Share of U.S. adults unable to afford dental care last year 2014-2017, by region

The graph shows the percentage of dentate U.S. adults with dental care coverage who needed dental care but couldn't afford it in the past 12 months from 2014 to 2017, by region. The Mountain region had the highest percentage of such adults at 7 percent. Whereas, the West North Central region had the lowest at around 3 percent.

Percentage of U.S. dentate adults with dental care coverage who needed dental care but couldn't afford it within the past year from 2014 to 2017, by region

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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

from 2014 to 2017

Number of respondents

91,946 respondents

Age group

18-64 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

"Dental coverage includes adults with private health insurance plus dental coverage that was part of their health insurance or added as a separate plan. Adults with public insurance are not shown."

For further information on how the data was collected and the geographical constitution of regions used, please see the original NCHS report.

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