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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_2.1
Children ages 2-17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year,a United States, 2002-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
RaceWhite, single race50.
Black, single race40.
Asian, single race46.83.449.84.351.
Multiple races51.54.450.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races51.
  Non-Hispanic, White54.11.458.61.359.
  Non-Hispanic, Black40.
Hispanic, all races42.81.542.11.638.61.438.41.838.31.636.71.533.81.3
Family incomebNegative/poor36.91.539.21.837.11.636.41.936.31.734.51.533.01.8
Near poor/low40.11.739.61.841.
Health insuranceAny private56.51.359.
Public only40.51.541.81.541.41.438.41.439.31.338.81.435.81.5
Residence locationcMetropolitan49.
  Large central metro46.01.649.31.548.31.445.01.644.61.642.21.441.81.4
  Large fringe metro54.
  Medium metro51.01.850.92.452.52.554.62.656.
  Small metro47.02.454.92.852.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish51.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.
U.S. bornYes49.

a. Data on dental visits are based on information in the MEPS Dental Event file.

b. 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.

c. For more information, see the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

d. 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

DNC - Data not collected.

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_2_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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