Percentage of Adults Who Needed Dental Care
During the Past 12 Months But Did Not Get It

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1084 13.2 0.4 12.3 14.0
GENDER
Female 696 14.5 0.6 13.3 15.7
Male 388 11.7 0.7 10.4 13.0
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 59 10.7 1.4 7.9 13.4
25-34 years 185 20.7 1.5 17.8 23.6
35-44 years 176 17.5 1.3 15.0 20.1
45-54 years 232 14.8 1.1 12.7 16.9
55-64 years 244 11.0 0.8 9.5 12.6
65+ years 188 5.5 0.5 4.7 6.4
ETHNICITY
Not hispanic 976 12.3 0.4 11.4 13.1
Hispanic 103 22.6 2.2 18.2 27.0
RACE
White only 858 11.4 0.4 10.5 12.2
Black or African American only 77 19.2 2.7 14.0 24.4
Other race only 94 24.0 2.6 19.0 29.1
More than one race 41 31.7 4.8 22.2 41.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 142 25.2 2.1 21.1 29.4
High school graduate or G.E.D 365 14.8 0.9 13.1 16.5
Some college 358 13.9 0.8 12.3 15.4
College graduate 219 6.1 0.5 5.2 7.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 228 30.5 2.2 26.2 34.7
$15,000 to $24,999 303 22.6 1.4 19.9 25.3
$25,000 to $34,999 128 14.8 1.5 11.9 17.6
$35,000 to $49,999 137 13.5 1.3 11.0 16.0
$50,000 or more 154 5.0 0.5 4.1 5.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 504 11.5 0.6 10.4 12.6
Out of work 126 26.8 2.5 21.9 31.7
Homemaker/Student 103 16.1 1.7 12.8 19.3
Retired 145 5.2 0.5 4.2 6.1
Unable to work 201 35.6 2.5 30.7 40.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 213 9.6 0.8 8.0 11.1
1 to less than 20 hours 53 10.2 1.7 6.9 13.5
20 hours to less than 40 hours 162 15.8 1.3 13.3 18.4
40 plus hours 312 9.9 0.6 8.6 11.1
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 492 10.8 0.5 9.8 11.9
Divorced/Separated 309 24.1 1.5 21.2 27.1
Widowed 90 7.8 0.9 6.0 9.6
Never married 187 14.3 1.2 12.0 16.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 582 10.6 0.5 9.6 11.6
Have a disability 499 22.5 1.1 20.4 24.6
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 49 10.0 1.6 6.9 13.2
Rural 97 10.2 1.1 7.9 12.4
Densely-settled rural 170 13.5 1.2 11.2 15.8
Semi-Urban 205 15.4 1.1 13.2 17.6
Urban 563 13.2 0.6 12.0 14.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 342 33.9 1.7 30.4 37.3
Insured 737 9.2 0.4 8.4 9.9
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 915 12.9 0.5 12.0 13.8
Have diabetes 166 15.0 1.3 12.5 17.6
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 907 12.3 0.5 11.4 13.2
Current Asthma 165 21.4 1.9 17.7 25.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 675 12.7 0.5 11.7 13.8
Yes 397 14.2 0.8 12.6 15.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 791 10.8 0.4 10.0 11.7
14+ days mental health NOT good 266 32.2 2.0 28.3 36.1
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 703 10.2 0.4 9.4 11.1
Smoker 378 25.3 1.4 22.7 28.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 273 10.8 0.8 9.4 12.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 313 10.7 0.7 9.4 12.0
Obese, BMI>=30 432 17.9 0.9 16.0 19.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 441 18.5 1.0 16.6 20.4
Yes 640 11.1 0.5 10.1 12.1
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 999 13.8 0.5 12.8 14.8
Served on active duty 84 8.1 1.0 6.2 10.1

Numerator: Respondents who needed dental care
during the past 12 months but did not get it.
 
Denominator: Among all respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
On Questionnaire Split B