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Persons with a Dental Visit by Family Income, 2016

The rate of having had a dental visit in the past 12 months for persons aged 2 years and over with family incomes 400% of the poverty threshold or above was 90% higher than that for persons with family incomes below the poverty threshold (age adjusted).

400% or more: 55.8%
200–399%: 39.3%
100–199%: 30.2%
Less than 100%: 29.4%

Data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ.

 

Persons with a Dental Visit by Education, 2016

The rate of having had a dental visit in the past 12 months for persons aged 25 years and over with at least some college education was more than 2.5 times that for persons with less than a high school education (age adjusted).

At least some college: 54.0%
High school: 31.1%
Less than high school: 19.7%

Data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ.

 

Persons with a Dental Visit

In 2016, 43.3% of persons aged 2 years and over had a dental visit in the past 12 months (age adjusted).

HP2020 Target: 49.0%
13.2% increase needed.

Data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ.