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Early dental visits by age and region in Alaska

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Definitions: The percent of mothers who report that their 3-year-old child visited a dentist before the child's second birthday by region; the percent of mothers who report that their 3-year-old child ever visited a dentist by region.  These are 3-year moving averages.

Data Source: Alaska Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey (CUBS) for 2012-2014 through 2017-2019, Alaska Division of Public Health's Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit.  
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/wcfh/Pages/mchepi/cubs/data.aspx

Footnotes: Three years of data were combined to minimize the unreliability of measurement due to the small number of actual events. The reported values are a moving average across three years.  For example, we report the average value across the years 2012, 2013, and 2014.

The percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the survey results so that estimates better represent the Alaska population. 

Updated January 2021