QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged 1–5 Years Who Had Never Been to a Dentist, by Age and Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2006–2016

During 2006–2016, the percentage of children aged 1–5 years who had never seen a dentist decreased as age increased.

In 2016, 80.2% of children aged 1 year, 49.7% of children aged 2 years, 28.6% of children aged 3 years, 18.3% of children aged 4 years, and 6.8% of children aged 5 years had never seen a dentist.

For all ages, the percentage of children who had never seen a dentist declined from 2006 to 2016.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2006–2016

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6708a8.htm

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