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Plan 2: Has dental coverage

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For all sample children and sample adults with private insurance coverage (HIPRIVATEE) and at least two private health insurance plans, this variable indicates if the person's second plan pays for any costs of dental care.


While the basic meaning of this variable is completely comparable over time, major questionnaire changes introduced in 2019 may affect comparability with earlier years. The NHIS questionnaire was substantially redesigned in 2019 to introduce a different data collection structure and new content. For more information on changes in terminology, universes, and data collection methods beginning in 2019, please see the user note.


  • 2008-2018: All persons covered by at least 2 private health insurance plans.
  • 2019-2022: Sample children ages 0-17 and sample adults ages 18+ with private health insurance coverage (HIPRIVATEE) and at least two health insurance plans.


  • 2008-2022