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Table 6B - Quality of Care Indicators

2011 National Data

Table 3A through 9E

1128 Grantees

Section A: Age Categories for Prenatal Patients
(Grantees Who Provide Prenatal Care Only)
Demographic Characteristics of Prenatal Care Patients
AGE Number of Patients
1. Less than 15 Years 1,594  0.3% 
2. Ages 15 - 19 70,681  14.5% 
3. Ages 20 - 24 150,871  30.9% 
4. Ages 25 - 44 263,325  54.0% 
5. Ages 45 and Over 1,091  0.2% 
6. Total Patients (Sum lines 1-5)  487,562  100.0% 

Section B - Trimester of Entry Into Prenatal Care
Trimester of First Known Visit for Women Receiving Prenatal Care During Reporting Year Women Having First Visit with Grantee Women Having First Visit with Another Provider % Total
(a) % (b) %
7. First Trimester 321,091  65.9%  20,355  4.2%  70.0% 
8. Second Trimester 107,231  22.0%  9,977  2.0%  24.0% 
9. Third Trimester 23,658  4.9%  5,250  1.1%  5.9% 

Section C: Childhood Immunization
Childhood Immunization Total Number Patients with 3rd Birthday
During Measurement Year
Estimated number patients immunized
Estimated % patients immunized
10. Children who have received age appropriate vaccines prior to reaching their 3rd birthday during measurement year (on or prior to 31 December). * 334,318  146,536  43.8% 

*Measure was revised in 2011 and is not comparable to calendar year 2010 and prior.


Section D - Cervical Cancer Screening
Pap Tests Total number of female patients 24-64 years of age
Estimated number patients tested
Estimated % patients tested
11. Female patients aged 24-64 who had at least one Pap test performed during the measurement year or during one of the previous two years 5,587,793  3,227,784  57.8% 


Section E – Weight Assessment And Counseling For Children And Adolescents
Child and Adolescent Weight Assessment and Counseling Total Patients Aged 3 – 17 on December 31
Estimated Number Patients Assessed and Counseled Estimated % Patients Assessed and Counseled
12. Children and adolescents aged 3 - 17 with a BMI percentile, and counseling on nutrition and physical activity documented for the current year 3,974,199  1,556,444  39.2% 


Section F – Adult Weight Screening and Follow-Up
Adult Weight Screening and Follow-Up Total Patients 18 and Over
Estimated Number Patients with BMI Charted and Follow-Up Plan Documented as Appropriate Estimated % Patients with BMI Charted and Follow-Up Plan Documented as Appropriate
13. Patients aged 18 and over with (1) BMI charted and (2) follow-up plan documented if patients are overweight or underweight 11,186,658  4,391,090  39.3% 


Section G1 – Tobacco Use Assessment
Tobacco Assessmant Total Patients 18 and Over
Estimated Number Patients Assessed for Tobacco Use Estimated % Patients Assessed for Tobacco Use
14. Patients queried about tobacco use one or more times in the measurement year or prior year. 9,676,820  7,696,564  79.5% 


Section G2 – Tobacco Cessation Intervention
Tobacco Cessation Intervention Total Patients with Diagnosed Tobacco Dependence
Estimated Number Patients Advised to Quit Estimated % Patients Advised to Quit
15. Tobacco users aged 18 and above who have received cessation advice or medication 2,108,601  1,110,973  52.7% 


Section H – Asthma Pharmacological Therapy
Asthma Treatment Plan Total Patients Aged 5-40 with Persistent Asthma
Estimated Number with Acceptable Plan Estimated % Patients with Acceptable Plan
16. Patients aged 5 through 40 diagnosed with asthma who have an acceptable pharmacological treatment plan1 489,614  338,190  69.1% 

% may not equal 100% due to rounding

Estimated % Patients for the Childhood Immunization, Pap Test, Weight Assessment and Counseling, Weight Screening and Follow-up, Tobacco Assessment and Counseling, Tobacco Cessation Advice, and Asthma Treatment Plan is based on the total of the estimated number of patients included in column b for each health center, for each measure, divided by the total number of patients in the applicable category (i.e., the Universe) for each measure.