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  • Survey: 2011/12 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) – Child
  • Starting Point: Child and Family Health Measures
  • Region: Nationwide
  • Topic: Health Care Access and Utilization
  • Question: Unmet need for dental care (details)
  • Sub Group: Current insurance status

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During the past 12 months, how many children needed dental care but didn't get the care because family couldn't afford it? (details)
Unmet need for dental careNo unmet need for dental careTotal %
Not insured at the time of survey%21.978.1100.0
C.I.(19.6 - 24.3)(75.7 - 80.4)
Sample Count4151,440
Pop. Est.1,009,0823,588,984
Insured at the time of survey%4.695.4100.0
C.I.(4.2 - 5.0)(95.0 - 95.8)
Sample Count96020,112
Pop. Est.2,807,12458,425,982

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

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The National Health Interview Survey was conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau under the direction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. CAHMI is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this site.

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