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Children Aged 2-17 Who Have Had a Dental Visit Within The Past Year

Value: 85.5 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Douglas
Comparison: U.S. Value
Categories: Health / Oral Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of parents/guardians reporting that their child (age 2-17) has visited a dentist or dental clinic (for any reason) in the past year.
Why this is important: 
The health of the mouth and surrounding craniofacial (skull and face) structures is central to a person's overall health and well-being. Oral and craniofacial diseases and conditions include: dental caries (tooth decay); periodontal (gum) diseases; cleft lip and palate; oral and facial pain; and oral and pharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers. Oral health is essential to overall health. Good oral health improves a person's ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions. However, oral diseases, from cavities to oral cancer, cause pain and disability for many Americans. Good self-care, such as brushing with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, and professional treatment, is key to good oral health.
 
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is for 49.0% of children (2-17) to have a dental visit each year.

Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the national value; national data are derived from the PRC National Health Survey.
Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Time Series Data

2002: 84.5 2008: 84.4 2011: 85.5

percent

Children (2-17) With a Dental Visit Within The Past Year, by Age Group

2-5: 67.0 6-12: 94.0 13-17: 92.9 Overall: 85.5

percent

Children (2-17) With a Dental Visit Within The Past Year, by Age Group

Northeast Omaha: 93.1 Southeast Omaha: 83.4 Northwest Omaha: 79.7 Southwest Omaha: 86.4 Western Douglas County: 84.7 Overall: 85.5

percent

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Unit: percent
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Children Aged 2-17 Who Have Had a Dental Visit Within The Past Year

Value: 85.5 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Douglas
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Oral Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of parents/guardians reporting that their child (age 2-17) has visited a dentist or dental clinic (for any reason) in the past year.
Why this is important: 
The health of the mouth and surrounding craniofacial (skull and face) structures is central to a person's overall health and well-being. Oral and craniofacial diseases and conditions include: dental caries (tooth decay); periodontal (gum) diseases; cleft lip and palate; oral and facial pain; and oral and pharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers. Oral health is essential to overall health. Good oral health improves a person's ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions. However, oral diseases, from cavities to oral cancer, cause pain and disability for many Americans. Good self-care, such as brushing with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, and professional treatment, is key to good oral health.
 
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is for 49.0% of children (2-17) to have a dental visit each year.

Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Time Series Data

2002: 84.5 2008: 84.4 2011: 85.5

percent

Children (2-17) With a Dental Visit Within The Past Year, by Age Group

2-5: 67.0 6-12: 94.0 13-17: 92.9 Overall: 85.5

percent

Children (2-17) With a Dental Visit Within The Past Year, by Age Group

Northeast Omaha: 93.1 Southeast Omaha: 83.4 Northwest Omaha: 79.7 Southwest Omaha: 86.4 Western Douglas County: 84.7 Overall: 85.5

percent

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Target Met

Unit: percent
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Children Aged 2-17 Who Have Had a Dental Visit Within The Past Year

Value: 85.5 percent
Healthy People 2020 Target: 49.0 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Douglas
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target
Categories: Health / Oral Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of parents/guardians reporting that their child (age 2-17) has visited a dentist or dental clinic (for any reason) in the past year.
Why this is important: 
The health of the mouth and surrounding craniofacial (skull and face) structures is central to a person's overall health and well-being. Oral and craniofacial diseases and conditions include: dental caries (tooth decay); periodontal (gum) diseases; cleft lip and palate; oral and facial pain; and oral and pharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers. Oral health is essential to overall health. Good oral health improves a person's ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions. However, oral diseases, from cavities to oral cancer, cause pain and disability for many Americans. Good self-care, such as brushing with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, and professional treatment, is key to good oral health.
 
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is for 49.0% of children (2-17) to have a dental visit each year.

Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Time Series Data

2002: 84.5 2008: 84.4 2011: 85.5

percent

Children (2-17) With a Dental Visit Within The Past Year, by Age Group

2-5: 67.0 6-12: 94.0 13-17: 92.9 Overall: 85.5

percent

Children (2-17) With a Dental Visit Within The Past Year, by Age Group

Northeast Omaha: 93.1 Southeast Omaha: 83.4 Northwest Omaha: 79.7 Southwest Omaha: 86.4 Western Douglas County: 84.7 Overall: 85.5

percent

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