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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_8.2b
Children for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about how smoking in the house can be bad for a child, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 37.01.334.91.433.51.743.
Family incomeaNegative/poor50.82.349.02.945.34.952.
Near poor/low39.
Health insuranceAny private31.91.531.01.631.11.936.
Public only48.41.847.
Residence locationbMetropolitan37.61.435.31.533.
  Large central metro41.
  Large fringe metro33.
  Medium metro36.93.633.33.631.
  Small metro38.33.537.03.535.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish36.01.335.41.433.71.743.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good36.
U.S. bornYes37.21.335.11.433.51.743.

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: 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_8_2b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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