Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults and sample children ages 2-17 who have not seen the dentist in at least 12 months, DENOPROB indicates whether the person did not seek dental care because she/he had no problems.
This variable is included periodically as part of the Dental Care supplement. For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus, or see DENTINT.
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.
- 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.
- 1989, 1999