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Number dental visits for examination, past 2 weeks

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For persons who had at least one dental visit in the past two weeks, DENTEXAM2 reports the number of visits for a dental exam.

This variable was asked as part of the Dental Care supplement. Information on visits for x-rays is available in DENTXRAY. Prior to 1983, information on visits for examinations was combined with visits for x-rays and is available in DENTEXAM. For related variables or more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus or see DEN2WNO.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1983: Persons who had 1+ dental visits in the past 2 weeks.


  • 1983