Leading Health Indicators are a subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues.
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
From the 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey:
What type of dental care provider did [PERSON] see during this visit?
[PROBE:] Any other type of dental care person? [CODE ALL THAT APPLY.]
What did [PERSON] have done during this visit?
[PROBE:] What else was done? [CODE ALL THAT APPLY.]
MEPS data for oral health provide information on the nature of the dental visit. Subjects are interviewed on five different occasions over 15 months, so that they do not need to recall details of dental care received more than 3 months beforehand. In addition, MEPS subjects are also asked for specific information about care received at each visit.
This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:
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