Percentage of Adults Who Did Not Visit a Dentist, Dental Hygenist or Dental Clinic Within the Past Year

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2302 27.1 0.7 25.8 28.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 976 30.0 1.1 27.8 32.2
Female 1326 24.3 0.8 22.7 25.9
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 52 25.2 3.3 18.6 31.7
25-34 years 216 34.4 2.1 30.2 38.5
35-44 years 251 23.3 1.5 20.4 26.3
45-54 years 417 24.6 1.2 22.3 27.0
55-64 years 493 24.6 1.1 22.5 26.7
65+ years 873 29.2 0.9 27.4 31.0
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 124 38.5 3.6 31.4 45.6
Non-Hispanic 2177 26.4 0.7 25.1 27.8
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1975 26.0 0.7 24.6 27.5
Black Only 142 37.9 3.5 31.0 44.9
Other Race Only 127 35.9 3.4 29.2 42.5
More than One Race 50 26.8 4.6 17.9 35.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 277 49.1 3.1 43.1 55.1
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 859 35.5 1.5 32.7 38.4
Some College 690 29.4 1.4 26.7 32.0
College Graduate 472 15.7 0.9 14.0 17.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 352 54.0 3.4 47.5 60.6
$15,000 - $24,999 516 46.7 2.2 42.3 51.0
$25,000 - $34,999 297 34.1 2.3 29.6 38.6
$35,000 - $49,999 323 29.5 1.9 25.8 33.1
$50,000+ 471 15.9 0.9 14.2 17.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1014 25.0 0.9 23.2 26.7
Out of Work 139 47.0 3.8 39.6 54.5
Homemaker / Student 151 20.8 2.1 16.7 24.9
Retired 766 28.9 1.0 26.9 30.9
Unable to Work 222 45.6 3.2 39.4 51.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 831 27.7 1.1 25.4 29.9
1-19 Hours 109 23.1 2.7 17.8 28.5
20-39 Hours 248 24.8 2.0 20.9 28.7
40 + Hours 711 24.3 1.0 22.3 26.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1156 24.2 0.8 22.6 25.7
Divorced / Separated 441 39.3 2.1 35.2 43.4
Widowed 444 36.5 1.6 33.4 39.6
Never Married 253 29.3 2.4 24.6 34.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 119 36.5 3.6 29.3 43.6
Rural 392 35.6 2.0 31.7 39.5
Densely-settled Rural 351 29.4 1.9 25.7 33.1
Semi-urban 429 28.7 1.7 25.3 32.1
Urban 1009 23.0 0.9 21.3 24.8
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 891 36.4 1.4 33.7 39.0
Living without a Disability 1402 24.4 0.8 22.8 25.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 405 57.1 2.6 52.0 62.2
Insured 1894 22.9 0.7 21.6 24.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 377 35.1 1.8 31.5 38.7
No Diabetes 1920 26.4 0.7 24.9 27.8
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 235 33.8 2.6 28.7 39.0
No Current Asthma 2051 26.5 0.7 25.1 27.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 636 42.7 1.8 39.2 46.1
Excellent to Good 1659 24.7 0.8 23.2 26.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 302 41.2 2.6 36.0 46.3
<14 days mental health not good 1948 25.7 0.7 24.2 27.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 566 44.7 2.0 40.7 48.6
Non-Smoker 1726 23.5 0.7 22.1 24.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 642 23.6 1.2 21.1 26.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 724 23.8 1.1 21.7 25.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 803 33.1 1.3 30.5 35.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1412 23.5 0.8 22.0 25.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 887 38.5 1.4 35.7 41.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS* . . . . .
Arthritis 444 31.2 1.5 28.3 34.1
No Arthritis 637 24.7 1.1 22.7 26.8

Numerator: Respondents who reported they had not visited and had teeth cleaned
by a dentist, dental hygienist or at a dental clinic within the past year.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adults who lacked a recent dental visit among categories of Arthritis Status
is based on responses from all respondents on Questionniare Split B, excluding unknowns and refusals.