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  • Survey: 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Health Care Access and Quality
  • Question: Indicator 4.2: One or more preventive dental care visits, age 1-17 years
  • Sub Group: Special health care needs status

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Indicator 4.2: During the past 12 months/since [his/her] birth, how many times did [child name] see a dentist for preventive dental care such as check-ups and dental cleanings?
No preventive dental care visitsOne or more preventive dental care visitsTotal %
C.I.(23.6 - 25.1)(74.9 - 76.4)
Sample Count15,17355,669
Pop. Est.13,382,51341,494,413
C.I.(15.7 - 18.2)(81.8 - 84.3)
Sample Count2,76816,630
Pop. Est.2,421,02911,893,422

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

DATA ALERT: CSHCN Status is determined using a validated instrument for identification of children with special health care needs as defined by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The CSHCN Screener asks whether a child currently experiences a health consequence and, if so, whether that specific health consequence is due to a medical, behavioral, or other type of health condition that has lasted or is expected to last 12 months or longer. For more information, email

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With funding and direction from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Survey of Children’s Health was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. CAHMI is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this site.

Suggested citation format: National Survey of Children's Health. NSCH 2011/12. Data query from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from