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DENCARE6M
Saw dentist or doctor for dental problem, past 6 months

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Description

For sample adults and sample children who have any problem with their mouth or teeth in the past six months, DENCARE6M indicates if the person saw a dentist or medical doctor for the problem. Respondents were instructed to consider all types of dental providers, including orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists.

Comparability

This variable has no comparability issues.

Universe

  • 2008: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under 18 who have at least one problem with mouth or teeth.

Availability

  • 2008

Weights

  • No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to DENCARE6M for more information.