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AHS-6.3 Data Details

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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.

Data Source: 
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
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

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
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