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Volume 7: No. 3, May 2010

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Social Disparities in Dental Insurance and Annual Dental Visits Among Medically Insured Patients With Diabetes: the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE) Survey

Characteristic Insured, %
(95% Confidence Interval)
Uninsured, %
(95% Confidence Interval)
Race/ethnicity
African American 72 (70-74) 52 (48-56)
Latino 77 (75-78) 60 (57-63)
White 76 (75-77) 65 (63-66)
Chinese 85 (82-88) 56 (50-62)
Filipino 82 (79-84) 67 (61-73)
Other 75 (74-77) 55 (52-57)
Education level
No high school diploma 76 (74-77) 52 (49-55)
High school diploma or GED 74 (73-75) 55 (52-57)
Some college 77 (76-79) 58 (56-61)
College graduate 84 (83-86) 71 (68-73)
Household income
<$15,000 70 (68-73) 51 (48-54)
$15,000-$24,999 73 (70-75) 50 (47-53)
$25,000-$34,999 75 (74-77) 54 (51-57)
$35,000-$64,999 81 (80-82) 65 (62-67)
≥$65,000 88 (87-89) 75 (72-77)

Figure. Predicted probabilities for an annual dental visit from logistic regression model, stratified by having dental insurance, using age, sex, annual income, education level, and race/ethnicity (model takes into account nonproportional sampling fractions due to oversampling by race). A subgroup meets the Healthy People 2010 goal if prevalence of annual dental visit is 71% or more. Abbreviation: GED, General Educational Development certificate.

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