QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Had a Dental Visit in the Past 12 Months,† by Dental Insurance§ and Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019–2020¶
Weekly / April 22, 2022 / 71(16);582
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* 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
†> Based on responses to the question, “About how long has it been since you last had a dental examination or cleaning?” Response of “Within the past year (anytime less than 12 months ago)” was considered as having had a dental visit in the past 12 months.
§ Based on responses to survey questions, adults were classified as having dental insurance if they had a private plan with dental benefits, a single service dental plan, or were covered by Medicaid with extensive dental benefits.
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
The percentage of adults aged 18−64 years who had a dental visit during the past 12 months decreased from 65.5% in 2019 to 62.7% in 2020. From 2019 to 2020, the percentage of adults aged 18−64 years who had a dental visit during the past 12 months decreased for those with dental insurance (75.0% to 72.0%) and those without dental insurance (47.8% to 45.4%). In both 2019 and 2020, adults with dental insurance were more likely to have a dental visit than those without dental insurance.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2019 and 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
Reported by: Robin A. Cohen, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4152; Amy E. Cha, PhD.
For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/oral_health_disparities/index.htm
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Had a Dental Visit in the Past 12 Months, by Dental Insurance and Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019–2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:582. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7116a3external icon.
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