Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults and sample children ages 2-17 who have not seen the dentist in at least 12 months, DENOTIMP indicates whether the person did not visit the dentist because she/he thought it wasn't important.
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: Sampled persons age 2+ who have not been to or talked with a dentist in at least 12 months.
- 1989, 1999