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Dental Care

Figure 1. Percent of Children 18 and Under With a Preventive Dental Vi

A bar graph showing the percent of children 18 and under with a preventive dental visit, by poverty status and race/ethnicity; 20.0 of all children had a preventive dental visit; 20.1 of all near-poor children had a preventive dental visit; 42.9 of all middle or high income children had a preventive dental visit; 25.4 of non-Hispanic white poor children had a preventive dental visit; 25.4 of non-Hispanic white near-poor children had a preventive dental visit; 46.0 of non-Hispanic white middle or high income children had a preventive dental visit; 15.7 of non-Hispanic black poor children had a preventive dental visit; 11.8 of non-Hispanic black near-poor children had a preventive dental visit; 26.1 of non-Hispanic black middle or high income children had a preventive dental visit; 17.6 of Hispanic poor children had a preventive dental visit; 14.6 of Hispanic near-poor children had a preventive dental visit; 32.6 of Hispanic middle or high income children had a preventive dental visit.

Source: Watson MR, Manski RJ, Macek D. The impact of income on children's and adolescents' preventive dental visits. J Am Dental Assoc 2001;132:1580-7.

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Current as of July 2003
Internet Citation: Dental Care: Figure 1. Percent of Children 18 and Under With a Preventive Dental Vi. July 2003. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/costs/dentalcare/dentfig1.html