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Mean minutes of travel time to dentist, past 2 weeks


DENTRAVTIMMEN is a three-column variable.

0 = NIU
998 = 998 minutes or more
999 = Unknown


For persons who had at least 1 dental visit in the past two weeks, DENTRAVTIMEN reports the average time per visit (in minutes) the person spent traveling to the dentist.

DENTRAVTIMEN is part of the Dental Care Supplement. Specific information on travel times for up to 10 visits is available, as well as variables identifying the shortest (DENTRAVTIMIN) and longest (DENTRAVTIMAX) travel times. For these and other related variables and 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