Past-Year Dental Visits More Frequent in Urban Versus Rural Areas

Nearly two-thirds of adults have had a dental visit within the past 12 months, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

Amy E. Cha, Ph.D., and Robin A. Cohen, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, used data from the 2019 National Health Interview Survey (adults aged 18 to 64 years) to assess urban-rural differences in dental care use in the past 12 months.

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