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Receipt of Dental Care* Among Children Aged 1-18 Years, by Poverty Level,** 2008

Receipt of Dental Care Among Children Aged 1-18, by Poverty Level, 2008
Poverty Level Percent of Children
Within past year More than 1 year ago or never

* Includes visits to specialists and dental hygienists.

**The U.S. Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds to determine who is in poverty; the poverty threshold for a family of four was $22,025 in 2008.

Source III.5: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey

Total 73.9 26.1
Below 200% Poverty Level 66.8 33.2
200% Poverty Level or More 78.9 21.1

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