QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Who Did Not Get Needed Dental Care Because of Cost in the Past 12 Months,† by Age Group and Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019§
Weekly / June 25, 2021 / 70(25);935
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* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Based on a response of “yes” to a question asking, “During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed dental care, but did not get it because of cost?”
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2019, among adults aged ≥18 years, women (19.2%) were more likely than men (15.6%) not to get needed dental care because of cost in the past 12 months. The difference by sex was seen for all age groups: 17.7% versus 13.1% among adults aged 1829 years, 21.5% versus 16.7% among those aged 30–44 years, 21.5% versus 18.7% among those aged 45–64 years, and 14.4% versus 11.9% among those aged ≥65 years. For both men and women, the percentages were highest among those aged 30–44 and 45–64 years. For men, the percentages were lowest among those aged 18–29 years and ≥65 years; for women, the percentage was lowest among those aged ≥65 years.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics; National Health Interview Survey, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
Reported by: Robin A. Cohen, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4152; Amy E. Cha, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Did Not Get Needed Dental Care Because of Cost in the Past 12 Months, by Age Group and Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:935. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7025a5external icon.
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