Annual Dental Visits for Denti-Cal Recipients

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Data Source: Children Now public information request to the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics, Automated Vital Statistics System.

The annual dental visit includes the percentage and number of members, with 90 days continuous eligibility in the FFS delivery system, who received at least one dental visit within a given calendar year. Included in the selected years is the denominator 11 of 12 months of eligibility with no more than one month gap. Data requested June 2016.

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Asterisks*

An asterisk indicates that data should be interpreted with caution. Asterisks were used to note low number of events (fewer than 10) or unstable data with large confidence intervals. Data or estimates with low numbers and large confidence intervals indicate that a data point may not be a true representation of the larger population.

NA (Not Available)

Data that are not available are noted as NA. The most frequent reasons for using the NA annotation include the unavailability of longitudinal data, data suppression from the original data source due to a low number event, or statistically unstable estimates.