TABLE 1.

Characteristics of CSHCN According to Unmet Dental Care Need Status (Weighted Data, N = 9.32 Million)

VariableUnmet Dental Care Need, %
No (89.6%)Yes (10.4%)
Age
    0–4 y (reference)8.29.1
    5–10 y40.035.1
    11–17 y51.855.8
Female*40.345.4
Race
    White (reference)78.364.7
    Black*12.920.5
    Multiracial/other*8.814.8
Hispanic ethnicity*9.916.4
Mother's education
    8th grade or less*2.06.7
    Some high school*8.921.0
    High school*28.930.0
    Post-high school*32.730.9
    College or more (reference)27.511.4
Non-English interview*2.27.6
Percent of FPL
    ≥400 (reference)34.69.0
    300 to <400 *18.210.5
    200 to <300*18.116.8
    100 to <200*18.336.1
    <100*10.827.6
Insurance type*
    Private (reference)73.542.0
    Medicaid*21.634.4
    Other public*1.84.6
    Other*0.30.6
    Uninsured*2.818.5
Lapsed insurance in past year*6.936.0
Regular doctor91.180.0
How often limited by disability
    Never (reference)42.022.1
    Sometimes*38.647.2
    Usually*7.812.4
    Always*11.618.3
Resides in MSA82.178.1
Region
    Northeast (reference)19.513.7
    Midwest23.217.1
    South*35.846.0
    West*21.423.2
  • * Significantly associated with greater unmet dental care need, relative to reference category, in bivariate analysis.

  • Significantly associated with lesser unmet dental care need, relative to reference category, in bivariate analysis.