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

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 699 13.0 0.6 11.9 14.1
GENDER
Male 239 11.3 0.9 9.6 13.1
Female 460 14.6 0.8 13.1 16.1
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 35 9.2 1.7 5.8 12.5
25-34 years 103 18.1 1.9 14.4 21.7
35-44 years 108 16.6 1.7 13.3 20.0
45-54 years 135 14.5 1.4 11.7 17.2
55-64 years 159 11.4 1.0 9.5 13.4
65+ years 159 8.4 0.7 6.9 9.8
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 67 23.2 2.8 17.6 28.8
Non-Hispanic 627 12.0 0.6 10.9 13.1
RACE
White only 540 10.8 0.6 9.7 11.9
Black or African American only 64 27.6 3.8 20.2 35.1
Other race only 35 21.4 3.9 13.7 29.0
More than one race 24 19.9 4.4 11.3 28.5
EDUCATION
Less than high school 89 25.5 2.8 20.0 30.9
High school graduate or G.E.D 208 13.8 1.1 11.6 16.0
Some college 251 14.3 1.0 12.3 16.3
College graduate 151 5.8 0.6 4.6 6.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 144 32.0 2.7 26.6 37.3
$15,000 to $24,999 200 24.9 1.9 21.1 28.7
$25,000 to $34,999 75 16.9 2.2 12.7 21.2
$35,000 to $49,999 75 10.3 1.4 7.6 13.0
$50,000 or more 106 4.9 0.6 3.7 6.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 321 11.4 0.7 10.0 12.9
Out of work 52 28.1 4.2 19.8 36.3
Homemaker/Student 62 11.9 1.7 8.6 15.2
Retired 122 7.6 0.8 6.0 9.1
Unable to work 140 37.5 3.0 31.6 43.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 152 9.7 1.0 7.9 11.6
1 to less than 20 hours 39 10.3 1.9 6.6 14.0
20 hours to less than 40 hours 113 15.5 1.7 12.3 18.8
40 hours to less than 60 hours 184 9.3 0.8 7.7 10.9
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 311 10.3 0.7 9.0 11.5
Divorced/Seperated 201 24.3 1.9 20.5 28.0
Widowed 64 9.9 1.3 7.3 12.5
Never married 122 14.8 1.6 11.6 18.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 318 21.8 1.3 19.2 24.4
Living without a disability 372 10.3 0.6 9.0 11.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 32 11.6 2.5 6.6 16.5
Rural 66 10.3 1.5 7.4 13.2
Densely-settled rural 120 14.2 1.5 11.4 17.1
Semi-Urban 115 12.7 1.5 9.8 15.5
Urban 366 13.4 0.8 11.8 15.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 524 9.9 0.5 8.9 10.9
Uninsured 171 32.9 2.5 28.0 37.7
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 127 17.4 1.7 14.1 20.7
No diabetes 567 12.4 0.6 11.2 13.6
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 107 24.2 2.5 19.4 29.0
No current asthma 583 12.0 0.6 10.8 13.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 297 16.6 1.1 14.5 18.8
No arthritis 397 11.7 0.7 10.4 13.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 154 35.7 2.8 30.2 41.1
<14 days mental health NOT good 530 10.9 0.6 9.8 12.0
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 185 22.8 1.8 19.2 26.5
Non-smoker 508 10.9 0.6 9.8 12.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 176 10.4 1.0 8.5 12.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 205 11.0 0.9 9.3 12.7
Obese, BMI>=30 272 16.5 1.2 14.2 18.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 458 11.7 0.6 10.4 12.9
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 240 17.2 1.3 14.6 19.8
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 63 8.6 1.4 5.9 11.3
Did not serve on active duty 636 13.6 0.6 12.3 14.8

Numerator: Respondents who needed dental care
but did not get it, in the past 12 months.
 
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
On Questionnaire Split A