About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 20.2 percent of persons were unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary dental care due to cost in 2019

Target: 19.4 percent

Numerator
Number of persons who report not being able to obtain or having delay in obtaining needed dental care.
Denominator
Number of persons.
Target-setting method

Minimal statistical significance

Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline and Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts viewed this as an ambitious yet achievable target upon review of 10 years of analogous data.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Related, which includes objectives that have the same or a similar intent to either a measurable or developmental/archived objective in HP2020.
Revision History
Revised. 

In 2022, the data source was changed from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to the National Health Interview Survey. The baseline was revised from 4.6% in 2017 to 20.2% in 2019 and the target was revised from 4.1% to 19.4%.