Access & Affordability
Adults without a dental visit in past year
Percent of adults age 18 and older who did not visit a dentist or dental clinic within the past year
About this data measure
- While dental health is an important part of an individual’s overall health, many people face financial barriers to receiving dental care, which can lead to unmet oral health needs. (Source: Health Affairs)
- The percentage of Rhode Island adults without a dental visit increased since 2016.
- Rhode Islanders with less than a high school education and those with a household income less than $25,000 are less likely to have a dental visit than other groups.
Data Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)