.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good89.50.789.70.989.
U.S. bornYes90.00.790.30.889.

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 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

c. CSHCN: Children with special health care needs. For details, refer to the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey documentation for the 2008 Full Year Consolidated Data File at

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; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T6_4_1_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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