Forgone dental care due to cost (all ages)

Minnesotans with forgone dental care by:

 

Minnesotans with forgone dental care due to cost, 2011 to 2015

 
 

Total sample size (2011) = 11,355, (2013) = 11,778 and (2015) = 11,178. Population estimates were based on the state’s population: (2011) = 5,348,562, (2013) = 5,418,521 and (2015) = 5,482,435, as shown in U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division; Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016 (NST-EST2016-01). Statistical weights were applied to forgone dental care rates to ensure that survey results are representative of the state’s population. See About the Data: Minnesota Health Access Survey for more information.

Source: Minnesota Department of Health, Health Economics Program. Minnesota Health Access Survey.

 

Fewer Minnesotans are going without dental care. In 2011, 17 percent of Minnesotans reported not receiving needed dental care due to cost. This dropped to 12 percent in 2015.


 

Minnesotans with forgone dental care due to cost by age group, 2015

 
 

Total sample size = 11,178. Statistical weights were applied to forgone dental care rates to ensure that survey results are representative of the state’s population. See About the Data: Minnesota Health Access Survey for more information.

Source: Minnesota Department of Health, Health Economics Program. Minnesota Health Access Survey.

 

One in five Minnesotans ages 26 to 34 years are not receiving needed dental care due to cost. In 2015, 21 percent of Minnesotans aged 26 to 34 years reported not being able to get needed dental care due to cost.


 

Minnesotans with forgone dental care due to cost by race and ethnicity, 2015

 
 

All race or ethnicity categories include individuals who report their race or ethnicity alone or in combination with another race or ethnicity. Total sample size = 11,178. Statistical weights were applied to forgone dental care rates to ensure that survey results are representative of the state’s population. See About the Data: Minnesota Health Access Survey for more information.

Source: Minnesota Department of Health, Health Economics Program. Minnesota Health Access Survey.

 

Fewer Asian Minnesotans are going without dental care. In 2015, 15 percent of Black and Hispanic Minnesotans each, 13 percent of American Indians, 12 percent of Whites and 7 percent of Asians were unable to get needed dental care due to costs. Only the rate for Asian Minnesotans differed significantly from the overall state rate.


 

Minnesotans with forgone dental care due to cost by education, 2015

 
 

For children, education level refers to that of the parent. Total sample size = 11,178. Statistical weights were applied to forgone dental care rates to ensure that survey results are representative of the state’s population. See About the Data: Minnesota Health Access Survey for more information.

Source: Minnesota Department of Health, Health Economics Program. Minnesota Health Access Survey.

 

Minnesotans without a four-year college degree are more likely to forgo needed dental care. In 2015, Minnesotans with less than a college degree (16 percent high school degree and some college education, each) reported higher rates of forgone dental care due to cost compared to those with a college degree and beyond (8 percent college graduate and 6 percent post college education).


 

Minnesotans with foregone dental care due to cost by Federal Poverty Level, 2015

 
 

Total sample size = 11,178. The Department of Health and Human Services defines the Federal Poverty Level each year for eligibility purposes of certain programs and benefits. Those above 400% of the federal poverty level have more income than those at or below 100%. Statistical weights were applied to forgone dental care rates to ensure that survey results are representative of the state’s population. See About the Data: Minnesota Health Access Survey for more information.

Source: Minnesota Department of Health, Health Economics Program. Minnesota Health Access Survey.

 

More Minnesotans at or below 300% of the federal poverty level are going without dental care. In 2015, almost 18 percent of Minnesotans 200% or below of the federal poverty level (FPL) (lower income levels) and 16 percent of Minnesotans between 201 to 300% FPL were unable to get needed dental care due to cost, compared to 7 percent of Minnesotans at or above 400% FPL.

In 2015, a family of four at 200% of the federal poverty level had a total yearly income of $48,500.00.


 

Minnesotans with forgone dental care due to cost by dental insurance status, 2015

 
 

Total sample size = 11,178. Statistical weights were applied to forgone dental care rates to ensure that survey results are representative of the state’s population. See About the Data: Minnesota Health Access Survey for more information.

Source: Minnesota Department of Health, Health Economics Program. Minnesota Health Access Survey.

 

Minnesotans without dental insurance are more likely to go without dental care. In 2015, among Minnesotans without dental insurance, 23 percent did not receive needed dental care due to cost, compared to 9 percent of Minnesotans with dental insurance.

Among those who did not have health insurance, 24.1 percent reported forgone care. Among those who did have health insurance coverage, 21.4 percent with individual coverage, 14.1 percent with public coverage and 9 percent with group coverage reported forgone care.


 

Minnesotans with forgone dental care due to cost by urban and rural residence, 2015

 
 

Total sample size = 11,178. Rural and urban classifications are based on Rural/Urban Commuting-Area taxonomy (RUCA-zip) developed by the University of Washington, Rural Health Research Center. Statistical weights were applied to forgone dental care rates to ensure that survey results are representative of the state’s population. See About the Data: Minnesota Health Access Survey for more information.

Source: Minnesota Department of Health, Health Economics Program. Minnesota Health Access Survey.

 

There are no urban-rural differences in forgone dental care. In 2015, there were no urban-rural differences in forgone dental care. Twelve percent of urban and large rural city or town residents and 11 percent of small rural town and isolated small rural town residents were unable to receive needed dental care due to cost.

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