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DENOFEAR
Reason no dental visit: afraid

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Description

For sample adults and sample children ages 2-17 who have not seen the dentist in at least 12 months, DENOFEAR indicates that the person did not seek care because she/he was afraid.

This variable is included periodically as part of the Dental Care supplement. Information on persons who did not seek care for a dental problem because of fear is available in DENOPFEAR. For additional related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus, or see DENTINT.

Comparability

The universe changed slightly over time. In 1989, this question was asked of all persons ages 2 and older who had not seen a dentist in at least 12 months. In 1999, this question was asked only of sample adults and sample children who met these criteria.

Universe

  • 1989: Persons age 2+ who have not been to the dentist in at least 12 months.
  • 1999: Sampled persons age 2+ who have not been to or talked to a dentist in at least 12 months.

Availability

  • 1989, 1999

Weights

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