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DENOTETH
Reason no dental visit: no teeth

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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, DENOCOST indicates whether the person did not seek dental care because she/he had no teeth.

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.

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: Sample persons age 2+ who had not seen or talked to a dentist in at least 12 months.

Availability

  • 1989, 1999

Weights

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