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Private insurance pay any dental cost

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For all persons in 1986 and sample persons ages 2 and older with private health insurance coverage in 1999, DENINSUR indicates whether a person had private insurance that paid any of the costs for dental care.

This variable is available periodically since 1986, as part of Dental Health and Dental Care supplements. Information on dental insurance in other years is available in DENINSURTYP. For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


In 1986, this question was asked of all persons. In 1999, this question was asked of sampled adults and sampled children 2-17 who had private health insurance coverage.


  • 1986: All persons.
  • 1999: Sample children age 2-17 and sample adults age 18+ and who have private health insurance coverage and gave plan detail.


  • 1986, 1999