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Time missed for own dental problem or visit

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For all persons ages 2 and older, WSLOWNDENTIM reports the amount of time that a person missed from work or school because of a dental problem or dental visit during the past two weeks. Time is recorded in hours or days.

WSLOWNDENTIM was introduced in 1989 as part of a series of variables used to determine whether an illness or injury has caused persons to restrict their usual activities during the two-week reference period. For related variables and more information about the Dental Health Supplement please use the search function and IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus, or see DENCOND.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1989: Persons age 2+.


  • 1989