Percentage of Adults Who Lacked a Recent Dental Visit

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2192 25.5 0.6 24.4 26.6
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 945 27.9 0.9 26.1 29.7
Female 1247 23.2 0.7 21.8 24.5
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 125 24.1 2.1 20.0 28.3
25-34 years 328 28.5 1.4 25.7 31.3
35-44 years 373 24.0 1.2 21.6 26.4
45-54 years 401 22.6 1.1 20.4 24.8
55-64 years 296 23.5 1.3 20.9 26.0
65+ years 665 30.0 1.1 27.9 32.2
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 154 36.3 2.8 30.8 41.7
Non-Hispanic 2035 24.6 0.6 23.5 25.7
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1913 24.3 0.6 23.2 25.5
Black Only 105 39.8 3.5 33.0 46.6
Other Race Only 137 32.1 2.8 26.6 37.7
More than One Race 32 41.4 6.6 28.4 54.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 291 49.0 2.7 43.8 54.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 828 32.9 1.1 30.7 35.2
Some College 609 23.2 1.0 21.3 25.2
College Graduate 460 16.5 0.8 14.9 18.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 307 45.2 2.5 40.3 50.1
$15,000 - $24,999 547 39.5 1.6 36.3 42.7
$25,000 - $34,999 345 28.9 1.5 25.9 31.8
$35,000 - $49,999 310 24.8 1.4 22.0 27.6
$50,000+ 312 12.9 0.8 11.4 14.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1134 22.9 0.7 21.5 24.2
Out of Work 124 39.0 3.5 32.1 46.0
Homemaker / Student 181 23.3 1.8 19.8 26.8
Retired 579 28.8 1.1 26.6 31.0
Unable to Work 174 53.0 3.2 46.7 59.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 549 27.7 1.2 25.4 30.0
1-19 Hours 72 23.3 3.2 17.0 29.6
20-39 Hours 245 24.8 1.7 21.4 28.2
40 + Hours 822 22.4 0.8 20.9 24.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1091 22.8 0.7 21.5 24.0
Divorced / Separated 447 33.2 1.5 30.2 36.1
Widowed 368 34.7 1.6 31.6 37.9
Never Married 280 27.4 1.9 23.7 31.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 672 35.9 1.3 33.4 38.4
Living without a Disability 1482 23.2 0.6 22.0 24.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 113 27.9 2.6 22.9 33.0
Rural 364 32.2 1.6 29.1 35.4
Densely-settled Rural 414 28.8 1.4 26.0 31.6
Semi-urban 449 26.4 1.3 23.9 29.0
Urban 839 21.9 0.8 20.3 23.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 445 49.0 2.1 45.0 53.0
Insured 1739 22.0 0.6 20.9 23.0
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 244 32.9 2.0 29.0 36.7
No Diabetes 1922 24.8 0.6 23.7 26.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 538 40.9 1.6 37.7 44.2
Excellent to Good 1650 23.1 0.6 22.0 24.3
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 591 36.1 1.5 33.2 39.0
Non-Smoker 1600 22.9 0.6 21.7 24.0

Numerator: Respondents who reported they had not visited a
dentist, dental hygienist or dental clinic within the past year.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.