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HC4.A/B BRIEF Oral health: Percentage of children ages 5–17 with a dental visit in the past year by age, race and Hispanic origin, 1999–2000 and 2013–2014

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Characteristic 1999–2000 2013–2014
Ages 5–11
Total 80.9 88.7
Race and Hispanic origin
White, non-Hispanic 85.7 90.2
Black, non-Hispanic 76.7 87.5
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 71.8 92.6
Asian, non-Hispanic 81.3 86.6
Hispanic 66.3 86.8
Ages 12–17
Total 79.4 86.8
Race and Hispanic origin
White, non-Hispanic 84.6 90.1
Black, non-Hispanic 71.6 83.9
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 64.1 88.6
Asian, non-Hispanic 78.8 84.4
Hispanic 65.3 81.3
NOTE: From 1997–2000, children were identified as having a dental visit in the past year by asking parents "About how long has it been since your child last saw or talked to a dentist?" In 2001 and later years, the question was "About how long has it been since your child last saw a dentist?" Parents were directed to include all types of dentists, such as orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists.
SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.