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AHS-6.3 Data Details

AHS-6.3 Reduce the proportion of persons who are unable to obtain or delay in obtaining necessary dental care

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
5.5 (2007)
Target
5.0
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons who report not being able to obtain or having delay in obtaining needed dental care
Denominator
Number of persons
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

In the last 12 months, was anyone in the family unable to get dental care, tests, or treatments they or a doctor believed necessary?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know

In the last 12 months, was anyone in the family delayed in getting dental care, tests, or treatments they or a doctor believed necessary?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable