TABLE 2

Summary Statistics for Outcome Variables and Preventive Dental Visits, Pooled Sample

VariableAge Group
<8 Years (n = 34 491 person-years)≥8 Years (n = 76 716 person-years)
Average nonpreventive dental visits per person-year0.640.54
Average nonpreventive dental expenditures per person-year$72.92$84.63
Average dental expenditures per person-year$152.81$188.21
Average medical expenditures per person-year$1003.38$1020.40
No. (%) of preventive visits
 017 737 (51.4)29 975 (39.1)
 1 7737 (22.4)21 752 (28.4)
 2 7782 (22.6)21 682 (28.3)
 ≥3 1235 (3.6)3307 (4.3)
No. (%) of preventive + restorative visits1378 (4.0)3993 (5.2)
  • The descriptive statistics are based on pooled child-year observations. In addition, we found that the average cost for a preventive visit was $104.45, preventive + restorative care was $408.15, and the average cost for a nonpreventive visit was $141.42.