TABLE 2

Likelihood of Being Advised to See the Dentist Within 1 Year and Likelihood of Having Any Dental Visit for 2- to 5-Year-Old and 6- to 11-Year-Old Children

2- to 5-y-Olds Weighted (N = 14 282 [in Thousands])6- to 11-y-Olds Weighted (N = 22 882 [in Thousands])
Advised to See Dentist Within 1 y OR (95% CI)Dental Visit OR (95% CI)Advised to See Dentist Within 1 y OR (95% CI)Dental Visit OR (95% CI)
Child advised to see a dentist within 1 y2.89 (2.16–3.87)1.13 (0.90–1.42)
Child advised to see a dentist within ≥2 y1.48 (0.85–2.60)0.84 (0.60–1.19)
Child never advised to see a dentist (reference)
Gender (female)1.26 (1.01–1.58)1.20 (0.93–1.54)0.96 (0.79–1.16)1.02 (0.85–1.22)
Parent's education
    No high school1.14 (0.75–1.74)0.56 (0.37–0.85)1.18 (0.82–1.70)0.37 (0.25–0.54)
    High school1.20 (0.88–1.64)0.80 (0.60–1.07)1.00 (0.75–1.34)0.61 (0.43–0.85)
    Bachelor's or higher degree (reference)
Parent is a regular user of dental care1.60 (1.21–2.11)1.65 (1.23–2.22)1.37 (1.05–1.79)2.76 (2.14–3.56)
Race
    White (reference)
    Black0.91 (0.63–1.31)0.80 (0.52–1.25)0.97 (0.70–1.35)0.53 (0.39–0.73)
    Other/multiracial1.22 (0.77–1.94)1.06 (0.68–1.66)1.08 (0.70–1.67)0.77 (0.48–1.24)
Hispanic1.26 (0.91–1.74)0.98 (0.69–1.40)1.19 (0.89–1.60)0.66 (0.49–0.89)
Income category (% of poverty level)
    Poor (<125)0.60 (0.36–1.00)0.51 (0.32–0.82)0.94 (0.63–1.39)0.64 (0.42–0.99)
    Low income (125 to <200)0.52 (0.32–0.82)0.49 (0.31–0.78)0.84 (0.58–1.22)0.62 (0.41–0.94)
    Middle income (200 to <400)0.43 (0.30–0.62)0.50 (0.34–0.75)0.61 (0.45–0.84)0.82 (0.60–1.14)
    High income (>400) (reference)
Has a regular source of medical care2.07 (1.16–3.70)1.01 (0.56–1.80)1.78 (1.15–2.76)1.32 (0.83–2.10)
Insurance type
    Private with dental coverage (reference)
    Private with no dental coverage1.06 (0.74–1.53)1.21 (0.80–1.80)1.08 (0.79–1.48)0.89 (0.65–1.22)
    Public1.11 (0.76–1.62)1.19 (0.80–1.77)1.08 (0.80–1.45)1.18 (0.87–1.59)
    Uninsured0.56 (0.30–1.06)0.65 (0.33–1.31)0.43 (0.28–0.65)0.38 (0.24–0.60)
Good to excellent health1.10 (0.51–2.38)0.95 (0.43–2.13)0.59 (0.36–0.97)0.72 (0.40–1.30)
CSHCN1.96 (1.24–3.08)1.43 (0.90–2.27)1.23 (0.91–1.67)0.74 (0.56–0.98)
MSA1.81 (1.31–2.50)1.09 (0.75–1.59)1.73 (1.26–2.37)1.61 (1.13–2.29)
Region
    Northeast0.81 (0.53–1.23)0.99 (0.68–1.44)1.38 (1.01–1.90)1.04 (0.69–1.56)
    Midwest1.15 (0.82–1.62)1.21 (0.82–1.80)0.88 (0.62–1.23)1.41 (1.01–1.97)
    South (reference)
    West0.94 (0.62–1.43)1.19 (0.81–1.76)0.98 (0.72–1.34)1.33 (1.00–1.77)