Codes and Frequencies
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.
- 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.
- 1989, 1999